Dubawi's New Bay wins the Prix du Jockey-Club

Filed on 31 May 2015 @ 15:21

18th Group One winner for Dubawi

The Andre Fabre-trained three-year-old New Bay (Dubawi) registered a decisive win in the Group One Prix Du Jockey Club at Chantilly on Sunday, giving his sire Dubawi his 18th Group One winner.

Muthmir gets up in the Prix du Gros-Chene

Filed on 31 May 2015 @ 15:13

The William Haggas-trained Muthmir (Invincible Spirit) collared Catcall to win the Group Two Prix Du Gros-Chene at Chantilly on Sunday, finding top gear under Paul Hanagan once through a gap and clear. Catcall powered home on the outside, but it was Muthmir that got the verdict. Spirit Quartz was third.

Duramente completes Japanese Guineas - Derby double

Filed on 31 May 2015 @ 15:10

Japan, 31 May 2015

Duramente (King Kamehameha) gave a solid performance and with much style as he captured his second Triple Crown title in the 82nd running of the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby). Improving with every run since his debut in October last year, the speedy colt, in addition to becoming the 23rd colt to claim the first two legs of the Triple Crown, renewed the race record, previously held by his sire King Kamehameha in 2004, by 0.1 seconds.

War Front's Helene Super Star wins the Champions & Chater Cup

Filed on 31 May 2015 @ 15:04

Hong Kong, 31 May 2015

Tony Cruz left Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday with a hat-trick of Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup wins securely tied-up but it was Helene Super Star (War Front) and not the trainer’s perceived prime hope, Blazing Speed, that claimed the Group One honour.

Spanish Queen rallies to win the American Oaks

Filed on 31 May 2015 @ 09:36

Santa Anita, 30 May 2015

California-bred Spanish Queen (Tribal Rule) called upon her considerable class to rally three wide turning for home en route to a three quarter length win in Saturday’s Grade One American Oaks at Santa Anita. Ridden by Brice Blanc and trained by Richard Baltas, who celebrated his 54th birthday, the three-year-old filly by the late Tribal Rule negotiated 1 ¼ miles on turf in 2:01.93 and stamped herself as one of the nation’s top three-year-old fillies.

Adaay reverses form with Limato in the Sandy Lane Stakes

Filed on 30 May 2015 @ 17:05

The William Haggas-trained Adaay (Kodiac) won the Group Two Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock on Saturday, reversing from with the previously unbeaten Limato, shwoing a sharp turn of foot in the final furlong to go clear, holding Limato - who couldn't show his customary turn of foot on the rain-softened going - by a length, with New Providence a head back in third.

Street Cry's Winx lands the Queensland Oaks

Filed on 30 May 2015 @ 17:03

Australia, 30 May 2015

Chris Waller secured his 13th Group One victory of the season when exciting filly Winx (Street Cry) broke through for her first win at the highest level in Saturday’s Queensland Oaks (2200m) at Doomben.

Treve cruises home in the Prix Corrida

Filed on 29 May 2015 @ 13:53

Dual Arc winner Treve (Motivator) made a winning start to her five-year-old career when bounding clear in impressive style to win the Group Two Prix Corrida at Saint-Cloud on Friday. Group One Prix de l'Opera winner We Are was second, four lengths adrift.

Western Hymn gets up in Brigadier Gerard thriller

Filed on 28 May 2015 @ 19:37

Prince of Wales and Eclipse Stakes on the agenda for High Chaparral colt

The John Gosden-trained Western Hymn (High Chaparral) won the Group Three Cantor Fitzgerald Research Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Sandown on Thursday, getting the better of the tenacious pacesetter Arab Spring in a thrilling renewal of the race.

Vent De Force makes all in the Henry II Stakes

Filed on 28 May 2015 @ 19:33

Son of Hurricane Run heads to the Gold Cup

The Hughie Morrison-trained Vent De Force (Hurricane Run) made all the running under Richard Hughes to win the Group Three Cantor Fitzgerald Investment Trusts Henry II Stakes at Sandown on Thursday, seeing off Chester Cup winner Trip To Paris by a length and three-quarters.

King Of Rooks bursts five lengths clear at Sandown

Filed on 28 May 2015 @ 19:28

Norfolk Stakes the likely target for smart son of Acclamation

The Richard Hannon-trained King Of Rooks (Acclamation) ran out the ready winner of the Listed Cantor Fitzgerald Debt Capital Markets National Stakes at Sandown on Thursday evening, taking control of the five furlong contest under Richard Hughes and quickening smartly a furlong out, passing the post five lengths clear of Buratino with Steady Pace another length back in third.

Strong Japanese entry in the Irish Champion Stakes

Filed on 28 May 2015 @ 07:07

Gleneagles the hot favourite for 10f Leopardstown showpiece

Seven Japanese entries feature among a strong overseas challenge of 32 horses for the €1.1 million QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes on the opening day of Longines Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown on Saturday, September 12th, 2015.

Solow and Gleneagles head Sussex Stakes entry of 93

Filed on 28 May 2015 @ 07:03

The Qatar Sussex Stakes, the £1-million highlight of the Qatar Goodwood Festival this summer, has attracted a worldwide entry of 39 and takes place on Wednesday, July 29. The Group One mile contest sees its total prize fund more than treble in 2015, having been worth £300,000 in 2014.

Sir Isaac Newton gets off the mark at Gowran

Filed on 28 May 2015 @ 07:00

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Sir Isaac Newton bounced back from an unexpected defeat at Chester last time to register his first career win in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden at Gowran Park on Wednesday.

Found could yet be supplemented to the Derby

Filed on 27 May 2015 @ 07:21

Coolmore's British representative Kevin Buckley attended the Breakfast With The Stars event at Epsom on Tuesday and outlined plans for the Irish Stud's runners in the Investec Oaks and Investec Derby.

Sumbal and Karpino could be supplemented for the Derby as Elm Park works well

Filed on 27 May 2015 @ 07:16

Qatar Racing and Pearl Bloodstock could have an extremely strong representation in the Investec Derby on 6 June, with Elm Park engaged in the race, and Prix Greffulhe winner Sumbal and German 2000 Guineas winner Karpino possibles to be supplemented.

Golden Horn and Jack Hobbs please Gosden in Epsom work

Filed on 27 May 2015 @ 07:13

John Gosden's Investec Derby hopefuls Golden Horn and Jack Hobbs are the 13/8 favourite and 6/1 for the Epsom Classic after going through their paces at the track's Breakfast with the Stars event on Tuesday.

Cape Cross's Karpino impressive in the German 2,000 Guineas

Filed on 26 May 2015 @ 07:18

The Andreas Wohler-trained Karpino (Cape Cross) extended his unbeaten record when winning the Group Two Mehl Mulhens Rennen - the German 2000 Guineas - at Cologne on Monday, extending clear of his rivals under Oisin Murphy to pass the post four and a half lengths clear of Fanciful Angel.

Al Kazeem back to Group One winning ways

Filed on 24 May 2015 @ 15:20

Son of Dubawi claims Tattersalls Gold Cup thriller

The Group One Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh on Sunday saw the Roger Charlton-trained Al Kazeem (Dubawi) register his first win since his comeback from an abortive stud career, pushing his way though a gap to take the lead, holding off Fascinating Rock.

Pleascach sees off Found in the Irish 1,000 Guineas

Filed on 24 May 2015 @ 15:17

Sixth Group One winner for Teofilo

The Jim Bolger-trained Pleascach (Teofilo) won the Group One Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh on Sunday, seeing off last season's champion juvenile filly Found by half a length. Devonshire outran his odds of 33-1 to take third.

Queen's Jewel and Solow give Wertheimers Longchamp Group One double

Filed on 24 May 2015 @ 14:40

The Wertheimer brothers, trainer Freddy Head and jockey Maxime Guyon teamed up for a memorable double at Longchamp on Sunday, with Queens Jewel (Pivotal) retaining her unbeaten record when winning the Group One Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary half an hour before Solow (Singspiel) was a wide margin winner of the Group One Prix d'Ispahan.

Curvy sees off Canaletto in the Gallinule

Filed on 24 May 2015 @ 14:11

Ribblesdale the target for Galileo filly

The Group Three Gallinule Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday saw Ballydoyle's even money favourite Giovanni Canaletto suffer a reverse at the hands of David Wachman's Curvy (Galileo).

Deep Imapct's Mikki Queen wins the Japanese Oaks

Filed on 24 May 2015 @ 14:00

Japan, 24 May 2015

Third favorite Mikki Queen (Deep Impact) with jockey Suguru Hamanaka on board displayed a furious stretch drive to capture this year’s Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) and marked her first graded triumph in her fifth career-start.

Gleneagles completes Classic double in the Irish 2,000 Guineas

Filed on 24 May 2015 @ 08:38

Galileo colt labours in yielding ground

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Gleneagles (Galileo) completed a Classic double at the Curragh on Saturday when adding the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas to his victory in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket earlier this month.

Pearl Secret powers to Temple Stakes victory

Filed on 24 May 2015 @ 08:30

The David Barron-trained Pearl Secret (Compton Place) registered the first Group race victory of his career when winning the Group Two Temple Stakes at Haydock, a race in which he was second to Hot Streak last year. The six-year-old took command from Goldream and Take Cover but had to hold on to deny the late thrust from Jack Dexter.