Racing

Peggy Jean wins the G1 Sires' Produce for Myboycharlie

Filed on 13 Apr 2014 @ 16:34

Australia, 12 April 2014

Peggy Jean (Myboycharlie) won Saturday's Group One ATC Sires' Produce Stakes at Randwick, becoming the first Group One winner for her sire Myboycharlie as well as Sydney based syndication company Triple Crown.

Problems at the start cannot dent Aintree's achievement

Filed on 11 Apr 2014 @ 07:02

The result of the National itself can only be described as ‘bookmaker friendly’. Pineau De Re was one of those horses that simply slips through the punters’ net, despite his victory in the Ulster National when trained by Philip Fenton. It was certainly a bold move to buy him at the age of ten, which is what owner John Provan did, thinking in terms of a Midlands or a Scottish National. Trainer Dr Richard Newland would not have been known to many casual onlookers and, now 11, Pineau De Re was two or three years older than the preferred age for Aintree heroes.

Kingston Hill heads 15 second entries for the Derby

Filed on 10 Apr 2014 @ 13:03

Last season's Racing Post Trophy winner Kingston Hill has been added at a cost of £8,000 to the field for the 2014 Investec Derby. A further 15 horses were added today, meaning 133 horses now go forward for the premier Classic, worth £1,325,000 and run over a mile and a half at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 7.

Inglis Easter Yearling Sale concludes

Filed on 10 Apr 2014 @ 12:59

Australia, 10 April 2014

Final clearance rate hits 83% as Session II sets new record average

The 2014 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale concluded its three day run on Thursday with an 83% clearance rate in Session I and records eclipsed in Session II.

Street Cry colt sells for $1.5m at Inglis

Filed on 9 Apr 2014 @ 17:28

Australia, 9 April 2014

Clearance rate hits 81% as median holds steady from last year

The second session of the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale in Sydney on Wednesday saw another session of competitive bidding with the overall clearance of 81% the best at the end of Day Two in over five years.

Flying Officer wins the Further Flight Stakes

Filed on 9 Apr 2014 @ 15:24

In-form Gosden strikes at Nottingham

The Listed totepool EBF Stallions Barry Hills Further Flight Stakes over 1m 6f at Nottingham on Wedensday was won by the John Gosden-trained Flying Officer (Dynaformer), who beat the Nicky Henderson-trained Earth Amber by half a length. High Jinx was third.

Warren goes to $1.6m for Fastnet Rock colt as Inglis Easter opens

Filed on 8 Apr 2014 @ 11:28

Australia, 8 April 2014

Positive start to yearling sale as clearance rate hits 74%

The 2014 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale got underway on Tuesday with a positive day's trade that saw 124 lots sold for an aggregate of $34,815,000 at an average of $280,766, which compares well with the average of $282,705 in the first session last year, which was boosted with the $5m sale of a half brother to Black Caviar.

Rizeena heads straight to the Guineas after sparkling gallop

Filed on 8 Apr 2014 @ 10:45

Last season's Moyglare Stud Stakes winner Rizeena (Iffraaj), who was second to the ill-fated Breeders' Cup winner Chriselliam in the Fillies' Mile on her final start last year, is to head straight to the Qipco 1000 Guineas after pleasing connections in a gallop at Newmarket on Tuesday morning.

Half brother to Tapit tops Keeneland April at $1m

Filed on 8 Apr 2014 @ 08:05

Keeneland, 7 April 2014

Average rises to $231,000, though only 38 lots sold as 70 withdrawn

A Malibu Moon half-brother to Grade One winner and leading sire Tapit sold for $1 million to top the 22nd annual Keeneland April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale on Monday. He was purchased by the partnership of Gainesway, Greg Goodman’s Mt. Brilliant Farm and Robert LaPenta.

Zebedee becomes the first freshman sire to get off the mark

Filed on 8 Apr 2014 @ 07:57

Stallion statistics: Zebedee | LEading first crop sires 2014

Tally Ho Stud's freshman sire Zebedee got off the mark with his first winner when Magical Roundabout held on to deny Fine Prince by a length and a half on debut in the Bristish Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes at Windsor on Monday.

Kingman heads Greenham Stakes entries

Filed on 7 Apr 2014 @ 14:07

The unbeaten Classic hope Kingman (Invincible Spirit) heads a strong entry of 20 for the Group Three Aon Greenham Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.

The Solario Stakes winner is using the seven furlong Group Three as a prep race for the QIPCO 2000 Guineas on May 3.

Smoking Sun quickens to take the Prix d'Harcourt

Filed on 7 Apr 2014 @ 07:21

The Pascal Bary-trained Smoking sun (Smart Strike) won the Group Two Prix d'Harcourt at Longchamp on Sunday, quickening out wide under Stephane Pasquier, taking the lead a furlong from home and being kept up to his work to see off Norse King. Triple Threat was third.

Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente retired with tendon injury

Filed on 7 Apr 2014 @ 07:16

Australia, 7 April 2014

LAst season's Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente (Monsun) has been retired from racing after suffering a tendon injury when finishing third behind Silent achiever in the Group One BMW at Rosehill on Saturday.

Azamour put down after box injury

Filed on 6 Apr 2014 @ 08:29

Stallion statistics: Azamour

The Aga Khan's stallion Azamour was put down at Gilltown Stud on Saturday after sustaining a serious injury in his box. Despite the best efforts of both vets and attending staff, the four time Group One winner had to be euthanised on humane grounds.

California Chrome demolishes Santa Anita Derby field

Filed on 6 Apr 2014 @ 08:17

Santa Anita, 6 April 2014

Lucky Pulpit colt earns Kentucky Derby favouritism

Trainer Art Sherman had a close-up view of what it takes to win the Kentucky Derby as an 18-year-old workout rider when Swaps won the 1955 Run for the Roses. Nearly 60 years later, Sherman is taking his own colt to Louisville as the early Derby favourite after California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit) romped to a 5 ¼-length victory in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on Saturday, a race Swaps won by a half-length before he went on to Kentucky Derby glory.

Callaghan's Fashion Plate makes all in the Santa Anita Oaks

Filed on 6 Apr 2014 @ 08:15

Santa Anita, 6 April 2014

In a scintillating gate to wire performance, the Simon Callaghan-trained Fashion Plate (Old Fashioned), with Gary Stevens up, took Saturday’s Grade One Santa Anita Oaks by 1 ¼ lengths over favored Ria Antonia and thus stamped herself as the West Coast’s best hope to win the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs May 2.

Rosalind and Room Service dead heat in the G1 Ashland

Filed on 6 Apr 2014 @ 08:09

Keeneland, 6 April 2014

Landaluce Educe Stables’ Rosalind (More Than Ready) and Gary and Mary West’s homebred Room Service (Broken Vow) could not be separated after a stretch duel to win in the 77th running of the Grade One Central Bank Ashland for three-year-old fillies on Saturday afternoon at Keeneland.

Wicked Strong bursts clear in the Wood Memorial

Filed on 6 Apr 2014 @ 08:06

Aqueduct, 6 April 2014

Son of Hard Spun enters Kentucky Derby picture as favoured Social Inclusion third

Wicked Strong (Hard Spun) barreled down the middle of the track to pass Samraat and favored Social Inclusion in midstretch and went onto a 3 ½-length victory in the 90th running of the Grade One, $1 million TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack to stamp himself a major contender for the Kentucky Derby.

Dads Caps dictates in the Carter Handicap

Filed on 6 Apr 2014 @ 08:04

Aqueduct, 6 April 2014

Dads Caps (Discreet Cat), allowed to dictate a modest pace, gave himself, jockey Luis Contreras, and trainer Rudy Rodriguez their first Grade One victories with a 1 ½-length win over Sahara Sky in the $500,000 Carter Handicap for sprinters three-years-old and up on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Pineau De Re wins the Grand National for Newland

Filed on 5 Apr 2014 @ 20:16

Dr Richard Newland and John Provan have been friends for 25 years and their longheld dream of training and owning the winner of the Crabbie's Grand National became reality on Saturday when 25/1 shot Pineau De Re landed the big prize in the hands of Leighton Aspell.

Balder Succes battles to Maghull victory

Filed on 5 Apr 2014 @ 20:12

Trainer Alan King was over the moon with the performance of Balder Succes after the 7/2 shot produced a fine round of jumping to win the Grade One Doom Bar Maghull Novices' Chase at Aintree this afternoon.

Coral Cup winner Whisper steps up to Grade One company

Filed on 5 Apr 2014 @ 20:10

Welsh Champion Hurdle second and Coral Cup winner Whisper took the rise to Grade One company in his stride with victory in the Silver Cross Stayers' Hurdle at Aintree on Saturday.

Trained by Nicky Henderson and ridden by Barry Geraghty, the 4/1 chance got the better of 11/8 favourite At Fishers Cross to prove his stamina over the extended three-mile trip.

Mossfun wins the Golden Slipper

Filed on 5 Apr 2014 @ 20:05

Australia, 5 April 2014

Mossfun (Mossman) won the Group One ATC Golden Slipper Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday, the world’s richest two-year-old race.

“It is hard to get a two-year-old let alone a filly like this. She was bought for $85,000. We’re pretty excited and jubilant at the moment but I still don’t think it has really sunk in yet,” said Michael Hawkes, who trains the filly with father John and brother Wayne.

NZ mare Silent Achiever registers G1 hat-trick in the BMW

Filed on 5 Apr 2014 @ 20:01

Australia, 5 April 2014

New Zealand mare Silent Achiever (O'Reilly) registered her third straight Group One and made amends for her narrow loss 12 months earlier with a dominant win in the $1.5m Group One The BMW (2400m) at Rosehill on Saturday, beating Fiorente and It's A Dundeel.

Boston Bob gets up in the Melling Chase

Filed on 4 Apr 2014 @ 16:41

With Ruby Walsh out injured after a fall at the Cheltenham Festival, Paul Townend proved a more than able deputy aboard Boston Bob when riding the Andrea and Graham Wylie-owned nine-year-old to victory in the Betfred Melling Chase. The pair overhauled the Paul Nicholls-trained Rolling Aces, who went down by three and a quarter lengths in second.