Racing

Postponed prevails in the Juddmonte International

Filed on 18 Aug 2016 @ 08:23

The Roger Varian-trained Postponed (Dubawi) won the Group One Juddmonte International at York on Wednesday, cruising to the front two furlongs out, but after drifting to his right, having to battle to see off Mutakayef, who emerged from thee pack, but was denied room for his challenge on the stands' rail, and Highland Reel, who eventually took second, a length and a quarter down.

Idaho states St Leger case with Great Voltigeur victory

Filed on 18 Aug 2016 @ 08:19

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Idaho (Galileo), third in the Derby and second in the Irish Derby, stayed on well to beat his stablemate Housesofparliament in the Grou[ Two Great Voltigeur at York on Wednesday, cementing his position at the head of the market for the Ladbrokes St Leger next month.

Syphax surges to Acomb Stakes success

Filed on 18 Aug 2016 @ 08:12

The Kevin Ryan-trained Syphax (Arch) came with a late run to win the Group Three Tattersalls Acomb Stakes at York on Wednesday, overcoming early greenness to get the better Godolphin's Best Of Days, who had looked the likely winner a furlong out, but failed to make his advantage tell, going down by a nexk. Lockheed was third.

Galileo filly ex Prudenzia sells for €1.4m at Arqana August

Filed on 16 Aug 2016 @ 08:36

The Arqana August Yearling Sale saw decreases in aggregate and average from last year's record figures for Part I of the catalogue. After Monday's second session, 81% of the 172 yearlings led through the ring over the two days were sold, up from 76% in 2015, and they returned €29,861,000, a 7% slip from a year ago but still higher than any previous Part I gross. The cumulated average is €213,293, down 13% from the record-breaking 2015 edition.

Almanzor impresses in Deauville return

Filed on 16 Aug 2016 @ 08:26

Irish Champion plan for son of Wootton Bassett after confirming form with Zarak

Prix du Jockey-Club winner Almanzor (Woottton Bassett) made an impressive return to action, winning the Group Two Prix Guillaume d'Ornano at Deauville on Monday by a length from Zarak, a son of the great racemare Zarkava and second to Almanzor in the Chantilly Classic.

FRankel colt tops Arqana August opener at €850,000

Filed on 15 Aug 2016 @ 09:01

Clearance rate hits 83% at Deauville

Sunday's opening night of the 2016 Arqana August Yearling Sale saw some solid trade from a broad variety of international buyers, with several newcomers making their presence felt on the Deauville market. 83% of the 91 yearlings on offer changed hands, a clearance rate up almost 12 points from last year’s initial session.

Ribchester lands the Prix Jacques le Marois

Filed on 15 Aug 2016 @ 08:57

Ribchester (Iffraaj) ran on well to win the Group One Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois over the straight mile at Deauville on Sunday.

Mondialiste wins the Arlington Million for O'Meara

Filed on 15 Aug 2016 @ 08:54

Arlington Park, 14 August 2016

Geoff and Sandra Turnbull’s globetrotting six-year-old Mondialiste (Galileo) proved he was more than just a miler when producing a stout rally down the outside in the stretch to post a neck win in Saturday’s Grade One Arlington Million at Arlington International Racecourse.

The Gurkha undergoes emergency surgery

Filed on 15 Aug 2016 @ 08:51

Sussex Stakes winner The Gurkha has undergone surgery after meeting with a setback.

Owners Coolmore Stud announced on Twitter on Saturday: "Classic-winning miler The Gurkha, last seen winning the Sussex, has met with a further setback.

Richard Pankhurst bounces back in the Hungerford Stakes

Filed on 15 Aug 2016 @ 08:45

2014 Chesham Stakes winner Richard Pankhurst (Raven's Pass) bounced back to his best to spring a surprise in the Group Two Betfred Hungerford Stakes at Newbury, Saturday, August 13.

Wildenstein dispersal to feature 110 horses at Goffs

Filed on 9 Aug 2016 @ 08:56

Goffs has been appointed to handle The Wildenstein Stables Ltd Dispersal. The world class draft of 110 horses features mares (27), foals (20), yearlings (19), and horses in training (44). The dispersal will be handled by The Castlebridge Consignment and takes place during the Goffs Orby and November Sales, with the yearlings and horses in training being offered at the end of the second day of the Orby Sale in an exclusive stand-alone section, whilst the mares and foals will be offered at the November Foal and Breeding Stock Sale.

Signs Of Blessing makes all in the Prix Maurice de Gheest

Filed on 9 Aug 2016 @ 08:45

The Francois Rohaut-trained Signs Of Blessing (Invincible Spirit) made all to win the Group One Prix Maurice de Ghesst at Deauville on Sunday, a race marred by the death of Hong Kong champion Gold-Fun lost his life.

Caravaggio bounds four lengths clear in the Phoenix Stakes

Filed on 9 Aug 2016 @ 08:41

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Coventry Stakes winner Caravaggio (Scat Daddy) ran out the dominant winner of the Group One Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday, pulling four lengths clear of his rivals under Seamus Heffernan at odds of 1-8.

Qemah authoritative in the Prix Rothschild

Filed on 1 Aug 2016 @ 07:38

Coronation Stakes winner Qemah (Danehill Dancer) ran out an authoritative winner of the Group One Prix Rothschild at Deauville on Sunday, showing a fine turn of foot in the final 200m to beat Volta and Steip Amach.

Dancing Star emulates Lochsong in the Stewards' Cup

Filed on 1 Aug 2016 @ 07:34

Dancing Star (Aqlaam) became the first filly since Lochsong to win the Qatar Stewards' Cup after the Andrew Balding-trained three-year-old ran out the impressive winner of the £250,000 six-furlong dash at the Qatar Goodwood Festival on Saturday.

Minding grinds to sixth G1 win in the Nassau Stakes

Filed on 1 Aug 2016 @ 07:30

Star filly Minding (Galileo), the world's joint best-three-year-old filly beforehand, secured her sixth Group One success in the Group One Qatar Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Saturday, Europe's richest race for fillies and mares.

Take Cover makes all in the King George Stakes

Filed on 29 Jul 2016 @ 16:40

Trainer David Griffiths was wreathed in smiles following 8/1 chance Take Cover's (Singspiel) pillar to post victory in the Group Two Qatar King George Stakes worth £312,100 at the Qatar Goodwood Festival on Friday.

Franklin D lands the odds in the Betfred Mile

Filed on 29 Jul 2016 @ 16:38

Michael Bell and owner Bill Gredley completed a notable double at Glorious Goodwood as the well-backed Franklin D (Medaglia d'Oro) (7/4 favourite) was the head winner of the £150,000 Betfred Mile Handicap, adding to the success of Big Orange in yesterday's Group Two Qatar Goodwood Cup.

Thikriyaat strikes in the Thoroughbred Stakes

Filed on 29 Jul 2016 @ 14:52

Thikriyaat (Azamour) had to negotiate a tricky passage in the home straight of the Group Three Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Friday and jockey Paul Hanagan had to wait a long time for a gap to appear before the pair could make their winning run in the final furlong. The 9/4 favourite responded well to his rider's urgings though and battled well to get past stablemate Forge in the dying strides to record a comfortable half-length success.

Kings Fete steps up with Glorious Stakes victory

Filed on 29 Jul 2016 @ 14:21

The well-backed 5/2 favourite Kings Fete (King's Best), trained by Sir Michael Stoute, ran out a three-quarter length winner of the Group Three Betfred Glorious Stakes, the first race on day four of Glorious Goodwood.

California stays on to win the Lillie Langtry

Filed on 28 Jul 2016 @ 15:59

Trainer John Gosden was happy with the performance of Ascot handicap winner California (Azamour) after the 9/2 shot stayed on well to land the Group Three Markel Insurance Fillies' Stakes by a length at Glorious Goodwood on Thursday.

Big Orange doubles up int he Goodwood Cup

Filed on 28 Jul 2016 @ 15:57

The Michael Bell-trained Big Orange (Duke Of Marmalade) became the first horse since Double Trigger (1997 and 1998) to retain the Qatar Goodwood Cup following a gutsy length and a quarter success in the Group Two contest on Thursday.

Yalta back to his best in the Molecomb

Filed on 27 Jul 2016 @ 16:11

Yalta (Exceed And Excel) surprised trainer Mark Johnston by running out the commanding three length winner of the Group Three Victoria Racing Club Molecomb Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Wednesday.

The Gurkha pounces to beat Galileo Gold in the Sussex Stakes

Filed on 27 Jul 2016 @ 16:07

The Aidan O'Brien-trained The Gurkha (Galileo) won the Group One Qatar Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Wednesday, tracking his old rival Galileo Gold before pouncing in the final furlong to win by a ncek. Ribchester came with a flying late run to take third.

Ulysses bounces back in the Gordon Stakes

Filed on 27 Jul 2016 @ 14:50

Trainer Sir Michael Stoute was delighted with the performance of Ulysses (Galileo) after the 9/2 second-favourite ran out the impressive half-length winner of the BeringIce Gordon Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Wednesday.