Silviniaco Conti tops the Jumps Classifications

Filed on 20 May 2014 @ 11:07

Novice chase champions rate highly in Anglo-Irish Classifications

Last season's King George and Betfred Bowl winner Silviniaco Conti has today been named as the highest rated Chaser in Britain and Ireland in 2013-2014 in the annual Anglo-Irish Jump Classifications.

Leading Light makes winning return in the Vintage Crop Stakes

Filed on 19 May 2014 @ 07:14

St Leger winner to be aimed at the Gold Cup

Last year's St Leger winner Leading Light (Montjeu) returned to action on Sunday, winning the Group Three Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan, joining the pacesetting Royal Diamond half a mile out, taking command in the middle of the track and responding well when asked to go three lengths clear.

Lucky Lion lands the German 2,000 Guineas

Filed on 19 May 2014 @ 07:12

High Chaparral colt wins the Mehl Mulhens-Rennen

Lucky Lion (High Chaparral) won the the Group Two Mehl Mulhens-Rennen in Cologne on Sunday, the German 2,000 Guineas. The improving colt headed to Cologne having won the Group Three Grosser Preis Des Krefelder Rennclub 1997 – Dr. Busch-Memorial at Krefeld in April, after breaking his maiden at the same course a month earlier.

Dylan Mouth remains unbeaten after Derby Italiano victory

Filed on 19 May 2014 @ 07:09

A competitive renewal of the Group Two Derby Italiano at Rome on Sunday saw 15 runners lining, but one starter proved much too good for the opposition with Dylan Thomas’s unbeaten son Dylan Mouth (Dylan Thomas) continuing trainer Stefano Botti's fine run in the race.

Deep Impact's Verxina registers repeat Victoria Mile win

Filed on 19 May 2014 @ 07:06

Japan, 18 May 2014

Sent to post 11th favorite for her low-key efforts since her victory in the 2013 version of this race, Verxina (Deep Impact) bounced back to accomplish a back-to-back Victoria Mile victories on Sunday, the first in its relatively short history as a Grade One mile-race for fillies and mares.

Shamardal's Dan Excel outclasses Singapore Cup rivals

Filed on 19 May 2014 @ 07:02

Singapore, 18 May 2014

International win for Dunboyne Express as was

Shamardal's son Dan Excel stormed to victory in the Group One Singapore Airlines International Cup at Kranji on Sunday. Settled in second position on the rail under Tommy Berry, Dan Excel responded superbly when asked to quicken in the home straight and romped home to win by two lengths.

California Chrome scores dominant Preakness win

Filed on 18 May 2014 @ 08:38

Pimlico, 18 May 2014

Son of Lucky Pulpit heads to the Belmont to seek Triple Crown glory

California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit) continued on his quest for a Triple Crown sweep Saturday at Pimlico Race Course, scoring a dominating victory in the Grade One Preakness Stakes.

Olympic Glory earns his third Group One in the Lockinge

Filed on 17 May 2014 @ 19:18

200th Group One win for Frankie Dettori

Frankie Dettori registered the 200th Group One of his career when piloting the Richard Hannon-trained Olympic Glory (Choisir) to an easy win in the JLT Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday. Sandown Mile winner Tullius kept on to finish second, with the Aidan O'Brien-trained Verrazano in third.

Wise Dan undergoes colic surgery

Filed on 16 May 2014 @ 16:54

America's Horse of the Year Wise Dan has undergone emergency surgery for a bout of colic. The seven-year-old gelding reportedly showed signs of the ailment after a routine piece of work on Friday morning.

Gospel Choir on top in the Yorkshire Cup

Filed on 16 May 2014 @ 13:54

Second Group Two for son of Galileo as Tac De Boistron takes second

The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Gospel Choir broke through with a maiden Pattern win in the Group Two Jockey Club Stakes a fortnight ago, and backed that up here, travelling smoothly before emreging from a wall of horses, holding off Solario Stakes winner Tac De Boistron in a tight verdict.

Volume makes all for Newbury Listed win

Filed on 16 May 2014 @ 13:31

The Luca Cumani-trained Volume made all to win the Listed Swettenham Stud Fillies' Trial at Newbury on Friday, seeing off the challenge of Lahinch Classics to win going away. Hadaatha ran on to take third.

Patience Alexander bursts clear in the Marygate Stakes

Filed on 16 May 2014 @ 12:56

Queen Mary the target for Kodiac filly

The David Evans-trained Patience Alexander looks set to line up in the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot after winning the Listed Langleys Solicitors Marygate Stakes over five furlongs at York on Friday. The daughter of Kodiak burst clear under Jim Crowley, seeing off Tiggy Wiggy by half a length, with the pair clear of Zuhoor Baynoona in thrid.

The Grey Gatsby gets the verdict in the Dante Stakes

Filed on 16 May 2014 @ 09:07

The form of the 2000 Guineas received a boost when the tenth horse home The Grey Gatsby (Mastercraftsman) won the Group Two Betfred Dante Stakes at York on Thursday, holding off impressive Windsor maiden winner Arod and Feilden Stakes winner True Story in a thrilling finish.

Ambivalent battles to Middleton victory

Filed on 16 May 2014 @ 09:02

The Roger Varian-trained Ambivalent (Authorized) showed a willing attitude to land the Group Two "Betfred £10 Million Scoop6 This Saturday" Middleton Stakes at York on Thursday, battling back once headed by Secret Gesture to land the race in which she was second to Dalkala last year.

Teofilo's Tarfasha makes Oaks case with Blue Wind victory

Filed on 15 May 2014 @ 07:31

In-form trainer Dermot Weld saw his filly Tarfasha (Teofilo) enter the picture for the Investec oaks with an impressive victory in the Group Three Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Blue Wind Stakes at Naas on Wedensday, cruising past her rivals to win by an eased-down three and a three-quarter lengths from We'll Go Walking.

Maarek defies penalty to win the Duke of York Stakes

Filed on 14 May 2014 @ 14:20

Wednesday Group double for Pivotal

The Evanna McCutcheon-trained Maarek (Pivotal) defied a penalty incurred when winning last season's Group One Prix de l'Abbaye to win the Group Two Duke of York Stakes at York on Wednesday, bursting clear under Declan McDonagh to beat Asaire by half a length. Es Que Love was third.

Madame Chiang takes command in the Musidora

Filed on 14 May 2014 @ 13:48

First Group winner for Archipenko

The David Simcock-trained Madame Chiang (Archipenko), a once-raced Yarmouth maiden winner, came with a strong late run under Kieren Fallon to win the Group Three Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York on Wednesday, getting the better of Lily Rules to win by 1 1/4 lengths, with Regardez 2 1/2 lengths back in third.

Oaks possible Shamkala wins the Prix Cleopatre

Filed on 14 May 2014 @ 12:59

The Alain de Royer-Dupre-trained Shamkala (Pivotal) won her Classic trial at Saint-Cloud on Wednesday, beating Amour A Papa in the Group Three Prix Cleopatre. Hug And A Kiss was third.

Meydan to replace Tapeta with dirt

Filed on 14 May 2014 @ 09:43

Meydan racecourse in Dubai is to install a dirt surface, replacing the Tapeta surface that has been in place since the track opened. Next season's Dubai world Cup will be run on dirt for the first time since Nad al Sheba closed five years ago.

True Story heads six Dante Stakes entries

Filed on 14 May 2014 @ 08:18

Windsor maiden winner Arod to test Classic credentials

The Group Two Betfred Dante Stakes at York on Thursday has attracted six runners headed by Godolphin's facile Feilden Stakes victor True Story (Saeed bin Suroor), who is the 11/2 second favourite for the Investec Derby. His participation rests on ground conditions improving at York.

Australia delighting O'Brien in Derby build-up

Filed on 12 May 2014 @ 14:39

Trainer Aidan O'Brien hosted a media morning at Ballydoyle stables in Co Tipperary on Monday ahead of the Group One £1.325 million Investec Derby, run over a mile and a half on Saturday, June 7. This year O'Brien's leading hope is Australia, the red-hot 11/8 favourite with Coral, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival.

Imagining wins the Man o' War

Filed on 12 May 2014 @ 07:47

New York, 12 May 2014

Shug McGaughey wins Belmont Grade One for third time in three years

Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey won the Grade One Man o' War at Belmont Park on Sunday afternoon with Imagining (Giant's Causeway), the third different horse he's saddled to victory in the race in as many years.

Karakontie holds on for French Guineas success

Filed on 11 May 2014 @ 19:36

Lagadere winner lands the odds in Poule d'Essai des Poulains

Last season's Group One Prix Jean-Luc Lagadere winner Karakontie (Bernstein) won the Group One Poule d'Essai des Poulains at Longchamp on Sunday, showing an impressive turn of foot to burst clear of his rivals, holding on on the run to the line to beat Prestige Vendome. Pornichet was third.

Avenir Certain gives Le Havre a first crop Classic winner

Filed on 11 May 2014 @ 19:31

Unbeaten Rouget-trained filly wins the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches

Unbeaten filly Avenir Certain (Le Havre) gave her sire Le Havre a first crop Classic winner when running out the impressive winner of the Group One Poule d'Essai des Pouliches at Longchamp on Sunday, showing a useful turn of foot to pass the post a length and a quarter clear of Veda with Xcellence a further two and a half lengths back in third.

Fascinating Rock awarded the Derrinstown Derby Trial

Filed on 11 May 2014 @ 19:28

BAllysax Stakes winner Fascinating Rock (Fastnet Rock) won the Group Two Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown on Sunday, being awarded the race in the stewards' room after first-past-the-post Ebanoran was demoted to second.