Racing

Fenomeno defends his Tenno Sho (Spring) title

Filed on 4 May 2014 @ 14:05

Japan, 4 May 2014

Fast ground tells against Red Cadeaux

Last Year’s victor Fenomeno (Stay Gold) defended his title by holding off a strong challenge by Win Variation and Hokko Brave to become the third horse in JRA history to claim the Tenno Sho (Spring) title for two consecutive years.

California Chrome takes command in the Kentucky Derby

Filed on 4 May 2014 @ 14:01

Churchill Downs, 4 May 2014

Steven Coburn and Perry Martin's favored California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit), ridden by Victor Espinoza, took command at the head of the stretch en route to a 1 3/4-length victory over Commanding Curve to win the 140th running of the Grade One Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands.

Wise Dan prevails by a head in the Turf Classic

Filed on 4 May 2014 @ 13:58

Churchill Downs, 4 May 2014

Owner-breeder Morton Fink's reigning two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan (Wiseman's Ferry) survived a tense stretch duel with Seek Again to prevail by a head and become the second two-time winner of the Grade One Woodford Reserve Turf Classic.

Prince Gibraltar returns with Prix Greffulhe win

Filed on 4 May 2014 @ 13:52

Last season's impressive Group One Criterium de Saint-Cloud winner Prince Gibraltar( Rock Of Gibraltar) made a winning return to action with an emph

Guineas glory for Night Of Thunder

Filed on 4 May 2014 @ 13:46

Night Of Thunder (Dubawi) caused an upset when winning the QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday at 40-1 to provide trainer Richard Hannon with a Classic winner in his first year of training.

Gospel Choir surges clear in the Jockey Club Stakes

Filed on 3 May 2014 @ 14:21

The Sir Micheal Stoute-trained Gospel Choir (Galileo) regsitered a breakthrough maiden stakes in the Group Two Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday, surging clear under Ryan Moore for an emphatic win. Pethers Moon was second, with the odds-on favorite Trading Leather a disappointing third after pulling hard in the early stages.

Sole Power repeats in the Palace House

Filed on 3 May 2014 @ 13:52

Son of Kyllachy becomes first dual winner of Newmarket Group Three

Last season's King's Stand winner Sole Power showed his customary blisteringlate turn of foot to surge past his opponents to win the Group Three Palace House Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday, having been switched wide by Ryan Moore after meeting traffic in the dip.

Choisir's Kushadasi wins the South Australian Derby by a nose

Filed on 3 May 2014 @ 09:12

Australia, 3 May 2014

There was a tight finish to the Group One SAJC South Australian Derby at Morphettville on Saturday, with the locally trained Kushadasi (Choisir) being declared the victor by a nose from Scratchy Bottom, with Best Case half a length away in third.

Untapable cruises to 4 ½ length win in the Kentucky Oaks

Filed on 3 May 2014 @ 09:07

Churchill Downs, 3 May 2014

Unbeaten Tapit filly dominates at Churchill Downs

Winchell Thoroughbreds, LLC's Untapable (Tapit) cruised to a 4 ½-length victory over My Miss Sophia to win the 140th running of the Grade One Longines Kentucky Oaks for three-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs on Friday.

First winner for Makfi

Filed on 3 May 2014 @ 09:03

2010 2000 Guineas winner Makfi had his first winner as a stallion when the Mark Johnston-trained Mambo Paradise ran out a three length winner of the British Stallion Farms EBF Maiden over five furlongs at Musselburgh on Friday.

War Front filly tops Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up

Filed on 3 May 2014 @ 08:25

Breeze-Up average rises 28% to 32,700 gns

A daughter of War Front topped the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze Up and Horses in Training Sale on Friday when selling for 270,000 guineas. Strong trade through the day saw turnover, average and median all post significant increases.

Jezki sees off Hurricane Fly at Punchestown

Filed on 3 May 2014 @ 08:20

Vautour takes Tattersalls Ireland Novice Hurdle honours

A fantastic match in the Grade One Racing Post Champion Hurdle at Punchastwon on Friday saw Jezki (4/5 Fav), winner of the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham, see off 19-time Grade One winner Hurricane Fly, who had captured the Punchestown feature for the past four seasons, by three and a quarter lengths.

Jetson foils Quevega at Punchestown

Filed on 2 May 2014 @ 07:46

Legendary mare retired after second in the World Series Hurdle

Legendary mare Quevega has been retired after finishing a fast-finishing second to Jetson in the €200,000 Grade One Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle over three miles at Punchestown on Thursday, a race she has won for the previous four seasons.

Cambridge to test Oaks credentials in the Musidora

Filed on 1 May 2014 @ 14:04

Rail Link filly Cambridge (Rail Link) is set to line up in the Group Three Tattersalls Musidora Stakes over an extended 10 furlongs at York on May 14 ahead of a possible tilt at the Investec Oaks, for which she is already a 12/1 chance following a smooth debut success in a mile maiden at Nottingham in October.

My Titania misses the 1000 Guineas after dirty scope

Filed on 1 May 2014 @ 13:59

Sea The Stars filly to be rerouted to the Irish 1,000 Guineas

The John Oxx-trained My Titania (Sea The Stars) is to miss Sunday's Qipco 1000 Guineas after a dirty scope.

Boston Bob lands the Punchestown Gold Cup

Filed on 1 May 2014 @ 07:40

Beat That wins the Novice Hurdle for Henderson

The Willie Mullins-trained Boston Bob (5/2 favourite) was the comfortable winner from First Lieutenant of the feature €200,000 Grade One Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup under Ruby Walsh on Thursday.

Tac De Boistron surges clear in the Sagaro Stakes

Filed on 30 Apr 2014 @ 15:20

Last season's Group One Prix Royal-Oak winner Tac De Boistron (Take Risks) was an emphatic five length winner of the Group Three Longines Sagaro Stakes at Ascot on Wednesday, travelling well under Frankie Dettori before striding easily clear to win as he liked.

Tingle Creek return the target for Sprinter Sacre

Filed on 30 Apr 2014 @ 10:16

Trainer Nicky Henderson has reported his star two-mile chaser Sprinter Sacre to be in fine health after this season's heart scare, and he is hoping the eight-year-old will line up in the Grade One Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown in December.

Sizing Europe rolls back the years with Champion Chase win

Filed on 29 Apr 2014 @ 19:18

12 year old could be retired after landing Punchestown day 1 feature

The 12-year-old Sizing Europe looked better than ever when coming home to huge cheers after winning the feature €200,000 Grade One Boylesports.com Champion Chase at Punchestown on Tuesday.

Faugheen demolishes Punchestown rivals

Filed on 29 Apr 2014 @ 17:29

Neptune winner lands the Champion Novice Hurdle by 12 lengths

The Willie Mullins-trained Faugheen maintained his unbeaten record in devastating fashion at Punchestown today when justifying 1/2 favouritism to win the Grade One Herald Champion Novice Hurdle by 12 lengths eased down. The six-year-old, who won the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham over two miles and five furlongs, was dropping back in trip to two miles but that proved no inconvenience.

Sam Twiston-Davies displaces Jacob at Ditcheat

Filed on 29 Apr 2014 @ 08:23

Paul Nicholls appoints new 'number one jockey'

Paul Nicholls has appointed Sam Twiston-Davies as his 'number one jockey', replacing Daryl Jacob, who will ride as a freelance.

Writing in his role as Betfair Ambassador, Nicholls said: "It is also a two-way street as regards the top horses, and we have agreed that Sam will continue to partner The New One for his father [Nigel] for next season.

Daksha wins the Prix Allez France for Authorized

Filed on 29 Apr 2014 @ 07:49

Four year old Authorized filly continued her sire's strong recent run when winning the Group Three Prix Allez France at Chantilly on Monday, quickening smartly from a tight spot in the straight to beat Entrée by a neck.

War Front to the fore at Naas as Guerre wins the Woodlands Stakes

Filed on 29 Apr 2014 @ 07:39

Three-year-old sprinter beats Maarek in Naas Listed contest

War Front had a notable double at Naas on Monday evening, with Ballydoyle colt Guerre (War Front) winning the feature Listed Woodlands Stakes and stablemate War Envoy winning the Irish Stallion Farms EBF 2yo Maiden.

Cirrus Des Aigles outbattles Treve in the Prix Ganay

Filed on 28 Apr 2014 @ 07:33

Cirrus Des Aigles headed for the Coronation Cup

The Group One Prix Ganay at Longchamp on Sunday saw last season's Arc winner Treve lose her unbeaten tag, as the evergreen Cirrus Des Aigles (Even Top) came out on top after a thrilling battle up the straight.

Second Group winner for Sea The Stars

Filed on 28 Apr 2014 @ 07:30

Vazira wins the Prix Vanteaux

Second season sire Sea The Stars had his second career Group winner when the Alain de Royer-Dupre-trained Vazira (Sea The Stars) won the Group Three Prix Vanteaux at Longchamp on Sunday, finding her stride in the straight to go clear, holding off the challenge of Kendargent to put herself in the picture for the Prix de Diane.