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 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.

Designs On Rome battles to QE II victory

Filed on 27 Apr 2014 @ 09:07

Hong Kong, 27 April 2014

Son of Holy Roman Emperor completes HK Derby/QE II double

Holy Roman Emperor gelding Designs On Rome (Holy Roman Emperor) became just the third horse to complete the Hong Kong Derby/QE II Stakes double when coming with a late run to outbattle Military Attack at Sha Tin on Sunday.

Hadrian's Approach gets up in bet365 Gold Cup thriller

Filed on 27 Apr 2014 @ 09:02

The Nicky Henderson-trained Hadrian's Approach got up in the final strides to deny Burton Port in a thrilling renewal of the bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown on Saturday. Godsmejudge was third with Restless Harry fourth.

Sire De Grugy powers clear in the Celebration Chase

Filed on 27 Apr 2014 @ 08:59

Fourth Grade One success of the season for Moore's star chaser

Two mile sensation Sire De Grugy concluded his remarkable season with an emphatic victory in the Grade One bet365 Celebration Chase at Sandown on Saturday, where he powered clear after the last to win by three-and-a-quarter lengths.

Eton Forever dominant in the King RIchard III Stakes

Filed on 27 Apr 2014 @ 08:55

The Listed totepool EBF Stallions King Richard III Stakes at Leicester on Saturday saw the Roger Varian-trained Eton Forever (Oratorio) win with a dominant display under Andrea Atzeni, quickening well in front to beat Askaud by three lengths.

Tarana breaks through at Listed level for Cape Cross

Filed on 27 Apr 2014 @ 08:50

Noblesse Stakes on the agenda for lightly-raced four-year-old

Four-year-old Cape Cross filly Tarana (Cape Cross) put two second place finishes in Listed company behind her on Saturday when landing the Listed Martin Moloney Stakes at Limerick.

Go Indy Go wins the G1 Champagne for Bernardini

Filed on 27 Apr 2014 @ 08:46

Australia, 27 April 2014

Siblings give Bernardini a Group double

Trainer Leon Macdonald labeled two-year-old Bernardini filly Go Indy Go (Bernardini) as potentially the best horse he has trained following her brilliant win in the Group One Champagne Stakes over 1600m at Randwick on Saturday.

Western Hymn unbeaten after Classic Trial victory

Filed on 25 Apr 2014 @ 15:28

Dante Stakes next for son of High Chaparral

The John Gosden-trained Western Hymn (High Chaparral) rates as low as 12-1 for the Investe Derby after maintaining his unbeaten record in the Group Three bet365 Classic Trial at Sandown on Friday, coming with a sweeping late run to beat Impulsive Moment by a length and three-quarters. Master Carpenter was third.

Tullius wins the Sandown Mile

Filed on 25 Apr 2014 @ 15:26

The Andrew Balding-trained Tullius (Le Vie Dei Colori) won the Group Two bet365 Mile at Sandown on Friday, quickening smartly from fourth under Jimmy Fortune, passing the post three-and-three-quarter lengths clear of Montiridge.

OBSC Spring Sale concludes with record trade

Filed on 25 Apr 2014 @ 07:39

Florida, 25 April 2014

Tapit colt tops sale of two-year-olds in training

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training concluded its four day run on Thursday with trade that shattered sale records for gross, average and median.

Exceed And Excel filly tops record DBS Breeze-Up Sale

Filed on 25 Apr 2014 @ 07:25

Average rises 19% at Doncaster as aggregate soars by 56%

The 2014 renewal of the DBS Breeze-Up Sale set new records on Thursday, with a new top price of £340,000 and an average that soared by 19% to £36,585. The sale aggregate increased by 56% to £4,646,250 with six lots selling for over £100,000, double that of last year. The clearance rate was 85%.

Shamkala states Oaks case with Longchamp win

Filed on 24 Apr 2014 @ 15:44

The Alain de Royer-Dupre-trained Shamkala (Pivotal), a winner at Chantilly on her only start as a juvenile, was an impressive winner of the Prix des Tertres over 2000m at Longchamp on Thursday, taking up the running 300m from home under Christophe Soumillon and being pushed clear for a straightforward length and a half success.

Arod could line up in the Dante Stakes

Filed on 24 Apr 2014 @ 15:38

Son of Teofilo in good form after Windsor romp

Recent runaway Windsor maiden winner Arod (Teofilo) could go the 'Authorized' route and tackle the Betfred Dante Stakes at York next month. Trainer Peter Chapple-Hyam took the £150,000 Group Two with subsequent Derby winner Authorized in 2007 and may now opt for this year’s renewal for his Windsor winner.

Our Channel wins the Espom Derby Trial

Filed on 23 Apr 2014 @ 16:15

The William Haggas-trained Our Channel is set to take his place in the Investec Derby after gaining an automatic entry in the Classic when landing the Investec Derby Trial at Espom on Wednesday.

Hong Kong-trained sprinters head Royal Ascot international entries

Filed on 23 Apr 2014 @ 11:28

Treve heads entries for the Prince of Wales's Stakes

The entries for the seven Royal Ascot Group One races have been released, and once again there is a strong international flavour to the entries.