Racing

So Mi Dar powers to dominant Musidora victory

Filed on 11 May 2016 @ 15:05

The John Gosden-trained So Mi Dar (Dubawi) looked a filly of the highest class when powering past her rivals in the Group Three Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York on Wednesday, stretching clear for a dominant four length victory over 1000 Guineas fourth Fireglow.

Magical Memory steps up in the Duke of York Stakes

Filed on 11 May 2016 @ 14:59

The Charlie Hills-trained Magical Memory (Zebedee) ran out an emphatic winner of the Group Two Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes at York on Wednesday, settling off the strong early pace under Frankie Dettori before quickening to the lead, passing the post half a length clear of Suedois, with Danzeno a further length back in third.

Almanzor gives Wootton Bassett his fist group winner

Filed on 11 May 2016 @ 08:47

Haras d'Etreham's second season sire Wootton Bssett had his first group winner when the Jean-Claude Rouget-trained Almanzor ran out an impressive two length winner of the Group Three Prix de Guiche at Chantilly on Tuesday.

Kodi Bear "in peak condition" ahead of the Lockinge Stakes

Filed on 11 May 2016 @ 08:39

Lambourn trainer Clive Cox is looking forward to running Kodi Bear (Kodiac) in the Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday,a nd reckons he has the Group Two winner in peak condition.

Midterm heads 12 in the Dante Stakes

Filed on 11 May 2016 @ 08:37

Midterm (Sir Michael Stoute) goes on trial for the Investec Derby when he lines up in the Group Two Betfred Dante Stakes over an extended 10 furlongs at York on Thursday, May 12.

The son of Galileo, out of 2009 Investec Oaks runner-up and six-time Group One winner Midday, is currently the 11/4 favourite for the Investec Derby with Coral, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival. Winner of his only two-year-old start in a maiden at Newbury, the Khalid Abdullah-owned colt leapt into the picture for the Investec Derby when taking the Group Three bet365 Classic Trial at Sandown Park on April 22.

Solow ruled out of Queen Anne defence

Filed on 11 May 2016 @ 08:35

Freddy Head's star miler Solow (Singspiel) will not line up to defend his crown in the Queen Anne Stakes title at Royal Ascot next month, after connections decided the gelding needed more time to recover from a knock he suffered when being trained to run in Dubai in March.

Moonlight Magic wins the Derrinstown for Bolger

Filed on 9 May 2016 @ 08:09

Cape Cross colt "wins as well as St Jovite did"

The Jim Bolger-trained Moonlight Magic (Cape Cross) put a reversal in the Ballysax Stakes behind him when winning the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown on Sunday, quickening clear of his rivals in the straight to beat Aidan O'Brien's Shogun.

Now Or Never impresses in Derrinstown 1,000 Guineas Trial

Filed on 9 May 2016 @ 08:04

The Michael O'Callaghan-trained Now Or Never (Bushranger) ran out an impressive winner of the Derrinstown Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown on Sunday, quickening smartly to beat Radiantly by a length and three quarters.

Cloth Of Stars wins the Prix Greffulhe; Epsom possible

Filed on 9 May 2016 @ 07:59

The Andre Fabre-trained Cloth Of Stars (Sea The Stars), winner of the Group Three Prix La FOrce last month, put himself in the picture for the Investec Derby when winning the Group Two Prix Greffulhe at Saint-Cloud on Sunday.

Unbeaten Nyquist wins the Kentucky Derby

Filed on 8 May 2016 @ 07:36

Churchill Downs, 7 May 2016

Reddam Racing’s Nyquist (Uncle Mo) took the lead from Gun Runner in the upper stretch, opened a daylight margin and had more than enough to hold off Exaggerator by 1 1/4 lengths to win the 142nd running of the Grade One Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands at Churchill Downs on Saturday.

Humphrey Bogart wins the Lingfield Derby Trial

Filed on 8 May 2016 @ 07:30

The Richard Hannon-trained Humphrey Bogart (Tagula) won the Listed Betfred Derby Trial Stakes at Lingfield, running on strongly to beat the favourite Carntop by half a length. Across The Stars was an unlucky third, having been bumped by the winner in the final furlong.

Dartmouth makes all to win the Ormonde

Filed on 6 May 2016 @ 16:32

Hardwicke possible for son of Dubawi

The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Dartmouth (Dubawi) confirmed the promise of his recent John Porter Stakes victory to make all under Ryan Moore to win the Group Three Boodles Diamond Ormonde Stakes at Chester on Friday.

Viren's Army gets up in the Dee Stakes

Filed on 6 May 2016 @ 16:28

The Richard Hannon-trained Viren's Army (Twirling CAndy), third behind So Mi Dar in the Epsom Derby Trial last time, got the better of Linguistic and Housesofparliament in a three-way finish to the Listed Betdaq Dee Stakes at Chester on Friday.

US Army Ranger scrambles home in the Chester Vase

Filed on 5 May 2016 @ 16:20

The Aidan O'Brien-trained US Army Ranger (Galileo) improved from his debut win at the Curragh a month ago to win the Group Three MBNA Chester Vase on Thursday, but he failed to live up to his lofty position in the ante-post market for the Derby as he beat his stablemate Port Douglas by just a short head.

Cannock Chase lands the Huxley Stakes

Filed on 5 May 2016 @ 16:15

Last season's Canadian International winner Cannock Chase (Lemon Drop Kid) conceded 7lb to his rivals to win the Group Three Betway Huxley Stakes at Chester on Thursday, showing a smart turn of foot in the short straight under Ryan Moore to burst clear of his rivals, beating the running-on Western Hymn by a length.

Fastnet Rock filly Somehow wins the Cheshire Oaks

Filed on 5 May 2016 @ 09:27

The beautifully-bred Aidan O'Brien-trained Somehow (Fastnet Rock-Alexandrova, by Sadler’s Wells) had an educative run at Chester on Wednesday to win the Listed Cheshire Oaks.

Across The Stars set for Lingfield Derby Trial

Filed on 5 May 2016 @ 09:23

Across The Stars (Sea The Stars) is set to test his Investec Derby credentials in the £100,000 Betfred Derby Trial Stakes at Lingfield Park on Saturday.

The son of Sea The Stars made a winning reappearance in a 12-furlong Polytrack maiden at the same Surrey course last month, extending nicely in the closing stages to beat subsequent winner Second Serve by two lengths.

Found returns with dominant Mooresbridge success

Filed on 3 May 2016 @ 07:41

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Found (Galileo), winner of last season's Breeders' Cup Turf, cruised to an easy win in the Group Three Camelot EBF Mooresbridge Stakes on Monday.

“I didn’t think she had come forward as much but she obviously did,” said trainer Aidan O’Brien. “She’s still not there and hopefully something to look forward to. The Group One Tattersalls Gold Cup remains the plan.

Group double for Shamardal as Dariyan wins the Prix Ganay

Filed on 1 May 2016 @ 15:35

Just minutes after Usherette won the Group Two Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket, Shamardal recorded his 17th individual Group One winner when his four-year-old son Dariyan (Shamardal) flew to victory in the Group One Prix Ganay at Saint-Cloud.

Classy Minding heads O'Brien 1-2-3 in the 1000 Guineas

Filed on 1 May 2016 @ 15:29

Galileo filly gives O'Brien his 250th Group One winner

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Minding (Galileo) returned to the scene of her Fillies' Mile triumph last autumn to win the Group One Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on Sunday, surging clear for a stylish win over her stablemates Ballydoyle and Alice Springs.

Shamardal's Usherette steps up with Dahlia Stakes win

Filed on 1 May 2016 @ 15:17

The Andre Fabre-trained Usherette (Shamardal) took a significant step forward when outgunning Arabian Queen to win the Group Two Charm Spirit At Tweenhills In 2017 Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket on Sunday.

Maurice dominates the Champions Mile

Filed on 1 May 2016 @ 15:14

Hong Kong, 1 May 2016

Maurice (Screen Hero) crowned a day of champions at Sha Tin on Sunday with a victory of superlative quality that raised an already electric atmosphere to a sizzling peak. Hot on the heels of Chautauqua’s withering late surge to win the Chairman’s Sprint Prize, Japan’s Horse of the Year put on a masterclass in the HK$14 million Champions Mile.

Royal Ascot likely for Chautauqua after storming to Hong Kong victory

Filed on 1 May 2016 @ 15:07

Hong Kong, 1 May 2016

Son of Encosta de Lago wins the Chairman's Sprint Prize

The world’s top-rated sprinter Chautauqua (Encosta de Lago) confirmed that ranking with a barnstorming last to first finish in Saturday's Group One Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m).

Paco Boy's Galileo Gold makes all in the 2000 Guineas

Filed on 30 Apr 2016 @ 15:40

Air Force Blue well beaten as odds-on favourite

The Hugo Palmer-trained Galileo Gold (Paco Boy), the winner of last season's Vintage Stakes, made all under Frankie Dettori to run out an emphatic winner of the Group One Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday. The odds-on favourite Air Force Blue never got into the race and finished well down the field.

Exosphere impresses in the Jockey Club Stakes as Jack Hobbs pulled up

Filed on 30 Apr 2016 @ 15:35

The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Exosphere (Beat Hollow), whose previous best performance came when winning a 10f handicap at Sandown last summer, ran out an impressive winner of the Group Two Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday as the odds-on favourite Jack Hobbs was pulled up and dismounted.