International Horse Racing

  • Jockey guilty of holding horse back

    International Horse Racing September 18, 2014 5:00 pm

    Jockey David Walker has been found guilty of not giving his horse every chance to win a race in which he’d already bet on a rival. Walker, 38, had already admitted the charge of betting on a rival horse, St Ransom, but denied not riding his own horse Watch Your […]

  • Brown Panther wins Irish St Leger

    International Horse Racing September 15, 2014 12:12 pm

    Brown Panther has annihilated his opponents in the Irish St Leger under a brilliantly-judged ride from Richard Kingscote. The stayer, eighth in last year’s Melbourne Cup, will be aimed at the Long Distance Cup at Ascot in preference to another trip to Australia. Sent off at 14-1, Brown Panther was […]

  • Treve on track for Arc despite defeat

    International Horse Racing September 15, 2014 11:12 am

    Treve remains on course for her defence of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe despite her latest defeat at Longchamp. Last year’s Arc winner suffered her third defeat of the year when fourth in the Prix Vermeille with Thierry Jarnet aboard replacing Frankie Dettori. While Treve, who won this Group […]

  • Sea The Moon to miss the Arc

    International Horse Racing September 15, 2014 11:03 am

    German colt Sea The Moon has been ruled out of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with injury. Quickly promoted to the nation’s star horse after his startling victory in the German Derby, Markus Klug’s representative met with a surprise defeat when second to Ivanhowe in last weekend’s Grosser Preis […]

  • The Grey Gatsby beats Australia in Ireland

    International Horse Racing September 15, 2014 11:03 am

    French Derby winner The Grey Gatsby has beaten his Epsom winning counterpart Australia to win the Irish Champion Stakes by a neck. Australia came out on top the last time the two Derby winners met in the International Stakes and looked to have his measure again at Leopardstown. But Ryan […]

  • Kingston Hill wins memorable St Leger

    International Horse Racing September 15, 2014 11:02 am

    Kingston Hill has given trainer Roger Varian and jockey Andrea Atzeni a memorable first Classic win in the St Leger. The victory came after Varian expressed concerns leading up to Saturday’s race the ground at Doncaster would be too firm and he Kingston Hill might not run. But connections took […]

  • Hard ground threat to Kingston Hill

    International Horse Racing September 12, 2014 8:24 am

    Trainer Roger Varian has warned St Leger favourite Kingston Hill will not run if the ground is too hard at Doncaster. The Derby runner-up has drifted slightly in betting as the sun has continued to beat down for the first two days of the meeting. Although there is no further […]

  • Jockeys’ betting rules tightened

    International Horse Racing September 10, 2014 10:42 am

    Jockeys are to be banned from betting on New Zealand races on the days they are riding. The change, which comes into effect on Thursday, will put an end to the current practice of jockeys being allowed to bet on the horse they are riding and on any race in […]

  • Al Naamah flops on Group debut

    International Horse Racing September 10, 2014 9:42 am

    Expensive filly Al Naamah has come up short at her first attempt in Group company, beating only one runner home at Chantilly. Al Shaqab Racing paid five million guineas ($A9 million) for Al Naamah last year, a European record for a yearling at public auction. Al Naamah made such an […]

  • Frankie Dettori loses ride on Treve

    International Horse Racing September 9, 2014 6:24 am

    Frankie Dettori has lost the ride on Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Treve and will be replaced by Thierry Jarnet in the Prix Vermeille at the request of trainer Criquette Head-Maarek. Jarnet partnered Treve to her first three victories last season, completing the hat-trick with a brilliant display in […]

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