International Horse Racing

  • Wise Dan wins comeback race at Saratoga

    International Horse Racing August 31, 2014 9:18 am

    American champion Wise Dan has made a triumphant return from illness to win a Grade Two race at Saratoga. The dual United States Horse of the Year underwent colic surgery in May but showed his fighting qualities to win the Bernard Baruch Hcp (1700m) by a nose from Optimizer. “We […]

  • Seismos could run in Irish St Leger

    International Horse Racing August 29, 2014 7:18 am

    Seismos could run in the Irish St Leger before he travels to Australia for the Melbourne Cup. The six-year-old, owned by Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock, will either run in St Leger at the Curragh on September 14 or go into quarantine a day earlier and have a race in Melbourne before […]

  • Jockey suspended over bets on rival horse

    International Horse Racing August 28, 2014 4:54 pm

    Experienced New Zealand jockey David Walker has been charged by the Racing Integrity Unit with betting on another horse in a race he was riding in at Palmerston North. The RIU charged Walker with two breaches of the New Zealand rules of racing following his ride on Watch Your Man […]

  • Barry Hills duo named in morphine case

    International Horse Racing August 28, 2014 7:18 am

    LONDON Aug 28 PA – Two horses trained by Barry Hills have been named among the eight to test positive for morphine ahead of a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary hearing. The horses concerned are Soul Intent and Jolly Red Jeanz, who failed drugs tests after winning at Epsom and Chester […]

  • Treve working well towards Arc defence

    International Horse Racing August 27, 2014 8:54 am

    Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Treve is on track to defend her title, delighting trainer Criquette Head-Maarek with her latest work-out. Treve stretched her unbeaten record to five with a stunning performance in the 2013 Arc but has so far failed to rediscover that form this year. She was […]

  • Pale Mimosa beats Estimate at York

    International Horse Racing August 23, 2014 8:12 am

    Pale Mimosa and Estimate have boosted their claims for a trip to Australia for the Melbourne Cup with a one-two in the Lonsdale Cup at York. The Dermot Weld-trained Pale Mimosa held off the challenge from Estimate who is trained by Sir Michael Stoute for the Queen. The winner is […]

  • Atzeni and Murphy to ride for Qatar Racing

    International Horse Racing August 23, 2014 7:54 am

    Apprentice Oisin Murphy will join Andrea Atzeni as a retained rider for Qatar Racing. Atzeni will replace Jamie Spencer as the No.1 jockey for Sheikh Fahad with 18-year-old Murphy, who rode in Australia during the northern hemisphere winter, the No.2. Their positions come into effect from from January 2015. Murphy, […]

  • Sole Power adds second Nunthorpe to record

    International Horse Racing August 23, 2014 7:36 am

    Sole Power has confirmed his status as the undoubted short-course star of Europe by winning his second Nunthorpe Stakes at York. The silence was deafening in the grandstands in 2010 when he claimed the 1000m Group One contest as a 100-1 shot for relatively unheralded Irish trainer Eddie Lynam. Things […]

  • Tapestry upsets Taghrooda in Group One

    International Horse Racing August 22, 2014 9:30 am

    Tapestry has ended the unbeaten streak of Taghrooda in the Yorkshire Oaks. After Taghrooda’s performances in the English Oaks and the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the latest Group One was expected to be little more than a warm-up for a probable challenge for the Prix de l’Arc […]

  • Jockey Jamie Spencer announces retirement

    International Horse Racing August 22, 2014 9:00 am

    Dual British champion Jamie Spencer will retire from riding at the end of the season to take up a position with Qatar Racing. The 34-year-old is currently the retained rider for the powerful operation but will work closely alongside Sheikh Fahad Al Thani and his bloodstock advisor David Redvers providing […]

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