International Horse Racing

  • Glory and Cirrus set to clash at Longchamp

    International Horse Racing May 22, 2014 9:18 am

    Olympic Glory is on a collision course with Cirrus Des Aigles in the Prix d’Ispahan at Longchamp on Sunday. Trained by Richard Hannon and owned by Al Shaqab Racing, Olympic Glory is set for a quick return to the track in the nine-furlong (1800m) Group One contest after winning the […]

  • Zoustar retired with minor injury

    International Horse Racing May 21, 2014 9:36 am

    High profile colt Zoustar has been retired and his northern hemisphere campaign abandoned due to injury. Trainer Chris Waller said Zoustar had suffered a small strain to a suspensory ligament which was detected after his first serious piece of work at Lambourn since his arrival in England. “A minor problem […]

  • Chrome cleared to wear nasal strip

    International Horse Racing May 20, 2014 9:06 am

    California Chrome is back on track for the Triple Crown after an idiosyncratic New York equipment ban threatened his bid for the Belmont Stakes. The winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes has been cleared to wear the nasal strip he has worn all through a six-race winning streak […]

  • Nasal strip controversy for Chrome

    International Horse Racing May 19, 2014 12:54 pm

    California Chrome’s trainer Art Sherman has raised the startling possibility the colt could miss the final leg of the Triple Crown because of New York rules barring nasal strips. If California Chrome were to win the Belmont Stakes on June 7, he would be the first Triple Crown winner in […]

  • Leading Light wins Vintage Crop Stakes

    International Horse Racing May 19, 2014 9:18 am

    Leading Light has cemented his position as favourite for the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot with a perfect start to his four-year-old campaign in the Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan. At his first start since his unplaced effort in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in October, Leading Light took […]

  • British Scoop6 jackpots again

    International Horse Racing May 18, 2014 4:36 pm

    Heartbreak for one intrepid punter came in a dramatic handicap at Thirsk as Britain’s Tote Scoop6 prize rolled over for a 12th week. The win and bonus funds for the bet totalled over STG10 million ($A18.25 million) ahead of Saturday’s racing at Newbury, Newmarket and Thirsk which hosted the final […]

  • California Chrome in Triple Crown bid

    International Horse Racing May 18, 2014 10:18 am

    California Chrome has won the Preakness Stakes to seize a chance at US flat racing’s elusive Triple Crown. Ridden by Victor Espinoza, the Kentucky Derby winner held off Ride On Curlin down the straight at Pimlico and will now head to the June 7 Belmont Stakes with the opportunity to […]

  • Frankie Dettori claims 200th Group One win

    International Horse Racing May 18, 2014 9:36 am

    Effervescent jockey Frankie Dettori has claimed his 200th Group One win with the success of Olympic Glory in the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury. Dettori recorded his fourth Lockinge when he produced the Richard Hannon-trained Olympic Glory as the widest runner a furlong (200m) out. The response was immediate when 11-8 […]

  • Wise Dan undergoes emergencycolic surgery

    International Horse Racing May 17, 2014 11:48 am

    Reigning United States horse of the year Wise Dan has undergone emergency surgery for colic in Lexington, Kentucky. Wise Dan has won 10 Grade One races including two Breeders’ Cup Miles and took out the the Turf Mile on the Kentucky Derby undercard earlier this month. Trainer Charles LoPresti said […]

  • Throat blister no problem for Chrome

    International Horse Racing May 16, 2014 11:36 am

    Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome has a small blister in his throat but is reported to be fine as he prepares to run in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes. California Chrome coughed about four times on Thursday after galloping, according to Alexis Garske, spokeswoman for Sherman Racing. Trainer Art Sherman and his […]

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