International Horse Racing

  • Jakkalberry retired with injury

    International Horse Racing January 28, 2014 9:06 am

    Injury has forced the retirement of globetrotting stayer Jakkalberry, an American St Leger winner and third in the 2012 Melbourne Cup. Jakkalberry was being prepared for the Dubai carnival following his comeback win at Wolverhampton last week but trainer Marco Botti reported he had pulled up sore after a morning [...]

  • Hurricane Fly wins 19th Grade One

    International Horse Racing January 27, 2014 9:24 am

    Hurricane Fly has taken his Grade One tally to 19 with a thrilling win in the Irish Champion Hurdle, his fourth win in the Leopardstown feature. Willie Mullins’ remarkable 10-year-old was 4-7 favourite to emulate the great Istabraq, the only previous four-time winner of the prestigious event, despite the Irish [...]

  • Annie turns on the Power at Doncaster

    International Horse Racing January 26, 2014 12:30 pm

    Annie Power is certain to be a major force at the Cheltenham Festival but her target is unlikely to be decided until close to the premier jumps meeting. The giant mare took her perfect record to 10 at Doncaster on Saturday when she ground her rivals into submission on the [...]

  • Big Buck’s beaten but no bowed

    International Horse Racing January 26, 2014 11:42 am

    Big Buck’s was anything but bowed as he succumbed to 66-1 outsider Knockara Beau in the Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham to end his 18-race winning streak. Trainer Paul Nicholls admitted his hand was forced into introducing the 11-year-old back into competition on heavy ground as he continued his preparation for [...]

  • Mullins reveals midweek scare for Fly

    International Horse Racing January 25, 2014 10:24 am

    Hurricane Fly will have to put an injury scare behind him when he bids to claim an historic fourth successive victory in the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown. The 18-time Grade One winner put younger rivals Jezki and Our Conor firmly in their place with a typically brilliant display in [...]

  • Bookies hit as huge gambles landed

    International Horse Racing January 23, 2014 9:36 am

    English bookmakers have been hit hard on a low-key day by winning plunges on five horses, at least four of which are believed to have some link to legendary gambler and former trainer Barney Curley. But leading firms were quick to downplay claims of a “multi-million pound bloodbath”, with industry [...]

  • Frankie Dettori returns a double winner

    International Horse Racing January 23, 2014 9:30 am

    Frankie Dettori has made a triumphant return from injury with two winners from three rides at Lingfield. Dettori returned sooner than expected from a broken ankle suffered in a pre-race accident at Nottingham on October 2 which ruled him out of the winning Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe ride on [...]

  • Jakkalberry chasing Dubai Gold

    International Horse Racing January 21, 2014 9:48 am

    Jakkalberry is ready to jet out to Dubai after making a victorious return from a tendon injury which kept him off the scene for almost a year. The 2012 Melbourne Cup third placegetter won a race at Wolverhampton on Friday by a comfortable three lengths. The Group Three Nad Al [...]

  • Sire De Grugy wins Clarence House Chase

    International Horse Racing January 19, 2014 8:00 am

    In the absence of Sprinter Sacre, Sire De Grugy has stepped up as the leading two-mile steeplechaser with his Grade One victory at Ascot. Trainer Gary Moore will now aim him at the prestigious Cheltenham Festival where he is favourite for the Queen Mother Champion Chase. His jockey Jamie Moore [...]

  • Group One double for Du Plessis in NZ

    International Horse Racing January 18, 2014 6:36 pm

    Mark Du Plessis completed a Group One double on Saturday when he rode Irish Fling to a thrilling victory in the Telegraph Handicap at Trentham. The Zimbabwean-born jockey’s winning ride in the 1200m feature came after steering exciting filly Recite home in the Group One Levin Classic (1600m). Both winners [...]

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