International Horse Racing

  • Avenir Certain wins French Oaks

    International Horse Racing June 16, 2014 9:18 am

    Avenir Certain has completed the French 1000 Guineas and Oaks double to join such greats as Zarkava and Divine Proportions in winning both of France’s fillies classics. Given an excellent ride by Gregory Benoist on Sunday, Avenir Certain produced a blistering turn of foot to sweep past the leaders in […]

  • Estimate shines in Newmarket gallop

    International Horse Racing June 15, 2014 10:30 am

    Hopes of a Gold Cup repeat for Estimate at Royal Ascot have risen markedly after the Queen’s mare shone in a piece of work in Newmarket. The five-year-old has only been seen once since her famous triumph 12 months ago when she became the first horse running in the colours […]

  • Nineteen in line for Gold Cup

    International Horse Racing June 14, 2014 10:18 am

    Estimate could face a maximum of 18 rivals in defence of her Gold Cup crown at Royal Ascot. The Sir Michael Stoute-trained five-year-old became the first horse in the 207-year history of the stayers’ championship to carry the colours of a reigning monarch to victory when she won for the […]

  • No retirement plans for Dettori

    International Horse Racing June 13, 2014 10:00 am

    Frankie Dettori’s manager Peter Burrell has refuted any suggestion that the jockey’s new role with Channel 4 Racing is an indication he is thinking of retiring. Channel 4 saw its peak audience figures for the Derby dip last weekend, but announced on Wednesday the former champion jockey would be joining […]

  • National hearing ends in cautions

    International Horse Racing June 12, 2014 9:12 am

    The thirty-nine jockeys involved in the false start to the Grand National have escaped with cautions despite being found to have broken the rules. It was an outcome that raised as many questions as it did answers, with the jockeys feeling they were able to salvage something of a minor […]

  • Ward set for another Royal Ascot raid

    International Horse Racing June 11, 2014 11:18 am

    American trainer Wesley Ward has assembled a formidable team of up to six juveniles as he bids to add to his tally of three Royal Ascot winners. Ward became the first US-based handler to saddle a winner at the summer showpiece meeting in 2009, recording a landmark double with Strike […]

  • BHA allows Pat Cosgrave to ride

    International Horse Racing June 11, 2014 9:12 am

    Jockey Pat Cosgrave is free to ride after British authorities decided not to uphold a four-month ban handed down in Dubai. The Emirates Racing Authority has requested written reasons and a transcript of Cosgrave’s appeal to the British Horseracing Authority. Cosgrave, 32, was initially handed a six-month suspension by the […]

  • Ward eyes July Cup with Undrafted

    International Horse Racing June 10, 2014 12:18 pm

    American sprinter Undrafted is being prepared for a tilt at the July Cup at Newmarket. Trainer Wesley Ward, who has enjoyed success at Royal Ascot in recent years, saw his charge run out the winner of a Grade Three race at Belmont Park in New York on Saturday and is […]

  • Barzalona to return to France

    International Horse Racing June 9, 2014 8:30 am

    Jockey Mickael Barzalona is to return home to France but will continue to ride for Godolphin. Barzalona, who won the Epsom Classic aboard Pour Moi in 2011, was snapped up to join Godolphin in 2012 and won both the Dubai World Cup aboard Monterosso and the St Leger on Encke […]

  • Prognosis good for Cirrus Des Aigles

    International Horse Racing June 9, 2014 8:12 am

    Trainer Corine Barande-Barbe is upbeat about the condition of Cirrus Des Aigles, saying X-rays have cleared him of serious injury. The eight-year-old clinched his sixth Group One win in Saturday’s Coronation Cup at Epsom but was lame after the race. He was sound enough to walk into the winner’s enclosure […]

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