International Horse Racing

  • Light Heavy confirms Irish Derby plans

    International Horse Racing May 14, 2012 12:45 pm

    Light Heavy will be aimed at the Irish Derby after continuing his progressive profile for Jim Bolger with an ultra-game performance in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown. Tower Rock, the apparent pacemaker for better-fancied Aidan O’Brien-trained stablemate and Breeders’ Cup winner Wrote, set off in front with Kevin [...]

  • Snow Fairy prepares for racetrack return

    International Horse Racing May 14, 2012 12:15 pm

    Ed Dunlop’s incredible mare Snow Fairy will soon be back in full work as her trainer eyes up some major prizes in the second half of the season. The five-year-old has won five Group One contests in four different countries and was last seen landing Japan’s Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative [...]

  • Dunlop stablemates after breakthrough wins

    International Horse Racing May 14, 2012 11:57 am

    Ed Dunlop is weighing up the options for his luckless sprinter Burwaaz while confirming last year’s Melbourne Cup runner-up Red Cadeaux is set to race in the Yorkshire Cup. Although Burwaaz has registered only one victory from nine career starts, he has been placed on a further six occasions. He [...]

  • Revenge is sweet for Lucayan

    International Horse Racing May 14, 2012 7:54 am

    Lucayan won the French 2000 Guineas at Longchamp on Sunday to give his owners the perfect revenge for having their filly Liliside disqualified after winning the 1000 Guineas two years ago. What made it even sweeter for Ahmed Mouknass and Anthony Forde was that the breeder of Lucayan, Jean-Pierre Colombo, [...]

  • Frankel thrills Cecil in workout

    International Horse Racing May 13, 2012 10:15 am

    Frankel completed his preparation for the Lockinge Stakes with a workout on grass at Newmarket that left trainer Sir Henry Cecil delighted with his unbeaten champion. Cecil resisted the temptation to work Khalid Abdullah’s colt round the bend where he sustained the minor leg injury that put his training schedule [...]

  • Derby winning trainer facing suspension

    International Horse Racing May 12, 2012 9:30 am

    Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O’Neill could face a suspension in California after one of his horses was found to have an elevated level of total carbon dioxide (TC02), an infraction for which he has been punished previously. The California Horse Racing Board is considering the case, which involves “milkshaking,” the [...]

  • Bull has big shoes to fill with Nashville

    International Horse Racing May 11, 2012 12:54 pm

    Racing is rich in the bloodlines of visiting New Zealand trainer Adrian Bull who is back on mission number two for the Brisbane winter carnival. Bull made his first trip to Brisbane last winter with So Devine who failed to make it to the Group One Queensland Oaks at Eagle [...]

  • Mickdaam books Derby ticket

    International Horse Racing May 11, 2012 10:27 am

    Richard Fahey is relishing the prospect of saddling his first Derby runner after Mickdaam booked his ticket to Epsom in a thrilling renewal of the Chester Vase. The trainer is one of the most upwardly mobile trainers in the game but has yet to have a horse worthy of a [...]

  • Thought Worthy of Derby Trial

    International Horse Racing May 10, 2012 9:42 am

    William Buick does not believe the switch to the Polytrack will inconvenience Thought Worthy in the Derby Trial at Lingfield on Saturday. Thought Worthy was runner-up to Imperial Monarch in the Classic Trial at Sandown on heavy ground last month and Buick is pleased the John Gosden-trained colt will not [...]

  • Ile overturns stablemate at Chester

    International Horse Racing May 10, 2012 9:12 am

    After his best ever National Hunt season, Donald McCain turned his attentions to the Flat and saddled the first two home in the Chester Cup through Ile De Re and Overturn. The latter was attempting to add his name to the illustrious list of dual winners. Heavy rain just before [...]

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