International Horse Racing

  • Dettori top pick for Shergar honours

    International Horse Racing August 10, 2012 4:24 pm

    Frankie Dettori is favourite to be leading rider at this weekend’s Shergar Cup following the draw for the prized Ascot jockeys’ competition. Ladbrokes make Dettori, who will captain Team Europe, the 4-1 market leader for the Silver Saddle in what will be the 12th staging of the unique event, which […]

  • Snow Fairy booked for Deauville return

    International Horse Racing August 10, 2012 8:51 am

    Snow Fairy has continued her preparations for a seasonal comeback with a pleasing gallop at Sandown. The multiple Group One-winning mare has been absent since she picked up an injury towards the end of last year. She missed a possible engagement in the Nassau Stakes last week but if all […]

  • Choice result for Weld and Smullen

    International Horse Racing August 10, 2012 7:57 am

    Melbourne Cup aspirant Galileo’s Choice continued on the upgrade with victory in the Ballyroan Stakes at Leopardstown. The Dermot Weld-trained six-year-old finished seventh to Cinders And Ashes in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham in March and returned to the flat with a Listed race win at Leopardstown in July. […]

  • Nathaniel unlikely to take on Frankel

    International Horse Racing August 9, 2012 5:06 pm

    Opposition to Frankel in the Juddmonte International Stakes at York later this month could be thin in the ground with John Gosden raising doubts about his Eclipse winner Nathaniel. With Cirrus Des Aigles already ruled out of the Group One highlight, the best horse in the world may have no […]

  • No decision yet on Kauto future

    International Horse Racing August 9, 2012 11:21 am

    Connections of Kauto Star have yet to decide whether the National Hunt legend has raced for the final time. The 12-year-old was pulled up with more than a circuit to go in the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March, but connections insisted they would let the dust settle before a decision […]

  • Starspangledbanner entered for Sunday

    International Horse Racing August 8, 2012 9:36 am

    Former Australian sprinter Starspangledbanner could make his first racetrack appearance for two years at the Curragh on Sunday. The winner of two Group One races in Australia and two in Europe, Starspangledbanner was put back in training by Coolmore after failing at stud. Starspangledbanner is entered for the Phoenix Sprint […]

  • Aigles ruled out of Frankel showdown

    International Horse Racing August 8, 2012 8:54 am

    French star Cirrus Des Aigles will front up against Frankel in the Juddmonte International at York after failing to recover from an ankle injury. Last year’s Champion Stakes winner added to his Group One tally in the Dubai Sheema Classic and the Prix Ganay earlier this year, but was narrowly […]

  • Botti eyes Frankel clash for Plate entry

    International Horse Racing August 7, 2012 6:36 pm

    Cox Plate entry Planteur faces the daunting task of crossing swords with Frankel after being withdrawn from the York Stakes on the Knavesmire last month. Marco Botti’s top-class middle-distance performer was a leading fancy for the Group Two contest but after walking the track, connections felt conditions were too fast […]

  • Head tempted by quick return for Cloud

    International Horse Racing August 7, 2012 12:21 pm

    Freddie Head is considering a quick return to action for Moonlight Cloud after her “awesome” display in the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville on Sunday. After narrowly failing to catch Black Caviar at Ascot, the four-year-old filly blitzed her rivals over six-and-a-half furlongs. She may now return to the […]

  • July Cup winner Mayson in stud deal

    International Horse Racing August 7, 2012 12:06 pm

    Cheveley Park Stud have bought a majority share in the July Cup winner Mayson. The colt provided Richard Fahey and jockey Paul Hanagan with their first domestic Group One winner at Newmarket and will remain in the trainer’s care, as well as in the colours of David Armstrong, for the […]

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