International Horse Racing

  • Moreira rides stakes winner in Sweden

    International Horse Racing August 13, 2012 4:39 pm

    Much-travelled Singapore-based Brazilian jockey Joao Moreira has added a win in Sweden to his list of global victories. A frequent visitor to Australia last season to ride for Nathan Tinkler’s Patinack Farm, Moreira answered the call from leading owner Stefan Friborg to ride at the Swedish Derby meeting at the […]

  • Excelebration claims French Group One

    International Horse Racing August 13, 2012 11:36 am

    Excelebration took advantage of a Group One with no Frankel in opposition by landing the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville for Aidan O’Brien and late substitute Christophe Soumillon. Having chased home Frankel in no less the four Group Ones, O’Brien unsurprisingly decided to avoid another clash with the greatest […]

  • Famous day for Name at the Curragh

    International Horse Racing August 13, 2012 9:15 am

    Dermot Weld’s ever-popular Famous Name has landed the first Group Two race of his illustrious career in the Royal Whip Stakes at the Curragh. The seven-year-old claimed his 19th win but all but his maiden successes have been at either Listed or Group Three level. Previously whenever Famous Name had […]

  • World domination in Shergar Cup

    International Horse Racing August 12, 2012 10:33 am

    Hong Kong’s Matthew Chadwick has taken the award for the leading jockey as part of the Rest of the World team’s win in the Shergar Cup at Ascot. Chadwick joined Japanese superstar Yutaka Take and American Aaron Gryder in the competition with the trio well in control after race four […]

  • Moonlight Cloud has strong opposition

    International Horse Racing August 11, 2012 9:09 am

    Moonlight Cloud takes on eight other individual Group One winners in what may be the race of the season in Sunday’s Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville. Established as Europe’s top sprinter after finishing just a head behind Black Caviar and running away with the Prix Maurice de Gheest for […]

  • 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 […]

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