International Horse Racing

  • Bodemeister retired with shoulder injury

    International Horse Racing August 23, 2012 1:33 pm

    Bodemeister, runner-up in this year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, has been retired to stud following an injury to his left shoulder. Owners WinStar Farm said the colt was expected to fully recover, although not soon enough for the Breeders’ Cup. A statement from WinStar said trainer Bob Baffert believed […]

  • Frankel cruises to 13th victory

    International Horse Racing August 23, 2012 8:24 am

    Frankel demolished perhaps the final obstacle blocking his completion as the blueprint of the perfect thoroughbred racehorse in the Juddmonte International Stakes at York. The wonder colt coped with the step up in distance to an extended mile and a quarter (2000m) with such astonishing ease. Sir Henry Cecil, clearly […]

  • Breeders’ Cup option for Snow Fairy

    International Horse Racing August 22, 2012 9:45 am

    Trainer Ed Dunlop is keen to give Snow Fairy her chance in the Breeders’ Cup later this year. The brilliant five-year-old returned from a lengthy lay-off to win her fifth Group One in five different countries when she won in France on Sunday. Dunlop has fond memories of America having […]

  • Dunlop puts Fairy in Ouija Board class

    International Horse Racing August 21, 2012 11:51 am

    Ed Dunlop has hailed Snow Fairy as a “phenomenal racehorse” following her triumphant return to action from injury. The five-year-old had been off the track since damaging a tendon following her Grade One win in Japan last November but bounced back in style as she landed the Group One Prix […]

  • I want to be there for Frankel: Cecil

    International Horse Racing August 21, 2012 11:09 am

    Sir Henry Cecil is planning to make a welcome return to the racecourse in order to see Frankel compete in Wednesday’s Juddmonte International at York. The celebrated trainer, who has been receiving ongoing treatment for cancer, has not wanted to pick up other infections, and missed the unbeaten superstar’s most […]

  • Track condition crucial to Planteur start

    International Horse Racing August 20, 2012 11:48 am

    Marco Botti is praying for rain so that he can run Planteur against the mighty Frankel in the Juddmonte International Stakes at York on Wednesday. The Newmarket handler will declare the five-year-old for the mile-and-a-quarter showpiece, but will not risk the former French-trained entire if he considers the ground to […]

  • Snow Fairy returns a winner

    International Horse Racing August 20, 2012 9:57 am

    Snow Fairy has made a triumphant return to the track with a game win over Izzi Top in the Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville. Ed Dunlop’s globetrotting mare had been sidelined since suffering an injury in Japan last November but she came back in tremendous fashion. Held up towards the […]

  • Mount Athos new Melbourne Cup favourite

    International Horse Racing August 19, 2012 12:03 pm

    Mount Athos is the new Melbourne Cup favourite after booking his ticket to Australia with a clear-cut win in the Group Three Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury. The Luca Cumani-trained five-year-old firmed to $18 with TAB Sportsbet after he strolled to a 3-1/4 length win over Brown Panther with Modun […]

  • Seasonal return on hold for Dancing Rain

    International Horse Racing August 18, 2012 11:57 am

    William Haggas has ruled Dancing Rain out of next Thursday’s Yorkshire Oaks. The four-year-old enjoyed a stellar Classic campaign, winning the Oaks at Epsom, the German Oaks and the British Champions Fillies’ And Mares’ Stakes at Ascot. She was due to make her belated seasonal reappearance on the Knavesmire next […]

  • Snow Fairy returns to racing at Deauville

    International Horse Racing August 18, 2012 11:48 am

    Trainer Ed Dunlop feels Snow Fairy is “fit enough to do herself justice” as she makes her eagerly anticipated return in the Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville on Sunday. The incredible mare landed the English and Irish Oaks in 2010 and completed a memorable year with victories in Japan and […]

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