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  • Dead heat in Group One Travers

    International Horse Racing August 26, 2012 8:45 am

    Alpha and long-shot Golden Ticket have finished in a historic dead heat in the $1 million Travers Stakes on Saturday at Saratoga. It appeared as if 33-1 chance Golden Ticket would pull off a huge upset in the field of 11 three-year-olds. But 2-1 favourite Alpha closed strongly in the […]

     
  • Ortensia delivers Nunthorpe glory

    International Horse Racing August 25, 2012 6:54 am

    Australian mare Ortensia has staged a remarkable late run to win the Group One Nunthorpe Stakes at York. Ortensia has taken some time to deliver in England, disappointing on her British debut in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot where compatriot Black Caviar maintained her unbeaten record in the […]

     
  • Americain’s trainer claims Yorkshire Oaks

    International Horse Racing August 24, 2012 11:27 am

    Alain de Royer-Dupre took a second British fillies’ Group One of the season back to France after Shareta fought her way through a rainstorm in the Yorkshire Oaks. It has become increasingly recognised in recent years that the relaxed Chantilly trainer, who has Americain heading towards another Melbourne Cup start, […]

     
  • Favourite Motivado scrapes into Ebor field

    International Horse Racing August 24, 2012 11:12 am

    Connections of the pre-post favourite breathed a sigh of relief after Motivado just made the cut for the Ebor at York on Saturday. Sir Mark Prescott’s charge got in the valuable staying handicap as number 19 of a maximum 20-strong field. He only gained his place in the line-up thanks […]

     
  • Wet track for Ortensia in Nunthorpe

    International Horse Racing August 24, 2012 8:57 am

    Australian mare Ortensia’s chance to snare a Group One win in England has been dealt a blow with a wet track for the Nunthorpe Stakes at York. Trainer Paul Messara has walked the track and says the prestigious sprint on Friday (Saturday morning AEST) will be run on a track […]

     
  • Moreira out to win in Germany

    International Horse Racing August 23, 2012 4:54 pm

    Globetrotting jockey Jo Moreira will be out to add Germany to the list of countries has won in when he reunites with Verde Mar on Sunday. The Singapore-based Brazilian who has ridden successfully in Australia, won a Listed race on Verde Mar in Sweden last Sunday week. He will be […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
 
 
 
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