International Horse Racing

  • No Frankel clash for Camelot

    International Horse Racing July 2, 2012 9:54 am

    Camelot will have either one more outing or a racecourse gallop before his bid for Triple Crown glory in the St Leger at Doncaster in September. The 2000 Guineas and Epsom Derby winner kept his unbeaten record intact with a determined victory in Saturday’s Irish Derby and is now set […]

  • Camelot gives O’Brien 10th Irish Derby win

    International Horse Racing July 1, 2012 5:30 am

    Odds-on favourite Camelot won the Irish Derby on Saturday to hand trainer Aidan O’Brien his seventh successive victory, and 10th overall, in the Classic. The 1-5 favourite was always cantering under the trainer’s son Joseph, but when he was let down over a furlong out he jinked left and Johnny […]

  • Epsom heroine returns to the Curragh

    International Horse Racing June 30, 2012 11:39 am

    Seamie Heffernan is thrilled to have kept the ride on Aidan O’Brien’s Epsom Oaks heroine Was as she takes on her elders for the first time in Sunday’s Barclays Bank Ireland Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh. The daughter of Galileo was a surprise 20-1 winner of the mile-and-a-half Epsom […]

  • Ortensia confirmed for July Cup

    International Horse Racing June 29, 2012 12:54 pm

    Ortensia is recovering well after pulling up sore from her Royal Ascot assignment and will press on to next month’s July Cup. Trainer Paul Messara returned to Australia from England on Sunday after overseeing the mare’s preparation for the Group One King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot in which she […]

  • Six stand firm against Camelot

    International Horse Racing June 29, 2012 8:51 am

    Camelot will face just six rivals in his bid to become the 16th horse to complete the Epsom and Irish Derby double at the Curragh on Saturday night. Aidan O’Brien’s unbeaten colt, who will be ridden by the trainer’s son, Joseph, will be joined by Ballydoyle duo Astrology (Seamie Heffernan) […]

  • Call To Battle withdrawn from Irish Derby

    International Horse Racing June 28, 2012 11:57 am

    Call To Battle has been ruled out of the Irish Derby with a foot abscess. The King’s Best colt, third to Mickdaam in the Chester Vase on his latest start, would have been an outsider behind hot favourite Camelot, the 2000 Guineas and English Derby hero. However, Call To Battle’s […]

  • So You Think among Juddmonte entries

    International Horse Racing June 28, 2012 8:24 am

    So You Think remains among the entries to take on Frankel in the Juddmonte Stakes in August despite plans to send him to stud in Australia. Trainer Aidan O’Brien and owners Coolmore have suggested next weekend’s Eclipse Stakes will probably be the dual Cox Plate winner’s final run but have […]

  • Soul to go towards Nunthorpe Stakes

    International Horse Racing June 27, 2012 7:24 am

    Former Australian sprinter Soul will be entered for the Group One Nunthorpe Stakes in August following his fourth to Black Caviar in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal AScot. A dual stakes winner in Australia in the care of Peter Snowden, Soul has had three starts for Godolphin trainer Saeed […]

  • Cheltenham winning jockey Gillies dies

    International Horse Racing June 27, 2012 6:48 am

    Young British jumps jockey Campbell Gillies has died in a swimming accident while on holiday in Greece. The 21-year-old made his mark when he partnered Brindisi Breeze to win at the Cheltenham festival earlier this year. Gillies was attached to the Lucinda Russell yard in Kinross, Scotland. “We learnt this […]

  • Uncertainty over Cirrus Des Aigles plans

    International Horse Racing June 25, 2012 12:30 pm

    French trainer Corine Barande-Barbe is in no rush to make future plans for Cirrus Des Aigles after a minor setback ruled him out of Sunday’s Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud. Barande-Barbe was looking forward to stepping him back up to a mile-and-a-half, with a view to a tilt at the King […]

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