International Horse Racing

  • Rain scuppers Gatsby at Longchamp

    International Horse Racing July 14, 2014 1:00 pm

    French Derby winner The Grey Gatsby has been well beaten in the Grand Prix de Paris held on a rain-sodden Longchamp. The Kevin Ryan-trained colt finished sixth as Andre Fabre’s Gallante produced a shock victory in Sunday’s 2400m Group One. Favourite Prince Gibraltar, an unlucky third in the French Derby, […]

  • Slade Power adds July Cup to resume

    International Horse Racing July 13, 2014 12:06 pm

    Slade Power has set up a tantalising clash with Lankan Rupee by adding the July Cup to his Group One resume. The Eddie Lynam-trained horse will take on Lankan Rupee in the VRC Sprint at Flemington in November before he begins stud duties with Darley. “I’ve always spoke of him […]

  • Gatsby must answer stamina question

    International Horse Racing July 12, 2014 10:12 am

    The Grey Gatsby faces the stiffest test of his stamina to date when he lines up in Sunday’s Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp. Kevin Ryan’s charge shone over 10-1/2 furlongs (2100m) in the Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly last month, backing up his previous mile-and-a-quarter (2000m) verdict in […]

  • Integral proves key to Moore treble

    International Horse Racing July 12, 2014 10:06 am

    Ryan Moore’s position as British racing’s supreme Flat jockey has been reinforced with a treble at Newmarket including the Group One Falmouth Stakes on Integral. The mare made her top-level breakthrough by beating Rizeena who Moore had ridden to win the Coronation Stakes. Last year’s 1000 Guineas winner Sky Lantern […]

  • Injury forces The Fugue retirement

    International Horse Racing July 12, 2014 9:24 am

    British trainer John Gosden’s brilliant mare The Fugue has run her last race due to injury. The five-year-old broke the track record in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot only last month, beating last year’s Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Magician and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe heroine Treve […]

  • Cavalryman wins Group Two at Newmarket

    International Horse Racing July 11, 2014 9:24 am

    An all-the-way win in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Newmarket has set Cavalryman up for a possible return to Australia for the Melbourne Cup. The veteran Godolphin stayer, who finished 12th at Flemington in 2012, held on to beat Hillstar by a neck in Thursday’s Group Two Prince of […]

  • Panther on the prowl in France

    International Horse Racing July 10, 2014 9:54 am

    Brown Panther is scheduled to go to France on Sunday in search of the second Group Two success of his career. Connections of the stayer, eighth in last year’s Melbourne Cup, intend to take the six-year-old to Longchamp for the Prix Maurice de Nieuil over a mile and three-quarters (2800m). […]

  • Simenon could have jumps start next

    International Horse Racing July 9, 2014 8:48 am

    Globe-trotting stayer Simenon could make his first appearance over hurdles for 18 months at Tipperary on Saturday. Trainer Willie Mullins decided last season to return the gelding to the Flat after he flopped in a couple of outings in the winter of 2012. It proved an inspired move, as Simenon […]

  • Move to run Epsom Derby at night

    International Horse Racing July 8, 2014 10:18 am

    Epsom officials are reported to be considering moving the Derby to a Saturday evening slot in a bid to reverse the declining television audience of the great race. While bookmakers are keen on any initiative that boosts interest in racing, some believe a head-to-head with another big occasion would cancel […]

  • Bin Suroor salutes legendary Lammtarra

    International Horse Racing July 8, 2014 10:12 am

    Lammtarra, the unbeaten winner of the Derby, King George and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in 1995, has died at the age of 22. Godolphin’s Saeed bin Suroor led the tributes to Lammtarra, describing him as one of the best he has ever trained. Originally trained by the late Alex […]

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