International Horse Racing

  • Scottish Grand National for Al Co

    International Horse Racing April 13, 2014 10:48 am

    Trainer Peter Bowen is dreaming of Aintree glory next year with Al Co after the nine-year-old landed a shock win in the Scottish Grand National at Ayr. Jamie Moore, fresh from his win on Sire De Grugy in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham, steered the 40-1 chance to [...]

  • Treve clash possible for Cirrus Des Aigles

    International Horse Racing April 9, 2014 10:48 am

    A mouth-watering clash with brilliant filly Treve or a trip to Hong Kong are the two options under consideration for Cirrus Des Aigles. Despite being a veteran in flat racing terms at the age of eight, the Corine Barande-Barbe-trained gelding showed he retains most if not all his considerable talent [...]

  • Toast Of New York to run in Derby

    International Horse Racing April 9, 2014 10:42 am

    Runaway UAE Derby winner Toast Of New York has been paid up as a late entry for the Epsom Derby at a cost of STG8000 ($A14,394) with the Kentucky Derby having been ruled out. The American-bred three-year-old took a huge step up in class at Meydan following a couple of [...]

  • Arc champion Treve nearing comeback

    International Horse Racing April 8, 2014 7:12 am

    Frankie Dettori is looking forward to putting the finishing touches on Treve ahead of her eagerly-awaited return to action in the Prix Ganay at Longchamp. Criquette Head-Maarek’s filly took her unbeaten record to five with a mesmerising display in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in Paris in October. An [...]

  • No stopping Grand National winning team

    International Horse Racing April 7, 2014 1:36 pm

    Just 24 hours after celebrating Pineau De Re’s Grand National triumph the horse’s connections were back in the winner’s circle in the more tranquil surroundings at Market Rasen. Having hosted the press at his Worcestershire yard in the morning, trainer Dr Richard Newland, accompanied by owner John Provan, arrived by [...]

  • Pineau de Re wins Grand National

    International Horse Racing April 6, 2014 7:24 am

    Pineau de Re, trained by Doctor Richard Newland, sprang a 25/1 shock in the world’s greatest steeplechase the Grand National at Aintree racecourse on Saturday. Given a brilliant ride by 37-year-old Leighton Aspell, who gave up riding over jumps in 2007 before returning to the code, he came home clear [...]

  • Grand National jockeys rebel

    International Horse Racing April 6, 2014 5:42 am

    Grand National-winning Leighton Aspell was involved in a mass jockeys’ rebellion against the racecourse stewards at Aintree racecourse after Pineau De Re’s 25-1 success in the Aintree marathon on Saturday. All bar one of the 40 jockeys who rode in the National failed to co-operate with a stewards inquiry into [...]

  • Paul Townend bids for National glory

    International Horse Racing April 5, 2014 7:24 am

    Paul Townend, so often in the shadow of Ruby Walsh, gets his chance to make headlines of his own with the plum ride on Prince De Beauchene in the Grand National at Aintree. Dual National winner Walsh broke his arm at the Cheltenham Festival, leaving stable number two Townend to [...]

  • Silviniaco Conti wins at Aintree

    International Horse Racing April 4, 2014 8:30 am

    Silviniaco Conti got back on the winning trail with a determined victory in the Bowl at Aintree for Paul Nicholls and Noel Fehily. The King George VI Chase winner led jumping the final fence in the Cheltenham Gold Cup last month before wandering under pressure and finishing fourth, and he [...]

  • Tidal Bay tops Grand National field

    International Horse Racing April 4, 2014 8:24 am

    Tidal Bay and Long Run head a maximum field of 40 for the Grand National at Aintree after all the leading fancies stood their ground at the final declaration stage. The teenage Tidal Bay will carry top-weight of 11st 10lb (74.5kg) in the hands of Sam Twiston-Davies with Cheltenham Gold [...]

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