International Horse Racing

  • Al Naamah flops on Group debut

    International Horse Racing September 10, 2014 9:42 am

    Expensive filly Al Naamah has come up short at her first attempt in Group company, beating only one runner home at Chantilly. Al Shaqab Racing paid five million guineas ($A9 million) for Al Naamah last year, a European record for a yearling at public auction. Al Naamah made such an […]

  • Frankie Dettori loses ride on Treve

    International Horse Racing September 9, 2014 6:24 am

    Frankie Dettori has lost the ride on Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Treve and will be replaced by Thierry Jarnet in the Prix Vermeille at the request of trainer Criquette Head-Maarek. Jarnet partnered Treve to her first three victories last season, completing the hat-trick with a brilliant display in […]

  • Doncaster rain a boon for Kingston Hill

    International Horse Racing September 8, 2014 6:06 pm

    Trainer Roger Varian has been buoyed by heavy rainfall at Doncaster ahead of Kingston Hill’s likely tilt at glory in the St Leger. The high-class colt is the warm favourite for the final Classic of the Flat season on Saturday but he does require ease in the ground to be […]

  • Moon defeat throws Arc market open

    International Horse Racing September 8, 2014 1:00 pm

    The topsy turvy state of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe market has been thrown into further chaos after Sea The Moon lost his unbeaten record to Ivanhowe in the Grosser Preis von Baden at Baden Baden. The Melbourne Cup hopes of three other runners also took a battering with […]

  • Sea The Moon warms up for Arc in Germany

    International Horse Racing September 6, 2014 7:06 am

    Sea The Moon puts his position as Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe favourite on the line when he runs at Baden-Baden. The Markus Klug-trained colt is unbeaten in four career starts and takes the next step to possible European dominance in Sunday’s Group One Grosser Preis Von Baden. Among his […]

  • Sole Power firms in Haydock Sprint Cup

    International Horse Racing September 5, 2014 8:36 am

    Gordon Lord Byron has drifted in betting for his defence of the Sprint Cup at Haydock after drawing the outside barrier. A Group One winner of the George Ryder Stakes in Australia during the autumn, Gordon Lord Byron has eased from 9-2 to 5-1 with Sole Power firming to 3-1 […]

  • Ruler Of The World on track for Arc

    International Horse Racing September 3, 2014 10:00 am

    Ruler Of The World could make his return to action in the Prix Foy as trainer Aidan O’Brien eyes a second crack at the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Last year’s Epsom Derby winner was only seventh to Treve in the Longchamp feature and has not raced since disappointing in […]

  • Wise Dan wins comeback race at Saratoga

    International Horse Racing August 31, 2014 9:18 am

    American champion Wise Dan has made a triumphant return from illness to win a Grade Two race at Saratoga. The dual United States Horse of the Year underwent colic surgery in May but showed his fighting qualities to win the Bernard Baruch Hcp (1700m) by a nose from Optimizer. “We […]

  • Seismos could run in Irish St Leger

    International Horse Racing August 29, 2014 7:18 am

    Seismos could run in the Irish St Leger before he travels to Australia for the Melbourne Cup. The six-year-old, owned by Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock, will either run in St Leger at the Curragh on September 14 or go into quarantine a day earlier and have a race in Melbourne before […]

  • Jockey suspended over bets on rival horse

    International Horse Racing August 28, 2014 4:54 pm

    Experienced New Zealand jockey David Walker has been charged by the Racing Integrity Unit with betting on another horse in a race he was riding in at Palmerston North. The RIU charged Walker with two breaches of the New Zealand rules of racing following his ride on Watch Your Man […]

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