International Horse Racing

  • Camelot retired ahead of Breeders’ Cup

    International Horse Racing October 15, 2013 12:24 am

    Double classic winner Camelot has been retired from horse racing after getting injured in training for next month’s Breeders’ Cup Turf in the US. The Ireland-based Coolmore stable said in a statement released on Monday that last year’s 2000 Guineas and English Derby champion “was found to be lame pulling [...]

  • Joao Moreira signs off in style at Kranji

    International Horse Racing October 14, 2013 1:48 pm

    Joao Moreira has ended his Singapore riding days in memorable fashion with six winners at his final Kranji meeting before moving to Hong Kong. The Brazilian jockey has been the star of Singapore racing in recent years, notching 723 wins in less than five full seasons. He is assured of [...]

  • War Command wins Dewhurst battle

    International Horse Racing October 13, 2013 10:42 am

    War Command has given Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien a belated first two-year-old Group One win of the season, lifting the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket. However, it was a workmanlike rather than an impressive victory for the Coventry Stakes winner. War Command, the 10-11 favourite, was hard ridden by Joseph O’Brien [...]

  • Scatter Dice a surprise Cesarewitch winner

    International Horse Racing October 13, 2013 9:24 am

    Scatter Dice has recovered from a being left at the start to score a shock win in the Cesarewitch at Newmarket. The Mark Johnston-trained filly was slowly out of the stalls and emerged 10 lengths behind the rest but made up the ground to take the ultra-competitive marathon handicap over [...]

  • Joseph O’Brien sets new Irish record

    International Horse Racing October 10, 2013 9:12 am

    Joseph O’Brien broke a 20-year old Irish record at Navan on Wednesday with the final leg of a treble bringing up his 117th winner of the season to consign the previous best set by Mick Kinane to the history books. O’Brien, champion jockey last season with 87 winners, equalled the [...]

  • Sheikh Joann pays world record for filly

    International Horse Racing October 10, 2013 9:06 am

    Qatari Sheikh Joann Al Thani has paid a world record 5 million guineas ($A9.01 million) for a yearling filly at the Tattersalls sale. The filly, a daughter of 2001 Derby winner Galileo and Alluring Park, is also the most expensive horse of any age sold at public auction in Europe, [...]

  • Moonlight Cloud team consider Hong Kong

    International Horse Racing October 8, 2013 8:54 am

    Trainer Freddie Head has all but ruled out a second trip to the Breeders’ Cup for Moonlight Cloud following her scintillating display at Longchamp on Sunday. The five-year-old clinched her third Group One of the year and sixth overall with an incredible performance in the Prix de la Foret. Ridden [...]

  • Proud Ikee vows to return and win Arc

    International Horse Racing October 7, 2013 1:42 pm

    Yasutoshi Ikee brushed aside the disappointment of his Japanese superstar Orfevre finishing second in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe for the second successive year and pledged to return to claim the victory his country craves. The 44-year-old trainer, whose father Yasuo also failed to land the race when his [...]

  • Treve breaks Japanese hearts again in Arc

    International Horse Racing October 7, 2013 2:18 am

    Treve demolished a high class field to win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and emulate the great Zarkava in 2008 in landing the French Oaks, Prix Vermeille and Arc in the same season. Jockey Thierry Jarnet, winning Europe’s most prestigious race on Sunday for the first time since 1994, [...]

  • Longchamp attracts Japan fans

    International Horse Racing October 7, 2013 12:24 am

    Thousands of Japanese racing fans have turned out at Longchamp racecourse hoping to see one of their two highly-fancied runners finally win Europe’s most prestigious race the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. About 6000 fans – some dressed in traditional kimonos – flew in from Japan bringing with them small [...]

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