International Horse Racing

  • Dude all the rage for National

    International Horse Racing April 2, 2014 9:06 am

    As the market intensifies ahead of the Grand National at Aintree, the money has come for Monbeg Dude. Part-owned by former England rugby union player Mike Tindall, who is married to the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Phillips, the nine-year-old is a former winner of the Welsh National and landed a competitive […]

  • Murtagh exonerated by inquiry

    International Horse Racing April 2, 2014 8:42 am

    Johnny Murtagh has been cleared of any wrongdoing after an inquiry into an alleged post-race incident following last year’s King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot. The inquiry was instigated as a result of the British Horseracing Authority being made aware of a video posted on YouTube which suggested an unidentified […]

  • Big guns stand ground for National

    International Horse Racing April 1, 2014 8:54 am

    Tidal Bay remains at the summit of the weights for the Grand National at Aintree with 65 horses are still in contention. Paul Nicholls’ popular veteran has had Saturday’s race as his aim since finishing second in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown in February. Tidal Bay, who unseated his […]

  • O’brien laments Ruler’s World Cup flop

    International Horse Racing March 31, 2014 8:12 am

    Aidan O’Brien believes Ruler Of The World’s failure to act on the Tapeta surface was to blame for his disappointing display in the Dubai World Cup. Last year’s Epsom Derby winner was among the leading contenders for the world’s richest race, but came home 13th of the 16 runners under […]

  • Home town honours to the Maktoums

    International Horse Racing March 30, 2014 5:42 pm

    They came from Europe and Asia, South Africa and neighbouring Saudi Arabia, but the ruling Maktoum family dominated the $10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai, saw horses in his colours finish first and third, courtesy of African Story and […]

  • Dickinson defends Tapeta surface

    International Horse Racing March 30, 2014 10:36 am

    Michael Dickinson has defended the Tapeta surface used at Dubai’s Meydan racecourse after it suffered some high-profile criticism. Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, the brother of Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed, said in an interview with Gulf News that the synthetic surface was inconsistent. But former trainer Dickinson, who developed the surface […]

  • Double triumph for Japan in Dubai

    International Horse Racing March 30, 2014 10:06 am

    Japanese horses have dominated the two main support races on the Dubai World Cup program at Meydan. Dual Japan Cup champion Gentildonna was a narrow winner in the 2400m $US5 million ($A5.41 million) Group One Dubai Sheema Classic and Just A Way demolished the quality field at the $5 million […]

  • African Story wins $US10m Dubai World Cup

    International Horse Racing March 30, 2014 5:54 am

    African Story swooped on front-running Mukhadram to win the 19th renewal of the $US10 million Dubai World Cup, in the process breaking the track record with his winning time of 2min 01.61 sec. Tracking front-running Mukhadram throughout, winning jockey Silvestre De Sousa asked African Story for his effort with 400 […]

  • 29/3/2014 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets – Meydan, Dubai World Cup night

    International Horse Racing March 29, 2014 8:34 pm

    The worlds richest horse racing meeting will be run tonight in Dubai at Meydan racecourse in which we see the richest race in the world in the way of the Dubai World Cup. We also see the Dubai Sheema Classic, Dubai Duty Free and the Al Quoza Sprint. Australian bred […]

  • Maximum field for Dubai World Cup

    International Horse Racing March 28, 2014 1:36 pm

    A cosmopolitan gathering of horses from seven different countries will contest the $US10 million ($A10.83 million) Emirates Dubai World Cup at Meydan. A maximum 16-runner field has assembled for one of the most open events in the 19-year history of the world’s richest race. Ruler Of The World, trained in […]

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