International Horse Racing

  • Free Wheeling wins in Dubai

    International Horse Racing March 2, 2014 9:42 am

    Australian stakes winner Free Wheeling has won his first race for Godolphin at Meydan. Formerly trained by Peter Snowden and now prepared by Saeed bin Suroor, Free Wheeling had been placed three times in Dubai over the past year but a switch from turf to the Tapeta surface proved the […]

  • Walker overcomes pain to take NZ Derby

    International Horse Racing March 1, 2014 5:36 pm

    Top jockey Michael Walker says he was struggling to walk three races before winning the New Zealand Derby aboard Puccini. Walker injured his lower back while he was riding Rough Copy to victory in the Lindsay Mile, and was in some pain on his way back. “Halfway up the straight […]

  • Irish Turf Club upgrades testing

    International Horse Racing March 1, 2014 10:24 am

    The Irish Turf Club is to significantly enhance its drug-testing regime from next January. The announcement comes just a week after Irish racing was rocked by the news trainer Philip Fenton faces court charges over the alleged possession of banned animal remedies, including steroids. From next year all horses whether […]

  • Ihtimal impresses in UAE Oaks win

    International Horse Racing February 28, 2014 8:36 am

    Leading Classic hope Ihtimal predictably proved a class above her opponents as she produced a scintillating display in the UAE Oaks at Meydan. Saeed bin Suroor’s Godolphin filly showed her class in Britain as a juvenile, claiming the Sweet Solera at Newmarket and the May Hill Stakes at Doncaster before […]

  • BHA inspects Philip Fenton’s stables

    International Horse Racing February 28, 2014 8:24 am

    British Horseracing Authority officials have visited Philip Fenton’s stables in Ireland to carry out tests on the trainer’s Cheltenham entries, including Gold Cup hope Last Instalment. The BHA has confirmed it also interviewed Fenton, who is set to appear at a County Tipperary court on March 20 to answer charges […]

  • Logan seeks Derby tonic after losing star

    International Horse Racing February 27, 2014 3:24 pm

    The death of staying star Mosquito has made it a tough two weeks for Northland trainer Donna Logan, but she’s hoping the New Zealand Derby will provide the best possible lift. Logan saddles $4 second favourite Rising Romance and outside chance Stand Your Ground in the 2400m Derby at Ellerslie […]

  • Nations to face off for Prestbury Cup

    International Horse Racing February 27, 2014 9:42 am

    Cheltenham has announced the introduction of the Prestbury Cup ahead of this year’s Festival to celebrate the rivalry between Britain and Ireland. The Prestbury Cup runs from the first race of the four-day meeting on March 11 until either country has 14 winners or more. For the first time last […]

  • Johnny Murtagh retires from riding

    International Horse Racing February 26, 2014 7:30 am

    Irish jockey Jonny Murtagh has announced his retirement from riding to concentrate on training. Murtagh rode more than 100 Group One winners during his career and took out his training licence in May last year. He rode Australian sprinter Choisir to a famous Royal Ascot double in the King’s Stand […]

  • Blissful retirement for Kasbah

    International Horse Racing February 25, 2014 9:42 am

    French trainer Francois Doumen has called time on the career of dual purpose racehorse Kasbah Bliss. A Group One winner on the Flat and a top-class performer over hurdles, there have not been many horses of the same ilk in recent times. His last win was his Prix du Cadran […]

  • Crisford in new role with Godolphin

    International Horse Racing February 25, 2014 9:12 am

    Simon Crisford is to leave his long-standing role as racing manager at Godolphin but will remain with Sheikh Mohammed as his global racing adviser. Crisford, who has been with Godolphin since its inception, told the Racing Post he was looking for a new challenge. Last year Godolphin was hit by […]

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