International Horse Racing

  • Farhh gives Godolphin Champion Stakes

    International Horse Racing October 20, 2013 11:00 am

    Farhh has brought some consolation at the end of a difficult season for Sheikh Mohammed with victory in the STG1.3 million ($A2.19 million) Champion Stakes at Ascot. The five-year-old moved to the lead early in the straight under Silvestre De Sousa and fought hard to resist the 2011 winner Cirrus [...]

  • Cirrus faces nine Champion Stakes rivals

    International Horse Racing October 18, 2013 11:36 am

    Cirrus Des Aigles will face nine rivals as he bids to regain his crown in the Champion Stakes at Ascot on Saturday. The French-trained seven-year-old took the honours in 2011 and put up a sterling effort when beaten only a 1-3/4 lengths by Frankel 12 months ago. He has taken [...]

  • Estimate chases more Ascot glory for Queen

    International Horse Racing October 18, 2013 11:30 am

    Estimate has already orchestrated the most popular moment of the 2013 Flat season and her jockey Ryan Moore is readying himself for the filly’s belated racecourse comeback at Ascot this weekend. A first Gold Cup victory for The Queen prompted spontaneous scenes of joy across the vast Berkshire course, even [...]

  • Novellist retired to Japanese stud

    International Horse Racing October 18, 2013 9:06 am

    Record-breaking King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Novellist has been retired and will stand at the Yoshida family’s Shadai Stud in Japan. Trained by Andreas Wohler, Novellist was denied the chance to run in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe when he spiked a temperature on the morning [...]

  • Aidan O’Brien reveals Ascot plan of attack

    International Horse Racing October 15, 2013 11:00 am

    Aidan O’Brien could rely on either Kingsbarns or Ruler Of The World in Saturday’s Champion Stakes at Ascot after admitting to fears about ground conditions for both Declaration Of War and Magician. The Ballydoyle handler left the quartet of runners in this weekend’s 10-furlong Group One at Monday’s confirmation stage, [...]

  • 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 [...]

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