International Horse Racing

  • Shuka tries again to beat Silent Achiever

    International Horse Racing March 7, 2014 11:36 am

    Five failures at beating top mare Silent Achiever aren’t stopping Peter and Dawn Williams from sending Shuka out to try a sixth time. Shuka is on the third line of betting for the Group One New Zealand Stakes (2000m) at Ellerslie, and success could earn him a crack at the […]

  • Who Shot Thebarman takes Auckland Cup

    International Horse Racing March 5, 2014 5:54 pm

    Inexperienced Manawatu galloper Who Shot Thebarman has held off Australian challenger Celtic Prince to win the Auckland Cup. Leading jockey Matt Cameron had Who Shot Thebarman three wide with cover for much of the 3200m race at Ellerslie but he dashed to the front soon after straightening. Celtic Prince, trained […]

  • Rock Diva puts herself in Oaks contention

    International Horse Racing March 5, 2014 4:06 pm

    Tony Pike is hoping the omens will prove the same after taking the Sunline Vase at Ellerslie with Rock Diva. Pike and Rock Diva’s owners Raffles Farm won the Sunline Vase last year with More Than Sacred, who went on to win the New Zealand Oaks at Trentham 10 days […]

  • Crecy to be pacemaker for Treve

    International Horse Racing March 5, 2014 9:36 am

    Treve will have the aid of a classy pacemaker for her upcoming campaign in the shape of Irish Group Two winner Belle De Crecy. Sheikh Joaan Al Thani, owner of the brilliant unbeaten Arc winner, has purchased the former Johnny Murtagh-trained mare from Andrew Tinkler. While Belle De Crecy’s first […]

  • Return of Innes key for Annie Higgins

    International Horse Racing March 4, 2014 4:06 pm

    Trainer Lance Noble is hopeful his Auckland Cup contender Annie Higgins will find her best now she is being reunited with a rider who knows her quirks. Annie Higgins has finished outside the placings in her four lead-ups to the $500,000 Auckland Cup on Wednesday, partly due to bad luck, […]

  • 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 […]

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