International Horse Racing

  • Move to run Epsom Derby at night

    International Horse Racing July 8, 2014 10:18 am

    Epsom officials are reported to be considering moving the Derby to a Saturday evening slot in a bid to reverse the declining television audience of the great race. While bookmakers are keen on any initiative that boosts interest in racing, some believe a head-to-head with another big occasion would cancel […]

  • Bin Suroor salutes legendary Lammtarra

    International Horse Racing July 8, 2014 10:12 am

    Lammtarra, the unbeaten winner of the Derby, King George and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in 1995, has died at the age of 22. Godolphin’s Saeed bin Suroor led the tributes to Lammtarra, describing him as one of the best he has ever trained. Originally trained by the late Alex […]

  • Michael Scudamore dies aged 81

    International Horse Racing July 8, 2014 9:24 am

    Grand National-winning rider Michael Scudamore, patriarch of the Scudamore racing dynasty, has died at the age of 81. Father of champion jumps jockey Peter and grandfather of top rider Tom and trainer Michael, Scudamore won the world’s greatest steeplechase at Aintree on Oxo in 1959. He won many of National […]

  • Sea surges clear in German Derby

    International Horse Racing July 7, 2014 11:36 am

    Sea The Moon has preserved his unbeaten record with an 11-length victory in the German Derby at Hamburg. Christophe Soumillon had the Markus Klug-trained colt smartly out of the stalls to overcome a poor draw and grab the rail. The son of Sea The Stars then sped across towards the […]

  • Mukhadram eclipses all at Sandown

    International Horse Racing July 6, 2014 10:24 am

    One of the unluckiest of top-class horses finally gained his Group One reward when Mukhadram slipped away from his opponents in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown. Trainer William Haggas could not hide his delight after the five-year-old’s career-defining moment after near misses in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes, Dubai World Cup […]

  • Derby an Arc test for Sea The Moon

    International Horse Racing July 5, 2014 10:36 am

    Unbeaten colt Sea The Moon tests his Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe credentials at Hamburg on Sunday when he runs in the German Derby. The Markus Klug-trained colt has impressively won two races this season and takes the next step against a strong field which includes the Geoffrey Chaucer, trained […]

  • Pornichet draws gate 8 in Belmont Derby

    International Horse Racing July 4, 2014 5:48 pm

    Pornichet, Gai Waterhouse’s most recent northern hemisphere purchase, has drawn barrier eight in a field of 11 for the Belmont Invitational Derby on Sunday morning (AEST). Pornichet is the winner of three races from six starts and earned a United States invite with his French 2000 Guineas placing before his […]

  • The Fugue heads Eclipse Stakes entries

    International Horse Racing July 4, 2014 9:12 am

    The Fugue and Night Of Thunder headline Saturday’s Eclipse Stakes at Sandown in which Frankie Dettori is a surprise booking for Kingston Hill. Five-year-old The Fugue bids to follow up her victory in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes and erase the memory of her dismal run in this race 12 […]

  • Australia scores Derby double in Ireland

    International Horse Racing June 30, 2014 2:42 am

    Record-breaking Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien’s horse Australia has taken out the Irish Derby, leaving O’Brien to hit back at critics who claim Ireland’s premier classic has become virtually a benefit race for his stable. Australia led an O’Brien trifecta in the race, his fifth 1-2-3 in the Irish Derby and […]

  • Australia strolls to Curragh glory

    International Horse Racing June 29, 2014 9:48 am

    Australia has lifted his second Derby in the past three weeks, backing up his Epsom success with a dominant display at the Curragh. Living up to his billing as a true champion, the regally-bred colt gave trainer Aidan O’Brien his 11th win in the Irish Derby as he trotted up […]

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