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  • Sole Power adds second Nunthorpe to record

    International Horse Racing August 23, 2014 7:36 am

    Sole Power has confirmed his status as the undoubted short-course star of Europe by winning his second Nunthorpe Stakes at York. The silence was deafening in the grandstands in 2010 when he claimed the 1000m Group One contest as a 100-1 shot for relatively unheralded Irish trainer Eddie Lynam. Things […]

     
  • Tapestry upsets Taghrooda in Group One

    International Horse Racing August 22, 2014 9:30 am

    Tapestry has ended the unbeaten streak of Taghrooda in the Yorkshire Oaks. After Taghrooda’s performances in the English Oaks and the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the latest Group One was expected to be little more than a warm-up for a probable challenge for the Prix de l’Arc […]

     
  • Jockey Jamie Spencer announces retirement

    International Horse Racing August 22, 2014 9:00 am

    Dual British champion Jamie Spencer will retire from riding at the end of the season to take up a position with Qatar Racing. The 34-year-old is currently the retained rider for the powerful operation but will work closely alongside Sheikh Fahad Al Thani and his bloodstock advisor David Redvers providing […]

     
  • Gordon Lord Byron to return at the Curragh

    International Horse Racing August 21, 2014 9:06 am

    Gordon Lord Byron will make his return to action in Saturday’s Renaissance Stakes at the Curragh after connections decided against a trip to York. The sprinter, who numbers the George Ryder Stakes in Australia among his Group One wins, has been off the track since suffering a back injury when […]

     
  • Australia wins Juddmonte for O’Briens

    International Horse Racing August 21, 2014 9:00 am

    Dual Derby winner Australia has collected his third successive Group One race to give trainer Aidan O’Brien a fifth win in the Juddmonte International Stakes at York. The winner of the English and Irish Classics, Australia eased away in the final furlong (200m) under the trainer’s son Joseph O’Brien to […]

     
  • Avenir Certain earns a start in the Arc

    International Horse Racing August 20, 2014 8:48 am

    Unbeaten filly Avenir Certain has stamped herself as a contender for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with victory at Deauville. The Jean-Claude Rouget-trained three-year-old won the French 1000 Guineas and the French Oaks earlier this season but dropped down in class for a comfortable win in the Group Two […]

     
  • Kingman reigns supreme at Deauville

    International Horse Racing August 18, 2014 8:36 am

    Kingman has reigned supreme in the Group One Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville despite trainer John Gosden’s fears the ground would be too soft. Gosden and Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to owner Prince Khalid Abdullah, walked the Normandy course several times before confirming Kingman would start. Just as he […]

     
  • Dandino primed for St Leger defence

    International Horse Racing August 16, 2014 10:36 am

    Dandino will have his final lead-up to the Caulfield Cup when he attempts his defence of the American St Leger at Arlington on Sunday. The seven-year-old Marco Botti-trained entire is set to follow the same program as last year when he finished second at Caulfield before his fifth in the […]

     
  • Ground concerns for Kingman in France

    International Horse Racing August 16, 2014 8:06 am

    John Gosden is keeping a close watch on the ground at Deauville and has yet to confirm Kingman a definite starter in Sunday’s Prix Jacques le Marois. The Newmarket trainer walked the course before Western Hymn finished fourth behind Gailo Chop in Friday’s Group Two Prix Guillaume D’Ornano. Gosden’s concerns […]

     
  • New Group One sprint for Royal Ascot

    International Horse Racing August 14, 2014 9:24 am

    A new Group One sprint for three-year-olds at Royal Ascot has been unveiled by the European Pattern Committee. The six-furlong (1200m) race, which will be introduced from next season, is one of a number of changes to the European program which attempts to address the current lack of opportunities for […]

     
 
 
 
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