International Horse Racing

  • Long John primed for UAE Derby

    International Horse Racing March 27, 2014 3:42 pm

    Star jockey Mickael Barzalona has declared Caulfield Guineas winner Long John his best chance of success on World Cup night in Dubai. Formerly trained in Australia by Peter Snowden, Long John runs in the Group Two UAE Derby (1900m) after a dominant last-start win in the UAE 2000 Guineas, his [...]

  • National fever bubbling for Tindall

    International Horse Racing March 27, 2014 9:48 am

    Rugby union ace Mike Tindall is looking forward to his first Grand National experience with Monbeg Dude at Aintree. The former England star famously bought the horse on impulse in January 2010 and his snap decision has already reaped rich reward, with victory in last season’s Welsh National. But part-owner [...]

  • Wide draw for Ruler in World Cup

    International Horse Racing March 27, 2014 9:30 am

    English Derby winner Ruler Of The World will have to defy barrier 12 if he is to win the Dubai World Cup at Meydan on Saturday, when he will be sporting new colours. Al Shaqab Racing has purchased a 50 per cent share in the horse and he will race [...]

  • Trainer thrilled with Treve workout

    International Horse Racing March 24, 2014 9:06 am

    Champion filly Treve has delighted her trainer Criquette Head-Maarek ahead of her eagerly anticipated return to action in the Prix Ganay. The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner was the world’s equal top rated horse of 2013 alongside Australian champion Black Caviar. She stretched her unbeaten record to five with [...]

  • Asmussen investigated for racehorse abuse

    International Horse Racing March 23, 2014 9:48 am

    Steve Asmussen has sacked his assistant trainer Scott Blasi in the wake of allegations of mistreatment of horses in the stable. Authorities in New York and Kentucky launched an investigation last week after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) provided video evidence from an undercover investigation of Asmussen [...]

  • Waley-Cohen keen on Long Run at Aintree

    International Horse Racing March 23, 2014 9:18 am

    Jockey Sam Waley-Cohen believes Long Run’s class will come to the fore when he tackles the unique Aintree fences in the Grand National. The amateur rider already has the 2011 Cheltenham Gold Cup on his resume courtesy of Long Run and while the horse has not been as impressive as [...]

  • Philip Fenton hearing adjourned again

    International Horse Racing March 21, 2014 8:30 am

    Irish trainer Philip Fenton will have to wait at least another several weeks to defend himself against charges of possession of steroids. The 49-year-old sat by himself at the back of the district court in County Tipperary on Thursday as lawyers pleaded for more time to deal with submissions in [...]

  • British jockey banned for six months

    International Horse Racing March 19, 2014 9:24 am

    British jockey Pat Cosgrave has been banned for six months for improper riding in a race in Dubai. The 31-year-old, who rode Society Rock to win the 2011 Golden Jubilee at Royal Ascot, was aboard third-placed Anaerobio in the Group One Jebel Hatta at Meydan on March 8. Cosgrave set [...]

  • Injury ends Seabass National dream

    International Horse Racing March 19, 2014 9:00 am

    Seabass has been withdrawn from the Grand National after suffering a serious injury on Monday. Trained by Ted Walsh and ridden by his daughter, Katie, Seabass was third at Aintree in 2012 and went off the 11-2 favourite last year only to finish 13th. The 11-year-old finished last in his [...]

  • Local bookies cleaned out by Lord’s win

    International Horse Racing March 17, 2014 1:06 pm

    Bookmakers close to Jim Culloty’s stables in County Cork are still counting the cost of Lord Windermere’s victory in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. The betting shop in nearby Churchtown had no time to replenish the coffers after being hit by the trainer’s success with 12-1 shot Spring Heeled in Thursday’s [...]

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