International Horse Racing

  • Queen’s Gold Cup winner fails drug test

    International Horse Racing July 23, 2014 3:06 pm

    A horse owned by the Queen which won one of England’s most prestigious races has failed a drugs test, Buckingham Palace says. Estimate, which lifted the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in 2013 and came second in this year’s edition, has tested positive for morphine, a banned substance. A statement […]

  • Queen’s horse fails drugs test

    International Horse Racing July 23, 2014 9:18 am

    The Queen’s Group One winner Estimate has been named as one of five horses in Britain to test positive for morphine. The winner of the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in 2013 and second in the same race this year, Estimate is trained by Sir Michael Stoute. The British Horseracing […]

  • Racehorse owned by Queen fails dope test

    International Horse Racing July 23, 2014 6:18 am

    A racehorse owned by Queen Elizabeth II that won the prestigious Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last year has tested positive for the banned substance morphine. Buckingham Palace says that early indications suggest that the five-year-old filly, Estimate, consumed the substance as a result of contaminated feed. John Warren, the […]

  • Tony McCoy savours jumps record

    International Horse Racing July 20, 2014 8:30 am

    Champion jumps jockey Tony McCoy has set a new mark for the number of winners after riding It’s A Gimme to victory at Market Rasen. McCoy joined his old boss, trainer Martin Pipe, on 4191 on Wednesday and posted the record three days later. The 19-times champion jockey cut a […]

  • Bracelet gives Aidan O’Brien another Oaks

    International Horse Racing July 20, 2014 8:18 am

    Royal Ascot winner Bracelet has fought off her Aidan O’Brien-trained stable companion Tapestry and British raider Volume to clinch the Irish Oaks at the Curragh. There was a controversial prelude to Saturday’s Group One feature when Epsom Oaks third Volume, trained by Luca Cumani, had to be re-plated after being […]

  • South African Khumalo to ride at Ascot

    International Horse Racing July 18, 2014 9:24 am

    South African jockey S’manga Khumalo has been announced as one of the international jockeys taking part in the Shergar Cup at Ascot next month. The 28-year-old, who is nicknamed ‘Bling’ after he dyed his hair blond, last year became the first black South African to ride the winner of the […]

  • Taghrooda causes King George shake-up

    International Horse Racing July 18, 2014 9:00 am

    Taghrooda is close to disputing second-favouritism behind Telescope for the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot after her unexpected withdrawal from this weekend’s Irish Oaks. The John Gosden-trained filly was odds-on to make it a Classic double after her victory in the English Oaks, but owner Sheikh […]

  • McCoy equals Martin Pipe’s record

    International Horse Racing July 17, 2014 9:24 am

    Champion jumps jockey Tony McCoy has equalled trainer Martin Pipe’s career tally of 4191 winners with a typically powerful display aboard On The Record at Uttoxeter. McCoy drove the favourite over the line after a tough tussle with Bangkok Pete. The 25-1 outsider pushed On the Record all the way […]

  • Rain scuppers Gatsby at Longchamp

    International Horse Racing July 14, 2014 1:00 pm

    French Derby winner The Grey Gatsby has been well beaten in the Grand Prix de Paris held on a rain-sodden Longchamp. The Kevin Ryan-trained colt finished sixth as Andre Fabre’s Gallante produced a shock victory in Sunday’s 2400m Group One. Favourite Prince Gibraltar, an unlucky third in the French Derby, […]

  • Slade Power adds July Cup to resume

    International Horse Racing July 13, 2014 12:06 pm

    Slade Power has set up a tantalising clash with Lankan Rupee by adding the July Cup to his Group One resume. The Eddie Lynam-trained horse will take on Lankan Rupee in the VRC Sprint at Flemington in November before he begins stud duties with Darley. “I’ve always spoke of him […]

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