International Horse Racing

  • Frankel’s sister Joyeuse entered for Royal Ascot

    International Horse Racing June 16, 2013 11:30 am

    Joyeuse, a half-sister to the mighty Frankel, is among 28 entries for the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot on Friday. The two-year-old daughter of Oasis Dream made an impressive start to her career, winning a Lingfield maiden by 3-1/4 lengths last month. Owned by Khalid Abdullah and trained by Lady […]

  • Escape for jockey caught in track hole

    International Horse Racing June 16, 2013 11:06 am

    A jockey and his rider had a lucky escape at Auckland’s last race meeting of the season when a six-metre-deep hole opened up underneath them, sending the pair tumbling down the track. Jockey Rogan Norvall escaped serious injury when he was sent flying from seven-year-old gelding Buckles in the seventh […]

  • Velazquez backs himself for Ascot mission

    International Horse Racing June 15, 2013 12:00 pm

    You could not find a cooler head for a Royal Ascot mission of quite enormous importance than John Velazquez. Animal Kingdom heads for the Queen Anne Stakes as perhaps the greatest American-trained horse to run in Britain, certainly as good as any since another Kentucky Derby winner, Reigh Count, failed […]

  • Injured star jockey Dominguez retires

    International Horse Racing June 14, 2013 5:24 pm

    Eclipse Award-winning jockey Ramon Dominguez has announced his retirement on doctors’ advice because of head injuries sustained in a January fall at Aqueduct. The 36-year-old New York-based rider said he had hoped to resume his career but doctors advised him to retire after he fractured his skull. “Riding thoroughbreds has […]

  • Queen’s Vase to honour Sir Henry Cecil

    International Horse Racing June 14, 2013 11:12 am

    Ascot racecourse has announced the Queen’s Vase at next week’s Royal meeting will be run in memory of Sir Henry Cecil, who died on Tuesday. With 75 victories, Cecil was won more races at the Royal meeting than any other trainer and he won the Queen’s Vase eight times. The […]

  • Shea Shea plans extend beyond King’s Stand

    International Horse Racing June 14, 2013 11:00 am

    Mike de Kock has unveiled an audacious plan for King’s Stand Stakes favourite Shea Shea to step up in trip for next month’s July Cup. The multiple South African champion trainer has been training the six-year-old uphill in an attempt to familiarise the Al Quoz Sprint winner with Ascot’s stiff […]

  • Dawn Approach still on course for Palace

    International Horse Racing June 14, 2013 10:48 am

    Dawn Approach appears all set to take his chance in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot next week after pleasing trainer Jim Bolger in a piece of work on Thursday morning. Last season’s champion juvenile kept his unbeaten record intact with a breathtaking display in the 2000 Guineas […]

  • Frankel’s brother wins for Jane Cecil

    International Horse Racing June 14, 2013 9:30 am

    Sir Henry Cecil’s widow Jane has sent out the first winners for the stable since the 10-time champion trainer’s death earlier this week. Fittingly the first win came courtesy of Morpheus, a half-brother of Frankel, the brilliant horse that had lit up Cecil’s twilight years. Cecil died on Tuesday at […]

  • Hopes high for Lady Gazerra in Matchmaker

    International Horse Racing June 13, 2013 1:12 pm

    A win by Lady Gazerra in the Queen Of The Valley Matchmaker at Muswellbrook on Friday would prove a fitting salute for the late Jaime Mackay. Lady Gazerra is owned and bred by Mackay’s wife, Jennifer Mackay. He was a leading Australian polo player. “It’s been a shattering couple of […]

  • Family announces private funeral for Cecil

    International Horse Racing June 13, 2013 12:24 pm

    A private funeral for Sir Henry Cecil will be held in Newmarket on Monday week, it has been announced. The legendary trainer died on Tuesday morning, aged 70, following a long battle with stomach cancer. While his funeral will be a family-only occasion, a further celebration of Cecil’s life is […]

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