International Horse Racing

  • Godolphin set to wait on Farhh decision

    International Horse Racing June 6, 2013 12:54 pm

    Godolphin insist no Royal Ascot target has been decided upon for Farhh despite further support for Animal Kingdom in the market for the Queen Anne Stakes. Lockinge winner Farhh is entered in both the Queen Anne on the first day of the meeting and the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes 24 […]

  • Derby winner Orb favoured for Belmont

    International Horse Racing June 6, 2013 11:36 am

    Kentucky Derby winner Orb was made the 3-1 favourite over Revolutionary and Preakness champion Oxbow on Wednesday as the draw was made for Saturday’s 145th running of the Belmont Stakes. The 1 1/2-mile (2400m) showdown of three-year-olds is the final leg in American flat racing’s Triple Crown, which has not […]

  • Athos set for Hardwicke at Royal Ascot

    International Horse Racing June 5, 2013 12:18 pm

    Mount Athos is set to tackle the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot following his easy success at Chester last month. The six-year-old was a nine-length winner of the Ormonde Stakes on his first start since finishing fifth in the Melbourne Cup and 12th in the Japan Cup last November. Trainer […]

  • Godolphin stable starts to pick up pieces

    International Horse Racing June 5, 2013 11:06 am

    Godolphin’s Moulton Paddocks stable made a speedy return to action at Lingfield with a winner from the first runner since the Mahmood Al Zarooni scandal broke. The yard on the Bury Road in Newmarket was closed for investigation by Godolphin principal Sheikh Mohammed after trainer Al Zarooni was found guilty […]

  • Derby winner doesn’t rate

    International Horse Racing June 5, 2013 8:54 am

    Ruler Of The World has been given the lowest rating of any Epsom Derby winner this century by the British Horseracing Authority’s senior handicapper. Phil Smith gives Aidan O’Brien’s unbeaten colt a figure of just 120 following his defeat of Libertarian, although he admits he has the potential to improve […]

  • Butler set to face steroid charges

    International Horse Racing June 5, 2013 8:00 am

    Trainer Gerard Butler is set to face charges over his over his use of the drug Sungate, which contains a banned anabolic steroid. The Newmarket trainer admitted to being subject to a British Horseracing Association investigation concerning the joint treatment, which was developed by an Italian company and contains stanozolol. […]

  • So Wotif set to improve in Creswick Stakes

    International Horse Racing June 4, 2013 6:12 pm

    New Zealand trainer Richard Collett expects So Wotif to show the benefit of his first Australian start when the three-year-old runs in Saturday’s Listed Creswick Stakes. So Wotif finished third in his Melbourne debut at Caulfield and Collett believes the extra time spent in Australia and a step up to […]

  • Charlie Appleby to replace Al Zarooni

    International Horse Racing June 4, 2013 5:12 pm

    Charlie Appleby is set to take over at Godolphin’s Moulton Paddocks yard following former trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni’s eight-year ban. Long-time Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor has been overseeing matters at the yard in recent weeks following Al Zarooni’s admission he administered anabolic steroids to a number of horses in […]

  • Moonlight Cloud to skip Royal Ascot sprint

    International Horse Racing June 4, 2013 12:18 pm

    Trainer Freddy Head has decided Moonlight Cloud will miss Royal Ascot, with the top-class mare having Deauville as her top priority. Although a triple Group One winner herself and sportingly kept in training as a five-year-old by owner George Strawbridge, Moonlight Cloud is just as well known for getting as […]

  • Ascot Gold Cup winner ready for return

    International Horse Racing June 4, 2013 12:06 pm

    Rite Of Passage is on course to make his seasonal debut in the Seamus & Rosemary McGrath Memorial Saval Beg Stakes at Leopardstown on Friday. The 2010 Ascot Gold Cup winner has not been seen since last October when he overcame a lengthy absence to claim Ascot’s British Champions Long […]

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