International Horse Racing

  • 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 […]

  • James McDonald wins at Leicester

    International Horse Racing June 4, 2013 9:00 am

    James McDonald has celebrated his first winner in Britain at just his second ride, guiding Cable Bay home at Leicester. The New Zealand champion settled in Sydney a year ago after taking his homeland by storm to ride more than 200 winners from 896 rides in the 2010-11 season. The […]

  • Patkai on comeback trail

    International Horse Racing June 3, 2013 12:54 pm

    Top-class stayer Patkai is set to make an astonishing return from four years off the track in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot later this month. The eight-year-old beat all bar legendary four-time winner Yeats in the prestigious two-and-a-half-mile (4000m) Group One in 2009, but has since been sidelined by […]

  • Intello wins French Derby

    International Horse Racing June 3, 2013 9:12 am

    Favourite Intello has romped home to give jockey Olivier Peslier his second French Derby success at Chantilly. Intello (15-8), who gave trainer Andre Fabre his fourth win in the race, won by two lengths from the hard charging Morandi to give the Wertheimer Family their first win in the Derby […]

  • Ruler of the World reigns at Epsom Derby

    International Horse Racing June 2, 2013 5:36 pm

    The aptly named Ruler Of The World has given trainer Aidan O’Brien his fourth win in the prestigious Epsom Derby and brought up the 10th for owners Coolmore Stud. While the winners celebrated, connections of the raging favourite Dawn Approach were licking their wounds after he failed to run out […]

  • St Nicholas Abbey wins third Coronation

    International Horse Racing June 2, 2013 11:24 am

    St Nicholas Abbey has claimed a history-making third Coronation Cup at Epsom. Having beaten multiple Group One winner Midday two years ago and Ed Dunlop’s globetrotting Red Cadeaux last year, it was 2011 Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden’s turn to chase the six-year-old home. He settled at the rear along with […]

  • First winner as a trainer for Murtagh

    International Horse Racing June 2, 2013 11:18 am

    Jockey Johnny Murtagh has saddled his first winner as a trainer with Benbecula scoring at Tramore. Murtagh, who is combining his riding career with preparing horses, only had his first runners last weekend at the Irish Guineas meeting. Always in the box seat, Ben Curtis kicked for home on Benbecula […]

  • Ruler of the World wins Epsom Derby

    International Horse Racing June 2, 2013 1:24 am

    Ruler of the World gave trainer Aidan O’Brien his fourth winner in the Epsom Derby on Saturday. The 7/1 shot – the first horse since Commander in Chief in 1993 to land the blue riband of the turf without running as a two-year-old – came home under Ryan Moore to […]

  • Dettori misses out in return to saddle

    International Horse Racing June 1, 2013 12:06 pm

    Frankie Dettori has admitted he is a “a bit afraid” for the future but is game for the challenge of rebuilding his career after serving a six-month ban. The 42-year-old returned to the saddle for the first time since completing his suspension for a positive drugs test with three rides […]

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