International Horse Racing

  • Gatewood confirms Melbourne Cup bid

    International Horse Racing August 27, 2012 9:30 am

    Melbourne spring Cups hopeful Gatewood has taken another step towards his goal with a close second in the Group Two Grand Prix de Deauville. Australian syndicate OTI Racing bought into the John Gosden-trained five-year-old earlier this year with a view to the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups. Gatewood will join the [...]

  • Godolphin share Group One Travers

    International Horse Racing August 26, 2012 6:09 pm

    A bit of Travers history unfolded at the finish line at Saratoga when Sheikh Mohammed’s Alpha caught outsider Golden Ticket on the line with the camera unable to separate the pair. After a few minutes the race was declared a dead-heat, the first time in the 143 runnings of the [...]

  • Melbourne trip imminent for Miss Artistic

    International Horse Racing August 26, 2012 1:54 pm

    New Zealand Oaks winner Miss Artistic will arrive in Melbourne next week as the support act for highly-rated stablemate Zurella. Miss Artistic pleased trainer Shaune Ritchie with her effort to finish third in a 1020m Doomben barrier trial last Tuesday, her first serious hit-out since she finished 10th to Quintessential [...]

  • Dettori wins first Ebor Handicap

    International Horse Racing August 26, 2012 1:48 pm

    It took Frankie Dettori more than 20 years but he finally landed his first Ebor when possible Melbourne Cup contender Willing Foe survived a stewards’ inquiry at York. The Italian jockey has won just about every major race in Europe but the prestigious mile-and-three-quarter (2800m) handicap had previously eluded him. [...]

  • Internationals strengthen Melbourne Cup claims

    International Horse Racing August 26, 2012 9:03 am

    Quest For Peace has emerged as a possible Caulfield Cup contender for English trainer Luca Cumani following a Listed win at Goodwood on Saturday. The horse had had already secured his place on the plane for Cumani’s latest assault on the Melbourne Cup and he backed up his recent Group [...]

  • Dead heat in Group One Travers

    International Horse Racing August 26, 2012 8:45 am

    Alpha and long-shot Golden Ticket have finished in a historic dead heat in the $1 million Travers Stakes on Saturday at Saratoga. It appeared as if 33-1 chance Golden Ticket would pull off a huge upset in the field of 11 three-year-olds. But 2-1 favourite Alpha closed strongly in the [...]

  • Ortensia delivers Nunthorpe glory

    International Horse Racing August 25, 2012 6:54 am

    Australian mare Ortensia has staged a remarkable late run to win the Group One Nunthorpe Stakes at York. Ortensia has taken some time to deliver in England, disappointing on her British debut in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot where compatriot Black Caviar maintained her unbeaten record in the [...]

  • Americain’s trainer claims Yorkshire Oaks

    International Horse Racing August 24, 2012 11:27 am

    Alain de Royer-Dupre took a second British fillies’ Group One of the season back to France after Shareta fought her way through a rainstorm in the Yorkshire Oaks. It has become increasingly recognised in recent years that the relaxed Chantilly trainer, who has Americain heading towards another Melbourne Cup start, [...]

  • Favourite Motivado scrapes into Ebor field

    International Horse Racing August 24, 2012 11:12 am

    Connections of the pre-post favourite breathed a sigh of relief after Motivado just made the cut for the Ebor at York on Saturday. Sir Mark Prescott’s charge got in the valuable staying handicap as number 19 of a maximum 20-strong field. He only gained his place in the line-up thanks [...]

  • Wet track for Ortensia in Nunthorpe

    International Horse Racing August 24, 2012 8:57 am

    Australian mare Ortensia’s chance to snare a Group One win in England has been dealt a blow with a wet track for the Nunthorpe Stakes at York. Trainer Paul Messara has walked the track and says the prestigious sprint on Friday (Saturday morning AEST) will be run on a track [...]

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