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  • Danedream owner retires Arc winner

    International Horse Racing December 22, 2012 9:15 am

    Champion German mare Danedream has been retired and a date with Frankel awaits in the new year. The winner of the 2011 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and this year’s King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Danedream was denied the chance to defend her Arc crown in Paris due […]

     
  • Cash boost for Sunday racing in Britain

    International Horse Racing December 21, 2012 11:30 am

    Racecourses prepared to stage Sunday meetings are to be given a cash incentive as part of the Levy Board’s $A17 million increase in prize money for 2013. The Board’s Betting Patterns Working Party (BPWP) has proposed an offer of $7,800 supplementary prize money payment to fixtures on Sundays which offer […]

     
  • Jockey Eddie Ahern faces corruption charge

    International Horse Racing December 20, 2012 8:30 am

    A jockey and a former Premier League footballer are among six men charged with serious breaches of horseracing rules in the latest corruption scandal to hit the sport in Britain. The British Horseracing Authority says Irish jockey Eddie Ahern, who has ridden more than 1000 winners in Britain, is accused […]

     
  • Saimee Jumaat outed for 18 months

    International Horse Racing December 19, 2012 6:15 pm

    Nine time Singapore champion jockey Saimee Jumaat has been disqualified for 18 months and fined $50,000 for his handling of a horse at Kranji earlier this month. Saimee was found guilty of failing to take all reasonable measures to obtain the best possible placing aboard Profound on December 7. He […]

     
  • Small window of hope for Hereford

    International Horse Racing December 17, 2012 12:15 pm

    Hereford’s owner Arena Racing Company claimed it was still open to negotiation over the potential for the racecourse to be re-opened at some stage in the future. Only 17 years remain on the lease for the National Hunt venue with Herefordshire Council, and with ARC maintaining it is not financially […]

     
  • Giles Cross in top order for Welsh feature

    International Horse Racing December 17, 2012 11:45 am

    Victor Dartnall is hoping Giles Cross can give his Barnstaple team something to cheer about by ending the season on a high in the Welsh National. The Devon trainer had to shut up shop due to an outbreak of equine herpes last month, but the stable is back up and […]

     
  • At The Races upbeat despite Ascot loss

    International Horse Racing December 15, 2012 12:00 pm

    At The Races insisted “no material impact on ATR’s profitability is expected” after it was announced Ascot is to switch broadcaster to Racing UK from the start of the 2014 Royal meeting. Racecourse Media Group-owned Racing UK are responsible for the majority of Britain’s major racecourses, including Cheltenham and Newmarket, […]

     
  • No change for showpiece racing events

    International Horse Racing December 14, 2012 11:45 am

    Both the English Derby and the Grand National are set to stay in their familiar time slots in 2013 despite Channel 4 assuming control of television coverage. BBC television lost the rights to Channel 4, who have chosen a new production team from IMG Sports Media, with 88 days of […]

     
  • Sea The Stars progeny in 2014 Derby entry

    International Horse Racing December 13, 2012 12:00 pm

    No less than 33 yearlings from the first crop of the brilliant Sea The Stars are among the 406 entries revealed today for the 2014 English Derby. Sea The Stars won the Derby in 2009 during a fantastic campaign that saw him win six Group One prizes in as many […]

     
  • Kauto Star to be assessed for dressage

    International Horse Racing December 12, 2012 8:45 am

    Retired jumps legend Kauto Star has left Paul Nicholls’ stable amid controversy, with owner Clive Smith sending him to be assessed as a dressage competitor. Nicholls was unhappy with the decision having hoped Kauto Star would see out his days with Clifford Baker, the trainer’s head lad and Kauto Star’s […]

     
 
 
 
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