International Horse Racing

  • Hughes sets sights on title defence

    International Horse Racing November 12, 2012 11:15 am

    Richard Hughes has every intention of chasing the jockeys’ championship again next year after being crowned Flat king for the first time at Doncaster on Saturday. Achieving a life-long ambition, Hughes had the title in safe-keeping for some weeks after building up an unassailable lead over Silvestre de Sousa and […]

  • Sacred Falls retains unbeaten record

    International Horse Racing November 11, 2012 2:00 pm

    Boom New Zealand colt Sacred Falls could take on Australia’s best in the autumn after maintaining his unbeaten record in the Group One Two Thousand Guineas in Christchurch. Unbeaten in five starts prior to Saturday’s 1600m race, Sacred Falls was the $1.60 favourite for the Guineas but had a tougher […]

  • Cecil says Frankel has given him strength

    International Horse Racing November 10, 2012 9:15 am

    Sir Henry Cecil has credited Frankel with giving him strength during a season in which he is undergoing treatment for stomach cancer. The world’s best racehorse left his Newmarket stable on Thursday to prepared for his new career as a stallion at his birthplace, Banstead Manor Stud. Frankel left the […]

  • Frankel says goodbye to stable life

    International Horse Racing November 9, 2012 11:45 am

    Sir Henry Cecil bade farewell to Frankel as the world’s best racehorse left his Warren Place stable in Newmarket to begin his new career as a stallion. The four-year-old colt made the short journey to his birthplace Banstead Manor Stud where he will take up stallion duties in 2013. “There […]

  • Botti-trained stars for Hong Kong, Japan

    International Horse Racing November 9, 2012 11:30 am

    Marco Botti has his eyes on a big-race double in the Far East with globetrotters Jakkalberry and Joshua Tree. Both horses have done the Newmarket-based trainer proud, with Joshua Tree taking the Canadian International and Jakkalberry faring best of the European raiders in the Melbourne Cup with an excellent third […]

  • Australian Wilkes trains Breeders’ winner

    International Horse Racing November 4, 2012 5:48 pm

    Ex-pat Australian trainer Ian Wilkes has claimed a famous victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita with Fort Larned who led all the away in North America’s richest race. Fort Larned fought off Mucho Macho Man in a duel down the straight to win the $US5 ($A4.83 million) […]

  • Little Mike causes upset in Breeders Turf

    International Horse Racing November 4, 2012 12:12 pm

    Little Mike has pulled off a big upset in the $US3 million ($A2.9 million), Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita. The five-year-old gelding, trained by Dale Romans, sat off the pace set by Turbo Compressor, but under jockey Ramon Dominguez seized the lead in the straight and held off odds-on […]

  • Champion crown for Kauto Stone

    International Horse Racing November 4, 2012 9:12 am

    Kauto Stone upheld the family name as he emulated his legendary half-brother Kauto Star by winning the Champion Chase at Down Royal. Kauto Star, who was retired earlier this week, won the race in 2008 and 2010 and his younger sibling added his name to the roll of honour with […]

  • Delzangles wins Breeders’ Cup race

    International Horse Racing November 3, 2012 12:00 pm

    The trainer and jockey who combined to win last year’s Melbourne Cup have enhanced their international reputations on the first day of Breeders’ Cup racing. French raider Flotilla surged through an opening in the stretch to give Europe a first win Friday in the 2012 Breeders’ Cup with a triumph […]

  • Game On Dude out to set record straight

    International Horse Racing November 2, 2012 11:36 am

    Through no fault of his own, the storyline Game On Dude carries with him is not as glamorous as some of the more recent yarns that have dominated the pre-race hype for the Breeders’ Cup Classic. He is not an established champion trying for a repeat win a la Curlin […]

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