International Horse Racing

  • 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 […]

  • Kauto Star to meet fans at Haydock

    International Horse Racing November 2, 2012 11:15 am

    Haydock Park have confirmed Kauto Star will parade at the track later this month and a statue of the legendary chaser will also be unveiled. Trainer Paul Nicholls and owner Clive Smith announced on Wednesday the dual Cheltenham Gold Cup hero and five-time King George VI Chase victor had run […]

  • O’Brien says Santa Anita will suit Abbey

    International Horse Racing November 1, 2012 3:33 pm

    Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien believes St Nicholas Abbey will find the sun-baked turf track at Santa Anita to his liking when he defends his Breeders’ Cup Turf title. Last year at Churchill Downs, St Nicholas Abbey made O’Brien’s son Joseph O’Brien the youngest jockey to win a Breeders’ Cup race […]

  • Starspangledbanner’s fitness in spotlight

    International Horse Racing November 1, 2012 8:03 am

    Former Australian Starspangledbanner is being monitored closely ahead of his bid for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita on Saturday (Sunday AEDT). Trainer Aidan O’Brien admitted slight concern about the six-year-old’s legs since he arrived in California from Ireland but hoped the problem would be successfully treated. “Since […]

  • Legendary jumper Kauto Star retired

    International Horse Racing November 1, 2012 7:51 am

    Kauto Star’s legendary career has come to an end with the dual Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, described as a “once-in-a-lifetime horse” by his trainer Paul Nicholls, officially retired. Regarded as one of the greatest horses in jump racing history, Kauto Star won the Gold Cup in 2007 and 2009 and […]

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