International Horse Racing

  • Ed Dunlop waits on Red Cadeaux decision

    International Horse Racing December 11, 2012 7:15 am

    Ed Dunlop will see how Red Cadeaux copes with the British winter before deciding whether to prepare his globetrotter for another potentially lucrative trip. The Newmarket trainer is considering the Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan for the six-year-old gelding who registered his first Group One success in the Hong Kong […]

  • O’Brien plots Camelot campaign

    International Horse Racing December 11, 2012 7:15 am

    Trainer Aidan O’Brien has outlined 2013 plans for champion colt Camelot at the Horse Racing Ireland awards at Leopardstown. The Coolmore-owned three-year-old became the first son of his late sire Montjeu to win a mile (1600m) Classic when he claimed the 2000 Guineas in May. He added the Derby at […]

  • Even losers are winners in Hong Kong

    International Horse Racing December 10, 2012 12:45 pm

    Among the declarations made by China’s leader Deng Xiaoping when Hong Kong was handed back to his country in 1997 was one small promise that directly affected more residents of the former British territory than almost any other. “The racing will continue, the dancing will stay,” decreed premier Deng. The […]

  • Trainer hails Sprinter Sacre’s brilliance

    International Horse Racing December 10, 2012 12:00 pm

    Nicky Henderson believes Sprinter Sacre is already close to being the best chaser he has ever trained after his effortless victory in the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown. The six-year-old is unbeaten over fences and never came off the bridle in adding another Grade One to his haul. Henderson houses […]

  • Zac Purton wins Hong Kong Mile on Ambitous Dragon

    International Horse Racing December 9, 2012 7:30 pm

    Australian jockey Zac Purton has guided Hong Kong’s reigning champion Ambitious Dragon to victory in the International Mile at Sha Tin. The Tony Millard-trained Ambitious Dragon was cleared by vets just hours before Sunday’s race after he was found to be moderately lame in a hind leg a day earlier. […]

  • Japan wins International Sprint

    International Horse Racing December 9, 2012 6:00 pm

    Australian mare Sea Siren has finished unplaced in the Hong Kong International Sprint won by Japanese horse Lord Kanaloa. Sea Siren was three-wide most of the way and failed to produce her usual finishing burst while Lord Kanaloa was perfectly poised and raced away to an easy victory over Cerise […]

  • Red Cadeaux wins Hong Kong Vase

    International Horse Racing December 9, 2012 5:30 pm

    English stayer Red Cadeaux has claimed an overdue Group One win in the Hong Kong International Vase at Sha Tin. Denied victory by the barest of margins in the 2011 Melbourne Cup won by Dunaden, the Ed Dunlop-trained Red Cadeaux burst through the pack to claim a narrow win over […]

  • Positive response for Aintree changes

    International Horse Racing December 9, 2012 5:00 pm

    Two new Grand National fence designs have been given a favourable response after they were trialled for the first time at Aintree. Jockeys gave the thumbs up in what appeared to be a seamless change with all the fences on the famous course looking outwardly the same. However, four obstacles […]

  • Sprinter Sacre leads Henderson spree

    International Horse Racing December 9, 2012 1:00 pm

    Sprinter Sacre is now odds-on to win the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham on the back of his easy win in the Tingle Creek at Sandown. His win was part of a four-timer for trainer Nicky Henderson and the undoubted star of the show, extending his unbeaten run over […]

  • Grand National hero in seasonal return

    International Horse Racing December 7, 2012 11:15 am

    Former Grand National winner Ballabriggs kicks off his season with another start over the famous Aintree fences against 15 rivals for Saturday’s Becher Handicap Chase. Donald McCain’s fine stayer ran just twice last term, finishing sixth when attempting to defend his National title, and must concede weight all round over […]

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