International Horse Racing

  • Snow Fairy stripped of Deauville win

    International Horse Racing November 30, 2012 8:30 am

    Trainer Ed Dunlop’s star mare Snow Fairy has been stripped of her victory in the Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville after failing a test for a banned substance. Dunlop explained it was due to anti-inflammatory treatment the five-year-old had been receiving. Snow Fairy has struggled with injury through her career, […]

  • Group One winner Borderlescott retired

    International Horse Racing November 29, 2012 9:15 am

    Dual Nunthorpe Stakes winner Borderlescott has been retired. Trainer Robin Bastiman said age had caught up with the 10-year-old who last ran a month ago. Borderlescott won back to back Nunthorpes in 2008 and 2009 and also recorded victories in other major sprint races including the Stewards’ Cup and King […]

  • Buck’s heads Hurdle contenders

    International Horse Racing November 28, 2012 8:45 am

    Big Buck’s will face a maximum of seven rivals when he seeks to win the Long Distance Hurdle for the fourth year running at Newbury on Saturday. Paul Nicholls’ crack performer is unbeaten in 17 races since he returned to hurdles after unseating Sam Thomas in the Hennessy at the […]

  • Stewards to hear Dettori case next week

    International Horse Racing November 28, 2012 2:45 am

    French horse racing stewards will meet next week to decide whether to take further action against jockey Frankie Dettori over his positive drug test. The British-based rider tested positive for an unidentified banned substance on September 16 at Longchamp. The medical committee of the French horse racing association temporarily suspended […]

  • Mount Athos, The Fugue to miss Hong Kong Vase

    International Horse Racing November 27, 2012 11:15 am

    The Luca Cumani-trained Mount Athos is one of two English stayers who have been ruled out of the Hong Kong Vase. Mount Athos disappointed the Cumani stable with his Japan Cup effort, bringing to an end an international campaign that started with his luckless fifth in the Melbourne Cup. The […]

  • Moreira booked for Classic lightweight

    International Horse Racing November 26, 2012 3:30 pm

    The jockey destined to keep rewriting Singapore racing’s record books has landed a ride in Australia’s final Group One race of the year. Brazilian maestro Joao Moreira, best known in Australia for his fly-in, fly-out missions to ride for Nathan Tinkler, has secured the mount on Fuddle Dee Duddle in […]

  • Hong Kong awaits Alcopop

    International Horse Racing November 26, 2012 3:30 pm

    The situation awaiting Adelaide galloper Alcopop as he headed to Hong Kong on Monday is as familiar as it is unwanted and undeserved. Alcopop is to run in the Group One Hong Kong Cup, the world’s richest 2000m race on turf, at Sha Tin on Sunday week where he will […]

  • Arc winner Solemia retired

    International Horse Racing November 26, 2012 8:30 am

    Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Solemia has been retired following her failure in the Japan Cup won by local filly Gentildonna. Solemia finished 13th of the 17 runners and trainer Carlos Laffon-Parias announced her retirement immediately after Sunday’s race. “I think she did very well in regard to that […]

  • Gentildonna wins the Japan Cup

    International Horse Racing November 25, 2012 7:00 pm

    Champion Japanese filly Gentildonna has survived a protest to win the Japan Cup by a nose from Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe runner-up Orfevre. The pair came together in the final stages of the 2400m race with a nose separating them on the line but after a stewards’ inquiry, the […]

  • Nicholls counts on Conti for Gold

    International Horse Racing November 25, 2012 12:30 pm

    Silviniaco Conti has stamped himself a worthy successor to the incredible Kauto Star with a spring-heeled display to win the Betfair Chase at Haydock. Champion trainer Paul Nicholls announced the retirement last month of legendary steeplechaser Kauto Star after a breathtaking career that included five King Georges, a brace of […]

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