International Horse Racing

  • Virus shuts down English stable

    International Horse Racing November 16, 2012 9:45 am

    English trainers have been told to be on guard following the shut-down of trainer Victor Dartnall’s Devon stables due to an outbreak of equine herpes virus in the form of equine neurological disease. Dartnall had runners as recently as Saturday at Wincanton while his last winners came at Exeter and […]

  • Prebble chalks up 600th win

    International Horse Racing November 15, 2012 4:30 pm

    November has proven to be a stellar month for jockey Brett Prebble who not only claimed the Melbourne Cup but also his 600th winner in Hong Kong. Prebble chalked up his 599th win when he steered the Caspar Fownes-trained Fiery Raider to victory in the first race at Sha Tin […]

  • No performance-enhancing drug for Dettori

    International Horse Racing November 15, 2012 6:30 am

    Frankie Dettori’s failed drugs test in September was not for a performance-enhancing substance, the British-based Italian jockey’s lawyer says. Dettori, one of the outstanding riders of his generation, is now set to face a medical hearing before the medical committee of France Galop, French horse-racing’s ruling body, after it was […]

  • Dettori tests positive at Longchamp

    International Horse Racing November 14, 2012 3:15 am

    Frankie Dettori, one of the outstanding jockeys of his generation, failed a drugs test when riding at Longchamp in France in September, his lawyer has announced. The legendary Italian rider’s positive result will be the subject of a hearing conducted by France Galop, French racing’s governing body, in Paris next […]

  • Grands Crus poised for winning return

    International Horse Racing November 13, 2012 11:15 am

    David Pipe has reaffirmed his belief Grands Crus is a well handicapped horse ahead of his eagerly anticipated return at Cheltenham. The top-class staying hurdler made a brilliant start to his career over fences last term, completing a hat-trick with a devastating performance in the Feltham Novices’ Chase at Kempton, […]

  • 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 […]

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