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  • Freelance Frankie has champion dreams

    International Horse Racing October 23, 2012 10:42 am

    Frankie Dettori could bid to become champion jockey for a fourth time after ending his long association with Godolphin. The Italian is going freelance in 2013 after being retained by Sheikh Mohammed’s operation for the last 18 years, during which time he won the title three times in 1994, 1995 […]

     
  • Chantal Sutherland retires from riding

    International Horse Racing October 22, 2012 1:12 pm

    America’s leading female jockey Chantal Sutherland has announced her retirement at the age of 36. Sutherland went home to Canada to ride in the final races of her career on Sunday and then announced her retirement in a lengthy statement on her website. There was no fairytale ending with Sutherland […]

     
  • Excelebration to target Breeders’ Cup Mile

    International Horse Racing October 22, 2012 11:57 am

    The Breeders’ Cup Mile is likely to be the next mission for Excelebration as Aidan O’Brien believes the horse is still “on the upgrade” after the four-year-old ran out an impressive winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot. Trainer Aidan O’Brien said there was still improvement in the […]

     
  • Cirrus Des Aigles bound for Hong Kong

    International Horse Racing October 22, 2012 11:36 am

    Cirrus Des Aigles is likely to have another crack at the Hong Kong Cup in December after his fighting second to Frankel in the Champion Stakes at Ascot on Saturday. Trainer Corine Barande-Barbe is keen to give her stable star another chance at the mile-and-a-quarter (2000m)feature after he was fifth […]

     
  • Dettori ends permanent tie with Godolphin

    International Horse Racing October 22, 2012 2:45 am

    Italian jockey Frankie Dettori has ended his 18-year permanent association with Godolphin, Sheikh Mohammed’s famous horseracing stable. Dettori, who has ridden nine English Classic winners for Godolphin, says he needs a “new challenge” but will still compete in the stable’s blue silks on a freelance basis. Dettori said on Sunday […]

     
  • Frankel to prepare for new career

    International Horse Racing October 21, 2012 6:39 pm

    Frankel will slowly prepare for life as a stallion at Banstead Manor Stud near Newmarket after bowing out with a perfect record of 14 wins from 14 starts in the Champion Stakes at Ascot. It was not as pretty to watch as so many of his other majestic performances but […]

     
  • A double to Dermot Weld at Ascot

    International Horse Racing October 21, 2012 10:24 am

    Dermot Weld showed why he has such a tremendous record around the world by displaying his unique art with a double on Champions Day at Ascot. The master Irish trainer has captured major global events such as the Melbourne Cup twice and the Belmont Stakes in America, as well as […]

     
  • Magnificent Frankel powers to 14th win

    International Horse Racing October 21, 2012 2:27 am

    Frankel produced perhaps his finest performance on Saturday to retain his unbeaten record with his 14th victory in the Group One Champion Stakes (2000m). The Henry Cecil-trained colt — winning his 10th Group One race and likely to be his last — had stumbled out of the barrier but recovered […]

     
  • Sell-out crowd expected for Frankel

    International Horse Racing October 20, 2012 6:36 am

    Frankel is still set to head a star-studded cast on Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday (Sunday AEDT) as long as the ground is considered safe for the world’s highest-rated racehorse. The going at the Berkshire track on Friday afternoon eased from soft all round to soft on the straight […]

     
  • Jockey lets Frankel do the talking

    International Horse Racing October 19, 2012 10:12 pm

    Irish jockey Tom Queally has been the unsung hero of racing superstar Frankel’s 13-race unbeaten run. But even if the great horse wins his 14th and likely final race at Ascot on Saturday, don’t expect the 28-year-old Irishman to be pushing himself to the front to claim the credit. For […]

     
 
 
 
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