International Horse Racing

  • 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 […]

  • Orfevre seeking revenge at home

    International Horse Racing November 24, 2012 9:45 am

    Local champion Orfevre will be aiming to avenge his last-gasp Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe defeat as he again clashes with Solemia in Sunday’s Japan Cup in Tokyo. The Japanese raider appeared to have the Longchamp feature won, only to hang across the track in the closing stages and let […]

  • Mount Athos favoured in Japan Cup draw

    International Horse Racing November 23, 2012 11:00 am

    Connections of Mount Athos are hoping the five-year-old can capitalise on a good draw in Sunday’s Japan Cup to make amends for an unlucky run in the Melbourne Cup. The Luca Cumani-trained gelding has been handed stall five in the Group One at Tokyo, as he drops back to a […]

  • Dettori handed temporary French ban

    International Horse Racing November 22, 2012 3:45 am

    Frankie Dettori has been temporarily banned from riding in France “based on medical grounds”, French racing’s ruling body has announced. The suspension follows Tuesday’s inquiry at France Galop’s headquarters in Paris into Dettori’s positive test for a banned substance when he was riding at Longchamp on September 16. A France […]

  • Jakkalberry primed for Japan Cup bid

    International Horse Racing November 21, 2012 9:00 am

    Trainer Marco Botti is looking forward to seeing Melbourne Cup third placegetter Jakkalberry shoot for further international honours in this weekend’s Japan Cup. The six-year-old has enjoyed a fantastic campaign since joining the Newmarket-based Italian at the start of this year, running well in the Dubai Sheema Classic and winning […]

  • Doctors decide on Dettori’s future

    International Horse Racing November 21, 2012 4:45 am

    Riding great Frankie Dettori is due to learn whether he will face a ban for a doping offence after an independent medical commission meets in Paris. The 41-year-old England-based jockey was not present for Tuesday’s hearing before the three-man commission, which was held at the headquarters of French racing’s governing […]

  • Dettori faces key drugs hearing

    International Horse Racing November 20, 2012 4:45 am

    Britain-based jockey Frankie Dettori faces a drugs hearing in Paris which could have a huge impact upon his career as one of Europe’s most successful riders. The Italian, the ‘face’ of British flat racing, tested positive for a banned substance at Parisian course Longchamp on September 16. He now face […]

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