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International Horse Racing

  • Gordon Lord Byron on target for Hong Kong

    International Horse Racing November 23, 2014 8:12 am

    Gordon Lord Byron has shown his fitness for his upcoming Hong Kong trip with a racecourse gallop at Dundalk. The much travelled six-year-old, a Group One winner in Australia in March, will be running at the Hong Kong International meeting on December 14 for the third time. He has finished […]

  • Trainer Philip Fenton banned for 3 years

    International Horse Racing November 23, 2014 8:09 am

    Trainer Philip Fenton has been disqualified for three years following an Irish Turf Club hearing on Saturday. Fenton was called before racing officials after being found guilty and fined for possessing anabolic steroids and other banned substances at a district court hearing last month. A cardboard box packed with 25 […]

  • Modest Moore strives for racing perfection

    International Horse Racing November 19, 2014 1:57 pm

    Ryan Moore admits it is flattering to be hailed as the best rider in the world, but is not letting such praise go to his head. Moore has enjoyed another stellar year, with Protectionist’s Melbourne Cup win filling another rare blank on his packed CV. His perfectly timed delivery of […]

  • Jockey Tom Queally banned from driving

    International Horse Racing November 18, 2014 7:03 am

    Frankel’s jockey Tom Queally has been banned from driving for 22 months after a court rejected his claim he was sleep walking while drink driving. Queally, who rode the unbeaten Frankel to all his 14 wins, was more than twice over the limit after being found asleep behind the wheel […]

  • Irish racing legend Dessie Hughes dies

    International Horse Racing November 17, 2014 8:24 am

    Dessie Hughes, a giant of Irish jumps racing both as a jockey and a trainer, has died from cancer at the age of 71. Hughes rode Monksfield to win the 1979 Champion Hurdle and then sent out Hardy Eustace to claim the 2004 and 2005 editions of the hurdling crown […]

  • Mullins keeps faith in Hurricane Fly

    International Horse Racing November 15, 2014 7:24 am

    Willie Mullins is confident Hurricane Fly still has what it takes to make his mark at the top level ahead of his return in the Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown. Having already racked up an astonishing 19 Grade One victories, the 10-year-old will undoubtedly go down as one of the greatest […]

  • Rich Tapestry to make history for HK

    International Horse Racing October 31, 2014 7:03 am

    Rich Tapestry is set to make history as Hong Kong’s first Breeders’ Cup runner. Trainer Michael Chang Chun-wai took Rich Tapestry to the United States in September to acclimatise and he showed how well he had settled in with a Grade One win on October 4 at Santa Anita, the […]

  • Telescope camp banking on Ryan Moore

    International Horse Racing October 29, 2014 10:09 am

    Connections of Telescope believe Cox Plate winning jockey Ryan Moore can make the most of the favourite’s inside draw in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita. Moore, fresh from steering Adelaide to a history-making win in Australia on Saturday, has partnered the Sir Michael Stoute-trained colt in his past […]

  • Shared Belief favourite for Classic

    International Horse Racing October 28, 2014 3:09 pm

    The unbeaten Shared Belief is the early favourite for the Breeders’ Cup Classic ahead of Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome. Shared Belief is at 9-5 after drawing gate six with California Chrome (4-1) to jump from 13. Mike Smith, who has won more Breeders’ Cup races than any other jockey, […]

  • Tac De Boistron wins French Group One

    International Horse Racing October 27, 2014 7:27 pm

    Tac De Boistron has claimed his second win in the Group One Prix Royal Oak at Longchamp. Owned by Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock, Tac De Boistron campaigned in Australia in 2012 but was sent back to Marc Botti in England after failing on firm tracks in the Geelong and Melbourne Cups. […]