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  • Ruthless Sprinter Sacre wins again

    International Horse Racing News April 6, 2013 6:24 am

    Jumps racing phenomenon Sprinter Sacre has stretched his winning streak to nine in the Grade One Melling Chase at Aintree. The seven-year-old, known as the Frankel of the jumps scene, made light of the extra half-mile (800m) to his preferred distance of two miles to cruise home 4-1/2 lengths clear […]

  • Tony McCoy chooses Grand National mount

    International Horse Racing News April 5, 2013 10:54 am

    Tony McCoy has decided to ride the Ted Walsh-trained Colbert Station in Saturday’s Grand National at Aintree. The champion jockey faced a difficult choice as his other JP McManus-owned option was Jonjo O’Neill’s Sunnyhillboy, beaten by the narrowest margin in National history 12 months ago by Neptune Collonges. “He’s won […]

  • Darley acquires interest in Animal Kingdom

    International Horse Racing News April 4, 2013 9:48 am

    Sheikh Mohammed has bought into Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom, acquiring a 29 per cent share. It means Animal Kingdom will stand in the northern hemisphere at Darley’s Jonabell Farm in Kentucky. John Messara, who bought 75 per cent of Animal Kingdom from Team Valor before the World Cup, […]

  • Big guns poised for Coronation Cup

    International Horse Racing News April 4, 2013 9:24 am

    St Nicholas Abbey and Cirrus Des Aigles are among 35 entries for the Coronation Cup at Epsom on June 1. Dunaden, winner of the 2011 Melbourne Cup and runner-up Red Cadeaux are also in the mix. The Aidan O’Brien-trained St Nicholas Abbey has won the race for the past two […]

  • Camelot nominated for Lockinge

    International Horse Racing News April 4, 2013 9:24 am

    Dual Derby winner Camelot could reappear in the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on May 18. Aidan O’Brien’s star, who narrowly failed to lift the triple crown last season, is one of 32 entries for the one mile (1600m) event. It would represent a significant drop in distance from the St […]

  • Dunlop thrilled with Cadeaux Cup placing

    International Horse Racing News April 2, 2013 11:48 am

    Ed Dunlop is considering the next plan of attack with Red Cadeaux following his fantastic run in defeat in the Dubai World Cup on Saturday. The globetrotting seven-year-old has been a magnificent servant to his connections in recent seasons, going down by just a nose in the 2011 Melbourne Cup […]

  • Jockey to face new inquiry over India ban

    International Horse Racing News April 2, 2013 11:42 am

    Jockey Martin Dwyer will have to wait even longer to see if he can overturn the near two-month suspension handed to him by the Royal Western India Turf Club. He has been vindicated in so far that his case has been referred back to the stipendiary stewards for further investigation. […]

  • Watering begins at Aintree

    International Horse Racing News April 2, 2013 9:24 am

    Aintree has started watering its three tracks ahead of the Grand National meeting which begins on Thursday. With little rainfall forecast during the week, course officials are striving to maintain perfect underfoot conditions for the world’s most famous steeplechase on Saturday. Clerk of the course Andrew Tulloch said watering began […]

  • Nicholls eyeing another Grand National

    International Horse Racing News April 1, 2013 7:00 am

    Paul Nicholls has confirmed Daryl Jacob will partner Join Together in the Grand National at Aintree on Saturday. Nicholls and Jacob combined to take the famous steeplechase with Neptune Collonges 12 months ago and will this time team up with a horse who is best priced at 20-1 for the […]

  • Classic glory in Dubai for Aidan O’Brien

    International Horse Racing News March 31, 2013 5:12 pm

    Coolmore stalwart St Nicholas Abbey has set a 2400 metre track record at Meydan in winning the Dubai Sheema Classic. Given an inspired ride by Joseph O’Brien, the Aidan O’Brien-trained six-year-old avenged his close second last year to Cirrus des Aigles when he beat Japanese mare Gentildonna. St Nicholas Abbey […]