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  • Sinsational return to form for mare

    International Horse Racing October 6, 2012 6:18 pm

    Shez Sinsational returned to form to take the Group One Spring Classic (2040m) at Hastings on Saturday. Shez Sinsational settled near the rear of the field for Opie Bosson, circled the field with 700m to run and out-finished Giuseppina and He’s Remarkable in the final stages. The Ekraar mare won […]

     
  • Guineas winner Power retires to Coolmore Stud

    International Horse Racing October 6, 2012 11:33 am

    Aidan O’Brien’s Irish 2000 Guineas winner Power has been retired to stand at Coolmore Stud. After a prolific juvenile season which saw him win the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot and the National Stakes at the Curragh, he was strongly fancied for the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. He beat just […]

     
  • Japan’s Orfevre gets tough draw for Arc

    International Horse Racing October 6, 2012 12:21 am

    Camelot can break Japanese hearts and see off the challenge of their favourite Orfevre in Europe’s most prestigious race the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Sunday. Orfevre – Japan’s 2011 horse of the year – is the 13th challenger sent by the Japanese in the past 33 […]

     
  • Great Heavens added to Arc field

    International Horse Racing October 5, 2012 9:51 am

    John Gosden will still have a hand in Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with Nathaniel’s little sister Great Heavens a late entry for the race at Longchamp. Not sighted since her brilliant display to win the Irish Oaks in July, the Lady Rothschild-owned filly was expected to line up […]

     
  • Australian Jockey and footballers charged in UK

    International Horse Racing October 5, 2012 8:24 am

    Australian based English jockey Andrew Heffernan is among nine people charged by the British Horse Racing Authority (BHA) with race fixing offences. Among the other eight unlicensed individuals are three footballers – Michael Chopra of Ipswich Town, Nottingham Forest’s James Coppinger and former England Under-21 international Mark Wilson. The allegations […]

     
  • English footballers charged over betting

    International Horse Racing October 5, 2012 12:12 am

    Three footballers are among a group who have been charged by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) following an investigation into suspicious betting activity. Ipswich’s Michael Chopra, Nottingham Forest loanee James Coppinger, ex-Manchester United player Mark Wilson and six others are accused of “serious breaches of the rules of racing”. Jockey […]

     
  • Frankel’s biggest fan an Australian?

    International Horse Racing October 4, 2012 3:43 pm

    Frankel has captured the imagination of the racing industry all over the world. It’s hard not to be swept up in Frankel fever – the four year old is unbeaten, having recorded some of the most breathtaking wins imaginable. His 2000 Guineas annihilation and his Queen Anne Stakes romp at Royal […]

     
  • Cornwall horse positive to swamp fever

    International Horse Racing October 4, 2012 7:00 am

    A horse in Cornwall has tested positive for Equine Infectious Anaemia, commonly known as “swamp fever”, the same condition that has closed down Cologne racecourse in Germany. Last year’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Danedream is housed at Cologne, along with over 300 other horses and all of them […]

     
  • Frankie Dettori to ride Camelot in Arc

    International Horse Racing October 4, 2012 6:45 am

    Italian riding great Frankie Dettori has received a surprise call-up to ride Irish champion Camelot in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on Sunday. The 41-year-old, who is retained by Godolphin and won the last of his three Arcs in 2002 on Marienbard, got the rare ride on an Aidan […]

     
  • Chance of Japanese Arc victory firms

    International Horse Racing October 3, 2012 9:03 am

    Orfevre’s chances of making racing history on Sunday by giving Japan its first win in Europe’s most prestigious race, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, and fulfilling a nation’s dream have grown immeasurably. Japan’s 2011 horse of the year Orfevre became clear favourite for Sunday’s showpiece after two of his […]