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  • Jumps riding legend AP McCoy to retire

    International Horse Racing February 8, 2015 6:45 am

    Legendary jumps jockey Tony McCoy, who has ridden over 4000 winners during a record-breaking career, has announced he will retire at the end of the season. The 40-year-old Northern Irishman, 19-times Britain’s champion jumps jockey, made the announcement minutes after Mr Mole gave him his 200th win of the season […]

     
  • Soriano, Sacred Star dominate at Te Rapa

    International Horse Racing February 7, 2015 4:51 pm

    Soriano and Sacred Star are now dual Group One winners after weight-for-age victories at Te Rapa. Soriano came with a rails run to take out the International Stakes (2000m), while Sacred Star was too strong in the Waikato Sprint (1400m) later in the day. Soriano had been a perennial placegetter […]

     
  • Star names in bumper National entry

    International Horse Racing February 5, 2015 7:15 am

    Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Lord Windermere is among 98 entries for the Grand National at Aintree. Trained by Jim Culloty, Lord Windermere could attempt to become the first horse since L’Escargot and just the third horse to complete the double. L’Escargot won the Cheltenham showpiece in 1970 and 1971 and […]

     
  • New Zealand trainer hit with drugs charges

    International Horse Racing February 4, 2015 6:48 pm

    Trainer Brett McDonald, the father of top Sydney jockey James McDonald, has been charged with doping offences by the New Zealand Racing Integrity Unit. McDonald and stable foreman Tanya Donaldson were on Wednesday charged with administering Phenylbutazone to four horses who competed at the Ruakaka barrier trials on December 9 […]

     
  • Horse float accident claims NZ trainer

    International Horse Racing February 3, 2015 6:36 pm

    Trainer Steve Anderton has died after an accident at his stables, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing has confirmed. “The racing community is reeling following the passing in Dunedin Hospital of the respected and popular Wingatui trainer Steve Anderton,” a statement on the governing body’s website said. One of the most prominent […]

     
  • Trainer critical after float accident

    International Horse Racing February 3, 2015 12:35 pm

    New Zealand racehorse trainer Steve Anderton remains critically injured in hospital after an accident at his stables. Anderton, one of the most prominent trainers at Wingatui, near Dunedin, was found by colleagues trapped under a horse truck ramp early on Monday. He was unloading horses when he was apparently struck […]

     
  • Vercingetorix wins Al Rashidiya in Dubai

    International Horse Racing January 30, 2015 12:06 pm

    Vercingetorix easily accounted for Godolphin’s True Story to make a most impressive reappearance in the Al Rashidiya at Meydan. Trained by South African maestro Mike de Kock, Vercingetorix won the Group One Jebel Hatta at last year’s Carnival and went on to fill the runner-up spot behind Japanese superstar Just […]

     
  • Possible trip to Dubai for Able Friend

    International Horse Racing January 26, 2015 1:33 pm

    Dubai not Sydney is the more likely destination for Hong Kong star Able Friend if his owner decides he is to race overseas in the next couple of months. Dr Cornel Li indicated a few weeks ago he would think about a trip to Australia for the $3 million Doncaster […]

     
  • Fifth Irish Champion Hurdle for Hurricane

    International Horse Racing January 26, 2015 7:51 am

    Hurricane Fly has landed an historic fifth victory in the Irish Champion Hurdle beating arch rival Jezki at Leopardstown. His win was part of a Grade One double for trainer Willie Mullins with Un De Sceaux taking out the Novice Chase. Many felt retirement could be on the cards for […]

     
  • Last Zabeel yearlings to be sold at Karaka

    International Horse Racing January 26, 2015 2:03 am

    Lot 102 may not be the biggest seller on the opening day of the Premier Yearling Sale, but it will be an historic moment nonetheless. The colt out of Organdy from Cambridge Stud’s draft being sold on Monday is the last yearling to go through the ring by Zabeel, the […]