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  • Taghrooda, Kingston Hill draw wide for Arc

    International Horse Racing October 4, 2014 3:54 am

    Taghrooda and Kingston Hill were given tough draws on Friday in a large field of 20 for Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Pre-race favourite Taghrooda, this year’s winner of the Epsom Oaks and King George, has been drawn wide in Stall 15, while St Leger winner Kingston Hill has […]

  • Japanese assault on Europe’s greatest race

    International Horse Racing October 3, 2014 9:30 am

    The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is regarded as the greatest prize in racing by the Japanese and champion jockey Yuichi Fukunaga hopes he finally delivers it on Just A Way at Longchamp. The 37-year-old partnered Just A Way to a devastating six length victory in the Group One Dubai […]

  • Tapestry poised for Arc call-up

    International Horse Racing October 2, 2014 9:06 am

    Tapestry has emerged a possible challenger for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with Coolmore planning to pay a late entry to put her in Europe’s most prestigious race. The addition of Aidan O’Brien’s three-year-old, who lowered the colours of Arc pre-post favourite Taghrooda in the Yorkshire Oaks in August, […]

  • Speedy Tiggy Wiggy wins Group One

    International Horse Racing September 28, 2014 4:49 pm

    Juvenile filly Tiggy Wiggy has claimed her first Group One win to cement favouritism against her elders in the Prix de l’Abbaye. The precocious two-year-old led all the way to win the Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket and trainer Richard Hannon is likely to give her a chance against Europe’s […]

  • Cosgrave cleared to continue riding

    International Horse Racing September 27, 2014 10:06 am

    Pat Cosgrave is free to continue riding in Britain after the British Horseracing Authority revealed it had not received a request from the Emirates Racing Authority to reciprocate a forfeit penalty issued to the jockey. Cosgrave has been placed on the forfeit list over his failure to pay nearly STG35,000 […]

  • Trainer Toby Balding dies aged 78

    International Horse Racing September 26, 2014 9:48 am

    Top racing personalties have paid tribute to Grand National-winning trainer Toby Balding following his death at the age of 78. Balding was instrumental in shaping the early years of champion jockey Tony McCoy and trained two winners of the National at Aintree – Highland Wedding in 1969 and Little Polveir […]

  • Queen’s horse loses Gold Cup place

    International Horse Racing September 26, 2014 12:24 am

    The Queen’s horse Estimate has been stripped of its second place finish in this year’s Gold Cup following a positive drugs test, a British Horseracing Authority (BHA) disciplinary hearing has ruled. The post-race sample containing the prohibited substance morphine was the result of contaminated feed and the Queen’s trainer Sir […]

  • Pale Mimosa enters quarantine in Ireland

    International Horse Racing September 25, 2014 5:24 pm

    Pale Mimosa has entered quarantine in Ireland but trainer Dermot Weld says a decision on whether she makes the trip for the Melbourne Cup has not been finalised. The two-time Melbourne Cup-winning trainer said the mare’s connections still had time to decide whether she embarked on the journey to Melbourne […]

  • Benoist opts for Ectot in the Arc

    International Horse Racing September 25, 2014 9:48 am

    Gregory Benoist has chosen Ectot over Avenir Certain as his mount in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp. The Elie Lellouche-trained Ectot burst into the picture for the Arc on Sunday week with victory in the Prix Niel on Arc Trials day. Christophe Lemaire will partner the Jean-Claude […]

  • Baffert calls time on Game On Dude career

    International Horse Racing September 19, 2014 5:30 pm

    Prolific American favourite Game On Dude has been retired. The seven-year-old gelding, trained for the last five years by Bob Baffert, was regarded as one of the best of his generation, winning eight Grade One races in a decorated career. Although the renowned front-runner failed to show his best form […]