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International Horse Racing

  • Dandino primed for St Leger defence

    International Horse Racing August 16, 2014 10:36 am

    Dandino will have his final lead-up to the Caulfield Cup when he attempts his defence of the American St Leger at Arlington on Sunday. The seven-year-old Marco Botti-trained entire is set to follow the same program as last year when he finished second at Caulfield before his fifth in the […]

  • Ground concerns for Kingman in France

    International Horse Racing August 16, 2014 8:06 am

    John Gosden is keeping a close watch on the ground at Deauville and has yet to confirm Kingman a definite starter in Sunday’s Prix Jacques le Marois. The Newmarket trainer walked the course before Western Hymn finished fourth behind Gailo Chop in Friday’s Group Two Prix Guillaume D’Ornano. Gosden’s concerns […]

  • New Group One sprint for Royal Ascot

    International Horse Racing August 14, 2014 9:24 am

    A new Group One sprint for three-year-olds at Royal Ascot has been unveiled by the European Pattern Committee. The six-furlong (1200m) race, which will be introduced from next season, is one of a number of changes to the European program which attempts to address the current lack of opportunities for […]

  • Thumbs up for Tapeta at Wolverhampton

    International Horse Racing August 12, 2014 9:48 am

    Leading jockeys James Doyle and Silvestre de Sousa were among those to praise the new surface at Wolverhampton as racing took place on Tapeta for the first time in Britain. Wolverhampton replaced its Polytrack with the synthetic surface that is the brainchild of former Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning trainer Michael Dickinson. […]

  • Eighth morphine positive revealed

    International Horse Racing August 12, 2014 9:36 am

    The number of horses from the stables already caught up in the morphine controversy has risen to eight. The initial stage of a British Horse Racing Authority inquiry has suggested contaminated feed as the source of the positives. Seven horses had been reported to have tested positive for the banned […]

  • Dick Whittington wins the Phoenix Stakes

    International Horse Racing August 11, 2014 10:00 am

    Trainer Aidan O’Brien’s domination of the Phoenix Stakes has continued with Dick Whittington causing a minor upset in the Curragh feature. The Group One contest has been won by some of Ballydoyle’s leading juveniles over the years, with Johannesburg (2001), George Washington (2005), Holy Roman Emperor (2006) and Mastercraftsman (2008) […]

  • Peslier guides Europe to Cup glory

    International Horse Racing August 10, 2014 10:30 am

    Australian Craig Williams won the first race in the Shergar Cup at Ascot but the Rest of the World team failed to capitalise on the good start in the teams event. Europe won the challenge by one point from the female riders’ team despite captain Frankie Dettori failing to win […]

  • Head aiming for seventh Gheest win

    International Horse Racing August 9, 2014 10:00 am

    Trainer Freddy Head will rely on Thawaany as he aims for his seventh win since 2006 in Sunday’s Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville. While Thawaany could not be held in the same regard as Head’s two previous three-time winners of the Group One, Marchand D’Or and Moonlight Cloud, the […]

  • Australia headlines $2.37m Champion Stakes

    International Horse Racing August 7, 2014 4:18 pm

    Australia, Cirrus Des Aigles and Taghrooda feature among a stellar list of 37 entries for the Champion Stakes at Ascot in October. With a total prize fund of STG1.3 million ($A2.37 million), the prestigious event is the richest mile-and-a quarter race in Europe. Cirrus Des Aigles is set for his […]

  • Lynch free to ride in Britain

    International Horse Racing August 7, 2014 9:24 am

    Disgraced jockey Fergal Lynch has been given a one-year probationary licence to ride in Britain. Lynch, 36, admitted to stopping a horse from winning at Ripon in August 2004, supplying inside information about six of his rides, and associating with the disqualified Miles Rodgers. The former champion apprentice was fined […]