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  • Taghrooda dazzles in Oaks at Epsom

    International Horse Racing June 7, 2014 7:18 am

    Taghrooda has given jockey Paul Hanagan his first taste of Classic success with an impressive victory in the English Oaks at Epsom. The dual champion jockey overcame one sticky moment before sweeping away and leading home Tarfasha in a one-two for his boss Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum. As well as […]

  • Taghrooda wins England’s Epsom Oaks

    International Horse Racing June 7, 2014 2:54 am

    Taghrooda stormed home to win the Epsom Oaks on Friday and supply jockey Paul Hanagan with his first classic success. The unbeaten 5-1 chance, giving John Gosden his first win in the fillies’ blue riband, shot clear of the field in the straight to win comfortably from Tarfasha (9-2) and […]

  • Triple Crown the hardest prize to win

    International Horse Racing June 6, 2014 12:18 pm

    Three races in a five-week span at varying distances on different tracks. It’s so tough only 11 horses have won the Triple Crown, and none in 36 years. It’s the longest span without a winner. Now it’s California Chrome’s turn to try. The striking chestnut colt appears to have rebounded […]

  • Australia the clear pick at Epsom

    International Horse Racing June 6, 2014 10:00 am

    Aidan O’Brien saddles up four runners in the Epsom Derby and his jockey son Joseph is in no doubt Australia is the one to beat. A year ago, Joseph O’Brien chose to partner Battle Of Marengo only to see Ryan Moore partner stablemate Ruler Of The World to victory. “I’m […]

  • Barrier two for California Chrome

    International Horse Racing June 5, 2014 8:54 am

    California Chrome will start from barrier two in the Belmont Stakes in his attempt to become just the 12th horse to win the coveted Triple Crown. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner was installed as the early 3-5 favourite in the 11-horse field for the 1-1/2-mile (2400) Belmont on Saturday […]

  • California Chrome on target for Belmont

    International Horse Racing June 4, 2014 3:12 pm

    Art Sherman has had his first glimpse of California Chrome in action in two weeks, and the trainer likes what he sees. Sherman watched his Triple Crown contender gallop at Belmont Park on Tuesday (Wednesday AEST) for the first time since the colt won the Preakness. “I thought he looked […]

  • Oisin Murphy snares Derby mount

    International Horse Racing June 4, 2014 9:18 am

    Star apprentice Oisin Murphy will have his first ride in the Epsom Derby with Ed Dunlop booking him for Red Galileo. Murphy spend the northern hemisphere winter in Australia with Flemington trainer Danny O’Brien and created a big impression with 13 winners from 89 rides. He has also secured the […]

  • Australia leads Derby big guns

    International Horse Racing June 3, 2014 10:06 am

    The Aidan O’Brien-trained Australia is one of 17 horses in contention for Saturday’s Derby at Epsom after the latest declaration stage. A son of 2001 Derby winner Galileo out of 2004 Oaks winner Ouija Board, Australia is the favourite to follow in the hoofprints of his parents following his excellent […]

  • Cirrus on course for Coronation run

    International Horse Racing June 3, 2014 10:06 am

    French star Cirrus Des Aigles has been confirmed an intended runner in the Coronation Cup at Epsom. The eight-year-old clinched his fifth Group One victory with a dominant front-running display in the Prix d’Ispahan at Longchamp just over a week ago. Trainer Corine Barande-Barbe has been delighted with how her […]

  • California Chrome on song for Belmont

    International Horse Racing June 1, 2014 10:12 am

    California Chrome has revved up his bid to become the 12th Triple Crown champion with a fast work-out at Belmont Park. He was timed over six furlongs (1200m) in 1:12.8 seconds, the first four furlongs in 47.6s. “I couldn’t ask for anything more. It was a perfect work,” Alan Sherman, […]