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  • Turf hero Sea The Stars sires first winner

    International Horse Racing July 23, 2013 11:30 am

    Champion racehorse Sea The Stars secured his first winner as a stallion as Mark Johnston’s Stars Over The Sea made it third-time lucky at Ayr. A winner of eight of his nine starts for John Oxx, Sea The Stars enjoyed a spectacular three-year-old campaign as he clinched six Group One […]

  • Arc looms for Fabre-trained Triple Threat

    International Horse Racing July 23, 2013 11:12 am

    Triple Threat looks likely to be geared towards the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe as yet another challenger for Andre Fabre after his fluent victory at Maisons-Laffitte over the weekend. The colt had become difficult in the stalls this season, overcoming the start on his reappearance but wrecking his chance […]

  • Plunge horse withdrawn in Ireland

    International Horse Racing July 23, 2013 7:12 am

    A betting plunge in Ireland has come unstuck with stewards withdrawing the horse amid questions over his registered trainer. An unraced gelding, Like A Diamond opened at 50-1 before he was rapidly shortened, reaching a low of 11-4 with Paddy Power for the maiden race at Ballinrobe. The stewards received […]

  • Chicquita wins Oaks despite wayward finish

    International Horse Racing July 21, 2013 1:12 pm

    Talented but wayward filly Chicquita has given her Australian owner Paul Makin victory in the Irish Oaks despite a dramatic sideways shift inside the final stages of the Classic. A maiden before Saturday, the Alain de Royer Dupre-trained Chicquita would have been an easy winner at Saint-Cloud in May but […]

  • Green light for Cheltenham redevelopment

    International Horse Racing July 19, 2013 5:18 pm

    Cheltenham racecourse was on Thursday granted planning permission by Cheltenham Borough Council for the track’s proposed development project. The Jockey Club’s approved blueprint for the STG45 million ($A74.72 million) project includes the creation of a new grandstand, redesigned annual members’ facilities and new general public viewing areas and private boxes. […]

  • Elusive Kate keeps Falmouth after appeal

    International Horse Racing July 19, 2013 12:06 pm

    Connections of Sky Lantern were unsuccessful in their appeal against the result of the Falmouth Stakes, with Elusive Kate confirmed as the winner, the British Horseracing Authority confirmed. The Richard Hannon-trained Sky Lantern, winner of the 1000 Guineas and Coronation Stakes, was beaten a neck by John Gosden’s Elusive Kate […]

  • Telescope sets sights on bigger races

    International Horse Racing July 19, 2013 11:48 am

    Telescope, once a big hope for this year’s English Derby, made an impressive return to the track when turning the three-runner Conditions Stakes into a procession at Leicester. The Sir Michael Stoute-trained colt made such a big impression in two runs as a juvenile that he headed into the winter […]

  • Piggott’s son misses the placings on debut

    International Horse Racing July 19, 2013 11:18 am

    Jamie Piggott, son of the legendary Lester, finished well beaten on his first ride in public at Killarney. The 19-year-old partnered Pivotal Rock for his boss Tommy Stack in the Killarney Grand Live Music Handicap over an extended mile at the County Kerry venue, with the six-year-old strongly backed and […]

  • Intello to rise to Dawn Approach challenge

    International Horse Racing July 17, 2013 11:12 am

    Intello, France’s leading three-year-old colt, remains on course for a possible mouth-watering clash with Dawn Approach in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville on August 11. Dawn Approach faces an intriguing rematch with Toronado in Glorious Goodwood’s Sussex Stakes on July 31, but if he comes through that, connections […]

  • Wohler wants Moore for Novellist at Ascot

    International Horse Racing July 17, 2013 10:54 am

    Ryan Moore is expected to partner Novellist for the second time when the German raider contests the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday week. Moore guided Andreas Wohler’s four-year-old to an impressive victory in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud last month, where he beat the […]