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International Horse Racing

  • Eddie Ahern’s appeal dismissed

    International Horse Racing July 31, 2013 9:24 am

    Group One-winning jockey Eddie Ahern has failed in his appeal against a 10-year disqualification. Following the conclusion of a British Horseracing Authority corruption hearing at the end of May, Ahern, 35, was found guilty of conspiring to commit a corrupt or fraudulent practice in relation to the laying of five […]

  • Weld makes ideal start to Galway festival

    International Horse Racing July 30, 2013 11:36 am

    Diplomat got followers of Dermot Weld and Ruby Walsh off to the perfect start at Galway as the odds-on favourite recorded a comfortable success in the Novice Hurdle, the opening event of the 2013 festival. Sent off the 9-10 market leader, the four-year-old – who once beat current Champion Hurdle […]

  • Kempton to permanently honour Kauto Star

    International Horse Racing July 30, 2013 11:12 am

    Kempton’s feature novice chase on Boxing Day is to be permanently run as the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase. Formerly the Feltham Novices’ Chase, the three-mile contest was staged for the first time with its new title last year in honour of the now-retired Kauto Star, who won the track’s King […]

  • Star names stand firm for Sussex Stakes

    International Horse Racing July 30, 2013 11:00 am

    Dawn Approach and Toronado will lock horns for the third time this season after featuring among seven horses declared for the Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Wednesday. The Richard Hannon-trained Toronado was expected to give the unbeaten Dawn Approach most to think about in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket […]

  • New Godolphin trainer gets first winner

    International Horse Racing July 29, 2013 1:54 pm

    New trainer Charlie Appleby has saddled his first winner for Godolphin with Expressly making an impressive debut at Ascot. The Street Cry filly (7-2) made light work of her seven rivals to score by 4-1/2 lengths from Mu’ajiza (12-1) in a fillies maiden. “I am delighted to have my first […]

  • Champion Stakes main aim for Cirrus

    International Horse Racing July 29, 2013 9:06 am

    Corine Barande-Barbe will gear the rest of Cirrus Des Aigles’ campaign around another crack at the Champion Stakes at Ascot in October. The Chantilly-based trainer believes the best has not yet been seen of the seven-year-old this season, who was having only his second run of the campaign when fourth […]

  • St Nicholas Abbey making progress

    International Horse Racing July 28, 2013 8:24 am

    St Nicholas Abbey is reported to have made positive progress following colic surgery on Friday. The six-year-old had to have emergency surgery at Fethard Equine Hospital, just two days after he underwent a major leg operation. The six-time Group One winner fractured a pastern during a gallop at Aidan O’Brien’s […]

  • Novellist enters record books at Ascot

    International Horse Racing July 28, 2013 2:36 am

    Novellist, trained in Germany by Andreas Wohler, won the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes in record time at Ascot on Saturday. The 13-2 shot scooped the STG630,000 ($A1.06 million) first prize from Irish Derby victor Trading Leather, who took second, five lengths behind, with Hillstar a further […]

  • Ajtebi back in business with Godolphin win

    International Horse Racing July 27, 2013 12:00 pm

    Godolphin’s forgotten man Ahmed Ajtebi secured his first winner of the season aboard the unbeaten Zibelina in the Listed Valiant Stakes at Ascot. The former camel rider has enjoyed particular success on Sheikh Mohammed’s horses in his native Dubai during the World Cup meeting but was still used regularly by […]

  • Goodwood Cup placegetters ready for Goodwood return

    International Horse Racing July 27, 2013 11:54 am

    Saddler’s Rock, Askar Tau and Colour Vision, the first three home in last year’s Goodwood Cup, are among 18 possibles for the two-mile Group Two on Thursday. The John Oxx-trained Saddler’s Rock has failed to get his head in front since then and was only eighth to Estimate in the […]