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  • Chriselliam dies from infection

    International Horse Racing News February 8, 2014 8:36 am

    Leading Thousand Guineas hope Chriselliam has been put down after failing to recover from a foot infection. The Charlie Hills-trained daughter of Iffraaj won the Fillies’ Mile at Ascot last season, earning a trip to the Breeders’ Cup. She excelled at Santa Anita where she streaked clear under Richard Hughes […]

  • Anderton seeks second Te Rapa feature

    International Horse Racing News February 7, 2014 6:18 pm

    Otago trainer Shane Anderton is hoping Group One luck will strike for a second time at Te Rapa when he lines up two horses in the International Stakes. Anderton will start both The Solitaire and The Glitzy One in the 2000m weight-for-age event, which has drawn a useful if not […]

  • Herpes leaves seven Waikato horses dead

    International Horse Racing News February 7, 2014 11:24 am

    An outbreak of equine herpes has hit a Waikato thoroughbred stud farm, leaving seven horses dead – and an expert says it could spring up in other farms. Thirteen horses have been infected with the Equine Herpes Virus Type 1 (EHV-1), seven of which have been euthanised, a Ministry of […]

  • Tax confusion stifling NZ horse sales

    International Horse Racing News February 5, 2014 12:30 pm

    The biggest spender at Karaka this year says New Zealand’s taxation department must take some blame for falling bloodstock sales. Te Akau Racing boss David Ellis believes new investment in the bloodstock industry is being stifled by the tax department with its interpretation of depreciation rules. The value of yearling […]

  • Pletcher enters 42 in Kentucky Derby

    International Horse Racing News February 2, 2014 10:06 am

    Todd Pletcher has nominated 42 three-year-olds for the Kentucky Derby which has received 413 entries, the highest for five years. Prominent among the Pletcher nominees is Coolmore’s Havana with the organisation’s Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien entering four for the team. They are Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf runner-up Giovanni Boldini, Michaelmas, […]

  • Spanish trainer targeting English Classic

    International Horse Racing News February 2, 2014 8:18 am

    Noozhoh Canarias could become the first Spanish runner in a British Classic. Trainer Enrique Leon wants to run the colt, who has Group One-placed form and just one defeat in four career starts, in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 3. An eased-down three length winner of a Listed […]

  • Whisky made to work at Sandown

    International Horse Racing News February 2, 2014 8:18 am

    Grade One-winning hurdler Oscar Whisky has had to dig deep to earn his first win at the top level over the steeplechase fences at Sandown. Sent off the 1-6 favourite against just a couple of rivals in Saturday’s novices chase, he was put under pressure by Manyriverstocross and Barry Geraghty […]

  • Puccini takes key Derby lead-up

    International Horse Racing News February 1, 2014 6:12 pm

    The New Zealand Derby picture looks a little more confused after one of the key lead-ups at Te Rapa on Saturday. Glorious Lad and Chambord were expected to advance their Derby claims in the Group Two Waikato Guineas (2000m) but they were outshone by the underrated Puccini, who scored an […]

  • Certify back with a bang in Dubai

    International Horse Racing News January 31, 2014 9:00 am

    Certify has made a triumphant return from more than a year off the track to maintain her unbeaten record in the Group Two Cape Verdi at Meydan. Rated the world’s best juvenile filly of 2012, Certify was one of 22 Godolphin horses suspended from racing for six months last year […]

  • Huge entry for Aintree showpiece

    International Horse Racing News January 30, 2014 9:12 am

    There are 115 entries for this year’s Grand National at Aintree. The world’s most famous steeplechase on April 5 has received a boost to STG1 million ($A1.90 million) and the number of entries is the highest since 2009. Willie Mullins, successful with Hedgehunter in 2005, has eight possibles including the […]