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  • Novellist starts out on road to Longchamp

    International Horse Racing August 31, 2013 12:00 pm

    Impressive King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Novellist runs in the Grosser Preis Von Baden on Sunday with trainer Andreas Wohler keen to stress the Group One is being used as a stepping stone towards Longchamp. The four-year-old is unbeaten this season, with his Ascot success adding to […]

  • BHA poised to meet on Good Friday racing

    International Horse Racing August 30, 2013 11:00 am

    Racing factions are set to be divided when the British Horseracing Authority meets next month to decide whether race meetings will be held on Good Friday from 2014. A newspaper report suggested that proposals will be considered for two major meetings on the bank holiday afternoon, potentially with a STG1 […]

  • Dermot Weld to train for Aga Khan

    International Horse Racing August 30, 2013 9:36 am

    Melbourne Cup winning trainer Dermot Weld has joined the roster of trainers supported by the Aga Khan as he diversifies his owning and breeding operation in Ireland. Both two-year-olds and yearlings will be sent to the highly-accomplished Weld, who will be one of three Irish trainers for the owner alongside […]

  • Another health scare for St Nicholas Abbey

    International Horse Racing August 29, 2013 10:06 am

    St Nicholas Abbey has been described as comfortable after suffering a major complication on his road to recovery from a fractured leg. The Aidan O’Brien-trained six-time Group One winner badly damaged a pastern in a track work-out five weeks ago which ended his racing career. Just a few days after […]

  • Ferguson hurdler takes Jersey racing crown

    International Horse Racing August 27, 2013 11:00 am

    If I Had Him, owned by Sir Alex Ferguson, was crowned champion horse in the Channel Islands after winning for the fifth time in 2013 on the final day of the season at Les Landes racecourse in Jersey. The nine-year-old, trained by George Baker at Manton, gave plenty of weight […]

  • Gerard Butler puts scandal aside with win

    International Horse Racing August 27, 2013 10:30 am

    Newmarket trainer Gerard Butler enjoyed a brief moment of respite in what has been a season to forget when Zain Eagle won a maiden at Ripon. Butler is embroiled in the long-running Sungate scandal and still awaits notification from the British Horseracing Authority of a date for his hearing. He […]

  • Aga Khan to send Verema to Melbourne

    International Horse Racing August 27, 2013 10:24 am

    The Aga Khan will have his first Melbourne Cup runner following confirmation Verema will make the trip to Australia. The mare is trained by Alain de Royer Dupre who prepared Americain to win the 2010 Melbourne Cup. Verema won the Group Two Prix de Kergolay at her most recent start, […]

  • Subdued Cirrus flops again in France

    International Horse Racing August 26, 2013 12:36 pm

    Cirrus Des Aigles has continued his worrying decline with yet another defeat at Deauville. Corine Barande-Barbe’s gelding went off the 2-1 favourite for the Grand Prix de Deauville, having picked up the Group Two event a couple of years ago en route to his Champion Stakes success, but he has […]

  • Tiger Cliff wins the Ebor Handicap

    International Horse Racing August 25, 2013 12:42 pm

    Tiger Cliff struck in the shadow of the post to land the rich Ebor for the Lady Cecil team at York but Melbourne spring hopeful Opinion was disappointing. Twelve months ago, Sir Henry Cecil saddled Frankel to win the Juddmonte International at the track. Since he died in June, his […]

  • Ahzeemah stakes a claim for Melbourne Cup

    International Horse Racing August 24, 2013 12:18 pm

    A tilt at the Melbourne Cup could be on the agenda for Ahzeemah after he clinched a deserved victory in a thrilling climax to the Lonsdale Cup at York. The Godolphin runner had not finished out of the first two places in his past nine starts, but six of those […]