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International Horse Racing

  • Sheikh Joann pays world record for filly

    International Horse Racing October 10, 2013 9:06 am

    Qatari Sheikh Joann Al Thani has paid a world record 5 million guineas ($A9.01 million) for a yearling filly at the Tattersalls sale. The filly, a daughter of 2001 Derby winner Galileo and Alluring Park, is also the most expensive horse of any age sold at public auction in Europe, […]

  • Moonlight Cloud team consider Hong Kong

    International Horse Racing October 8, 2013 8:54 am

    Trainer Freddie Head has all but ruled out a second trip to the Breeders’ Cup for Moonlight Cloud following her scintillating display at Longchamp on Sunday. The five-year-old clinched her third Group One of the year and sixth overall with an incredible performance in the Prix de la Foret. Ridden […]

  • Proud Ikee vows to return and win Arc

    International Horse Racing October 7, 2013 1:42 pm

    Yasutoshi Ikee brushed aside the disappointment of his Japanese superstar Orfevre finishing second in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe for the second successive year and pledged to return to claim the victory his country craves. The 44-year-old trainer, whose father Yasuo also failed to land the race when his […]

  • Treve breaks Japanese hearts again in Arc

    International Horse Racing October 7, 2013 2:18 am

    Treve demolished a high class field to win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and emulate the great Zarkava in 2008 in landing the French Oaks, Prix Vermeille and Arc in the same season. Jockey Thierry Jarnet, winning Europe’s most prestigious race on Sunday for the first time since 1994, […]

  • Longchamp attracts Japan fans

    International Horse Racing October 7, 2013 12:24 am

    Thousands of Japanese racing fans have turned out at Longchamp racecourse hoping to see one of their two highly-fancied runners finally win Europe’s most prestigious race the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. About 6000 fans – some dressed in traditional kimonos – flew in from Japan bringing with them small […]

  • Wise Dan beaten at Keeneland

    International Horse Racing October 6, 2013 1:24 pm

    Reigning United States horse of the year Wise Dan has been beaten by Silver Max in the Group One Shadwell Mile at Keeneland. Because of heavy rain earlier on Saturday afternoon, the race was taken off the turf course and run at 1-1/16 miles (1700m) on the polytrack. The win […]

  • Japanese fans to flood Longchamp for Arc

    International Horse Racing October 6, 2013 10:42 am

    Around 5000 Japanese racing fans are expected to descend on Longchamp racecourse as expectation builds they will at last win Europe’s most prestigious race, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, 44 years after their first runner. Orfevre, last year’s unlucky runner-up, and this year’s Japanese Derby winner Kizuna, provide Japan’s […]

  • Cirrus des Aigles wins at Longchamp

    International Horse Racing October 6, 2013 10:30 am

    French star Cirrus des Aigles became the first horse to win the Group Two Prix Dollar at Longchamp three times and set himself up for a return to England for the Champions Stakes. The seven-year-old gelding, who was recording his 18th career win, dispelled any notions of a waning of […]

  • Dettori undergoes ankle operation

    International Horse Racing October 5, 2013 8:18 pm

    Frankie Dettori will be sidelined for around three months after undergoing an operation on the ankle injury he sustained in a fall at Nottingham on Wednesday. Dettori came off Eland Ally leaving the mounting yard before his race and was stood down for the rest of the day, having been […]

  • Japanese pair score positive Arc barriers

    International Horse Racing October 5, 2013 12:12 pm

    Japan’s hopes of landing Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe for the first time were boosted on Friday as both their runners received favourable draws for the Longchamp showpiece. Last year’s unlucky runner-up Orfevre was drawn in eight – where 2010 winner Workforce sprang from – and Japanese Derby winner […]