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  • Grands Crus out of Cheltenham race

    International Horse Racing March 9, 2013 8:06 am

    Grands Crus has been ruled out of next week’s Cheltenham Festival after an unsatisfactory scope. Although the grey reportedly worked well on Friday morning, trainer David Pipe was not totally happy with the routine test afterwards and following consultation with the owners decided to give Cheltenham a miss. Grands Crus, […]

     
  • Kingsbarns leads English Derby contenders

    International Horse Racing March 8, 2013 11:18 am

    Ante-post favourite Kingsbarns is one of 111 three-year-olds still in the frame for this year’s Epsom Derby. Aidan O’Brien’s runner sealed his place at the head of the market for the June 1 event when winning the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster. He is one of 35 entries for O’Brien, […]

     
  • Dwayne Dunn picks up Hong Kong Derby ride

    International Horse Racing March 7, 2013 1:36 pm

    Dwayne Dunn’s recent run of success has led to an international opportunity in Sunday week’s Group One Kong Kong Derby. Dunn has been booked to ride for trainer John Size in the feature race at Sha Tin. Size has It Has To Be You and Endowing in the Derby with […]

     
  • Guineas beckons for unbeaten Dawn Approach

    International Horse Racing March 7, 2013 11:06 am

    Jim Bolger is in a bullish mood about Dawn Approach as the unbeaten colt featured among 72 entries for the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 4. Last season’s European champion two-year-old, who now runs in the colours of the Godolphin operation, claimed six straight victories in his juvenile season, […]

     
  • More Than Sacred earns NZ Oaks start

    International Horse Racing March 6, 2013 4:18 pm

    Cambridge trainer Tony Pike realises his filly More Than Sacred has a potentially tough task to win the New Zealand Oaks despite her courageous Sunline Vase win at Ellerslie. More Than Sacred booked herself a ticket in the 2400m Group One contest at Trentham on March 16 by winning the […]

     
  • Blood Brotha seeks unique NZ Cups treble

    International Horse Racing March 5, 2013 5:36 pm

    Whanganui galloper Blood Brotha is out to earn a place in New Zealand racing history in the Auckland Cup, even though the market suggests he won’t. If he wins, Blood Brotha will become the first horse to win the New Zealand, Wellington and Auckland Cups in one season, no mean […]

     
  • Hurricane Fly after Cheltenham redemption

    International Horse Racing March 5, 2013 11:18 am

    Ruby Walsh would love Hurricane Fly to show his true colours again in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham next week. The nine-year-old has won each of his three starts this term but has faced small fields on each occasion, including when winning the Irish Champion Hurdle last time. Walsh does […]

     
  • Camelot back in training after illness

    International Horse Racing March 5, 2013 9:42 am

    Trainer Aidan O’Brien has issued an upbeat bulletin on dual Derby winner Camelot who has recovered well from a serious bout of colic. Having won the 2000 Guineas as well as the Classics at Epsom and the Curragh, he was sent off a short price to complete the Triple Crown […]

     
  • Ollie Tait resigns from Breeders board

    International Horse Racing March 4, 2013 2:00 pm

    Oliver Tait, Darley’s chief operating officer, has resigned from the board of the Breeders’ Cup because of its backflip on the use of the diuretic Lasix. “The Breeders’ Cup has reversed its previously agreed and stated position that the 2013 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be conducted without Lasix,” Tait […]

     
  • McCain cautious on Aintree changes

    International Horse Racing March 4, 2013 9:00 am

    Grand National winning trainer Trainer Donald McCain has given a guarded welcome to the innovation of new plastic birch for the so-called “cores” of the fences at Aintree this year. McCain is planning to bring 2011 Grand National winner Ballabriggs back for another tilt at the world’s most famous steeplechase. […]