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  • Kingsbarns still in Epsom Derby picture

    International Horse Racing April 9, 2013 11:42 am

    Kingsbarns is still reported to be on course for the Derby despite being a major doubt for the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. Aidan O’Brien’s Racing Post Trophy winner suffered a setback which caused him to miss a racecourse gallop at the Curragh two weeks ago. “He had a stone bruise, […]

  • Animal Kingdom set for Royal Ascot start

    International Horse Racing April 9, 2013 11:42 am

    Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom is reported in good form after arriving in Britain for a possible Royal Ascot outing. The five-year-old was an impressive two-length victor at Meydan last month and trainer Graham Motion immediately pointed to Ascot for his American raider. The 2011 Kentucky Derby hero, who […]

  • Second night in hospital for Mania

    International Horse Racing April 9, 2013 6:18 am

    Grand National-winning rider Ryan Mania is to spend a second night in hospital as he awaits the results of a final MRI scan. The 23-year-old was taken by air ambulance to hospital in Newcastle following a fall at Hexham on Sunday, a day after he won the National on the […]

  • National hero Mania in hospital after fall

    International Horse Racing April 8, 2013 3:24 am

    Grand National winning jockey Ryan Mania is recovering in hospital on Sunday following a nasty fall 24 hours after lifting the world’s most famous steeplechase on 66-1 outsider Auroras Encore. The Scottish rider was on board Stagecoach Jasper, trained like his Aintree winner by Sue Smith, in a handicap hurdle […]

  • National Mania for outsider Auroras Encore

    International Horse Racing April 7, 2013 6:42 am

    Scottish jockey Ryan Mania has won the Grand National at his first attempt, guiding outsider Auroras Encore to victory at Aintree. The 23-year-old, who briefly gave up riding two years ago when opportunities dried up, gave the 66-1 chance a perfect ride with Auroras Encore beating Welsh duo Cappa Bleu […]

  • Bookies fear National plunge on Katie

    International Horse Racing April 6, 2013 7:54 am

    Bookmakers believe punters will go angling for Seabass to put Katie Walsh into the record books as the first female jockey to win the Grand National. The combination filled third place 12 months ago and the bookies think there could be a public plunge on the Irish rider as she […]

  • Second horse death mars Aintree festival

    International Horse Racing April 6, 2013 7:42 am

    The Aintree Festival was plunged into more grief on Friday following the death of another horse over the fences used in the Grand National Steeplechase. Little Josh was euthanased after breaking a shoulder following a heavy fall in the Topham Steeplechase, the fourth race of the day. He was the […]

  • Ruthless Sprinter Sacre wins again

    International Horse Racing April 6, 2013 6:24 am

    Jumps racing phenomenon Sprinter Sacre has stretched his winning streak to nine in the Grade One Melling Chase at Aintree. The seven-year-old, known as the Frankel of the jumps scene, made light of the extra half-mile (800m) to his preferred distance of two miles to cruise home 4-1/2 lengths clear […]

  • Tony McCoy chooses Grand National mount

    International Horse Racing April 5, 2013 10:54 am

    Tony McCoy has decided to ride the Ted Walsh-trained Colbert Station in Saturday’s Grand National at Aintree. The champion jockey faced a difficult choice as his other JP McManus-owned option was Jonjo O’Neill’s Sunnyhillboy, beaten by the narrowest margin in National history 12 months ago by Neptune Collonges. “He’s won […]

  • Darley acquires interest in Animal Kingdom

    International Horse Racing April 4, 2013 9:48 am

    Sheikh Mohammed has bought into Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom, acquiring a 29 per cent share. It means Animal Kingdom will stand in the northern hemisphere at Darley’s Jonabell Farm in Kentucky. John Messara, who bought 75 per cent of Animal Kingdom from Team Valor before the World Cup, […]

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