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International Horse Racing

  • Classic glory in Dubai for Aidan O’Brien

    International Horse Racing March 31, 2013 5:12 pm

    Coolmore stalwart St Nicholas Abbey has set a 2400 metre track record at Meydan in winning the Dubai Sheema Classic. Given an inspired ride by Joseph O’Brien, the Aidan O’Brien-trained six-year-old avenged his close second last year to Cirrus des Aigles when he beat Japanese mare Gentildonna. St Nicholas Abbey […]

  • Animal Kingdom’s racing future undecided

    International Horse Racing March 31, 2013 2:30 pm

    A decision on the racing future of Animal Kingdom will be made after the euphoria of his Dubai World Cup win dies down. Arrowfield Stud boss John Messara, who owns a controlling share in the horse who will stand in Australia, says there are many options. Late last year Messara […]

  • Davy Russell ruled out of Aintree

    International Horse Racing March 31, 2013 11:06 am

    Injured jockey Davy Russell has failed to get a medical clearance to ride in Britain despite being allowed to ride in Ireland and will miss the Grand National meeting. Russell partnered Lord Windermere to win the RSA Chase on the Wednesday of Cheltenham, but suffered a heavy fall later in […]

  • Animal Kingdom wins Dubai World Cup 2013

    International Horse Racing March 31, 2013 7:12 am

    Australia-bound American horse Animal Kingdom won the $US10 million ($A9.62 million) Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest race, here on Saturday. The 2011 Kentucky Derby winner (11-2), trained by Graham Motion and ridden by Joel Rosario, beat home English raider Red Cadeaux by two lengths while another English-trained runner Planteur […]

  • Ocean Park disappoints in the Dubai Duty Free

    International Horse Racing March 31, 2013 4:51 am

    Cox Plate winner Ocean Park’s quest for international glory began poorly on Saturday night as he ran a flat 12th in the Group 1 Dubai Duty Free (1800m) behind Godolphin mare Sajjhaa. Sajjhaa won comfortably from Mike de Kock’s The Apache, with French mare Giofra third. The Godolphin mare had […]

  • Shea Shea rules supreme in Al Quoz Sprint as Mental disappoints in Golden Shaheen

    International Horse Racing March 31, 2013 4:14 am

    Shea Shea proved himself one of the world’s emerging sprinters with a dominant performance in winning the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint (1000m) at Meydan, smashing his own track record in the process. The Mike de Kock-trained galloper came down the centre of the track and proved too strong for […]

  • International flavour shines through after early races on 2013 Dubai World Cup card

    International Horse Racing March 31, 2013 2:32 am

    Cavalryman returned to his best form with a slashing win in the Group 3 Dubai Gold Cup (3200m), ensuring Godolphin remain the only owners to win this race in its short history. The son of Halling showed an electric turn of foot, coming from the rear of the 10 horse […]

  • Dubai World Cup 2013 night race Previews and Tips

    International Horse Racing March 30, 2013 10:15 pm

    The Dubai World Cup is racing’s unofficial world championships, a chance for horses from all nations to compete for ridiculous prizemoney at the world’s most lavish and opulent racecourse. Tonight’s card features a number of horses with Australian links – every race from the third onwards has at least one […]

  • Jockey McNamara paralysed after Cheltenham

    International Horse Racing March 30, 2013 11:54 am

    A doctor says Irish jockey JT McNamara is paralysed but in good spirits after his fall from a horse at the Cheltenham Festival. Dr Adrian McGoldrick, senior medical officer of the Irish Turf Club, says in a statement released Friday by the Injured Jockeys Fund that the 37-year-old McNamara is […]

  • Classics hopeful Toronado changes hands

    International Horse Racing March 30, 2013 11:48 am

    Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani has added to his Classic hand with the purchase of 2000 Guineas hopeful Toronado. Having already bought the Richard Hannon-trained Olympic Glory last season, Sheikh Joaan now has now snapped up his stablemate, who won the Champagne Stakes last term. Both horses remain in […]