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  • Orb leads triple crown hopefuls in Derby

    International Horse Racing May 3, 2013 12:00 pm

    No horse has captured the American triple crown since Affirmed in 1978, but 20 hopefuls led by favourites Orb, Verrazano and Goldencents run for the dream in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. The 139th edition of the famed 1 1/4-mile (2000m) race at Churchill Downs will be a $US2 million launch of […]

  • O’Brien expecting Colombo to make progress

    International Horse Racing May 3, 2013 11:18 am

    Joseph O’Brien believes Cristoforo Colombo can cut the length deficit on Dawn Approach when they renew rivalry in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday. Ireland’s champion jockey is convinced the colt was beaten by the draw when third behind the Jim Bolger-trained ante-post favourite and Olympic Glory in the […]

  • Rasmeyaa represents Weld in 1000 Guineas

    International Horse Racing May 2, 2013 11:30 am

    Rasmeyaa is set to take her chance in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on Sunday despite reservations that the race may come just a shade too soon. Following a pleasing workout on Tuesday the Dermot Weld-trained filly was given the go-ahead to bid for Classic glory. “Like everybody they’ve had […]

  • Big two set for Curragh showdown

    International Horse Racing May 2, 2013 9:12 am

    Camelot and Parish Hall are set for a early-season clash in the Mooresbridge Stakes at the Curragh on Monday. Trained by Aidan O’Brien, Camelot enjoyed a superb Classic campaign, winning the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, both the English and Irish Derbys and only narrowly missed out on Triple Crown glory […]

  • Orb installed 7-2 favourite for Kentucky Derby 2013

    International Horse Racing May 2, 2013 8:42 am

    Orb is the early 7-2 favourite for the Kentucky Derby, with undefeated Verrazano the second choice in a full field of 20 horses. The Shug McGaughey-trained Orb will start from barrier 16, a gate that has produced four winners, most recently Animal Kingdom two years ago. McGaughey is in racing’s […]

  • Godolphin trainer ‘not truthful’ on doping

    International Horse Racing May 1, 2013 2:06 am

    The British Horseracing Authority has explained its decision to ban Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni for eight years, saying he is guilty of a “widespread systematic misuse of illegal substances”. The 37-year-old was suspended last Thursday after he admitted administering banned anabolic steroids to 15 horses at the Gulf outfit’s […]

  • Dawn Approach stars on 2000 Guineas list

    International Horse Racing April 30, 2013 12:00 pm

    Long-time favourite Dawn Approach tops 14 colts confirmed for Saturday’s 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. The Jim Bolger-trained colt has dominated the betting for the mile Classic after ending his 2012 campaign unbeaten in six starts, culminating in an impressive victory over stablemate Leitir Mor in the Dewhurst Stakes. Victory for […]

  • BHA confirms Butler doping investigation

    International Horse Racing April 30, 2013 11:54 am

    Gerard Butler’s Newmarket yard is currently at the centre of a British Horseracing Authority investigation, it has been confirmed. Butler told the Independent that, in what he described as an “unpardonable misjudgment”, four of his horses had been treated with Sungate, a joint treatment which contains a banned substance, on […]

  • Butler admits steroid use in horses

    International Horse Racing April 29, 2013 6:06 pm

    A second English trainer has admitted to using banned anabolic steroids on horses in his care. Gerard Butler’s admission comes just days after his Newmarket neighbour, Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni, was banned for eight years for injecting horses with anabolic steroids. Butler told the Independent he had made an […]

  • Red Cadeaux third in Japan

    International Horse Racing April 28, 2013 7:00 pm

    World traveller Red Cadeaux has finished third in the Group One Tenno Sho at Kyoto. The 3200m race was won by Fenomeno who had 1-1/4 lengths on Tosen Ra with Red Cadeaux another two lengths third. Trained in England by Ed Dunlop, Red Cadeaux finished a close second to Dunaden […]