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  • Kieran Moore earns credit after Group Three win

    International Horse Racing March 2, 2013 4:00 pm

    Matthew Oram credits his Australian agent Kieran Moore for the gamble he took to buy Petty Cury, a gamble which paid off when she won the Group Three Darley Plate (1200m) at Ellerslie. Petty Cury settled in the trail before fighting valiantly in the straight, just holding off topweight Durham […]

  • Murtagh reflects on Aga Khan split

    International Horse Racing March 2, 2013 12:45 pm

    Johnny Murtagh has described his abrupt split with owner the Aga Khan last season as “a horrible moment” in his career. Murtagh was retained rider for the renowned owner until a shock split last August which was officially due to “differences between the two parties”. Murtagh, who was sidelined by […]

  • New Zealand Derby tempo should suit Habibi: Logan

    International Horse Racing February 28, 2013 4:00 pm

    Castlzeberg may be top filly Habibi’s toughest opponent in the New Zealand Derby, but the filly’s trainer Donna Logan is delighted he’s running. Habibi is the $2.80 favourite for Saturday’s Derby, despite suffering her first defeat in her six-race career behind Valbuena and Castlzeberg in the Avondale Guineas two weeks […]

  • Chapple-Hyam to face BHA panel on charges

    International Horse Racing February 26, 2013 12:15 pm

    Peter Chapple-Hyam is to face a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel hearing over charges of misleading an investigating officer and refusing to supply full and true telephone records. Should he be found in breach of the rules, the multiple Classic-winning trainer could be handed a substantial fine or possible suspension/disqualification […]

  • Botti banks on Planteur progress for Dubai

    International Horse Racing February 26, 2013 12:00 pm

    Trainer Marco Botti believes the benefit of having given Planteur a prep run will give him an advantage in the Dubai World Cup. Planteur was third in the world’s richest race last year without having had a previous outing and Botti believes his win in the Winter Derby Trial at […]

  • Mullins breaks O’Brien’s jumps record

    International Horse Racing February 24, 2013 11:45 am

    Trainer Willie Mullins has broken Aidan O’Brien’s Irish National Hunt record with a double at Fairyhouse taking his tally to 156 winners for the season. O’Brien set the mark in the 1995/96 season before turning his attentions to dominating the Flat. With nearly three months of the campaign still to […]

  • Ferguson ponders Cotton Mill Festival aim

    International Horse Racing February 23, 2013 11:45 am

    Trainer John Ferguson will decide from three options which race to give Cotton Mill the chance to make up for crashing out in last year’s Cheltenham Festival. Ferguson has to choose from the Champion Hurdle, the Coral Cup and the Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle for the six-year-old. Cotton Mill […]

  • Igugu succumbs to Sajjhaa at Meydan

    International Horse Racing February 22, 2013 11:30 am

    Star South African mare Igugu suffered a surprise defeat to Sajjhaa on her reappearance in the Group Two Balanchine Stakes at Meydan. Mike de Kock’s charge had carried all before her at home but had been off the track since winning the Group One J&B Met at Kenilworth last January. […]

  • National Hunt disappointment for O’Brien

    International Horse Racing February 21, 2013 12:00 pm

    Aidan O’Brien’s first National Hunt runners in well over eight years have failed to land a blow at Punchestown. The master of Ballydoyle is no stranger to the jumping game, having trained the incredible Istabraq to win three Champion Hurdles at Cheltenham. However, the stable’s last runner under National Hunt […]

  • Kauto Star to show new skills at Newbury

    International Horse Racing February 20, 2013 11:30 am

    Kauto Star is set to demonstrate some of his new dressage skills when he appears at Newbury on March 2. The 16-time Grade One winner and dual Cheltenham Gold Cup hero was retired from racing last October and has since been in the care of leading event rider Laura Collett. […]