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International Horse Racing

  • 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. […]

  • O’Brien targets Cheltenham with Shield

    International Horse Racing March 4, 2013 8:54 am

    Aidan O’Brien is looking to saddle his first runner at the Cheltenham Festival since 2002 after Shield booked his place in the Champion Bumper with a fine victory at Leopardstown. Ireland’s perennial champion Flat trainer is no stranger to National Hunt racing having trained the incredible Istabraq to win three […]

  • Kauto stars at Newbury guest appearance

    International Horse Racing March 3, 2013 10:45 am

    Former champion jumper Kauto Star put his new dressage skills on show with a demonstration before racing at Newbury on Saturday. The 13-year-old bowed out of the racing arena late last year after a career which yielded 16 Grade One wins including two Cheltenham Gold Cups and a record five […]

  • 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 […]