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  • Dawn Approach to take on 11 Epsom rivals

    International Horse Racing May 31, 2013 11:12 am

    Jim Bolger’s Dawn Approach heads a field of 12 for the English Derby at Epsom. The impressive 2000 Guineas winner remains unbeaten in his seven-race career and will attempt to follow in the hoofprints of his sire, New Approach, who won the race in 2008. In an attempt to foil […]

  • Dettori cleared to race in Epsom Derby

    International Horse Racing May 31, 2013 7:06 am

    Frankie Dettori has been given a last minute reprieve enabling him to compete in Saturday’s Epsom Derby. Dettori, who won the Derby in 2007 on Authorized, had been given a six-month worldwide suspension at the end of last year for what was then described as “a serious infraction of the […]

  • Shea Shea aiming for Royal Ascot double

    International Horse Racing May 30, 2013 12:12 pm

    Trainer Mike de Kock has grand designs of running Shea Shea in the King’s Stand Stakes and the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot. The star South African speedball claimed the Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan on Dubai World Cup night, a victory which elevated him to the forefront of […]

  • Coolmore-owned Magician set to skip Derby

    International Horse Racing May 30, 2013 11:48 am

    Irish 2000 Guineas winner Magician is set to sidestep Saturday’s English Derby at Epsom, according to owners Coolmore Stud. Trainer Aidan O’Brien raised the possibility of the Galileo colt bidding for a quickfire Classic double when leaving his Curragh hero in the Derby field at Monday’s five-day stage. However, with […]

  • Godolphin stars top Sussex Stakes entries

    International Horse Racing May 30, 2013 11:24 am

    Godolphin’s Dawn Approach and Farhh are the star names among 49 entries in the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood on July 31. The Jim Bolger-trained Dawn Approach is a red-hot favourite for the Derby this weekend but connections are keen to keep his options open regarding his optimum trip. Farhh, who […]

  • Kingdom shines in Ascot work-out

    International Horse Racing May 30, 2013 8:48 am

    Animal Kingdom’s team was more than satisfied with the horse’s rehearsal at Ascot in a serious work-out on the track ahead of next month’s Queen Anne Stakes. Managing owner John Messara of Arrowfield Stud joined American trainer Graham Motion to watch the gallop on the grass. Animal Kingdom won the […]

  • BHA seek advice on Al Zarooni case

    International Horse Racing May 30, 2013 8:30 am

    The British Horseracing Authority will seek legal advice before considering whether to take any further action against Mahmood Al Zarooni after the disgraced trainer withdrew his appeal against an eight-year disqualification. Al Zarooni, 37, was found guilty of administering anabolic steroids to 15 horses in his care at a BHA […]

  • Dettori’s Derby hopes still alive

    International Horse Racing May 29, 2013 7:54 am

    Jockey Frankie Dettori still hopes to be able to ride at the Epsom Derby meeting this weekend following a further meeting with France Galop officials. The French authority banned the Italian for six months after he tested positive for cocaine at Longchamp last September and the rider had been due […]

  • Frankel’s half sister wins on debut

    International Horse Racing May 29, 2013 7:42 am

    Sir Henry Cecil picked a low-key evening meeting at Lingfield for Frankel’s half-sister Joyeuse to make her debut but Royal Ascot could now be on her agenda after an eye-catching victory. The latest daughter of the superstar’s dam Kind has a speedier sire than Frankel in Oasis Dream and was […]

  • Qatar Racing buys into Oaks favourite

    International Horse Racing May 28, 2013 9:48 pm

    Sheikh Fahad Al Thani’s Qatar Racing has bought a half-share in leading Oaks candidate Secret Gesture ahead of the Classic at Epsom on Friday. Sheikh Fahad, owner of 2011 Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden, and his brothers who are partners in Qatar Racing, celebrated a first European Classic when Just The […]