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  • Patkai on comeback trail

    International Horse Racing News June 3, 2013 12:54 pm

    Top-class stayer Patkai is set to make an astonishing return from four years off the track in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot later this month. The eight-year-old beat all bar legendary four-time winner Yeats in the prestigious two-and-a-half-mile (4000m) Group One in 2009, but has since been sidelined by […]

     
  • Intello wins French Derby

    International Horse Racing News June 3, 2013 9:12 am

    Favourite Intello has romped home to give jockey Olivier Peslier his second French Derby success at Chantilly. Intello (15-8), who gave trainer Andre Fabre his fourth win in the race, won by two lengths from the hard charging Morandi to give the Wertheimer Family their first win in the Derby […]

     
  • Ruler of the World reigns at Epsom Derby

    International Horse Racing News June 2, 2013 5:36 pm

    The aptly named Ruler Of The World has given trainer Aidan O’Brien his fourth win in the prestigious Epsom Derby and brought up the 10th for owners Coolmore Stud. While the winners celebrated, connections of the raging favourite Dawn Approach were licking their wounds after he failed to run out […]

     
  • St Nicholas Abbey wins third Coronation

    International Horse Racing News June 2, 2013 11:24 am

    St Nicholas Abbey has claimed a history-making third Coronation Cup at Epsom. Having beaten multiple Group One winner Midday two years ago and Ed Dunlop’s globetrotting Red Cadeaux last year, it was 2011 Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden’s turn to chase the six-year-old home. He settled at the rear along with […]

     
  • First winner as a trainer for Murtagh

    International Horse Racing News June 2, 2013 11:18 am

    Jockey Johnny Murtagh has saddled his first winner as a trainer with Benbecula scoring at Tramore. Murtagh, who is combining his riding career with preparing horses, only had his first runners last weekend at the Irish Guineas meeting. Always in the box seat, Ben Curtis kicked for home on Benbecula […]

     
  • Ruler of the World wins Epsom Derby

    International Horse Racing News June 2, 2013 1:24 am

    Ruler of the World gave trainer Aidan O’Brien his fourth winner in the Epsom Derby on Saturday. The 7/1 shot – the first horse since Commander in Chief in 1993 to land the blue riband of the turf without running as a two-year-old – came home under Ryan Moore to […]

     
  • Dettori misses out in return to saddle

    International Horse Racing News June 1, 2013 12:06 pm

    Frankie Dettori has admitted he is a “a bit afraid” for the future but is game for the challenge of rebuilding his career after serving a six-month ban. The 42-year-old returned to the saddle for the first time since completing his suspension for a positive drugs test with three rides […]

     
  • Gregorian sets sights on Animal Kingdom

    International Horse Racing News June 1, 2013 11:48 am

    Gregorian could be pitched in against formidable American challenger Animal Kingdom at Royal Ascot after securing a deserved return to the winner’s enclosure in the Diomed Stakes at Epsom. Already the winner of a Kentucky Derby in his homeland, Animal Kingdom produced a devastating display in the Dubai World Cup […]

     
  • Talent shines through in Epsom Oaks

    International Horse Racing News June 1, 2013 1:54 am

    Talent gave jockey Richard Hughes his second English classic win of the season as she produced a stunning burst of speed to win the Epsom Oaks on Friday. Hughes – 40 and who had not ridden an English classic winner until Sky Lantern won the 1000 Guineas earlier this month […]

     
  • Dunaden heads quartet against St Nicholas

    International Horse Racing News May 31, 2013 11:24 am

    St Nicholas Abbey faces only four rivals as he bids for a hat-trick of wins in the Coronation Cup at Epsom. Aidan O’Brien’s six-year-old entire now has five Group Ones on his record after he claimed the Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan in March. He will be joined by his […]