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  • Gobi Dragon races into Karaka Million 2013 contention

    International Horse Racing January 1, 2013 1:45 pm

    Matamata horsewoman Danica Guy has almost by accident found herself with a contender for New Zealand’s richest race. Guy scored her first black-type winner as a trainer when Gobi Ranger easily won the Group Three Eclipse Stakes (1200m) for two-year-olds at Ellerslie in Auckland on Tuesday. The victory assures him […]

  • Powell brings up 500 career victories

    International Horse Racing January 1, 2013 12:00 pm

    Brendan Powell celebrated his 500th success as a trainer when Award Winner did the business at Uttoxeter. The JP McManus-owned gelding was winning for the ninth time when getting home at odds of 12-1 in the 32Red Casino Handicap Hurdle. Award Winner was always going well in the hands of […]

  • Jakkalberry to figure in Botti Dubai plans

    International Horse Racing January 1, 2013 11:45 am

    Planteur and Jakkalberry are likely to spearhead Marco Botti’s raiding party on Dubai in 2013. The Newmarket-based Italian trainer plans to send a total of six horses, firstly sending over four including Fanunalter, Fattsota and Kingsdesire. He will wait until February before unleashing his two big guns who could be […]

  • Cheltenham looms for Hurricane, Taquin

    International Horse Racing December 31, 2012 12:30 pm

    Cheltenham is very much on the minds of connections of both Hurricane Fly and Taquin De Seuil as Grade One victories on Saturday put them firmly in the championship mix. The Festival will be old ground for Hurricane Fly as he aims to regain the crown he relinquished in the […]

  • Big jumps double a target for Tidal Bay

    International Horse Racing December 31, 2012 12:15 pm

    Paul Nicholls believes Tidal Bay could be the horse to try for the unique double of the World Hurdle and the Grand National. The talented but quirky 11-year-old leapt into the picture for the Gold Cup with a dramatic last-gasp triumph in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown. However, Nicholls would […]

  • Hurricane Fly storms home at Leopardstown

    International Horse Racing December 30, 2012 1:15 pm

    Hurricane Fly has been tightened in betting to regain his Champion Hurdle title at Cheltenham following his 13th Grade One victory. The Willie Mullins-trained star made easy work of Saturday’s Festival Hurdle at Leopardstown with Ruby Walsh aboard, beating Unaccompanied by seven lengths. Champion Hurdle sponsors Stan James trimmed Hurricane […]

  • End of an era as John McCririck says goodbye

    International Horse Racing December 29, 2012 12:30 pm

    John McCririck is clinging to hope that he might appear on Channel 4 Racing at some point in the future as the curtain comes down on a colourful era. Saturday sees the final day of the long-standing Channel 4 team, with the Morning Line and racing from Newbury, Doncaster and […]

  • Tidal Bay rocks Ireland’s young guns

    International Horse Racing December 29, 2012 12:00 pm

    Ireland’s hopes of securing a first Cheltenham Gold Cup in seven years were dealt a blow as great white hopes Flemenstar and Sir Des Champs were beaten by enigmatic veteran Tidal Bay in a barnstorming finish to the Lexus Chase. The feature event of Leopardstown’s Christmas meeting and the most […]

  • Long Run reclaims King George title

    International Horse Racing December 27, 2012 7:30 am

    Long Run became only the seventh horse to reclaim the prestigious King George VI Chase crown as he edged Captain Chris by a neck in a thrilling finish at Kempton. The seven-year-old gelding – ridden as ever by Sam Waley-Cohen – was always prominent but a terrible mistake five jumps […]

  • Habibi rewards Logan for honest approach

    International Horse Racing December 26, 2012 6:45 pm

    Unbeaten filly Habibi is helping Northland trainer Donna Logan reap the rewards for telling an owner her horse couldn’t run more than a decade ago. Habibi took her record to four wins from as many starts when winning the Group Two Great Northern Guineas (1600m) at Ellerslie, looking like a […]