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Horse Racing News from Around The World

  • St Nicholas Abbey suffers serious injury

    St Nicholas Abbey has suffered a career-ending injury with owners Coolmore trying to save him for a stud career. The six-year-old had been scheduled to run in Saturday’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. Coolmore did not divulge the nature of the injury but said in a […]

  • Mullins’ ambulance ban reduced to 10 days

    Jockey Danny Mullins’ 14-day ban for driving a racecourse ambulance at Bellewstown has been reduced on appeal to 10 days – with the remaining four days suspended for one year. The jumps jockey, who is retained by prominent owner Barry Connell, drove the vehicle himself after he had pulled up […]

  • Weather a concern for St Nicholas: O’Brien

    Jockey Joseph O’Brien is praying the rain stays away from Ascot to allow St Nicholas Abbey show his true brilliance in Saturday’s King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes. The six-year-old has finished third in the last two renewals of the midsummer showpiece and returns to England fresh from his […]

  • Turf hero Sea The Stars sires first winner

    Champion racehorse Sea The Stars secured his first winner as a stallion as Mark Johnston’s Stars Over The Sea made it third-time lucky at Ayr. A winner of eight of his nine starts for John Oxx, Sea The Stars enjoyed a spectacular three-year-old campaign as he clinched six Group One […]

  • Arc looms for Fabre-trained Triple Threat

    Triple Threat looks likely to be geared towards the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe as yet another challenger for Andre Fabre after his fluent victory at Maisons-Laffitte over the weekend. The colt had become difficult in the stalls this season, overcoming the start on his reappearance but wrecking his chance […]

  • Plunge horse withdrawn in Ireland

    A betting plunge in Ireland has come unstuck with stewards withdrawing the horse amid questions over his registered trainer. An unraced gelding, Like A Diamond opened at 50-1 before he was rapidly shortened, reaching a low of 11-4 with Paddy Power for the maiden race at Ballinrobe. The stewards received […]

  • Chicquita wins Oaks despite wayward finish

    Talented but wayward filly Chicquita has given her Australian owner Paul Makin victory in the Irish Oaks despite a dramatic sideways shift inside the final stages of the Classic. A maiden before Saturday, the Alain de Royer Dupre-trained Chicquita would have been an easy winner at Saint-Cloud in May but […]

  • Green light for Cheltenham redevelopment

    Cheltenham racecourse was on Thursday granted planning permission by Cheltenham Borough Council for the track’s proposed development project. The Jockey Club’s approved blueprint for the STG45 million ($A74.72 million) project includes the creation of a new grandstand, redesigned annual members’ facilities and new general public viewing areas and private boxes. […]

  • Elusive Kate keeps Falmouth after appeal

    Connections of Sky Lantern were unsuccessful in their appeal against the result of the Falmouth Stakes, with Elusive Kate confirmed as the winner, the British Horseracing Authority confirmed. The Richard Hannon-trained Sky Lantern, winner of the 1000 Guineas and Coronation Stakes, was beaten a neck by John Gosden’s Elusive Kate […]

  • Telescope sets sights on bigger races

    Telescope, once a big hope for this year’s English Derby, made an impressive return to the track when turning the three-runner Conditions Stakes into a procession at Leicester. The Sir Michael Stoute-trained colt made such a big impression in two runs as a juvenile that he headed into the winter […]