International Racing News

Faugheen earmarked for Christmas comeback

Dec 6 2016

Faugheen is likely to make his return over the festive period.

LONGINES HKIR Track Notes

Dec 6 2016

LONGINES HKIR Track Notes

Daniel makes amends in the Colonial Chief Stakes

Dec 6 2016

He has always had ability, which is apparent by looking at his record, but Daniel had not tasted success in 2016 from eight previous runs.

One thing is for Shaw, Pat is one great trainer

Dec 6 2016

It was an emotional day to say the least at Kranji today.

'Big day' for The New One as chasing bow beckons at Exeter

Dec 3 2016

The New One has a first start over fences in the Harry Dutfield Memorial Novices' Chase at Exeter on Friday.

Juglall thrilled with Hong Kong 'chance of a lifetime'

Dec 3 2016

Nooresh Juglall is one jockey who will not be loafing around during the Christmas break. He is heading off to Hong Kong for a short stint, and to him, that is the best Christmas present ever.

Quechua gets late call-up for Hong Kong

Dec 3 2016

Singapore will in the end not be without runners at Hong Kong’s all-stars racing rendezvous, the LONGINES Hong Kong International races on December 11 after Quechua was handed a last-minute berth in the HK$16.5 million Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase (2400m).

Mullins poised for further Grade 1 success

Dec 2 2016

The Grade 1 2m4f Hatton’s Grace Hurdle is set to feature some of Ireland’s star hurdlers with the all-powerful Willie Mullins team currently holding more than half of the entries.

Two mile stars set for Tingle test

Dec 1 2016

Willie Mullins intends to make a late decision on Douvan and Un De Sceaux’s participation in Saturday’s Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown and while Douvan would be impossible to take on with any confidence, Gary Moore’s Ar Mad remains an exciting prospect who can make his mark at the very top level this season.

Samuri can handle National fences once again

Dec 1 2016

Run over the spectacular Grand National fences, the Becher Handicap Chase takes centre stage on Saturday night live on Sky Racing 1 and The Last Samuri can build on his great run in this year’s National.

Ratings Update: Hennessy Gold Cup Meeting

Nov 30 2016

The Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on Saturday looked a typically competitive renewal on paper, with an interesting mix of battle-hardened campaigners and second-season chasers featuring in a field of 19.

‘Improving’ Dinozzo headed higher, says Purton

Nov 30 2016

Zac Purton believes that emerging galloper Dinozzo can progress through the grades and potentially push towards some better races, but the gelding must first deal with some smart Class 3 rivals in Wednesday night’s (30 November) Australian Turf Club Trophy Handicap (1800m) at Happy Valley.

Michael Bell happy with Big Orange as he jets into Hong Kong

Nov 30 2016

Big Orange has arrived safely in Hong Kong ahead of his next big-race mission at Sha Tin on Sunday week.

Willie Mullins waits on Douvan and Sceaux Tingle Creek call

Nov 30 2016

Willie Mullins is happy to play the waiting game with Douvan and Un De Sceaux ahead of the Betfair Tingle Creek at Sandown on Saturday.

Kitasan Black Too Strong In  Japan Cup 

Nov 28 2016

Race favorite Kitasan Black topped the 17-horse field of first-class international runners in this year’s Japan Cup by a comfortable 2-1/2-length margin, marking his sixth grade-race and third G1 victory after his 2015 Kikuka Sho (Japanese St. Leger) and 2016 Tenno Sho (Spring) triumphs. 

Apple's Jade to step up in trip after Fighting Fifth run

Nov 28 2016

Apple's Jade is set to step up in distance following her agonising defeat in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle on Saturday.

Another milestone for Clipperton as he lifts Chevalier Cup on Gonna Run

Nov 28 2016

First-season rider Sam Clipperton has hit the ground running this term.

Mosse is magnifique

Nov 28 2016

Jockey Gerald Mosse has booted home a winner, at only his third ride, after commencing riding last Friday evening.

A Nova horse scaling the peaks

Nov 28 2016

After winning three races in a row, Nova Swiss, faced his stiffest test to date on Friday night.

Ellerslie hit-out for Hong Kong-bound Benzini

Nov 25 2016

Kelly McCulloch will keep the saddle warm for her sister Rosie Myers when the Gr.2 Brisbane Cup winner Benzini has his final hit-out on Saturday ahead of the Gr.1 Longines Hong Kong Vase.

Singapore Racing - Weekend Review - Singapore Gold Cup

Nov 25 2016

Leading trainer Stephen Gray certainly had a weekend to remember clinching both features, the Group 2 EW Barker Trophy and Group 1 Singapore Gold Cup.

Shaw takes 6 ½ months sabbatical leave

Nov 25 2016

South African trainer Patrick Shaw is taking a sabbatical leave from Kranji effective from 15 December 2016 until 30 June 2017 due to health reasons.

Sceau Royal summoned for Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle

Nov 25 2016

Sceau Royal will face five rivals including a trio of Irish raiders in the stanjames.com Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle on Saturday.

Smad Place spearheads Hennessy Gold Cup field for Alan King

Nov 25 2016

Last year's winner Smad Place will head a field of 20 in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on Saturday.

Highland Reel leads stellar entries for Hong Kong International races

Nov 25 2016

Highland Reel, Profitable and Big Orange are among the entries for next month's Hong Kong International meeting at Sha Tin.




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