International Racing News

Mubtaahij will need it 

Feb 23 2017

RSA - Mubtaahij (Christophe Soumillon) returns to racing in Thursday’s Listed Curlin Handicap over 2000m on dirt at Meydan, and he is reported to be well short of his best after a four month absence from racing.

Mutakayyef looks a cut above

Feb 23 2017

The William Haggas-trained Mutakayyef brings elite turf form to his all-weather debut in Saturday’s Group 3 Winter Derby and could well prove to be a class above his opposition.

Du Lac to confirm Cleves form

Feb 23 2017

Lancelot Du Lac has developed into a real all-weather specialist with his last seven starts on a synthetic surface yielding six wins and one second and he looks to have

Weight no barrier for Kempton star

Feb 23 2017

Top-weight may not be enough to stop Kempton specialist Tea For Two in Kempton’s Grade 3

Hush can silence opposition

Feb 23 2017

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With Charli Parcs likely to be sent off at prohibitive odds, the Evan Williams-trained Evening Hush should provide some each-way value in the Grade 2 Adonis Juvenile Hurdle at Kempton on Saturday night.Live on Sky Racing 1, the Adonis is always a key pointer towards the big novice hurdles at the Cheltenham Festival next month and all eyes will be on the Nicky Henderson-trained Charli Parcs who would only be having his third career start and his second in Britain after a superb stable debut over this track and distance at the end of last year. The four-year-old ran out a comfortable eight length winner from Alan King’s Master Blueyes who is set to reoppose on Saturday. Charli Parcs immediately became a leading contender for either the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle or the JCB Triumph Hurdle and will be odds-on to follow up on Saturday. That may well happen however his presence will open up the market and provide some each-way value elsewhere. 

First-hand knowledge of Dubai still has Rodd upbeat about Debt

Feb 22 2017

The hot debate whether Singapore kingpin Debt Collector can measure up in Dubai gets even hotter as the eventuality of his participation in the Dubai Turf took one step closer after his sensational first-up win last Friday week.

Moore’s sweet on Werther for Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup

Feb 22 2017

Werther took on the champion’s mantle with a demolition job of a win in last season’s G1 Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (2000m) and on Sunday (26 February) the five-year-old, second-up after an injury lay-off, will aim to put his career back on to its lofty trajectory in the G1 Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup (2000m).

Returning Jetwings to take time to fly, says Gibson

Feb 22 2017

Trainer Richard Gibson has urged caution with returning sprinter Jetwings in the Class 2 Sai Kung Handicap (1000m) at Happy Valley on Wednesday night (22 February), suggesting that the five-year-old is in need of the run as he makes his first raceday appearance in over 14 months.

Await The Dawn Colt Knocked Down For R200 000 at Summerhill Ready To Run Sale 

Feb 22 2017

The Summerhill Ready To Run sale took place on the majestic farm in Mooi River on Tuesday 21st February. RSA - The weather never played its part but that certainly never put a dampener on the attendance and the atmosphere, with prospective buyers welcomed with hot coffee, a sherry or a glass of champagne. Summerhill owner Mick Goss whom was not at the sale last year due to illness, made a wonderful traditional South African welcome and listed a few horses that have gone on to win group races sold out of this very sales ring on the farm.

Frankel filly for Laird 

Feb 22 2017

RSA - Alec Laird is to train the unnamed Frankel filly that made R4 million at last month’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale.

Conditions to favour Woodruff's Captain 

Feb 22 2017

RSA -There is only one piece of advice to give punters ahead of Thursday’s race meeting at Turffontein. Find a horse who likes running in the wet!

Some good stock on Shongweni Mixed Sale 

Feb 22 2017

RSA -Wavebreaker - a recent winner at Greyville - is one of 132 lots which will come under the hammer at today's Shongweni Mixed Sale at the Shongweni polo grounds near Durban. A son of Sail From Seattle, Wavebreaker is being offered for sale by Malkinsky Stud and - judged on his latest effort - he has more wins in the tank.

Just Sensual, Marcus  

Feb 22 2017

RSA- Domeyer back aboard Silver Mountain in Grade 3 race.

All sails set for Brett Crawford  

Feb 22 2017

RSA - Trainer Brett Crawford is having a wonderful season and could have a few more winners at Kenilworth today.

Juglall back with a bang

Feb 22 2017

RSA - Jockey Nooresh Juglall, a Mauritian who trained at the South African Jockeys’ Academy, quickly bounced back from a recent race fall injury with a win it his very first ride since the accident.

Riverboat Queen to make amends

Feb 21 2017

RSA - The in-form Andre Nel can strike again with yet another lightly-raced horse at Kenilworth tomorrow when Riverboat Queen bids to make amends for her odds-on flop a month ago.

Marcus to partner Cuvee Brut 

Feb 21 2017

RSA - Anton Marcus brings his extraordinary 27% strike rate – 33% in Cape Town – to Kenilworth for the Prawn Festival meeting on Saturday when the four-time champion has four rides for Joey Ramsden.

Logic points to Sensible Lover 

Feb 21 2017

RSA - The Australian-bred mare Sensible Lover has always been up there with the best of her generation but has only managed a single victory since winning the Gr3 Three Troika Stakes at just her third outing. 26 starts later she lines up in a Progress Plate over a mile at the Vaal this afternoon where she should be good enough to finally add a fourth victory to her record.

Free entries close in one month for Hong Kong’s Group 1 spring internationals

Feb 20 2017

The free entry period for the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s three spring Group 1 features, the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (2000m), the Champions Mile (1600m) and the Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m), will close one month from today on Monday, 20 March, at 6pm (Hong Kong time). 

Rapper Dragon posts a confident Classic Cup triumph

Feb 20 2017

Rapper Dragon cemented his BMW Hong Kong Derby claims and raised the prospect of a first ever Four-Year-Old Classic Series clean sweep with an authoritative victory in the Hong Kong Classic Cup this afternoon, Sunday, 19 February. 

Rule Britannia as Royal Ascot form comes into Derby calculations

Feb 20 2017

Most attention from a BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) standpoint was on Sunday’s (19 February) second leg of the Four-Year-Old Classic Series, the Hong Kong Classic Cup (1800m).

Wright in top form 

Feb 20 2017

RSA - Summerveld-based Alyson Wright hit a rich vein of form over the weekend, saddling a treble at Greyville on Friday night and adding another to her weekend haul with Special Encounter in the third at the same venue yesterday.

Ambitions for Horizon  

Feb 20 2017

RSA -Candice Bass-Robinson still harbours Grade 1 ambitions for Horizon despite the record-priced colt managing only fifth when starting odds-on for the Investec Cape Derby

NEL IN NO RUSH 

Feb 20 2017

RSA -Andre Nel is determined not to be hurried in his search for a replacement when Aldo Domeyer takes up his post with Candice Bass-Robinson at the end of the month – and there is a possibility that Domeyer could still be involved.

Sherrells enjoying their racing 

Feb 20 2017

RSA -Enthusiastic racing mother-and-son combination Delma and Lance Sherrell are Cape Town based but their roots are in KZN and their black and white colours will be flying the “Sharks” flag boldly during the SA Champions Season.




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