International Racing News

Legal Eagle Set To Defend Queen's Plate Crown

Dec 8 2016

South Africa’s reigning Horse Of The Year Legal Eagle stole the spotlight from the fillies when he ramped up his summer campaign with a game win in the G2 Green Point Stakes at Kenilworth.   

Yanworth set to swerve International date in favour of Christmas challenge

Dec 8 2016

Yanworth is set to sidestep Saturday's stanjames.com International Hurdle at Cheltenham and could instead contest the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton.

Hugh Bowman holds on to take LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship

Dec 8 2016

Australian ace Hugh Bowman made all the running to hold off his rivals and secure his first win in a dramatic LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship at Happy Valley on Wednesday night.  It was a case of third time lucky for the jockey after finishing out of luck in 2009 and 2015.

Highland Reel in Hong Kong can bring the curtain down on an outstanding Ballydoyle season

Dec 8 2016

If Ireland's champion trainer Aidan O'Brien needs any reminder of the scarcely credible season he has enjoyed in 2016.

Japan's two big hopes for LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint glory

Dec 8 2016

For a long time, it seemed that the one LONGINES Hong Kong International Race the Japanese could not claim was the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint, but that was until the mighty Lord Kanaloa swooped in and won back-to-back renewals in 2012 and 2013.

Longines Hong Kong Sprint Preview

Dec 8 2016

While Australian jockeys have enjoyed plenty of success in the Hong Kong Sprint, Takedown and Rebel Dane will look to fly the flag in what would be Australia’s first success since Falvelon's brilliant back to back wins in 2000 and 2001.

Reel can defend Vase crown

Dec 8 2016

Globetrotting superstar Highland Reel defends his Hong Kong Vase crown and once again looks to hold all the aces in what looks sure to be a race run at a fierce tempo.

Able Friend and Maurice bid for further HK glory

Dec 8 2016

Live on Sky Thoroughbred Central, Sha Tin Racecourse hosts an incredible HK$83 million seasonal showpiece on Sunday with two highly popular previous winners and rivals, Able Friend and Maurice, looking to repeat previous glories at the spectacular Longines Hong Kong International Race meeting.

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.




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