International Racing News

READY FOR CHAMPIONS SEASON OPENER

Apr 28 2017

RSA - South Africa’s Champions Season in KwaZulu-Natal will kick off in fine style at Greyville on Sunday, May 7, when some of the top horses in the country meet in the R500 000, Grade 2 Independent On Saturday Drill Hall Stakes over 1 400m.

Ready for Champions Season opener

Apr 28 2017

RSA: South Africa’s Champions Season in KwaZulu-Natal will kick off in fine style at Greyville on Sunday, May 7, when some of the top horses in the country meet in the R500 000, Grade 2 Independent On Saturday Drill Hall Stakes over 1 400m.

Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup Track Work– Wednesday   

Apr 27 2017

Australian galloper The United Stakes has arrived in Hong Kong ahead of Sunday’s Audemars Piquet QEII Cup.

Aussie gun Bowman back in town for APQEII Cup

Apr 27 2017

Hugh Bowman, Australia’s leading Group 1 jockey, is ever the ‘feet on the ground’ realist and measured in his assessment of his major race prospects despite his remarkable success in recent seasons and an especially stellar 2016.  

Japanese raider has the hi-tech, ‘X’ and magic factors

Apr 27 2017

Japan’s Neorealism, with the scalp of the all-conquering Maurice on his belt, brings the international ‘X’ factor plus an element of the nation’s renowned technological expertise to Sunday’s HK$20 million G1 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (2000m). 

2017 Champions Mile and Chairman's Sprint Video

Apr 26 2017

Get acquainted with the selected runners for Hong Kong's 2017 Champions Mile and Chairman's Sprint Prize held at Sha Tin race course on Sunday 7th May. 

Lockinge Stakes cannot come soon enough for Galileo Gold

Apr 26 2017

Newmarket trainer Hugo Palmer is excited about running his stable star Galileo Gold in the first proper test of 2017 for older milers in Europe, the Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes, at Newbury on Saturday, May 20.

Laser Storms home in time

Apr 26 2017

Not many punters rallied behind Laser Storm on Sunday, but his in-form jockey Danny Beasley proved to be right on the money in his pre-race evaluation of his winning chances.

Neorealism in Sunday’s APQEII Cup affirms Moreira’s rising world status

Apr 26 2017

Noriyuki Hori’s booking of Joao Moreira for Carrot Farm’s Neorealism in Sunday’s HK20 million G1 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin is further confirmation, were it needed, that Hong Kong’s Champion Jockey has joined an exclusive group.

Moore happy with Queen Mother quartet ahead of G3 feature

Apr 26 2017

Most of trainer John Moore’s focus will be on G1 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup runners Werther and Designs On Rome throughout this week in the lead-up to the HK$20 million feature, but Moore also has a strong hand in the G3 Queen Mother Memorial Cup (2400m) on Sunday’s (30 April) undercard.

Bantam in the fast lane

Apr 26 2017

Craig Bantam, rattling up the winners with his 4kg claim, could find things more difficult now that he is down to 2.5kg but the way his talent has been shining through suggests he will have few problems bridging the gap and he can strike on Varifast in the Itsarush.co.za Handicap at Kenilworth today.

‘Winter’ has an advantage

Apr 26 2017

Mike Miller’s decision to let Call Me Winter take her chances in the Morris Vee Handicap at Greyville on Friday has been to the benefit of most of the opposition.

History indicates special 2017 July

Apr 26 2017

RSA - Years ending in seven have always produced significant happenings in Africa’s Greatest Horseracing Event, the Vodacom Durban July.

Gearing up for Champions season

Apr 26 2017

RSA - The announcement of the first 58 entries for Africa’s Greatest Horseracing Event, the R4.25-million Vodacom Durban July, heralds the start of South Africa’s Champion Season, one of the most comprehensive thoroughbred racing festivals in the world.

Grooms need lessons in horse-care

Apr 25 2017

RSA - The R40k fine imposed on trainer Paul Gadsby for an indiscretion by one of his grooms, has been met with consternation by the racing fraternity, especially in light of the fact that Gadsby followed all legal procedures in disciplining the transgressor.

EMERALD GAL TO SHINE

Apr 25 2017

RSA - Emerald Gal goes for a quick follow-up in the Itsarush.co.za Handicap at Kenilworth tomorrow and at 5-1 she makes a lot of appeal.

SILVER AND RUSSIA IMPRESS

Apr 25 2017

RSA - There were some fine Vodacom Durban July trials over the weekend and as seems to happen every year in this great race it was two relatively lowly merit rated horses, Elusive Silva and Nother Russia, who burst into prominence as potential winners.

HAMAAN HAS CREDENTIALS

Apr 25 2017

RSA - There is a tricky nine race meeting tomorrow on the Vaal Inside track where low draws are favourable by trends in all races.

No catching Pack Leader

Apr 24 2017

RSA - The first three races at Greyville yesterday were for two-year-olds and there were some eye catching runs. 

Weather check for King

Apr 24 2017

RSA: Mike Stewart will study the weather forecast this morning before deciding whether to declare the improving Icon King – winner of his last three starts – for the Highlands-sponsored Winter Guineas at Kenilworth on Saturday.

Heavenly Blue tops July boards

Apr 24 2017

Nother Russia has been cut from 40-1 to 20-1 for the Vodacom Durban July after Saturday’s big race success and Heavenly Blue now heads the market at 8-1 with World Sports Betting.

Silva simply superb

Apr 24 2017

RSA: It’s still early days but Justin Snaith will have been well pleased with what he saw in the Listed Sledgehammer Handicap at Greyville yesterday as two of his Vodacom Durban July entries put up their hands. But Snaith will not have been the only one with his head resting easy on his pillow last night; fellow Cape Town colleagues Candice-Bass Robinson and Brett Crawford will have been equally comfortable come bedtime.

Hamaan to bounce back

Apr 24 2017

RSA - Hamaan proved to be most disappointing in his last outing when he was beaten 10.25 lengths by Daytona Charger over 2000m at the Vaal. While one does not like to make excuses for beaten horses, this was clearly not the same sort of performance that saw him finish a 5.30-length third to Pagoda in the Listed Derby Trial over 2000m at Turffontein a run earlier.

Strong entry of 58 runners for the Durban July

Apr 24 2017

RSA - There are a few hopefuls but – barring Legal Eagle and overseas-bound Whisky Baron – most of the country’s top middle distance gallopers are among the first entries for the R4.25-million Vodacom Durban July (Grade 1) over 2200m at Greyville on Saturday, 1 July.

Gunter on the right one

Apr 24 2017

RSA - Punters could be on the right path if they go with trainer Stephanie Miller in Race 7 at Flamingo Park today, a Pinnacle Stakes over 1000m. 




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