International Racing News

Mr Bogart topples previously unbeaten Pakistan Star

Oct 18 2016

The throngs who flocked to Sha Tin this afternoon, Sunday, 16 October, to see internet sensation Pakistan Star in action were left searching for words after the gelding suffered his first defeat at the hands of Mr Bogart in the Class 2 Woodpecker Handicap (1400m). 

Magnificent Minding makes it seventh heaven in QEII

Oct 18 2016

Minding could stay in training next season after showing the boys a clean pair of heels to notch another Group One triumph in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot.

Plan pays off as Almanzor proves Champion at Ascot

Oct 18 2016

While a weaker man may have given into temptation, the decision taken by Jean-Claude Rouget to stick to his original plans were vindicated as Almanzor dispatched his rivals in decisive fashion to take victory in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot.

Aidan O'Brien - Found not ruled of Breeders' Cup

Oct 18 2016

Found could yet bid to repeat last year's success at the Breeders' Cup after her gallant effort to finish second to Almanzor in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

Joe Tuite swoops for James Doyle to ride Litigant on Champions Day

Oct 14 2016

James Doyle has been snapped up by Joe Tuite for the ride on classy stayer Litigant in the Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot on Saturday.

Five for Moreira, four for Fownes at Happy Valley 

Oct 14 2016

Joao Moreira and Caspar Fownes formed a formidable axis at Happy Valley, pairing for four wins as Moreira swept to a rousing five-timer, four of those coming in the evening’s first four contests.

Singapore Weekend Review – Group 1 Kranji Mile

Oct 14 2016

Star four-year-old Debt Collector stamped himself as one of the best horses in Singapore when taking out the Group 1 Kranji Mile on Sunday evening.

Order Of St George leads the way for Aidan O'Brien in Long Distance Cup

Oct 12 2016

Order Of St George, who finished a fine third in the Arc, features among 14 contenders for the Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot on Saturday.

Aidan O'Brien keeps Found in Champion Stakes hunt at Ascot

Oct 12 2016

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Found is one of 19 possible runners in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

Old foes confirmed for QEII at Ascot

Oct 12 2016

Galileo Gold, Ribchester and Awtaad are on course to clash one last time this season in the Qipco Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

Richard Hannon has Estidhkaar in 'good form' for Salisbury comeback

Oct 12 2016

Estidhkaar makes his eagerly-awaited comeback after 14 months off the track when he lines up for the EBF Stallions Bathwick Tyres Conditions Stakes at Salisbury on Monday.

Photo Call Ends Tepin's Winning Sequence At Keeneland

Oct 12 2016

Galileo mare Photo Call recorded her sixth win and second at G1 level when she upset champion American mare Tepin in the First Lady Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday.  

No retirement for Gordon Lord Byron yet

Oct 11 2016

Talk of retirement for veteran Irish sprinter Gordon Lord Byron is premature with his trainer looking at further overseas options.

Mr Scorsese To Return A Winner

Oct 7 2016

The Laurie Laxon trained Mr Scorsese displayed plenty of ability during his maiden preparation and appears well placed to make a winning return in Singapore this evening.

Future Champions Festival Day One 2016: Spatial Awareness Is Key

Oct 7 2016

The formation of a British Champions Day at Ascot in 2011 was fairly well-received among the wider racing community, with the meeting designed to provide a fitting climax to the domestic Flat season.

Charlie Appleby monitors the skies for Hawkbill and Champions Day

Oct 6 2016

Connections of Hawkbill are hoping conditions ease ahead of the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot on October 15.

Karl Burke 'not worried' about yard form ahead of Quiet Reflection Ascot bid

Oct 6 2016

Karl Burke is not unduly worried that a few horses in his yard are coughing ahead of Quiet Reflection's run in the Qipco British Champions Sprint on Saturday week.

Singapore Racing - Weekend Review - 30th of September

Oct 6 2016

The Mark Walker trained Distinctive Darci only won narrowly on Friday night, however he was clearly the stand-out performance of the meeting.

Red Falx Claims Japan's Sprint Crown

Oct 5 2016

Third favorite Red Falx claimed the G1 Sprinters Stakes at Nakayama on Sunday, topping the best short distance runners to become Japan’s autumn champion sprinter.  

California Chrome Marching To Breeders Cup Classic

Oct 5 2016

California Chrome was sensational yet again at Santa Anita on Saturday when he added the the G1 Awesome Again Stakes to his record with a hollow win over old rival Dortmund. 

Found leads O'Brien trifecta in Arc

Oct 3 2016

Champion trainer Aidan O'Brien has saddled the trifecta in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe with Found beating Highland Reel and Order Of St George.

Postponed draws stall seven for Sunday's Arc showdown at Chantilly

Oct 1 2016

Postponed will break from stall seven as he bids to crown his fantastic season with victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly on Sunday.

Amazing effort as Size’s Kids grabs National Day Cup victory

Oct 1 2016

“Unassuming” Amazing Kids left no doubt that he belongs among the top echelon of Hong Kong sprinters after notching his first stakes victory with a gutsy win in the Group 3 National Day Cup (Handicap) at Sha Tin this afternoon, Saturday, 1 October.

Joyful justification as rising star sweeps to G3 Celebration Cup triumph

Oct 1 2016

Joyful Trinity justified the pre-race confidence of his trainer and jockey with a comfortable victory in the Group 3 Celebration Cup Handicap (1400m) at Sha Tin on 1st October, a win that put the four-year-old one step closer to an anticipated tilt at December’s G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile.

Duric confident racehorse in Mr Scorsese will awaken on raceday

Sep 30 2016

Jockey Vlad Duric had reassuring words for trainer Laurie Laxon after Mr Scorsese did not quite show his customary turn of foot at his second barrier trial on Tuesday.

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