International Racing News

Tried and tested routine the order of the day for Cue Card and Native River

Feb 25 2017

Colin Tizzard will endeavour to make it business as usual with Native River and Cue Card as both horses enter the final stretch before the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Able Friend gallops, Moore is confident ahead of Sunday’s Group 1s   

Feb 25 2017

John Moore believes that Able Friend is still “just better than the others” as he points his stable star at Sunday’s HK$10 million G1 Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (1400m) at Sha Tin.

No joy for Elite Excalibur at last Dubai fling

Feb 24 2017

Singapore contender Elite Excalibur’s experience in Dubai ended on a disappointing note when he ran last at his final race on Thursday night.

Quechua's Friday run to give Dubai answers

Feb 24 2017

Quechua’s ambitious Dubai trail will depend to a great extent on how he runs this Friday before booking a ticket for the desert raid.

Just Sensual gets the nod 

Feb 24 2017

RSA - Just Sensual can become the first three-year-old to win the Vasco Taverna Prix Du Cap since Mother Russia eight years ago at Kenilworth’s Prawn Festival meeting tomorrow.

Kannemeyer’s ‘Chrome’ to sparkle 

Feb 24 2017

RSA - Dean Kannemeyer’s Cape Town string may be on light duty following a virus scare but his KZN yard has not been affected and his runners have chances throughout the card at Greyville tonight. Trainers with satellite yards in KZN have the best of both worlds as they can shuttle horses back and forth from their home base and horses that are battling on the turf can be shipped to the Greyville poly without having to ‘raid’ or apply for boxes.

Monte Christo could catch the fever in KZN 

Feb 24 2017

RSA - A competitive race awaits punters in Race 6 the main event at Scottsville on Sunday. 

Form points to Just Sensual in Prix du Cap  

Feb 24 2017

RSA - Prawns, a Pick 6 carryover and the Prix du Cap will celebrate the end of the Cape Summer Season tomorrow. 

Distance may suit Zaakhira 

Feb 24 2017

RSA - Zaakhira should enjoy the drop to 1200m tomorrow when she lines up in Race 6 at Turffontein, a Three-Year-Old Fillies Handicap over 1200m on the Inside track.

Racing abandoned 

Feb 24 2017

RSA -Racing at Turffontein was abandoned yesterday after the running of Race 5 due to persistent rain.

Marcus is away Delpech can play 

Feb 24 2017

RSA - Jockey Anton Marcus is the dominant force in KwaZulu-Natal and with him having a night off Anthony Delpech can be the one who benefits most at Greyville Polytrack tonight.

Champery could have the edge 

Feb 24 2017

RSA - There is some interesting racing at Fairview today and topping the card is the Listed Lady’s Pendant over 1200m for fillies and mares. 

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.




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