International Racing News

Punters face Fairview change

Nov 17 2017

RSA - Heavy rains have force the scheduled turf meeting at Fairview today to be switched to the Polytrack because of unsafe underfoot conditions. 

Fairview switched to the Polytrack

Nov 17 2017

RSA - Approximately 70mm of rain over the last 36 hours has forced officials to switch today’s Fairview meeting from the turf to the Polytrack.

Nicky Henderson rules Altior out of Tingle Creek at Sandown

Nov 17 2017

Altior will miss the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown next month due to " a wind problem", trainer Nicky Henderson said in a statement to bookmakers Unibet.

Callan aims to Keep Moving after Happy Valley double

Nov 16 2017

It was a return to business as usual for Neil Callan at Happy Valley on Wednesday night (15 November) as the Irish jockey scored his first brace for the term.

Joyful Trinity takes positive trials into G2 BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Mile 

Nov 16 2017

Those who pay attention to the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s barrier trial videos, posted online at www.hkjc.com, should not be surprised to learn that trainer John Moore believes Joyful Trinity has a sound chance of success in Sunday’s (19 November) G2 BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Mile at Sha Tin Racecourse.

EXCITEMENT MOUNT FOR JOCKEY’S CHALLENGE

Nov 16 2017

RSA - The Air Mauritius International Jockeys’ Challenge starts on Friday when most of the jockeys will be making public appearances at Betting World The Buzz, Fourways.

BAILEY MAKES THE CUT

Nov 16 2017

RSA - After many months of try-outs, analyses and reviews, Brandon Bailey has earned the right to join Nico Kritsiotis and Alistair Cohen in South African commentary boxes as a junior commentator.

WOODRUFF CAN MAKE CUP HISTORY

Nov 16 2017

RSA - He added, “A lot will depend on the draws. A good draw is a good draw in any man’s language.”

Sun Met

Nov 16 2017

RSA - SUN MET GALLOP SCRAPPED

Grab the De Kock Gavel

Nov 16 2017

RSA - Trainer Mike de Kock’s horses are in red-hot form at the moment and the stable celebrated eight home-based winners last week, four last Saturday. 

'Sore' Sam Twiston-Davies swerves Kempton

Nov 15 2017

Sam Twiston-Davies has given up his rides at Kempton on Monday after he hurt an arm in a fall at Sandown on Sunday.

Racing Review - NZ 2000 Guineas

Nov 15 2017

Review of the New Zealand 2000 Guineas won by Embellish for Te Akau Racing.

Gilt Complex scores thriller in Dester Singapore Gold Cup

Nov 13 2017

In a nail-biting drive to the wire, Gilt Complex snuck up on the inside to poke his nose in front where it mattered in the $1.35 million Group 1 Dester Singapore Gold Cup (2200m) on Sunday.

Dreams Of Dreams delivers for Stoute and Crowley in Wentworth

Nov 13 2017

Dream Of Dreams could tackle the bigger sprint prizes next year after ending his three-year-old season with victory in the Betfred Mobile Wentworth Stakes at Doncaster.

Four In Contention For Top Cartier Award

Nov 13 2017

The 2017 Cartier Racing Awards nominees have been unveiled following the end of the British flat season at Doncaster.

The road to the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races heats up   

Nov 10 2017

With the major races in Europe complete, the Breeders’ Cup in the United States done and dusted and the Melbourne Cup Carnival down under reaching its conclusion, attention is starting to shift to Asia and the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races.

Race favorite Suave Richard captures Copa Republica Argentina

Nov 10 2017

Race favorite Suave Richard rose to meet fans’ expectations with a stupendous turn of foot in the stretch as he scooped the Copa Republica Argentina at Tokyo.

In-form mare to take her chance at Otaki

Nov 10 2017

Bring To The Block is in good touch and while she may not be at her ideal trip at Otaki on Thursday, it’s an opportunity too good to pass up.

Defending champion Thistlecrack tops 26 contenders for King George glory

Nov 10 2017

Thistlecrack, Might Bite and Sizing John all feature among a stellar cast of 26 entries for the 32Red King George VI Chase at Kempton.

Million target as Fantastic Eight sparks Rispoli double

Nov 10 2017

Fantastic Eight entered the reckoning for this season’s Hong Kong Airlines Million Challenge with an emphatic win in the Class 3 American Club Challenge Cup Handicap (1200m) at Happy Valley tonight, Wednesday, 8 November.

Son beats father as the O'Briens dominate in Melbourne

Nov 8 2017

Joseph O'Brien ranked Rekindling's Emirates Melbourne Cup as one of his best moments in racing after watching his charge grab victory in the Flemington feature on Tuesday morning.

Gray thirsty for a second Gold Cup win

Nov 8 2017

This time last year, trainer Stephen Gray’s party finished well into the night as more than a bottle of gin was downed to toast to Bahana’s fine victory in the Group 1 Dester Singapore Gold Cup (2200m).

Colin Tizzard has Cheltenham designs for Finian's Oscar

Nov 7 2017

Finian's Oscar will spearhead a strong team of horses trainer Colin Tizzard is preparing for the upcoming November meeting at Cheltenham.

Might Bite 'looks tremendous' and on course for Sunday service at Sandown

Nov 7 2017

Nicky Henderson's classy chaser Might Bite is on track to run in the 188Bet Future Stars Intermediate Chase at Sandown on Sunday.

Crawford Has The Recipe

Nov 7 2017

RSA: The in-form trainer has booked Piere Strydom for his Cape Derby and Daily News winner Edict Of Nantes who was beaten less than half a length when third in the July. Corne Orffer sticks with Rising Sun Gold Challenge winner Captain America and Greg Cheyne will be on Champions Cup hero Sail South.




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