International Racing News

Fillies Guineas, Classic winners aimed at Oaks 

Apr 24 2017

RSA - Smiling Blue Eyes and Orchid Island chase R1-million stayer's race

Krambambuli to get fired up

Apr 22 2017

RSA - Races being used as warm-ups for bigger events can often prove tricky and as the SA Champions Season approaches the three features at Greyville tomorrow are no different. Given the weights the Highland Night Cup would be at the mercy of stable companions and top weights Ovidio and Krambambuli but the spectre of a false pace and the fact that there are more lucrative races on offer over the coming months, conjures some doubt.

Snaith’s duo good July value

Apr 22 2017

RSA - Those looking for ante-post Vodacom Durban July value should think about getting on the Justin Snaith-trained Prince Of Wales and Elusive Silva before the running of Sunday’s Listed Sledgehammer Handicap over 1800m at Greyville on Sunday.

Frankel colt Eminent wins Craven Stakes

Apr 22 2017

Frankel colt Eminent, who is raced by New Zealander Sir Peter Vela, has set himself up for the 2000 Guineas with victory in the Craven Stakes.

Morrison has Derby dream

Apr 22 2017

Newbury's Flat season, in which £3 million of prize money is on offer, starts with the exciting two-day Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Weekend on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22. 

European challengers heading to Hong Kong for G1 Champions Mile and G1 Chairman's Sprint Prize

Apr 22 2017

High-class raiders from Britain and France will take on Hong Kong's prodigious stars in two fascinating Group 1 features at Sha Tin racecourse on Sunday, 7 May, the $16 million Champions Mile (1600m) and the HK$14 million Chairman's Sprint Prize (1200m). 

Millard basks in Glory as Schofield returns to winners’ circle and Callan claims treble

Apr 22 2017

Trainer Tony Millard’s supreme confidence with new stable acquisition Resplendent Glory proved well-founded when the four-year-old took out the Class 3 Kowloon Tsai Handicap (1200m) at Happy Valley on Thursday night (20 April), one of two winners for the handler at the meeting. 

Express route to higher grades, rising stars in Sunday’s Sha Tin feature

Apr 22 2017

Western Express will line up in Sunday’s (23 April) Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Trophy (1400m) at Sha Tin as one of a handful of exciting rising stars targeting the Class 1 contest as the next step on the ladder towards open Group race company. 

FORT EMBER GETS THUMBS UP

Apr 21 2017

RSA - The Gr 1 HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes over 1600m heads the Turffontein Standside meeting on Saturday and the talented Fort Ember looks hard to beat.

TEVEZ RED HOT

Apr 21 2017

RSA - Tevez is well-nigh impossible to oppose in the Racing. It’s a Rush Pinnacle Stakes at Kenilworth tomorrow and he is a confident selection to overcome both top weight and a 12-week lay-off.

Clifton Sunset primed

Apr 21 2017

RSA - Visiting Western Cape trainers have already started to make their presence felt and while this has not been good news for the locals, the improved quality of the fields has led to an upturn in tote turnovers which is good news for all.

Greenham provides further Classic clues

Apr 21 2017

It's been a fascinating week of Classic trials at Newmarket and with Newbury's two-day Greenham meeting completing on Saturday night live on Sky Racing 1. However it's not just this year's crop on show as some of the leading players of last season's Classic generation return to action.

Scottsville fun and games

Apr 20 2017

RSA -The biggest talking point at Scottsville yesterday was not so much the racing but trainer Paul Gadsby’s R40k fine imposed on Tuesday by the National Horseracing Authority after one of his grooms was caught on the on-course television camera kicking his charge in the stomach in the washing bay at Greyville some months back.

Edict Of Nantes on the July trail

Apr 20 2017

RSA - Investec Cape Derby winner Edict Of Nantes could start his build-up towards the Vodacom Durban July in the Daisy Guineas at Greyville on May 7.

Low draw favours Refuge

Apr 20 2017

RSA - The Vaal Outside Track hosts a competitive eight race meeting tomorrow. High draws by trends are favourable in all races, but some of the best form horses on the day have low draws. An example is the three-year-old Toreador gelding Refuge, who runs in the highest merit rated race of the day, an MR 88 handicap over 1200m.

Confidence in Fort Ember

Apr 20 2017

RSA - Three horses stand out in this Saturday’s HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes (Grade 1) over 1600m at Turffontein – top-rated Safe Harbour, Fort Ember and Cape raider Star Express.

Peter Ho Takes Macau Premiership Lead

Apr 20 2017

Six winners over the weekend has seen Peter Ho take a five win lead in his quest for his first Macau jockey’s premiership.   

Time called on Tepin's career

Apr 20 2017

Last year's Queen Anne Stakes winner Tepin has been retired after losing her enthusiasm for racing.

Bank cashes in to beat Salsabeel at Newmarket

Apr 20 2017

Beat The Bank made a successful start to life with Andrew Balding when pipping Salsabeel in the EBF Stallions bet365 Conditions Stakes at Newmarket.

Pakistan Star ‘flying’ ahead of Audemars Piguet QEII Cup test

Apr 20 2017

Jockey Matthew Chadwick is as well-acquainted with Pakistan Star as any rider, so his belief that the Shamardal gelding is reaching his peak ahead of the G1 Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin on 30 April carries plenty of weight.  

Snaith to raid from Summerveld

Apr 19 2017

RSA - Justin Snaith is taking a leaf out of the Mike Bass book by raiding from Summerveld with Star Express in a bid to beat the altitude in Saturday’s HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes.

Wayfarer ready for step up

Apr 19 2017

RSA - The Blinkers Bar Handicap could provide one of the keys to unlocking some of the form behind the big staying races come Champions Season.

Empress Club Stakes Final Field

Apr 19 2017

RSA - A strong field of runners from all over the country will line up for the R1-million HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes over 1600m at Turffontein on Saturday.

Jooste spreading his wings

Apr 19 2017

RSA - Leading South African owner Markus Jooste is slowly spreading his wings internationally with horses racing in Australia, Europe, England and Ireland.

Marinaresco could top July weights

Apr 19 2017

RSA - Last year’s second Marinaresco looks like ending up with top weight if, as seems possible, Captain America sidesteps the Vodacom Durban July.




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