International Racing News
Sky's International racing journalists keep you up-to-date with the latest from abroad in the world of thorougbred racing.
Sunday’s Premier Bowl Sees Giant Treasure Sprinting Towards December’s Mile
A Group 1-winning miler, first-up for the season at a distance short of his optimum: the scenario seems all too familiar. A year ago, Able Friend posted the world’s best sprint performance for 2015 when winning the G2 Premier Bowl Handicap (1200m), a race that was supposed to be no more than a freshener ahead of a mile campaign.
- 21 Oct
Mr Bogart Topples Previously Unbeaten Pakistan Star
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).
- 18 Oct
Plan Pays Off As Almanzor Proves Champion At Ascot
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.
- 18 Oct
Five For Moreira, Four For Fownes At Happy Valley
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.
- 14 Oct