FRANKEL and KINGMAN in Demand at Tattersalls

FRANKEL and KINGMAN in Demand at Tattersalls

Day 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 saw three yearlings by FRANKEL and KINGMAN break the million guineas barrier yesterday. A KINGMAN colt out of Galicuix, dam of 2000 Guineas winner Galileo Gold, topped the day’s proceedings at 2,700,000gns when purchased by Oliver St Lawrence for the family of Sheikh Nasser Al […]

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Winner Sottsass Retired to Coolmore

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Winner Sottsass  Retired to Coolmore

Peter Brant owner of Sunday’s brilliant Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Sottsass has announced his retirement to Coolmore. “A World Champion at three and now an Arc winner at four, I have decided to retire Sottsass after what he has achieved. He has retired sound and right at the top of his game – […]

Belardo Flying in First Season

Belardo Flying in First Season

First-season sire Belardo continued his flying run of form when siring his third Stakes winner on Saturday, 3 October with Lullaby Moon leading home a Darley 1-2 in the Listed Two Year Old Trophy at Redcar. Sent off hot favourite, the two-year-old filly tracked the leaders, making headway two furlongs out under jockey Rossa Ryan. […]

Camelot Continues Success at Coolmore

Camelot Continues Success at Coolmore

Russian Camelot History maker Russian Camelot (3c Camelot – Lady Babooshka, by Cape Cross) confirmed his status as one of the most exciting horses in Australasia when justifying favoritism in Saturday’s Group 1 Underwood Stakes at Caulfield. The Danny O’Brien-trained colt became the first Northern Hemisphere bred horse to win an Australian Derby when taking […]

Lots of Winners for No Nay Never

Lots of Winners for No Nay Never

The Brian Meehan-trained Decisive Edge (2c No Nay Never – Echo Charlie, by Tertullian) shaped like a smart prospect when gaining his maiden victory at Chelmsford on Sunday. The son of No Nay Never showed promise on debut earlier in the month when finishing mid-division in a similar contest at Kempton. Remaining over seven furlongs […]

Owners to return to Irish racecourses from Monday

Owners to return to Irish racecourses from Monday

The Association of Irish Racehorse Owners is delighted that the Government’s recently published Living with Covid-19 plan has paved the way for the return of owners to racecourses around the country. It has been an extremely difficult period for all owners who have been unable to be present to watch their horses run since mid-March but […]

Battaash Headed to US$1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint G1

Battaash Headed to US$1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint G1

#battaash #breederscup Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s star sprinter Battaash (IRE) overcame challenging conditions to record back-to-back wins in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (G1) at York on Friday. The victory secures Battaash a guaranteed start in the US$1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series. The Breeders’ Cup Challenge is a series of stakes races whose winners receive automatic starting […]

Galway Races Summer Festival

Galway Races Summer Festival

Galway Races Summer Festival is one of dozens of events having to adapt to the new normal – but staff at the racecourse are working round the clock to make sure this year’s bonanza still captures its famous old magic, writes Will Jennings. The storied seven-day showpiece stands tall as one of the quintessential staples of […]

Ryan Moore Aidan O’Brien and Mogul Set to Make History in the Epsom Derby

Ryan Moore Aidan O’Brien and Mogul Set to Make History in the Epsom Derby

Ryan Moore will carry Aidan O’Brien’s history-making hopes as he opts to ride Mogul in Saturday’s Epsom Derby, writes Will Jennings. O’Brien is vying to become the leading trainer in the race’s 240-year history after watching seven horses triumph under his auspices since 2001, with two-time Derby winner Moore choosing to pilot his colt in the […]

Another Big Weekend for American Pharoah

Another Big Weekend for American Pharoah

#AmericanPharoah #kentucky #coolmore #ireland Harvey’s Lil Goil (3f American Pharoah x Gloria S., by Tapit) became the third Grade III winner in a week for American Pharoah and fifth stakes horse in 10 days with her win in the Grade III Regret Stakes at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Always shadowing the leader through the 1 […]

All You Need To Know About Irish Racing This Weekend

All You Need To Know About Irish Racing This Weekend

It’s all eyes on the Curragh this weekend as the famous course hosts a bumper triple-header of racing action, broadcast live to the nation on RTE. The thrills and spills get underway on Friday when coverage starts at 7pm and you can watch some of Ireland’s most promising fillies – young female horses – duel […]

Statement: Race fixtures in Ireland can resume behind closed doors on June 8

Statement: Race fixtures in Ireland can resume behind closed doors on June 8

Horse Racing Ireland today welcomed the confirmation from the Government that race fixtures in Ireland can resume behind closed doors on June 8. Only key personnel necessary to run the fixture will be permitted to be on site where they will be subject to strict Covid-19 protocols. All those in attendance will be subject to […]

4 Racing v COVID -19 Raising Money for British & Irish Horseracing Participants

4 Racing v COVID -19 Raising Money for British & Irish Horseracing Participants

Passionate about horseracing and through various connections, Graham Arnold & Ian Griffiths from The Racing Info Bureau, decided the time was right to support the industry that gives so many people so much pleasure. The people that deserve this the most in these very testing times are the racing stables and stable staff. What we […]

Irish and English Politicians Fail to Recognise the Importance of Racing to the Economy

Irish and English Politicians Fail to Recognise the Importance of Racing to the Economy

It takes a special kind of stupid to make Australian Politicians look good, but their Irish and English counterparts are doing their best. Both Ireland and England banned racing even after Australia provided a workable model for racing to continue, the out of touch politicians chose buy in to the hysteria but the price is […]

Coolmore Grab Another Breeders’ Cup Spot

Coolmore Grab Another Breeders’ Cup Spot

Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Mrs. John Magnier’s 2-year-old longshot Royal Dornoch (IRE), under jockey Wayne Lordan, prevailed by a neck over 6-5 favored Kameko to win Saturday’s one-mile $160,000 Juddmonte Royal Lodge (GII) at Newmarket Racecourse. With this victory, Royal Dornoch earned an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf through the international […]

Shamardal Colt Pinatubo One of History’s Highest Rated 2yos

Shamardal Colt Pinatubo One of History’s Highest Rated 2yos

Shamardal Colt Pinatubo One of History’s Highest Rated 2yos Pinatubo cemented his position as Europe’s top two-year-old as he stormed to a stunning nine-length victory in the G1 Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at the Curragh, Ireland, on Sunday, 15 September. The Shamardal colt, coming into the seven-furlong contest on the back of four wins from as many starts […]

Camelot a Rising Star at Coolmore

Camelot a Rising Star at Coolmore

Step Up In Trip Sparks Arthur’s Court Win A step up in trip saw the Hugo Palmer-trained Arthur’s Court (2c Camelot – Logjam, by Royal Academy) gain his maiden win at Windsor on Monday evening. Placed last time out over seven furlongs, he was given a hold-up ride on his first start over a mile, as James Doyle waited […]

An Early Look at the Investec Derby

An Early Look at the Investec Derby

There are just over 12 weeks until the 240th running of the G1 Investec Derby, the premier Classic and the Greatest Flat Race in the World, at Epsom Downs Racecourse on Saturday, June 1. The 2019 renewal of the historic race over a mile and a half, Britain’s richest at £1.5 million, has 96 contenders […]

No Nay Never Brings Big Money Goffs

No Nay Never Brings Big Money Goffs

No Nay Never Brings Big Money Goffs No Nay Never has made a simply sensational start to his stallion career thanks to the likes of Saturday’s G1 Middle Park Stakes hero Ten Sovereigns (2c No Nay Never-Seeking Solace, by Exceed And Excel). And his second crop understandably proved hot properties at Goffs on Tuesday, headed […]

Camelot a Rising Star at Coolmore

Fabulous Camelot enjoyed his second G1 success in less than a week in New York on Saturday evening when Athena (3f Camelot-Cherry Hinton, by Green Desert) landed the G1 Belmont Oaks Invitational. Aidan O’Brien sent over the first-crop Camelot filly, who had raced just six days earlier at the Curragh, to capture the $1m event. […]