Young pretenders set to take on past three winners of the sprint

Young pretenders set to take on past three winners of the sprint

It’s the old guard vs the new in the QIPCO Champions Sprint on Saturday The past three winners of the QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes are set to clash on Saturday. Sands Of Mali (2018), Librisa Breeze (2017) and The Tin Man (2016) have each won the Group 1 showpiece and five more winners at the highest level – Advertise, Brando, Hello Youmzain, Mabs Cross and One Master – […]

Gosden and O’Brien on course for a familiar battle in Fillies & Mares

Gosden and O’Brien on course for a familiar battle in Fillies & Mares

Racing’s powerhouse yards have strong entries for the QIPCO Fillies & Mares Stakes John Gosden and Aidan O’Brien have dominated the past three renewals of the QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes and the pair again look to hold the aces. Gosden has three contenders to shuffle in Anapurna, Sparkle Roll and Star Catcher. The bookmakers make Star Catcher the ante-post favourite and in her past […]

All conquering Stradivarius facing intriguing new rival in Kew Gardens

All conquering Stradivarius facing intriguing new rival in Kew Gardens

The two-time Million Pound Stayer will look to defend his Champions Day crown Super stayer Stradivarius heads 14 entries left in the QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup. The John Gosden-trained five-year-old scooped last year’s renewal and has not lost since finishing a close third to Order Of St George in the 2017 running. He has subsequently won […]

Benbatl in prime shape for Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, say Saeed Bin Suroor

Benbatl in prime shape for Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, say Saeed Bin Suroor

Godolphin runner set to contest the £1.1m prize over a mile Saeed Bin Suroor has no doubt that his globetrotting star Benbatl will be ideally served by the demands of the QIPCO-sponsored Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. Bin Suroor also had the option of running Benbatl in the QIPCO Champion Stakes over two furlongs further but the trainer, who won […]

Mehdaayih could fly flag for Frankel in QIPCO Champion Stakes

Mehdaayih could fly flag for Frankel in QIPCO Champion Stakes

John Gosden’s filly sired by superstar who was victorious on Champions Day in 2011 and 2012 The final contest of this year’s 35-race QIPCO British Champions Series is the £1.3 million QIPCO Champion Stakes, the most valuable mile and a quarter race staged in Europe. Frankel won the 2012 renewal on the final start of his dazzling […]

Ten top highlights from this year’s QIPCO British Champions Series

Ten top highlights from this year’s QIPCO British Champions Series

From Magna Grecia in the 2000 Guineas through to Logicia in the St leger, it has been a sparkling series Enable and Crystal Ocean served up a thriller in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes. Picture: Steve Davies/Racingfotos.com It has been another memorable QIPCO British Champions Series with the grand finale, at […]

Stradivarius heads top-class cast for Champions Day

Stradivarius heads top-class cast for Champions Day

A star-studded cast remains on course for the ninth edition of QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday 19th October after the latest forfeit stage today. Tickets are selling fast for the day with just Queen Anne Enclosure left, available here  The ultimate raceday, with over £4 million worth of prize money on offer, remains on […]

Pantall pair primed for Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes

Pantall pair primed for Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes

French trainer Alex Pantall, still looking for his first winner in Britain following almost four decades with a licence, is intending to run both Crown Walk and Madeleine Must in the Group 1 Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday. The Pantall pair were among 11 fillies remaining engaged, including the past two winners of the QIPCO […]

Varian hoping for Balmoral Handicap repeat on QIPCO British Champions Day

Varian hoping for Balmoral Handicap repeat on QIPCO British Champions Day

82 entrants go forward for Europe’s richest mile handicap on Champions Day The £250,000 Balmoral Handicap, the race that brings down the curtain on QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday 19th October, has attracted a bumper 82 entries. Tickets for Champions Day are running out fast, with just Queen Anne Enclosure left. Book your […]

Ten out of ten for Stradivarius in the Doncaster Cup

Ten out of ten for Stradivarius in the Doncaster Cup

Ten out of ten for Stradivarius in the Doncaster Cup All-conquering stayer cruises home at Town Moor to secure his eleventh win in Champions Series races. Stradivarius secured his tenth successive victory with a dominant display in the Magners Rose Doncaster Cup. John Gosden’s five-year-old has completely dominated the staying division over the past couple of […]

Series star Crystal Ocean has run his final race

Series star Crystal Ocean has run his final race

Series star Crystal Ocean has run his final race Sir Michael Stoute-trained star recovering well after having a leg operation. Series star Crystal Ocean suffered a career-ending injury on the Newmarket gallops on Thursday morning. The Sir Michael Stoute-trained five-year-old was taking part in a routine canter as his preparation for either the Prix de l’Arc de […]

Logician puts unbeaten record on the line in the St Leger

Logician puts unbeaten record on the line in the St Leger

Logician puts unbeaten record on the line in the St Leger The unbeaten Logician heads a final field of eight for the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday. The unbeaten Logician heads a final field of eight for the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday. The world’s oldest Classic, first run […]

Logician given the green light to contest William Hill St Leger

Logician given the green light to contest William Hill St Leger

The unbeaten son on Frankel heads the ante-post lists for the world’s oldest Classic Connections of Logician have confirmed the unbeaten colt an intended runner in the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday week. The son of Frankel only made his racecourse debut in May, but created a big impression in winning his first three starts – with a […]

Sands Of Mail on course to defend crown on Champions Day

Sands Of Mail on course to defend crown on Champions Day

Richard Fahey-trained four-year-old returned home sore after the King’s Stand Stakes Sands Of Mali is being prepared to repeat last year’s victory in the QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascotnext month after being absent since the Royal meeting there. Trainer Richard Fahey reported the four-year-old to have recovered from the soreness he suffered when well […]

Advertise and Ten Sovereigns on course to meet again in Sprint Cup

Advertise and Ten Sovereigns on course to meet again in Sprint Cup

The winners of the Darley July Cup and Commonwealth Cup among 14 still in mix for Haydock’s biggest race of the year. Ten Sovereigns and Advertise are set to renew rivalry at Haydock on Saturday after featuring among 14 confirmations for the £300,000 Sprint Cup. The Aidan O’Brien-trained Ten Sovereigns powered clear of Martyn Meade’s Advertise when claiming an impressive victory in […]

Circu Maximus heading for Queen Elizabeth II Stakes

Circu Maximus heading for Queen Elizabeth II Stakes

Royal Ascot winner appeared to have stamina limitations exposed in Juddmonte International at York. Circus Maximus lands the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. Photo Andy Watts / Racingfotos.com The QIPCO-sponsored Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on QIPCO British Champions Day is among options under consideration for Circus Maximus after his stamina limitations were apparently exposed in last week’s Juddmonte International […]

Juddmonte International Star In The Making

Juddmonte International Star In The Making

Lord Glitters has not raced beyond nine furlongs in Britain. Picture: Racingfotos.com David O’Meara believes his Royal Ascot hero Lord Glitters will not be betrayed by a lack of stamina when he contests the £1 million Juddmonte International Stakes over an extended mile-and-a-quarter at York on Wednesday, a race that forms part of the Middle Distance category […]

Battaash and Ten Sovereigns on course for Nunthorpe clash

Battaash and Ten Sovereigns on course for Nunthorpe clash

The exciting speedsters are among 13 in the mix for the big sprint at York on Friday Battaash and Ten Sovereigns remain on course for a fascinating clash in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York on Friday. The Charlie Hills-trained Battaash has again been in fine form this season, most recently recording a third success in the King […]

Stradivarius heads ten contenders for Lonsdale Cup

Stradivarius heads ten contenders for Lonsdale Cup

Super stayer will be seeking a tenth QIPCO British Champions Series success Super stayer Stradivarius is the star name among ten entries for the Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup at York on Friday. The John Gosden-trained five-year-old has already won nine races that fall under the QIPCO British Champions Series banner and need one more to […]

Stradivarius Has a Chance For The QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup

Stradivarius Has a Chance For The QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup

The popular five-year-old chestnut has repeated last year’s victories in the Matchbook Yorkshire Cupand the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot. His third win in last week’s Qatar Goodwood Cup might have only come by a neck from Dee Ex Bee but he remains on target to scoop the Weatherbys Hamilton Stayers’ Million once more this year. Trainer John Gosden said, “Stradivarius has been in good […]

QIPCO British Champions Sprint – Elite Race Horses

QIPCO British Champions Sprint – Elite Race Horses

There looks to be a changing of the guard among the top six-furlong sprinters and the young guns are on course to make it a red-hot renewal of the QIPCO British Champions Sprint. The five three-year-olds to run in the Group 1 Darley July Cup at Newmarket filled the first five places with Ten Sovereigns leading home the likes of Advertise and Fairyland, […]

Fillies and Mares In QIPCO Champions Day

Fillies and Mares In QIPCO Champions Day

The entries for the QIPCO British Champion Fillies & Mares Stakes have thrown up a head-to-head between Flat racing’s two top trainers with John Gosden and Aidan O’Brien responsible for nearly half of the 41 entered. Three-time champion trainer Gosden has an incredibly-powerful team spearheaded by Investec Oaks winner Anapurna and that also includes Qatar Nassau Stakes runner-up Mehdaayih and Kerrygold Irish Oaks winner Star Catcher. Last Year’s Second and […]

Lord Glitters To Shine at Ascot Champions Day

Lord Glitters To Shine at Ascot Champions Day

Lord Glitters is on course to return to his favourite track for another crack at the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (sponsored by QIPCO). He gave trainer David O’Meara and Flat Jockeys’ Championship title contender Danny Tudhope their sole winners on QIPCO British Champions Day when flying home from the rear to win the Balmoral Handicap two years ago. Although he could […]

QIPCO Champion Stakes Possible Winners

QIPCO Champion Stakes Possible Winners

The horses entered for the feature race of the day have accumulated no fewer than 32 Group 1 victories between them and ten European Classics. Some of the stand out names include Crystal Ocean, and last week’s Goodwood heroine Deirdre who could become the first Japanese runner to compete on Britain’s showcase day. They will have to overcome the […]

Enable, Stradivarius Set to Return for John Gosden

Enable, Stradivarius Set to Return for John Gosden

Enable is set to make her eagerly awaited return in the Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom on May 31. The mile and a half contest forms part of the QIPCO British Distance Middle Distance category and the timing of the race suits John Gosden, trainer of the mighty mare. “She has started cantering again and you would […]

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 […]

French Jumpers Impressive in Lead up to Cheltenham Festival

French Jumpers Impressive in Lead up to Cheltenham Festival

French jumpers did well again in Britain last weekend, only 4 weeks away from the Cheltenham festival. The Betfair Ascot Chase (Gr1) went to the 7-year-old AQPS Cyrname (Nickname), formerly trained by Patrice Quinton and bred in the Manche by Stéphane Follain, Eric Lecoiffier, Stephane Guesdon and Xavier Lefeuvre. Undefeated this year in two outings, […]

Harry Angel Heads to Stud at Darley

Harry Angel Heads to Stud at Darley

Races: 12. Wins: 5. Champions Series wins: 2. Prize-money won: £873,503. Clive Cox never made any secret of the regard that he held Harry Angel in and the colt backed up his assertion with some brilliantly speedy performances. Highlights included landing the Darley July Cup at Newmarket and then the 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock […]

Visit Royal Ascot in 2019

Visit Royal Ascot in 2019

Visit Royal Ascot in 2019 by Kristen Manning Just imagine yourself at Royal Ascot in 2019, in awe of witnessing the European superstar Enable in action, maybe even cheering on a few Australian horses such as Santa Ana Lane, Trapeze Artist, The Autumn Sun or Redzel and last year’s Melbourne Cup winner Rekindling who has […]

Gambling: How the industry has grown and evolved within the UK economy

Gambling: How the industry has grown and evolved within the UK economy

In the past, the UK’s economy was firmly based in manufacturing – indeed the country saw the birth of the industrial revolution – and for centuries led the world in every sector from engineering to textiles. But those heady days are long gone and there are signs that Brexit may well see the country’s manufacturing […]

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 […]

The £250,000 Balmoral Handicap, sponsored by QIPCO

The £250,000 Balmoral Handicap, sponsored by QIPCO

The £250,000 Balmoral Handicap, sponsored by QIPCO, the race that brings down the curtain on QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on October 20, has attracted a bumper 74 entries. A maximum field of 20 will be allowed to run in the mile contest, which is Europe’s richest mile handicap. Last year all bar three […]

Aidan O’Brien Goes for 6th St Leger at Doncaster

Aidan O’Brien Goes for 6th St Leger at Doncaster

Aidan O’Brien Goes for 6th St Leger at Doncaster Kew Gardens and Lah Ti Dar feature among a final field of 12 for the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday. Aidan O’Brien is seeking a sixth success in the world’s oldest Classic, which was first run in 1776 and forms part of the […]

The Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival

The Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival

Four superb QIPCO British Champions Series races will take place at The Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival next week. Here are the potential clashes which should have racing fans on the edge of their seats. Wednesday: Juddmonte International Stakes POET’S WORD v ROARING LION Sir Michael Stoute has already saddled the winner of the International […]

Poet’s Word Vs Roaring Lion

Poet’s Word Vs Roaring Lion

Poet’s Word and Roaring Lion are on course to clash in the Juddmonte International Stakes at York next week The pair dominate the betting for the mile and a quarter showpiece in eight days time after sparkling this summer but are not frightening away the opposition because on Tuesday afternoon Aidan O’Brien indicated Saxon Warrior, […]

Newmarket Racing this Weekend

Newmarket Racing this Weekend

Alpha Centauri heads seven runners for the Group 1 Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket on Friday. The mile feature forms part of the QIPCO British Champions Series and Alpha Centauri will start at cramped odds to follow up her stunning success in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot last month, having previously scooped the Tattersalls […]

Redkirk Warrior Ready for Group 1 Darley July Cup

Redkirk Warrior Ready for Group 1 Darley July Cup

Redkirk Warrior Ready for Group 1 Darley July Cup Australian sprint star Redkirk Warrior delighted his connections when working on Newmarket’s Adnams July Course early on Monday morning ahead of his run in the Group 1 Darley July Cup back at the Suffolk track on Saturday. The seven-year-old gelding, among 19 entries left in the […]

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. […]

Oisin Murphy and Roaring Lion Take the Eclipse

Oisin Murphy and Roaring Lion Take the Eclipse

Oisin Murphy and Roaring Lion Take the Eclipse Oisin Murphy claimed his first British Group One victory after Roaring Lion survived a stewards’ inquiry to take a tremendous renewal of the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown. The summer showpiece may have lost some of its gloss after the withdrawal of Derby winner Masar on Friday evening, but […]

Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on Saturday

Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on Saturday

Who wins the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on Saturday. Here’s a guide to all the possible runners in the Group 1 feature, which forms part of the Middle Distance Category of the QIPCO British Champions Series. MASAR This year's Derby hero #Masar unfortunately misses tomorrow's Eclipse @Sandownpark – full story at https://t.co/7dihl2Rrvm pic.twitter.com/wqe5PloUAI — Godolphin (@godolphin) […]

Galileo and Coolmore Continue Global Dominance

Galileo and Coolmore Continue Global Dominance

Galileo and Coolmore Continue Global Dominance Victory in the G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud for Waldgeist (4c Galileo-Waldlerche, by Monsun) headed a haul of three European Group-race wins for the incredible Galileo on Sunday. The progressive four-year-old provided trainer Andre Fabre with an amazing eighth success in the Saint-Cloud showpiece when holding off the high-class […]

Big Day for Newgate Farm and Foxwedge at The Curragh

Big Day for Newgate Farm and Foxwedge at The Curragh

Big Day for Newgate Farm and Foxwedge at The Curragh Newgate Farm’s Foxwedge became an international success last night with the triumph of Urban Fox in the Juddmonte Pretty Polly Stakes (Group 1) at The Curragh. Foxwedge in no stranger to Australian breeders, he has made his name with Group I winning fillies Foxplay and […]

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh

Ireland’s premier Classic has attracted the biggest field for an Irish Derby since 2006 as Epsom Derby runner-up Dee Ex Bee looks to give trainer Mark Johnston his first success in the race and he is joined by strong British representation with Old Persian and Knight To Behold standing their ground at this morning’s declaration […]

Zoustar will Join the Qatar Racing Stallion Roster

Zoustar will Join the Qatar Racing Stallion Roster

Record breaking Australian first-season sire Zoustar, part-owned by Qatar Racing, will stand at Tweenhills Stud in Gloucestershire for the 2019 breeding season. Currently based at Widden Stud in New South Wales, Zoustar will shuttle to the UK next season where he will join the Qatar Racing stallion roster. European breeders will have access to the most promising young […]

No Nay Never a Winner for Coolmore

The No Nay Never winners show no sign of slowing up with Henri-Alex Pantall sending out We Go (2c No Nay Never-Encore Merci, by Danehill Dancer) to prevail in France on Wednesday. Beaten a short-head on his debut at Saint-Cloud, Madame Jacque Cygler’s juvenile went one better at Maisons-Laffitte when winning the six-furlong Prix Riverman […]

Segenhoe’s Merchant Navy Takes the Diamond Jubilee Stakes

Segenhoe’s Merchant Navy Takes the Diamond Jubilee Stakes

Segenhoe’s Merchant Navy Takes the Diamond Jubilee Stakes Segenhoe bred Coolmore Stud G1 winner Merchant Navy who will stand next to his father, super sire Fastnet Rock, at Jerrys Plains after being sold to global breeding powerhouse Coolmore for more than $30 million. It is the first son of Fastnet Rock that Coolmore has decided […]

Royal Ascot 2018: Harry Angel

Royal Ascot 2018: Harry Angel

J A McGrath at Godolphin A glance at the form book shows Godolphin sprinting star Harry Angel has yet to break his Ascot ‘duck’ after four outings at the Berkshire course. But it may be unwise to interpret that as a negative factor going into Saturday’s feature, the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes, run over the […]

Shanghai Bobby Delivers at Royal Ascot

Shanghai Bobby Delivers at Royal Ascot

Shanghai Bobby Delivers at Royal Ascot First crop Shanghai Bobby filly Shang Shang Shang (2f Shanghai Bobby-Yankee Victoria, by Yankee Victor) was the toast of Royal Ascot after winning the G2 Norfolk Stakes on Thursday. Victory for the filly against colts – the first such success since Superstar Leo beat male rivals in 2000 – […]

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot Saturday

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot Saturday

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot Saturday The Diamond Jubilee Stakes is the focus of Royal Ascot’s Saturday swansong and as ever it has attracted an array of international sprinting talent for the 1200m G1 charge up the Ascot straight. UK-trained runners have won six of the last 10 renewals and it is fairly […]

Order Of St George to make History at Royal Ascot

Order Of St George to make History at Royal Ascot

Order Of St George to make History at Royal Ascot Order Of St George will attempt to become the first horse in 18 years to regain his Gold Cup crown at Royal Ascot on Thursday. The six-year-old, who heads a final field of nine for the £500,000 showpiece, which forms part of the Long Distance […]

Blue Point, Without Parole Star at Royal Ascot

Blue Point, Without Parole Star at Royal Ascot

Blue Point, Without Parole Star at Royal Ascot Blue Point wore down Battaash to claim top honours in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot. The five-furlong sprint was billed as a match between the Charlie Hills-trained Battaash and Wesley Ward’s defending champion Lady Aurelia, who was bidding for a third Royal Ascot victory overall. […]

Lady Aurelia Vs Battaash at Royal Ascot

Lady Aurelia Vs Battaash at Royal Ascot

Lady Aurelia Vs Battaash at Royal Ascot Two star speedsters take each other on in a cracking first day at Royal Ascot on Tuesday, 19 June when Lady Aurelia and Battaash will launch themselves at glory in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes over 1000 metres. American trainer Wesley Ward has imprinted his name on […]

Godolphin’s Best Royal Ascot Chances

Godolphin’s Best Royal Ascot Chances

Progressive four-year-old Saltonstall is out to provide a third victory for Godolphin in the fiercely competitive Royal Hunt Cup on day two of Royal Ascot, Wednesday, 20 June. The Pivotal colt’s trainer Michael Halford captured the heritage handicap over Ascot’s straight mile with Portage in 2016, adding to the success of the Saeed bin Suroor-trained […]

Enable and Cracksman Face Challengers

Enable and Cracksman Face Challengers

Enable and Cracksman Face Challengers Star fillies Enable and Laurens are on course to run in QIPCO British Champions Series races at York in August. Enable is pleasing trainer John Gosden as she continues to build towards a planned late-summer return. The four-year-old’s five Group 1 triumphs last year included the Investec Oaks, QIPCO-sponsored King […]

Royal Ascot Latest News

Royal Ascot Latest News

Royal Ascot Latest News Oisin Murphy believes Lightning Spear’s senior status will not prevent him making another bold bid for Group 1 glory in the £600,000 Queen Anne Stakes (2.30pm) at Royal Ascot on Tuesday. The most valuable race on day one of the Royal Meeting, which has attracted a final field of 15, is […]

Frankie Dettori Set to Shine at Royal Ascot

Frankie Dettori Set to Shine at Royal Ascot Frankie Dettori will ride leading fancies in at least half of the eight races that fall under the QIPCO British Champions Series banner at Royal Ascot next week and on Thursday gave them all a positive bulletin. The Italian jockey’s enviable book of rides is headed by […]

Royal Ascot Horses to Watch

Royal Ascot Horses to Watch

Royal Ascot gets under way on Tuesday and the action will come thick and fast – with three Champions Series races alone on the opening afternoon. Below are five horses with the potential to enhance their reputations at the meeting. WITHOUT PAROLE When: St James’s Palace Stakes on Tuesday Trainer: John Gosden. General odds: 11-4 […]

Queen Cheers Home a Winner in USA

Queen Cheers Home a Winner in USA

Queen Cheers Home a Winner in USA Galileo gave the Queen a rare Graded winner in the US on Friday evening when Newmarket handler William Haggas sent Call To Mind (4c Galileo-Memory, by Danehill Dancer) on a successful trans Atlantic foray to New York. The four-year-old stayed on well in the G2 Belmont Park Invitational […]

Will Masar Take on the QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot

Will Masar Take on the QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot

Will Masar Take on the QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot Investec Derby hero Masar could drop back in distance and contest the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on July 7 his next start and, long term, the QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot on QIPCO British Champions Day may be on his agenda. Charlie Appleby, trainer of the […]

French Group 2 Double for Galileo

French Group 2 Double for Galileo

A pair of exciting performers claimed G2 successes on a great afternoon for Galileo at Chantilly on Sunday. First up was three-year-old Mission Impassible (3f Galileo-Margot Did, by Exceed And Excel), a top-notch juvenile last season, who returned to her best to win the G2 Prix de Sandringham for trainer Jean-Claude Rouget (pictured). “I wouldn’t […]

Masar Wins the Epsom Derby

Masar Wins the Epsom Derby

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai won Epsom Derby, Britain’s richest horse race, and the most prestigious of the five Classics. Masar of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum’s Godolphin stable stormed to victory under jockey William Buick in Saturday’s Epsom Derby, as trainer Charlie […]

The Investec Oaks: Aidan O’Brien Vs William Haggas

The Investec Oaks: Aidan O’Brien Vs William Haggas

Who will win the Investec Oaks at Epsom on Friday? Here’s a guide to all the leading contendersWild Illusion was fourth in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas and has plenty of stamina on the dam’s side of her pedigree. WILD ILLUSION Trainer: Charlie Appleby. General odds: 4-1 Signed off last year with victory in the Group […]

European Racing Round Up

European Racing Round Up

European Racing Round Up Rhododendron pipped the luckless Lightning Spear by a short head in a gripping finish to the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury. Lightning Spear looked like he just about hit the front under Oisin Murphy and was about to spring a 16-1 surprise in the QIPCO British Champions Series showpiece, but […]

Group 1 QIPCO Champions Series: Aidan O’Brien

Group 1 QIPCO Champions Series: Aidan O’Brien

Group 1 QIPCO Champions Series: Aidan O’Brien Aidan O’Brien has outlined his likely runners in the three Group 1 QIPCO Champions Series races at Epsom next month. Saxon Warrior, the general 4-5 favourite, will be joined by at least Delano Roosevelt, The Pentagon and Kew Gardens in the £1.5 million Investec Derby, while Magic Wand […]

Rita Ora to Headline Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Concert

Rita Ora to Headline Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Concert

The world’s premier international jockeys’ competition, the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup, returns to Ascot Racecourse on Saturday 11th August 2018. An evening concert for racegoers featuring Rita Ora, Example & DJ Wire, Soul II Soul and DJ Scott Mills will follow the action-packed day of Flat team racing. Now in its 18th year, the […]

QIPCO British Champions Series Horses to Follow

QIPCO British Champions Series Horses to Follow

QIPCO British Champions Series Horses to Follow There have been plenty of QIPCO British Champions Series clues over the past three days. Haggas, left, has a Derby contender on his hands in Young Rascal. Picture: Racingfotos.com There have been plenty of QIPCO British Champions Series clues over the past three days. Here’s five things we […]

Horses to Watch at the QIPCO British Champions Series

Horses to Watch at the QIPCO British Champions Series

The opening QIPCO British Champions Series races were crackers with Saxon Warrior a superb winner of the QIPCO 2000 Guineas on Saturday and Billesdon Brook raising her game to land the QIPCO 1000 Guineas 24 hours later – when three Group 1 winners chased her home. It goes without saying that the pair will continue […]

Enable Looks Set for Coronation Cup at Epsom

Enable Looks Set for Coronation Cup at Epsom

Enable could make her seasonal debut in the Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom. An alternative starting point to the QIPCO British Champions Series contest for the outstanding filly is the Tattersalls Gold Cup in Ireland five days earlier. The John Gosden-trained four-year-old lit up last season and won five Group 1 contests, with three of […]

Aidan O’Brien Looks at the QIPCO British Champions Series

Aidan O’Brien Looks at the QIPCO British Champions Series

Aidan O’Brien opened up his Ballydoyle stable to the media on Wednesday to help launch the new Irish Flat season which gets under way at Naas on Sunday. O’Brien won 13 of the 35 QIPCO British Champions Series races last year and a dozen of them contributed to his world record tally of 28 Group […]

The World Will Not Meet Winx

The World Will Not Meet Winx

The World Will Not Meet Winx By Brad Gray at Racing NSW Winx will be staying home. Chris Waller has announced, after months of deliberation, that the only Royal race track the champion mare will be running at this campaign will be Randwick when she contests the $4 Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) on April […]

Craven Meeting Marks the Return of Flat Racing in Newmarket

Craven Meeting Marks the Return of Flat Racing in Newmarket

After a long, and in the case of this year a particularly harsh, winter, racing action returns to Newmarket’s Rowley Mile on Tuesday, 17 April for the three-day Craven Meeting where racegoers will look forward to the seasonal reappearance of many Classic hopefuls. The feature race of the first day is the nine-furlong Listed Feilden […]

Horses to Watch at Royal Ascot in 2018

Horses to Watch at Royal Ascot in 2018

Horses to Watch at Royal Ascot in 2018 This year’s Champions Series promises to be a vintage with Enable and Cracksman among the stars of last year who will be back for more in 2018. Here are six who could scale the heights when summer arrives. BATTAASH: The Charlie Hills-trained speedster put up an outstanding […]

QIPCO Champ Churchill Heads to Stud

QIPCO Champ Churchill Heads to Stud

Churchill was a gift for headline makers during his 13-race career even if constant mentions of him preparing for battles and, mostly, winning them got a little monotonous. The Galileo colt was crowned champion two-year-old of 2016 and when he won the QIPCO 2000 Guineas and Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas on his first two starts […]

Galileo takes European Sires Championship for Coolmore

Galileo takes European Sires Championship for Coolmore

Galileo takes European Sires Championship for Coolmore As another New Year begins, another European sires’ championship heads the way of the incomparable Galileo. It is amazingly the 9th time that the Coolmore flagbearer has led the way in Europe, with the title never looking in any doubt. According to TDN statistics, Galileo’s runners earned £15,145,613 […]

Tattersalls December Foal Sale Update

Tattersalls December Foal Sale Update

Tattersalls December Foal Sale Update Trade was very strong on the first day of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale where a colt by FARHH topped proceedings at 160,000 guineas and a record turnover for the opening session of this fixture was achieved. A total of 191 lots made 2,889,500 guineas at an average of 15,128 […]

Goffs November Foal Sale Update

Goffs November Foal Sale Update The third lot into the ring on the feature day of Goffs November Foal Sale provided the highlight of a superb three day’s foal trade that saw turnover rise by 43% and average by 22% over the equivalent sessions in 2016.  Lot 541, a stunning filly foal by Galileo and […]

Art News: Sir Alfred Munnings’ A Morning’s Work, Newmarket Heath brings $186,300

Art News: Sir Alfred Munnings’ A Morning’s Work, Newmarket Heath brings $186,300

Art News: Sir Alfred Munnings’ A Morning’s Work, Newmarket Heath brings $186,300 Spirited bidding and the sale of Sir Alfred Munnings’ A Morning’s Work, Newmarket Heath for $186,300, including buyer premium, highlighted the fifth annual Sporting Art Auction, held Sunday afternoon at Keeneland. The Sporting Art Auction is a collaborative effort between Keeneland, the world’s leading Thoroughbred […]

Barney Roy retired and will stand at Dalham Hall Stud in 2018

Barney Roy retired and will stand at Dalham Hall Stud in 2018

Barney Roy retired and will stand at Dalham Hall Stud in 2018 Barney Roy, who broke the course record when triumphing in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot, has been retired from racing and will stand at Dalham Hall Stud. His fee has been set at £10,000 Oct 1, Special Live Foal and […]

Coolmore Shine at the 2017 Cartier Awards

Coolmore Shine at the 2017 Cartier Awards

Coolmore Shine at the 2017 Cartier Awards As has now become almost customary, the progeny of Galileo dominated the 2017 Cartier Awards, presented at a ceremony in London on Tuesday evening. Dual G1 winner Happily (2f Galileo-You’resothrilling, by Storm Cat) took the Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly Award, continuing her family record that saw her full-brother Gleneagles […]

Coolmore Set Fees for Churchill and Highland Reel

Coolmore Set Fees for Churchill and Highland Reel

Coolmore Set Fees for Churchill and Highland Reel European Champion 2-year-old and dual Guineas winner Churchill will stand at Coolmore at a fee of €35,000. Coming from one of the fastest female lines of recent times, that of Airwave and Jwala, and impressing in his homework from a very early stage, it came as no […]

Coolmore Australia Dominate Caulfield Spring Carnival

Coolmore Australia Dominate Caulfield Spring Carnival

Graduates of Coolmore Australia enjoyed a stunning run of success through the three days of the Caulfield Spring Carnival. Last Saturday week, the Group I Caulfield Guineas over 1600m was won by Mighty Boss, with star filly Catchy (Fastnet Rock), also raised and grazed at Coolmore Australia, finishing third. On Wednesday Formality (Fastnet Rock), bred […]

Coolmore Ireland Fees for 2018

Coolmore Ireland Fees for 2018

Coolmore Ireland Fees for 2018 “We are delighted to have three very exciting new prospects for the coming season and are very much looking forward to seeing Churchill and Highland Reel run at the Breeders’ Cup on Saturday. Mindful of the fact that breeders are keen to get on with their mating plans we have […]

JUDDMONTE FARMS ANNOUNCES 2018 NOMINATION FEES FOR ITS EUROPEAN STALLIONS

JUDDMONTE FARMS ANNOUNCES 2018 NOMINATION FEES FOR ITS EUROPEAN STALLIONS

Juddmonte Farms is pleased to announce the 2018 nomination fees for its five European stallions standing at Banstead Manor Stud near Newmarket.  BATED BREATH – £10,000 SLF DANSILI – £65,000 SLF FRANKEL – £175,000 SLF KINGMAN – £55,000 SLF OASIS DREAM – £30,000 SLF Stud Director Simon Mockridge commented: “FRANKEL has had a sensational start with […]

Godolphin’s Review of British Champions’ Day

Godolphin’s Review of British Champions’ Day

Godolphin’s Review of British Champions’ Day From J A McGrath The debrief following Ribchester‘s gutsy second in Saturday’s G1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot was unusual in the extreme. Trainer Richard Fahey listened intently to the words of jockey William Buick as he explained how the soft ground had prevented the Godolphin flagship from […]

Richard Hannon Talks G1 Champion Stakes and Barney Roy

Richard Hannon Talks G1 Champion Stakes and Barney Roy

Richard Hannon Talks G1 Champion Stakes and Barney Roy By Richard Hannon I believe Saturday’s G1 Champion Stakes at Ascot will turn out to be the best race run in Britain in 2017. It’s got everything, it’s a fascinating race. And Barney Roy, the colt I train for Godolphin, has a great chance of winning […]

British Champions Day

British Champions Day

British Champions Day G1 winners Barney Roy, Ribchester, Thunder Snow and Harry Angel feature among a formidable team of Godolphin runners for Britain’s richest raceday, British Champions Day, at Ascot, UK, on Saturday, October 21. Barney Roy (Richard Hannon/James Doyle) goes after a second G1 success at Ascot this year in the 10-furlong Champion Stakes […]

FRANKEL Produces Outstanding 1st Crop

FRANKEL Produces Outstanding 1st Crop

FRANKEL Produces Outstanding 1st Crop Two stakes winners this weekend have boosted FRANKEL‘s first crop stake winners to 16 and his first crop stakes winners to foals ratio to an outstanding 15% Goldrush, FRANKEL‘s regally bred daughter out of Alexander Goldrun, kicked off the weekend in style, stepping up to stakes company when she powered […]

Dubai Future Champions Festival at Newmarket, UK

Dubai Future Champions Festival at Newmarket, UK

Dubai Future Champions Festival at Newmarket, UK Highly promising two-year-olds Magic Lily, Sound And Silence and Expressiy feature among seven Godolphin runners on day one of the Dubai Future Champions Festival at Newmarket, UK, on Friday, October 13. The three juveniles are trained by Charlie Appleby and ridden by William Buick. Magic Lily has been […]

Great Racing at Newmarket, UK

Great Racing at Newmarket, UK

Great Racing at Newmarket, UK Usherette and Arabian Hope try for a first G1 victory in the Sun Chariot Stakes over a mile at Newmarket, UK, on Saturday, October 7. Five-year-old Usherette (Andre Fabre/Mickael Barzalona) has already gained a major victory on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile course, having stayed on strongly to beat G1 winners Arabian […]

Listed Godolphin Stakes at Newmarket, UK

Listed Godolphin Stakes at Newmarket, UK

Listed Godolphin Stakes at Newmarket, UK G1 runner-up Frontiersman spearheads a three-pronged challenge for the 12-furlong Listed Godolphin Stakes at Newmarket, UK, on day two of the Cambridgeshire meeting, Friday, September 29. The four-year-old Dubawi colt, trained by Charlie Appleby, went down by a length and three quarters to Highland Reel in the G1 Coronation […]

Qewy, Francis Of Assisi, Folkswood and Kidmenever Head to Australia

Qewy, Francis Of Assisi, Folkswood and Kidmenever Head to Australia

Qewy, Francis Of Assisi, Folkswood and Kidmenever Head to Australia Qewy, Francis Of Assisi, Folkswood and Kidmenever underwent their final pieces of work on Wednesday, September 27, ahead of travelling out to Australia for Melbourne’s Spring Carnival. All four Charlie Appleby-trained horses, who have been in pre-export quarantine in Newmarket, worked over six furlongs prior […]