Renaud du Vivier 4yo Hurdle race History: The big crossroad

Renaud du Vivier 4yo Hurdle race History: The big crossroad

Group 1, 4-year-olds, 3,900m/19.5f, Hurdle race, €175,000 Created en 1961 Last winner: L’Autonomie (f4, FRA by Blue Brésil ex L’Automne, by Kahyasi), owned by Catherine Coiffier, bred by Catherine Coiffier, trained by François Nicolle, ridden by Angelo Zuliani. The race is run in 2020 for the 60th time The 2019 edition L’Autonomie (Blue Bresil) has borne the full […]

Justify Weanlings Dominate at Keeneland November

Justify Weanlings Dominate at Keeneland November

For the third straight session a Justify weanling led all in his age group at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale when the colt out of Stayclassysandiego sold for $435,000 to Baccari Bloodstock. Bred by Nancy Shuford, the colt offered by Elm Tree Farm is a three-quarter brother to the multiple graded stakes winner and Grade I-placed […]

November 2020 Maiden winners

November 2020 Maiden winners

Every week, and over the course of each month, we update the review of the maiden winners on France Galop racecourses, an opportunity to discover the rising stars of French racing … BERNEUIL (g3), (IRE) by Lope de Vega ex Derivatives (Dansili) €20,000 Prix de la Chapelle Saint-Pierre (Maiden 3-year-olds, 1,300m/6.5f AWT), November 6, Chantilly Owners: Antoine Gilibert & Carlos&Yves […]

Series Stars in action at the Breeders’ Cup this weekend

Series Stars in action at the Breeders’ Cup this weekend

Europe going for more glory stateside as the Breeders’ Cup comes to Keeneland It’s not just the Presidential Election getting the US excited this week, its Breeders’ Cup weekend and runners from across the globe have descended on Kentucky for top class racing action. The Europeans have touched down in Keeneland, all hoping to take […]

Churchill Popular at Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book Two

Churchill Popular at Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book Two

Galileo’s champion son Churchill is in Australia this spring, but his stocks have been on the rise in the Northern Hemisphere with good results from his first yearlings sold at European sales highlighted again this week when he was the leading freshman sire at Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 2 by aggregate. Churchill had 16 yearlings sell […]

Wonderful Tonight out to give Menuisier more Group 1 glory

Wonderful Tonight out to give Menuisier more Group 1 glory

Filly in final field of 12 which also includes the likes of Even So and Dame Malliot David Menuisier is hoping Wonderful Tonight can end his quest for a first Ascot winner in style by scooping the £350,000 QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes. Menuisier, based in Pulborough, is a multiple Group 1-winning trainer but, in his seventh season, a […]

Stradivarius set to strike up one more tune on QIPCO British Champions Day

Stradivarius set to strike up one more tune on QIPCO British Champions Day

The world’s top-rated stayer, Stradivarius, will face 12 rivals when he attempts to regain his QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup crown. The brilliant six-year-old, bred and owned by Bjorn Nielsen, won the Qatar Goodwood Cup for a record fourth time at Goodwood in July, having landed the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot for the […]

Stars Ready to Come Out To Play For 10th QIPCO British Champions Day

Stars Ready to Come Out To Play For 10th QIPCO British Champions Day

Magical, Palace Pier and Stradivarius stand their ground at Ascot showpiece on Saturday No less than 22 Group 1 winners will be in action with five Classic winners – Serpentine (Investec Derby), Mishriff (French Derby), Even So (Irish Oaks) Search For A Song (Irish St Leger) and Sovereign (last year’s Irish Derby winner) – set […]

Just Magical! Elite field of 11 declared for QIPCO Champion Stakes

Just Magical! Elite field of 11 declared for QIPCO Champion Stakes

Seven Group 1 winners set to line up in Richest race run in Britain this year Magical by name, magical by nature. The Aidan O’Brien-trained mare has already accumulated seven Group 1 victories and will become the first horse to achieve three wins on QIPCO British Champions Day if she can beat her ten rivals […]

Palace Pier faces 13 rivals on Champions Day as he bids to remain perfect

Palace Pier faces 13 rivals on Champions Day as he bids to remain perfect

John Gosden’s unbeaten colt headlines 14 for the QEII Stakes (sponsored by QIPCO) Palace Pier gets the opportunity to cement his standing as the top-rated miler in the world in the £650,000 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (sponsored by QIPCO). #ChampionsDay declarations are out! 11 stand their ground for the QIPCO Champion Stakes including last year's […]

O’Meara hoping for third Balmoral with Orbaan and Hortzadar

O’Meara hoping for third Balmoral with Orbaan and Hortzadar

A maximum field of 20 will bring the curtain down on the season’s most valuable raceday A maximum field of 20 will contest the £100,000 Balmoral Handicap (sponsored by QIPCO), the race that brings down the curtain on QIPCO British Champions Day. David O’Meara knows better than anyone what is required to win the mile contest […]

One Master primed to go one better in Champions Sprint

One Master primed to go one better in Champions Sprint

Final field of 17 entered for sprinting showpiece at QIPCO British Champions Day Record-breaking mare One Master and strong ante-post favourite Dream Of Dreams are among a final field of 17 for the £391,260 QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes. One Master made history at Longchamp this month when becoming the first triple winner of the Group 1 Prix de la Foret […]

Critérium de Maisons-Laffitte Preview: The French awaken

Critérium de Maisons-Laffitte Preview: The French awaken

They are six at the start of the 6-furlongs Critérium de Maisons-Laffitte (Gr2), now contested on the Chantilly straight course, to succeed in particular Hello Youmzain, a stallion who has just joined the Haras d’Etreham, Penny’s Picnic or even Pomellato, all sires – even if only one runner is still an entire colt, that si Axdavali (Goken). Six “only”, it could be said, […]

Churchill Yearlings Impress at Tattersalls October Book One

Churchill Yearlings Impress at Tattersalls October Book One

The leading first crop sire at the 2020 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book One by aggregate was exciting shuttler Churchill, whose first Southern Hemisphere bred yearlings will be a highlight at Australasian sales next year. The four time Group I winning son of Galileo had 13 yearlings sell at an average 123,615 guineas (A$234,107) with his […]

QIPCO British Champions Day 2020: Dark Horses

QIPCO British Champions Day 2020: Dark Horses

We’ve scoured the latest entries for some bigger priced runners who could outrun their odds on Champions Day QIPCO British Champions Day has once again attracted  the big names in it’s early entry stage. Names like Ghaiyyath, Magical and Kameko catch the eye, but there are plenty of lesser-known names that stand a great opportunity of taking home a big […]

Prix Jean Romanet History: A great man and an immediate hit

Prix Jean Romanet History: A great man and an immediate hit

DARLEY PRIX JEAN ROMANET Group 1, 4-year-old and up Fillies & Mares, 2,000m/1m2f, €150,000 Créé en 2004 Last winner: CORONET (f5, GB, by Dubawi ex Approach, by Darshaan), owned by Denford Stud, bred by Denford Stud, trained by John Gosden, ridden by Lanfranco Dettori. Record-time: 2’04’’1, Ajman Princess (2017) The race will be run in 2020 for the 17th time.  The 2019 edition […]

Shadwell Nonette Preview: The return of Tawkeel

Shadwell Nonette Preview: The return of Tawkeel

The main attraction, on paper, of the 2020 Shadwell Prix de La Nonette (Gr2), a 3-year-old fillies’ race over 1m2f which prepares the main female events of the Autumn in Paris, is the return after two months out of Tawkeel (Teofilo), the Shadwell-bred winner in the spring of the Saxon Warrior Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary (Gr1). She would have been […]

Morny History: One of French racing’s greatest names

Morny History: One of French racing’s greatest names

DARLEY PRIX MORNY Group 1, 2-year-olds, 1,200m/6f, €210,000 Created in 1865 Last winner: EARTHLIGHT (c2, IRE by Shamardal ex Winters Moon, by New Approach), owned by Godolphin, bred by Godolphin, trained by André Fabre, ridden by Mickaël Barzalona. Record-time : 1’07’’90, Arcano (2009) The race is run in 2020 for the 150th time. The 2019 edition Huit ans après la victoire de Dabirsim […]

Keeneland September Sale Graduate Swiss Skydiver Favored In Grade 1 Alabama

Keeneland September Sale Graduate Swiss Skydiver Favored In Grade 1 Alabama

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates, led by multiple graded stakes winner Swiss Skydiver, comprise five of the seven sophomore fillies entered in Saturday’s Alabama (G1) at Saratoga. The Alabama is a prep for the Kentucky Oaks (G1) on Sept. 4 at Churchill Downs and a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event for the Breeders’ Cup […]

Guillaume d’Ornano History: A new road to the Autumn summits

Guillaume d’Ornano History: A new road to the Autumn summits

Prix Guillaume d’Ornano-Haras du Logis Saint-Germain Group 2, 3-year-olds, 2,000m/1m2f, €280,000 Created in 1952 as the Prix de la Côte Normande Last winner: Headman (m3, GB by Kingman ex Deliberate, by Rail Link), owned by Khaled Abdullah, bred by Juddmonte Farms, trained by Roger Charlton, ridden by Jason Watson. Record-time: 2’02’’0, Northern Baby (1979) The race is run in 2020 […]

Gontaut-Biron History: A Summer encore

Gontaut-Biron History: A Summer encore

Prix Gontaut-Biron Hong Kong Jockey Club Group 3, 4-year-olds and up, 2,000m/1m2f, €56,000 Created in 1919 Last winner: Olmedo (c4, FRA by Declaration of War ex Super Pie, by Pivotal), owned by Antonio Caro & Gérard Augustin-Normand, bred by Dream With Me Stable, trained by Jean-Claude Rouget, ridden by Cristian Demuro. The race is run in 2020 […]

Lieurey History: An alternative to the Rothschild

Lieurey History: An alternative to the Rothschild

Photo scoopdyga.com August, ParisLongchamp Prix de Lieurey Group 3, 3-year-old fillies, 1,600m/1m, €56,000 Created in 1972 Last winner: Fount (f3, GB by Frankel ex Ventura, by Chester House), owned by Khalid Abdullah, bred by Juddmonte Farms, trained by André Fabre, ridden by Pierre-Charles Boudot. Record-time: 1’40’’9, Zibelina (2013) The race is run in 2020 for the 34th time The 2019 […]

Minerve History: The Deauville Oaks

Minerve History: The Deauville Oaks

August, Deauville Prix Minerve Group 3, 3-year-old fillies, 2,500m/12.5f, €56,000 Created in 1925 Last winner: Tamniah (f3, FRA by Nathaniel ex Ezdehar, by Rock of Gibraltar), owned by Prince Faisal, bred by Mitaab bin Abdullah, trained by André Fabre, ridden by Mickaël Barzalona. Record-time: 2’38”9, Kassana (1997) The race is run in 2020 for the 95th time The 2019 edition History The […]

Prix Guillaume d’Ornano – Haras du Logis Saint-Germain Preview: Jockey Club reloaded

Prix Guillaume d’Ornano – Haras du Logis Saint-Germain Preview: Jockey Club reloaded

A good winner of the Prix du Jockey Club (Gr1) on July 5 at Chantilly, Mishriff (Make Believe) returns to France on Saturday at Deauville in the Prix Guillaume d’Ornano – Haras du Logis Saint-Germain (Gr2), to start over the second part of his season. he could be aimed at intermediate distances similar to that of the French Derby, […]

Hocquart History: A classic prep on a new path

Hocquart History: A classic prep on a new path

June, Chantilly* PRIX HOCQUART LONGINES Group 2, 3-year-olds, 2,500m (12.5f), €90,000 Created in 1861 as the Prix de Longchamp Last winner: Al Hilalee (c3, GB by Dubawi ex Ambivalent, by Authorized), owned by Godolphin, bred by Rabbah Bloodstock, trained by Charlie Appleby, ridden by James Doyle. Record-time on 2,500m (12.5f) at Deauville : 2’34’’3 The race is run in 2020 […]

Hocquart Longines Preview: A battle of three parties

Hocquart Longines Preview: A battle of three parties

There are three parties amongst the six runners declared in the Prix Hocquart Longines (Gr2), a prep race for the Grand Prix de Paris (Gr1) contested on Saturday at Deauville over 12.5 furlongs. First, the first two in the Prix du Lys (Gr3), run at ParisLongchamp over 1m4f 25 days ago and won by Volkan Star (Sea the Stars) ahead […]

$210,000 Merchant Navy Colt Tops MM National Weanling Day Two

$210,000 Merchant Navy Colt Tops MM National Weanling Day Two

A handsome bay colt by exciting first season sire Merchant Navy topped Day Two of the 2020 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale at the Gold Coast on Friday when selling for $210,000. The result marked the highest price achieved by any first season sire at this sale. Consigned by Rothwell Park Thoroughbreds, the day’s top seller is […]

Fancy Blue gives Donnacha O’Brien perfect start in Qatar Nassau

Fancy Blue gives Donnacha O’Brien perfect start in Qatar Nassau

22-year-old trainer claims maiden British Group 1 win with first runner French Classic heroine Fancy Blue was all guts as she stuck on well to claim the Qatar Nassau Stakes in a pulsating finish on day three of the Qatar Goodwood Festival. The victory was made all the more noteworthy by being young trainer Donnacha […]

Six Perfections Preview: Wedding Dance sets the pace

Six Perfections Preview: Wedding Dance sets the pace

The 2020 edition of this race for 2-year-old fillies over 7 furlongs, which takes place on Saturday over the Deauville straight course, is the third to be labelled Group 3. The Prix Six Perfections Sky Sports Racing (Gr3) is a tribute to the Niarchos homebred filly born in 2000 and the winner, among others, of the Prix […]

Clash-of-the-ages in Qatar Sussex Stakes

Clash-of-the-ages in Qatar Sussex Stakes

Nine red-hot entries for the Qatar Goodwood Festival Group 1 highlight A red-hot field of nine have been entered for next Wednesday’s Qatar Sussex Stakes at the Qatar Goodwood Festival. In one of the most competitive renewals in recent times, the race will see older horses take on the Classic generation for the first time […]

Queen Enable to face three rivals in the King George on Saturday

Queen Enable to face three rivals in the King George on Saturday

John Gosden’s mare and a trio of Ballydoyle rivals declared for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes Superstar mare Enable will face three rivals in her bid to win an historic third King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes on Saturday. ENABLE👑 will face three rivals in Saturday's King George VI and […]

Stott relishing opportunity with Hello Youmzain in the Darley July Cup

Stott relishing opportunity with Hello Youmzain in the Darley July Cup

Rising star of the weighing room is looking for more success after maiden Group 1 victory at Royal Ascot Kevin Stott is hoping to continue his whirlwind start to the season with victory in the Darley July Cup on Saturday at Newmarket Racecourse with Hello Youmzain. 🗣️"He's very fast, very balanced…if I could describe him in one word […]

Knightsbridge are donating all proceeds from the sale of the Honorius Stallion Covers to Ronald McDonald House Westmead

Knightsbridge are donating all proceeds from the sale of the Honorius Stallion Covers to Ronald McDonald House Westmead

vobis #victoria #horseracing Notes for buyers: NB: All proceeds from the sale of the Honorius Stallion Covers are to be donated to Ronald McDonald House Westmead Bred to be a Champion Honorius is an impressive stallion with an impeccable pedigree and strong racing credentials that will prove to be popular in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, […]

First Merchant Navy and Churchill Weanlings on Show

First Merchant Navy and Churchill Weanlings on Show

The 2020 Inglis Australian Weanling Sale next week (July 8 and 9) at Riverside Stables will mark the first sale ring appearance in Australia of the progeny of Royal Ascot hero Merchant Navy, the champion sprinting son of Fastnet Rock and Galileo’s champion son Churchill. A Group I winner in both hemispheres, Merchant Navy is the fastest son of […]

QIPCO 2000 Guineas here Kameko seeks to stay step ahead of Investec Derby rivals

QIPCO 2000 Guineas here Kameko seeks to stay step ahead of Investec Derby rivals

Qatar Racing star aiming for more Classic success in Saturday’s showpiece Six runners trained by Aidan O’Brien and Kameko, the QIPCO 2000 Guineas winner, feature among a fascinating field of 16 for the 241st Investec Derby at Epsom Downs (4.55pm, live on ITV1) on Saturday. The premier Classic, which forms part of the 35-race QIPCO British Champions Series […]

Varian hoping his fillies can rise to the occasion in the Investec Oaks

Varian hoping his fillies can rise to the occasion in the Investec Oaks

A field of 8 have been declared for the Fillies’ Classic on Saturday Roger Varian is hoping his two runners, Gold Wand and Queen Daenerys, can break the stranglehold that John Gosden and Aidan O’Brien have had on the Investec Oaks for the past six years in Saturday’s renewal (3.40pm, live on ITV1). Gosden saddled last year’s winner, […]

Cléopâtre: To the French Oaks, and beyond

Cléopâtre: To the French Oaks, and beyond

Traditionally regarded as an important preparatory race for the Prix de Diane Longines (French Oaks, Gr1), the Prix Cléopâtre (Gr3) takes place this year at Lyon-Parilly about a month before the Prix de Diane, as usual, but later in the season. It has not been recently won by the French Oaks favourite, let alone the winner. […]

Greffulhe: Classic crossroad

Greffulhe: Classic crossroad

The Prix Greffulhe (Gr2) is generally contested in May at Saint-Cloud, the only left-hand flat racecourse in the Paris region. This year, due to the health crisis, it takes place this Saturday, June 6 in Lyon-Parilly, on one of the most beautiful turf courses in the country. It would remain suitable to prepare the Epsom Derby, scheduled this year […]

Corrida: Grand on the path to Glory

Corrida: Grand on the path to Glory

The Prix Corrida (Gr2), run at Lyon-Parilly this year, takes place a week only later than usual. Unlike the Greffulhe and Cleopatre, run on the same day, it is not regarded as a prep race but rather a part of a program created to promote the distaff division of females in racing. We thus find among the past […]

Keeneland Launches Digital Sales Ring; Announces Online Select Horses Of Racing Age Sale On June 23

Keeneland Launches Digital Sales Ring; Announces Online Select Horses Of Racing Age Sale On June 23

Keeneland officials today announced the launch of the Keeneland Digital Sales Ring, a stand-alone online auction platform accessible to buyers and sellers around the world at Keenelanddigital.com. Kicking off the new digital platform will be a Select Horses of Racing Age Sale scheduled for June 23. “The Keeneland Digital Sales Ring marks a significant milestone in […]

Triple Crown and other major stakes for 3-year-olds finally firming up

Triple Crown and other major stakes for 3-year-olds finally firming up

With the schedules for the 2020 Triple Crown and other major stakes for 3-year-olds finally firming up, trainer Patrick Biancone is stepping up the training programs for Sole Volante and Ete Indien at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach County.  “I gave them an easy time in April. They should be […]

Sunlight Shines on Magic Millions Broodmare Sale

Sunlight Shines on Magic Millions Broodmare Sale

Champion mare Sunlight has been retired and the superstar sprinter will be sold as an elite breeding prospect at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale in July. A triple Group One winner and earner of over $6.5 million, Sunlight has spent the past three racing seasons as one of Australia’s best gallopers and she retires as the […]

Another Bumper Inglis Digital Sale in Australia

Another Bumper Inglis Digital Sale in Australia

For the second successive month, popular demand for the Inglis Digital Online Sale platform has seen a new record number of entries. The May Sale will take on the same format as the April Online Sale, where more than 432 lots sold (80%) for a gross of $4.2 million, demonstrating the strong demand across all […]

Royal Ascot 2020

Royal Ascot 2020

Ascot have unveiled a bumper schedule for this year’s behind closed doors Royal Meeting. Ascot Racecourse today unveiled the Order Of Running for the behind closed doors 2020 Royal Meeting (16th-20th June). In this unprecedented year, there are several alterations to the programme, including six extra races being added to the fixture. There will be […]

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 […]

Président Handicap Chase: Straight to the top

Président Handicap Chase: Straight to the top

The “French Grand National”, the Président de la République Chase (Gr3) is the best-rated handicap run at Auteuil with € 155,000 in prize money. They are 20 at the start this year to take the outer steeple-chases course, over the distance of almost 3 miles.The race is usually held in April and has been delayed due to the […]

Godolphin’s European team ready to go as racing resumes

Godolphin’s European team ready to go as racing resumes

After a suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic that has lasted several weeks, and continues for the time being in some countries, the European racing season is now back underway and action resumes in France on Monday, 11 May at Longchamp. Godolphin will be represented by six runners in total, five from Andre Fabre’s yard […]

Guineas and Coronation Cup headline British racing resumption plan

Guineas and Coronation Cup headline British racing resumption plan

Three Series races to form a part of early schedule once racing resumes Horse racing fans across Britain received positive news yesterday as the BHA announced a provisional schedule, starting on Monday June 1 that included the staging of three QIPCO British Champions Series races. The Investec Coronation Cup, usually staged at Epsom, has been […]

Murat: Newcomers enter hot waters

Murat: Newcomers enter hot waters

A major stage in the spring chasing season, the Murat Chase (Gr2) also becomes the only one this year on the way to the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris (Gr1) due to the coronavirus outbreak and the lockdown on racing that was enforced from March to May.The Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris (Gr1) will indeed be held on June […]

Star Mares to Visit Justify

Star Mares to Visit Justify

Coolmore’s Tom Magnier secured Group I winner Booker earlier in the Inglis Chairman’s Sale for $1.6 million and then later added Champion Sprinting filly Samaready to his tally for $1.8 million, both mares set to be covered by Triple Crown winner Justify in the spring. Consigned by Vinery Stud, Samaready won the Group I MRC […]

Russian Camelot Makes History With Derby Victory

Russian Camelot Makes History With Derby Victory

Russian Camelot (3c Camelot – Lady Babooshka, by Cape Cross) became the first Northern Hemisphere-bred horse to win an Australian Derby when taking Saturday’s South Australian Derby worth $400,000. The Danny O’Brien-trained colt was sent off favourite for the Morphetville feature, despite the six month age gap between the bay and his rivals, with another challenge posed by […]

Prix de Saint-Georges History : The first French sprint of the season

Prix de Saint-Georges History : The first French sprint of the season

May, ParisLongchamp Prix de Saint-Georges Group 3, 3-year-old and above, 1,000m/5f, €56,000 Created in 1929 Last winner: Sestilio Jet (c4 FRA by French Fifteen ex Hideaway Girl, by Fasliyev), owned by Akhal Teke Properties, bred by Michel Monfort, trained by Andrea Maecialis, ridden by Lanfranco Dettori. Record-time: 55”2 by Sainte Marine (1998) and Peace Offering (2007). The race will be run in […]

Royal Ascot to be run behind closed doors

Royal Ascot to be run behind closed doors

The five day meeting will not be open to the public this year due to Coronavirus Pandemic Ascot racecourse confirmed that they have reached the “unavoidable conclusion” that Royal Ascot 2020 will not be able to take place as an event open to the public. Plans to run Royal Ascot races behind closed doors are […]

American Pharoah Leads Inglis Easter First Season Sires

American Pharoah Leads Inglis Easter First Season Sires

The 2020 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale online was a unique sale that brought out innovation and a can do spirit between vendors, buyers and the auction house to deliver an outcome few would have dreamed possible a month ago. Fittingly, Coolmore’s Triple Crown hero American Pharoah finished as the leading first season sire by […]

Strong Inglis Easter for Fastnet Rock and Coolmore

Strong Inglis Easter for Fastnet Rock and Coolmore

In a market where buyers were inclined to focus on the tried and true, champion sire Fastnet Rock proved a popular commodity at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale online. He had 12 yearlings average $439,583 with his best results including the half-brother to Caulfield Guineas winner Mighty Boss from Bullion Mansion that made $750,000 […]

Pierro a Classic winner for Tyreel Stud

Pierro a Classic winner for Tyreel Stud

Respected nursery Tyreel Stud presented two lovely yearlings by Pierro at the 2020 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale on Sunday and were well rewarded when they both sold for $210,000. A filly (pictured) from well related Starspangledbanner mare Dizzy Diva was bought by John Foote Bloodstock and a colt from I Am Invincible mare Lanikai was […]

Keeneland September Sale Graduates Venetian Harbor, Independence Hall Favored in Weekend Classic Preps

Keeneland September Sale Graduates Venetian Harbor, Independence Hall Favored in Weekend Classic Preps

Venetian Harbor and Independence Hall, both graduates of Keeneland’s 2018 September Yearling Sale, are early favorites for Saturday’s two graded prep races on the Roads to the 2020 Kentucky Oaks (G1) and Kentucky Derby (G1), respectively. The talented Venetian Harbor is the top pick in the Las Virgenes (G2), an Oaks prep at Santa Anita, based on […]

New Kids on the Champions Series Block

New Kids on the Champions Series Block

Has Aidan O’Brien got another live Investec Oaks contender on his hands? The Moyglare Stud Stakes winner is bred for the job Trainer: Aidan O’Brien. Form: 2114325 Aidan O’Brien has trained the Investec Oaks winner four times in the past six years and been responsible for the runner-up when missing out. No wonder, then, that […]

$180,000 Ghostzapper Filly Electricita Leads Penultimate Day of Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale

$180,000 Ghostzapper Filly Electricita Leads Penultimate Day of Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale

Electricita, a 4-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper, who is from the family of Canadian Hall of Famer Dancethruthedawn and Grade 1 winner Moreno, sold to Cecil Seaman, agent for longtime client Jon Marshall, for $180,000 during Thursday’s fourth session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. Electricita, who is out of the A.P. Indy […]

Emphatic Group 1 Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes winner Kameko under the microscope

Emphatic Group 1 Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes winner Kameko under the microscope

Horse: Kameko Trainer: Andrew Balding. Form: 1221 Qatar Racing Limited have come up with a winning formulae. Buy stock of Kitten’s Joy and then sit back and enjoy the show. Roaring Lion was a son of the American sire and proved a phenomenon, winning four successive Group 1 triumphs in 2018 after finishing third in […]

Another $750,000 Colt for American Pharoah

Another $750,000 Colt for American Pharoah

After two sessions of the Magic Millions Yearling Sale, American Pharoah is the leading first season sire with three or more yearlings sold with 12 youngsters averaging $343,333. His popularity continued with a colt from Group III winning Fastnet Rock mare Jazz Song fetching $750,000 for Coolmore when bought by Waller Racing/Mulcaster Bloodstock. Bred by […]

Keeneland Sales Produce 12 Finalists for 2019 Eclipse Awards

Keeneland Sales Produce 12 Finalists for 2019 Eclipse Awards

Two Horse of the Year candidates are September Sale graduates Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates Bricks and Mortar and Mitole are finalists for the title of Thoroughbred racing’s 2019 Horse of the Year and lead the 12 alumni of Keeneland sales who are candidates for Eclipse Awards as North American champions announced Saturday by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, […]

First Justify Foal Born in Northern Hemisphere

First Justify Foal Born in Northern Hemisphere

Coolmore’s Triple Crown winner Justify has just completed his first Australian season at stud covering a star studded book of 132 mares, while in the Northern Hemisphere breeders are now expecting his first foals. Born at Amaroo Farm in Kentucky for Audley Farm, this filly by Justify is the first foal for the winning Exchange […]

Fastnet Rock Filly Impressive on Debut

Fastnet Rock Filly Impressive on Debut

Champion sire Fastnet Rock produced the quinella in the juvenile maiden at Geelong on Thursday with the Yulong Investments colours carried to a very easy victory by the winner Fresh (2f Fastnet Rock x Mother’s Milk, by Savabeel). The Peter and Paul Snowden trained filly Fresh was a class above her rivals, dashing clear to […]

First Winner for Vancouver

First Winner for Vancouver

New Year’s Day racing at Randwick produced the first winner for exciting young sire Vancouver with the success of Tulloch Lodge debutant Vangelic (2f Vancouver x Angel Bee, by Pins), who was the equal most expensive lot by her sire at the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. Nash Rawiller had Vangelic travelling sweetly […]

New G2 Winner for Pierro

New G2 Winner for Pierro

A $1,050,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Hermitage Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd / Wexford Stables / Andrew Williams Bloodstock from the Coolmore draft, exciting three year-old Dragon Leap (3g Pierro x Pontiana, by Redoute’s Choice) stamped his New Zealand Derby credentials with his winning effort in the Group II Jamieson Park Auckland Guineas (1600m) at Ellerslie on […]

Coolmore Stud sires Caravaggio, Churchill and Highland Reel made a bright start at the Tattersalls Foal Sale

Coolmore Stud sires Caravaggio, Churchill and Highland Reel made a bright start at the Tattersalls Foal Sale

While first crop Coolmore Stud sires Caravaggio, Churchill and Highland Reel made a bright start at the Tattersalls Foal Sale, their more established counterparts continued to prove popular in the sales ring. No Nay Never was crowned champion first season sire in 2018 and built on his tremendous success this year with a host of […]

Caravaggio was crowned the top first crop sire of the Tattersalls Foal Sale

Caravaggio was crowned the top first crop sire of the Tattersalls Foal Sale

Caravaggio was crowned the top first crop sire of the Tattersalls Foal Sale, after his 19 foals sold for a total of 1,927,000gns. His turnover was also second overall in the stallion table, standing higher than established sires such as Kodiac and Showcasing. The Marnane family are well-versed in precocious speed and sold Caravaggio’s highest […]

Churchill’s first crop saw him enter the top ten stallion table at last week’s Tattersalls Foal Sale

Churchill’s first crop saw him enter the top ten stallion table at last week’s Tattersalls Foal Sale

Churchill’s first crop saw him enter the top ten stallion table at last week’s Tattersalls Foal Sale, where a select offering of nine foals returned an average price of 99,556gns and total of 896,000gns. Norman Court Stud celebrated a terrific result when their May-born colt bred from a covering fee of €35,000 sold for 220,000gns. […]

Keeneland Sales Graduates Top Holiday Graded Stakes Fields

Keeneland Sales Graduates Top Holiday Graded Stakes Fields

Keeneland sales graduates lead entries for upcoming graded stakes held in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. Tom’s d’Etat, winner of the Hagyard Fayette (G2) on closing day of Keeneland’s Fall Meet, headlines the Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (G1) on Friday at Churchill Downs. Tom’s d’Etat is one of eight Keeneland September Yearling Sale […]

Champions Series Stars To Stud: Magna Grecia

Champions Series Stars To Stud: Magna Grecia

In the latest of our series we put the QIPCO 2000 Guineas winner under the microscope. Horse: MAGNA GRECIA Trainer: Aidan O’Brien. Regular jockey: Donnacha O’Brien. Races: 6. Wins: 3. Group 1 wins: 2. Prize-money: £457,666 Form in Champions Series races: 10. Official rating: 118 OVERVIEW: Aidan O’Brien became the first trainer in more than 180 years to win three successive renewals […]

André Michel Hurlde & Morgex Chase: Newcomers close the season

André Michel Hurlde & Morgex Chase: Newcomers close the season

The 2019 renewal of the Prix André Michel Hurdle (Gr3), for 4+ fillies and lmares, went to Sainte Saône (Saint des Saints), who held her rival Cotée Sud (Lord of South) in respect to the end and won by a good length as Presidente Line (Martaline) finished a ten lengths 3rd. The winner was bred by […]

New Kids on the Champions Series Block: Earthlight

New Kids on the Champions Series Block: Earthlight

The Andre Fabre-trained youngster won all five of his races in 2019 and signed off with successive Group 1 victories Horse: EARTHLIGHT Trainer: Ande Fabre. Form: 11111 Blue was the colour in many of the top juvenile races in 2019 as young colts owned by Godolphin rose to the fore. Pinatubo, trained by Charlie Appleby, […]

Stateside Plan For No Nay Never’s Latest Stakes Winner

Stateside Plan For No Nay Never’s Latest Stakes Winner

Tango (2f No Nay Never – Idle Chatter, by Galileo) joined an ever-growing list of Stakes horses by No Nay Never when taking Sunday’s Listed Legacy Stakes at the Curragh. A maiden winner in June, the Aidan O’Brien-trained filly was last seen finishing second to Millisle (Starspangledbanner) in the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes. As a result, she […]

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 […]

Regally Bred Fastnet Rock Colt Lights Up Tattersalls

Regally Bred Fastnet Rock Colt Lights Up Tattersalls

Thursday saw a son of Fastnet Rock light up the Tattersalls sales ring when selling to Aquis Farm for 725,000gns. Offered by James Hanly’s Ballyhimikin Stud on behalf of breeder Sven Hanson, the bay colt was predicted to prove popular, given that he is a full-brother to the top-class One Foot In Heaven (Fastnet Rock). Their dam […]

Thomas Bryon Jockey Club de Turquie : Godolphin 1-2 for trainer Appleby

Thomas Bryon Jockey Club de Turquie : Godolphin 1-2 for trainer Appleby

The two runners presented by Newmarket-based trainer Charlie Appleby in the Prix Thomas Bryon Jockey Club de Turquie (Gr3), Friday at Saint-Cloud, took the first two places. In this 2-year-olds race over 7 furlongs, supposedly a prep race for the Critérium International (Gr1) on October 27 in ParisLongchamp on the same distance, King’s Command (Dubawi) contained all attacks after leading […]

Qatar Arc Weekend : Party starts on Saturday!

Qatar Arc Weekend : Party starts on Saturday!

The Qatar festival of the Arc weekend in ParisLongchamp starts on Saturday with five Group races including two Groups 1. The Qatar Prix du Cadran (Gr1), run over 2m4f, and the newly promoted Qatar Prix de Royallieu (Gr1), for fillies & mares over 1m6f, are the main features on the card. The “Cadran” is one of the oldest […]

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 […]

Impressive Sydney Trial Winner for Vancouver

Impressive Sydney Trial Winner for Vancouver

The official two year-old trials in Sydney on Monday at Randwick produced some interesting winners including blue-blooded filly Ticket to Ride (2f Vancouver x Abbey Road, by Street Cry), who was one of the first foals born for Golden Slipper winning sire Vancouver in 2017 and is now his first trial winner. She hit the line hard […]

G1 Goal for New Pierro Stakes-Winner Rock

G1 Goal for New Pierro Stakes-Winner Rock

G1 Goal for New Pierro Stakes-Winner Rock A patient approach with progressive four year-old Rock (4g Pierro x Subtitle, by Fastnet Rock) paid big dividends at Newcastle on Friday when he stormed into contention for the Group I ATC Epsom Handicap with a barnstorming victory in the Group III Cameron Handicap. Drawn wide in the big field of […]

Qatar Foy : Waldgeist gets perfect prep

Qatar Foy : Waldgeist gets perfect prep

Qatar Foy : Waldgeist gets perfect prep Winner of the 2018 Qatar Prix Foy (Gr2), Waldgeist (Galileo) strikes again, taking over the front-running Japanese raider Kiseki (Rulership) about one out to finally take off and win by 2 lengths over Way To Paris (Champs Elysees). The latter took a rather convincing test here after becoming one of the best active stayers in France. […]

Usual suspects in Eclipse and Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte

Usual suspects in Eclipse and Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte

Two Group 3 races are contested on Monday on the Maisons-Laffitte racecourse. The Prix Eclipse (Gr3) is a 6 furlongs race for 2-year-olds won last year by Sporting Chance, who then finished fifth in the Critérium de Maisons-Laffitte (Gr2) on the same course and then tried his luck at the best level in Meydan. In the Eclipse, the English […]

Ready2Race breeze ups begin with successful Cranbourne session

Ready2Race breeze ups begin with successful Cranbourne session

Ready2Race breeze ups begin with successful Cranbourne session The build-up to the 2019 Inglis Ready2Race Sale gathered further momentum today with the first of five breeze up sessions. On a track rated a Soft 5 at Cranbourne in south east Victoria, 63 professional and well educated two-year-old’s hit the track for their official 200m breeze. […]

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 […]