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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Four Wednesday Metro Winners for Pierro

Four Wednesday Metro Winners for Pierro

Four metropolitan winners in Sydney and Melbourne on Wednesday made it a great day at the office for Golden Slipper winning sire Pierro with promising three-year-old The Lifeline (3g Pierro x Princess Quality, by Elusive Quality) a highlight. The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott stable often send a promising three year-old to Melbourne at the […]

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 […]

2019 Ready2Race catalogue released

2019 Ready2Race catalogue released

The 2019 renewal of the Inglis Ready2Race Sale, to be held at Riverside Stables on Tuesday October 22, has attracted a strong catalogue of 191 2YOs. The catalogue, which is now available online, features juveniles by leading stallions such as I Am Invincible, Zoustar, Not A Single Doubt, Written Tycoon, Dundeel, Medaglia d’Oro, More Than […]

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 […]

Royal Ascot Winner A’Ali and Earthlight Lead Sunday’s Prix Morny at Deauville for Automatic Berth for Automatic Berth into Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint

Royal Ascot Winner A’Ali and Earthlight Lead Sunday’s Prix Morny at Deauville for Automatic Berth for Automatic Berth into Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint

Shaikh Duaij Al Khalifa’s A’ Ali (IRE), seeking his second Breeders’ Cup Challenge victory this year, and the unbeaten Earthlight (IRE), headline Sunday’s six-furlong Darley Prix Morny (G1) for 2-year-olds at Deauville. The Prix Morny winner will receive an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. […]

The Everest Carnival Starts Saturday

The Everest Carnival Starts Saturday

The Everest Carnival Launches At Rosehill Gardens This Saturday Several of Australia’s most promising young horses and the ruling TAB Everest favourite are just some of the stars in action on Saturday as the Australian Turf Club’s Everest Carnival launches at Rosehill Gardens. The $200,000 Group 2 Run To The Rose and $200,000 Theo Marks […]

Hong Kong Horse Racing: New Years Day Preview

Hong Kong Horse Racing: New Years Day Preview

Hong Kong Horse Racing: New Years Day Preview Hong Kong Races returns to Sha Tin tonight with a good race card. Here are the Hong Kong Happy Valley selections from Knightsbridge home of quality race horses. Race 1. Kowloon Peak Hcp (C5) “B+2” Course, 1400M, Expected Going: Good Prize Money: $660000, Rating: 40-0, Class 5 1. (6)  Scarborough Fair 2. (10)  Winning […]

Hong Kong Horse Racing: Happy Valley Preview

Hong Kong Horse Racing: Happy Valley Preview

Hong Kong Horse Racing: Happy Valley Preview Hong Kong Races returns to Happy Valley tonight with a good race card, Hong Kong racing is gearing up for some fun with Bollywood Nights to entertain the crowd. Here are the Hong Kong Happy Valley selections from Knightsbridge home of quality race horses. Race 1. Yau Kom Tau Hcp (C5) […]