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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]