Category: International

Grand National draws massive worldwide audience

Grand National draws massive worldwide audience

| March 29, 2016

The Grand National Steeplechase, run at the famous Aintree racecourse in Liverpool England, is one of the most famous races in the world with a history dating back to the 19th century. The race was first run in 1839 as the Grand Liverpool Steeplechase, which later became known as the Grand National. The race gained […]

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Australian sprinter rules the world

Australian sprinter rules the world

| March 27, 2016

Superstar Australian sprinter Buffering raced to international stardom in the Group One Al Quoz Sprint (1000m) at Meydan in Dubai overnight. At his first start since winning on the richest raceday ever held in Australia, Buffering has travelled away from home and now swept one of the features at the world’s richest raceday. In winning the […]

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Many Clouds aiming for GN double

Many Clouds aiming for GN double

| March 22, 2016

Can Many Clouds Achieve a Historic Grand National Double? The curtain may have fallen on the Cheltenham Festival for this year, but there is still plenty of quality National Hunt racing to come in 2016. Of course, the fair-weather punters’ favourite renewal is the Grand National, a traditional jolly for the bookmakers, and in April […]

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Kentucky Derby field taking shape

Kentucky Derby field taking shape

| February 17, 2016

American Pharoah last year became the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed completed the series sweep in 1978. Will this year’s crop contain a thoroughbred that can emulate last season’s hero and become the 12th Triple Crown winner. The first race of the series, the 142nd Kentucky Derby, is run at Churchill Downs on Saturday […]

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A Shin Hikari causes Hong Kong Cup upset

A Shin Hikari causes Hong Kong Cup upset

| December 17, 2015

The 2015 Hong Kong Cup was dominated by Japan, who had the first and second in the world’s richest turf race over 2000m. A Shin Hikari, who went off at 39.0 in the betting, strung the upset when scoring by a length ahead of the Japanese-trained Nuovo Record. A Shin Hikari went into the Hong […]

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Road to the 141st Kentucky Derby

Road to the 141st Kentucky Derby

| March 4, 2015

Throughout the world, the Twin Spires have become symbolic to Churchill Downs and “the greatest two minutes in sports,” the Kentucky Derby. TwinSpires is the official online betting site of the Kentucky Derby. This year the race takes place on May 2, 2015 at Churchill Downs. The 141st running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky […]

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Australia triumphs in the Epsom Derby

Australia triumphs in the Epsom Derby

| June 9, 2014

AIDAN O’BRIEN claimed a record third straight Derby success after Australia, described by the master trainer as the best horse he has trained, lived up to the billing with a show-stopping success in Britain’s premier Flat race. Out of Oaks winner Ouija Board by Derby hero Galileo, Australia, sent off a well-backed 11-8 favourite, fulfilled […]

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Treve magnificent in Arc

Treve magnificent in Arc

| October 7, 2013

Treve scored a magnificent victory by five lengths in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp racecourse, France. Treve blew away an elite field and now has a chance to go down as one of the best fillies in recent history after winning the Group 1, $6,254,439 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on Sunday […]

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AP Indy double in Kentucky

AP Indy double in Kentucky

| August 18, 2013

THAT you do not have to be an outstanding racehorse to be a top sire has been demonstrated again by the very successful career to date in America of the Spendthrift Farm, Kentucky located A.P. Indy sire Malibu Moon, the source this month of the Kentucky Derby winner Orb. A product of a Group1 winner […]

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Anabaa colt takes French classic

Anabaa colt takes French classic

| August 18, 2013

STYLE VENDOME gave his sire Anabaa Group One success with a narrow victory in the Poule D’Essai Des Poulains (1m) at Longchamp. Style Vendome, trained by Nicholas Clement and ridden by Thierry Thulliez, continued his ascent towards the top of the mile division in France with victory in the 3YO Classic. In a typically close […]

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