Category: International

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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Lucky Nine denies Aussie glory

Lucky Nine denies Aussie glory

| August 18, 2013

Hong Kong’s Lucky Nine 4-1 (Brett Prebble) won the International Sprint with a commanding performance under the floodlights at Kranji. Australian 11-4 favourite Bel Sprinter, who was third behind Black Caviar on her final start, came roaring home from a nightmare draw but catching Lucky Nine was a forlorn hope. Super Easy, 4-1, finished third. […]

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Oxbow upsets Orb in Preakness

Oxbow upsets Orb in Preakness

| August 18, 2013

Instead of a Triple Crown, fans of thoroughbred racing had to settle for an old-timer’s game at the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes Saturday afternoon. D. Wayne Lukas, one of the sport’s all-time great trainers, and jockey Gary Stevens, one of its best-ever jockeys, combined to stun 117,203 fans, the fourth largest crowd in […]

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Barrier draws in Singapore features

Barrier draws in Singapore features

| August 18, 2013

Reactions from connections after yesterday’s barrier draws for key events at Kranji racecourse, Singapore, on Sunday. SINGAPORE AIRLINES INTERNATIONAL CUP DAN EXCEL (HK) and MILITARY ATTACK (HK) – Barriers No 1 & 4 “We have two horses coming here that are coming out of winning Group 1 races back home so they have to be […]

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Bel Sprinter ready to fly

Bel Sprinter ready to fly

| August 18, 2013

Australian speedster Bel Sprinter carries the hopes of a nation as he lines up in Sunday’s Group One KrisFlyer International Sprint in Singapore. Bel Sprinter, the only Australian-trained horse in the KrisFlyer, came up with gate 10 in a field of 11 at Thursday’s barrier draw for the 1200m feature at Kranji, but given the gelding’s history […]

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Dawn Approach’s 2000 Guineas

Dawn Approach’s 2000 Guineas

| August 18, 2013

Dawn Approach powered away from his rivals to win the first British Classic of the year, the 2000 Guineas, very impressively by five lengths for Godolphin at Newmarket on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Trained by Jim Bolger and ridden by Kevin Manning, Dawn Approach raced in fourth in the mile contest on turf before moving […]

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