Category: International

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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Mount Athos rout in the UK

Mount Athos rout in the UK

| August 18, 2013

The Luca Cumani-trained Mount Athos made a successful return to action when making all the running to land the Ormonde Stakes. Mount Athos, making his first start since finishing in mid-division in the Japan Cup, was sent straight into the lead byJamie Spencer and was never seriously threatened as he romped clear of his rivals, beating the […]

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Patience the key to Al Kazeem

Patience the key to Al Kazeem

| June 21, 2013

Al Kazeem added to his burgeoning reputation with his success in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes, the feature race on day two at Royal Ascot. Consistent Irish success at the meeting helped to send off Camelot as the favourite but last year’s Derby winner was only fourth and now seems a busted flush. It cannot have […]

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Dawn Approach brave at Royal Ascot

Dawn Approach brave at Royal Ascot

| June 19, 2013

Dawn Approach, the English 2,000 Guineas winner and abject beaten favourite in the Epsom Derby, narrowly prevailed in a thrilling battle with Toronado in the St James’s Palace Stakes, the highlight of day one at Royal Ascot. He won by a short-head at the end of a dramatic race, with favourite-backers kept on tenterhooks by a […]

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Palace Malice unrelenting

Palace Malice unrelenting

| June 19, 2013

Palace Malice took charge on the turn for home and won the Belmont Stakes in unrelenting style, beating Preakness winner Oxbow and Kentucky Derby winner Orb. The win gave Todd Pletcher his second Belmont winner in six years, and vindicated the trainer’s support of a 3-year-old who came into the final leg of the Triple […]

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Ballydoyle rules the world

Ballydoyle rules the world

| June 4, 2013

Ruler Of The World gave trainer Aidan O’Brien his fourth win in the prestigious Epsom Derby and brought up the 10th for owners Coolmore Stud. The 7-1 chance, the latest Classic winner to emerge from O’Brien’s Ballydoyle stable with a bloodline to the cream of the sport, proved too strong for 11 rivals under jockey […]

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