Archive for August, 2013

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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SA Derby winner’s blueblood ancestry

SA Derby winner’s blueblood ancestry

| August 18, 2013

ESCADO, the Casino Prince gelding who at Morphettville on May 4 annexed the Group One South Australian Derby (2500m), joins a long list of top level winners descending from Frizette, a1905 American bred mare who carried the stigma of being a half-bred and whose descendants were initially excluded from the bible of world breeding, the […]

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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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Black Caviar retires undefeated

Black Caviar retires undefeated

| August 18, 2013

Champion racehorse Black Caviar has been retired undefeated and undisputed as champion of the Australian turf. She made it 25 victories in a row winning the TJ Smith at Randwick on Saturday, bringing up an Australian record 15th group 1 win. Trainer Peter Moody and the owners met on Tuesday. Moody said he tabled blood […]

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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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Hidden Dragon speed to burn

Hidden Dragon speed to burn

| August 18, 2013

HIDDEN WARRIOR’S front running win in class record time over older horses in the One Solutions Handicap over 1350m at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday suggests this very promising 3-year-old gelding by the emerging Danehill sire Hidden Dragon, a resident at the Kruger’s Lyndhurst Stud at Warwick in Queensland, could fire again next Saturday if he […]

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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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Ten reasons why forums rule the social media landscape

Ten reasons why forums rule the social media landscape

| August 18, 2013

The phenomenal increase in the popularity of Twitter as a social media tool has led some to reassess the position of online community forums, the traditional way for users to interact online and publish their opinions to the general audience. As an avid user of both mediums, I believe that rather than overtaking traditional forms of personal blogging, […]

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