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TA T T E R S A L L S ’ DECEMBER SALE threw up many talking points, most obviously the headline making sale of Marsha and the aggregate figures which emerged at close of business as the snow hit Newmarket. The six million guineas outlaid by Coolmore for Marsha, a top class but not great sprinte....
Reel crowns near per
Reel crowns near perfect day for Hong Kong
Author: Howard Wright
14/12/2017
When Dubai Racing Club boss Frank Gabriel sits down in the new year seriously to start the process of sourcing international runners for the Dubai World Cup Carnival, and more importantly for the big night itself, he is sure to have a copy of the results from Sha Tin’s Hong Kong International ....
Phoenix Begins to So
Phoenix Begins to Soar with Grade One Winner Dream
Author: Michel e MacDonald
14/12/2017
In less than two minutes, Phoenix Thoroughbreds rose from being known mostly as a leader on sales results sheets to a force in racing with a potentially massive future. That’s what a Grade One winner saddled by a world famous trainer can do, and it won’t be surprising if the Phoenix name....
Peter Walwyn – far m
Peter Walwyn – far more than a Basil Fawlty
Author: Nicholas Godfrey
14/12/2017
Much of the coverage following the recent death of former dual Champion Trainer Peter Walwyn focussed on his status as one of British racing’s most endearingly eccentric characters. To some extent, this was perfectly understandable: Walwyn, long since retired, revelled in his affectionate nick....
Lambourn loses a leg
Lambourn loses a legends while records tumble at T
Author: Derek Thompson
14/12/2017
PETER WALWYN, the man who trained Grundy to win ‘the race of the century’, has died at the age of 84. Walwyn, who was known as ‘Mr Lambourn’ because he lived and worked so successfully all his life in the Berkshire racing village, will never be forgotten because he sent out G....
Spirited O’Shea ushe
Spirited O’Shea ushers in a timely change
Author: Duane Fonseca
14/12/2017
Change IS the only constant or the only constant is change. There are innumerable debates online as to who authored that maxim, because there are perhaps a hundred ways of paraphrasing it to make it sound fascinatingly and intellectually exotic and, moreover, give it a fresher feel. And believe me w....
Things Sometimes Are
Things Sometimes Are What They Used To Be
Author: John Berry
07/12/2017
There’s something magical about the great studs. It’s perfectly possible to love racing without loving its history and heritage; but if one does so, if one lives only in the present and the future without looking into the past, one is missing a trick. There’s so much to enjoy in ap....
Godolphin Mile Grad
Godolphin Mile Grad Sharp Azteca Cuts Out Grade On
Author: Michele MacDonald
07/12/2017
Through his striking good looks and speedy deeds on track, Sharp Azteca had long loomed as a runner with tremendous talent. Alas, he also seemed to be a horse who could not get the job done when it really counted. He seemed like the winner when running strongly in the Godolphin Mile in March at Meyd....
National Day fervour
National Day fervour sweeps up new records and exc
Author: Duane Fonseca
07/12/2017
NATIONAL DAY fervour swept across the UAE last week and with the country celebrating 46 years of its existence as the United Arab Emirates careful planning led to moments of sheer joy both on and off the track. Records were smashed off the racetracks, new ones set in the process and on the UAE&rsquo....
Japan Cup evades vis
Japan Cup evades visitors again
Author: Nicholas Godfrey
07/12/2017
Yet again Europe fielded a relatively uninspiring team in the recent Japan Cup with utterly predictable results: a clean sweep for the home team, who enjoyed a 1-2-3 for the 11th year in a row. Sir Michael Stoute’s Conduit, in 2009, was the last European-trained horse even to make the frame. A....
Jebel Ali patron don
Jebel Ali patron donates framed silks to Newbury
Author: Derek Thompson
07/12/2017
It WAS wonderful to see the famous yellow and black racing silks of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum displayed in a very prominent position at Newbury Racecourse and many of the 25,000 crowd who were there last Saturday would have admired them. The framed colours were a present given by HH Shei....
Bomber still flying
Bomber still flying under the radar
Author: Howard Wright
07/12/2017
HERE’S this week’s ‘turf trivia’ question: without rifling through the results on the ERA’s website, which horse did best of the colts among Aidan O’Brien’s record breaking team at Meydan on Dubai World Cup night? Given that O’Brien’s nine strong....
Definitely much more
Definitely much more than the mere elementary from
Author: Duane Fonseca
30/11/2017
DOUG WATSON knows exactly what is needed to be done and, moreover, when! The American showed last week that apart from being trainer he can moonlight as a magician too and a truly class act at that. Every weekend of action that has passed so far has made it clearer that the individual title races be....
Godolphin Gains Two
Godolphin Gains Two Key Stakes Wins in America: En
Author: Michele MacDonald
30/11/2017
Even as 2017 is waning, in what is a typically quiet time in racing in the United States, Godolphin has burst to the forefront with two Stakes winners who could make plenty of noise in the coming year. On November 25, in the deepening twilight of a mild autumn day, homebred Enticed prevailed in a tu....
Identifying the hot
Identifying the hot air over a windy issue
Author: Nicholas Godfrey
30/11/2017
One thing’s for sure about certain recent developments in British racing: there’s been a lot of hot air about the wind. The world and his wife have had their say after the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) announced that all breathing operations must be declared from 19 January, after ....
Even Japan seeks nex
Even Japan seeks next generation of racing fans
Author: Howard Wright
30/11/2017
“ARE YOU travelling alone?” asked the burly, peak capped official manning one of the lanes at the obligatory customs post before the exit doors at Narita airport in Tokyo.Even for someone with nothing to declare, there was a certain uncertainty about the question that resulted in an unwa....
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