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Yutaka Takes merit a
LEGENDARY Japanese jockey, Yutaka Take, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit, which recognises distinguished horsemen and horsewomen for lifelong contributions to Thoroughbred racing. Accordingly, he will be honoured on Thursday 21 December in J....
Further accolades fo
Dual classic and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Enable and her owner, Prince Khalid Abdullah, were among the big winners at the 36th annual Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) Horseracing Awards announced last week. Enable, who won both the Oaks at Epsom, the Irish equivalent, Ascot’s K....
Dynamic duo to repre
IRISH handler, Michael Halford, knows what it takes to be successful at the Dubai World Cup Carnival having enjoyed major wins over the years with the likes of Certerach and Russian Soul, so the fact that the Kildare trainer is planning to bring just a pair of runners to Meydan for next year’s....
Godolphin to give Ta
A chance to cool his heels is what Talismanic will receive after the Godolphin runner produced a fine run en route to a second place finish in the Group 1 Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin. Proud of one of their top international performers, Godolphin will let the well travelled 4yo son of Medaglia d’....
Bowman arrows in on
AUSTRALIAN Hugh Bowman was crowned the 2017 Longines World’s Best Jockey last week in a ceremony held during the annual Longines Hong Kong International Races gala dinner hosted by the Hong Kong Jockey Club. After a remarkable season, which concluded with a win in the Japan Cup, Bowman claimed....
Japan beckons for Dr
ECLIPSE Champion Sprinter Drefong has been purchased by the Shadai Group and will enter stud next year at Shadai Stallion Station in Hokkaido, Japan. Trained by Bob Baffert, Drefong was raced by Susan and Charles Chu’s Baoma Corporation to three Grade One wins, including last year’s Bree....
Gatsby Great additio
Ever popular dual Group One hero The Grey Gatsby has been purchased by Haras du Petit Tellier to start his stallion career at the Normandy stud next year. The 6yo son of Mastercraftsman, bought by Stephen Hillen for owner Frank Gillespie for €120,000 at the Arqana Breezeup Sale, was trained by ....
Drowne to hang up sa
Leading jockey Steve Drowne has announced he will retire from race riding at the end of the year. Drowne, whose career in the saddle has spanned four decades, won six Group Ones, most recently aboard Jwala in the Nunthorpe Stakes in 2013 and about 1400 races in total. Explaining his decision, the 45....
Bowman on top of wor
Jockey Hugh Bowman, already riding high on the back of wonder mare Winx, clinched the title of Longines World’s Best Jockey for 2017 when Cheval Grand extended the home country’s run of success to 12 in Sunday’s 2400m Group 1 Japan Cup in Tokyo. In doing so, Bowman, riding for the ....
At least an even cha
Progressing consistently, Fifty Fifty continued his ascent through the grades with victory in the 1600m Chevalier Cup Handicap, Sunday’s feature race at Sha Tin. Peter Ho’s charge made light of his first start in Class One, delivering a smart change of speed at the entrance to the home s....
International lumina
WORLD CLASS international stars are among 55 exciting selections for the HK$84.5 million Longines Hong Kong International Races (HKIR) at Sha Tin on Sunday, 10 December. Global horse racing's year end turf finale has attracted 32 overseas challengers and is set to feature 24 Group One winners, inclu....
Azteca looks Sharp s
SATURDAY’S Grade 1 Cigar Mile looks likely to feature a clash between two of the US dirt stars who shone at Meydan on Dubai World Cup day this year. The 1200m Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen winner, Mind Your Biscuits, seeking a first victory at the trip, is set to face Godolphin Mile third, Shar....
World Cup winner han
VETERAN Californianbased jockey Alex Solis, who has amassed more than 5,000 winners in a long career, officially announced his retirement at Del Mar over the weekend. Solis, 53, who was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2014, has had only eight rides in 2017 and had not ridden for seven months; he unde....
Quality offerings as
TATTERSALLS December Sale, starting at Park Paddocks in Newmarket on Monday, offers something for everyone. The first day provides the final opportunity to purchase a yearling at public auction in Europe, before a day off is followed by four days of foal sales, resuming the following Monday for the ....
Mr is Stunning, Seas
Already a local legend, Werther advertised his already obvious claims for next month’s 1m2f Group 1 Hong Kong Cup with a determined course and distance victory in Sunday’s Group 2 Jockey Club at Sha Tin. Now a 6yo, the gelded son of Tavistock will be bidding to complete a clean sweep of ....
Fabre has team in gr
France proved a happy hunting ground for Godolphin since the last issue of Al Adiyat with Andre Fabre saddling doubles on both Wednesday and Friday, all ridden by Mickael Barzalona, and a single winner on Thursday. In fact, the trainer only saddled nine Godolphin runners over that three day period, ....
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12 Dec 2017
Issue Number: Issue 627
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