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Kessaar to stand alongside his sire

VICTORIOUS in the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury, juvenile Kessaar has concluded his brief racing career and will now take up stallion duties alongside his own sire, Kodiac, at Tally-Ho Stud for the 2019 breeding season. The move represents some

Equine stars Enable Gosden to dominate Cartier Awards as his team prove Too Darn Hot

JOHN GOSDEN will never forget 2018 and his stunning year was capped on Tuesday evening at the Cartier Awards when his stars earned a record-equalling five titles between them. Enable, the Cartier Horse of the Year and Cartier 3yo Filly in 2017, narro

Appears Sheikh Hamdan has a 2019 Melbourne Cup contender

Twice denied a Melbourne Cup berth this spring, Jaameh showcased impressive credentials for next season’s Cup with a gripping victory in Saturday’s Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes over 2600m at Flemington. Nailed in a photo by Avilius in T

Sheikh Hamdan Championships end on a high note in Brazil

The 2019 edition of the HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Arabian Horse Racing Championship drew to a close in Brazil on 11 November with Passion Rach claiming a stunning victory in the Group 1 Grande Premio Al Maktoum at the Hipodromo de Cidade

O’Brien family dominant in Ireland

The flat season in Ireland ended on Sunday with young jockeys Donnacha O’Brien and Shane Crosse the new names at the top of the tree. With 111 winners, 20yo O’Brien is Champion Jockey for the first time and finishing clear of last year&rs

Chile and Brazil to bring curtains down on Sheikh Hamdan Championship

The grand finale of the His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Arabian Horseracing Championship will take place this weekend in Chile and Brazil. The first of the two races that fall under the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) series

Happily it all adds up for Cross Counter

THIRTY YEARS of persistence, patience and conviction had their spectacular reward when Cross Counter won the Group 1 Melbourne Cup for HH Sheikh Mohammed, Godolphin and Darley at Flemington, Australia, on Tuesday. In a perfect completion to a stellar

En Able to Accelerate as stars display their Expert Eye

Eagerly awaited, the Saturday of the Breeders’ Cup meeting did not disappoint with, on the whole, the equine luminaries expected to deliver doing just that. The final and ninth Grade One contest on the Churchill Downs card, the $6million Breede

Drama and class in equal measures as juveniles take centre stage

A year to remember for Godolphin and trainer Charlie Appleby continued when 2yo Line Of Duty landed a dramatic renewal of the $1million Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf over a mile at Churchill Downs on ‘Future Stars Friday’. Wil

Winning Futurity certainly not ‘All Greek’ to O’Brien

For BALLYDOYLE maestro Aidan O’Brien, this season has at times been a trying one but normal service has very much been resumed in the latter of the European campaign, ably demonstrated by Magna Grecia who provided the trainer a ninth victory in

Shooting Tregoning misses return to big race glory

The 2006 Epsom Derby winning double act of Marcus Tregoning and Martin Dwyer was back on centre stage when Sheikh Hamdan’s Mohaather struck in Saturday’s Group 3 Horris Hill Stakes, the 7f juvenile feature at Newbury. Bred by trainer Eve

Newbury winner surely too good for connections’ Outbox?

Trainer Simon Crisford will have a talented older horse on his hands next year after Outbox extended his unbeaten sequence to three with a hard fought win. The 3yo was slow getting to the track and only debuted in September but has racked up a trio o

Racing tragically loses owner whose impact was spreading

Less than six hours after his Morando shared the honours in the Group 3 St Simon Stakes at Newbury, itself barely five minutes after the victory of Happy Power, Thai businessman, billionaire, as well as owner and chairman of Leicester City Football C

Record breaker Winx keeps setting new ones

Never achieved before but there was always an air of inevitability it would happen and it did, in some style as well; the mighty Winx has made a habit of making the unprecedented seem straightforward and her fourth Cox Plate was no different. Godolph

Stroud kept busy at blockbuster sale

As was the case at the previous week’s Goffs Orby Sale, the attendance of Sheikh Mohammed to view yearlings, as well as in the auditorium during bidding, helped create an air of enthusiasm around Park Paddocks for Book 1 of the Tattersalls Octo

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