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Ghaiyyath wins Horse of the Year at 30th Cartier Racing Awards

By Duane Fonseca

Godolphin’s superstar Ghaiyyath continued to make headlines in the world of racing despite being retired to stud after becoming the third horse owned by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

UAEERF can return to action on New Year s Day 2021

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) while upholding the International Equestrian Federation’s (FEI) decision to suspend the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation’s (UAEERF) membership until 31 December, 2020, has ruled in favour of permitting

Arc target for Tarnawa

E Arc target for Tarnawa XCITING FILLY Tarnawa will stay in training next season, with the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe a target. The 4yo daughter of Shamardal, homebred by HH The Aga Khan, was unbeaten in four starts this term, with her final three

Minarik on road to recovery, but not returning to saddle

FOUR TIMES German Champion Jockey Filip Minarik has described how encouragement and support from friends and family helped him through ‘a big, black hole’ after spending four weeks in a coma following a racing fall in July. Minarik, who suffered h

Dubai Warrior slays opposition in another Lingfield Good Effort

A GOOD quality fixture on the Lingfield Park Polytrack on Saturday afternoon was highlighted by a pair of Listed contests, the first, the 1m2f Churchill Stakes, won in style by Dubai Warrior. Following his victory in the Fast-Track Qualifier for t

Lilac not Lucky, just pure class

DRAWN WIDEST of all in 18 was supposedly a massive negative for hot favourite Lucky Lilac in Sunday’s 2200m Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Hanshin, but nobody told her or jockey Christophe Lemaire! As a strange race unfolded, Normcore opened up

Ghaiyyath remains atop Longines’ best

AFTER AN AUTHORITATIVE success in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Classic, Authentic was awarded a mark of 126, the highest achieved by any dirt performer in 2020 and a share of second overall with Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohd’s Palace Pier, according to the

Sibling to Sheikhzayedroad on progressive track

TRAINED BY William Haggas for Mohammed Jaber, the seemingly improving Ummalnar made her trip from Newmarket to Ireland worthwhile with a facile victory in Friday’s Listed Irish Stallion Farms EBF Cooley Fillies & Mares Stakes on the Polytrack at D

Another Group 3 placing for Territorial in Fukushima Kinen

Territorial secured a second Group 3 placing over a mile and a quarter this year with a valiant third in the Fukushima Kinen at Fukushima. The Katsuichi Nishiura-trained six-year-old, who filled the same position in the Group 3 Nakayama Kimpai in

Traffic not enough to deny Anamoe in Mini(mum distance) Cooper

The signs are all positive for exciting juvenile Anamoe following the colt’s brilliant win to give Godolphin its second success in as many years in Saturday’s 1000m Listed Merson Cooper Stakes at Sandown, the Australian one. A Street Boss colt out

Hanagan relieved to be in saddle to reach landmark

FORMER Champion Jockey Paul Hanagan feared he might not fulfil his ambition to ride 2,000 British winners after a career threatening injury earlier this year, but he finally reached his personal milestone at Newcastle last week. The Group One winn

Essential shows star Quality

PEERLESS JUVENILE Essential Quality maintained his faultless record and secured a second successive Grade One victory at Keeneland, with a swooping win in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last Friday. The Brad Cox-trained son of Tapit had already establ

Savatiano too Hot for Danish opponents

A RETURN to softer ground in Sydney opened the door to a return to form by Savatiano in the 1400m Group 2 Hot Danish Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday. Savatiano had failed on firmer tracks in Melbourne on her previous two outings, but in the heavy g

Bivouac pitches sprint claims, Bosses opposition

A DOMINANT display of sheer brilliance carried Bivouac to a sensational victory in Saturday’s 1200m Group 1 Darley Sprint Classic at Flemington that confirmed his place as Australia’s Champion Sprinter. Ridden with supreme confidence by Glen Boss,

Fashionista retains winning trend, bowing out with gutsy victory

A6YO MARE by Street Sense, Fashionista displayed her trademark determination to post the biggest success of her career on her final start in the NAR (National Association of Racing) Grade 1 Ladies’ Classic at Tokyo’s Oi Racecourse last week. The 6

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