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Flight plans change for Argentine racehorses after plane found stocked with cocaine

Six Racehorses headed for Singapore have been caught up in a major international drugs sting in Argentina. More than 80kgs of cocaine was seized from the plane that was due to transport the horses along with other cargo. The horses had not boarded

Moore in Sun Met bid after getting Rainbow Bridge ride

TOP JOCKEY Ryan Moore has been picked to ride Rainbow Bridge in South Africa’s richest conditions race, the Sun Met at Kenilworth, after a controversial decision was made to replace regular rider Gavin Lerena. Moore has never ridden at Kenil

I’ll Have Another at Tattersalls

A HEALTHY 401 lots have been catalogued for the Tattersalls February Sale which takes place next Thursday and Friday and will feature the ever popular TBA Stallion Parade before the start of the sale on Thursday. The catalogue for the Tattersalls

Hills needs A Momentofmadness to end Dubai hoodoo

BRITISH TRAINER Charlie Hills says things are looking bright with A Momentofmadness, who he feels has settled in well ahead of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival that starts at Meydan Thursday night. Hills has established himself among the elite wh

Quip and Liam’s Legend settle in ahead of carnival campaign

RED STABLES’ boss Doug Watson has announced that his two new high profile Dubai World Cup Carnival prospects have arrived in Dubai safe and sound. Classics candidate and exciting 1800m Keeneland 2yo winner Liam’s Legend and multiple Gr

Kementari back in training

IT WAS revealed over the weekend that Godolphin’s Group One winner Kementari has been gelded and returned to training with James Cummings. The striking son of Lonhro was retired to stud for the 2019 season at a fee of A$33,000 but after less

New sire for Shadwell Arabians

THE SHADWELL Arabian Stallions roster welcomes a new stallion for the 2020 breeding season in the shape of Sivit Al Maury. Bought by Sheikh Hamdan at two, Sivit Al Maury joined François Rohaut’s yard at three and won the Prix Flipper

Godolphin reach historical 100 in Japan

GODOLPHIN became the first sole ownership entity to reach 100 Japan Racing Association (JRA) victories in a year when Polar Summer was successful in a Nakayama maiden. A tremendous year in Japan has been headlined by Tower Of London, who emulated

Connections Eye last 2019 Japanese feature with Almond

JAPAN’S SUPERSTAR Almond Eye is set to return to action in Sunday’s Arima Kinen after missing Hong Kong’s international fixture. Almond Eye had been set to run in the Hong Kong Cup after connections opted to bypass one of her hom

Gifted Desert looks a potential Flyer

SHEIKH MOHAMMED may have gifted the Queen another top class horse judging by the debut success of Desert Flyer in a mile novice stakes for 2yos at Newcastle on Saturday. The present was an especially noble gesture as the filly, trained by John Gos

Teetan goes to top of the tree

From one of the world’s smallest racing countries to the top of the ladder, Karis Teetan crowned his six year spell in the white hot heat of competition in Hong Kong by landing last week’s international jockeys’ challenge from pr

Ranier ahead where it mattered

A typically honest effort by Ranier combined with a determined ride from Kathy O’Hara secured victory in Saturday’s Group 3 Festival Stakes at Rosehill. Ranier seemed destined to finish second with 50m to run but O’Hara never gav

No more waiting; it’s No Nay Never for Laurens

OWNER John Dance has decided upon No Nay Never as the first sire to cover his newly retired wonder filly Laurens next year. Laurens, a daughter of Siyouni purchased by Dance for £220,000 at the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale, was sent out by

Dettori sets a number of firsts en route to third Longines World’s Best Jockey prize

FRANKIE DETTORI will become the first recipient of consecutive Longines World’s Best Jockey awards when he receives the prize for the second straight year during a gala dinner on the sidelines of the Longines Hong Kong International Races on

Furukawa arrives Right On Cue

PROGRESSIVE Right On Cue secured a first victory at Group Three level with a blistering display in the Keihan Hai over 6f at Kyoto on Sunday. The Mitsugu Kon-trained Shamardal colt, a fast finishing fourth over the same distance in the Group 3 Kee

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