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Childhood dream come true for Marquand as Addeybb lands Ranvet Stakes in Sheikh Ahmed’s colours

YOUNG JOCKEY Tom Marquand claimed he ticked off on a childhood dream after riding his first career Group One winner in Saturday’s Ranvet Stakes at Rosehill. Riding the William Haggas trained and Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum owned Addey

Tetaze crowned King

MEMORABLE. HISTORICAL. Impossible to forget for those present: the 2000m Grade 1 Longines Gran Premio Latinoamericano was a welcome distraction from coronavirus and provided a springboard for Tetaze. He won and in doing so became a celebrity. He&r

Stradivarius tuner Kew Gardens to head O’Brien’s Dubai contingent

COOLMORE’S MULTIPLE Group One winner Kew Gardens is expected to head a strong Ballydoyle contingent that is Dubai bound, according to conditioner Aidan O’Brien. The 5yo Galileo horse is set to make his 2020 debut in the $1.5 million Gr

Beyond the sky could be limit for Thermosphere

The history is there, but it remains to be seen whether it will be repeated by 2yo Thermosphere who earned herself a Group 1 Golden Slipper start with a victory at Rosehill on Saturday. Thermosphere won the 1200m Group 3 Magic Night Stakes, the sa

Haggas hoping for wet autumn in Sydney

ROYAL ASCOT winner Addeybb is set for a campaign in Australia during Sydney’s lucrative Autumn Racing Carnival starting next month, their trainer, William Haggas, has revealed. Campaigned on behalf of Sheikh Ahmed, Addeybb, a 6yo gelded son

Godolphin 1-2 as Hieronymus lands Black Gold

SMARTLY AWAY, hot favourite Hieronymus took command from the outset, set moderate fractions, and then held off the late closing rally of Pixelate to take Saturday’s $75,000 Black Gold Stakes over 1700m at Fair Grounds by almost a length. It

International target awaits Mozu but Doncaster not Ascot

WARM FAVOURITE Mozu Ascot captured his second top flight victory on Sunday, winning the 1600m Group 1 February Stakes and, in doing so, becoming the fifth horse in Japan to claim a Group One title on both dirt and turf after Kurofune, Agnes Digita

Dual Godolphin Mile winner’s flame extinguished

BEARSTONE STUD has announced that its Group One winning miler Firebreak died last week aged 21 following a deterioration in his health. The son of Charnwood Forest, who had been living out his retirement on the stud, had served at Bearstone since

Sir Francis Brooke to become Her Majesty’s Representative at Ascot

FOLLOWING nine years as Her Majesty’s Representative at Ascot, Johnny Weatherby will stand down from the post after Royal Ascot, which concludes on Saturday, 20th June, 2020. HM The Queen has appointed Sir Francis Brooke Bt, who has been a t

Cummings hails Microphone

SATURDAY WAS a successful one for Team Godolphin in Australia with Caulfield victories that promise imminent Group One success for the colts Hanseatic and Microphone. Hanseatic’s win, his third from only three starts, in the Group 3 Blue Dia

Lyre among quartet nominated for Light Fingers

EIGHTEEN 3yo fillies entered for Saturday’s 1200m Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes include a Godolphin quartet, three for James Cummings. Group One winners Flit and Kiamichi are joined by the unexposed and, as yet, undefeated Katalin who won in

Tusk’s toothless effort remains a mystery

The talented Raymond Tusk will be given three more weeks to recover from his moderate run at Wolverhampton before the decision is made whether to send him to Saudi Arabia at the end of next month. If trainer Richard Hannon is not happy with Raymon

Lady Apple ripe for picking up big races

THE US FLAGBEARER for Phoenix Thoroughbreds, Lady Apple added to her big race haul on Sunday with a smooth victory in the 1700m Grade 3 Houston Ladies Classic at Sam Houston Race Park. The 4yo Curlin filly and Ricardo Santana Jr surged up the rail

No shocks at Eclipse Awards

AS EXPECTED by many, Bricks And Mortar was crowned the Eclipse Award Horse of The Year at a ceremony at Gulfstream Park in Florida last Thursday night, capping a season that saw the son of Giant’s Causeway record five top level triumphs. The

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

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