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Morgan Le Faye maintains unbeaten 2019 run with Gr2 Prix Corrida success

Andre Fabre schooled Morgan Le Faye continued her rich 2019 form with an impressive two length success in the Group 2 Prix Corrida at Saint-Cloud on Monday. Victory in the extended 10f event marked the biggest success of the 5yo Shamardal mar

Mustashry stars in owners big race treble

A productive day for Sheikh Hamdan was highlighted by the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes victory, over the straight mile at Newbury, by Mustashry, confidently ridden by retained jockey Jim Crowley and providing trainer Sir Michael Stoute with an eighth v

King Fabre saddles Persian to land French Classic before Castle proves top Lady on great Godolphin afternoon

Confidently ridden by Pierre- Charles Boudot, sporting the all royal blue of Godolphin, Persian King ran out the impressive winner of Sunday’s French 2000 Guineas, The Emirates Poule d’Essai des Poulains, seemingly relishing the

Calyx sprints to stunning success

ROYAL ASCOT is still more than a month away but we may have already one name not to miss at the big meeting; as recently as the previous Saturday, last year’s impressive Group 2 Coventry Stakes winner Calyx was still under consideration for

Guineas double for O’Brien and Maqsad stars for Sheikh Hamdan

AIDAN O’BRIEN completed a phenomenal Newmarket weekend by saddling Hermosa to provide the trainer a fourth 1000 Guineas and double up after Magna Grecia’s 2000 Guineas victory on the previous afternoon. Ireland’s perennial Champi

DIAR campaign kicks off in style

The new Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) season began at Capannelle Racecourse on the outskirts of Rome in Italy at the end of last month. The nine race card of Purebred Arabian and Thoroughbred contests included the fourth running of the

Beauty is star of his Generation

STRENIOUS it was not; the irrepressible Beauty Generation required nothing more arduous than the equivalent of a morning workout to repeat last year’s success in Sha Tin’s 1600m Group 1 Champions Mile. And, when coming home a length an

Classic effort from O’Brien for his father - 2000 GUINEAS STAKES

With many big names missing, most notably Too Darn Hot, Newmarket’s 2000 Guineas looked wide open but Magna Grecia proved far too good in the mile contest, the first British Classic of the year. In front of a big audience, which included She

Ottokar appears a potential Classic King

Owner Paul Roy reckons he has unfinished business in the Epsom Derby, but the former BHA chairman could put that right after King Ottokar emerged as a live contender for the 1m4f Classic by winning the 1m2f conditions race in which dual Arc heroin

Connections dreaming of Classic glory

A classic trial is all about learning and Sheikh Hamdan’s Mohaather left connections in little doubt that he has the brilliance to mix it in the big league this year after putting Newbury’s 7f Group 3 Greenham Stakes to bed with a pote

Munitions fires Classic warning

IMPROVING 3yo Munitions gained a first Pattern victory with a nose success in the 1400m Group 3 Prix Djebel at Maisons-Laffitte recently. The 3yo, making his seasonal return for Andre Fabre, raced in second in a group of four runners down the stan

Laburnum blossoms at Easter

RANDWICK’S Easter meeting concluded on Saturday with another Godolphin double to take the stable’s Stakes tally to 11 wins for the Sydney autumn carnival, four of them at Group One level. And in a tantalising addition to the mix, the 3

Immortally Simply The Best

A plane painted the word ‘immortal’ in the blue sky above Royal Randwick Racecourse as the PA system thundered out ‘Simply The Best’, the vocals of Tina Turner just audible above the cheers of the crowd. The Travelling Wilb

Ghaiyyath sets sail on course for Arc

Exciting 4yo Dubawi colt Ghaiyyath ran his opponents ragged in the 2000m Group 2 Prix d’Harcourt, the feature of the opening ParisLongchamp fixture of 2019 on Sunday, and is likely to be aimed at the French course’s top race, the Group

Rest likely for exciting Avilius

He has been the revelation of the season, and the signs are unmistakeable that Avilius has what it takes to be the next star of Australian racing. Avilius cruised to his second Group One win in as many weeks in Saturday’s Tancred Stakes, add

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