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Borkowski Polishes off Wathba Stallions Cup race with Suny du Loup

By Duane Fonseca

 

Suny du Loup upset the odds to win the Poland leg of the Wathba Stallions Cup for trainer Michal Borkowski under Sanhzar Abaev.

The race for 3yo Purebred Arabian horses was con

Stidham to Guide World Cup hero Mystic towards summer and autumn campaign

AFTER HIS scintillating Dubai World Cup victory, Godolphin’s Mystic Guide has taken everything in stride and is being prepared for a potentially historic summer and autumn campaign. “Since he’s been back, I’ve been shocked

Connections overjoyed with ‘monster’ Al Aasy

THE EXCITING Al Aasy almost had his trainer William Haggas drooling after his scintillating victory in the 1m4f Group 3 Aston Park Stakes on the undercard at Newbury’s Lockinge Stakes fixture, Shadwell’s latest star advertising his Cor

Hawwaam may yet Eclipse previous racecourse achievements before retiring back home

OUTSTANDING SOUTH AFRICAN performer Hawwaam is set to retire to Mary Slack’s Wilgerbosdrift Farm in the Western Cape for the 2021 breeding season, Shadwell and trainer Mike de Kock have confirmed.

A multiple Grade One winner in Sou

Further class rise awaits exciting filly

STARTING HER season just as she finished her last one, Shadwell Estates’ Wanaasa kicked off with an impressive win in a mile handicap at Chelmsford City. Stepping up in grade for her handicap debut, the 4yo daughter of No Risk Al Maury put u

Gunther Rach storms to victory in President Cup Mondial Series

THE COMBINATION of Lucas Quintana and Vitor Souza partnered to land the Prêmio UAE President Cup Series for Colts II with Gunther Rach who dominated proceedings to win the 1200m turf sprint at the Cidade Jardim Racecourse in Brazil.

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Ponfield is Chater Champion before unbeaten sprint Wonder Courier delivers

HONG KONG’S ONLY Group One between now and the big international fixture in December, Sha Tin’s Champion & Chater Cup, produced something of a surprise with Ponfield, thrice a top level winner in Chile, landing the spoils from Colu

Efforia suffers first defeat in epic Classic Japan Derby

CONTESTED ON FAST GROUND over 1m4f at Tokyo, the Group 1 Tokyo Yushun, or Japanese Derby, was an absolute belter with the previously unbeaten Efforia relinquishing his unblemished record, but only just, headed right on the line by Shahryar.

Kingly performance from Danon to snatch Yasuda Kinen

THE FIRST OF A PAIR OF Japanese Grade Ones in June, the Yasuda Kinen, over a mile at Tokyo continued what has been somewhat a recurrent theme in such recent races, producing an exciting finish with at least half a dozen of the 14 runners holding c

Ayman triumphs in Wathba Stallions Cup race in Sweden

Trainer Maria Hagman-Eriksson and jockey Carlos Lopes joined forces to win the Wathba Stallions Cup race with Ayman on Sunday.

Contested over a 1730m turf strip at Jagersro Racecourse and part of this year’s Sheikh Man

O’Brien’s Prix du Jockey Club prayers answered at St Mark’s Basilica

By Duane Fonseca

Aidan O’Brien might have been denied by Charlie Appleby in the Derby at Epsom, but it wasn’t in the stars for the legendary Irish handler to leave Chantilly empty-handed as he locked in his first

Super Saturday for Appleby either side of the Atlantic after Althiqa lands US Grade 1 following up on Adayar’s Epsom success

By Duane Fonseca

Godolphin handler Charlie Appleby might have pinched himself in disbelief after two top-tier strikes either side of the Atlantic on Saturday.

Hours after Adayar stormed to a surprise victo

Essential Quality delivers Godolphin Belmont Stakes success

By Duane Fonseca

Brad Cox claimed a first Triple Crown success after Essential Quality romped to victory in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes, even as he awaited the verdict on a tainted renewal of the Kentucky Derby where his hors

Kirby has last laugh after Godolphin and Appleby win Derby with Adayar

By Duane Fonseca

Jockey Adam Kirby had the last laugh after the 2021 running of the Derby at Epsom as Adayar became the second runner to win the English Classic for Godolphin.