A sparkling piece of work by Trekking ahead of Saturday’s G1 Stradbroke Handicap has the colt in ideal order for an Eagle Farm feature in which he is one of four realistic Godolphin chances. Trainer James Cummings will saddle the quartet that is completed by Encryption, Home Of The Brave, and Viridine and says he will have trouble
London: Stradivarius ridden by Frankie Dettori became the first horse to win successive Ascot Gold Cups since Yeats won his fourth in 2009 on Thursday. Dettori, who is on course to sweep the six race card having won all four races, had him in perfect position throughout the race. Once the 48-year-old Italian extracted him from a little
Over 1600m on the Meydan dirt surface, the $1.5 million Group 2 Godolphin Mile sponsored by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City-District One produced a thrilling finish with Heavy Metal looking set to defend his title only to be caught in the dying strides by Coal Front.
There was more joy in France this season for Charlie Appleby as his Well Of Wisdom made most of the running to take the seven-furlong Prix Roland de Chambure at Longchamp, France, on Sunday. Appleby actually ran two in the race, with James Doyle on Saqqara King – who faded to finish third.
The Dubai International Arabian Races returns to Newbury Racecourse on Sunday, with purebred Arabian stars to compete in the 38th edition of the flagship event. Staged under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and one of Arabian Racing’s most successful owner breeders,
DUBAI: Exciting two-year-old Summer Romance maintained her unbeaten record with a comprehensive victory in the Listed Empress Stakes over six furlongs at Newmarket, UK, on Saturday. The Charlie Appleby-trained Kingman filly, a debut winner over the same distance at Yarmouth on June 13, broke smartly
Al Dabaran took his unbeaten career record to two out of two with a tenacious win in Ascot’s Wooldridge Group Pat Eddery Stakes. Charlie Appleby’s Godolphin colt appeared sure to have to settle for second to Sun Power as the latter held a length lead approaching the final furlong of the Listed event, registered as the Winkfield Stakes.
Abu Dhabi staged the final meeting of their season in the capital on Saturday, highlighted by the 1400m Group 2 Liwa Oasis in which Wadeeaa looked certain to be never headed until weakening dramatically in the final 150m and having no answer to the late challenge of Sharaf Al Reef.
Bob Baffert-trained Game Winner is the 5-1 second choice from the No. 16 post in the 20-horse field for Saturday’s first leg of the Triple Crown.
Blue Point joined a select group of sprinters to win the G1 King’s Stand Stakes twice with another scintillating display in the five-furlong highlight on day one of Royal Ascot on Tuesday. The five-year-old Shamardal horse showed his customary early speed from stall one and disputed second towards the far side