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Horse Racing

Rebel Soldier winning the Group Three Gordon Stakes at Glorious Goodwood two weeks ago.

York's Ebor meeting is still a week off but it is already proving expensive for some punters, as the news broke today that two of the more fancied contenders had been sold to new owners who have no interest in the action on the Knavesmire.

Hong Kong Horse-Racing Racks Up $9.6 Billion

Emily Veach The Wall Street Journal 15.07.2010
Horses racing at the Sha Tin course in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong’s horse-racing season ended with a bang, with punters wagering some 1 billion Hong Kong dollars, or $129 million, in its Thursday finale, the Standard reported.


Entrapment sets new HK record with seventh win

james reed Racing Post 27.06.2010
Entrapment saunters to victory at a rainy Sha Tin on Sunday

THE unbeaten Entrapment (John Size/Douglas Whyte) established a new record for most wins in a single Hong Kong season at a rain-drenched Sha Tin on Sunday when he recorded his seventh straight victory.

Beadman "Under Scrutiny" In Hong Kong

Story By Chris Scholtz Racing and Sports 13.06.2010
Darren Beadman

Champion Australian jockey Darren Beadman has been warned by the Hong Kong Jockey Club that his riding will be under close scrutiny by officials during the 2010/11 racing season


Zenyatta remains unbeaten in 17 races

Unbeaten Zenyatta won her 17th consecutive race on Sunday, giving the mighty mare the longest winning streak in unrestricted races by a modern-day US thoroughbred.

ENTRAPMENT (John Size/Douglas Whyte) stole the limelight on the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup undercardby winning his fifth race from as many starts in arguably the best contested Class 2 event of the season to date.


Viva Pataca holds off all-comers in a tight finish to the QEII Cup at Sha Tin

Viva Pataca became the highest money earner in the history of Hong Kong racing when he scored a stunning win in the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (HK-I) at Sha Tin April 25.

Awzaan left his rivals trailing at Newbury

Mark Johnston's unbeaten colt Awzaan heads a field of five declared for the Shadwell Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket on Friday.


Fallon gets green light to return

Kieren Fallon has been granted a riding licence by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) that will enable him to return to the saddle on Friday.

A Neuroscience Professor Makes Her Move to the Racetrack

BILL FINLEY The New York Times 29.07.2009
Michelle Nihei works out one of her horses on the morning of opening day at the Saratoga Race Track in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Michelle Nihei’s life changed one morning in 2001 when she showed up on the backstretch at Keeneland and persuaded a trainer to let her gallop a horse. No one at the Lexington, Ky., track knew anything about her or her background, but that didn’t ...


Group One winner Lord Shanakill is trained by Burke

Lawyers representing Karl Burke say the trainer plans to appeal against his 12-month British Horseracing Authority ban for alleged race-fixing.

Fame And Glory thrives on stamina test in Irish Derby

Julian Muscat Irish Derby 28.06.2009
Fame And Glory thrives on stamina test in Irish Derby

Johnny Murtagh is in jubilant mood after Aidan O'Brien-trained colt surges to an impressive five-length success at the Curragh


Ascot glory for Mastercraftsman

Johnny Murtagh rode Mastercraftsman brilliantly to edge out Delegator and win the St James's Palace Stakes on a thrilling opening day at Royal Ascot.

Intense Focus can provide Jim Bolger with further Royal Ascot glory

Rob Wright fancies 10-1 shot in St James's Palace Stakes and reckons Aqlaam, pictured, is the one to beat in the race that opens the meeting


Simple approach pays dividends as Kinane defies advancing years

Alan Lee Racing Correspondent Times Online 07.06.2009
Simple approach pays dividends as Kinane defies advancing years

Jockey can look ahead with mix of motivation and mellowness he has acquired through his relationship with John Oxx

Murtagh had the choice of Aidan O'Brien's six Derby entries

Johnny Murtagh caused a surprise ahead of Saturday's Epsom Derby by announcing he would ride Rip Van Winkle and not possible favourite Fame And Glory.


Borel Rejoins Mine That Bird and Predicts Win at Belmont

JOE DRAPE The New York Times 01.06.2009
Calvin Borel and the Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird at Churchill Downs on Monday.

Calvin Borel is apparently very happy to be back on Mine That Bird, the horse he guided to a Kentucky Derby victory. He worked the little bay gelding Monday morning at Churchill Downs and promptly predicted a victory on Saturday in the 141st runni...

Henry Candy fears testing ground for Amour Propre at Haydock

Trainer fearful of underfoot conditions for his progressive sprinter, who impressed when winning on his return at Newmarket


Free Agent winning at Ascot as a two-yearold last year

Royal colt Free Agent puts his Derby credentials on the line in the Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood on Wednesday.

Super Filly wins 134th Preakness at Pimlico

New York Daily News 17.05.2009
Credits: Morgan/AP

Filly Rachel Alexandra's win, the first for a female horse in 85 years, made it a great day for the ladies. See how she pulled off the thrilling victory.



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