- Published on Wednesday, 25 January 2012 21:16
The US$5 million Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic sponsored by Longines, one of the chief supporting races on the 2012 Dubai World Cup card has attracted 254 nominations from 14 countries.
- Published on Wednesday, 25 January 2012 20:59
The Hong Kong Jockey Club CEO Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges thanked the “extremely loyal fans” after a passionate crowd of 78,136 braved the biting cold and rain to enjoy an enthralling afternoon of racing, the day’s highlight being a thrilling climax to the HKG1 Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Classic Mile.
- Published on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 19:51
Triple Crown-winner Orfevre (JPN) claimed the Japan Racing Association (JRA)’s 2011 Horse of the Year title for several outstanding achievements during his three-year-old season, coming just one vote short of becoming the fourth unanimous pick for the JRA’s highest honor. The son of Stay Gold garnered the highest number of votes for any winner of this prestigious award in the last 10 years, and also distinguished himself as the unanimous choice for the Best Three-Year-Old Colt award.
- Published on Monday, 23 January 2012 18:39
Many of racing’s biggest names from 24 countries are among the entries for the 2012 Dubai World Cup programme , the world’s richest race meeting, at Meydan on Saturday March 31st.
- Published on Sunday, 22 January 2012 09:22
Defending champion John Doyle heads a record field of 482 horseplayers who will gather at Treasure Island Las Vegas on January 27-28 to vie for horse racing’s official title of “Handicapper of the Year” and a first-place prize of $1 million in the $1.6 million Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) Presented by Sovereign Stable. The total estimated purse, which will be adjusted next Wednesday pending turnout at Treasure Island’s Last Chance tournament, represents an NHC record. This will be the first year in the event’s 13-year history that Treasure Island will host the NHC.
NTRA TO OFFER FREE, “PLAY ALONG WITH THE PROS” ONLINE HANDICAPPING CONTEST TO COINCIDE WITH FINAL DAY OF NHC
- Published on Sunday, 22 January 2012 09:19
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that it will host a free, online handicapping contest at ntra.com that will allow fans to follow along with the action at next week’s $1.6 million Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) at Treasure Island Las Vegas.
- Published on Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:00
Singapore-based trainer Steven Burridge has made a flying start to the 2012 Dubai World Cup Carnival and saddled his third winner from only four runners when Ip Man broke the track record in the concluding featured 1400m Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group handicap at Meydan on Saturday evening on a card, like Friday's, sponsored by the Al Naboodah Group.
- Published on Friday, 20 January 2012 14:51
First City, making her UAE debut and first start for local champion trainer Ali Rashid Al Raihe, secured a thrilling victory in the Group Two Cape Verdi Sponsored By The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group, the 1600m turf feature of the fourth meeting of the 2012 Dubai World Cup Carnival.
- Published on Friday, 20 January 2012 12:07
Dubai, UAE 20 January 2012 - The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group is the generous sponsor of Saturday's fifth meeting of the 2012 Dubai World Cup Carnival which is highlighted by the concluding 1400m Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group handicap.
- Published on Thursday, 19 January 2012 18:03
According to statistics provided by Equibase Company, trainer Jim Fergason won his 1,000th race on Wednesday, January 18 when he sent out Mo’s Flashy Date in the seventh race at Portland Meadows.
The following jockeys are approaching a major North American (US and Canada) Thoroughbred milestone as listed below:
- Published on Thursday, 19 January 2012 10:47
One of Meydan’s pillar partners, The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group, is the generous sponsor of both Friday and Saturday’s race meetings, the fourth and fifth of the 2012 Dubai World Cup Carnival.
The highlight is the Group Two Cape Verdi, a 1600m turf race, restricted to fillies and mares.
- Published on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 17:46
THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR THAT A FEMALE HORSE WINS RACING’S HIGHEST HONOR
Fox Hill Farm’s 4-year-old Filly Havre de Grace was named Horse of the Year Monday evening at the 41st Eclipse Awards, Presented by The Stronach Entertainment Group, Daily Racing Form and the Breeders’ Cup.
- Published on Tuesday, 29 November 2011 21:03
HONG KONG: Lanfranco “Frankie” Dettori will join the stellar cast of 12 of the world’s premier jockeys in the Cathay Pacific International Jockeys’ Championship at Happy Valley on 7 December, as a replacement for Corey Nakatani.
- Published on Tuesday, 29 November 2011 20:59
USA: When Corner K Quarter Horses’ Sumokin won the Black Gold Futurity at Will Rogers Downs on 12 November, it wasn’t just owners Cindy and Luke Knox who benefited.
Because of the Knoxs’ generosity, the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) received 50% of the owner’s share of the winning purse, $68,500.
- Published on Wednesday, 16 November 2011 11:41
NEW ZEALAND: The Board of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) has given its support to an application to the New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) Dates Committee to allocate four race dates, in April, May and July 2012, to the Avondale Jockey Club and to be run at Avondale.
- Published on Wednesday, 16 November 2011 11:22
HONG KONG: The 2011 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races (CXHKIR) received an overwhelming response when a record number of 88 Group 1 winners were nominated for the flagship event of the Hong Kong racing season which will be held on 11 December.
- Published on Tuesday, 01 November 2011 11:45
JAPAN: RESULT OF THE 144TH TENNO SHO (AUTUMN) (G1)
“The Emperor’s Cup” was first held in 1905 to encourage the horseracing sport through annual events that gave the winner the highest honor of being awarded the Imperial prize.
- Published on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 14:36
JAPAN: The Shuka Sho, established in 1996, is run over 2,000 meters at Kyoto Racecourse and is the third leg of the Triple Crown reserved for the season’s three-year-old fillies following the Oka Sho (G1, Japanese 1000 Guineas, 1,600m) and the Yushun Himba (G1, Japanese Oaks, 2,400m).
- Published on Monday, 24 October 2011 11:29
JAPAN: RESULT OF THE 72ND KIKUKA SHO (JAPANESE ST. LEGER, G1)
The history of Kikuka Sho, the Japanese St. Leger and the last leg of the Triple Crown Race for three-year-old colts and fillies, dates back to 1938 – a year after Japan’s 11 racing clubs integrated into one organisation named Nihon Keiba Kai (the forerunner of the JRA).