Wednesday, February 19, 2020
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Saudi Cup to be flighted on Tellytrack

A leap year doesn’t come around every day, and neither does a $20 million (R300 million) horse race. But next week, on 29 February, these two will combine to bring the world a racing spectacle like never seen before. It’s the...
Lisa Allpress.

Kiwi champ gets Saudi invitation

NEW Zealand’s Champion jockey, Lisa Allpress, has earned a shot at global fortune and fame with an invitation to the inaugural Kingdom Day Jockey Challenge in Saudi Arabia later this month. Allpress is one of 14 international riders invited to...
Ryan Munger.

Munger off the mark in Singapore

AFTER a first couple of weeks finding his way around the office, South African jockey Ryan Munger hit the target for the first time in Singapore with Pindus in the $50,000 Class 4 Division 2 race over 1000m on...
Benbatl, Dubai World Cup contender. (Emirates Racing).

Benbatl wins his dirt debut

THURSDAY's sixth meeting of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse, a seven-race $1.38 million card, was highlighted by the Al Maktoum Challenge R2 (G2), UAE 2000 Guineas (G3) and Dubai Sprint (Listed). Otherwise, a trio of...
Mucho Gusto (Irad Ortiz)

Irad Ortiz made the right moves

JOCKEY Irad Ortiz Jr. made a last-minute decision to take the mount aboard Mucho Gusto, and picked the right time to let the 4-year-old kick into high gear Saturday in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream...
Gabby Gaudet on the Keeneland podium.

First female announcer at Keeneland

KEENELAND has sold thousands of Thoroughbreds at its auctions but this week, with Lot 121 at the Keeneland January Sale, Lot 1021 crossed a historic boundary: It was the first one announced in the sales ring by a woman. Racing...
North America (Richard Mullen), with trainer Satish Seemar.

Dubai’s top milers clash at Meydan

THE most anticipated race of the Dubai Carnival season thus far is upon UAE racing fans: Muntazah vs. North America in the Group 2 $350,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 on Thursday at Meydan Racecourse. The two Dubawi-sired dominators—and Dubai’s best milers—met...
Guess which one in this group is Lyle Hewitson!

Hewitson got some help from Mr Whyte

"LAST Kingdom galloped pillar to post and showed true grit to bring up my first HK winner, in the last race of the year," enthused Lyle Hewitson after riding trainer Douglas Whyte's charge to a victory that...
Ryan Munger in conversation with Julie Alexander.

Munger prepares for Singapore

IN November, 24-year-old Ryan Munger was given the nod by the Singapore Turf Club for a one-year licence in 2020. For someone who has only one apprentice jockeys’ challenge in Abu Dhabi back...
HKJC CEO Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges.

Resilient HK racing posts record yield

The LONGINES Hong Kong International Races delivered fantastic sporting action at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday with Japan carrying off three of the four Group 1 features against the home team’s one. Win Bright fought off...

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