Friday, April 26, 2019
International Racing

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International Racing News

Honeysuckle (Rachael Blackmore).

Another big win for Blackmore

HONEYSUCKLE extended her winning run to four with an imperious display in the Gr1 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final at Fairyhouse. Henry de Bromhead's five-year-old gave jockey Rachael Blackmore her first Irish Gr1 win, following her...
Lasix injection.

The phasing out of Lasix

A coalition of leading U.S. racetracks and racing organizations have announced a landmark initiative, phasing out the use of Furosemide (Lasix) beginning in 2-year-old-racing in January 2020 and eliminating the use of Lasix in black-type races held at their...
Winx (Hugh Bowman).

Winx: Farewell to the Queen of the Turf!

MIGHTY mare Winx has ended her racing career in style by taking out the Gr1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes over 2000m at Randwick. The win was her 33rd in a row, her 24th group 1 triumph and 37th victory in...
Winx kicks out. (Fox Sports)

Winx kicks out wildly

CHAMPION mare Winx’s star power attracted 14 separate television crews and media from Australia and around the world for her final trackwork session on Thursday morning. Winx became unsettled and kicked the mounting yard fence in a scare on the...
Tiger Roll.

Two Nationals in a row for Tiger Roll

THE spirit of Red Rum returned to Aintree on Saturday when trainer Gordon Elliot's Tiger Roll, the 4-1 favourite, became the first horse for 45 years to win the Randox Health Grand National two years in succession romping to a two...
Almond Eye wins Dubai Turf.

Vermaak’s DWC notes

GETTING out to Meydan to see the stunning pure-bred Arabian Af Al Sajanjle has been high on my wish list since Valentine’s Day. The way he disposed of his opposition that day was staggering and he is simply an...
El Misk.

Igugu’s son wins on debut

A three-year-old son of sadly deceased SA champion filly Igugu won on debut at Newcastle on Monday. El Misk, by Dansili, went off a strong 8-11 favourite over 2000m on the tapeta, and scored comfortably by a length for jockey...
Thunder Snow (nearest camera).

A second DWC win for Soumi on Thunder Snow

THUNDER Snow (nearest camera) overcame a huge amount of difficulty to become the first horse in history to land consecutive wins in the US$12 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1). Christophe Soumillon was in the saddle as...
AF Maher (T O Shea)

Oertel lands $1-million race and trainers’ title

SOUTH African Ernst Oertel won the 2019 edition of the US$ 1 million Dubai Kahayla Classic for Arabian-breds on World Cup Day with his game runner AF Maher (horse nearest rail), owned by Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda. This was Oertel’s...

Dubai World Cup preview

HERE is a Dubai World Cup preview featuring some of the highlights of the day and interviews with runners' connections. https://youtu.be/3chJSXmgFmI?list=UUFxsiWbI-h_BUki_X5FrZTg

Featured Articles

Will Frankel make it as a stallion?

FRANKEL(GB) is doing much the same job for the thoroughbred breeding industry as he did for flat racing. KEVIN BLAKE argues in TDN (Thoroughbred Daily News) that Frankel (Galileo) has been the most important horse in the modern history of...