California Chrome downs Dortmund in Del Mar

A crowd of 21,336 turned up at Del Mar on Saturday to watch two of the past three winners of the Santa Anita Derby, California Chrome (Victor Espinoza) and Dortmund (Gary Stevens), slug it out in the $200,000 Gr2...

Masterclass Ryan Moore

HIGHLAND Reel gave trainer Aidan O’Brien a fourth win in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes over 2000m at Ascot on Saturday. Jockey Ryan Moore was rewarded for a superb front-running ride, described by the race caller...

Frankel’s Fairytale continues as Fair Eva wins Gr3

“FAIR Eva moves up stylishly,” enthused race caller Richard Hoiles when the flashy two-year-old daughter of Frankel cruised in on the bridle to hit the lead in the Gr3 Princess Margaret Juddmonte Stakes over 1200m at Ascot on Saturday. Fair...

The Centenary has Montjeu factor

FIVE runners from Mike de Kock’s yard, including the first four past the post in the SABC Gold Vase, have been accepted for next Saturday’s eLan Gold Cup over 3200m at Greyville. De Kock said that Gold Vase winner Enaad...

Jooste-owned Douglas Macarthur (IRE) is a Derby prospect

MARKUS and Ingrid Jooste’s silks were seen flashing by the winning post at Leopardstown in Ireland on Thursday. Two-year-old colt Douglas Macarthur (IRE), owned in a partnership with the formidable Coolmore-connected Magnier, Tabor and Smith racing families, raced home...

Philanthropist, in demand all over

DRAKENSTEIN Stud’s sensational young stallion Philanthropist is really enjoying a great run of success. His first South African juveniles have been setting the tracks alight around the country, with Philanthropist poised to have runners in Saturday next’s big juvenile features. Philanthropist’s...

A Right Royal Race!

THIS Saturday sees the 65th running of one of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, one of the most prestigious Gr1 flat races in the English racing calendar, writes LISA BARRETT. Major John Crocker Bulteel, Clerk of...

US Racing shocked by trainer suicide

MONIQUE Snowden, a 37-year-old trainer from Snohomish near Washington, USA, committed suicide just hours after her promising two-year-old The Chilli Man broke down at Emerald Downs Racecourse and was euthanized on Sunday. Snowden is believed to have jumped off a...

California Chrome resumes campaign

CALIFORNIA Chrome, back in his namesake state, is set to resume his 2016 campaign in the $200,000 Gr2 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar on Saturday, where he'll take on fellow multiple Gr1 winner Dortmund. Since moving south from his...

Breeders convention, Cape Town 2017

LEADING international industry players will attend the International Thoroughbred Breeders Federation meeting in Cape Town in January 2017. The International Thoroughbred Breeders Federation is the global body of thoroughbred breeders. It was founded in 1950 and is growing in stature and...