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2016 Bletchingly Stakes to France for Lord Of The Sky

2016 Bletchingly Stakes to France for Lord Of The Sky

A call on whether to take up an offer to race in Group 1 French races this season with Lord Of The Sky will be made by trainer Robbie Laing and connections as soon as the galloper contests the Bletchingly Stakes 2016 Saturday week. Five-year-old Danerich stallion Lord Of The Sky has caught international attention…

Prix de l’Arc Target for Silent Achiever Post-The Championships

Prix de l’Arc Target for Silent Achiever Post-The Championships

Kiwi mare Silent Achiever is being prepared for an international assault in France’s coveted 2015 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe after her raid on Sydney’s The Championships in the autumn. The six-year-old daughter of O’Reilly is prepared in Cambridge by Roger James and has impressed her trainer with her work leading up to an autumn…

Final 2014 Cox Plate Lead-Up for Adelaide in France

Final 2014 Cox Plate Lead-Up for Adelaide in France

Aiden O’Brien’s talented Galileo four-year-old Adelaide will have his final Cox Plate 2014 lead-up in France this weekend running in the Group 2 Prix Neil (2400m) at Longchamp on Sunday. It has been six years since Irish horseman O’Brien has brought a horse down under for a shot at the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. This…

Gordon Lord Byron Confirmed for 2014 T.J Smith

Gordon Lord Byron Confirmed for 2014 T.J Smith

Leading jockey Craig Williams has been confirmed to retain the ride on classy Irish raider Gordon Lord Byron on day 1 of the inaugural The Championships at Royal Randwick this weekend, and is confident trainer Tom Hogan has made the right decision to enter the talented six-year-old in the Group 1 T.J. Smith Stakes (1200m)…

Gordon Lord Byron Pleases in Maiden Australian Hit-Out

Gordon Lord Byron Pleases in Maiden Australian Hit-Out

Leading Jockey Craig Williams is excited by the prospect of partnering classy Irish import Gordon Lord Byron in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on April 12th after completing an easy piece of work with the six-year-old for the first time at Werribee this morning. While barely breaking a sweat with the…

Retirement Awaits Prix de L’Arc Hope Dunaden

Retirement Awaits Prix de L’Arc Hope Dunaden

There will be no Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival campaign for the 2011 Melbourne Cup and 2012 Caulfield Cup champion Dunaden this year with connections leaning towards retirement for the rising eight-year-old following the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in France this October. The Mikel Delzangles-trained Nicobar stallion has been one of the top earners for…

Prix de L’Arc Over Cox Plate 2013 For Ascot Winner Al Kazeem

Prix de L’Arc Over Cox Plate 2013 For Ascot Winner Al Kazeem

Connections of the Roger Charlton-trained European galloper Al Kazeem have all but ruled out a trip down under for the spring’s 2013 Cox Plate. Instead they are now leaning towards a shot at France’s iconic Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on the first Sunday of October following Al Kazeem’s impressive victory in the Group 1…

Dunaden Connections Take Side Glance at Cox Plate 2013

Dunaden Connections Take Side Glance at Cox Plate 2013

Their former Melbourne Cup champion Dunaden may have been ruled out of a third trip down under for the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival riches but Sheikh Fahad’s Pearl Bloodstock are still eying off the 2013 Cox Plate prize with their progressive galloper Side Glance. Two seasons ago Dunaden travelled to Australia and debuted with a…

Camelot Heads Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Odds

Camelot Heads Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Odds

Aiden O’Brien’s undefeated young colt Camelot has opened at the top of the early market at the Aussie bookmakers to win on of France’s most prestigious events, the 2012 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp Racecourse in October. Proving to be the best online bookie for not just local markets but the international features…

Dunaden Unlikely for 2012 Melbourne Cup

Dunaden Unlikely for 2012 Melbourne Cup

Connections of reigning Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden are leaning towards keeping the French stallion at home for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in Paris this October instead of giving them their chance to defend their title in the Melbourne Cup 2012 at Flemington the following month. The Mikel Delzangles-trained Nicobar six-year-old was the most…