International Racing News

The Everest 2017 Still Definite Possibility for Caravaggio

The Everest 2017 Still Definite Possibility for Caravaggio

Sydney’s 2017 The Everest is still a definite possibility down under this spring for the Aidan O’Brien-trained European sprinter Caravaggio despite a loss at Newmarket over the weekend. Suffering his first career defeat, the Irish-trained son of Scat Daddy jumped the punters’ pick in the Group 1 Darley July Cup Stakes (1207m), but could only…

Appleby’s Frontiersman on 2017 Melbourne Cup Hunt

Appleby’s Frontiersman on 2017 Melbourne Cup Hunt

The Charlie Appleby-trained Godolphin galloper Frontiersman is on the hunt for a Melbourne Cup 2017 bid down under this spring racing next-up at Newmarket in the UK this week. The iconic $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) run at Flemington on Tuesday November 7 could be on the cards for the Dubawi stallion…

2017 Melbourne Cup Still on Cards For Tiberian

2017 Melbourne Cup Still on Cards For Tiberian

French galloper Tiberian may have finished a well-beaten last in the Group 1 Grand Prix De Saint-Cloud over the weekend but the horse’s Australian co-owner Darren Dance hasn’t ruled out a Melbourne Cup 2017 bid down under this spring. The Alain Couetil-trained five-year-old never got close in the mile and a half feature, won by…

Japan’s Satono Crown Earns 2017 Caulfield Cup Ballot Exemption

Japan’s Satono Crown Earns 2017 Caulfield Cup Ballot Exemption

A trip down under for a shot at the Caulfield Cup 2017 could be on the cards for Japanese stayer Satono Crown after the up-and-comer’s Group 1 Takarazuka Kinen (2212m) win at home over the weekend earning him a ballot exemption for the October feature. All the money was on Kitasan Black who jumped odds-on…

Highland Reel Cox Plate 2017 Contender

Highland Reel Cox Plate 2017 Contender

Aidan O’Brien’s gun Irish galloper Highland Reel shapes up as a genuine 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate rival for mighty mare Winx after his dominant Prince Of Wales’s Stakes win at Royal Ascot. The talented Coolmore-raced Galileo stallion enjoyed his second win on the trot for the month with Melbourne Cup winning hoop Ryan Moore guiding…

Royal Ascot Winner Lady Aurelia to Scale The Everest 2017

Royal Ascot Winner Lady Aurelia to Scale The Everest 2017

Talented young sprinter Lady Aurelia put herself in the mix for a 2017 The Everest bid in Sydney this spring with a class Royal Ascot win in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes this week. Royal Ascot Day 1 featured some top talent eyeing possible trips to Australia during the spring season including the King’s…

2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Calls for Ribchester

2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Calls for Ribchester

One of the international Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 invitees Ribchester put the writing on the wall for a possible clash with Winx in Australia this spring winning the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot overnight (AEST) in a track record. The opening day of Royal Ascot was full of possible Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival-bound contenders…

Thomas Hobson Eyes Melbourne Cup 2017 Bid

Thomas Hobson Eyes Melbourne Cup 2017 Bid

Irish horseman William Mullins is eyeing a 2017 Melbourne Cup bid down under this spring with his veteran stayer Thomas Hobson after the galloper’s Ascot Stakes win in England this week. The seven-year-old son of Halling lined-up in the Royal Ascot feature as the 4/1 favourite and, despite being held-up at the back of the…

2017 Al Quoz Sprint Considered for Malaguerra

2017 Al Quoz Sprint Considered for Malaguerra

Stable manager Manny Gelagotis has confirmed the Dubai World Cup Carnival’s Al Quoz Sprint 2017 could be on the cards this March for the team’s Group 1 winning sprinter Malaguerra. Speaking to Racenet this week, Gelagotis said organisers of the international Dubai World Cup Night had approached the stable in regards to nominating for Malaguerra…

Lucky Bubbles heads 2016 Hong Kong Sprint betting

Lucky Bubbles heads 2016 Hong Kong Sprint betting

Top local sprinter Lucky Bubbles heads the betting for the 2016 Group 1 HK$18.5m Longines Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin in Hong Kong on Sunday. Lucky Bubbles began his career in Australia with a win in a Wyong Maiden in 2014 at his second race start and has since won six times on…