European racing

Turf Repeat? Enable Faces Stiff Challenge In ‘Win And You’re In’ Race At Ascot

The most anticipated race thus far in the European racing season will take place this Saturday, July 27 at Ascot when the superstar 5-year-old mare Enable (GB) faces off against a bevy of Group 1 winners including Crystal Ocean (GB), Dafoe (IRE), Anthony Van Dyck (IRE), Waldgeist (GB) and Cheval Grand (JPN) among 11 starters in the 1 ½-mile King George VI and Queen […]

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Racing In The City Streets One Step Closer To Reality After Successful Trials

Horses racing down city streets in Europe may soon be a reality after a successful trial in Greenwich, England. According to the Racing Post, the concept is akin to Formula 1 racing taking place in major city centers, and the hope of organizers is that two races will take place in major cities next year, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Friday Longshots, Euro Talk?

One of the reasons bettors love the Breeders’ Cup so much is the deep fields and the quality of competition. There aren’t that many days of the year you see so many longshots on the board with extremely good chances to win. But you have to choose between them, right? If you can only bet […]

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Australian Superstar Winx May Target Royal Ascot In 2018

The winner of 20 races in a row in Australia, Winx may make a long-awaited overseas journey to compete in Europe in 2018. According to a press release from the Street Cry mare’s trainer Chris Waller, the superstar could possibly target a race at the 2018 Royal Ascot meeting. The connections’ 2017 goal for Winx […]

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France: Controversial Weight Allowance For Female Jockeys Proving To Be Successful

In March, France-Galop introduced a 2 kg (4 lb 6.5 oz) weight allowance for female jockeys. The decision, which drew fire from racing industry participants from both sides of the pond, was put into place for all races conducted on the flat and over jumps, but does not include Listed or Group stakes. Just over two […]

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Weighty Issue: Female Jockeys In France To Receive Weight Allowance

France Galop is set to introduce a 2 kg (4 lb 6.5 oz) weight allowance for female jockeys for races conducted both on the flat and over jumps. The new rule will go into effect in March. According to the Racing Post, the allowance will cover the majority of races held, but would exclude all Listed and Group stakes. […]

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Breeders’ Cup Photo Blog Presented By TVG: Do Horses Get Jet Lagged?

If I had to register a guess, I’d say coffee is the most popular item at the Clockers’ Corner café this week. The humans traveling with several of the international Breeders’ Cup contenders are still struggling to recalibrate their internal clocks. Meanwhile, several European shippers took to the track Tuesday morning, looking as bright-eyed and […]

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‘Rome Wasn’t Built In Two Days’: Longines Measures Racing Success In Years, Not Sales

The connections of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah should have no trouble telling what time it is for the rest of their lives. Longines awarded commemorative watches to trainer Bob Baffert, owner Ahmed Zayat, and jockey Victor Espinoza when the colt picked up the title of the 2015 Longines World’s Best Racehorse Award earlier this […]

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Sirigu, Top Morning Rider For Botti, To Make American Debut At Fair Grounds Sunday

Italian jockey Paolo Sirigu will make his American riding debut in Sunday’s eighth race at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Born in the town of Nurri, within the Sardinian province of Cagliari, the 31-year-old has been working for the past month for trainer Joe Sharp in the mornings and will be riding Hornsby, Hornsby […]

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Ryan Moore Begins Exercising Horses For First Time Since Injury

Jockey Ryan Moore, who has been sidelined with a neck injury since July, made a major step toward returning to racing when he began to exercise horses Wednesday morning in Newmarket. According to a report in the Racing Post, Moore worked several horses for trainer Sir Michael Stoute, including Group 1 winning filly, Integral. While no specific date has […]

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