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Perfect Pinatubo Keeps His Record Intact With Darley Dewhurst Victory

Pinatubo had to dig deep to maintain his perfect racing record but he clearly has the heart for a battle as well as an outstanding engine and his hard-fought two-length success means he could now turn up for the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas as one of the shortest-priced favorites in recent memory. In what turned into […]

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Earthlight Remains Undefeated, Breaks Track Record In Juddmonte Middle Park

Earthlight swooped late to make it a perfect five wins from five starts in what was billed as one of the greatest Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes in recent memory. The gloss was slightly taken off the quality of the contest after fellow unbeaten Group 1 winner Siskin was withdrawn at the start, while stunning York […]

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Potential, Pedigree Available In Sept. 16 Racing In Dubai Sale

As the UAE racing season kickoff approaches with haste on October 24, the Racing in Dubai September 2019 Sale is set for Monday, September 16. The sale will take place within the Saddling Enclosure of Meydan Racecourse at 6:45 p.m. Viewing of the 60 lots will take place September 14 and 15, from 7:30-9:00 a.m. […]

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Undefeated Earthlight A Determined Winner Of ‘Win And You’re In’ Prix Morny

Godolphin SNC’s undefeated Earthlight (IRE), under jockey Mickael Barzalona, held off Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum’s favored filly Raffle Prize (IRE) by a neck to win Sunday’s six-furlong Darley Prix Morny (G1) for 2-year-old colts and fillies at Deauville. With this victory, Earthlight, trained by Andre Fabre, gained the first automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup […]

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Bloodlines: Japan’s Grass Is Greener For Stallion Prospects Like Turf Star Bricks And Mortar

The Grade 1 Arlington Million became the 10th victory in 12 starts for Bricks and Mortar (by Giant’s Causeway), who is a virtual certainty to be divisional champion and is also a serious contender for Horse of the Year. Not since Kotashaan (Darshaan) in 1993 has a turf champion exerted the prowess to become Horse […]

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‘Sound And Well,’ Dual Group 1 Royal Ascot Winner Blue Point Retired

Blue Point, who became the first European-trained horse in almost 100 years, and among only a handful of horses ever to win both the G1 King’s Stand and G1 Diamond Jubilee in the same week at Royal Ascot, has been retired and will join the Darley stallion roster. A superb flagbearer for Team Godolphin for […]

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‘Superstar’ Blue Point Doubles Up At Royal Ascot To Win Diamond Jubilee

Godolphin’s Blue Point (IRE) joined a select band of horses to complete the double of Royal Ascot’s two historic sprint prizes when he added the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (G1) to the King’s Stand Stakes (G1) he won four days earlier and secured a place in the field for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) via […]

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Invincible Spirit Colt Tops Closing Day Of Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale

A son of Invincible Spirit was the star turn on the second day of the Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale when selling for 575,000 guineas (US$787,359), as the two day sale saw 85 lots sell for 10,343,000 guineas ($14,161,706), at an average of 121,682 guineas and a median of 85,000 guineas ($166,595). Norman Williamson’s Oak […]

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Blue Point Defeats Miller-Trained Pair In Al Quoz Sprint

Blue Point stamped his claim to being the best sprinter on the planet when he stormed to victory in the six-furlong Al Quoz Sprint (G1). As has been the case so often in recent years, the American sprinters were so close without finding the winner’s stall. The Peter Miller-trained duo Belvoir Bay and Stormy Liberal […]

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