Dubai Sheema Classic Notes, March 23: Flintshire, Main Sequence To Renew Rivalry

Designs on Rome (IRE) – Trainer John Moore said: “He arrived safe and sound and he’s eating up well. I was a bit anxious about how he would travel but it seems he has coped with it well. He will be out on the turf track every morning from Tuesday and I’ll be there to […]

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Main Sequence: Most Deserving, While Not Perfect, Horse of the Year Candidate

Friday’s Grade 1 Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita Park was the final race of the year with any possible bearing on the outcome for 2014 Horse of the Year. Shared Belief won it, beating 72-1 longshot Conquest Two Step by a neck. While his time was a quick 1:20.69 for seven furlongs – a challenging […]

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Local Runners Successful in Hong Kong International Races

Despite a contingent of some well-traveled foreign contenders, local runners won three of four international Group 1 races Sunday at Sha Tin Racecourse. The lone international winner was Flintshire, who unleashed a powerful turn of foot to take the first Group 1 of the day, the Hong Kong Vase. Flintshire, who went off the Cup […]

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European Contenders Regroup, Head Home After BC Efforts

All the European challengers were reported to be in good shape and had eaten up after their respective races at this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The first flight out of California is due to leave on Sunday afternoon and will consist of all the English challengers and the Dermot Weld-trained Mustajeeb. Monday morning sees […]

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Winsili, Flintshire Skipping Breeders’ Cup

Group 1 winners Winsili and Flintshire will not make the transatlantic voyage to compete in this year’s Breeders’ Cup, according to a Daily Racing Form report. Winsili, winner of the Group 1 Nassau at Goodwood, was eyeing the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at one time. Flintshire, winner of the Group 1 Grand Prix, had […]

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