international horse racing

New York-bred filly wins at first asking in Japan

Nicknamed “Naughty” as a foal because of her resemblance to her dam Naughty Natisha, NY-bred filly Unavenged proved anything but naughty when she won at first asking on February 26th at Nakayma Racecourse in Tokyo, Japan. It’s rare enough to win at first asking, but the half-sister to 2007 NY Horse of the Year Naughty […]

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British jockey Buick attacked in Dubai nightclub, injures jaw

Top British jockey William Buick is recovering from an injured jaw after being attacked in a Dubai nightclub Wednesday morning.  Buick has given up his four rides at Meydan Thursday and will fly back to Britain to see a specialist. “It was a random unprovoked attack in a nightclub in Dubai and the police are […]

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Australian tracks fighting for Black Caviar’s next race

No fewer than seven Australian racing clubs are doing battle and offering incentives to host Black Caviar’s bid for a 20th consecutive victory before she heads to Royal Ascot in June.  Brisbane and Adelaide are upset that clubs from bigger states are making overtures to attract the undefeated mare at a time when the top […]

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Moody: Black Caviar-Frankel clash might still happen

While a Royal Ascot bout between superstars Frankel and Black Caviar looks highly unlikely, that doesn’t mean the two won’t meet this summer.  Black Caviar’s trainer Peter Moody tells the Herald-Sun he’s keen on having the two highest-rated horses in the world go head-to-head.  Moody says the Sussex Stakes at Britain’s Goodwood in late July […]

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Dubai Golden Shaheen now firmly on the map for Black Caviar

A trip to Dubai appeared more likely Friday for superstar Australian sprinter Black Caviar.  While trainer Peter Moody had nominated the daughter of Bel Esprit to the $2 million Golden Shaheen on Dubai World Cup day, it looked unlikely that she would actually go.  After a meeting with connections this week, The Age says Dubai […]

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Australia: Black Caviar strolls home for 17th straight win

Black Caviar made it look easy in her 2012 debut, pulling clear of her six rivals under statuesque jockey Luke Nolan to win the Group 2 Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley Friday.  The six-furlong victory makes the daughter of Bel Esprit 17-for-17 in her career.  Trainer Peter Moody said ‘unextended’ might be the word to […]

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Could Black Caviar be bound for Dubai?

After campaigning at home throughout her undefeated career, Australian sprinter Black Caviar might take on the world in 2012.  Trainer Peter Moody has not only suggested his superstar will head to Royal Ascot in June, but Wednesday, he entered her in both the Golden Shaheen and Al Quoz Sprint on Dubai World Cup night March […]

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Black Caviar raring to go for 2012 after eye-catching trial

World-class sprinter Black Caviar showed she’s ready for a return to the races with a sizzling trials performance at Caulfield Tuesday in Australia.  The daughter of Bel Esprit recorded the fastest time of the morning, crushing her rivals in the half-mile contest and breezing home in :46.34.  Black Caviar will try to make it 17-for-17 […]

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Italy: Small explosion at protest to save horse racing

A horse racing protest Thursday in Italy turned scary when an explosive device went off outside parliament in Rome, reports the Racing Post.  No one was injured. The explosion, which appeared to be designed to break down a barrier in front of parliament, occurred as Italian jockeys, trainers and breeders demonstrated in an effort to […]

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