Strong British challenge at the Breeders’ Cup

A STRONG team of British and Irish horses are on a transatlantic mission to plunder some of the £15.6 million up for grabs at the Breeders’ Cup this weekend. UK trainers who have had winners at previous meetings: Sir Michael Stoute, Brian Meehan, Ralph Beckett and Charlie Hills will be represented again. But they will …[Read More]

Glorious Goodwood: Day Two

KINGMAN is the star attraction at Glorious Goodwood on day two. I’ll be surprised if he fails to dispatch Toronado although tactics could play a pivotal role. One for the purists. Extremity did the business under a perfect Ryan Moore ride for this blog on day one. while Salutation and Dark Profit hit the crossbar. …[Read More]

Royal Ascot: A Group One feast

THE weather is set fair for Royal Ascot. There isn’t a drop of rain forecast for the next week at the Berkshire track, which is great news for fashionistas and even better news for thoroughbreds wanting fast ground. Tuesday’s racing is immense with three Group One races kicking off the royal meeting. There are very …[Read More]

The 2013 York Ebor meeting

THIS year’s York Ebor meeting will struggle to surpass 2012 when the emotional words of Sir Henry Cecil in the winner’s enclosure after Frankel’s victory tugged at the heartstrings. But the Ebor meeting is still poised to be one of the highlights of the Flat season. The Juddmonte International may lack Frankel but it promises …[Read More]

Glorious Goodwood Day 2: You Saucy Minx

THE so-called Duel on the Downs dominates day two of Glorious Goodwood, even though Declaration of War may well stick his oar in and upset the big two, Dawn Approach and Toronado. But one filly really takes my eye today, the titillatingly-named SAUCY MINX. This is a progressive animal who has improved with each race. …[Read More]

Glorious Goodwood: the Sky’s the limit

by JACK MILNER Glorious Goodwood gives us a week of racing akin to the quality of Royal Ascot but without the pomp and ceremony: a beautiful combination for yours truly. There are group races for all ages over all distances with the highlight undoubtedly being the Group One Sussex Stakes on Wednesday. Although there is …[Read More]

Garswood the value in 2,000 Guineas showdown

RICHARD Fahey says he has never had a horse like GARSWOOD. That is some compliment when you consider some of the equine artillery the Malton maestro has unleashed down the years, including Group One winners Wootton Bassett and Mayson. The strapping son of Dutch Art has made rapid strides since his juvenile days and his …[Read More]

Dark Horses: You Saucy Minx

ANOTHER flurry of three-year-old talent takes centre stage on the second day of the Newmarket Craven meeting. Yesterday threw up genuine Guineas contenders in Garswood and Hot Snap but today the Craven itself is very much quality over quantity with the clash between Dundonnell and Toronado absolutely fascinating. But there is a welter of unraced …[Read More]