English Experience Helped Smith Make Her Mark

Horses played a huge role in her life and the three years that Donna Smith spent in England working and associating with some of the sport’s biggest names were invaluable, says her recent widower, Mike. New Zealand’s equestrian circles and those around the world were left deeply saddened by her ….

The Chosen One Secures Place at Caulfield

New Zealand stayer The Chosen One has earned a starter ticket for the Caulfield Cup thanks to a victory in the Herbert Power Stakes. As the victor of the 2400m handicap, The Chosen One gains a ballot exemption for the upcoming A$ 5 million Caulfield Cup, which takes place over ….

Khadijah Mellah Wins Magnolia Cup

Khadijah Mellah had not even sat on a racehorse four months ago, but she was able to make racing history by claiming victory at the Magnolia Cup at Glorious Goodwood. The 18-year-old rider is the very first person in the United Kingdom to take part in a competitive horse race ….

Sovereign Wins Irish Derby

Sovereign has won the Irish Derby after leading from start to finish, beating the Epsom victor and fellow stalemate Anthony Van Dyck into second during the event that took place in Curragh. The 33-1 outsider had left the 5-4 favourite overwhelmed after Padraig Beggy ran a fast pace to win ….

Blue Point Wins Royal Ascot 2019

Charlie Appleby-trained Blue Point has claimed the won for the King’s Stand Stakes for a second consecutive year for the opening day of the Royal Ascot. Similar to the 2018 event, which was priced at 5-2, Blue Point finished ahead of Battaash, who has started the race as the 2-1 ….

Altior Remains Unlikely for King George VI

Nicky Henderson has insisted that it is currently very unlikely that Altior will be taking up his entry in the 32Red King George VI Chase set to take place in Kempton. The star of the National Hunt racing side produced another incredible display for his seasonal reappearance at Tingle Creek, ….

Kew Gardens Claims St Leger Stakes Victory

Kew Gardens has won the final Classic of the year with an impressive victory at the St Leger Stakes at Doncaster. Aidan O’Brien had five runners on the field of a total of 12, but it was Kew Gardens who crossed the finish line by two-and-a-quarter-lengths. The favourite Lah Ti ….

Trainer Patrick Ryan Fills Home Track Places

Warrnambool trainer Patrick Ryan has chosen I’ll’ava’alf and John Monash to fill out the first two placings for the restricted steeplechase that’s set to take place on his home track. Ryan is hoping that the pair may quinella the $350,00 Grand National Steeplechase at Ballarat. I’ll’ava’alf, born and bred in ….

High Hopes Among NZ Riders

The Balllarat Turf Club has been getting ready for the Grand National Jumps day, which will be taking place in mid August. There will be a number of new riders in the Australian jump racing circuit as three new riders are having a go at finding success in Australia. One ….

Dettori To Miss King George Despite Appeal

Frankie Dettori had recently been issued a 10-day ban due to careless riding on the track. Both him and his barrister have been attempting to have the ban reduced, which would allow the rider to take part in some of this year’s biggest racing events, but it has been mostly ….