Toormore followed in the shadows of Frankel and Dawn Approach when he was ranked the unbeaten champion two-year-old of Europe, but an uncrowned king did not take long to challenge the fragility of his claims to follow in their Classic footsteps.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has broken his silence on the Godolphin doping scandal and said that "the truth" would emerge from an ongoing inquiry.
From South Africa to Argentina, England to Dubai, Australia to the US
Police have taken to Twitter in order to search for the owner after the horse was discovered and captured in the early hours of this morning
Bill de Blasio has called the long-running tourist practice of horse-drawn carriages in Central Park ‘inhumane’
For many Australians, the brumby – or wild horse – symbolises the romance and adventure of the outback.
Another day, another race. Silviniaco Conti, only third behind Cue Card when the pair met in the Betfair Chase at Haydock last month, took glorious revenge yesterday in the second of the domestic season’s four top-level staying chases, the King George VI Chase at Kempton. And the seven-year-old’s three-and-a-half-length defeat of his rival has sent him to the head of the market for the third, and most important, the Cheltenham Gold Cup itself.
While At Fishers Cross and Reve De Sivola do battle for the Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot today, one cannot get away from the sense that the most significant action in their staying hurdlers’ category took place in a training spin at Exeter on Thursday.
Nine horses in the trainers care tested positive for banned anabolic steroid
Jezki threw his hat into the ring for this season’s Champion Hurdle with a solid if unspectacular victory in the Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse.
To his already numerous proven positive qualities, Cue Card has now added the priceless one – for a chaser aiming for the greatest glory come March, anyway – of stamina.
He has won 15 races and amassed total prize-money of more than three-quarters of a million pounds.
The career of the last Triple Crown winner, Nijinsky, ended in anticlimax with defeats in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and the Champion Stakes for the previously unbeaten three-year-old in the autumn of 1970. The colt who has come closest to emulating him in the intervening years, Camelot, winner of the 2,000 Guineas and Derby in 2012 before being beaten three-quarters of a length in a St Leger which seemed his for the taking, has today been retired days short of a possible appearance in the Champion Stakes. It comes after a largely barren post-Classic campaign which included a lacklustre run in last year’s Arc and only a minor win at the Curragh in the spring before successive defeats behind Al Kazeem in the summer.
Aidan O'Brien's juvenile hope makes light of the soft ground in Dewhurst Stakes
Unbeaten juvenile heads into the Middle Park Stakes as the favourite to go on and become a Derby winner