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Sharp Samurai notches fourth straight win Sharp Samurai achieved its fourth straight win at the Santa Anita Park Twilight Derby. The three year old horse under jockey Gary Stevens won the Grade 2 derby of $200,000. Sharp Samurai is owned and also trained by Mark Glatt marked his fourth win in as many starts. Jockey Gary Stevens was most impressed with the three year old gelding. He feels that the horse is improving with every race and the trainers have done an excellent job in raising him. Sharp Samurai broke…

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  Celebration Cup all set to begin The Sha Tin racecourse will see stars like Beauty Only, Peniaphobia, Contentment and Mr Stunning in action for the National Day race meet. The race day will start off with the G3 National day Cup Handicap, a 1000 m race and the G3 Celebration Cup, a 1400 m race. Beauty Only has been assigned the top weight in the Celebration Cup, and this is the first time, Beauty Only is stepping out since last G1 Yasuda Kinen in last June in Tokyo. The…

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Hurricane Harvey Displaces Horses, Sam Houston to the rescue The Gulf Coast has been shattered by the monstrous Hurricane Harvey, setting a record of contiguous rain measuring up to 49 inches, while the Texas thoroughbred industry seems to have escaped from the worst of it. More than a hundred horses have been displaced as a result, all of which has taken shelter in the Sam Houston race park, located North-west of downtown Houston. The track’s live racing season had ended in May and did not have any horses presently. It…

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Stradivarius stuns Big Orange to win Goodwood Cup Stradivarius looks to be a strong contender in the current scene for John Gosden after stunning Big Orange to take the Qatar Goodwood Cup home. Frankie Dettori on his Ascot Gold Cup winner mount Big Orange looked to peg down their third successive victory as they tried their usual front-running techniques. But Gosden on Stradivarius stayed on firmly by taking benefits of the weight-for-age allowance. The 13-pound weight difference between the two of them proved decisive in the final furlong as Stradivarius…

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Abel Tasman set to chase down her own record One of the most in demand racers right now is Abel Tasman. With three wins in her first eight starts, this filly has surely set the bar very high. Abel is set to make her ninth start at Saratoga this weekend. The daughter of Quality Road is the firm favourite at the Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks. Abel Tasman was a Grade one winner when she was taken to the stable of Bob Baffert from trainer Simon Callaghan. Abel Tasman…

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Songbird soars in Delaware The daughter of Medaglia d’Oro has been in phenomenal form winning 11 out of the 12 races. Owned by Fox Hill Farm, this race horse is a favorite to win at Delaware. Songbird has an inane one length win at Belmont Park in the Grade one Ogden Phipps. Rick Porter, the owner of Fox Hill Farm, has tasted defeat before in 2011, when his horse, Blind Luck lost by a whisker Havre de Grace. Songbird’s trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has full confidence in his horse. Songbird and…

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Hit the Bid could face Marsha in the Sapphire Stakes at Curragh Darren Bunyan, the trainer of Hit the Bid could go head on with star Marsha at the Curragh on the 15th of July. Sir Mark Prescott is contemplating the second group heats with his Prix de l’ Abbaye winner. This three-year-old sprinter finished second in the Rockingham Handicap at the Curragh under top weight. While he has registered into various events, he will not be running frequently as Bunyan does not want to overdo the three-year-old. He also…

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Royal Ascot 2017 results a success for Ward Wesley Ward had a productive season and the 2017 Royal Ascot results speak volumes about it. Lady Aurelia winner of King’s Stand and Con Te Partiro, winner of Sandringham have been closely monitored by trainer Ward. The 3-year old fillies are due to arrive in Chicago and then they will complete a 42-hour quarantine at Arlington Park. However, it was the prodigal Lady Aurelia who stole the show with another impressive victory. Alongside jockey John Velazquez, Aurelia scored a 3-length win edging…

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Royal Ascot plan finalised by Aidan O’Brien We all are aware that Aidan O’Brien has a huge army of juveniles under his belt, but it was a secret as to whom will he select for Royal Ascot. Aidan is an eight-time Coventry Stakes winner, more times than any other in the history of the game. Recently the Ballydoyle winner revealed his plans for the Royal Ascot. Aidan has planned to run the Scat Daddy colt Murillo along with easy Dundalk scorer Declaration of Peace for the race on Tuesday. Dual…

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Churchill acquires Guineas double at the Curragh It was all too easy for Churchill in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh as he completed a Classic double with a comfortable victory. Churchill’s stable companions Lancaster Bomber and Spirit of Valor helped him with a nice lead in the race, but it was Godolphin’s Thunder Snow who did his best to make a race out of it, but Churchill was too good to see him off by two and a half lengths under Ryan Moore. Moore was nothing but…

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