Latest Horse Racing News (Week 5 May 2018)


Alpha Centauri shows what she is made of


Alpha Centauri made a stunning comeback by winning the Irish 1000 Guineas at the Curragh on Sunday. This comes as a boost for her after she had been a Royal Ascot runner up last season.

With Alpha’s victory, Jessica Harrington got a Classic success to add to her Gold cup win last year, something that Could It Be Love provided. Harrington said that she felt it was a dream come true for her and that winning a Classic was as good is it felt winning the Cheltanham Gold Cup. She added that she would be anxiously awaiting the Ascot winner now.

Although Alpha Centauri under-performed in the autumn on soft ground, she would have it different in the Royal Ascot this year, believes Harrison. Harrison ended her statement in a jolly mood as she believed that everyone in their yard had done a fantastic job this season and the results are there for everyone to see.


Pat Smullen surprises everyone with an appearance at Curragh

Pat Smullen issued a positive statement after he returned to the Curragh on Sunday. The Irish Jockey was diagnosed with a tumour and has been out of action for a long time now. He claimed that his recovery was well on track and that he was feeling good about everything and that he wanted his recovery to be steady. He has set been setting himself small and steady targets and his target this weekend was to come to the Guineas to support Chiara Luna.

He seemed very appreciative as well as he believed that everyone in Dermot Weld’s stable had been encouraging. He explained the shock he went through at the time of diagnosis and also acknowledged the efforts of his boss, the medical team and all his fans from all across the world who have provided him with support.


Kachy encouraged before the Royal Ascot


Kachy’s owner Dave Lowe took to twitter to confirm his confidence on Kachy. He believes he couldn’t see any reason why Kathy would not be able compete with the elite in the King’s Stand Stakes. The sprinter has been invested with confidence from all around his sector.

Kachy will head to Royal Ascot with a big win in his bag. Having won at Chester by as much as nine lengths, Kathy will head to the Royal Ascot. At the King’s Stand, he is all set to restart his rivalry with Battash, the Temple Stakes winner.The trainer of the five-year old seemed confident about Kathy as well after the Irish Colt ran a stunning race at Haydock’s Temple Stakes. Early speed, which is a trademark of his could prove to be essential at the Royal Ascot.