The field assembled for the 92nd Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), Europe's premier middle-distance race Oct. 2 at Longchamp, looks to be one of best in recent years.
Order of Finish
|Pos||Horse / Age / Sex / TrueNicks / Pedigree||Jockey / Trainer||Margin||Earnings|
|3||Snow Fairy (IRE)||
SO YOU THINK (NZ)
ST NICHOLAS ABBEY (IRE)
HIRUNO D'AMOUR (JPN)
NAKAYAMA FESTA (JPN)
TREASURE BEACH (GB)
RELIABLE MAN (GB)
MASKED MARVEL (GB)
As the first new sire to come to Sandringham since Motivator, Al Khazeem offers the Royal Studs both a sire line that is an outcross and a female family of transatlantic interest.
Cristina Patino's Snow Fairy, a 6-year-old daughter of Intikhab who won six group I races in four different countries, has been retired.
Horses training for World Cup Day 2013, including Eagle Regiment (orange #4), Varsity (orange #12), Shareta (green #4), Verma (red #3), Glofra (yellow #2), Trailblazer (green #7), and Royal Delta (white #1). Watch Video
Japan's brilliant filly Gentildonna begins her international campaign March 30 in the $5 million Longines Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) on the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) undercard at Meydan.
Lady Chryss O'Reilly, who operates Castlemartin Stud, was inducted into the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Hall of Fame during the organization's awards ceremony Jan. 26.
by John P. Sparkman
England's all-time great racehorse faces some restricted options as a sire.
Danedream, winner of the 2011 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), has been retired and will be bred to two-time British Horse of the Year Frankel, according to a French racing report.
English and Irish multiple champion Snow Fairy has tested positive for anti-inflammatory medication and as a result was disqualified from her victory in the Aug. 19 Darley Prix Jean Romanet (Fr-I) at Deauville.
Despite poor visibility trackside due to fog, several European Breeders' Cup contenders managed their morning outings on both turf and dirt at Santa Anita Park Oct. 31.
Pit last year's European-based Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner against New York's finest coming off five consecutive victories, and the Turf might look like a two-horse race between St Nicholas Abbey and Point of Entry.
Slim Shadey put in a five-furlong maintenance work of 1:01 1/5 on the main track Oct. 28 in preparation for the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT).
While Point of Entry has rolled to three straight grade I wins in New York turf races this season, the 4-year-old Dynaformer colt will face some of the top European horses in this year's Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT).
Three-time British classic winner Camelot, most recently seventh in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), is being treated for colic, according to a Twitter post from Coolmore Stud.
The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) Oct. 7 at Longchamp attracted a large and competitive field of 18, headed by reigning Japanese Horse of the Year Orfevre and mutliple European classic winner Camelot.
Three weeks after missing out on a rare English Triple Crown, Camelot will look to make amends in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) Oct. 7 with a new rider, Frankie Dettori.
For the first time U.S. bettors can wager into the world's second-largest pari-mutuel pool.
Lady Rothschild and Newsells Park Stud's Nathaniel, one of England's top runners, will miss the Oct. 7 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) due to a fever.
Danedream, winner of last year's Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), might not be able to contest this year's running Oct. 7 because of an outbreak of a serious equine disease in Cologne, Germany.
Top European mare Snow Fairy will miss the rest of the 2012 racing season due to heat in a foreleg, The Racing Post reported Sept. 29.
Girolamo, a stablemate of defending Arc champion Danedream, had his moment of glory when he won the Preis Von Europa at Cologne Sept. 23, the final group I race of the 2012 German season.
Shareta took command two furlongs from the wire and cruised to a sharp two-length victory in the Qatar Prix Vermeille (Fr-I) at Longchamp Sept. 16.
Snow Fairy turned in yet another superb performance as she put away Nathaniel in the final furlong to win the $969,000 Red Mills Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) at Leopardstown Sept. 8.
Top German filly Danedream defended her title in the Grosser Preis von Baden (Ger-I) with a determined half-length win over Ovambo Queen at Baden-Baden Sept. 2.
After a protracted battle that went the length of the stretch, French raider Shareta edged past The Fugue near the wire to capture the Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-I) at York Racecourse Aug. 23.
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