Keyword: Christophe Soumillon

  • River Jetez streaks away from the field to win the Balanchine Stakes.

    River Jetez Rockets Home in Balanchine

    River Jetez flew down the center of the course to claim a decisive 2-1/2 length victory in the $200,000 Balanchine Stakes Sponsored by Emirates NBD (UAE-IIT) at Meydan Racecourse Feb. 18.

  • Bold Silvano cruises to victory in the Al Maktoum Challenge R2.

    Bold Silvano Caps Banner Day for de Kock

    Mike de Kock put the seal on a banner night of racing when his Bold Silvano recorded an effortless 1 1/2-length victory in the $200,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R2 Sponsored by Etisalat (UAE-III) at Meydan Racecourse Feb. 3.

  • Rose Kingdom

    Japan Cup Goes to Rose Kingdom Via DQ

    A lengthy inquiry resulted in disqualification of the winner of the $5.8 million Japan Cup (Jpn-I) on Nov. 28 when favored Buena Vista was moved down to second and Rose Kingdom was declared the winner.

  • Reggane flies by Miss Keller to win the E. P. Taylor.

    Reggane Rallies to Win E. P. Taylor

    English-bred Reggane made her North American debut a winning one, reeling in Miss Keller in deep stretch to take the $1 million E. P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) Oct. 16 at Woodbine.

  • Makfi Upsets Goldikova in Jacques Le Marois

    Classic winner Makfi regained his winning form in grand style, taking command within the final furlong to defeat Goldikova in the Prix Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois (Fr-I) at Deauville Aug. 15.

  • Alandi Wraps Up Great Weekend for Aga Khan

    Alandi capped off an extraordinary weekend for the Aga Khan when he took command with just over a furlong left and held off the late charge of Kasbah Bliss to capture the Qatar Prix du Cadran (Fr-I) at Longchamp Oct. 4.

  • Silver Frost Burns Rivals in French Guineas

    Silver Frost came roaring down the center of the course to easily capture the Poule d'Essai des Poulains (Fr-I, French Two Thousand Guineas) by two lengths at Longchamp May 10. One race later, Elusive Wave won the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (Fr-I, French One Thousand Guineas).

  • Thumbs Up Takes HK Classic Mile

    It should have happened 12 months earlier, but when opportunity knocked a second time there was only one result Christophe Soumillon would accept in the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Classic Mile with his chance pick-up ride, Thumbs Up.

  • Good Ba Ba sets a track record while winning the Hong Kong Mile Dec. 14.

    Good Ba Ba Breaks Mark in Hong Kong Mile

    Good Ba Ba produced a devastating surge to win the Dec. 14 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile (HK-I) at Sha Tin for the second straight year, leaving his jockey Christophe Soumillon to declare that he was the best miler in the world. That's even harder to dispute when it was confirmed the phenomenal winning time of 1:32.71 was a track record.

  • Zarkava draws off to win the French Classic by two lengths.

    Brilliant Zarkava Triumphs at Longchamp

    Zarkava confirmed her place in the record books by drawing off to a two-length victory in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) at Longchamp Oct. 5. The daughter of Zamindar became the first filly since Urban Sea in 1993 to capture the historic race.

  • Zarkava Produces a Vermeille Zinger

    Undefeated Zarkava gave the Qatar Prix Vermeille (Fr-I) field a good head start and still ran off with a two-length victory for her sixth consecutive win Sept. 14 at Longchamp.

  • Zarkava Sizzles at Longchamp

    Zarkava remained undefeated with an emphatic two length victory over Goldikova in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (Fr-I) at Longchamp May 11. With the win, the 3-year-old filly set a new stakes record for the classic, completing the eight furlongs in 1:35.2, which surpassed the previous mark of 1:35.7 set by Zalaiyka in 1998 and equaled by Torrestrella in 2004.

  • Darjina Sinks Finsceal Beo in French One Thousand

    Finsceal Beo, romping winner of the One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) at Newmarket one week ago, came within a whisker of adding the French equivalent to her legend when she was defeated by a head by Darjina in the final strides Sunday at Longchamp.

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    Ouija Board Earns Second Female Turf Eclipse

    Another repeat for Lord Derby's globe-trotting mare Ouija Board -- first in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), and because of that performance, a second title as champion grass mare.

  • Shirocco Earns Raves After Smashing Return

    Shirocco made many believers in the States last fall with his impressive win in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) at Belmont Park. But after the 5-year-old Andre Fabre trainee's easy win in his first race of the 2006 season, the Jockey Club Stakes (Eng-II) at Newmarket Sunday, it is possible that he could be the next big thing in European racing.

  • Shawanda Brilliant in Prix Vermeille Triumph

    Brilliant Irish Oaks (Ire-I) winner Shawanda turned in another scintillating performance when winning the Prix Vermeille Lucien Barriere (Fr-I) on Sunday at Longchamp.

  • Kinane Breaks Wrist, to Miss Irish Champion

    Irish Jockey Mick Kinane has a broken right wrist, it was confirmed Sunday, and will miss four to six weeks. He'll be unable to ride Azamour in the Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) on Sept. 10 at Leopardstown as a result of the injury.

  • Whipper Wins, Attraction Fades at Deauville

    A soft course at Deauville helped the Kentucky-bred 3-year-old Whipper win Sunday's Prix Jacques Le Marois (Fr-I) at the same time it extracted a promise from the connections of Attraction to never try that footing again.

  • Injured Murtagh May Return to Ride Alamshar

    Irish jockey Johnny Murtagh, who recently stopped riding to combat weight problems and get over a back injury, could return to the saddle Wednesday and be back aboard Alamshar for the Ireland The Food Island Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday.