Keyword: Mark Johnston

  • Lot 175 by New Approach

    Tattersalls Top Pair to Shadwell Estates

    Tattersalls kicked off its first round of late-season sales Nov. 23 with a one-day yearling auction that saw median rise by a double-digit percentage and Shadwell Estates securing the topped priced colt and filly.

  • Lumiere Gate-to-Wire in Cheveley Park Win

    Lumiere was quickest from the gate and held her command to win the Connolly's Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes (Eng-I) for 2-year-old fillies in a stirring finish Sept. 26 at Newmarket.

  • Rosdhu Queen (left) stays unbeated in the Jaguar Cars Cheveley Park Stakes.
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    Rosdhu Queen Makes All in Cheveley Park

    Rosdhu Queen maintained her unbeaten record after making all the pace to win the Jaguar Cars Cheveley Park Stakes (Eng-I) for two-year-old fillies on September 29 at Newmarket.

  • Steeler Tenacious in Juddmonte Royal Lodge

    Steeler scored a clear win Sept. 29 in the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket, becoming the first graded or group winner for Darley's freshman sire Raven's Pass.

  • Dead-Heat in Thrilling Irish St. Leger

    Jukebox Jury and Duncan provided a scintillating finish to the $296,000 Irish Field St. Leger (Ire-I), hitting the wire together to dead-heat in the last Irish classic race of the season Sept. 10.

  • Rainbow View dominates the Meon Valley Stud Fillies' Mile at Ascot.

    Rainbow View Iridescent in Fillies' Mile

    Rainbow View remained perfect with a dominating 2 1/2-length victory in the Meon Valley Stud Fillies' Mile (Eng-I) at Ascot Sept. 27. The victory was one of two group I wins on the day for trainer John Gosden and jockey Jimmy Fortune, who also teamed up to capture the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Sponsored by Sony) (Eng-I) with Raven's Pass.

  • The late Sheikh Maktoum.

    Racing World Reacts to Sheikh Maktoum's Death

    Participants in U.S. and European racing, including some who trained for and worked closely with the late Sheikh Maktoum, have expressed surprise and sorrow over the prominent horse owner and breeder's death Wednesday of an apparent heart attack at age 62.

  • 'Pearls' On World Cup Trail for Mark Johnston

    English-based trainer Mark Johnston, whose 120 winners this year are more than anybody else, including champion trainer Saeed bin Suroor (115), anticipates a successful journey to Dubai for the 2005 Dubai International Racing Carnival.

  • Attraction Faces Four in Sun Chariot Stakes

    The dual One Thousand Guineas heroine Attraction will face four rivals when she bids to regain winnning form in the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (Eng-I) over Newmarket's Rowley Mile Saturday.

  • 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.

  • Rowland in Critical Condition; Turfway Cancels Thursday Card

    Out of continuing concern for the condition of jockey Michael Rowland, injured in a three-horse spill at Turfway Park Wednesday, track officials have cancelled live racing for Thursday. The decision was made in consultation with the trainers and jockeys based at Turfway.

  • State Shinto Lands Feature at Dubai Racing Carnival

    The opening night of the inaugural Dubai International Racing Carnival would certainly have to be deemed a success, as 26 of the international horses trained on the Nad Al Sheba track lined up in the five Thoroughbred races.

  • Lucky Story Game Winner of Champagne Stakes

    Abdullah Buhaleeba's Lucky Story solidified his status as the early favorite for next year's Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) when he gamely held off Auditorium to win Friday's Champagne Stakes (Eng-II) at England's Doncaster Racecourse.

  • Deceased Kris S Gets Another English Winner

    Kris S., already the sire this year of Vodafone Derby winner Kris Kin, was represented today at Glorious Goodwood by Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (Eng-II) winner Lucky Story.

  • Jockey Mark Johnston Returns to Maryland

    Jockey Mark Johnston, the third leading rider in Maryland history, has decided to return to Pimlico and Laurel Park on a fulltime basis after spending the spring on the Southern California circuit.

  • Attraction On Stage in Cherry Hinton

    Duke of Roxburghe's Attraction continued her dominance over the 2-year-old filly division in Europe with an impressive five-length triumph in Tuesday's Chippenham Lodge Cherry Hinton (Eng-II) at Newmarket, England.

  • Attraction Remains Unbeaten with Queen Mary Win

    The Duke of Roxburghe's homebred Attraction remained unbeaten as the 2-year-old filly defeated 13 of her peers in Wednesday's Queen Mary Stakes (Eng-III) at Ascot. Attraction led for the entirety of the five-furlong race, and finished three lengths ahead of Sheikh Mohammed's Catstar (Storm Cat--Advancing Star).

  • Mark Johnston Riding Tall at Santa Anita

    Mark Johnston has been riding at Santa Anita for less than a week, but at five feet, nine inches, he's made an impression, especially in the jockeys' room, where he towers over his peers.

  • Toccet Does the Talking in Laurel Futurity

    Toccet ran to an easy 6 1/2-length victory in the $100,000 Laurel Futurity (gr. III) Saturday, while Makin Heat captured the $100,000 Selima for 2-year-old fillies.

  • Systematic Rounds Out Year With Ascot Win

    Systematic ended a sparkling second season in typically tenacious style when he fought back to beat Warrsan by half a length in the Group III Young Vic Theatre Cumberland Lodge Stakes at Ascot Sunday.

  • Jockey Mark Johnston Breaks Wrist

    Jockey Mark Johnston, who last week passed the 3,000 wins mark, fractured his wrist Saturday afternoon at Delaware Park. He broke the radius bone in his left wrist when Mt. Moran stumbled at the gate and tossed him.

  • Royal Ascot lived up to its name Thursday, as carriages brought the royal family to the racecourse and Royal Rebel won the Gold Cup.

    Royal Rebel Repeats in Ascot Gold Cup

    Back-to-back winner of the Ascot Gold Cup (Eng-I). That title now belongs to Royal Rebel just as such past heroes as Drum Taps, LeMoss, and Ardross.

  • Fight Your Corner Running in Epsom Derby

    Fight Your Corner, winner of the Chester Vase, will run in the Vodafone Epsom Derby. Sheikh Mohammed, who bought the colt to race in the colors of his son, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed al Maktoum, made the decision to pay a £90,000 supplementary fee after consulting with Sheikh Hamdan and trainer Mark Johnston.

  • Johnston to Use Delaware Park as Springboard

    Mark Johnston, a leading rider in Maryland for more than a decade, will begin riding at Delaware Park when the track opens April 7. For the first time since late 1989, Johnston will be based somewhere other than<br>Maryland.