Keyword: Somnus

  • Sprints Head Weekend Action in Europe

    Retrieval missions will be high on the agenda in some of the major races in Europe this weekend, when Whipper and Somnus both seek to return to winning ways in the Prix Maurice de Gheest (Fr-I) Sunday while Damson, Ireland's champion juvenile filly of last season, is dropped back to 6 furlongs for the Patrick P O'Leary Memorial Phoenix Stakes (Ire-III).

  • European Horse of the Year Ouija Board crossing the finish line in the VO5 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.

    Breeders' Cup Winner Ouija Board is European Horse of the Year

    Lord Derby's V05 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Ouija Board was named Horse Of The Year at the 2004 Cartier Racing Awards during a ceremony Wednesday night at the Four Seasons Hotel in London, England. Two Kentucky-breds -- 2-year-old male colt Shamardal and 2-year-old filly Divine Proportions -- received Cartier awards for their respective divisions

  • Tante Rose upset winner of Haydock Park's Sprint Cup.

    Tante Rose Pricks Somnus in Sprint Cup

    Taking on 18 opponents – the largest field in the history of Haydock Park's Sprint Cup (Eng-I) – surprising Tante Rose rallied from the back of the pack to overtake defending champion Somnus near the wire to win by a short head.

  • Jockey Gary Stevens set to make American return.

    Jockey Gary Stevens Returning From France

    Jockey Gary Stevens is returning to the U.S. from France, having given up his position as rider for the horses trained in by leading French conditioner Andre Fabre.

  • Somnus Upsets Oasis Dream in Haydock Rain

    Somnus, nearly last on the inside with a furlong to go, switched out for the run to the wire for jockey Ted Durcan and caught the hot favorite Oasis Dream to win the $353,000 Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (Eng-I) at rainy Haydock Park.