Stradivarius can beat the fillies and mares and the rest of the field in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on the first Sunday in October, which would make him the first horse to win the Longchamp feature and the Gold Cup at Ascot.
Godolphin colt Pinatubo got back on the winning trail with a stylish victory in the Group One Prix Jean Prat at Deauville. Charlie Appleby’s stable star was crowned last season’s champion two-year-old after an unbeaten six-race campaign – and was unsurprisingly all the rage for last month’s 2000 Guineas. However, the Shamardal colt could finish[...]
Donnacha O’Brien’s Fancy Blue has led home an Irish one-two-three in the Prix de Diane at Chantilly. The former dual champion jockey only took out his training licence earlier this year, following in the footsteps of his father Aidan O’Brien – who completed the Derby and Oaks double at Epsom on Saturday – and his[...]
Way To Paris registered the first Group One win of his career at the age of seven in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud. The popular grey, trained by Andrea Marcialis, has a series of creditable runs at the highest level to his name, but had previously always found one or two too good. Sent off[...]
Racing will resume in France as scheduled despite a last-minute threat to the plan. A report on Friday suggested a late challenge may be made to the government’s decision to allow racing to return on Monday, with France Galop and its trotting equivalent confirming they had been in discussions regarding the resumption plans. However, France[...]
Racing will resume in France as scheduled on Monday despite a last-minute threat to the plan. A report suggested a late challenge may be made to the government’s decision to allow racing to return, with France Galop and its trotting equivalent confirming they had been in discussions regarding the resumption plans. However, France Galop president[...]
France Galop continues to work towards a racing return despite reports of a possible last-minute threat to the plan. A report on Friday suggested a late challenge may be made to the government’s decision to allow racing to resume in France, with cards scheduled at ParisLongchamp, Compiegne and Toulouse on Monday. France Galop and its[...]
Racing in France is poised to return next week with Paris police giving permission for the sport to resume at ParisLongchamp, the home of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. There have been no meetings since March 17 because of the coronavirus pandemic, with a number of meetings held without spectators leading up to that[...]
Racing is still on track to resume in France despite other professional sports remaining on hold for some months. The racing industry comes under the jurisdiction of France’s agriculture department not the sports ministry. French prime minister Edouard Philippe announced on Tuesday that because of the coronavirus pandemic, professional sport would not restart before September[...]
French racing could resume within weeks under strict health conditions and restricted to local participants for the time being. France Galop has marked down May 11 as the date racing could resume behind closed doors. The sport has been suspended since March 17 because of the coronavirus pandemic, with a number of meetings held without[...]
France Galop has had what it describes as a positive and constructive meeting with French government authorities regarding a return to racing. Meetings have been suspended since March 17 because of the coronavirus crisis but hope remains that action could resume next month behind closed doors. France Galop president Edouard de Rothschild consulted with members[...]
France Galop remains hopeful of resuming racing behind closed doors in May. French racing was staged without spectators last month before France Galop announced a suspension of meetings between March 17 and April 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic. While French President Emmanuel Macron has extended the country’s lockdown until May 11, France Galop and[...]
The public will be barred from three upcoming race meetings in France in a response to the coronavirus outbreak. The meetings on Monday (Tuesday AEDT) and Wednesday at Compiegne will be held without spectators, with the order coming from the mayor of Compiegne and the president of the Compiegne Racing Society. It is a similar[...]
Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe-winning jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot has strongly denied allegations of rape made against him. Boudot, 27, who won Europe’s premier middle-distance race in October aboard Waldgeist, was at a police station in Chantilly on Thursday, where he voluntarily spoke to investigators. The allegations are believed to concern an evening in August 2015,[...]
Enable is joint-top in overall rankings, while Pinatubo has something in hand over his nearest rivals in two-year-old standings. The rankings can be converted into naps, so Enable and Pinatubo are standout ante-post bets for the 2020 Flat season.