Champers Elysees G1 win a timely boost for sale with a reputation for bargain buys
The victory of Champers Elysees in the G1 Coolmore Justify Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on Irish Champions Weekend was the perfect reminder of the quality and value on offer at the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale, the 2020 version of which is taking place at Newmarket next Monday and Tuesday (September 21-22).
Optimism at Goffs that Scandinavian momentum will continue at Orby Sale
Preparations are going on apace for the Goffs Orby Sale on September 30 and October 1, which will be held in Doncaster this year rather than at its traditional home Ireland.
Despite the pandemic, we can expect a significant international presence there once again, not the least from Scandinavian buyers, who have spent large sums there in recent years. Times may be tight at the moment, but Filip Zwicky (pictured below), Read more
Summer Secretary: the mare who just loved standing in water tubs
In 1973, the Eclipse Award for outstanding trainer went to H. Allen Jerkens, who masterminded not one, but two defeats of Triple Crown winner Secretariat that year. It wasn’t an easy thing to do, even if the big red colt was off his game in those two starts.
Jim Lawson: Racing must not be just another wagering commodity
Jim Lawson is the Chief Executive Officer of Woodbine Entertainment Group, a position he has been in since 2015. Prior to that, he served as the Chairman of the Jockey Club of Canada for five years. Lawson was involved in horses from an early age as his family had Thoroughbreds. He has a background in both law and sports, having been drafted by ice hockey’s Montreal Canadiens before going to Read more
Royer-Dupré reflects on a mighty career (but Enable fans might want to look away)
What has been a monumental career had been due to end in the next few weeks for France’s Alain de Royer-Dupré, principal trainer for the Aga Khan for the last 37 years. Yet, because of the many problems created by the coronavirus pandemic, His Highness has asked the trainer to stay on for another 12 months, and Royer-Dupré has agreed to oblige.
“I am happy to continue as I am Read more
TRC Global Rankings Insight
#1 Ranked 13 September 2020
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