The world’s top trainers go into overdrive
The world’s top ten trainers – as formally established by the TRC Global Rankings algorithm – compiled an extraordinary record in the week that ended on Sunday. They absolutely dominated the most important races across the world, winning no fewer than 16 Group/Graded races.
Stradivarius on the verge of achieving ‘the impossible’ - again
If Stradivarius scoops his second Weatherbys Hamilton Stayers’ Million by repeating last year’s success in Friday’s Lonsdale Cup, it might suggest that what was widely expected to be a near impossible feat was not that tough a challenge after all. However, that would be to sell Stradivarius short.
Blink and you’ll miss it: get ready for a furious five-furlong face-off
The Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes, the last of three Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and You’re In’ contests at this week’s Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, features a potentially thrilling clash of the sprint generations down the straight five furlongs on the Knavesmire.
150 years of the ‘Midsummer Derby’: a race to make America proud
Saratogians are proud of the Travers Stakes. Most of the thousands of fans who show up every year probably don’t know that the race was first run in 1864, or that it was named for one of the men who established Saratoga Race Course; they do know that the day of the Travers is something of a local holiday, an excuse for reunions in the backyard at the track, an Read more
Stradivarius may face a tough task, but this horse showed it can be done
Many regard it a near formality that Stradivarius will scoop a second Weatherbys Hamilton Stayers’ Million by completing the same clean sweep as last year in Friday’s G2 Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup at York.
The man who has owned FOUR Horses of a Lifetime
Every owner dreams of possessing a Thoroughbred of such total dominance that he or she can be deemed the Horse of a Lifetime. The entire industry is geared towards uncovering such an animal - and, inevitably, towards celebrating a horse who can declared a champion among champions.
TRC Global Rankings Insight
#1 Ranked 18 August 2019