Attendance may have fallen dramatically, but the International Races were still a big triumph
Just when you think Hong Kong cannot surprise any more, it turns around and stuns you. Today, the lowest ever International Races crowd attended the showcase fixture yet turnover on the ten-race card was up on last year.
No Nay Never edges past Kingman as battle of the second-season sires goes to the wire
He’s been the talk of the European breeding industry all year. Kingman, a four-time G1 winner himself, has become one of the most fashionable stallions in the world with an impressive succession of Group winners from his first two crops, including a Classic winner in the Andre Fabre-trained Persian King, who took the Poule d’Essai des Poulains at ParisLongchamp in May.
Six top-class runners who look set to tackle the Saudi Cup
The inaugural $20m Saudi Cup at Riyadh on February is global horse racing’s missing link. In providing a bridge between the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream on January 25 and the Dubai World Cup at Meydan on March 28, it provides the sport with a year-round calendar of top-class showpiece meetings with no abbreviation.
We should all support the new Safety Coalition’s bid to solve the serious challenges racing faces
On November 19, executives from America’s most important racing organizations - the Breeders’ Cup, Churchill Downs, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Keeneland, the New York Racing Association and The Stronach Group - met at Keeneland to announce the formation of the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition. Their opening paragraphs define the organization in the following manner:
TRC Global Rankings Insight
#1 Ranked 01 December 2019