Female riders in the ascendancy after dominating Flemington Group races
If you needed more evidence that Australia is the land of opportunity for female jockeys, take a look at the results at Flemington in Melbourne last Saturday. Of the four Group races on the richly-endowed card, three (a G1 and two G2s) were won by horses ridden by women.
This trainer has more career victories than anyone in world racing history
There is a new world-record holder for all-time career training victories in the shape of the remarkable Peruvian-based veteran Juan Suarez Villarroel, who recently surpassed the longstanding mark set by the late Dale Baird in North America.
We’re living in the era of the superhorse
Since TRC Global Rankings began in 2011, a total of 42,080 horses have run in global Group/Graded races included in our numbers. That is a staggering amount, but it is less amazing than the fact that one of those horses won 35 times.
New stayers’ race tops the bill as $6.8m Saudi Cup undercard looks sure to attract Europeans
Europe’s leading trainers have been offered an enormous financial incentive to support Saudi Arabia’s new Saudi Cup race meeting with the unveiling of three turf races on an undercard worth a total of $6.8 million.
America’s regulatory and integrity structures are failing us
If you are reading this, you already know that Justify tested positive for the drug scopolamine after winning the Santa Anita Derby before going on to win the Triple Crown. The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) never explained to the racing public what had happened. We only learned about this development 15 months after the fact thanks to this article by Joe Drape in the New York Times Read more
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#1 Ranked 15 September 2019