Enable, Magical meet again in Yorkshire Oaks

Magical (purple cap) battles with Enable (pink cap) in the 2018 Breeders' Cup Turf - © Casey Phillips/Eclipse Sportswire/CSM /Breeders Cup The August 22 Darley Yorkshire Oaks (G1) at York in England is always a prestigious event, but this year, the presence of superstar mare #1 Enable has elevated the race to a new level. With nine group 1 victories under her belt, including back-to-back triumphs in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), Enable is already a [...]

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf Berth Up for Grabs in Yorkshire Oaks

A "Win and You're In" berth to the 2018 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf is on the line in Thursday's Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-I) - Photo by Michael McInally/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup The major U.S.-based contenders for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. I) are already well established, with Sistercharlie leading the charge. On Thursday, we’ll get a look at possible contenders from Europe when eight fillies and mare contest the Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-I) at [...]

2017 Year in Review: 10 Best Horses

  Everyone who follows racing will have their ideas about who the best horses in the world are. No two lists will be alike. Ignoring my unfortunate black spot regarding horses in South America and South Africa, these are my top 10 for the year.   Gun Runner topped off a wonderfully consistent season with a Breeders' Cup Classic triumph. (Photo by Steve Dalmado/Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images) Arrogate It’s a shame Arrogate ended 2017 so badly. He lost a [...]

Weather a key factor on British Champions Day

It hasn’t taken long for British Champions Day, held at Ascot Oct. 21, to become one of the best racedays in the world. Founded in 2011 by combining two Ascot feature races and three from Newmarket, it has once again drawn outstanding fields. However, punters this year will need to keep a close eye on the weather. Rain is predicted, which would change the likely outcomes of many of the races. The card begins with the two-mile British Champions Long [...]

European trio take on Quidura in E P Taylor Stakes

The Canadian International (G1) is the highlight of racing at Woodbine Oct. 15, but there is a strong undercard with plenty of good horses. Three horses have made their way from Europe for the 1 ¼-mile E P Taylor Stakes (G1) for fillies and mares, headed by the 5-2 morning-line favorite Nezwaah. The Roger Varian-trained filly finished seventh in this race last year, but has since won the Pretty Polly Stakes (G1) in Ireland and finished fourth to Enable in [...]