Entries by Geegeez News

Dettori lands Kentucky Derby ride on Society Man

Frankie Dettori has picked up the mount on Society Man in the Kentucky Derby on May 4. Dettori quit the UK to ride in America full time last year and repeatedly stated one of his main goals was to secure a ride in America’s most famous race. Having not ridden in the Churchill Downs feature […]

Botti sets sights on French Classic gold with Folgaria

Folgaria will be tasked with maintaining her unbeaten record in the French 1000 Guineas following her poignant victory at Newbury on Saturday. A truly family affair, the daughter of Due Diligence had a 100 per cent record during her two-year-old season when trained by Stefano Botti in Italy and has only recently switched to join […]

Racing Bulletin for 24/04/2024

Latest News and Features Light seeking to shine again at Sandown Olivier Peslier announces imminent retirement Bellum Justum stakes Derby claim with Epsom victory Fry confident Gidleigh Park will shine over fences Apple Away takes on strong Irish challenge at Perth Racing Insights, Wednesday 24/04/24 Task Force out to emulate exalted parents in 2000 Guineas […]

Light seeking to shine again at Sandown

Kitty’s Light is taking aim at his usual season finisher in the bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown. The gelding has been a star for trainer Christian Williams, winning big handicap events like the Eider Chase and the Scottish Grand National and going close in the Charlie Hall and the Coral Trophy. He has particularly good […]

Olivier Peslier announces imminent retirement

Olivier Peslier will retire from riding at La Teste on Thursday. The 51-year-old has enjoyed an exemplary career in the saddle, being crowned French champion on four occasions and claiming a string of big-race successes across the world. Peslier counts four victories in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on his CV, as well as […]

Bellum Justum stakes Derby claim with Epsom victory

Bellum Justum halved in price for the Derby after Andrew Balding’s colt won the Betfred Blue Riband Trial at Epsom. While he took four attempts to get off the mark as a juvenile, the form of his win over Kevin Ryan’s Inisherin now looks much stronger than it did at the time and he took […]

Fry confident Gidleigh Park will shine over fences

Harry Fry is excited to see what Gidleigh Park can achieve over fences next season following his sixth-place finish in the Albert Bartlett at the Cheltenham Festival. Impressive on his racecourse debut in a Chepstow bumper in the spring of last year, the six-year-old this term established himself as one of Britain’s leading novice hurdlers […]

Apple Away takes on strong Irish challenge at Perth

Lucinda Russell’s Apple Away looks to round off her season with a win in the Robertson Homes Fair Maid Of Perth Mares’ Chase at Perth. A Grade One winner over hurdles for owners Old Gold Racing, this term she has turned her hand to chasing without quite matching that success. Placed in graded races at […]

Burke eyeing up York date for sprint duo

The 1895 Duke Of York Clipper Stakes appears the preferred next stop for Karl Burke-trained sprinters Spycatcher and Marshman following their mixed efforts in Newmarket’s Abernant Stakes. It was the Highclere Thoroughbreds-owned Spycatcher who performed best of the Spigot Lodge pair, finishing third and beaten less than a length by winner Washington Heights, having lost […]

Racing Bulletin for 23/04/2024

Latest News and Features Deira Mile enhances Derby prospects with Windsor win Azure Blue camp eyeing York return for comeback spin Commonwealth Cup now the big target for Relief Rally Racing Insights, Tuesday 23/04/24 O’Brien Epsom raider has Rock-solid form credentials Team Mullins already plotting another title challenge if successful Burrows pencils in early summer […]

Deira Mile enhances Derby prospects with Windsor win

Owner Ahmad Al Shaik is again dreaming of Derby glory after Deira Mile broke his duck in routine fashion at Windsor. Dubai Mile was ninth in the Epsom Classic last year carrying the Green Team Racing colours and hopes are high of an improved placing this term. The Owen Burrows-trained Deira Mile remained a maiden […]

Azure Blue camp eyeing York return for comeback spin

Azure Blue has the defence of her 1895 Duke of York Clipper Stakes title pencilled in on the calendar as Michael Dods prepares his star speedster for her impending return to action. The five-year-old appeared to be on a real upward curve in the sprint division around this time last year and followed up a […]

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