European Round-Up

Latrobe sets up potential trip to Australia after Classic win

Trained by Joseph O’Brien, who added a first Classic success to his burgeoning record which also includes the Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) victory of Rekindling (High Chaparral) for the same connections last season, Latrobe improved markedly on the form he had shown in three previous starts this campaign to get the better of the... Read More

Alpha Centauri provides much needed star power

There is a general consensus that the current crop of milers, both amongst the three-year-olds and older horses, is an ordinary one and while Alpha Centauri produced an admirable performance when winning the Irish 1,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) at the Curragh last month, she elevated her form into a different bracket with a six-length... Read More

Laurens toughs it out in the Prix de Diane

A winner of the Fillies’ Mile (Gr 1, 1m) at Newmarket as a juvenile and the Prix Saint-Alary (Gr 1, 2000m) at Longchamp last month, Laurens added the most lucrative success of her career to date when fending off sustained challenges on both flanks in what proved a thrilling finish in the Parisian sunshine. However,... Read More

Amazing Red could continue the strong family tradition in the Melbourne Cup

A half-brother to three-time Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) place-getter Red Cadeaux (Cadeaux Genereux), Amazing Red carries the same light blue and red diamond silks of owner Ronnie Arculli and while his somewhat truncated career thus far has not quite produced the results his connections might have hoped for, this was a coming-of-age performance from... Read More

Regally-bred Masar claims Derby crown at Epsom

Saxon Warrior (Deep Impact), who posted such an impressive performance when winning the 2,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) last month, ran below that form when a well-held fourth in the Derby at Epsom on Saturday, the Charlie Appleby-trained Masar (New Approach), who finished third at Newmarket, comprehensively turning the tables on his first start over... Read More

European Classic results are still refusing to follow the script

A son of Aquis Farm shuttle stallion Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill), the Ken Condon-trained Romanised produced a vastly-improved performance on his first start over 1600 metres, running last at halfway but seeing the trip out really strongly to overhaul long-time leader and Poule d’Essai des Poulains (Gr 1, 1600m) fifth US Navy Flag (War Front)... Read More