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US: Leslie’s Lady dies Clarkland Farm's horse of a lifetime Leslie's Lady (Tricky Creek) has died at the age of 26. The 2016 Broodmare of the Year passed away peacefully during the early hours of Monday morning according to Marty Buckner, who runs the family farm with her father Fred Mitchell. Mitchell and his late wife Nancy purchased the daughter of Tricky Creek (Clever Trick) for US$100,000 at the 2006 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. A stakes winner with more than US$187,000 in c... Read More

Asia Latest

HK: Teetan eager to partner Warrior Fresh off securing his 500th win in Hong Kong, Karis Teetan is not about to sit back on his success so far, as he prepares to partner the unbeaten Romantic Warrior (Acclamation) in Sunday’s HK$12 million Hong Kong Classic Mile (Listed, 1600m). Arriving in Hong Kong for the 2013/14 season, Teetan savoured instant success with a win at his first ride and 50 through his maiden term. Since then, he’s added another 450, and collected a trio of Group 1's with... Read More

Australia Latest

Verry Elleegant named world’s best mare for 2021 Verry Elleegant (Zed) has been ranked as the world's best mare as the Longines World's Best Racehorse was revealed yesterday at an online ceremony hosted from the National Racing Museum in Newmarket. The six-year-old daughter of Zed (Zabeel) won four Group 1 contests in 2021 in a year that was highlighted by her runaway success in the Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) on November 2. The Chris Waller-trained mare finished tied 15th in the overall ra... Read More

New Zealand Latest

$2.4 million prize-money boost for NZ racing The Board of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) has announced further stakes increases of $2.4 million for the period between April 3 to August 26 2022 and includes stakes lifts across the board. The NZTR announced in July that there would be a $7 million injection into stakes and NZTR chairman Cameron George re-emphasised that the NZTR Board has created a rolling funding policy. “As opposed to announcing increases across a full racing season... Read More