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15 for Intello Progressive Freddie Head-trained colt Adhamo (3 c ex Foreign Tune by Invincible Spirit) stepped up to Group company for the first time at Longchamp yesterday and stamped his Classic credentials when taking out the Prix La Force (Gr 3, 1800m). The three-year-old became the 15th individual stakes winner for his sire Intello (Galileo). Ridden by Maxime Guyon, the Wertherimer and Frere homebred put up a powerful performance to beat the Godolphin runner Erasmo (Oasis Dream) by three... Read More

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Top two-year-old Sodashi returns with Classic glory The striking pure white filly Sodashi (Kurofune) remained unbeaten and broke the track record in the Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) (Gr 1, 1600m) at Hanshin yesterday for Naosuke Sugai. Ridden by Hayato Yoshida, Sodashi hit the front in the straight and saw off the fast finishing Satono Reinas (Deep Impact) by a neck to claim the first leg of the fillies’ triple crown, while there was a further half-length back to Fine Rouge (Kizuna) in t... Read More

Australia Latest

Capricornia Yearling Sale The Capricornia Yearling Sale at Rockhampton was conducted yesterday, with a colt by Raheen Stud’s Heroic Valour (Fastnet Rock) collecting $67,500 in being knocked down to Tony Fenlon, chief executive of the Rockhampton Jockey Club. The sale was held online in 2020 amidst the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, but returned strong figures as a live sale this year, with the gross figure of $1,452,000 up 42 per cent on the 2019 sale, as 72 lots were sold with a clear... Read More

New Zealand Latest

Promising filly opens account at Pukekohe Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman's patience with three-year-old Francesca (Iffraaj) paid dividends yesterday when the daughter of Haunui shuttler Iffraaj (Zafonic) returned to break her maiden over 1400 metres at Pukekohe. She has not been seen since last August, having ran fourth on debut to subsequent stakes winners Miss Aotearoa (Per Incanto) and Atishu (Savabeel) and finished runner-up to Sheza Jakkal (Jakkalberry), before spelling for time to matu... Read More