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Four for Too Darn Hot Darley shuttler Too Darn Hot (Dubawi) sired his fourth individual stakes winner yesterday when Alyanaabi (2 c ex Alyamaama by Kitten’s Joy) got up in the nick of time to land the Tattersalls Stakes (Gr 3, 7f) at Newmarket. Ridden by Jim Crowley for trainer Owen Burrows, the colt found room late in the contest and came home strongly to grab Boiling Point in the dying strides to score by a short-head, providing Too Darn Hot with a quinella in the race. The front two fini... Read More

Asia Latest

HK: Lor chasing more Group success Frankie Lor hopes to add the National Day Cup Handicap (Gr 3, 1000m) at Sha Tin on Sunday to last weekend’s Celebration Cup Handicap (Gr 3, 1400m) success when he saddles Adios (Snitzel) and Rewarding Together (Pierro) in the sprint feature. Needing only one more victory to reach the 400-win milestone in Hong Kong, the 2021/22 champion trainer is optimistic Adios or Rewarding Together can prevail. “I hope so, I always try,” Lor said. “There wasn’t ... Read More

Australia Latest

Heathcote chases Everest slot for Rothfire A win in tonight’s Moir Stakes (Gr 1, 1000m) at Moonee Valley could land the Robert Heathcote-trained Rothfire (Rothesay) a slot in next month’s The Everest (1200m), a race the six-year-old has twice missed out on due to injury and poor form. “We've had two cracks before, when he was selected,” Heathcote told RacingHQ. “He was favourite for the Golden Rose and that's when he suffered a sesamoid injury and two years later, he ran well in The... Read More

New Zealand Latest

NZB Airfreight launches Auckland-Christchurch return service In a coup for the New Zealand racing industry, equine domestic flights between Auckland and Christchurch are set to return from next month. The service, offered by IRT and NZB Airfreight, will feature return flights on a weekly and on-demand basis, giving trainers the flexibility to travel between the two islands. “We have been working for a number of months trying to get things in line to get [domestic flights] back up and runnin... Read More