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Seven for Hello Youmzain Cambridge Stud shuttler Hello Youmzain (Kodiac) sired two new winners in an across-the-card double in France on Monday. The Pascal Bary-trained Burn To Shine (2 c ex Angel Falls by Kingmambo) got the ball rolling when he scored at the third time of asking in a 1600-metre maiden at Saint-Malo. Having hit the front with 200 metres left to run, he held off the late challenge of Libyan Pharoah (American Pharoah) to score by a half-length. There was a further two lengths b... Read More

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HK: Golden Sixty claims fourth Champion Miler Trophy Golden Sixty (Medaglia D’Oro) was named Hong Kong’s Champion Miler for the fourth year in succession during the Champion Awards ceremony at Rosewood Hotel on Friday evening. Also a three-time Hong Kong Horse of the Year, Golden Sixty has earned HK$167,170,600 (approx. AU$31.58 million) in career prize-money with 26 wins from 31 starts, including ten Group 1 triumphs. He has earned more money and won more Group 1 races than any other hor... Read More

Australia Latest

Eight for Blue Point Darley shuttler Blue Point (Shamardal) saw his tally of Australian winners rise to eight on Monday after both Blue Stratum (2 c ex Tawteen by Stratum) and Kirk (2 c ex Shush by Redoute’s Choice) scored on Pakenham’s ten-race card on the synthetic surface. The Tony and Calvin McEvoy-trained Blue Stratum got the double up and running when scoring in a 1000-metre maiden, the opening contest of the day. Ridden by Beau Mertens, the colt, who finished second in the Maribyrn... Read More

New Zealand Latest

Blinkers bring out best in Defining The addition of blinkers allowed New Zealand-bred mare Defining (Not A Single Doubt) to show her true colours in a 1400-metre handicap at Randwick on Saturday. The five-year-old had been consistently close up in all of her recent starts, finishing within two lengths of the winner in running three placings at Warwick Farm in May and June before a close last-start fourth at Rosehill on June 29. Annabel Neasham put blinkers on for Saturday’s race and Definin... Read More