Saffie Osborne, the apprentice rider who took a horrible fall on the Flat at Windsor on Monday, has broken her left arm, several ribs and punctured a lung. Osborne, 18, who still combines eventing and race-riding, rode the ninth winner of her career only an hour and a half beforeRead More »
Favourite Classique Legend, ridden by Kerrin McEvoy, won the richest horse race on grass in the world, The Everest, at the Royal Randwick racecourse in Sydney on Saturday, while Verry Elleegant won the Group 1 Caulfield Cup in Melbourne. The five-year-old Classique Legend stormed home in the final 300 metres of the weight-for-age 1,200-metre sprint to seal the A$6.2 million ($4.4 million) first prize in front of a raucous crowd that had been subject to COVID-19 restrictions. The world's richest horse race is the US$20 million Saudi Cup, which is raced over 1,800 metres on a dirt track in Riyadh, with first place receiving US$10 million.
GAIN Equine Nutrition, the Irish horse feed company, said on Friday https://www.gainequinenutrition.com/blog/news/statement-from-gain-equine-nutrition-2 evening that it was investigating "the potential presence of a contaminant in some batches of our equine feed range." In all, 11 horses trained by the family trio have been withdrawn.
Nine-time Irish champion jockey Pat Smullen has died aged 43, just over a year after retiring from racing as he had treatment for pancreatic cancer, British media reported on Tuesday. Smullen, from Rhode in County Offaly, won the Epsom Derby and the Irish Derby in 2016 on Harzand, trained by Dermot Weld. Smullen was also a Gold Cup winner at Royal Ascot with Rite Of Passage, and won the Champion Stakes on Fascinating Rock.