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News from Kranji Friday

Saturday will see the long-awaited return of International Racing at Kranji with the running of the Kranji Mile.

Almond Eye wins her second leg of triple crown

At Tokyo on Sunday the daughter of Lord Kanaloa Almond Eye added the Yushun Himba or Oaks to her Oka Sho win.

Oleander-Rennen at Hoppegarten Sunday

The 47th running of the G2 Oleander-Rennen for 4y+ over 3200m on good going took place on Sunday.

On The Go wins Grand Steeple-chase de Paris

He defeated Perfect Impulse with Edward d'Argent third.

A summer festival in Rome

Appropriately named Summer Festival won the Derby Italiano on Sunday for Cristian Demuro and Alduino Botti.

Sywalk's cakewalk at Kranji

In the second of the Kranji Bs on the polytrack on Sunday Skywalk traveled 4 wide for much of the journey but was convincing in the win.

Purton 4-timer at Sha Tin on Sunday

Zac Purton is only four wins away from Joao Moreira's total of winners to date in the Hong Kong Jockeys' Championship.

Yushun Himba 2018

There are 6 Deep Impact daughters and 4 Rulerships in the field for the Yushun Himba – Japanese Oaks.

Big day of jumps at Auteuil

Three Grade 1 jumps races have lured Willie Mullins to send over a strong team.

Derby Italiano 2018

Capanelle will host the 135th running of the Italian Derby on Sunday.

Two Kranji Bs on Sunday

Two Kranji Bs over 1100m on the polytrack must mean that this is a very popular race!

A jewel of a day at Sha Tin

With races named after precious and semi-precious stones we have to wait to the end of the day for the jewel in the crown.

Rhododendrum shows the boys

The Lockinge G1 for 2018 has been won by the brave O'Brien filly Rhododendrum in a tight finish with Lightning Spear.

Justify wins the Preakness

In atrocious conditions – even worse than for the Derby – Justify took the second leg of the Triple Crown.

Stradivarius in tune

The Yorkshire Cup afforded Stardivarius an opportunity to show his class and talent in an impressive win over the 2800m trip.

A wet Preakness

This should not worry Justify considering he won the Kentucky Derby in similar conditions.

The Lion roared

Roaring Lion ran a blinder in the Dante at York on Thursday and looks like becoming a serious challenger for the Derby.

Harry Angel no problem

Harry Angel ran like an odds-on favourite should in winning the Duke of York by 2 lengths at York on opening day.

French officials change Longchamp track

Officials from France-Galop have succumbed to pressure from various sources but in particular the jockeys and will switch tracks for the next two meetings

Your's Dante meeting starts Wednesday

The very popular York Dante gets underway with a G2 and a G3 which have plenty to consider for future events.

French jockeys are very angry

French jockeys ave issued a press release regarding the situation at Longchamp on Sunday after Race 4 when they considered the track dangerous,

Drama at Paris-Longchamp

This was an extraordinary day when the jockeys declared that the track was dangerous ahead of the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches.

Hazapour wins Derby Trial at Leopardstown

The O'Brien trifecta didn't happen as Dermot Weld's Hazapour had other ideas and came through to claim victory.

Victoria Mile in the rain

The heavens opened and the Victoria Mile was run in pouring rain but this did not cause any problems for Jour Polaire.

California Whip wins HK-Macau trophy

On a day in which the stewards were working overtime, California Whip showed his liking for the 1400m by winning the feature.

Trials at Leopardstown Sunday

Trials for the Irish 1000 Guineas and the Derby are the features of the Leopardstown Sunday card.

French Guineas Day

The renewed Longchamp now branded as "Paris-Longchamp" will have its first big test on Sunday as it hosts the French Guineas races.

Man o'War at Belmont on Saturday

This is a Gr 1 over 2299m for the 4y+ horses and on the turf track. A field of 10 will line up.

"Mr Chester" gets his fourth Chester Cup

Marwin Koukash the colourful owner known as "Mr Chester" has collected his fourth Chester Cup thanks to his horse Magic Circle.

Victoria Mile at Tokyo Sunday

This race has a great line-up of ladies of the turf who are sure to make this race an exciting affair.

Demolition Derby at Lyon-Parilly

Morning rain on the track had created a skating rink surface for the races at Lyon-Pariily on Thursday.

No wonder Aidan loves Chester

Aidan O'Brien's runners Rostropovich in the Dee and Idaho in the Ormonde both won their races by over 3 lengths on Thursday.

Another Deep Impact on the radar

Super Japanese stallion Deep Impact is having an impact on racing all over the world these days with the latest being Study of Man in France.

Chester happenings

The Cheshire Oaks went to Aiden O'Brien's filly Magic Wand who was impressive in this step in her upwards progress.

Chester meeting starts Wednesday

Racing has been happening in Chester for the longest time and the track is one of the most iconic in Europe.

Mega upset in 1000 Guineas

The weather was fine, the track was good and yet the G1 1000 Guineas went to the biggest priced winner ever!

Exultant provides staying display

The HKJC should consider programing more races for stayers after the brilliant display by Exultant in winning the Queen Mother Memorial Cup.

Keiai Nautique wins NHK Mile

We tipped him last time out and he let us down so we bypassed him this time which was a very unfortunate decision.

And the rest of Kentucky Derby day

The rain (which was not in the forecast originally) and the mud were the dominant memories of the 144th Derby Day.

Another Coolmore Classic

Saxon Warrior won the 2000 Guineas and we are not sure but could be the first won by a father and son?

Churchill Downs Oaks Day 2018

The Oaks itself went to the favourite Monomy Girl who showed true grit in winning.

Justify splashes through the mud

The 144th Kentucky Derby has been won by Justify because apart from his being a very promising horse he got a great break.

Now for the 1000 Guineas 2018

The weather continues to be good at Newmarket and Sunday's group races start with the Dahlia Stakes, G2 for f&m over 1800.

Viviano victorious

The number missing from his form stats was "1" but Vlad Duric managed to push Viviano out to get his win in a 4-way go.

Queen Mother Memorial Cup 2018

This G3, which has a most beautiful trophy, is one of the three 2400m races in Hong Kong.

The 144th Kentucky Derby

The moment Ryan Moore applied the afterburners to Mendelssohn in Dubai we declared him for this race,

Guineas weekend at sunny Newmarket

Summer has arrived at Newmarket with sunshine and light breezes expected for the two days of the Guineas weekend.

Kentucky Oaks 2018

The weather has gone from chilly winter to beautiful spring with summer-like temperatures at Churchill Downs for the big weekend.

Kranji kicks off a big weekend

It's one of the biggest weekends in racing with the Kentucky Oaks and Derby and the Guinease in England.

So that was Champions Day 2018.

This was the first time that the three G1s had been run on the same day and it provided a great day of racing.

Tenno Sho (Spring) won by Rainbow Line

It was a bitter-sweet victory as just as he crossed the line he seemed to take a wrong step and suffered an injury to his leg.

Official Opening of ParisLongchamp

Unfortunately the rain also accepted the invitation to the event but didn't cause too much trouble and the track was barely affected.

Santa Anita Saturday

With only a week to go to the big races at Churchill Downs it was a pretty quiet weekend in the USA.

Ex Hong Kong horse wins in Singapore

It's been a busy weekend right through the racing world so we will start off with Friday's G2s at Kranji.