Posts Tagged "Frankel"
The first European visitors to Melbourne go into quarantine tonight our time, ahead of the first shipment which arrives into Melbourne on AFL grand final day.
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Last Tuesday the legendary English horse trainer Sir Henry Cecil passed away. Over a period of 43 years he trained 25 classic winners, 75 Royal Ascot winners and was Champion Trainer 10 times.
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At the conclusion of this season’s Autumn Carnival, three champions in their own right will have begun their journey into retirement.
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The Australian breeding industry has been sent in to a frenzy following Juddmonte Farm’s recent announcement that their unbeaten champion Frankel would be made available to a select group of mares to Southern Hemisphere time this September.
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I’ve always believed that a race-caller makes a good race great. When it happens, the spine starts to tingle and your arm is covered in goosebumps.
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There were plenty of highlights in horse racing this year, and as 2012 prepares to bid us farewell I’ve picked out what I believe to be the three best races from around the world in the last 12 months.
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On Sunday morning, Australian time, the horse racing industry will farewell a legend of racing as Frankel attempts a fourteenth straight victory in the G1 Champion Stakes at Royal Ascot before retiring to stud.
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World champion thoroughbred Frankel steps out against three competitors tonight in the Group One Sussex Stakes at Goodwood over a mile. Join us for live race updates and a blog in the lead-up to the 12:10am start time.
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The Olympic Games are taking centre stage in the global sporting landscape, but a champion of a different kind is set to step out in the south of England on Wednesday night.
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The Moonee Valley Racing Club has made it their ambition to have an international field contest the 2012 Cox Plate to be held at Moonee Valley on October 27.
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World number one rated horse Frankel has produced one of the most stunning performances ever seen when taking out the opening race at Royal Ascot last night by a widening margin of 11 lengths.
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More than 5000 Australians have travelled to the 2012 Royal Ascot meeting and it gets underway this evening with a bang. Join us for live race updates tonight as we build up to the appearance of world number-one Frankel at 11:30pm who will be followed by Australian mare Ortensia at 12:05am.
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The dream match-up between Frankel and Black Caviar has no chance, after the champion Australian mare wasn’t among 36 entries in August’s Sussex Stakes when nominations were taken last Wednesday.
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World-number one racehorse Frankel makes his 2012 debut on Sunday morning in the Group One Lockinge Stakes (one mile) at Newbury, England. Join us for live race updates and a blog in the lead-up to the 12:40am AEST start time.
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Black Caviar brought up the softest win in her career on Saturday afternoon, and 30,000 adoring fans farewelled the unbeaten wonder mare before her English campaign.
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Mark this in your diary – August 2nd, 12:30am AEST. It’s the start time for the biggest sporting event this year: Frankel versus Black Caviar.
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It’s not often that a sport like horse racing is responsible for a truly great clash of the titans but that would be the case if Australia’s undefeated queen Black Caviar met the undefeated English colt Frankel in a mile race during June’s Royal Ascot Carnival.
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