Royal Ascot 2023: Australians Coolangatta, Cannonball aim for King's Stand

Sun Jun 18 2023Kellie Reilly

One year after Australian speedster Nature Strip ran his rivals ragged at Royal Ascot, two of his compatriots will try to follow up his performance in the King's Stand (G1).
Royal Ascot 2023: Hong Kong's Wellington looms in Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee

Sun Jun 18 2023Kellie Reilly

Hong Kong champion Wellington commands respect in his first international venture in the June 24 Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee (G1) at Royal Ascot.
Hanson: Longshot play for the 2023 Epsom Derby

Fri Jun 02 2023Vance Hanson

To give you an idea how contentious this group of 14 is, I wouldn't be utterly shocked to see any one of 10 or so reach the famed winner's enclosure.
International spotlight: 2023 Epsom Derby

Thu Jun 01 2023Kellie Reilly

The world’s original Derby (G1) at Epsom will be held on Saturday, at an earlier post time than usual thanks to the FA Cup Final. American fans will have to tune in by 8:30 a.m. (ET) to watch the 244th running of the “Blue Riband.”
Pedigree notebook: Tahiyra, Paddington turn Irish Guineas double for Siyouni

Tue May 30 2023Kellie Reilly

When Tahiyra quickened out of a pocket in Sunday’s Irish 1000 Guineas (G1), she capped a classic double at the Curragh for her sire, Siyouni. The Aga Khan’s homebred stallion was also responsible for Saturday’s Irish 2000 Guineas (G1) hero, Paddington.
Pedigree notebook: Johannesburg descendants strike gold at Pimlico

Tue May 23 2023Kellie Reilly

Former Coolmore/Ashford stallion Johannesburg, who was ultimately exported to Japan, factored in the pedigrees of several major winners during the Preakness (G1) festival.
Kentucky Derby International Scouting Report: Mandarin Hero

Sat May 06 2023Kellie Reilly

Mandarin Hero will be the third Japanese runner in Kentucky Derby 149. There are a couple of key differences from compatriots Derma Sotogake and Continuar.
A King's Coronation on 2000 Guineas Day at Newmarket

Sat May 06 2023Kellie Reilly

While much of the racing world’s attention on Saturday is focused on the Kentucky Derby (G1), earlier in the day, an heir to a centuries-long legacy will be crowned at a venue rich in tradition.
Great Britain Preview: Little Big Bear can upset Auguste Rodin in 2000 Guineas

Fri May 05 2023Alastair Bull

In all likelihood, Auguste Rodin will be a strong contender in the 2000 Guineas (G1) at Newmarket. But I’m more interested in his stablemate Little Big Bear.
Kentucky Oaks international scouting report: Mimi Kakushi

Sat Apr 29 2023Kellie Reilly

Named for a Japanese restaurant in Dubai, Mimi Kakushi is the second straight UAE Oaks (G3) winner to try the Kentucky Oaks (G1).
Grand National Preview 2023: Gaillard Du Mesnil a leading chance

Sat Apr 15 2023Alastair Bull

The huge field, the handicap conditions, the extreme distance of 4 1/4 miles, and the challenging fences mean the uncertainties are high.
Kentucky Derby International Scouting Report: Derma Sotogake

Mon Apr 10 2023Kellie Reilly

Derma Sotogake rates as Japan’s leading Kentucky Derby (G1) contender after his front-running coup on Dubai World Cup night.
Kentucky Derby International Scouting Report: Continuar

Mon Apr 10 2023Kellie Reilly

Having lost all three match-ups with leading Japanese contender Derma Sotogake, is there a case for Continuar to turn the tables in the Kentucky Derby (G1)?