Horse Racing

Pretty Polly plan for Wild Illusion

Charlie Appleby expects Wild Illusion to be tough to beat when she steps back up in trip in the Juddmonte Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh. The daughter of Dubawi will bid for the fourth top level success of her career, reverting back to a mile and a quarter for the Group One prize on […]

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Raceday focus: Best bets at Bathurst, Albury

BATHURST PREVIEW Gerald Ryan is bringing three “maidens” from his stable at Rosehill — two horses and the trainer himself. Ryan, a former Group 1-­winning jockey, has ridden at countless ­venues and trained winners far and wide. However, Monday will be his first visit to Bathurst, where he will saddle up blue blood Martha Heights […]

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Masar to run in Hardwicke

Masar will run in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot in preference to the Prince of Wales’s Stakes. Trainer Charlie Appleby has confirmed last year’s Epsom Derby winner will make his long-awaited return in next weekend’s Group Two over a mile and a half. The Group One Prince of Wales’s, over two furlongs shorter on […]

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Sky Bet Ebor spot up for grabs at York

Austrian School and Making Miracles will clash for the fourth time this season as they both line up for Mark Johnston in the Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Grand Cup Stakes at York on Saturday. Austrian School currently holds sway with two victories over his stable companion, but Making Miracles stepped up to the […]

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Sylvia’s Mother out to prove spring credentials

The exciting Sylvia’s Mother returns from a spell at Rosehill Gardens and her jockey Tommy Berry says she’s feeling much better than the horse that ran a close fifth behind Nakeeta Jane at Group level in February. The Team Hawkes Snitzel filly takes on capacity 13-horse field in a Benchmark 88 Handicap (1100m) and she’s […]