King’s Best dies aged 22

King’s Best, winner of the 2,000 Guineas at the start of the millennium and sire of Epsom Derby hero Workforce, has been euthanised at Darley in Japan following complications due to colic.

Sea The Stars scores a first Southern Hemisphere Group I

Gilltown Stud sire SEA THE STARS broke new frontiers on Saturday as his son SHRAAOH stayed on strongly to lift his first Group 1 during the Championship Meeting at Royal Randwick.

Baffert believes Justify, Pharoah will thrive in Australia

A radio station wanted to know what American trainer Bob Baffert thought of Winx (Street Cry {Ire}). Like virtually everyone else, he used every superlative he could think of to describe her racing career and then offered some advice to her owners.

First Bird Song foals arrive at Gainesway

The first foals by multiple graded stakes winner Bird Song, a son of the late prominent sire Unbridled’s Song and Eclipse champion 3-year-old filly Bird Town, have arrived at Gainesway

Darley-sired fillies to the fore in French Classic trial

Shamardal and Dubawi look to have two very smart fillies in the making, after their daughters Castle Lady and Imperial Charm finished first and second in the G3 Prix de la Grotte at Longchamp on Sunday, 14 April.

Camphoratus Gives Byword First Grade 1 Winner

Camphoratus, a 66-1 raider from KwaZulu-Natal, was the shock winner of the HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes on Royal Day at Turffontein.