The fourth International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR), held February 20 as part of the Asian Racing Conference (ARC) in Cape Town, South Africa, featured presentations from representatives of four racing jurisdictions on their advancements in aftercare practices as well as discussions pertaining to the importance of developing effective aftercare programs.

Fourth IFAR Highlights Global Progress in Care of Thoroughbreds Following Racing & Breeding Careers


The fourth International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR), held February 20 as part of the Asian Racing Conference (ARC) in Cape Town, South Africa, featured presentations from representatives of four racing jurisdictions on their advancements in aftercare practices as well as discussions pertaining to the importance of developing effective aftercare programs.

Kimbear Mauls Way to Maktoum Challenge Win; Benbatl Buries Singspiel Foes


Thursday’s second meeting of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival was presented by pillar partner Longines and officially highlighted by the Group 2 $350,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 over 1600m on the dirt track and Group 2 Singspiel Stakes over 1800m on turf.

Umm Qarn’s AAHIL & JABALAH and Al Shaqab Racing’s AL NAAMA win big


Umm Qarn’s AAHIL (Munjiz x Daniah) had finished second behind Al Naif Racing’s MOLHEB AL NAIF (Amer x Kesbah) last month. But Alban Elie Marie De Mieulle’s ward went one better this time round in fantastic fashion in Thursday’s H.H SHEIKH ABDULLAH BIN KHALIFA AL THANI TROPHY (4yo & older Local PA) beating some top horses in the country for his sixth career victory.

Young guns square off in Wednesday’s Happy Valley finale


Wednesday’s (15 January) nine-race card at Happy Valley rounds out with a cracking finale as emerging talents Highly Proactive (132lb) and Snap Fit (129lb) lock horns in the Class 3 Chater Handicap (1200m).

Alligator Blood’s owners snap up a bargain buy of the turf


Alligator Blood wins the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas at the Gold Coast Turf Club after a dramatic journey to the track

How a working holiday turned into a Magic result for a US syndicate


When Ciaron Maher welcomed a retired college volleyball player from the United States to his stable, thinking he would be sharing one of his best moments in racing with her was probably furthest from his mind.

Private Secretary aims to boost Classic Series credentials


Private Secretary sprang straight into Four-Year-Old Classic Series consideration with a smart step-out victory last month and Tony Cruz’s charge will aim to up the ante in the Class 2 Lung Kong Handicap (1600m) at Sha Tin on Saturday, 11 January.