Brilliant filly Qafila scored a breakthrough success at racing’s elite level when she thumped the boys winning the Group One South Australian Derby (2500m) at Morphettville today.
Circus Maximus (3c Galileo - Duntle, by Danehill Dancer) led home a 1-2 for Ballydoyle and Galileo in Thursday’s Listed Dee Stakes at Chester.
Popular Scone trainer Rod Northam won the $100,000 Inglis Scone Challenge for the fifth time on Friday saddling talented maiden Spilt (2g Choisir x My Cup Runneth Over, by Encosta de Lago) to win the lucrative sprint for horses sold as yearlings at the Inglis Scone Yearling Sale the previous year.
According to a new, national and Kentucky-based poll commissioned by The Jockey Club, horse fatalities are the single most important factor facing the horse racing industry with nearly seven in 10 likely voters (69 percent) saying that it is a “very important” issue.
Oaklawn Invitational winner Laughing Fox will make his next start in the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, May 18 at Pimlico Race Course, owner Alex Lieblong said Thursday morning.