Tag: Japan

Mishriff, seen here winning the Sheema Dubai Classic in March, is the 13/8 favorite in Saturday's Group 1 Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park. (Image: Mathea Kelly/Dubai Jockey Club)

Healthy, Wealthy Mishriff Returns as Eclipse Stakes Favorite

Boasting a healthier bankroll than he did opening the year, Mishriff returns from his post-Saudi Cup, post-Dubai respite on Saturday to headline a field of seven in the Group 1 Eclipse at Sandown Park in England. The top-ranked horse in the world, according to the Longines rankings, Mishriff comes into […]

Ghaiyyath's 8 1/2-length beatdown of his rivals in February's Millennium Stakes was one of four 2020 victories. The No. 1-ranked turf horse in the world retired Monday. (Image: Godolphin)

No. 1-Ranked Ghaiyyath Retires, Won’t Run Breeders’ Cup

Ghaiyyath, the No. 1-ranked turf horse in the world, retired from racing Monday after his connections discovered muscle soreness in his legs after a routine workout. Godolphin, the international racing conglomerate that owns Ghaiyyath, announced the retirement in a statement. The sudden retirement means Ghaiyyath won’t run next month’s Breeders’ […]

Enable used the September Stakes as a tune-up for her fourth consecutive Arc de Triomphe. She's going for her third victory in those four Sunday at ParisLongchamp. (Image: Eclipse Sportswire)

Possibly Tainted Feed Scratches Four as Enable Seeks Third Arc Crown

Controversy rocked the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on the eve of Europe’s richest race when standout trainer Aidan O’Brien withdrew his four remaining horses after all four failed drug tests. O’Brien pulled the four: Mogul (16/1), Serpentine (16/1), Japan (18/1) and Sovereign (100/1) after they tested positive for trace […]

Enable and Frankie Dettori face only three rivals in their bid for history in Saturday's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. (Image: Coady Photography)

Enable Running for History in King George VI and Queen Elizabeth

Horseplayers, your handicapping homework for Saturday’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes is minimal. No need to crunch volumes of numbers, because trainers for the Ascot race crunched them for you. They crunched them down to four horses for the Group 1, 1 ½-mile race at Ascot. Despite its […]

An Irish-bred horse who never raced in the land of his name, Japan goes for his second Royal Ascot victory in Wednesday's Prince of Wales's Stakes. He won last year's King Edward VII Stakes. (Image: Coolmore Farm)

Japan Rises at Royal Ascot’s Prince of Wales’ Stakes

Even with him remaining in Ireland, Aidan O’Brien remains ever-omnipresent over the Royal Ascot meet. And even with her remaining at Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth II remains ever-hopeful she can add to her victory total at Europe’s richest racing meet. O’Brien, the most dominant trainer in Europe, sends 5/4 favorite […]