Clive Cox

Poor Bloodwork Likely Culprit in Supremacy's Pavilion Run

Group 1 winner Supremacy (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}), who ran eighth and last in the G3 Pavilion S. as the 10-11 crowd's pick at Ascot on Apr. 28, returned a poor blood test after the race, trainer Clive Cox announced on Wednesday. Trainer Clive Cox said, "We have had a less than perfect blood result from him. We're leaving no stone unturned in the hope of rectifying the situation, which was far below expectations. We've had many tests--and without having a complete conclusion yet, we're hoping we can get him back...

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Commonwealth Cup Goal For Supremacy

Last year's G1 Middle Park S. winner Supremacy (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) has wintered well, according to trainer Clive Cox, and will stick to sprints for his 3-year-old campaign, with the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot his key early season target. Cox said the G3 Pavilion S. at Ascot on Apr. 28 and the G2 Sandy Lane S. at Haydock on May 22 are under consideration as starting points for the colt. "Supremacy will stay at six furlongs, so we're looking at the Pavilion, the normal sprinting route--with possibly the...

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Racing League Teams Taking Shape

John Gosden, alongside fellow Newmarket trainers Sir Mark Prescott, Robert Cowell and David Simcock, will make up one of the dozen teams of the Racing League tournament which begins next summer. Another Newmarket team is comprised of Michael Bell, Ed Dunlop, James Fanshawe and Roger Varian. Clive Cox, Nicky Henderson, Charlie Hills and Jamie Osborne are representing Lambourn. Another team is Mick Appleby, Michael Dods, David O'Meara and Paul Midgley. Mick Channon has joined Paul and Oliver Cole, Eve Johnson Houghton and Hughie Morrison. France will also send a team...

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Golden Horde Retired From Racing

This year's G1 Commonwealth Cup winner Golden Horde (Ire) (Lethal Force {Ire}-Entreat {GB}, by Pivotal {GB}) has been retired from racing after suffering a tendon injury. Stud plans have not yet been decided. "He suffered a tendon issue that proved to be longer term than first realised, so rather than miss a complete season it was with reluctance that it was decided to retire him to stud," said trainer Clive Cox. "He was the best horse owned so far by HH Sheikh Sultan Al Deen bin Mohammed bin Salman Al...

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G1SW Golden Horde Sore, Will Skip Champions Day

Golden Horde (Ire) (Lethal Force {Ire}) is out of contention for the Oct. 17 G1 QIPCO British Champions Sprint S. after sustaining a setback, the Racing Post reported on Sunday. The AlMohamediya Racing colourbearer won the G1 Commonwealth Cup S. at Royal Ascot earlier this season, before running third in the July 11 G1 Darley July Cup S. and fifth in the Aug. 9 G1 LARC Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville. The 3-year-old colt reported home third in the G1 Betfair Sprint Cup S. at Haydock when last seen...

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Nando Parrado Camp Opts for Lagerdere

Marie McCartan's Group 2 winner Nando Parrado (GB) (Kodiac {GB}), runner-up in the G1 Darley Prix Morny at Deauville on Aug. 23, will step forward in the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at ParisLongchamp on Sunday. The G1 Dewhurst S. had been the plan, but the Paris region has more rain in the forecast, and the course is already rated soft. The Clive Cox trainee won the G2 Coventry S. at Royal Ascot. "With the [wet] forecast, he's actually going to travel to France on Sunday for the Lagardere," Cox told...

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Golden Horde All Set for Champions Sprint S.

G1 Commonwealth Cup S. hero Golden Horde (Ire) (Lethal Force {Ire}) will make his next start in the G1 QIPCO Champions Sprint S. on Oct. 17, trainer Clive Cox announced on Monday. Third in the G1 Darley July Cup S. at Newmarket on July 11, the AlMohamediya Racing colourbearer was fifth in the G1 LARC Prix Maurice de Gheest on Aug. 9 and completed the trifecta in the G1 Betfair Sprint Cup S. at Haydock on Sept. 5. "He'll most definitely go there," said Cox. "That was definitely the worst...

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The Weekly Wrap: What Hollie Did Next

It has been both a good week and a bad week for women in British racing. Hollie Doyle has already featured in this column on several occasions this season but when her achievements make the evening news bulletin on BBC Radio 4, then it's worth revisiting the subject of this fast-rising jockey. When lockdown started, and racecourses in Europe were shuttered for at least two months, it was Doyle's partner Tom Marquand who grabbed the headlines with his Group 1-winning rides in Australia. Marquand is still 10 wins ahead of...

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First Black-Type Winner For Belardo As Isabella Giles Impresses

Kildangan Stud's first-season sire Belardo (Ire) was off the mark in black-type company on Saturday as his daughter Isabella Giles (Ire) ran away with Goodwood's seven-furlong G3 Ladbrokes Prestige S. Sent off the 11-4 second favourite following her latest fourth in the G3 Princess Margaret S. over a furlong shorter at Ascot July 26, Paul and Clare Rooney's bay tracked the free-running Pomelo (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) in second from the break. Staying in the centre of the straight as that 5-4 market-leader went stand's side, she was in front approaching...

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Cobh First Black-Type Winner For Kodi Bear

Rathbarry Stud's Kodi Bear (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) was handed his first black-type winner on Friday as Cobh (Ire) captured Salisbury's Listed Irish Stallion Farms EBF Stonehenge S. Runner-up in the Listed Pat Eddery S. at Ascot July 25, China Horse Club International's bay tracked the early pace before taking over passing the two-furlong pole. Driven out to hold Fancy Man (Ire) (Pride of Dubai {Aus}), he scored by half a length, with 3 1/4 lengths back to Surprise Exhibit (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) in third. Friday, Salisbury, Britain IRISH STALLION FARMS...

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Supremacy To Bypass Gimcrack

Last out G2 Richmond S. winner Supremacy (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) will bypass Friday's G2 Gimcrack S. and train up to the Sept. 26 G1 Middle Park S. after returning an unsatisfactory scope. "His scope wasn't perfect so that's the main reason, but with the rain forecast that was another factor as well," said trainer Clive Cox. "France [Saturday's G1 Prix Morny] was definitely off the list. There was heavy ground forecast. We're running Nando Parrado there instead. "The Gimcrack was a bit of an after thought, but I'm afraid he...

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Supremacy Sets Sights on Gimcrack, Morny Off the Table

Group 2 winner Supremacy (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) is now likely for the G2 Gimcrack S. at York on Friday, after wet weather has taken the G1 Prix Morny off his dance card, Racing Post reported on Tuesday. The G2 Richmond S. winner was one of two in the race for trainer Clive Cox. "We were looking towards the Morny, but that's not on the agenda any more with the really heavy ground in Deauville," said Cox to Racing Post. "We're monitoring the weather in York and obviously he'd have a...

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