International Racing

Lure of Global Riches Alters Face of Jockeys' Championship

The rider who streaked home in the £4.7m Sheema Classic in Dubai at the weekend is also odds-on to win something rather more quaint. The title of champion Flat race jockey was once contested with fierce pride by men who thrashed car engines dashing up and down the land to ride a winner at Redcar or Salisbury. Lester Piggott, Willie Carson and Pat Eddery didn't care where it was, provided it landed a blow on their rivals. Sometimes small private planes would lift them over the motorway traffic. But the...

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Soldier Rising To Skip Longines Hong Kong Vase

Soldier Rising (GB) (Frankel {GB}), who was set to become the first American-based participant since 2017 at the Longines Hong Kong International Races in the G1 Longines Hong Kong Vase a week from Sunday, will instead remain stateside and receive a break before returning to action in 2024. "We worked him on Sunday [5f in 1:03.45 over the Belmont main track] and I was not satisfied with the work," trainer Christophe Clement said of the 5-year-old gelding, campaigned by Madaket Stable, Michael Dubb, Morris Bailey, Wonder Stables and Michael J....

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FS1, TVG Present the Epsom Derby/Oaks

Live coverage of Saturday's G1 Investec Derby and G1 Investec Oaks from Epsom Downs Racecourse will be shown by more than 30 broadcasters across the globe, including, for the first time, FOX Sports 1 (FS1). TVG will also present the English Classics, in addition to the following North/South American platforms: the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, HPI (Canada); ESPN (Latin America, Caribbean) and SportsMax (Caribbean). Saturday's Oaks has a post time of 10:40 a.m. ET while the Derby is scheduled for 11:55 a.m. ET. On Sunday, June 5, TVG will also present...

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