Kerrin McEvoy

Kerrin McEvoy To Ride Melbourne Cup Favourite Deauville Legend

Connections of the Melbourne Cup favourite Deauville Legend (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) have bolstered their chances of winning the race that stops a nation by securing the services of local jockey Kerrin McEvoy. A three-time Melbourne Cup-winning rider, McEvoy, who has a close relationship with Deauville Legend's owner Bon Ho, will take over from regular rider Daniel Muscutt. Trainer James Ferguson has arrived in Australia early to see his former inmate and breakthrough Group 1 scorer El Bodegan (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) tackle Saturday's Cox Plate on debut for Chris...

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McEvoy Gets Melbourne Cup Call Up For Deauville Legend

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy will ride likely G1 Melbourne Cup favourite Deauville Legend (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) in the two-mile race at Flemington on Nov. 1, trainer James Ferguson announced. "McEvoy has been confirmed," said Ferguson, who has worked with McEvoy in years' past. "He's won the race three times and knows his way around Flemington. He's a very good friend of mine and we have worked together a lot in the past." The two-time group-winning gelding is due to enter quarantine shortly. Racing in the colours of K K...

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Seven Days: Who Bears Wins

'Industry heavyweights' seems to have been the buzz phrase of the last few weeks, and we have a few of those in our long-running 12-to-follow competition organised by my husband every Flat and National Hunt season. Those competing this summer include several leading Irish stud masters, bloodstock agents, trainers, breeders, sales company executives, and the head of the Tote. And they are all currently trailing in the wake of an 11-year-old boy who was shrewd enough to include Little Big Bear in his list. What a selection that was. Mind...

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Diana Glory For Shamalgan's Toskana Belle

There was an upset in Sunday's G1 Henkel Preis der Diana at Dusseldorf as Kerrin McEvoy steered the 16-1 shot Toskana Belle (Fr) (Shamalgan {Fr}) to an all-the-way win for Luke Murrell and Jamie Lovett's Australian Bloodstock Stable. Successful in the Listed Henkel-Stutenpreis over a mile here May 14, the chestnut had joined Andreas Wohler from the Marian Falk Weissmeier stable following her latest third in the 10-furlong G3 Diana Trial at Hoppegarten June 5. Always comfortable setting the fractions on the front end at this sharp turning circuit, she...

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Team Rest Of The World Looking Forward To Shergar Cup

A few days out from the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup, five jockeys, including the entire Rest of the World Team, were on hand to answer questions from the media at Ascot Racecourse. Held on Aug. 6, four teams (GB & Ire, Rest of the World, Europe, and Ladies) will compete across eight races gathering points, with awards handed out for the top team and top rider. Rest of the World Team Captain Christophe Lemaire was joined by the Australian-based pair of Kerrin McEvoy and Jason Collett, as well as...

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Kerrin McEvoy Back In European Classic Action

Classic-winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy is making the most of his week-long trip to Europe by riding in the Shergar Cup on Saturday followed by the G1 Preis de Diana in Dusseldorf on Sunday. A treble winner of the Melbourne Cup, McEvoy joins Christophe Lemaire, Takeshi Yokoyama and Jason Collett on the Rest of the World team for Saturday's unique fixture at Ascot, which welcomes back McEvoy's former Godolphin colleague Frankie Dettori to the Shergar Cup for the first time in six years.  The Australian spent four years riding in Britain,...

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Star-Studded Line-up For Shergar Cup as Dettori Captains European Team

The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup has attracted a star-studded line-up with Frankie Dettori, Kerrin McEvoy and Hollie Doyle committed at this year's team event which takes place on Aug. 6 at Ascot. There will be 10 nations represented across the four teams for the 21st renewal of the Shergar Cup with Dettori, the most successful jockey in Royal Ascot history of those who still hold a licence, captaining the European team. Dettori, who will be making his 11th appearance at the Shergar Cup, said, "It's been a few years...

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