St. Moritz

Letter To The Editor: White Turf Dispatch From The Cashmere Club

Operation Cashmere Club's assault on the White Turf of St. Moritz under the leadership of Generals Bromagen, Restrepo and Scherer began with a two-pronged attack, the primary force descending from Zurich in the North and a secondary force coming up from Milano in the South. The combined force of 70 plus Americans, Canadians, Irish, English and French converged upon the Hotel Kempinski Bar at 18:30 hours Thursday. In the face of such overwhelming odds the Kempinski Bar offered no resistance. The pattern continued Friday with a daytime assault on The...

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Final Day Of The White Turf Meeting Cancelled At St Moritz On Sunday

The final day of the White Turf meeting at St. Moritz has been cancelled, the Rennverein St. Moritz announced on Friday. The statement read, "Due to the current weather conditions and the resulting condition of the racecourse, the Rennverein St. Moritz has decided with a heavy heart to cancel all races this coming Sunday, 18 of February. This decision was taken by the board of the Rennverein St. Moritz in close consultation with See-Infra AG as well as partners and sponsors. The event site will remain open on both days...

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Baker Aims for St Moritz Success With American Ownership Group

George Baker is set to saddle two runners in the Grosser Preis von St Moritz--the feature race on the final day of the White Turf meeting at St Moritz on Sunday, Feb. 18--including Cumulonimbus (Ire) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}), who will be having just his second start for the trainer and a new American ownership group which includes Kentucky Derby-winning owner Ramiro Restrepo. The jet-setting Baker will fly to Switzerland from Bahrain after supervising his team of runners at Rashid Equestrian and Horseracing Club on Friday, Feb. 16, headed by...

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2022 White Turf Programme Announced

After the 114th General Assembly of the St Moritz Racing Club at Badrutt's Palace Hotel in St. Moritz last week, the 2022 White Turf dates were announced. Racing will be held over three White Turf Race Days--on Feb. 6, 13 and 20, and the White Turf site will be open to the public throughout that three-week period around race Sundays. There will also be free White Turf Family Days on the three Saturdays adjacent to the race days-Feb. 5, 12, and 19, where kids will be allowed to practice their...

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White Turf Meeting Cancelled for 2021

The 2021 White Turf meeting at St. Moritz in Switzerland will not take place due to COVID-19, the St. Moritz Racing Association (SMRA) announced on Thursday. The unique winter event has been postponed to Feb. 6, 13, and 20 of 2022, instead. As it stands, there have been an increasing number of coronavirus infections according to the Swiss Federal Office for Public Health (BAG). The Snow Polo World Cup was also postponed earlier this month, and, as the SMRA share the costs of building the tent city on the lake...

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