White Turf

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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Restrepo And Partners Buy Horse To Run At St. Moritz White Turf Meet

For the last three or four years, bloodstock agents Ramiro Restrepo, Bo Bromagen, and Clay Scherer had talked about attending the White Turf races in St. Moritz, Switzerland as fans. The races are among the most unique in the world. They're held every February and run over a frozen lake that is packed down with snow, creating a spectacle unlike anything, anywhere in the world of horse racing. The races have been held since 1907. "We always thought that the St. Moritz white turf races were so cool, so appealing,"...

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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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Wargrave Takes Longines Grand Prix de St. Moritz

Wargrave (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) made all and scored by 1 1/2 lengths over Hout Bay (Fr) (Whipper) in the 2000-metre Longines Grosser Preis von St Moritz on the final Sunday of action of the unique White Turf meeting. Bred by Orpendale and Drakenstein Stud Pty. Ltd in Ireland, the 4-year-old was winning for the second time in 13 starts after selling for 100,000gns to George Baker Racing during the Tattersalls Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale last year. Out of G3 Phoenix Sprint S. heroine Scream Blue Murder (Ire) (Oratorio {Ire}), the colt...

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