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St Nicholas Abbey Passes Away After Lengthy Health Battle

St Nicholas Abbey Passes Away After Lengthy Health Battle

15 Jan, 2014

Champion European entire St Nicholas Abbey has lost his lengthy battle with injury after being found to have inoperable colic overnight.

St Nicholas Abbey defeated Sea Moon to win the 2011 Breeders' Cup Turf in what was the biggest victory of his racing career. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

St Nicholas Abbey had his …

Dunaden A 50/50 Chance To Contest 2013 Melbourne Cup

Dunaden A 50/50 Chance To Contest 2013 Melbourne Cup

3 Sep, 2013

Racing Victoria International Recruitment Officer Leigh Jordon believes that talented European stayer Dunaden is now a fifty/fifty chance to return to Australia for a third attempt at the Melbourne Cup (3200m).

Dunaden has recorded three wins from four career starts in the Australia, including memorable wins in the Melbourne Cup and Caulfield Cup. Photo by: …

St Nicholas Abbey Making Progress After Colic Surgery

St Nicholas Abbey Making Progress After Colic Surgery

29 Jul, 2013

Six-time Group 1 winner St Nicholas Abbey is making progress after having colic surgery yesterday.

St Nicholas Abbey was recovering from a career-ending pastern injury, which occurred during trackwork last Tuesday, when he suffered a very bad bout of colic that forced the brave horse to undergo another operation.

The worst was feared, once again, …

Johnny Murtagh gets the nod for Novellist

Johnny Murtagh gets the nod for Novellist

24 Jul, 2013

Top English rider Johnny Murtagh has been confirmed the new rider for German galloper Novellist in the Group 1 £1m The King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1 mile 4 furlongs) at Ascot on Saturday.

The ride on Novellist became available when Ryan Moore, who won on the colt in the Group 1 €400,000 …

St Nicholas Abbey Suffers Career Ending Injury

St Nicholas Abbey Suffers Career Ending Injury

24 Jul, 2013

The racing career of champion European galloper St Nicholas Abbey is over after the six-time Group 1 winner suffered a life-threatening injury at trackwork in Ireland last night.

The Montjeu entire was preparing for the Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2414m), which is set to run at Ascot on Saturday, when …

Sir Henry Cecil determined to be at York to see Frankel

Sir Henry Cecil determined to be at York to see Frankel

21 Aug, 2012

Legendary English trainer Sir Henry Cecil is determined to pull out all stops to be at York on Wednesday to saddle up his unbeaten champion Frankel in the Group 1 £725,000 Juddmonte International Stakes (1 mile 2 furlongs 88 yards).

Cecil has been receiving ongoing treatment for cancer and had to miss Frankel keeping his …