06 February 2015
Barefoot for the first time since landing the Grand Prix de Paris in February 2014, and runner-up to Maharajah in last year’s Prix d’Amérique, 6/4 favourite Up And Quick was head and shoulders above the field in the final stages of this year’s edition of the Prix d'Amérique Opodo.
05 February 2015
The Grand Prix de France is all about speed! The second leg of the coveted Triple Crown comes a fortnight after the Prix d’Amérique. First run in 1956 with a volt start, it was not until 1979 that the mobile gate or autostart was implemented in this event. The runners are randomly allocated their draw with a maximum of 18 runners spread across 2 tiers – with the 9 richest on the first tier. Gates 2 to 5 are considered the best, although that didn’t stop Swedish raider Nora’s Bean (photo) in berth 1 from winning last year’s edition!
03 February 2015
Heavy snow falls have got the better of Pau’s 8-race flat and jumps programme today. The track is currently covered in a white blanket which has meant the ground is unsafe and impractical for racing.
- Channel outpaces Commes to lift Diane
- Royer Dupré confident of further Diane success
- Mullins the adjudicator as plaudits spread evenly at Auteuil
- Bapaume vies for Prix La Barka double
- Rouget continues successful Jockey-Club run
- Fabre’s King to pull off classic double
- Siyarafina confirms Diane potential
- Ispahan, Saint-Alary top Longchamp billing
- Mullins, Macaire shine while Pacault steals Grand Steeple show
- Grand Steeple-chase de Paris