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Garlingari and La Cressonnière the stars at Saint-Cloud

21 March 2016

Garlingari landed the first Group race of his career when staying on resolutely to hold the challenge of favourite Sumbal in a thrilling finish to the GIII Prix Exbury at Saint-Cloud. The Corine Barande-Barbe trained five-year-old just about made all, and had half a length in hand at the line. However he had to survive a stewards’ inquiry after making contact with the runner-up at the 300m mark...

Cirrus des Aigles ruled out of Sunday’s Prix Exbury

18 March 2016

Seven runners have been declared for Sunday’s Group III Prix Exbury at Saint-Cloud. The notable exception though is Cirrus des Aigles who had already recently declined a possible engagement in Dubai, where he won the Sheema Classic in 2012. According to trainer Corinne Barande-Barbe, the 10-year-old’s entry was tentative and he won’t run as the ground is not soft enough, he has too much weight and...

French-bred horses on course for Cheltenham success

15 March 2016

French-bred horses could dominate many of the feature races at the Cheltenham Festival, which takes place this week from Tuesday to Friday. Several of the leading lights are trained by Willie Mullins in Ireland and are owned ostensibly by US businessman...

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