All Horse Race Meetings, Fixtures and Festivals
We have compiled a list of the year's most prestigious flat horse and jump racing fixtures, on an international scale, not only the UK and Ireland, to ensure all readers of HorseRacing.co.uk never miss a race. All flat races listed have Group 1 status.
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Horse Racing Events Starting and/or Taking Place in 2010
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Horse Racing Fixtures and Odds News
19 May 2013: Libertarian Causes Dante Stakes Shock
Unheralded colt Libertarian caused the biggest upset of the season so far to win the Group 2 Dante Stakes at York yesterday.
The New Approach colt was sent out at odds of 33/1 but overcame a green racing style to record a one and a quarter length victory from Trading Leather and Indian Chief.
Libertarian was having just his third start at the races, after winning a Pontefract maiden on debut and finishing well back in the Group 3 Classic Trial at Sandown, but Karl Burke, representing his wife Elaine who trains the colt, said they always knew the horse had talent.
“He’s a proper horse, we’ve always thought a lot of him,” Burke said.
“Sandown was a nonsense of a race for him, he’s such a green horse.
“He’s a big backward animal and has taken a lot of time and has done nothing but improve.”
Second place finisher Trading Leather impressed trainer Jim Bolger but is unlikely to run during the 2013 Investec Derby Festival.
“I couldn’t be happier with him,” Bolger said.
“Kevin Manning was always happy with him and thinks he’ll get a mile and a half.
“He might go for the French Derby – he’ll only run at Epsom if something goes wrong.”
Epsom Derby contender Indian Chief looked the winner with a little over a furlong left to run but faded in the final stages of the race and it is unknown whether connections will push forward to the Epsom Derby.
2000 Guineas winner Dawn Approach is now an odds-on favourite in the 2013 Investec Derby betting market at Bet365 and is followed by Battle of Marengo (4/1), Ruler of the World (8/1) and Ocovango (8/1).
18 May 2013: 2013 Lockinge Stakes Betting Preview
17 May 2013: Society Rock Wins Duke of York Stakes
16 May 2013: Telescope Out of Dante Stakes
14 May 2013: Duke of York Stakes Wide Open
14 May 2013: Hot Snap Out of Epsom Oaks
12 May 2013: International Horses Included in July Cup Entries
11 May 2013: Bin Suroor to Take Over Al Zarooni Stable
10 May 2013: Ruler of the World Lays Down Epsom Derby Challenge