Swinburn still fighting with the demons inside

Walter Swinburn has admitted himself to London's renowned Priory Clinic, seeking help for personal problems linked to alcohol abuse.

Sunday, 6 September, 1998, 12:00am

Swinburn in limelight

Walter Swinburn has made a remarkable return to the limelight as regular rider of the new Derby favourite, Greek Dance, who romped home with the Michael Seely Glasgow Stakes at York to head the ante-post market for Epsom at 4-1.

16 May 1998 - 12:00am

Godolphin stable in Flat start to campaign

The powerful Godolphin team from Dubai won two races at last week's Guineas meeting at Newmarket, yet the general impression gained was that they had failed in their first raid on the major British prizes for the new Flat season.

10 May 1997 - 12:00am

Swain has history on his side

Andre Fabre, the master trainer of France, looks poised to collect the accolades for winning his fourth Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp tonight.

6 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Pentire's sale ends Sha Tin Vase plans

The Japanese have ended Hong Kong's chances of luring the brilliant Pentire to compete in the International Races at Sha Tin in December by buying the colt privately, reputedly for $50 million.

The new owners are the powerful Yoshida family's Shadai Stud Farms, who have nominated the Japan Cup in Tokyo at the end of November as the four-year-old's ultimate target.

31 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Big freeze no hurdle in Pentire's path to World Cup

WHILE British racing remains in the icy grip of winter, the well-credentialled Pentire may well fly out to the warmth of the Middle East to prepare for the Dubai World Cup at Nad Al Sheba on March 27. Snow, heavy frost and ice have been the norm during the last bitterly cold week in this part of the world; this has made it difficult for trainers to keep their strings of horses on the move.

3 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Lammtarra popular prince of Europe

THREE cheers went up when the unbeaten Lammtarra was officially acknowledged as the best horse in Europe in 1995 when heading the International Classifications with a creditable rating of 130. The Dubai-owned-and-trained colt ended his racing days when winning the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp in early October with a gritty performance to repel the French four-year-old Freedom Cry.

6 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Shaanxi spearheads European invasion

SHAANXI is set for star billing in a strong European challenge that threatens a clean sweep of the International Races.

Primed to take on local hero Mr Vitality in the Cup, there is no doubting the three-year-old chestnut filly lines up in the toughest of the three invitation races.

10 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Danewin fails to see out Cup trip

LOCAL dreams of Japan Cup glory fizzled out some 200 metres from home in front of 180,760 fans at Tokyo racecourse yesterday as Danewin failed to see out the 2,400-metre trip in world-class Group One company. Ridden by Jackie C. K.

27 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

General watches as the salvoes begin to fly

THE esteemed chief executive of the Jockey Club, Major General Guy Watkins, has been a central figure in a war of words in Britain recently.

22 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Helene Star warrants piece of International action

HELENE Star nailed his International Cup colours to the mast with a driving win in Saturday's Sha Tin Trophy Handicap.

The bare facts of the victory - a short-head success from rank outsider Champman River and a Topspeed rating of 80 - suggest the Patrick Biancone-trained gelding has something to find if he is to be competitive at an international level.

12 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Safety question sees officials stall for time

THERE are red faces in high places over what must be seen as a glaring oversight at Happy Valley's brand new racetrack, due to open at a twilight meeting on November 25.

8 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Lammtarra 'the lion' in fighting Arc victory

BRILLIANT English colt Lammtarra retained his unbeaten record with a performance that contained everything in the Arc De Triomphe at Longchamp, Paris, last night.

2 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Carnegie ready to join elite company

THE honours board covering the 75-year history of the Forte Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Europe's biggest and best all-aged contest, lists five horses who have won the race in consecutive years - and there is every chance that this exclusive club will admit a new member before the night is out.

1 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Kinane rides talent to success at Ascot

IRISH champion and Hong Kong stalwart Mick Kinane was the leading Royal Ascot rider for the second successive year when the four-day festival of horse racing closed on Friday. Kinane's four winners during the week left him one clear of Frankie Dettori in the race for the Ritz Club Trophy.

25 Jun 1995 - 12:00am