Horse racing: Women jockeys make their mark at Cheltenham
CHELTENHAM, England (Reuters) – Women jockeys inspired at this week’s Cheltenham Festival, claiming four wins along with an unparalleled two in top-stage Grade One races, highlighted via Bryony Frost’s step forward triumph on Frodon. Frost amassed the most massive cheer of the week while she has become the first woman jockey to win a Grade One race over jumps at The Festival on Thursday. The 23-year-antique claimed one of the hardest fought battles to win the Ryanair Chase by little more than a length over Charlie Deutsch and Aso. “I can’t explain how a great deal I love that horse. He is Pegasus, he has wings, and he’s the maximum brilliant battler,” Frost said. Lizzie Kelly received the Handicap Chase in a while Thursday with an ambitious the front-jogging overall performance.
Irish jockey Rachael Blackmore claimed another Grade One race victory on Gold Cup Friday, her 2nd win of the week. The 29-yr-antique is currently second within the struggle to come to be Ireland’s Champion Jockey having claimed 84 winners on Irish turf.
(Reuters) – Santa Anita will open its one-mile essential dirt tune to restricted training on Monday after it turned into closed for nearly every week following the death of 21 horses over months, officials on the famed Southern California race music stated on Saturday.
Training could be restrained to joggers and gallopers, Santa Anita stated in a declaration. All education and racing on the music near Los Angeles had been shut down on Tuesday as professionals labored to discover the motive for the spate of catastrophic accidents sustained with the aid of horses racing or schooling at the principle track. That covered calling off a massive day of racing on Saturday while the San Felipe Stakes for 3-12 months-antique Kentucky Derby contenders and the Santa Anita Handicap for older horses have been scheduled. “Over the beyond four days, we’ve been capable of doing a great deal in terms of amending the soil and inspecting it,” stated California-based total trackman Dennis Moore, who heads a collection of music upkeep personnel and outside specialists investigating Santa Anita’s heavy track. “I assume the maximum crucial issue with this music proper now is that we closely reveal compaction degrees,” Moore said. He stated all the rains in Southern California this wintry weather had affected conditions on the song.
Santa Anita on Friday reopened to light schooling on its six-furlong internal workout song after being inspected. No deaths have happened on the exercising track. Depending at the final results of future inspections and climate, racing ought to potentially resume at the song on March 21, Tim Ritvo, leader running officer of tune proprietor The Stronach Group, told Daily Racing Form on Friday.