Afleet Alex is the sire of President’s Cup winner Korol

Gainesway sire Afleet Alex is the sire of Korol, this year’s winner of the President of the Russian Federation Stakes, or the President’s Cup as it’s known in shorthand. The race is the most prestigious in Russia, and this year it was contested at the Kazan International Equestrian Complex on Friday night (June 24) instead … Continue reading Afleet Alex is the sire of President’s Cup winner Korol

Kadyrov visits UAE and Dubai sentences are reduced

Longtime readers of this blog who have followed the posts here on the assassination of Chechen Sulim Yamadayev in Dubai on World Cup Day 2009 (search using Ramzan Kadyrov, Sulim Yamadayev, Adam Delimkhanov) will be interested in this Huffington Post piece from today on the sentence reversals of the two men convicted in the murder. Click … Continue reading Kadyrov visits UAE and Dubai sentences are reduced

Giant’s Causeway colt wins Chechen Derby at Gudermes

North Stream, the same Giant’s Causeway colt who won the Russian Derby in Moscow last month in the red, green, and white colors of controversial Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov, added the new Chechen Derby to his resume today for the Moscow-backed leader in his own backyard—literally. A new racetrack opened this year in Chechnya’s second-largest … Continue reading Giant’s Causeway colt wins Chechen Derby at Gudermes

Ramzan Kadyrov’s Giant’s Causeway wins Russian Derby

Ramzan Kadyrov, the president of Chechnya, had privately purchased from the Coolmore group the recent Group 3 Queen’s Vase winner at Ascot, Galileo’s Mikhail Glinka, for Sunday’s Russian Group 1 Russian Derby at the Central Moscow Hippodrome, but his Keeneland auction grad with ties to Coolmore actually won the race while Mikhail Glinka finished 6th. US-bred North … Continue reading Ramzan Kadyrov’s Giant’s Causeway wins Russian Derby

Ramzan Kadyrov’s Mikhail Glinka in Russian Derby Sunday

Controversial Moscow-backed Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov has the ex-A.P. O’Brien-trained Mikhail Glinka entered in the Russian Group 1 Russian Derby in Moscow Sunday, with Jimmy Fortune scheduled to ride.  Mr. Kadyrov is an international racehorse owner whose silks have flown at tracks from Canada to Australia. His main operation is anchored by South African trainer Herman Brown … Continue reading Ramzan Kadyrov’s Mikhail Glinka in Russian Derby Sunday