Becket looks to have an easy job in the Indian St. Leger

(The following report was filed by Major Srinivas Nargolkar, former Keeper of the Indian Stud Book, from India.) In the absence of Jacqueline who has already been retired, the Indian Turf Invitation Cup winner Becket should not have too many problems lifting the last Indian classic of the year Sunday, March 28. He has only four opponents; … Continue reading Becket looks to have an easy job in the Indian St. Leger

Jacqueline may have run last race; may be bred in the US

The remarkable Indian filly Jacqueline, who in unprecedented fashion won the first four Indian classics at Mahalaxmi racecourse in Mumbai—the 1000 and 2000 Guineas, Oaks, and Derby—and was defeated a head in an important Indian Group 1 fixture at the same track Sunday, has exited that race with a joint injury and may be retired. Trained … Continue reading Jacqueline may have run last race; may be bred in the US

Oasis Star 2nd at Meydan today confirms India’s race form

Oasis Star, shown directly below winning the Indian Group 1 Dr. S.C. Jain Sprinters Championship at Mumbai on March 15, 2009, made her Dubai début at Meydan today a memorable one with a fine second-place finish to 2009 UAE 1000 Guineas winner So Shiny. The latter, an Argentine-bred daughter of Indygo Shiner now representing Saudi Arabia, was … Continue reading Oasis Star 2nd at Meydan today confirms India’s race form

Major Nargolkar previews (explains) Mumbai classic season

(The following post was written in India by Major Srinivas Nargolkar, former Keeper of the Indian Stud Book.) The Indian classics, run at Mumbai, follow the English pattern but are run much later so that they straddle the New Year. The two Guineas come in December and are contested by 3-year-olds. That crop turns 4 on … Continue reading Major Nargolkar previews (explains) Mumbai classic season

Coming tomorrow: Major Nargolkar previews Indian season

The star of the 2009 Indian racing season was Dr. Vijay Mallya’s outstanding filly Set Alight, who took an unbeaten record into the Indian Derby at Mumbai and was shockingly defeated. A filly with international stakes form, Set Alight was retired recently after a tendon injury scuttled plans for an international campaign that would have begun in Dubai … Continue reading Coming tomorrow: Major Nargolkar previews Indian season