Former NBA commissioner David J. Stern will discuss the building of the NBA brand and how it relates to Thoroughbred racing during a question-and-answer session at the Pan American Conference June 4-5 in New York City.
Chinese-based Yu Long Investments continued to spend at the top of the market at the Inglis sale in Australia on May 4, securing the top two highest-priced horses at the select broodmare session.
Kentucky-based horseman Roderick Wachman secured a Medaglia d'Oro colt for $230,000 (US$180,276), the highest price at the platinum session for weanlings at the Inglis Australian broodmare and weanling sale May 3.
Able Friend maintained his supremacy in Hong Kong's mile division when he trounced rivals in the HK14 million Champions Mile (HK-I) May 3 at Sha Tin.
Trying to win the Tenno Sho (Spring) (Jpn-I) for the third time after two previously unsuccessful attempts, Gold Ship finally broke through to win the race May 3 at Kyoto.
Cirrus des Aigles set the pace and repelled a bid from Al Kazeem to land the Prix Ganay (Fr-I) for the third time May 3 at Longchamp.
Coolmore and partners and jockey Ryan Moore pulled off a classic double at Newmarket this weekend when Legatissimo rallied from last to capture the QIPCO One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) May 3.
Richard Hannon will bid for a second British classic success when he saddles both Osaila and Tiggy Wiggy in the QIPCO One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) May 3 at Newmarket.
Miracles Of Life provided Central Kentucky-based Stonestreet Stables a win at the highest level in Australia May 2 when she narrowly captured the Aus$400,000 William Hill Classic (Aus-I) at Morphettville.
Western Australia's star filly Delicacy ran down pacesetter Fenway and won the AUS$400,000 Australasian Oaks (Aus-I) May 2 at Morphettville.
Gleneagles cruised to a clear win in the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) May 2 at Newmarket and provided trainer Aidan O'Brien a record-equaling seventh victory in Europe's first classic of the year.
Colts by Central Kentucky sires Exchange Rate, Quality Road, and Blame brought the top three highest prices at the Tattersalls Guineas breeze-up sale May 1 in Newmarket.
Chilean-bred filly Furia Cruzada rallied strongly from off the pace to deny Carinosa a victory in the Gran Premio Criadores (Arg-I) May 1 at Palermo
Can the Man, a grade I-placed 2-year-old and grade III-winning 3-year-old by Into Mischief, will shuttle to Spendthrift Australia and participate in the farm's Share The Upside Program in 2015.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum's group II winner Mubtaahij had an easy three-eighths breeze timed in :37.40 with jockey Christophe Soumillon aboard Thursday, April 30 at Churchill Downs.
Able Friend, who currently sits atop the World's Best Racehorse Rankings with U.S.-based Shared Belief, is primed and ready for the Champions Mile (HK-I) May 3 at Sha Tin.
U.S. Horse of the Year California Chrome will bypass the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I) May 16 at Newbury to continue preparations for the Royal Ascot meeting in June, Racing Post reports.
Although no new job plans were announced, former New York Racing Association executive Bill Nader will leave the Hong Kong Jockey Club and return to the U.S.
Grade I winner Jimmy Creed will shuttle to Spendthrift Australia and participate in the farm's Share The Upside Program in 2015.
"There's a lot for them to consider, but when it comes to racing, the horse's fitness will not be a problem. It is much more down to the way the horse feels." -- Rae Guest on California Chrome.
Blazing Speed swept around the early leaders in the stretch of the April 26 Audemars Piguet QE II Cup (HK-I) at Sha Tin and found another gear in the final 100 meters to win by two lengths.
Wylie Hall bested Majmu in the President's Champion Challenge (SAf-I) April 25 at Turffontein, marking a one-two finish for Australian-bred offspring by Redoute's Choice.
Several hopefuls for the HK$20 million Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (HK-I) were out at Sha Tin the morning of April 25, including a couple of top contenders in Red Cadeaux and Criterion, familiar rivals.
African Story and Prince Bishop, respective winners of the last two Emirates Dubai World Cups (UAE-I), have both been retired, Godolphin announced.
The Asian Racing Conference slated for January 2016 in Mumbai, India, will be a checkpoint to determine progress on key issues facing international racing, Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges said April 24.
Adelaide, a grade/group I winner in the U.S. and Australia, will begin his stallion career during the Southern Hemisphere season at Coolmore Australia.
Success Express, winner of the 1987 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and a breed-shaping sire, has died at Vinery Stud in Australia at the age of 30.
While the aggregate of the National yearling sale dropped slight from last year, there was an overall sense of satisfaction following the auction's conclusion the evening of April 24 in Germison, South Africa.
A colt by Footstepsinthesand sold for the highest price at the Doncaster breeze-up sale, which posted records for average and median April 22.
Criterion, Australia's hope, drew the rail and Military Attack, second in this event last year for the home team, drew post 2. Last year's winner, Designs On Rome, will break from the 11 gate in a field of 12.
Spendthrift Australia has announced that Warrior's Reward, the grade I-winning son of Medaglia d'Oro, will be the first of its stallions to shuttle to Australia in 2015.
While the overall aggregate was down slightly on the previous year's prices, the stock of South African leading sire Dynasty could not have been any higher April 22, the first day of the National yearling sale in Germiston.
Jorge Luis Batlle IbaÃƒÂ±ez, Louis Romanet, and Frank Stronach are the latest speakers who will address the international racing conference being held June 3-6 in New York City.
U.S Horse of the Year California Chrome and Hong Kong star Able Friend are among 388 entries representing 10 countries for the Royal Ascot meeting in June.
South Africa's oldest yearling sale, the 2015 National yearling sale, is scheduled to get under way April 22 at the Thoroughbred Breeders Association complex just outside Johannesburg.
Evergreen gelding Red Cadeaux is as "fit as a flea", according traveling companion Robin Trevor-Jones ahead of the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (HK-I) April 26 at Sha Tin.
Philip Vela, an influential figure in the New Zealand Thoroughbred industry, died April 18 surrounded by family at his home in Te Kowhai.
Ambitious Dragon, one of the greatest runners in the history of Hong Kong racing, has been retired.
Regally bred Duramente unfurled a dramatic closing kick from the back and won the Satsuki Sho (Jpn-I, Japanese Two Thousand Guineas) April 19 at Nakayama from Real Steel, who defeated him last time out.
Trainer Wesley Ward needed the April 18 season debut of Hootenanny to help gauge the 2014 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) winner's conditioning levels. It took just over a minute at Keeneland to find out good to go.
Dissident and Wandjina finished a respective one-two in what looked to be a match race from the start in the All Aged Stakes (Aus-I) April 18 at Royal Randwick.
Muhaarar stamped himself as a horse for the English or French Guineas with course record-setting win at Newbury in the AON Greenham Stakes (Eng-III) April 18.
Pasadena Girl added a third stakes win to her four-race career April 18 at Royal Randwick when flashing down the outside late in the Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes for 2-year-olds.
Four horses were seemingly locked together at the finish of the Manco Easter Handicap (gr. I) April 18 at Ellerslie, but Pondarosa Miss got her head in front after storming strongly down the outside.
Belardo, Europe's 2014 champion 2-year-old, heads a top-class field for the Â£60,000 AON Greenham Stakes (Eng-III), while champion 2-year-old Tiggy Wiggy tops the fillies' equivalent, both April 18 at Newbury.
A federal judge has denied a request for a preliminary injunction from Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott that would allow one of his assistants, Rodolphe Brisset, to continue working.
Mubtaahij has never raced on the anti-bleeding medication Lasix, and he will run without it in the Kentucky Derby, becoming the first horse in 10 years to do so.
A colt by War Front sold for 850,000 guineas (just more than US$1.3 million) on the second night of the Tattersalls Craven breeze-up sale April 16 in Newmarket, England.
Defending U.S. Horse of the Year California Chrome had Robbie Mills aboard for the first time April 15 at Newmarket, getting acquainted with the rider who will be his regular partner in the Rae Guest yard.
Racing Australia, a new national body incorporating racing's key national functions and assets, has commenced this week, according to a release from the organization.
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