Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez will join an all-star cast of riders for the Turkish International Jockey Challenge on Wednesday, July 15, at Istanbul's Veliefendi Racecourse.
Betting and attendance rose 5.8% and 2.6%, respectively, during the 2014-15 racing season in Hong Kong, according to figures released by the Hong Kong Jockey Club following the July 12 final race card for the season.
Brooklynsway defeated Galina Point by a nose in the $250,000 Bison City Stakes July 12 at Woodbine, springing a 7-1 surprise.
Just more than a month after Robert Marzilli's Caren became the first winner for the stallion Society's Chariman, the 2-year-old filly again provided her sire a milestone in the $150,000 Shady Well Stakes July 12 at Woodbine.
Closing from off a swift early pace, Godolphin Racing's Territories completed a last-to-first rally to win the Prix Jean Prat (Fr-I) July 12 at Chantilly.
Sheikh Hamdan's Muhaarar pinned pacesetter Tropics in the closing stride and won the Darley July Cup (Eng-I) by the slimmest of margins July 11 at Newmarket.
Omar Sharif, the actor and horse owner known for his iconic roles in "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Dr. Zhivago," died from a heart attack July 10 at the age of 83 in Cairo, Egypt.
Robert Ogden's homebred Amazing Maria overtook front-runner Euro Charline late and stayed on strongly to capture the Falmouth Stakes (Eng-I) July 10 at Newmarket.
Tattersalls three-day July sale saw a strong international buying bench that helped drive increases in gross, average, median, and a very healthy clearance rate when trading ended July 10 in Newmarket.
The French auction house Arqana has announced a three-year sponsorship agreement with two group races held at Newmarket.
Robert Marzilli's Caren, a 2-year-old filly and first winner for the stallion Society's Chairman, will look to replicate her debut success in the $150,000 Shady Well Stakes July 12 at Woodbine.
As far as the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings are concerned, undefeated classic winner Golden Horn (GB) is the top horse in the world to this point in the season.
Triple Threat, a game winner of the Monmouth Stakes (gr. IIT) in his U.S. debut, heads the cast for the $100,000 Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT) July 11 in Arlington Heights, Ill.
Listed stakes winner Riskit Fora Biskit topped the July 8 opening day of the Tattersalls July sale, selling for 230,000 guineas (US$370,829) during a strong start to Europe's leading mid-summer sale.
Conveyance, a multiple graded stakes-winning son of Indian Charlie, has been retired and will stand the 2016 breeding season at Doug Arnold's Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Cape Blanco, champion turf male of 2011 and a former central Kentucky stallion, was represented by his first winner July 7 when son Indrapura won the third race at Brighton racecourse in England.
At the midpoint of 2015, an exciting competition is under way for the title of Longines World's Best Jockey. Leading the standings are Victor Espinoza and James McDonald, but several other riders are not far behind.
Claiborne Farm stallion Horse Greeley has reportedly been purchased to stand at Haras La Leyenda in Argentina, according to Racing Post.
Jim and Susan Hill's Go Blue Or Go Home won his second edition of the $200,000 Highlander Stakes (Can-II) in track record time July 5 at Woodbine, covering the six furlongs over firm turf in 1:07.18.
With a move in deep stretch, Stronach Stables homebred Shaman Ghost surged past Danish Dynaformer to win the Queen's Plate Stakes July 5 at Woodbine.
Tested by a strong stretch run to his inside from Dynamic Sky, Aldous Snow proved up to the challenge as he held off that rival to win the $150,000 Singspiel Stakes (gr. IIIT) for a second straight year.
Even-money favorite Watsdachances weaved her way through traffic in the stretch, but could not get to Strut the Course in the $200,000 Dance Smartly Stakes (Can-II) July 5 at Woodbine.
Nutan rolled to a five-length triumph in the IDEE Deutsches Derby (Ger-I, German Derby) July 5 at Hamburg, giving jockey Andreas Starke a seventh win in the German classic and trainer Peter Schiergen a fifth.
The progeny of 2001 Arlington Million (gr. I) winner Silvano dominated the finish of the 2015 Vodacom Durban July (SAf-I) July 4 at Greyville.
Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I) victor Golden Horn stayed undefeated July 4 when pulling away to a dominant front-running victory in the Coral Eclipse (Eng-I) at Sandown.
Jockey Alyssa Selman is slowly recovering from back surgery after she was seriously injured in a racing accident June 27 at Assiniboia Downs in Canada.
A pair of 3-year-olds offered in close succession during day two of the Arqana summer sale July 2 each sold for the sale-topping price of â‚¬380,000 (US$ 421,560), a record price for the two-day auction.
Charles Fipke's homebred grade I winner Java's War will look to return to winning form in the $150,000 Singspiel Stakes (Can-III) July 5, his first graded try since his 3-year-old season in 2013.
Shaman Ghost will take his shot at the first Canadian classic of the season when he starts in the $1 million Queen's Plate Stakes July 5 at Woodbine.
Investec Derby (Eng-I) winner Golden Horn will face only four challengers July 4 when the undefeated son of Cape Cross takes on older horses for the first time in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes (Eng-I) at Sandown racecourse.
British sales company Tattersalls Ltd. has agreed to purchase the bloodstock sales conducted by Brightwells, a diverse auction company founded in 1846.
Twining, a U.S. graded stakes winner and international sire, has died in Japan, Japan's Paca Paca Farm said via Twitter.
Kauto Star, one of Britain's greatest and most popular racehorses, has been euthanized after sustaining pelvis and neck injuries in a fall in a paddock.
Trainer Mark Casse, a seven-time Sovereign Award winner as Canada's top conditioner, will try for a second consecutive Queen's Plate win July 5.
Come to Mischief was ultra-impressive in her career debut June 28 at Woodbine, making all the pace to win the $125,000 My Dear Stakes by six widening lengths as the longest shot in the field.
Diamondsandrubies won the Sea The Stars Pretty Polly Stakes (Ire-I) in a front-running tour de force that saw her hold off favorite Legatissimo by a short head June 28 at the Curragh.
Trainer Josie Carroll will seek a third victory in Canada's most famous race when saddling Ivan Dalos' homebred Ami's Flatter in the $1 million Queen's Plate July 5 at Woodbine.
Lovely Day repelled the strong late charge of Denim and Ruby and landed his first group I win June 28 in the Takarazuka Kinen at Hanshin while overwhelming favorite Gold Ship missed the break and finished next to last.
Dual Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Treve is on course for a third bid to win Europe's premier middle distance race after digging in to win the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Fr-I) June 28.
The Copa de Oro (Chi-II), a Breeders' Cup Challenge race scheduled to run June 26 in Chile, was postponed along with 19 other races on the card amid reports of a possible dispute between jockeys and track management.
Grade I winner Victor's Cry was represented by his first winner June 27 when Keeplaffinleslie won a maiden special weight at Woodbine Racecourse.
Godolphin and partners' Jack Hobbs romped to an open-lengths win in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) June 27 at the Curragh.
Gold Ship heads the 16-horse field for the Takarazuka Kinen (Jpn-I), in which he will bid for an unprecedented third win in the race June 28 at Hanshin.
Lady Jane Cecil, who took over the stable of her late husband, the legendary Sir Henry Cecil, has announced she will stop training at the end of the British flat season.
After nailing down a classic victory in the Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I), the filly Qualify will return to Ireland to face males in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) June 27 at the Curragh.
The British Horseracing Authority, the official governing body of British racing, June 23 outlined a number of changes within its executive team.
Not For Sale, sire of U.S. grade I winner Miss Serendipity, UAE Triple Crown winner Asiatic Boy, and 31 other stakes winners, died after a sudden onset of colic at Haras La Pasion, the Argentine farm announced via Facebook.
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm has announced the stud fees for its Central Kentucky roster of stallions that will stand on Southern Hemisphere time, beginning Sept. 1.
The New York Racing Association and Cristal Race Track (Jockey Club Rio Grande do Sul) will begin sharing reciprocal simulcast signals later this year.
The British Horseracing Authority will create a Horseracing Bettors Forum designed to give those who wager on racing a chance to offer "constructive suggestions" on how the industry can develop and implement changes.
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