Former Singapore star Rocket Man, one of the world's top sprinters at his prime, is nearly ready to race after a three-year hiatus, and his owner says the Breeders' Cup is not out of the question.
Black Hornet opened a clear lead early in the $150,000 Vigil Stakes (Can-III) May 17 at Woodbine and outlasted rivals for the gelding's first graded score.
Hampton Court, a track record-setting group I winner by Redoute's Choice, has been retired and will stand upcoming South Hemisphere breeding season at the new Spendthrift Australia in Victoria.
Trainer Stefano Botti landed the Derby Italiano (Ity-II) for the third consecutive year May 17, when unbeaten Goldstream led in stablemates Sound of Freedom and Time Chant in a 1-2-3 finish at Capannelle in Rome.
After a second-place finish in the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I), longshot runner Tale of Verve is headed to New York for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Showing a sparkling turn of foot in the stretch, Straight Girl wore down front-runner Keiai Elegant near the finish line in blitzing to victory in the Victoria Mile (Jpn-I) May 17 at Tokyo.
Hong Kong raiders dominated Singapore's top races for the third straight year May 17 as Dan Excel repeated as winner of the Singapore Airlines International Cup (Sin-I) and Aerovelocity won the KrisFlyer Sprint (Sin-I).
Stronach Stables' Shaman Ghost became a graded stakes winner when he upset the $150,000 Marine Stakes (gr. III) at Woodbine May 16.
Jockey Joao Moreira swept past Douglas Whyte's previous single-season mark of 114 wins in Hong Kong May 16 at Sha Tin after equaling the mark May 13.
Flamberge pulled off an upset in the Darley Goodwood (Aus-I) May 19 at Morphettville, rolling up late to collar front-runner Lord Of The Sky for a top-level breakthrough.
Sunderland Holding Inc., the company of the Hong Kong-based Tsui family, owner of 2009 European Horse of the Year Sea The Stars, has agreed to sponsor the Pretty Polly Stakes (Ire-I), scheduled for June 28 at the Curragh.
Night of Thunder streaked across the finish line first in the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I) May 16 at Newbury, closely chased by stablemate Toormore in a one-two finish for trainer Richard Hannon.
Several newcomers were on the year's third edition of the Longines World Best Racehorse Rankings released May 14, including Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner American Pharoah and runner-up Firing Line.
America's dual classic winner California Chrome is among several international stars that have been pre-entered in the July 4 Coral Eclipse Stakes (Eng-I) at Sandown Park.
Woodbine homebody Calgary Cat will look to win his third stakes in a row at the Canadian track in the $150,000 Vigil Stakes (Can-III) May 17.
Eugene Melnyk, who in June 2014 announced his retirement from the Thoroughbred industry, is suffering from liver-related complications and is in need of a liver transplant, according to a statement from the Ottawa Senators.
Last year's winner, Dan Excel, drew the post 10 in a field of 11 for the May 17 Singapore Airlines International Cup (Sin-I) at Kranji, but trainer John Moore remains optimistic.
Sam-Son Farm's Up With the Birds, the 2013 Canadian Horse of the Year, will make his 5-year-old debut in the $300,000 Longines Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT) May 16 at Pimlico Race Course.
Stronach Stables' Shaman Ghost will shoot for his first graded stakes victory in the $150,000 Marine Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine May 16.
Al Shaqab Racing's two-time Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Treve is set make her 2015 debut later this month in France, Racing UK reports.
Newmarket trainer Rae Guest posted an brief update May 12 on U.S. Horse of the Year California Chrome, who is training toward a start in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) June 17 at Royal Ascot.
Sheikh Joaan's Al Shaqab Racing has retired French group I winner The Wow Signal and will stand him in Australia at Swettenham Stud during the upcoming Southern Hemisphere season.
The New Zealand Bloodstock National weanling sale continued May 12, before wrapping up a solid two days of trade at Karaka.
The British Horseracing Authority May 12 announced the addition of Sweden to the list of racing nations whose runners in Great Britain are exempt from pre-race sampling requirements.
The panel includes Chris McCarron, John Velazquez, and Ramon Dominguez. They will discuss the transitions jockeys need to make when moving regionally within the Americas and globally and the issues they face in doing so.
Fillies led the way on opening day of New Zealand Bloodstock's National weanling sale May 11, bringing the three top prices.
Racing New South Wales announced earlier in May that it has strengthened its drug detection processes by purchasing AUS$1.5 million in new equipment able to screen for more than 8,000 different types of drugs.
Trainees for the two-year Darley Flying Start scholarship program come from seven different countries, the Darley International Student Program said May 11.
Cleo Fan was in control after the opening furlong and held on to win the Premio Presidente della Repubblica (Ity-I) by a neck from familiar rival Magic Artist May 10 at Capannelle in Rome.
Clarity Sky ran down previously unbeaten Kentucky-bred filly Albiano late and won the NHK Mile (Jpn-I) for 3-year-olds May 10 at Tokyo.
The Aga Khan's Ervedya was up in time to deny front-runner Irish Rookie victory the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (Fr-I, French One Thousand Guineas) May 10 at Longchamp.
Prince Faisal's Make Believe made the pace and easily won the Poule d'Essai des Poulains (Fr-I, French Two Thousand Guineas) from late-running stablemate New Bay May 9 at Longchamp.
Arqana reported record returns of its annual breeze-up auction May 9 at Saint-Cloud, where sales were led by an Oasis Dream colt who sold to Sheikh Joann's Al Shaqab Racing for €600,000 (US$672,283).
Jockey Blake Shinn capped a memorable five-win day at Doomben May 9 aboard Hot Snitzel, a 6-year-old gelding who got his breakthrough group I win in the BTC Cup.
French-bred Pornichet punched his ticket to the Melbourne Spring Carnival for a shot at the W. S. Cox Plate (Aus-I) later this year with his convincing victory in the AUS$650,000 Doomben Cup (Aus-I) May 9 in Brisbane.
Posting her second top-level win in seven days, Perth-based filly Delicacy bested 15 males to win the Aus$500,000 William Hill South Australian Derby (Aus-I) May 9 at Morphettville.
The board of stewards of The Jockey Club of Canada has appointed Jeffrey Begg to the position of chief steward.
Jockey David Flores has been cleared to race by the Santa Anita Park stewards, according to documents released May 7 by the California Horse Racing Board.
Godolphin's U.A.E. Two Thousand Guineas (UAE-III) winner Maftool is among 18 runners for the Poule d'Essai des Poulains (Fr-I, French Two Thousand Guineas) May 10 at Longchamp.
The board of directors of Woodbine Entertainment Group May 8 announced the appointment of Jim Lawson as chief executive officer, effective immediately.
Jockey Club do Rio Grande do Sul announced May 7 that for the first time, racetracks from Brazil and Uruguay will be able to commingle their wagering pools, allowing fans to bet from either country into one system.
Tattersalls announced it will launch a new £25,000 bonus scheme exclusively for horses from Book 1 of this year's October yearling sale.
Bal a Bali will look to carry his impressive success in Brazil into his first U.S. start, the $100,000 American Stakes (gr. IIIT) May 9 at Santa Anita Park.
Christine Hayden's homebred Unspurned seeks her second straight graded- stakes score in the $150,000 Hendrie (gr. III) at Woodbine May 9.
The four-day Inglis Australian broodmare and weanling sale ended May 6 with gains in gross sales from the 2014 auction, according to statistics released by the company.
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.
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