The Woodbine Mile is shaping up to be a sensational race, as Court Vision could meet a couple of other East Coast rivals, five locally-based challengers, a European invader, as well as three shipping in from California.
In an effort to attract more horses, especially those from overseas, to participate in its World Championships, Breeders' Cup Limited is making major changes to its nominations programs.
Midday punched her ticket to Churchill Downs for a defense of her title in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) with a decisive victory in the Qatar Prix Vermeille (Fr-I) at Longchamp Sept. 12.
John Kluge, who owned Morven Stud Farm in Virginia and once was listed as the richest person in the United States, died Sept. 7 at his Charlottesville, Va., home.
Greinton, a leading West Coast runner in the mid-1980s, has died in Germany.
Sans Frontieres swept down the outside of the course and ran out an easy winner of the Irish Field St. Leger (Ire-I) at a rain-soaked Curragh Sept. 11.
Pathfork kept his record unblemished with a hard-fought victory over Casamento in the boylesports.com Vincent O'Brien National Stakes (Ire-I) at the Curragh Sept. 11.
Arctic Cosmos made his debut in group I company a winning one as he stormed home under William Buick to capture the Ladbrokes St. Leger Stakes (Eng-I) by 1 3/4-lengths at Doncaster Sept. 11.
At The Races and SIS won the exclusive right to license betting operations in Great Britain and Ireland for pari-mutuel wagering on the Nov. 5-6 Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Celtic Swing, Europe's 1994 champion 2-year-old and a French classic winner the following year, died Sept. 4 in Italy after a bout of colitis.
Midshipman, champion 2-year-old male of 2008 and winner of that year's Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has been retired from racing and will stand his first season at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley near Lexington.
Dar Re Mi, a 2009 English champion and a group I winner in Dubai this year, has been retired from racing because of minor problems
Night Magic charged from last to first to score a decisive victory in the Grosser Mercedes-Benz Preis Von Baden (Ger-I) Sept. 5.
Fuisse came charging down the center of the course and prevailed in a blanket finish to the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (Fr-I) Sept. 5.
A gallant Markab smashed the course record on his way to posting an upset victory in the Betfred Sprint Cup (Eng-I) at Haydock Sept. 4.
Cape Blanco took the lead from the start and never looked back, pulling away in the stretch to capture the Tattersalls Millions Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) by 5 1/2 lengths at Leopardstown Sept. 4.
Lillie Langtry wore down Spacious in the final strides to claim a neck victory in the Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes (Ire-I) at Leopardstown Sept. 4.
Harbinger, winner of the July 24 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) in record time, has been sold for stud duties to Japan.
The England-based company will expand Craven sale and replace the Guineas auction with a new sale in Ireland.
German stallion Lomitas, sire of North American grade I winner Silvano, has been euthanized because of health reasons.
Misty For Me took the lead at the start and never looked back, rolling to an easy one-length victory in the Moyglare Stud Stakes (Ire-I) at the Curragh Aug. 29.
Ride the Rails, sire of grade I winner and successful young sire Candy Ride, died at age 19 in Uruguay following a bout with colic.
Dubai, one of the seven United Arab Emirates, will sponsor the group I Dewhurst Stakes, it was announced Aug. 25. The race will be run Oct. 16 at Newmarket in England.
Le Glorieux, a top international runner of 1987, died Aug. 19 at Werner Wolf's Haras du Logis Saint-Germain in Normandy, France,
The half brother to Australia group III winner Blackball brings Aust$222,000 ($196,431 in U.S. funds).
Stacelita improved her record to eight wins from 11 starts with a hard-fought victory over Antara in the Darley Prix Jean Romanet (Fr-I) at Deauville Aug. 22.
Dream Ahead completed a perfect weekend for jockey William Buick when he pulled away in the final furlong to capture the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) at Deauville Aug. 22.
Sole Power provided one of the biggest upsets in British racing when he landed the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I) at York at odds of 100-1.
Seven evenly-matched starters, including Marsh Side, Spice Route, and Windward Islands are set to contest the $250,000 Sky Classic Stakes (Can-IIT) Aug. 22 at Woodbine.
Midday notched the fourth group I victory of her career as she rolled to an impressive three-length win in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-I) Aug. 19.
All American, a group 1-winning millionaire by Red Ransom, will ship to North America in 2011 to stand at John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.
Fasig-Tipton planning to sell a group of mares in foal on Southern Hemisphere covers during the Kentucky November select mixed auction.
Central Kentucky stallion Mingun, a half brother to major sire Kingmambo, has been sold to a group of Danish breeders to stand at York Stud in Denmark.
Benefitting from a strong ride by Johnny Murtagh, Rip Van Winkle got up in the final strides to deny Twice Over victory in a thrilling renewal of the Juddmonte International (Eng-I) at York Aug. 17.
The average price falls 17.2%, but the median is down only 2.8% for the auction, which ended its four-session run in France Aug. 16.
The average price declines 7% from a year ago during the auction's third session.
The Godolphin team notched yet another German group I victory when Campanologist drew off to a 3 1/2-length victory in the Rheinland-Pokal (Ger-I) at Cologne Aug. 15.
He will succeed David Chester, who will become a roving ambassador for the Australian auction firm.
Classic winner Makfi regained his winning form in grand style, taking command within the final furlong to defeat Goldikova in the Prix Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois (Fr-I) at Deauville Aug. 15.
The average price increases 1% from a year ago, but the gross declines with fewer horses offered.
Shirocco, who won the 2005 John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), was represented by his first winner when his daughter Surfista won Aug 14 at Dax in France in her initial start.
The average price for the 60 horses that sold declined 26%. The median fell 16%.
The England-based auction firm will introduce a program for yearlings at this fall's sales.
Zoffany came charging with a late run under Johnny Murtagh to capture the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Ire-I) by a half-length at the Curragh Aug. 8.
Regal Parade earned his second group I victory with a determined effort to take the Prix Maurice de Gheest (Fr-I) at Deauville Aug. 8.
Gloria de Campeao, who won the world's richest race when he beat 13 rivals in this year's $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I), has been retired from racing after suffering a tendon injury.
Enora overcame her lack of experience to post a 15-1 upset in the Henkel Preis der Diana Deutsches Stuten Derby (German Oaks, Ger-I) by a half-length at Dusseldorf Aug. 1.
Goldikova further cemented her place in history with a dominating performance to capture the Prix Rothschild (Fr-I) for the third straight year.
Midday scored a repeat in the Blue Square Nassau Stakes (Eng-I) with a rousing victory over Stacelita at Glorious Goodwood July 31.
Canford Cliffs, under a perfectly timed ride from Richard Hughes, reeled in Rip Van Winkle in the final strides to capture the Sussex Stakes (Eng-I) at Glorious Goodwood July 28.
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