Russell J. and Lois Bennett's homebred Touching Promise is waltzing into the Oct. 12 Ballerina Stakes (gr. III) at Hastings Racecourse off two straight stakes wins at the Vancouver track.
Earle Mack's Born in a Breeze will try for a second straight stakes win and third consecutive victory overall when the 3-year-old Leonnatus Anteas colt starts in the $125,000 Bunty Lawless Stakes Sunday, Oct. 11 at Woodbine.
Square Dancer, unbeaten in three starts over the track, heads Hastings Park's Oct.12 $100,000 BC Premier's Handicap (Can-III).
Topped by a Street Cry filly, Book 1 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale in Newmarket, England, concluded Oct. 8 with record gross receipts for the three-day auction.
Although both Golden Horn and Treve posted impressive victories over the course of the past month, neither displaced Triple Crown winner American Phaorah from the top of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings.
The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities has joined the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity, expressing its support for the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015.
The Dubai Racing Club has released its schedule for the 13th Dubai World Cup Carnival, which offers 11 weeks of international races worth US$38.9 million at Meydan Racecourse.
Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 continued in robust fashion Wednesday, Oct. 7 with four lots topping the 1 million guineas ($1,606,500) mark.
A colt and a filly by top international sire Galileo topped a strong Oct. 6 opening day of the Tattersalls October yearling sale at Newmarket, England.
Growth in export market wagering on the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe card illustrates the importance of expanding wagering agreements worldwide, Louis Romanet said during his closing remarks at the IFHA annual conference.
Spendthrift Farm confirmed Oct. 5 it is moving Court Vision and Victor's Cry from Ontario back to its Central Kentucky farm for the 2016 breeding season.
The chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, in an address Oct. 5 in Paris, France, outlined what he called matters that are critical to the future of racing on an international level.
Second last in the Natalma Stakes (Can-IIT) over Woodbine's lawn, Gamble's Ghost returned to the Polytrack and launched a winning bid from mid-pack to defeat five other 2-year-old fillies in the Oct. 4 Mazarine (Can-III).
Prince Faisal's Make Believe, a 3-year-old Makfi colt who won the group I Poule d'Essai des Poulains at Longchamp in May, returned Oct. 4 to take the Qatar Prix de la Foret (Fr-I).
Anthony Oppenheimer's 3-year-old colt Golden Horn, racing just behind the pacemaker, took off when asked in the stretch to comfortably win the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) at Longchamp Oct. 4.
Fomo Syndicate's Covert Love, winner of the Darley Irish Oaks (Ire-I), bagged her second group I victory in the Prix de L'Opera Longines for fillies and mares at Longchamp in France Oct. 4.
Coolmore's Ballydoyle and Godolphin's Ultra kicked off the Oct. 4 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe card at Longchamp with victories in the day's two stakes for 2-year-olds.
Sam-Son Farm's Ontario homebred Golden Sabre rebounded from a pair of narrow losses in Canadian grade II company on the turf to take the $150,000 Durham Cup (Can-III) on the Polytrack at Woodbine Oct. 3.
Five last-out maiden winners hope to capture graded credentials Oct. 4 in the $150,000 Mazarine Stakes (Can-III) for 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine.
Agent Emmanuel de Seroux discusses deal
Breeders' Cup and the Latin American Racing Channel, which facilitates simulcasts to and from other countries including the U.S., have five-year partnership agreement through 2020.
Melnyk Racing Stable's Lukes Alley, a winner Sept. 12 in his first start since November 2014, quickly jumps up to graded stakes company for the $150,000 Durham Cup (Can-III) at Woodbine Oct. 3.
Led by four seven-figure transactions, the Goffs Orby sale concluded Sept. 30 with a slight increase in gross but declines of 4% and 11% in average and median prices, respectively.
After five years in Japan, Empire Maker is returning to Kentucky to stand at Gainesway, farm president Antony Beck confirmed Sept. 29. The stallion was purchased in partnership with Don Alberto Corp.
Stallion Where's the Ring will return east, this time to Ontario's Colebrook Farm Stallion Station, for the 2016 season.
Juddmonte's first-crop sire Frankel had the highest-priced horse at the opening session of the Goffs Orby yearling sale Sept. 29, a filly out of group I winner Alexander Goldrun.
The Singapore Airlines International Cup and KrisFlyer International Sprint, both lucrative international group I events staged annually at Kranji Racecourse, have been discontinued, the Singapore Turf Club announced Sept. 28
New Zealand sire No Excuse Needed was fatally injured in a paddock accident Sept. 25, Wakaito Stud announced. He was 17.
German-trained Red Dubawi came from last place to get the lead in the closing stages and win Premio Vittorio di Capua (Ity-I) Sept. 27 at San Siro in Milan.
Stall Nizza's homebred 3-year-old filly Nightflower scored a convincing triumph older over males in the Preis von Europa (Ger-I) Sept. 27 at Cologne.
With the bob of his head, Mourinho prevailed in a close three-horse finish in the Underwood Stakes (Aus-I) Sept. 26 at Caulfield.
Lumiere was quickest from the gate and held her command to win the Connolly's Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes (Eng-I) for 2-year-old fillies in a stirring finish Sept. 26 at Newmarket.
Al Shaqab Racing's Shalaa solidified his status as Britain's top juvenile sprinter this season in winning the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes (Eng-I) Sept. 26 at Newmarket.
Bloodstock agent Julio Rada and his Platinum Bloodstock agency clients have been moving the needle in this season's yearling market, part of a strong South American contingent of buyers influencing North American sales.
Breed-shaping New Zealand sire Zabeel has died at the age of 29.
A final soundness exam Oct. 1 by Dr. Larry Bramalge of Rood & Riddle will clear the 4-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit for a return to training, and he is expected to ship back to trainer Art Sherman's California base.
The strong demand earlier this week in the record-breaking Tattersalls Ireland Part I September Yearling Sale continued into the Part II session Sept. 24 with strong action seen in the sale ring throughout the day.
Part I of the Tattersalls Ireland September yearling sale concluded Sept. 23 with double-digit gains in every major category.
In a major victory for Qatar Racing and trainer Ralph Beckett, a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel has overturned the disqualification of Simple Verse from her victory in the Ladbrokes St. Leger (Eng-I).
Team Valor International has bought unbeaten Brazilian champion filly Juno, who recently captured Brazil's equivalent of the One Thousand Guineas in winning for the fifth time in as many career starts.
A Kodiac colt will head into training with Hugo Palmer following his purchase for 130,000 euros ($144,723), the highest price on opening day of Part I of the Tattersalls Ireland September sale Sept. 22 at Fairyhouse.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Sept. 22 announced a partnership with the China Horse Industry Association, the mainland authority that oversees horse registration, equine drug testing, and the development of veterinary care.
Kildangan Stud resident Vale of York, winner of the 2009 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has been sold to Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, which will stand him at Haras des Faunes in France.
British stallion Compton Place, whose best offspring include two-time Nunthorpe (Eng-I) winner Borderlescott, has died at the age of 21 after suffering a severe bout of colic.
Augustin Stable's Lucky Lindy broke through emphatically Sept. 20, taking the $150,000 Ontario Derby (Can-III) at Woodine.
Orfevre, Japan's 2011 Horse of the Year and Triple Crown winner, has secured a spot in the Japan Racing Association Racing Hall of Fame.
Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the eldest son of Sheikh Mohammed, died of a heart attack the morning of Sept. 19.
Trainer Chris Waller landed the George Main Stakes (Aus-I) for the third time in four years, sending out Kermadec to win this year's edition Sept. 19 at Royal Randwick.
With a last-to-first move Sept. 18 at Northlands Park, Liberty Road Stables' Indian Love gave trainer Dale Saunders his 2,000th victory.
Billy's Star, winner of the Aug. 23 Victoria Park Stakes last time out, heads a group of eight sophomores, including Victoria runner-up Firespike, in the $150,000 Canadian (Can-III) Sept. 20 at Woodbine.
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