Last into the stretch, Cactus Kris unleashed a thrilling burst of speed and swept past eight rivals in Ontario Fashion (gr. III) before nailing front-runner Endless Light in the final stride to win Oct. 18 at Woodbine.
DARRS Inc.'s Bye Bye Bernie may have given an indication of what was coming when he just missed, by a neck, in the Kentucky Downs Turf Dash Stakes Sept. 14 at odds of 55-1.
Gestut Ittlingen's Oaks d'Italia (Ity-II) winner Lovelyn stepped up to the group I level and defeated older males in the Grand Premio del Jockey Club Oct. 18 at San Siro.
Mikki Queen, successful in the Japanese Oaks (Jpn-I) earlier this year, added a second classic success to her record when taking the Shuka Sho (Jpn-I) in stakes record time Oct. 18 at Kyoto.
Favorite Mongolian Khan asserted his authority in the final sixteenth of the Aus$3 million BMW Caulfield Cup (Aus-I) Oct. 17 and pulled away to a commanding victory.
Sheikh Hamdan's homebred Muhaarar underscored his rank as Europe's top sprinter Oct. 17 when he earned a fourth group I win this year in the QIPCO British Champions Sprint at Ascot.
Simple Verse tallied the second group I win of her career Oct. 17 after chasing runner-up Journey into the Ascot straight and getting past that rival close to home in the QIPCO British Champions Fillies and Mares Stakes.
Fascinating Rock, owned and bred by Newtown Anner Stud, won the first group I event of his career Oct. 17 when he rallied to take the QIPCO Champions Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at Ascot in England.
Juddmonte Farms' brilliant homebred Flintshire will pass up a chance to run in the Oct. 31 Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) and will target the Nov. 29 Japan Cup (Jpn-I) instead.
Wertheimer and Frere's Solow, just off the pace in third for most of the race, made his move in the final furlong to capture the QIPCO Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) Oct. 17 at Ascot.
Aidan O'Brien, trainer of Gleneagles, walked the course at Ascot Racecourse the afternoon of Oct. 16 to test the ground on which the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Sponsored by QIPCO (Eng-I) will be run Saturday.
Seven stakes winners, including two graded stakes winners, will line up for the grade III, six-furlong sprint at Woodbine.
JMJ Racing Stables' Interpol has caught much of the betting public by surprise in his last two upset victories, but he won't be sneaking up on anyone in the $1 million Pattison Canadian International Stakes (Can-IT) Oct. 18.
Juddmonte Farms is wrestling with a multi-million dollar decision regarding the next start for its brilliant homebred Flintshire -- the $3 million Breeders' Cup Longines Turf (gr. IT) or the $5.2 million Japan Cup (Jpn-I).
Matthew Schera's Cyclogenisis, who was on the also-eligible list for an Oct. 3 off-the-turf stakes at Keeneland, won't have that problem Oct. 18.
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Ascot Racecourse is hosting the richest day in British racing Oct. 17, with 4.1 million pounds in prize money on a QIPCO British Champions card that has attracted 109 entries for the six races, including four group I stakes.
A Dubawi colt was purchased by agent John Ferguson for 725,000 guineas to produce a record Book 2 price at the Tattersalls October yearling sale in Newmarket, England, Oct. 13.
Deltin Stable and Ed Walsh's Killin Me Smalls shipped in from Northlands Park in Alberta to capture the $100,000 British Columbia Premier's Handicap (Can-III) at Hastings Racecourse Oct. 12.
Russell J. and Lois Bennett's homebred Touching Promise took control early and never looked back, rolling to an easy victory in the $100,000 Ballerina Stakes (Can-III) at Hastings Racecourse for the second consecutive year.
Maria Santa Stable's Peru-based filly Salama is being pointed to the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) following a second-place finish at Keeneland in her U.S. debut Oct. 10.
Jockey Patrick Husbands moved Conquest Stables' Conquest Enforcer off the rail and through a hole in the closely-bunched field, kicking clear for a 6 3/4-length victory in the $250,000 Cup and Saucer Saucer Stakes.
Criterion, sixth behind Arabian Queen and Golden Horn in the Juddmonte International Stakes (Eng-I) in August, returned home to capture the Caulfield Stakes Oct. 10.
Trainer Mike Keogh will be represented by a pair of talented Gus Schickedanz homebreds Oct. 11 at Woodbine with Springhouse in the Cup and Saucer and Sweet Grass Creek in the Bunty Lawless.
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.
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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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