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.
With a brilliant stretch drive, Bear Stable and Riversedge Racing Stables' Academic beat males for the second straight contest in the $250,000 British Columbia Derby (Can-III) Sept. 13 at Hastings Racecourse.
John Unger's homebred Strut the Course punched her ticket to the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT) with a determined effort in the $300,000 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) Sept. 13 at Woodbine.
Sitting eighth at the three-sixteenths pole, Mondialiste unleashed a furious stretch run and found just enough to win the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) Sept. 13.
Order of St George capped a group I triple for Coolmore and associates Sept. 13 at the Curragh in winning the Irish St. Leger (Ire-I), but the race was marred by the fatal breakdown of last year's winner Brown Panther.
JMJ Racing Stables' Interpol struck the front at the top of the stretch and held off a late-closing drive from Habibi to win the $300,000 Northern Dancer (Can-IT) Sept. 13 at Woodbine.
Al Shaqab Racing's two-time Arc winner Treve pulled away with stunning ease in the stretch, leaving her overmatched rivals behind in the Qatar Prix Vermeille (Fr-I) Sept. 13 at Longchamp.
Stacked Deck held off 2014 Bold Venture Stakes (Can-III) winner Calgary Cat with a determined drive and claimed his first graded score Sept. 13, winning this year's edition of the $150,000 test at Woodbine.
The Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) won't include Wise Dan after the two-time winner's retirement, but runners who dwelt in his shadow will have a chance to shine Sept. 13 at Woodbine.
"The other Casse," Conquest Daddyo was overlooked off a runner-up finish in the Aug. 15 Vandal Stakes at Woodbine Aug. 15, but finds himself a graded stakes victor in just his third start.
Catch a Glimpse offered her rivals barely that in the $200,000 Natalma Stakes (Can-IIT) Sept. 12 at Woodbine, setting the pace and then rolling away to a five-length victory.
Starting for the first time in 10 months, Fawkner fought out a spirited finish in the Makybe Diva Stakes (Aus-I) with Rising Romance to win by a short head Sept. 12 at Flemington.
In a wild finish to the Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I), Golden Horn swerved out into challenging Free Eagle but got across the finish line first before surviving a stewards' inquiry Sept. 12 at Leopardstown.
In a rousing finish to the Ladbrokes St. Leger (Eng-I), filly Simple Verse got her head over the finish line first from Bondi Beach, who was awarded the victory after a stewards' inquiry Sept. 12 at Doncaster
English classic winner Night of Thunder, a son of Darley's red-hot sire Dubawi, will take up stud duties at Darley's Kildangan Stud in Ireland 2016.
The staying power of Kentucky-bred Storm the Stars will be tested Sept. 12 at Doncaster, when he meets six opponents in the Ladbrokes St. Leger (Eng-I).
Five proven graded winners will try for their first top-level victory in North America Sept. 13 in the $300,000 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes Presented by HPIBet (Can-IT) at Woodbine.
Since relocating from England, Flaxman Holdings' homebred Hoop of Colour hasn't had a misfire, and she will look to keep her unblemished North American record intact in the $300,000 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine.
A new strategic alliance announced Sept. 9 is expected to bring China much closer to establishing the foundation required to host internationally-recognized Thoroughbred racing.
American Pharoah and Golden Horn both received their first losses of the season in August, but the pair maintained their two top spots in the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings.
Betfair, the exchange wagering giant and owner of U.S. advance-deposit wagering company and racing channel TVG, plans to merge with Paddy Power to become one of the world's largest public online betting and gaming companies.
Other than a troubled run in the Queen's Plate, Academic has had a standout year and she'll run against the boys for the third straight race in the $250,000 British Columbia Derby (Can-III) Sept. 13 at Hastings Racecourse.
The mile turf event is a Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" race for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) Oct. 30 at Keeneland.
Conquest Stables and trainer Mark Casse will seek a third-straight score in the Summer Stakes (Can-IIT) with two entrants Sept. 12 at Woodbine.
Green Desert, an influential international sire, has been euthanized at age 32, according to a Sept. 9 announcement from Shadwell Estate Company and Darley Stud Management.
The mother of Gainesway Farm owner Antony Beck and widow of international owner/breeder Graham Beck died in London Sept. 9. She was 78.
U.S. champion Conduit, a two-time Breeders' Cup winner, will stand as a dual-purpose stallion in the Irish National Hunt ranks beginning in 2016 after six seasons at stud in Japan.
Morton Fink's homebred Wise Dan, two-time Horse of the Year, has been retired after trainer Charles LoPresti noticed some filling in a tendon the morning of Sept. 7.
After relaxing in last place for much of the race, Prince Gibraltar streaked to the lead inside the final furlong to win the Grosser Preis von Baden (Ger-I) Sept. 6 at Baden-Baden.
Justin Stein picked up his 1,000th career win on Sept. 5 when he guided Battle Castle to a 1 3/4-length victory in Saturday's opening race at Woodbine.
Tucci Stables' Riker picked up his third win in as many starts Saturday, Sept. 5 when the son of Include cruised to a front-end win over four other juveniles in the $125,000 Swynford Stakes on the Woodbine Polytrack.
Twilight Son had to call upon all his reserves in the closing strides to hold off fast-finishing Strath Burn and keep his perfect record untarnished in the Betfred Sprint Cup (Eng-I) Sept. 5 at Haydock Park.
Benzel, 40, will handle de Sousa's book while the 34-year-old Brazilian hopes to put down roots in the U.S. this October. De Sousa is atop the standings to collect his first title as Great Britain's champion rider.
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