It was a day for rising stars in Hong Kong as all three returning winners from last year's Longines Hong Kong International Races bowed to promising youngsters on the Dec. 13 program that featured four group I races.
Gulfstream Park, Hawthorne, Turf Paradise, Laurel Park, Japan, Turfway Park & More! view slideshow
Gulfstream Park, Hawthorne, Turf Paradise, Laurel Park, Japan, Turfway Park & More
Japan, a stakes-winning son of top sire Medaglia d'Oro, will enter stud in 2016 at Waldorf Farm near North Chatham, N.Y.
Churchill Downs, Aqueduct, Del Mar, Zia Park, Hawthorne, Woodbine, Japan & More! view slideshow
Shonan Pandora battled down the long Tokyo Racecourse stretch before posting a narrow upset victory in the Nov. 29 Japan Cup (Jpn-I) before a crowd of 102,960. Favored Lovely Day finished third.
A field of 18 is set for the Nov. 29 Japan Cup (Jpn-I), with the foreign contingent showing promise against a home team generally regarded as slightly less imposing than usual for a Japan Cup.
Delta Downs, Gulfstream Park West, Churchill Downs, Del Mar, Japan, Woodbine & More! view slideshow
Delta Downs, Gulfstream Park West, Churchill Downs, Del Mar, Japan, Woodbine & More
Kazumi Yoshida's Maurice notched his second straight group I win and stayed unbeaten this year in taking the Mile Championship (Jpn-I) Nov. 22 at Kyoto.
U. Carrot Farm's Marialite won the Queen Elizabeth II Cup (Jpn-I) by a neck from fast-closing favorite Nuovo Record Nov. 15 at Kyoto.
Australia, Japan, Belmont, Keeneland, Del Mar, Churchill Downs, Golden Gate & More! view slideshow
Australia, Japan, Belmont, Keeneland, Del Mar, Churchill Downs, Golden Gate & More
Ramsey Farm closed a deal Nov. 2 to sell Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Stephanie's Kitten to the Katsumi Yoshida's Northern Farm in Japan for $2.8 million.
Having his best year yet, Lovely Day tallied his second group I win in a four-race win streak Nov. 1 in Tokyo, capturing the Tenno Sho (Autumn) by a half-length from hard-charging Staphanos.
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.
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).
War Emblem arrived in the United States Oct. 12 after 13 years standing stud at Shadai Stallion Station in Hokkaido, Japan. He will clear quarantine at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital before vanning to Old Friends.
The Japan Bloodstock Breeders' Association has purchased the grade I-winning son of Giant's Causeway from Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings.
Hideyuki Mori went to $900,000 for a War Front colt out of Satans Quick Chick at the Keeneland September yearling sale.
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.
Trainer Bill Mott reported that Travers (gr. I) nominee Japan emerged from his Aug. 22 workout at Saratoga Racecourse with an injury that is likely to be career-ending.
Former leading Japanese sire Manhattan Cafe, a three-time group I winner, has died at the age of 17.
Those who questioned the class level of Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Texas Red had to eat their words Aug. 1, as the son of Afleet Alex turned back Frosted in the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II).
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Cape Blanco, champion turf male of 2011 and a former central Kentucky stallion, was represented by his first winner July 7 when son Indrapura won the third race at Brighton racecourse in England.
Twining, a U.S. graded stakes winner and international sire, has died in Japan, Japan's Paca Paca Farm said via Twitter.
Lovely Day repelled the strong late charge of Denim and Ruby and landed his first group I win June 28 in the Takarazuka Kinen at Hanshin while overwhelming favorite Gold Ship missed the break and finished next to last.
Gold Ship heads the 16-horse field for the Takarazuka Kinen (Jpn-I), in which he will bid for an unprecedented third win in the race June 28 at Hanshin.
Many of the winners of the undercard stakes run June 6 at Belmont Park will next race at Saratoga, as will Belmont Stakes also-rans. But the West Virginia Derby and Secretariat Stakes could be in the cards for some.
Kazumi Yoshida's Maurice gave a career defining performance June 7 in the Yasuda Kinen (Jpn-I) at Tokyo racecourse, stamping himself Japan's top miler this spring.
Barry Schwartz' Japan ran down stablemates Stanford and Nonna's Boy to win the scratch-depleted WinStar Easy Goer Stakes, the first race on the June 6 Belmont Park card.
A pair of colts best known to this point in their careers for strong runner-up finishes in graded stakes this spring, Stanford and Donworth, head a field of five 3-year-olds in the $150,000 WinStar Farm Easy Goer Stakes.
Churchill Downs, Belmont, Monmouth, Finger Lakes, Japan, Prairie Meadows & More
Belmont Park, Japan, Santa Anita, Churchill Downs, Canterbury, Monmouth & More
There are 244 yearlings and 241 weanlings cataloged for the Japan Racing Horse Association July select sale, set for July 13-14 at Northern Horse Park near New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido.
Pimlico, Japan, Belterra, Santa Anita, Canterbury, Monmouth, Charles Town and More. view slideshow
Pimlico, Japan, Belterra, Santa Anita, Canterbury, Monmouth, Charles Town & More
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.
Review winners from some of the weekend's big races. Including Japan, Belmont Park, Santa Anita Park, Prairie Meadows, Turf Paradise, Belterra Park and more! view slideshow
Belmont, Japan, Santa Anita, Prairie Meadows, Belterra, Turf Paradise & More
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.
Churchill Downs, Belmont, Santa Anita, Japan, France, Parx, Lone Star & More
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.
Charles Town, Hawthorne, Keeneland, Japan, Santa Anita, Woodbine & More
Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. II) winner Birdatthewire and Gazelle Stakes (gr. II) runner-up Puca both turned in preparations April 18 for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
Oaklawn, Keeneland, Japan, Woodbine, Santa Anita; Turf Paradise, Hawthorne & More
Dubai, Australia, Japan, Fair Grounds, Gulfstream Park, Hawthorne, Oaklawn and more. view slideshow
Dubai, Australia, Japan, Fair Grounds, Gulfstream Park, Hawthorne, Oaklawn & More
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