After a 10.49% increase in total pari-mutuel handle in 2013 compared with 2012, Breeders' Cup officials are hoping for more gains this year. But they'll have to come in another year of depressed wagering.
Keeneland, Europe, Japan, Zia Park, Santa Anita, Breeders' Cup works and more! view slideshow
Toho Jackal smashed the Kyoto course record by nearly two seconds in winning the 75th Kikuka Sho (Jpn-I, Japanese St. Leger), the final jewel in Japan's Triple Crown Oct. 26.
Shonan Pandora nabbed the final jewel of Japan's Triple Crown for fillies in record time, striking at 10-1 odds in the Shuka Sho (Jpn-I) Oct. 19 at Kyoto while denying Yushun Himba (Jpn-I, Japanese Oaks) winner Nuovo Record.
Snow Dragon scored a major upset in the $1.9 million Sprinters Stakes (Jpn-I) in a light rain at Japan's Niigata Racecourse Oct. 5, registering his first graded victory.
European spending on U.S. yearlings is at its lowest since 1981. read blog
Dunkirk, the leading North American freshman sire by earnings last year, has been purchased by the Japan Race Horse Agency and will stand at East Stud on the island of Hokkaido starting in 2015.
European champion and dual classic winner Rodrigo de Triano has died of pneumonia at age 25 in Japan, where he stood during his stallion career.
Grade I winner Heir Kitty was purchased Emmanuel de Seroux's Narvick International on behalf of a Japanese buyer for $750,000 to top the July 20 Del Mar paddock sale.
For the second straight year, a colt by Deep Impact out of U.S. Horse of the Year Azeri was the star of the Japan Racing Horse Association's foal sale.
Offspring of two-time Japanese Horse of the Year Deep Impact sold for six of the top 10 highest prices at the yearling session of the Japan Racing Horse Association select sale July 14.
Kid Brock became the first winner for deceased 2009 champion and classic winner Summer Bird when he powered to a clear victory July 6 at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino.
Gold Ship overcame a tardy start and scored an unprecedented second straight win in the Takarazuka Kinen (Jpn-I) June 29 at Hanshin racecourse.
Defending winner Gold Ship and Japanese star mare Gentildonna are among an outstanding lineup for the Takarazuka Kinen (Jpn-I) June 29 at Hanshin racecourse.
France, Japan, Hong Kong, Santa Anita, Belmont Park, Calder, Churchill Downs & More view slideshow
Wise Dan, Arlington Park, Churchill Downs, Japan, Europe, and Santa Anita Park. view slideshow
Verxina led gate to wire as she struck for a repeat win in the Victoria Mile (Jpn-I) May 18 at Tokyo Racecourse.
Turkey-based stallion Divine Light died May 12 at Adana Seyhan Covering Station due to complications from a lipoma tumor being coiled around his intestines. The son of Sunday Silence--Meld Sport, by Northern Taste, was 19.
Photos from Churchill Downs, Europe, Santa Anita, Japan, Parx Racing and more. view slideshow
Just a Way, who won just two of his first 15 career starts, showed he has left those days behind as he easily won the $5 million Dubai Duty Free Sponsored by Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) March 29 at Dubai.
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Steve revisits the story of Jim French. read blog
Canadian Horse of the Year and prominent sire Afleet died Jan. 22 at the age of 30 at Breeders Stallion Station in Japan.
The first reported foal for Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner I'll Have Another was a filly born Jan. 18 at Big Red Farm in Hokkaido, Japan.
Lord Kanaloa preps for the 2013 Hong Kong International race meet. He would repeat his victory in the Longines Hong Kong Sprint (HK-I) leading to his JRA Horse of the Year honors. watch video
Farewell Hollywood Park, Santa Anita, Gulfstream, Fair Grounds, Japan, Turfway Park. View Slideshow
The Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association has confirmed that 2009 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Summer Bird died Dec. 23 in Japan due to colic.
A slideshow to celebrate Japan's champion Orfevre and his retirement. view slideshow
Photos from Gulfstream Park, Fair Grounds, Hollywood Park, Calder, Woodbine, Japan and much more. view slideshow
Photos from Aqueduct, Churchill Downs, Hollywood Park, Japan, Hawthorne, Zia Park and more. view slideshow
Yutaka Take became Japan's first jockey to win 100 grade or group I races! view slideshow
Churchill Downs, Gulfstream Park, Laurel Park, Hawthorne, Japan, Hollywood and more. view slideshow
Hard Spun, a grade I winner and sire of many top-class racehorses, including 2012 champion 3-year-old filly Questing, will stand the 2014 breeding season at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley stud in Japan.
Europe, Belmont Park, Keeneland, Woodbine, Japan and much more. view slideshow
Novellist, who this summer broke the track record at Ascot by two seconds in the group I King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, has been retired and sold to stand in Japan at Teruya Yoshida's Shadai Stallion Station.
Photos of the week from Keeneland, Belmont Park, Europe, Japan, and Calder. view slideshow
Owner Maggi Moss said Sept. 23 she has sold grade I-winning 3-year-old filly So Many Ways to Katsumi Yoshida of Northern Farms in Hokkaido, Japan, for breeding purposes. The purchase price wasn't disclosed.
After standing the 2013 breeding season in Japan, 2007 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Street Sense will return to the United States in 2014, Darley announced Sept. 6.
Fasliyev, European champion 2-year-old and sire of five champions and 32 graded stakes winners, died July 8 at Yushun Stallion Company in Japan. He was 16.
The Japan Racing Horse Association has announced that videos of yearlings and foals, and x-rays and scope videos of yearlings consigned to the July Select Sale are now available online at the JRHA website.
Three Breeders' Cup World Championships "Win and You're In" Challenge races are being contested in three different countries over the June 21-23 weekend.
Orfevre, expected favorite in his title defense in the June 23 Takarazuka Kinen (Jpn-I), was withdrawn from the race after the 2011 Triple Crown champion bled following training June 13.
Jockey Spill, Japan, Pimlico, Monmouth, Hollywood, Belmont, Preakness and more! view slideshow
Captain Steve, the 2001 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, died April 21 in Japan as a result of acute heart failure.
Brian's Time, for more than a decade one of the leading stallions in Japan, has died, according to news outlets in Japan.
TVG has announced that in partnership with Woodbine Entertainment Group, the horse racing network is expanding its live coverage of racing from Japan in 2013.
War Emblem, the 2002 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner who has had a limited number of foals due to his selectivity in the breeding shed, has been represented by a champion in Japan.
Foreign buyers taking a little off the top of America's best bloodlines.
After a runner-up effort in the Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I) earlier this month, Wonder Acute returns in the Tokyo Daishoten (Jpn-I) Dec. 29 at Ohi Racecourse in search of a breakthrough win at the top level.
Ibn Bey, a four-time European champion who ran second in the 1990 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), died in Japan on Dec. 10.
Toby's Corner, winner of the 2011 Resorts World New York Casino Wood Memorial Stakes (gr.I), will launch his stallion career in Japan at Hidaka Stallion Station.
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