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
A slideshow to celebrate Japan's champion Orfevre and his retirement.
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
Aqueduct, Churchill Downs, Hollywood Park, Japan, Hawthorne, ZIa Park and more
Yutaka Take became Japan's first jockey to win 100 grade or group I races! view slideshow
Churchill Downs, Japan, Laurel Park, Hollywood Park and more
Churchill Downs, Gulfstream Park, Laurel Park, Hawthorne, Japan, Hollywood and more. view slideshow
Churchill Downs, Gulfstream Park, Laurel Park, Hawthorne, Japan, Hollywood and more.
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
Photos of the week from Keeneland, Belmont Park, Europe, Japan, and Calder.
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.
Penn National, Europe, Japan, Churchill, Hollywood, Belmont, Arlington & Much More
Jockey Spill, Japan, Pimlico, Monmouth, Hollywood, Belmont, Preakness and more! view slideshow
Jockey Spill, Japan, Pimlico, Monmouth, Hollywood, Belmont, Preakness and more
Keiichiro Yasuda trains Japan's Dasher Go Go, in Singapore for the Kris Flyer Sprint.
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.
American Winner, a $140,000 graduate of the 2010 Keeneland September yearling sale, won the Marvelous Jockeys Trophy on the Nov. 25 Japan Cup day card at Tokyo Racecourse.
Japanese jockey Masayoshi Ebina took a six-point lead into the second day of Japan's 2012 World Super Jockeys Series.
When the 17 horses enter the starting gate at Tokyo Racecourse Nov. 25 for the 32nd Japan Cup (Jpn-I), nearly every one of them will bring North American bloodlines to the task.
Summer Bird, a three-time grade I winner and champion 3-year-old of 2009, has been purchased by the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association and will take up stud duty in Japan, WinStar Farm announced Nov. 13.
Musical Romance, who sold for $1.6 million at the Fasig-Tipton November sale, is headed to Japan where she will be a broodmare, one of her former owners said.
The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) Oct. 7 at Longchamp attracted a large and competitive field of 18, headed by reigning Japanese Horse of the Year Orfevre and mutliple European classic winner Camelot.
Dual classic winner I'll Have Another is adjusting well to his new home at Big Red Farm in Japan, according to Terence Collier.
Two-time Canadian Horse of the Year Chief Bearhart, who stood at the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association Shizunai Stallion Station, died Sept. 18 of acute heart failure.
Shigeyuki Okada's Big Red Farm went to $1.1 million for a son of Empire Maker, during the fourth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 13.
- By Esther Marr
Esther Marr asks Walt Robertson, Vice President of Sales for Keeneland, on how the select session went at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. watch video
If there was a Horse of the World title, Fantastic Light would have earned it twice read blog
Belle Royale, winner of the May 28 Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) at Betfair Hollywood Park, has been retired due to a tendon injury and sold privately to a Japanese farm.
Tucked away on a quiet corner of Shadai Farm on Japan's island of Hokkaido is a broodmare barn known as "Terry's Jewel Box." read blog
The Japan Race Horse Association reported gains for its select sale, which was held July 9-10 at the Northern Horse Park in Hokkaido.
- By Steve Haskin
The following guest blog was written by I'll Have Another's owner Paul Reddam in response to some of the concerns of the public regarding the colt's injury and retirement. read blog
Topped by a Deep Impact colt, the yearling session of the Japan Racing Horse Association's Select Sale produced a record gross during the July 9 session at Northern Horse Park in Hokkaido, Japan.
The Japan Racing Association's select sale of foals and yearlings July 9 and 10 offers Americans an opportunity to get caught up with some old friends.
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