Executives of Coolmore Stud and its U.S. entity Ashford Stud were on the witness stand Oct. 23 during the fourth day of a trial over the disputed sale of the broodmare Love Me Only in 2011.
A record median was posted on opening day for the elite Book 1 portion of Tattersalls' October yearling sale Oct. 7, with an Oasis Dream colt leading sales at 775,0000 guineas ($1,309,556 in United States funds).
Pre-race favorite Taghrooda has a wide draw and 19 rivals to beat in a full field for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), Europe's premier middle-distance race Oct. 5 at Longchamp.
One of the few mares to produce four grade/group I winners, Urban Sea is now in position to become one of the great foundation mares of all time
Sea The Moon, a stunning open lengths victor in the July 6 German Derby (Ger-I), has been retired from racing because of an injury.
Fillies by Monsun and Galileo cracked the seven-figure barrier Aug. 16 at the opening session of the elite Arqana Deauville yearling sale, which saw strong trade throughout.
Taghrooda became the first Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) winner in more than three decades to capture the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I) July 26 at Ascot.
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.
With closing day sales led by a son of Sea The Stars, the Tattersalls July sale concluded July 11 with overall figures up across the board and the highest sale aggregate since 2007.
Unbeaten Sea The Moon won the 145th Deutsches Derby (Ger-I) in a dazzling performance under Christophe Soumillon, cruising alone on the stands' side rail at Hamburg to an 11-length triumph July 6.
It's rather rare for a mare in a major racing jurisdiction to throw Derby-winning brothers. It's probably even rarer for both siblings to go on to sire classic winners themselves.
Sea The Stars, whose first crop includes 2014 Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) winner Taghrooda, will be available to cover a limited book of mares to Southern Hemisphere time from his Irish base, the Aga Khan Studs announced.
The last foal of the 2014 breeding season at Coolmore Ireland was foaled June 1 when 23-year-old Mariah's Storm produced her 13th live foal--a filly by perennial European champion sire Galileo.
Shadwell homebred Taghrooda, from Sea The Stars' first crop, won the Investec Epsom Oaks (In Memory of Henry Cecil) (Eng-I) June 6. She was ridden by Paul Hanagan for trainer John Gosden.
My Titania appears to be in fine fettle for the Etihad Airways Irish One Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) May 25 at the Curragh after a slight setback forced her to miss the English equivalent earlier this month.
The purse for the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Europe's premier middle-distance race, has been raised for 2014.
The quest for the classic racehorse has been ongoing since the first classic races were inaugurated in England in the late 1700s.
Irish-trained Certerach denied Cavalryman a repeat win in the $1 million Dubai Gold Cup (UAE-II) March 29 at Meydan but had to wait out a lengthy stewards' inquiry.
Godolphin's Cavalryman is primed for a repeat bid in the $1 million Dubai Gold Cup (UAE-II) after a stirring track record-setting victory in the Nad Al Sheba Trophy (UAE-III) March 1 at Meydan Racecourse.
Godolphin's 2013 Dubai Gold Cup (UAE-III) victor Cavalryman makes his first start of the year in the launching pad to this year's edition of $1 million race, the $200,000 Nad Al Sheba Trophy (UAE-III) March 1 at Meydan.
Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Danedream gave birth to a bay filly by Frankel just before midnight Monday, Jan. 27.
Bloodstock agent Charlie Gordon-Watson went to 320,000 guineas ($549,068 in United States funds) for a Sea The Stars half sister to group I winner Spinning Queen at the Tattersalls December foal sale Nov. 28.
After Zagora stormed home in last year's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf, owner Martin Schwartz and trainer Chad Brown are hoping for a repeat with Alterite, already a grade I winner in her first U.S. start.
Outstanding females provided many of the thrills during the Breeder's Cup's third decade.
As a companion to the feature in the October 26 Blood-Horse, we present video highlights of the 12 horses who have had multiple Breeders' Cup victories. Watch Video
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Beheshtam (FR)||DE ROYER DUPRE A||
|Cavalryman (GB)||BIN SUROOR SAEED||
|Conduit (IRE)||Sir Michael R. Stoute||
|Dar Re Mi (GB)||GOSDEN J H M||
|Fame And Glory (GB)||Aidan P. O'Brien||
|Getaway (GER)||HIRSCHBERGER J J||
|Grand Ducal (IRE)||O'BRIEN A P||
|Hot Six (BRZ)||DUARTE G||
|La Boum (GER)||COLLET ROBERT||
|Magadan (IRE)||LELLOUCHE E||
|Sea The Stars (IRE)||OXX JOHN||
|Set Sail (IRE)||O'BRIEN A P||
|Stacelita (FR)||Chad C. Brown||
|Steele Tango||TEAL ROGER||
|Tangaspeed (FR)||LAPLANCHE R||
|The Bogberry||SHAVUYEV O||
|Vision d'Etat (FR)||LIBAUD ERIC||
|Youmzain (IRE)||CHANNON MICK||
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