Kentucky agriculture commissioner Ryan Quarles and some horse industry leaders welcomed an official veterinary team from the People's Republic of China this month in a visit that could help open China to the export of horses from the United States.
A shipment of 76 horses last week is the largest between Ireland and China.
The China Horse Club staged four competitive races Aug. 22 at Yiqi Race Course in Ordos, Inner Monoglia, in China, and event founder Teo Ah King described the day as "the fulfillment we have promised our members."
Four Mongolian races Aug. 21 will showcase horses the club has purchased worldwide and promote Thoroughbred racing.
Racing in mainland China served as the topic for the seventh business session of the Asian Racing Conference in Mumbai Thursday, Jan. 28.
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.
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Ron Paolucci started out with a $3,000 trotter at an Ohio harness track and parlayed his interest in the business into a large stable of horses that race at all levels, including graded stakes.
Chinese-based Yu Long Investments continued to spend at the top of the market at the Inglis sale in Australia on May 4, securing the top two highest-priced horses at the select broodmare session.
Musabah Al Muhairi, the United Arab Emirates champion trainer for the 2014-15 season, and stable jockey Silvestre de Sousa won the Chengdu Dubai International Cup with Special Fighter April 4 in China.
Meydan Group and the Chengdu Municipal Government in China will join forces once again to stage the second running of the Chengdu Dubai International Cup race day Friday, April 3.
Fletcher and Carolyn Gray's homebred Icon Ike, a stakes-winning son of Yes It's True, will stand the 2015 breeding season at Dr. Linda Robbins' Starfish Stallions near Hot Springs, Ark. His fee will be $1,000.
With the retirement of Mizdirection, winner of the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. I) the last two years, this could be Reneesgotzip's year to emerge on top in the 6 1/2-furlong race.
While Eugene Melnyk is winding down his Thoroughbred ownership and breeding operation, the multiple Sovereign Award winner will have at least one chance to pick up another Breeders' Cup victory.
Unbridled's Note will be seeking his fourth stakes win over the Santa Anita Park downhill turf course as he tops the field of 11 older horses for the Eddie D. Stakes (gr. IIIT) Sept. 26.
Dimension, a 6-year-old gelding, takes on Excaper, Winning Prize, and Kaigun as he attempts to repeat in turf sprint Aug. 10 at Woodbine.
Wes Welker's Undrafted charged from off the pace to win the $300,000 Jaipur Invitational Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 7 at Belmont Park. The son of Purim completed the six furlongs in 1:07.24.
Two locally based trainers and a locally trained filly, all of whom went on to national prominence, were inducted into the Fair Grounds Hall of Fame on the evening of March 12 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
China and the United Arab Emirates-based Meydan Group are partnering to hold a groundbreaking race meeting next month at Jinma Racecourse. Race fields will consist of horses shipped from the U.A.E.
An overflow field of 14, highlighted by undefeated Keeneland contender Winning Cause, plus previous Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (gr. III) victors Sum of the Parts and Hoofit, are entered in this year's edition of the race.
After prepping with a clear victory in the Parx Dash Handicap (gr. III) July 5, Ben's Cat will try to win the $350,000 Turf Monster Handicap (gr. III) for a third straight season Sept. 2 at Parx Racing.
Margaret Burlingham's Saint Leon led from gate to wire to earn a repeat victory in the Arlington Sprint July 6 at Arlington Park. E. T. Baird rode the Michele Boyce-trained son of Stravinsky who scored by a head over Hogy.
The first internationally recognized Thoroughbred meeting in mainland China is taking shape as industry leaders from throughout the world pull together to support the China Equine Cultural Festival Sept. 20-21.
Graded-stakes winners will spice up the action in the $250,000 Mountainview Handicap and $150,000 Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Stakes June 1 at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
Stud Sampaio's Berlino Di Tiger rebounded from an off-the-board finish at Keeneland to win the $138,250 Churchill Downs Turf Sprint (gr. III) by a nose over Chamberlain Bridge May 4.
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|Chamberlain Bridge||W. Bret Calhoun||
|Global Power||Jonas Gibson||
|Hollywood Hit||Michael Stidham||
|Icon Ike||J. Larry Jones||
|Next Right Thing||Garry W. Simms||
|Ready for More||Philip A. Sims||
|Zeb||Gregory D. Foley||
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