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  • Enable wins the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes

    Top Filly Enable Back for Yorkshire Oaks

    Juddmonte Farms' star homebred filly Enable, the dual Oaks winner and early favorite for this fall's Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1), is the overwhelming pick in the Aug. 24 Darley Yorkshire Oaks (G1) in the north of England.

  • Aerovelocity won the Centenary Sprint Cup in 2016

    Centenary Sprint Cup Upgraded to Group 1 Status

    Hong Kong's Centenary Sprint Cup has attained group 1 status ahead of the 2017/18 season and will carry a purse of HK$10 million, a HK$2 million increase that aligns its value with other group 1 events staged at Sha Tin Racecourse. 

  • Barney Roy wins the 2017 St. James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot

    Churchill, Barney Roy Rematch Set for York

    York's premier meeting gets off to a slam-bang start Aug. 23 with an opening day that features a rematch between star 3-year-olds Barney Roy (GB) and Churchill (IRE) in the Juddmonte International Stakes (G1).

  • Can'thelpbelieving wins the Sky Classic under jockey Joe Bravo by 1 1/4 lengths

    Can'thelpbelieving Flies to Sky Classic Win

    Can'thelpbelieving (IRE) received a perfect trip Aug. 20 under jockey Joe Bravo behind dueling leaders Dragon Bay and Starship Jubilee, to power home and win the Sky Classic Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine for trainer Graham Motion.

  • Channel Maker (outside) nosed out Final Copy at the wire to win the Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine

    Channel Maker Captures Breeders' Stakes

    Bill Mott's hot summer continued when his English Channel 3-year-old Channel Maker fought through the lane to deny a comeback bid by Final Copy and won the $400,000 Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine Aug. 20.

  • Teo Ah Khing during the Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park in June

    China Horse Club Meeting Brings World to China

    Some 16,000 fans braved a morning downpour to watch four races that highlighted the China Horse Club's sixth annual Chinese Equine Cultural Festival Aug. 20 at Yiqi Racecourse in Ordos in the northern China region of Inner Mongolia.

  • Patrick Husbands guides Conquest Panthera (pink silks) to victory in the Play the King Stakes

    Conquest Panthera Takes Play the King

    Conquest Panthera, trained by Mark Casse, wore down pacesetter Dowse's Beach to capture the Play the King Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine Aug. 19, earning his first graded stakes score. The race was marred by the death of Calgary Cat.

  • The Del Mar paddock will be packed for the Pacific Classic Aug. 19

    Weekend Stakes Rundown: Pacific Classic Day

    Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. This week we have a pair of grade 1 races on Del Mar's biggest weekend, the Alabama (G1) at Saratoga Race Course, and the third leg of the Canadian Triple Crown.

  • Trainer Robertino Diodoro, who trains the recently claimed Chief No It All

    Shipper Draws Intrigue to Canadian Derby

    Trooper John, the winner of five straight, is the morning-line favorite for Northlands Park's Aug. 19 Canadian Derby (G3), but will be challenged by Chief Know It All, a recent $100,000 claim at Churchill Downs.

  • Smarty Jones Returning to Uruguay

    Dual classic winner Smarty Jones will return to Uruguay in September for the 2017 Southern Hemisphere breeding season as part of a multi-year agreement with Calumet Farm near Lexington, where he's stood since 2016.

  • Al Wukair and Frankie Dettori (red cap) win the  Jacques Le Marois in a close finish

    Al Wukair Upsets Inns of Court in Jacques Le Marois

    Frankie Dettori flew overnight from Chicago to Deauville, then treated fans to his trademark flying dismount after riding Al Wukair to a narrow win in a tight three-way finish in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard-Jacques Le Marois (G1) Aug. 13.

  • Sportech to Provide Pari-Mutuel Services in Denmark

    Sportech Racing and Digital has been selected to provide pari-mutuel betting technologies and services to Dansk Hestevæddeløb ApS, the joint operating company for horse racing and operator of all nine racetracks in Denmark.  

  • Lady Aurelia after her win in the group 1 King's Stand at Royal Ascot in June

    Lady Aurelia Breezes Five Furlongs at Keeneland

    European champion Lady Aurelia, based at Keeneland with trainer Wesley Ward, covered five furlongs Aug. 8 on a firm turf course in 1:02 in her final United States work before her next scheduled start in the Aug. 25 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (G1).

  • Brando and jockey Tom Eaves with connections after taking the Prix Maurice de Gheest

    Brando Takes Prix Maurice de Gheest

    Brando unleashed a withering burst of speed in the final furlongs to capture the LARC Prix Maurice de Gheest (G1) Aug. 6 at Deauville, as the favorite, Caravaggio, again missed the break and struggled home sixth.

  • Goldikova wins her third consecutive Breeders' Cup Mile in 2010

    Goldikova Enriches Hall of Fame

    Wertheimer et Frere homebred won the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T) three times, two Eclipse Awards as top female turf horse, defeated males nine times, recorded record 14 grade 1/group 1 victories for European-based

  • Here Comes When (outside) outfights Ribchester to win the Sussex Stakes

    Here Comes When Strikes in Sussex Upset

    When heavy rains came and Churchill (IRE) was scratched from the Aug. 2 Qatar Sussex Stakes (G1) at Goodwood, the race looked to be there for the taking for Ribchester (IRE). It almost worked out that way.

  • Winter after winning the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot

    Winter Risks Win Streak at Goodwood

    Multiple group 1 heroine Winter (IRE) puts her three-race winning streak on the line Aug. 3 at Goodwood, taking on older rivals and 10 furlongs for the first time in the Qatar Nassau Stakes (G1).

  • Jennifer Lynnette wins the Royal North Stakes

    Jennifer Lynnette Catches Kasuga in Royal North

    Fresh off a record-setting performance in a Woodbine turf sprint claimer earlier this month, Kasuga looked to have the Royal North Stakes (G3T) wrapped up until a determined Jennifer Lynnette cut down a four-length lead in the stretch.