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  • Powerscourt Sires First Winner

    Irish champion Powerscourt sired his first winner when his daughter Termagant won June 11 at Leopardstown in Ireland.

  • Tattersalls Millions Race Series Revamped

    Tattersalls and Newmarket Racecourses in England have revamped the Tattersalls Millions race series for graduates of Book 1 of this year's Tattersalls October yearling sale.

  • Bonus Scheme Will Reward Yearling Buyers

    Sellers of yearlings in Britain and Ireland are working to put together a bonus fund worth £2-million (approximately $3,269,400 in U.S. funds) for the connections of nominated horses that win maiden races next year for 2-year-olds. Each bonus will be worth £10,000 ($16,347), and it is hoped that up to 200 races will be supported. Some of the bonus money also will be made available to 3-year-olds.

  • Anabaa Colt Tops Session In Australia

    An Anabaa-Botticelli Chic colt brought Aust$140,000 (approximately $111,196) to top the second session of the Magic Millions national yearling sale June 10 on the Gold Coast of Australia. Singapore-based buyer Mark Yong purchased the colt from Attunga Stud.

  • Vinery Stud Sells Session Topper in Australia

    Trainer John Wallace purchased the two highest-priced lots June 9 during the opening session of the Magic Millions national yearling sale on Australia's Gold Coast. He went to Aust$220,000 (approximately $173,991) to secure a Flying Spur Graceful Lily colt, which was consigned by Vinery Stud. He also purchased an Encosta de Lago Major Drama filly for Aust$145,000 ($114,676) from Coolmore Stud.

  • Milwaukee Appeal captures the Woodbine Oaks at Woodbine.

    Milwaukee Appeal Triumphant in Woodbine Oaks

    C.E.C. Farms' homebred Milwaukee Appeal, craftily ridden by Stewart Elliott, emphatically captured the 54th edition of the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks, presented by Budweiser, June 7 at Woodbine.

  • Zero Up Sets Pace at Magic Millions Sale

    Zero Up (by Danzero), who is in foal to Lion Heart, brought Aust$23,000 (approximately $18,256 in U.S. funds) June 7 to top the non-select session of the Magic Millions national broodmare sale on the Gold Coast of Australia. Magic Millions, acting for a Queensland-based client, purchased Zero Up from Jonel Park Thoroughbreds, agent.

  • Le Havre Triumphs in French Derby

    Second in the French 2,000 Guineas on May 10, Le Havre reversed the form in the €1.5m Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby, Fr-I) over a non-staying seventh Silver Frost June 7 at Chantilly.

  • Champion Japanese mare Vodka wins the 59th running of the Yasuda Kinen (Jap-I) June 7 at Tokyo racecourse.

    Vodka Becomes Japan's Highest Earning Mare

    Champion Japanese mare Vodka was too good once again, winning an action packed renewal of the final leg of the Asian Mile Challenge, the 59th running of the Yasuda Kinen (Jap-I) June 7 at Tokyo racecourse.

  • Ice Bear (right) holds on to win the Eclipse.

    Ice Bear Edges Marchfield in Eclipse

    Augustin Stable's Ice Bear held off a late bid from reigning champion dirt male Marchfield to win the $170,275 Eclipse Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine June 6. The 1 1/16-mile Polytrack event was the first graded stakes score for

  • Sea The Stars Completes English Double Sweep

    Sea The Stars stamped his name in history with an impressive 1 3/4-length victory over Fame And Glory in the Investec Derby (Eng-I) at Epsom June 6. Sea The Stars became the first horse since Nashwan in 1989 to complete the 2000 Guineas-Derby double.

  • Darley Australia Active at Broodmare Sale

    The team from Darley Australia purchased the most expensive horse June 5 during the second session of the Magic Millions broodmare sale on Australia's Gold Coast. John Sunderland signed the Aust$500,000 (approximately $400,905 in U.S. funds) sale ticket for Belcentra, a stakes-winning Bel Esprit mare that is in foal to Exceed and Excel.

  • Marchfield wins the 2008 Autumn Stakes.

    Marchfield Favored in Eclipse at Woodbine

    Marchfield and Artie Hot, both graded stakes winners a year ago, will look to add another black-type victory to their ledger when they do battle in the $150,000 Eclipse Stakes (Can-III) June 6 on the Woodbine Polytrack.

  • Sea The Stars Favored in Investec Derby

    A field of 13 is due to go to post in Saturday's £1.25 million Investec Derby (Eng-I) at Epsom Downs following the final declaration stage June 4.

  • Princess Coup Sets Magic Millions Record

    New Zealand champion Princess Coup brought a Magic Millions record price of Aust$3 million (approximately $2,453,346 in U.S. funds) June 4 during the opening session of the national broodmare sale on Australia's Gold Coast. New South Wales bloodstock agent Tony Bott was the buyer, outlasting a New Zealand-based group.

  • Investec Oaks and Coronation Cup Fields Set

    The 2009 renewal of the Investec Oaks (Eng-I) has attracted 10 starters at the final 48-hour declaration stage. Run over 1 1/2 miles at Epsom Downs on Investec Ladies Day June 5 and worth about US$573,695), this year's contest promises to be a high-class renewal.

  • NetJets Partners Again With NYRA

    NetJets, the world's leading private aviation company, will partner with the New York Racing Association for the second consecutive year on an extensive, multi-tiered presence at Saratoga for the 2009 racing season.

  • Markane Colt Tops General Session

    A Markane colt brought Aust$17,000 (approximately $13,732 in U.S. funds) to top the general session of the national weanling sale on the Gold Coast of Australia June 2. New Zealand-based Poplar Lodge purchased the colt from Egmont Park Stud.

  • More Than Ready Colt Stands Out in Australia

    A More Than Ready colt brought Aust$240,000 (approximately $192,422 in U.S. funds) to top the second session of the Magic Millions national weanling sale on the Gold Coast of Australia June 1. Perth horseman Joe Byrne bought the colt on behalf of his Singapore-based client Ong Tiong Seng.

  • Stravinsky Filly Shines in Australia

    A Stravinsky filly sold for Aust$200,000 (approximately $160,294 in U.S. funds) to top the opening day of the Magic Millions national weanling sale on the Gold Coast of Australia May 31. Queensland-based Figtree Thoroughbreds purchased her from Coolmore Stud.

  • Viva Pataca winning the Citi Champions & Chater Cup (HK-I)

    Viva Pataca in Line For Hong Kong HOY

    John Moore made an impassioned case for Viva Pataca to be named Hong Kong's Horse of the Year after the famous stayer clawed his way to a third win in the Citi Champions & Chater Cup (HK-I) May 31.

  • Rutherienne goes over the $1 million mark in earnings in the Nassau Stakes.

    Rutherienne Outslugs Nassau Stakes Foes

    Grade I winner Rutherienne returned to her winning ways with a three-length triumph in the $276,326 Nassau Stakes (Can-IIT) on the Woodbine turf May 30, going over the $1 million mark in career earnings in the process.

  • Robert King

    Robert King Wins Canada's Avelino Gomez Award

    Retired jockey Robert King, who has worn many different hats throughout his enduring horse racing career, was named the 2009 recipient of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award May 30.

  • 12 Reach Confirmation Stage for English Oaks

    A dozen 3-year-old fillies have reached the six-day confirmation stage for the 2009 Investec Oaks (Eng-I) on June 5 at Epsom Downs, led by Sariska and Rainbow View.

  • Pioneering to Brazil

    Pioneering, a half-brother to two-time leading sire Storm Cat, might be headed to Brazil to continue his stallion career.

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    Nassau: Can Rutherienne Return to the Top?

    On May 30, Rutherienne will look to return to her winning ways when she takes on nine rivals in the $300,000 Nassau Stakes (Can-IIT) on the Woodbine turf. It will be the first start in Canada for the 5-year-old mare.

  • Dubawi Sires First Winner

    Darley stallion Dubawi sired his first winner when his son Dubai Story won May 27 at Marseille-Borely.

  • Japanese Sale Has 161 Yearlings, 336 Foals

    The Japan Racing Horse Association has cataloged 161 yearlings and 336 foals for its July select sale. The auction will be held at the Northern Horse Park on the island of Hokkaido, with the yearlings being offered July 13 and the foals being offered July 14-15.

  • Grade I winner Kela Sires First Winner

    Grade I winner Kela was represented by his first winner when his daughter Our Tekela Rose won May 24 at Arlington Park in her initial start.

  • Jockey Douglas Paralyzed in Lower Extremities

    Jockey Rene Douglas came out of a seven-hour surgery at Northwestern Hospital May 24 without feeling in his lower extremities, and doctors there said the 42-year-old rider may not walk again, agent Dennis Cooper reported.

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    Donativum Set For 3-Year-Old Debut

    Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner Donativum will make his highly-anticipated 3-year-old debut in the King Charles II Stakes at Newmarket on May 23 and new trainer Saeed bin Suroor is anxious to see how the talented gelding begins his campaign.

  • Great Southern Sale's Gross Falls

    The William Inglis & Son Melbourne Great Southern mixed sale generated a gross of approximately Aust$4,923,000 ($3,811,239 in U.S. funds) during its four-day run that ended May 21. Last year, when there were an additional 350 horses cataloged, the gross was approximately Aust$5.9 million ($4,567,603).

  • Written Tycoon Tops Great Southern's 3rd Day

    Group II-winning stallion Written Tycoon will return to Eliza Park this breeding season after being sold for Aust$625,000 (approximately $481,775 in U.S. funds) May 20 during the third session of the William Inglis & Son Melbourne Great Southern auction in Australia.