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International Thoroughbred horse racing previews, recaps, video, sales and breeding

  • Louis Romanet, left, accepts the 2016 IFHA International Award of Merit on his family's behalf

    IFHA Award of Merit to Romanet Family

    The Romanet family, longtime leaders in French and international racing, was honored with the 2016 Longines and International Federation of Horseracing Authorities International Award of Merit as the culmination of the IFHA Conference Oct. 3.

  • Limato takes the Prix de la Foret

    Limato Blitzes Foret on Arc Undercard

    Five group I race supported the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) Oct. 2 at Chantilly, and Paul Jacobs' Limato gave a standout performance in the day's final race, the Prix de la Foret, to stamp himself possible for the Breeders' Cup.

  • Found leads them home in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

    Found Leads 1-2-3 Arc Finish for O'Brien

    Four-year-old filly Found, last year's Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner, led a sensational 1-2-3 finish for trainer Aidan O'Brien when taking the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), Europe's premier race, Oct. 2 at Chantilly.

  • Alice Springs wins the 2016 Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes

    'Alice' Wins Sun Chariot, BC Might Be Next

    Coolmore and partners' Alice Springs fought off a determined Always Smile inside the final furlong and posted her third group I victory of the year in the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes Oct. 1 at Newmarket.

  • Postponed and Andrea Atzeni winning The Juddmonte International Stakes

    Postponed Clear Favorite in Arc de Triomphe

    Favorite Postponed will start from an ideal post 7 in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), in which he will try for his fifth win from as many starts this year in Europe's richest race and premier middle-distance race Oct. 2 at Chantilly.

  • Colonel John

    Colonel John Sold, to Stand in Korea in 2017

    WinStar Farm homebred Colonel John, a multiple grade I-winning millionaire and sire of currently racing graded stakes-winning colts Airoforce, Cocked and Loaded, and Dalmore, has been purchased by the Korea Thoroughbred Breeders Association.

  • The session topper is a filly by Galileo and full sister to group I winner Together Forever.

    Goffs Orby Off to Solid Start

    Opening day of the two-day Goffs Orby sale started with an 8% rise in average and median. A €900,000 daughter of Galileo topped the session.

  • Previously unbeaten Lady Aurelia, left, suffered her first defeat in the Sept. 24 Cheveley Park Stakes (Eng-I)  at Newmarket

    Ward: Scope Shows Lady Aurelia Bled

    Star Kentucky-bred filly Lady Aurelia is to return to the United States for some time off at co-owner Stonestreet Farm near Lexington after a scope following her first defeat in the Sept. 24 Cheveley Park Stakes (Eng-I) shows she bled.

  • Caren wins the 2016 Ontario Colleen Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack

    Caren, Are You Kidding Me Score at Woodbine

    Dual Canadian classic winner Caren led at every point of call and posted her first graded win by the slimmest margin in the $150,000 Ontario Colleen (Can-IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies Sept. 24 at Woodbine.

  • Brave Anna (right) defeats Roly Poly (center) and Lady Aurelia in the Cheveley Park Stakes

    Brave Anna Upsets Cheveley Park Stakes

    Evelyn Stockwell's homebred Brave Anna upset five other juvenile fillies Sept. 24 in the £102,078 ($132,701) Connolly's Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket.

  • The Gurkha winning the group I Sussex over Galileo Gold

    The Gurkha to Coolmore in 2017

    Dual group I-winning miler The Gurkha will retire to Ireland's Coolmore Stud for 2017 to stand alongside his champion sire Galileo, the farm announced Sept. 21.

  • Records Fall at Tattersalls Ireland September

    Part I of the Tattersalls Ireland September sale concluded with the highest returns for the two-day sale with a record average, record median, and the best aggregate of any year aside from 2006 when the sale was held over three days.

  • Rainha Da Bateria holds off Dacita to win the Canadian

    Rainha Da Bateria Edges Dacita in Canadian

    The 4-year-old Broken Vow filly moved to Chad Brown this spring, made her first start Saturday for Lael Stables, and won her first race since taking the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (gr. IIIT) back in October of 2014, 12 starts back.

  • Kawi (center, black and white silks) gets up in the Windsor Park Plate

    Kawi Has Shot at New Zealand Triple Crown

    Kawi thrust out his nose at the finish line and won the Windsor Park Plate (NZ-I) Sept. 17 at Hastings, setting him up for a New Zealand Triple Crown run next time out if he does not ship to Australia.

  • Australian Groups Agree on Rule Amendments

    Racing Australia and Thoroughbred Breeders Australia, at odds for months over controversial new rules that bring breeders under racing administrators, have been working together and amended regulations pertaining to breeders and foal owners.

  • Amis Gizmo and Luis Contreras take the Ontario Derby

    Amis Gizmo Rebounds for Ontario Derby score

    Ivan Dalos' homebred Amis Gizmo rebounded from a disappointing sixth in the Aug. 21 Breeders' Stakes and won the $150,000 Ontario Derby (Can-III) by six lengths Sept. 17 in track-record time at Woodbine.

  • Winx wins 2016 George Main Stakes for 11th successive victory and seventh group I triumph

    Winx Extends Win Streak to 11 in George Main

    Australian supermare Winx added an 11th victory to her win streak after she flew from near the back of the field in the George Main Stakes (Aus-I) and scored by 1 1/4 lengths Sept. 17 at Royal Randwick.

  • Trainer Sid Attard and former claimer Glenville Gardens

    A Woodbine Mile Shot with a Former Claimer

    Former claimer Glenville Gardens flourished under Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Sid Attard's care. On Sept. 17 he heads postward as Attard's sixth shot at the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT), off a victory in the Aug. 20 Play the King (Can-IIT).

  • Red Lodge wins Aug. 6 Colleen Stakes at Monmouth Park.

    Red Lodge Faces Full Field in Natalma

    While Red Lodge is the only stakes winner entered in the $250,000 Natalma Stakes (Can-IT) Sept. 18 on the Woodbine turf, the expected full field is dotted with juvenile fillies who flashed talent in their maiden wins.

  • California Chrome

    California Chrome Atop World's Best Rankings

    Off his dominating victory in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 20 at Del Mar, California Chrome has moved back to the top of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2016.

  • Dacita Hopes to Keep Rolling in Canadian

    Sheep Pond Partners and Bradley Thoroughbreds' Dacita will look to win her third straight race in her first trip to Canada Sept. 17 for the $300,000 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine, but she'll have to deal with a local in top form.

  • Big Blue Kitten

    Brown Sends Two Turfers to Northern Dancer

    Wake Forest, Big Blue Kitten, and The Pizza Man all have to prove they can regain past form when they square off against solid runners Danish Dynaformer and World Approval in 12-furlong turf test at Woodbine

  • Casse Targets Woodbine Mile With Tepin

    Mark Casse holds his north of the border success up as one of the catalyst behind his career rebirth, and brings reigning champion turf female Tepin to his adopted hometrack for the first time to face seven male rivals in the eight-furlong test.