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    Legal Eagle, Bela-Bela Earn BC Berths

    Legal Eagle successfully defended his L'Ormarins Queen's Plate (G1) title Jan. 7 at Kenilworth Racecourse in South Africa earned a berth for the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T), while Bela-Bela won a spot in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1T).

  • Paulo Lobo

    Lobo, Brazilian Import Some in Tieme Try SoCal

    When trainer Paulo Lobo enters a horse with a "BRZ" or an "URU" or an "ARG" next to its name for the first time in a Southern California race, how that horse will run isn't just a mystery to the betting public. Often it's a mystery to Lobo, too.

  • Oscietra finished third in the 2017 New Year Plate at Flemington Racecourse

    Oscietra Places Third in Flemington Debut

    Oscietra, the first foal of Australia's champion racemare Black Caviar, did well in her Flemington Racecourse debut Jan. 1, although fading to third after setting the pace in the 1,000-meter (about five-furlong) New Year Plate.

  • Kentucky-bred Bluff Takes Jebel Ali Prep

    Bluff, a gelded son of Tapit who finished sixth in the 2015 Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) for former owner Fox Hill Farm, could be bound for the Jebel Ali Stakes after winning a test over 1,950 meters at Jebel Ali Racecourse in Dubai Dec. 23.

  • Celebrating Highland Reel's victory in the Breeders' Cup Turf

    Coolmore Honored as Leading Breeders' Cup Breeder

    Powered by victories from Highland Reel (IRE) in the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1), Coolmore Stud has won the John Deere Award as outstanding breeders of the 2016 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series and the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Jim McIngvale

    McIngvale Finds Horse for His Pegasus Slot

    James McIngavle, owner of one of the slots for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Stakes (gr. I), has purchased a three-time group I-winning Argentine-bred horse with hopes of running in the Jan. 28 race at Gulfstream Park.

  • Maurice, Ryan Moore up, wins the Longines Hong Kong Cup

    Maurice Rolls to Victory in Hong Kong Cup

    Japanese superstar Maurice (JPN) rolled to a dramatic, stretch-running victory Dec. 11 in the Longines Hong Kong Cup (HK-I), capping a day that saw Japan and Hong Kong sweep the honors on the Sha Tin Racecourse turf.

  • Pure Sensation jogging at Sha Tin Dec. 10

    Pure Sensation a Non-Runner for HK Sprint

    Pure Sensation, the only American entry in the Dec. 11 Longines Hong Kong International Races, returned to the Sha Tin all-weather track for a light jog Dec. 10 but was declared a non-runner for Sunday's Longines Hong Kong Sprint (HK-I).

  • Pure Sensation arrives in Hong Kong on November 30, 2016

    Pure Sensation Questionable for HK Sprint

    Pure Sensation, the only American entry in the Dec. 11 Longines Hong Kong International Races, is a questionable starter due to problems with both his left hind leg and left fore foot, local stewards said Dec. 9.

  • Highland Reel, with Seamus Heffernan up, wins the Longines Turf (gr. I) at Santa Anita on Nov. 5, 2016, in Arcadia, California.

    Highland Reel Looks to Cap Ballydoyle Season

    The Hong Kong International Races offer trainer Aidan O'Brien further opportunities to add to his remarkable season, when Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) hero Highland Reel attempts to defend his crown in the Dec. 11 Longines Hong Kong Vase (HK-I).

  • HK Jockey Club, Longines Extend Partnership

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club and Swiss watch brand Longines announced an extension of their partnership, continuing Longines' sponsorship of the Hong Kong International Races and International Jockeys' Championship.

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    Early Registration Open for Pan Am Conference

    The Jockey Club and the Latin American Racing Channel announced Dec. 5 that the early registration period for the second Pan American Conference is open and will continue through December 31, 2016.

  • Bangkok and Emma-Jayne Wilson win the Valedictory

    Bangkok Upsets Melmich in Valedictory

    Gail Wood and Dr. Ruth Barbour's homebred and longshot Bangkok nabbed odds-on favorite Melmich at the wire to win the Valedictory Stakes (Can-III) Dec. 4 at Woodbine. 

  • Tattersalls December Ends on Quiet Note

    The curtain came down on a record year of trading for Tattersalls in Newmarket Dec. 1 with the fourth and final installment of the December mares sale.

  • Lot 2133, Replete is an unraced Mafki mare out of champion Banks Hill

    Replete Tops Tattersalls Mare Sale Day 3

    A rare offering from Juddmonte's famous Hasili family dominated proceedings at Tattersalls December Mare sale Nov. 30, snapped up by Amanda Skiffington for 775,000gns (US$1,016,537).

  • Eblouissante in the ring Nov. 29 at Tattersalls December mares sale

    At Tattersalls, Coolmore Lands Harzand’s Dam

    Dams of Derby winners rarely come on the market, let alone a mare who has produced one who also scored in the Irish equivalent, so Harzand's dam Hazariya was always going to sell for a premium when offered in the Tattersalls December Mares Sale.

  • Lot 1541, The Miniver Rose, was the sale session topper of the day

    Godolphin Draft in Demand at Tattersalls

    Dubawi (IRE) was again the big draw in the opening session of the Tattersalls December mare sale as The Miniver Rose (IRE), the only mare cataloged in foal to him, was the sale topper at 550,000gns.

  • Mont Saint Legame wins the 2016 Cattleya Sho

    Mont Saint Legame in Kentucky Derby Picture

    Mont Saint Legame tracked the pace in the Nov. 26 Cattleya Sho at Tokyo Racecourse, went by outside the leader in mid-straight, and claimed a 1 1/4-length victory, becoming the leading Japanese contender for the 2017 Kentucky Derby.

  • Champion Untapable to be bred to Frankel

    Champion Untapable, winner of the 2014 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), will be bred to unbeaten champion Frankel for her initial mating in 2017, according to David Fiske, manager of owner Winchell Thoroughbreds.

  • Jockey Douglas Whyte.

    Hong Kong Team of Riders Announced

    Zac Purton, Douglas Whyte, and Derek Leung will join Joao Moreira as Hong Kong's representatives in the 2016 Longines International Jockeys' Championship Dec. 12, when 12 top jockeys representing nine countries.