International

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

  • Seventh Heaven and Colm O'Donoghue take the Yorkshire Oaks.

    Seventh Heaven Floats to Yorkshire Oaks Win

    A furlong from the wire the Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-I) appeared to be anyone's race, but that's when Seventh Heaven unleashed a late run none of her 11 filly and mare rivals could match as she registered a 2 3/4-length victory.

  • Postponed takes the Juddmonte International

    Postponed Returns With Another Top-Level Win

    For a race that saw no order change in the top two finishers after a decisive move at the top of the stretch, Postponed's victory in the £546,542.62 ($710,505) Juddmonte International (Eng-I) supplied a heaping dose of late intrigue.

  • Session-topping Acclamation filly

    Acclamation Filly Tops Final Day at Arqana

    Trainer Jean-Claude Rouget's outstanding season looks likely to have spawned several new relationships, judging by the action during a lively Part II of the Arqana August yearling sale Aug. 16 in Deauville.

  • Postponed wins the Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan Racecourse on March 26, 2016.

    Postponed, Hawkbill Bring Win Streaks to York

    A top-flight field of 13, led by group I winners Postponed, Highland Reel, and Hawkbill, has been entered for the $1.25 million Juddmonte International (Eng-I) Aug. 17, opening day of the prestigious Ebor Festival at York.

  • Lady Aurelia, in France Aug. 15.

    Caravaggio to Bypass Showdown With 'Lady'

    A showdown between Scat Daddy's star juveniles Caravaggio and Lady Aurelia in the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) Aug. 21 at Deauville will likely not take place as Caravaggio is being aimed instead toward a race in September, Racing Post reports.

  • Jockey Michelle Payne on Prince of Penzance following their 2015 Melbourne Cup win.

    Australian Jockey Payne Offered BC Mount

    Jockey Michelle Payne, who made history by becoming the first woman to win the Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) last year, has been offered the mount on Azkadellia for the Breeders' Cup Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Shamardal at Darley

    Shamardal Gets 100th Black-Type Winner

    Darley sire Shamardal joined the elite circle of stallions to reach the milestone of 100 black-type winners when daughter Gouache won the Preis vom Berliner Schloss-Hoppegartener Stutenpreis Aug. 14 in Germany.

  • Lot 92 by Frankel at the Arqana August Yearling Sale 2016

    Shadwell, Zayats Land Frankel Colts at Arqana

    Opening night of the Arqana August yearling sale Aug. 14 saw solid trade from a broad international buying bench that included the U.S.-based Zayat family, who purchased their first horse at the Deauville auction, a son of Frankel.

  • Protectionist Makes All in Preis von Berlin

    German-bred Australian champion Protectionist, winner of the 2014 Melbourne Cup (Aus-I), posted his first European group I win in style Aug. 14 after making all the pace in the Grosser Preis von Berlin at Hoppegarten.

  • Ribchester wins the Jacques Le Marois at Deauville

    Ribchester Game in Marois Win

    Following a pair of thirds at the group I level this year, Ribchester broke through at the top level Aug. 14 with a game win in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois (Fr-I) over the straight mile at Deauville.

  • 472 Cataloged for Goffs Orby sale

    The catalog for the 2016 Goffs Orby sale is now online and features a world-class selection of 472 yearlings by sires such as Galileo, Dubawi, Shamardal, Redoute's Choice, Sea The Stars, Kitten's Joy, and Frankel to name only a few.

  • Lady Aurelia wins Queen Mary Stakes earlier this season.

    Lady Aurelia in Top Form for Prix Morny

    Scat Daddy filly gets her final U.S. work at Keeneland Aug. 11 and will ship to France Aug. 13. Stablemate Acapulco will miss the Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I), however, due to a foot issue.

  • California Chrome

    Three U.S.-Based Horses in World's Top Five

    After a gutsy victory in the San Diego Handicap (gr. II), California Chrome improved his rating from 126 to 128 and is the second-highest rated horse in the world in the sixth edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings.

  • Hogans Named NZ Breeders of the Year

    After a stellar 2015/16 season for Cambridge Stud, Sir Patrick and Justine Lady Hogan, Aug. 7 were named New Zealand Breeders of the Year at the annual New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Awards in Auckland.

  • Head-Maarek Claims Gender Bias After Split

    Internationally renowned trainer Criquette Head-Maarek said she believes Al Shaqab Racing removed its horses from her yard because she is a woman, Racing Posts reports. Racing adviser Harry Herbert said her claim is untrue.

  • Caren wins the 2016 Wonder Where Stakes at Woodbine for her second Canadian filly classic victory

    Caren Wins Wonder Where Gate to Wire

    Robert Marzilli's Caren, patiently handled by jockey Jesse Campbell, made the lead and never looked back en route to a comfortable score in the $250,000 Wonder Where Stakes, the third leg of the Canadian Triple Tiara, at Woodbine Aug. 7.

  • 'Blessing' Wins Tragedy-Marred De Gheest

    Signs of Blessing set the pace and was virtually unchallenged through the final furlong for a clear win the Prix Maurice de Gheest (Fr-I), a race that was marred by the fatal breakdown of former Hong Kong champion miler Gold-Fun Aug. 7 at Deauville.

  • Caravaggio wins the Keeneland Phoenix S.

    Unbeaten Caravaggio Blitzes Phoenix Field

    Caravaggio stayed unbeaten in winning the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Ire-I) Aug. 7 at the Curragh, in an effortless performance some observers said was no more than glorified workout for the Kentucky-bred Scat Daddy colt.

  • Leading India Sire Burden of Proof Dies

    Burden of Proof, a multiple group winner in Europe and a leading sire in India, died Aug. 2 at the age of 24 at Dr. Vijay Mallya's Kunigal Stud where he stood at stud, the farm announced via Twitter.

  • Caravaggio wins the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot June 14, 2016

    Unbeaten KY-Bred Caravaggio Aims for Phoenix

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien's brilliant juvenile, Kentucky-bred Caravaggio, the early favorite for next year's Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I), is among the 10 entries for the €250,000 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Ire-I) at the Curragh.

  • Pride of Dubai at Coolmore Australia

    Pride of Dubai Will Shuttle to Ireland

    Pride of Dubai, the only horse to win both Australia’s William Hill Blue Diamond Stakes (Aus-I) and Inglis Sires Produce Stakes (Aus-I), will reverse shuttle to Coolmore Stud’s Irish headquarters for the 2017 season.

  • Blossom d'Orange wins Produccion Nacional at Maronas in Uruguay to become 1,000th winner for Barry Irwin's Team Valor International

    Team Valor Reaches 1,000th-Win Milestone

    Team Valor International reached a major milestone July 30 when Blossom d'Orange provided the 1,000th win for a partnership formed by Barry Irwin, scoring by five lengths in the Produccion Nacional (Uru-III) at Maronas in Uruguay.

  • Large group met in late July to discuss aftercare.

    International Aftercare Forum Set for 2017

    Groundwork continues to be laid for an international conference on racehorse aftercare that has been scheduled for October 2017, according to Godolphin, which in late July held three days of meetings as part of the planning process.

  • Jockey Jesse Campbell guides Lady Shipman to victory in the $150,000 Can-III Royal North Stakes at Woodbine July 31, 2016.

    Lady Shipman Makes the Grade in Royal North

    A nine-time stakes winner entering racing July 31 and an unquestioned turf sprinting talent, Ranlo Investments' Lady Shipman broke through for her first graded score in the $150,000 Royal North (Can-IIIT) at Woodbine.

  • Trainer Mike Bass Bows Out in Style

    Unlucky not to win the recent Vodacom Durban July (SAf-I), up-and-coming Marinaresco scored a popular and emotional win in the Mike and Carol Bass Champions Cup (SAf-I) July 31 at Greyville.

  • Qemah won the Coronation Stakes in June of 2016.

    Qemah Easy Winner of Prix Rothschild

    The year keeps getting better for French trainer Jean-Claude Rouget, whose good filly Qemah effortlessly quickened away to win the Prix Rothschild (Fr-I) July 31 at Deauville, providing him with yet another group I win this season.

  • Minding and Ryan Moore win the Qatar Nassau Stakes at Goodwood, July 30, 2016

    Minding Overcomes Trouble for Nassau Win

    Minding showed her class to tally her sixth win at the top level July 30 at Goodwood when she took the Qatar Nassau Stakes (Eng-I), Europe's richest race for fillies and mares, by 1 1/4 lengths from Queen's Trust.

  • AUS Breeders Mull Legal Action Over New Rules

    The Thoroughbred Breeders of Australia at its board meeting last week voted unanimously to oppose new rules for foal and their owners. Horse owners say the rules are being forced upon them by the nation's racing regulator, Racing Australia.

  • Lexie Lou wins Dance Smartly Stakes at Woodbine

    Lexie Lou Headlines Victoriana Stakes

    Gary Barber's Lexie Lou, who won the 1 1/8-mile Dance Smartly Stakes (Can-IIT) July 3 on the Queen's Plate program at Woodbine, returns July 30 for the $125,000 Victoriana Stakes for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles on grass.

  • Lady Aurelia on Track for Prix Morny

    The impressive winner at Royal Ascot last month is targeting her third win, and first in group I company, after impressively breaking her maiden at Keeneland in April and dominating the field in the Queen Mary (Eng-II).