International

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

  • Mubtaahij galloping before an eighth-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Del Mar

    Mubtaahij, Hoppertunity Point to Dubai World Cup

    With grade 1 winners Collected and West Coast well on their way, training toward the Jan. 27 Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), another Bob Baffert-trained duo of top-level winners is eying the next elite event for handicap horses.

  • Emcee Sold, Heading to Brazil

    Darley America confirmed Jan. 5 that its homebred grade 1 winner Emcee has been sold to Julio Bozano's Haras Santa Maria de Araras and will relocate to Brazil.

  • Two New Board Members for Weatherbys Hamilton

    Weatherbys Hamilton, the specialist private client insurance broker, is delighted to announce the appointment of Julian Taylor and Mark Egar as Non-Executives to its board.

  • Koji Maeda campaigns Gendarme, a Kentucky-bred son of Kitten's Joy

    Kitten's Joy Colt Gendarme in Japan's Hopeful Stakes

    The final grade 1 event of the Japanese season, the Hopeful Stakes at Nakayama Dec. 28, is a 2,000-meter test for 2-year-old prospects for the 2018 Classics that has attracted Gendarme, by Kitten's Joy; and Lucas, a full brother to Maurice.

  • Kitasan Black wins the 2017 Arima Kinen

    Kitasan Black Goes Out a Winner in Arima Kinen

    In the final start of his stellar career, Kitasan Black (JPN) led from the first strides, was in control all the way, and won the Arima Kinen (G1) by a comfortable 1 1/2 lengths Dec. 24 to the delight of a roaring Nakayama Racecourse crowd.

  • Yutaka Take accepts the Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit

    Take Receives Longines, IFHA Award of Merit

    Yutaka Take, one of the most successful jockeys of his time, accepted the Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit Dec. 21 in a ceremony held in Tokyo ahead of the running of the grade 1 Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix).

  • David Bellamy

    Bellamy Named Chairman of Weatherbys Bank

    Weatherbys Bank, which focuses on the banking needs of horse owners, said it continues its ambitious development with the Dec. 18 hiring of former St. James's Place executive David Bellamy as its new chairman. 

  • MJ Byleveld celebrates as Tap o' Noth soars under the line in the Cape Guineas at Kenilworth Park

    Homebred Tap o' Noth Lands Cape Guineas

    The well-fancied Tap o' Noth gave trainer Vaughan Marshall his fifth victory in the 1,600-meter (about one mile) Forus Cape Guineas (G1), the start of South Africa's Triple Crown for 3-year-olds.

  • Archipenko at Lanwades Stud

    Archipenko Dies of Lymphoma at 13

    Kirsten Rausing's Lanwades Stud announced Dec. 15 that its group 1 winner Archipenko has died due to a rare, rapidly spreading, and aggressive form of lymphoma.

  • In My Opinion - Bill Oppenheim Graphic

    Oppenheim: Big Gains at Goffs and Tattersalls

    Clearly the market in Europe, as in America, is up, as demonstrated by the sale of three top fillies for $8 million or more: Songbird ($9.5 million) and Tepin ($8 million) at the Fasig-Tipton November sale; and Marsha, who sold 6 million guineas.

  • Lucky Lilac after her score in the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies at Hanshin Dec. 10

    Lucky Lilac Takes Hanshin Juvenile Fillies

    Lucky Lilac (JPN) circled the leaders into the stretch run in the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (G1) Dec. 10, grabbed the lead and held off Lily Noble (JPN) by three-quarters of a length, giving her sire, Orfevre (JPN), his first grade 1 winner.

  • Highland Reel wins the Hong Kong Vase, the seventh top-level win of his racing career

    Highland Reel Goes Out a Winner in Hong Kong Vase

    Making the final start of his globetrotting career, Highland Reel reversed the order of finish from the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1T) a month earlier, defeating Talismanic in the Longines Hong Kong Vase (G1) Dec. 10 at Sha Tin by 1 3/4 lengths.

  • Big Blue sold for AU$102,000 to Maher Bloodstock at the William Inglis & Son December Thoroughbred sale

    Big Blue Tops Inglis December Sale

    An outstanding draft of racing stock presented by Godolphin resulted in a perfect clearance rate, highlighted by the top-priced lot at a successful William Inglis & Son December Thoroughbred sale Dec. 8 near Melbourne, Australia.

  • Marsha sold for a record-setting 6 million guineas Dec. 5 during the Tattersalls December mares sale

    Tattersalls Concludes Record Year

    After a year in which all of its auctions posted significant gains in key market areas, Tattersalls has ended 2017 with another record year of turnover, with around 331 million guineas in total sales.

  • Highland Reel is chasing one last top-level win in the Dec. 10 Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin

    Globetrotter Highland Reel Set for Curtain Call

    Few, if any, horses have logged as many frequent flier miles as Highland Reel (IRE) has in recent years. His career has spanned four years, four continents, and seven countries, and he will run his final race Dec. 10 in the Hong Kong Vase (G1).

  • Atsushi Koya represented the Japan Racing Association at the Global Symposium on Racing

    Differing DQ Standards on Display at Symposium

    A panel designed to highlight the differences between major international jurisdictions and North American racing regarding interference did just that in the final session of the Race Track Industry Program's Global Symposium on Racing.