Plucky Belle and Victorian jockey Linda Meech landed the biggest win of their careers March 14 at Rosehill Gardens when denying top 3-year-old filly First Seal a victory in the Coolmore Classic (Aus-I).
Three-year-old Brazen Beau pulled a huge upset March 14 in winning the Lexus Newmarket Handicap (Aus-I) at Flemington, while Australian Horse of the Year Lankan Rupee not only was beaten but failed to place.
Training partners David Hayes and Tom Dabernig enjoyed a one-two finish in the Australian Cup (Aus-I) March 14 at Flemington as Spillway got to the finish line just a whisker ahead of stablemate Extra Zero.
Savaria gamely drove through a gap in the final 200 meters and won the New Zealand Oaks (NZ-I) in tight finish March 14 at Trentham.
California Chrome worked seven furlongs March 13 in an easy 1:23 4/5, turning in his final local workout before shipping to Dubai for the $10 million Dubai World Cup.
Coneygree became the first novice chaser in more than four decades to win the coveted Cheltenham Gold Cup and did so in a smashing front-running tour de force March 13.
Able Friend, Hong Kong's highest-rated horse, takes on 10 opponents, including top-class Irish runner Gordon Lord Byron, for the first international edition of the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup March 15 at Sha Tin.
Amateur jockey Tom Weston, injured when his horse fell at Cheltenham Racecourse during a steeplechase March 12, was reported in stable condition in intensive care at Southmead Hospital in Bristol, England.
Constitution, winner of the Donn Handicap (gr. I) Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park, has been ruled out of the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 28 at Meydan because of heat and soreness in his left shin.
Cole Harden triumphed in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival March 12, denying retiring jockey Tony McCoy a success in the only big race of the meeting that he has never won.
Experienced amateur jockey Tom Weston was airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol, England, after his mount Benbane Head fell during a jumps race on the March 12 St. Patrick's Day card at Cheltenham.
In the year's first edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2015, recent Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Shared Belief has landed in the top spot.
While it's difficult to determine if their efforts are making much of a dent in illegal bookmaking in the U.S., federal law enforcement officials have been busy the past few years prosecuting these sports wagering operations.
Dodging Bullets held off tenacious longshot Somersby to win the group I Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse in England March 11, giving Paul Nicholls a fifth victory in the two-mile test.
Woodbine will make a change to its primary Thoroughbred racing surface, but it will remain synthetic. Officials said a Tapeta surface will replace the Polytrack surface for the 2016 Thoroughbred meet.
Unbeaten Faugheen ran his record to nine wins when leading in an unprecedented 1-2-3 finish for trainer Willie Mullins in the Stan James Champion Hurdle March 10 at the Cheltenham Festival.
A colt by Master of Design sold for $220,000 (US$167,869) March 10 to share the highest price for the two-day Book 1 portion of the Magic Millions Adelaide yearling sale in Morphettville.
World Anti-Doping Agency director general David Howman will address Thoroughbred racing delegates from all over the world at the Pan Am Conference Friday, June 5, in New York City.
Dam of 2011 Japanese Horse of the Year Orfevre died March 4 after delivering a full sister to the son of Stay Gold.
Tony McCoy's long goodbye to horse racing takes him to the Cheltenham Festival, where Britain's most successful jumps jockey has good chances in three marquee races over the four-day event that begins Tuesday, March 10.
Meydan Group and the Chengdu Municipal Government in China will join forces once again to stage the second running of the Chengdu Dubai International Cup race day Friday, April 3.
A colt by first-season sire Smart Missile sold for $220,000 (US$169,605) at the Magic Millions Adelaide yearling sale March 9 in Morphettville, highlighting an opening session that saw declines in gross, average, and median.
Sayler's Creek provided owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey with a second consecutive win the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup, the signature race of the Barbados Turf Club, March 7 at Garrison Savannah racetrack near Bridgetown.
In group I action at Royal Randwick March 7, Hallowed Crown captured the Randwick Guineas, and Cosmic Endeavour took the Canterbury.
Wandjina led throughout and hung on for a narrow win over late-running Alpine Eagle in the Australian Guineas (Aus-I) March 7 at Flemington.
Hunter's Light took charge in early stretch and extended his lead with every stride for a commanding win in the Jebel Hatta (UAE-I) on the Super Saturday card March 7 at Meydan.
Godolphin's African Story, last year's Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner, outran stablemate Prince Bishop and won the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (UAE-I) March 7 on the Super Saturday card at Meydan.
Dal Cielo won the Diamond Stakes, and Sakhee's Soldier took the New Zealand Stakes in a group I doubleheader March 7 at Ellerslie.
Toast of New York will miss the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) later this month at Meydan because of a soft tissue injury.
Art Sherman believes the 2014 Horse of the Year is back on track after arguably his best workout of the year, a bullet six furlongs in 1:11 March 6 at Los Alamitos Race Course.
Belardo, winner of the 2014 Dubai Dewhurst (Eng-I), and Hootenanny, victorious in the 2014 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT), are among 82 nominees the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) at Newmarket.
Under a patient ride from jockey Mark Du Plessis, Raffles Racing's Rock Diva danced her way through the field to post a three-quarters of a length victory in the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (NZ-I) March 4.
Six-time Dubai World Cup winning trainer Saeed bin Suroor will give African Story another spin on Meydan's new dirt main track March 7 on Super Saturday in the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (UAE-I).
Records in gross, average, and median were realized on day three of the Inglis premier yearling sale March 3 in Melbourne, with trading led by a pair of fillies each sold for the day's top price.
Tattersalls has cataloged 145 horses to its Craven breeze-up sale that will be conducted April 14-16 at the company's headquarters in Newmarket, England.
Australia and the United States have the most races on the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities annual list of the top 100 group or grade I stakes. The list was released March 3.
The 2015 Inglis premier yearling sale kept up its robust pace March 2, posting increases in average and median through two days of the four-day auction in Melbourne, Australia.
A regulation on social media conduct for those involved in Australia's racing industry has been added to the Australian Rules of Racing, effective March 1.
A filly by Snitzel sold for $560,000 (US$437,849) at the Inglis premier yearling sale March 1 in Melbourne, topping the first day of trading, which saw across-the-board increases in gross, average, and median.
French group I winner Creator, a resident of Old Friends retirement farm in Georgetown, Ky., was euthanized Feb. 28 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington due to complications from colic.
Godolphin's gallant stayer Cavalryman has died after suffering a serious fracture in his right hind leg Feb. 28 during the Nad Al Sheba Trophy (UAE-III) at Meydan.
Contributer's victory in the Chipping Norton Stakes (Aus-I) Feb. 28 at Warwick Farm, provided owner Godolphin a first top-level win in Australia since launching operations there last year.
Mongolian Khan fought out the finish of the New Zealand Derby (NZ-I) with favorite Volkstok'n'barrel Feb. 28 at Ellerslie and reached the finish line with a powerful thrust for a one-length triumph.
Sheikh Hamdan's Almoonqith showed his staying power Feb. 28 at Meydan Racecourse in winning the Nad al Sheba Trophy (UAE-III), a race marred by the breakdown of favorite Cavalryman.
Pride of Dubai overcame a stretch tussle before getting clear and just holding off 100-1 shot Reemah in the Aus$1 million William Hill Blue Diamond (Aus-I) Feb. 28 at Caulfield Racecourse.
Shamal Win took the Oakleigh Plate and Suavito captured the Futurity Stakes (both Aus-I) Feb. 28 at Caulfield Racecourse.
Horse of the Year California Chrome continued to prepare for an appearance in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) with a five-furlong workout in 1:00 at Los Alamitos Racecourse Feb. 27.
Godolphin Racing's Local Time extended her win streak to six races, including three straight on the dirt at Meydan, with a 4 3/4-length victory over four overmatched 3-year-old fillies in the $250,000 UAE Oaks.
Group III winner Nephrite was represented by his first reported foal Feb. 20 when a chestnut filly arrived at Park Stud in Ontario.
China Horse Club has acquired a minority interest in grade I winner Daredevil, who is set to make his 3-year-old debut Feb. 28 in the $200,000 Swale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.
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