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  • Kingston Hill comes running late to take the Ladbrokes St. Leger.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-hhbkzqJ">Order This Photo</a>

    Kingston Hill Convincing St. Leger Winner

    Roger Smith's Kingston Hill charged past runner-up Romsdal with a mighty late run and won the Ladbrokes St. Leger, the third jewel in England's Triple Crown, Sept. 13 at Doncaster.

  • Dixie Twist won the Ontario Debutante Aug. 9 on Polytrack.

    Natalma: Dozen Vying for Breeder's Cup Date

    A dozen 2-year-old fillies have a chance to stamp their ticket for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) when they square off in the $200,000 Natalma Stakes (Can-IIT) on the Woodbine lawn Sept. 13.

  • Conquest Boogaloo wins the Swynford Stakes.

    Conquest Boogaloo Swings to Swynford Score

    Trainer Mark Casse scratched morning line favorite Conquest Typhoon from the $128,647 Swynford Stakes Sept. 7, but won the race for a third straight time anyway when Conquest Boogaloo came from behind at Woodbine.

  • Street Cry

    Lameness Sidelines Stallion Street Cry

    Darley Australia said Sept. 5 that major international stallion Street Cry is suffering from lameness and is not covering mares as scheduled for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season that began Sept. 1.

  • Qatar Buyers, Kool Kompany Top Doncaster Sale

    Qatar interests bought the four highest-priced horses at the two-day Doncaster September sale, and prominent 2-year-old Kool Kompany was bought privately shortly after he left the sales ring unsold on the final day, Sept. 4

  • Sea The Moon won the 2014 Germany Derby.

    Sea The Moon to Meet Elders at Baden-Baden

    Runaway German Derby (Ger-I) winner Sea The Moon is the hot favorite of the Grosser Preis von Baden (Ger-I), and he will have a new rider aboard when he takes on older runners for the first time Sept. 7 at Baden-Baden.

  • Russell Baze

    Competition Planned for Jockeys Baze, Ricardo

    The top two jockeys by wins in the history of Thoroughbred racing, Russell Baze and Jorge Ricardo, are scheduled to square off in a five-race showdown being billed as the Champions Challenge on Sept. 18 in Brazil.

  • Leigh Court wins the Seaway Stakes.

    Champ Leigh Court Cruises in Seaway Return

    Melnyk Racing Stable's Canadian champion filly Leigh Court led at every point of call as the 13-10 favorite and coasted to a comfortable win the $142,172 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) Aug. 24 at Woodbine.

  • Ribbons running in the Prix Jean Romanet.
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    Ribbons Gives Dettori Group I Deauville Sweep

    Jockey Frankie Dettori swept both group I races on Deauville's Aug. 24 card when landing the Darley Prix Jean Romanet with impressive filly Ribbons after taking the Darley Prix Morny with The Wow Signal one race earlier.

  • The Wow Signal (IRE) wins the Prix Morny.
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    The Wow Signal Tops Hootenanny at Deauville

    The Wow Signal edged past U.S.-based Hootenanny nearing the finish of the Aug. 24 Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) for 2-year-olds at Deauville and won by a half-length to kept his perfect record intact.

  • Speed Seeker and Luis Contreras come on strong to win the Ontario Colleen Stakes.

    Speed Seeker Makes Grade in Ontario Colleen

    Making just her third career start, Speed Seeker became a stakes winner when she rallied from off the pace to take the $154,417 Ontario Colleen Stakes (Can-IIIT) over the Woodbine turf course Aug. 23.

  • Narniyn Seeks Breakthrough in Jean Romanet

    Runner-up in the Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes (Eng-I) earlier this month at Goodwood, the Aga Khan's Narniyn takes a third shot at an elite-level breakthrough Aug. 24 in the Darley Prix Jean Romanet (Fr-I) at Deauville.

  • BHA Levies Heavy Penalties Against Three

    The British Horseracing Authority has banned a jockey and trainer for 14 years each and one of their associates for 11 1/2 years for violations of racing rules, including conspiracy to commit a corrupt practice.

  • Benny the Bull

    Champion Benny the Bull to Bridlewood in 2015

    Champion sprinter Benny the Bull will stand the 2015 breeding season at John and Leslie Malone's Bridlewood Farm, in Ocala, Fla., according to an announcement made by owner Greg James. His fee has not yet been determined.

  • Octavio Vergara Jr. winning aboard Drop to Pop at Woodbine on Aug. 20.

    Vergara Wins Inaugural Apprentice Competition

    Octavio Vergara Jr., a regular at Arlington Park, captured the inaugural "Canadian Apprentice Invitational" at Woodbine by recording a win and a second-place finish from two races on the Aug. 20 evening card.

  • Taghrooda is perfect in four career starts.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-b9mtx9h">Order This Photo</a>

    Unbeaten Taghrooda Heads Yorkshire Oaks

    Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) winner Taghrooda looms large as the unbeaten favorite for the Aug. 22 Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-I) at the prestigious Ebor-at-York Festival meeting.

  • Ami's Holiday wins the Breeders' Stakes.

    Ami's Holiday Finds Path in Breeders' Stakes

    Ami's Holiday's class showed through as he rallied from between rivals in deep stretch to capture the $460,220 Breeders' Stakes, the final jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown, in his turf debut Aug. 17 at Woodbine.

  • Kingman and jockey James Doyle win the Prix Jacques Le Marois.
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    Soft Turf No Problem for Kingman in Marois

    Kingman took to the less than ideal turf conditions at Deauville Aug. 17 and further bolstered his rank as Europe's top miler with a comfortable win in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois (Fr-I).

  • Adelaide was running wide, but got the victory in the Secretariat.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-58PQn4p">Order This Photo</a>

    Favored Adelaide Strikes in Secretariat

    Belmont Derby (gr. IT) runner-up Adelaide charged down the center of the turf course at Arlington International Racecourse and edged away to a determined victory in the $500,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT).