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  • Favored Act of War Captures Cape Guineas

    Brilliant 3-year-old Act of War justified his status as longtime favorite for the Grand Parade Cape Guineas (SAf-I) when scoring an authoritative win Dec. 20 at Kenilworth.

  • 2014 Auctions Digest

    A reference to the public sales results for progeny of North America's leading commercial Thoroughbred stallions.

  • Shonan Adela wins the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies.
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    Shonan Adela Rolls On Outside to Hanshin Win

    Shonan Adela stamped herself as Japan's top 2-year-old filly when she came with an overpowering outside run and edged past Let's Go Donki in the final strides in the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (Jpn-I) Dec. 14.

  • Idolo Porteno Powers Clear in Pellegrini

    Idolo Porteno powered clear of rivals in the final furlong and comfortably won the Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini (Arg-I), South America's flagship race Dec. 13 at Hipodromo San Isidro in Buenos Aires.

  • Main Sequence won the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) and two grade I Breeders' Cup Challenge races. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Turf/i-TW3B7bB/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Niarchos Family Top Breeders' Cup Breeders

    The Niarchos Family, racing under the Flaxman Holdings name, has won the fourth annual John Deere Award as outstanding breeders of the 2014 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series and the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Kodiac Sets Record for 2YO Winners

    Irish-based sire Kodiac set a Northern Hemisphere record for individual 2-year-old winners in a year when his son Cry No More debuted Nov. 30 in Sweden, becoming number 43 of 2014.

  • Turkish wins the Valedictory Stakes.

    Valedictory Distance Just Right for Turkish

    Favored Turkish gave longtime owner Lawrence Cordes an early Christmas gift when he held on to win the marathon-distance Valedictory Stakes (Can-III) on closing day of the 2014 meet at Woodbine.

  • Hokko Tarumae wins the Champions Cup.
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    Hokko Tarumae Scores Champions Cup in 3rd Try

    With two previous third-place finishes in the race formerly known as the Japan Cup Dirt, Michiaki Yabe's Hokko Tarumae was too powerful this year and won the $1,638,183 Champions Cup (Jpn-I) Dec. 7 at Chukyo Racecourse.

  • SA Champ Majmu Wins Cape Fillies Guineas

    Sheikh Hamdan's South African champion Majmu outclassed her rivals to win the Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas (SAf-I) Dec. 6 at Kenilworth.

  • Moriarty On Top in Kingston Town Classic

    Irish-bred Moriarty prevailed in a tight finish in the Kingston Town Classic (Aus-I) Dec. 6 at Ascot Racecourse in Perth, besting Disposition and Elite Belle in Australia's final group I race of 2014.

  • Just The Judge sold for 4.5 million guineas on Dec. 2 during the second session of the Tattersalls December sale.

    Just The Judge Sells for Record Price

    Irish classic winner Just The Judge became the highest-priced filly in British auction history when she sold for 4,500,000 guineas Dec. 2 during the second session of the Tattersalls December sale.

  • Silver Charm arrives at Old Friends Farm Dec. 2, 2014.

    Michael Blowen on Silver Charm's Return

    Listen to Old Friends founder Michael Blowen as newly returned Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm greets fans Dec. 2. The 20-year-old champion returned to the U.S. after standing in Japan.

  • Esentepe, lot 1542, was the top price at the Tattersalls December mare sale.

    Casse Springs for Tattersalls Day One Topper

    Florida-based bloodstock agent Justin Casse went to 525,000 guineas (US$867,620) to secure group III winner Esentepe, in foal to Frankel, on opening day of the Tattersalls December mare sale Dec. 1 in Newmarket.

  • Nicola Thunder wins the Sir Barton Stakes.

    San Nicola Thunder Digs In for Sir Barton Win

    San Nicola Thunder overcame a delay at the start before holding off the late rail bid from Freitag to take the $109,489 Sir Barton Stakes by a head Nov. 30 at Woodbine.

  • Epiphaneia wins the 2014 Japan Cup.
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    Epiphaneia Proves Easy Winner of Japan Cup

    Epiphaneia eagerly tracked the pace into the stretch in the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) Nov. 30, kicked away to a huge lead as the 18-horse field charged toward the line, and won by four lengths over Just a Way.

  • Decision Day fights for the win in the Coronation Futurity.

    Decision Day Indeed in Coronation Futurity

    Donver Stable's homebred Decision Day battled for the early lead and held off hounding pressure to capture the $219,327 Coronation Futurity for 2-year-olds bred in Canada Nov. 29 at Woodbine.

  • Louis The King Reigns Supreme in Summer Cup

    Louis The King, winner of last season's SASCOC Triple Crown, ran out a popular winner of the Sansui Summer Cup (SAf-I) as the favorite at Turffontein in South Africa Nov. 29.

  • Lot 778, a filly from the first crop of the stallion Nathaniel, brought 300,000 guineas.

    Nathaniel Filly Tops Tattersalls Foal Session

    A filly from the first crop of the stallion Nathaniel was sold for 300,000 guineas to top the second day of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale as the Nov. 27 session produced gains in gross and average prices.

  • Brooklynsway faces males in the Coronation Futurity.

    Brooklynsway Takes on Males at Woodbine

    Already a two-time stakes winner on the Polytrack at Woodbine, filly Brooklynsway will try to pick up a third stakes score over the track Nov. 29 when she faces males for the first time in the $250,000 Coronation Futurity.

  • Sageburg Will Stand in Ireland in 2015

    Garryrichard Stud announced Nov. 26 it has acquired the Prix d'Ispahan (Fr-I) winner Sageburg to stand his first season in Ireland in 2015. His stud fee has not been set yet.

  • Lot 175 by Lope de Vega (IRE) out of Princess Serena (USA).

    Lope de Vega Colt Leads Tattersalls Trading

    A Lope de Vega colt from the family of English and Irish group I winner Rizeena topped the Tattersalls December yearling sale Nov. 24, bringing 325,000 guineas ($535,921 in United States funds).