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  • Gutsy Lankan Rupee Makes All in Manikato

    Lankan Rupee, Australia's newly minted Horse of the Year and champion sprinter, blasted from the starting gate at Moonee Valley Oct. 24 and held on for a narrow victory in the Aus$1 million Manikato Stakes (Aus-I).

  • Declaration of War Moving to Ashford Stud

    Declaration of War, third on his only start on dirt in last year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will relocate to Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., for the 2015 breeding season, it was announced Oct. 22.

  • Shamardal Colt Tops Arqana Book 2 Opener

    Qatari Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani went to 150,000 euros ($190,851 in United States funds) for a Sharmadal colt to acquire the Oct. 21 session topper at the Arqana October yearling sale in Deauville, France.

  • Adelaide won the 2014 Secretariat Stakes.

    Fawkner, Adelaide Among Cox Plate Favorites

    Recent Caulfield Stakes (Aus-I) victor Fawkner is the favorite in a full field of 14 for the Sportingbet Cox Plate (Aus-I), Australia's premier weight-for-age race, Oct. 25 at Moonee Valley.

  • Alterite won the 2013 Garden City Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2765552791&k=6dVSJsg">Order This Photo</a>

    Grade I Winner Alterite to Arqana Sale

    French-bred Garden City Stakes (gr. IT) winner Alterite has been consigned to the Arqana December sale that takes place Dec. 6-9 in Deauville, France. She will be part of the Haras des Capucines consignment.

  • Hillstar wins the Pattison Canadian International.

    Hillstar Shoots to Canadian International Win

    British invader Hillstar blasted to the lead approaching midstretch and held on firmly for victory under jockey Ryan Moore in the $1 million Pattison Canadian International (gr. IT) Oct. 19 on the Woodbine turf.

  • Just The Judge wins the E.P. Taylor Stakes.

    Just The Judge Earns E. P. Taylor Verdict

    Favored Just The Judge, invading from Great Britain, appears headed for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) after powering through the Woodbine stretch to prevail in the $500,000 E. P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) Oct. 19.

  • Casper Netscher wins the Nearctic Stakes.

    Caspar Netscher Up in Time for Nearctic Win

    British raider Caspar Netscher charged between rivals and drove down the center of the Woodbine stretch to win the $300,000 Nearctic Stakes (Can-IIT) Oct. 19.

  • Shonan Pandora wins the Shuka Sho.
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    Shonan Pandora Wins Shuka Sho in Record Time

    Shonan Pandora nabbed the final jewel of Japan's Triple Crown for fillies in record time, striking at 10-1 odds in the Shuka Sho (Jpn-I) Oct. 19 at Kyoto while denying Yushun Himba (Jpn-I, Japanese Oaks) winner Nuovo Record.

  • Noble Mission fights off Al Kazeem to win the QIPCO Champion Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-5x9x2MM">Order This Photo</a>

    Gutsy Noble Mission Makes All for Ascot Win

    Juddmonte Farms' Noble Mission led from the start in the QIPCO Champion Stakes (Eng-I) and showed the heart of lion in repelling the challenge from Al Kazeem to get the win Oct. 18 at Ascot.

  • Gordon Lord Byron Shines in Champions Sprint

    World traveler Gordon Lord Byron squeezed through a narrow gap nearing the finish line for a stunning win in the QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes (Eng-II) Oct. 18 at Ascot.

  • Madame Chiang and Jim Crowley take the QIPCO Fillies and Mares Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-HdrZJPP">Order This Photo</a>

    Madame Chiang Strikes in Fillies and Mares

    Madame Chiang capitalized when erratic front-runner Chicquita dramatically hung left in the final 100 yards and captured the QIPCO Fillies and Mares Stakes (Eng-I) Oct.18 at Ascot.

  • Charm Spirit gets the victory in the QIPCO Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-NZ553cc">Order This Photo</a>

    Charm Spirit Denies Night of Thunder in QEII

    France-based Charm Spirit denied 2-1 favorite Night of Thunder victory in the QIPCO Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I), the latter not getting a clear run until too late Oct. 18 at Ascot.

  • Admire Rakti Wins Caulfield Cup for Japan

    Japanese raider Admire Rakti made a storming seven-wide run in the final 150 meters and snatched a half-length victory in the Aus$3 million Caulfield Cup (Aus-I) Oct. 18.

  • Belardo rolls to victory in the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-6BJfnsV">Order This Photo</a>

    Belardo Among Juvenile Standouts at Newmarket

    Prince Faisal's Belardo gamely speared between rivals and drew off to a convincing win in the Oct. 17 Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (Eng-I), the most prestigious 2-year-old race in Great Britain.

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    Night Of Thunder Looks to Rebound at Ascot

    The sole sophomore classic winner on show at British Champions Day Oct. 18 at Ascot attempts to regain the winning thread for the first time since he won the Qipco Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) May 3.

  • Kyllachy Colt Tops Strong Day at Tattersalls

    Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale continued in buoyant fashion Oct. 14, posting gains in gross, average, and median, with sales led by a Kyllachy colt for 320,000 guineas ($524,426 in United States funds).

  • Euro Charline won the 2014 Beverly D. Stakes.

    Euro Charline to Return to England

    Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) winner Euro Charline will return to trainer Marco Botti in England for a 4-year-old campaign that will include a bid for the $6-million Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) at Meydan, it was announced Oct. 14.

  • Toronado (right) won the 2014 Queen Anne Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-rRWrvFm">Order This Photo</a>

    Toronado to Carry Hannon Hopes in BC Mile

    Al Shaqab Racing's British-based Toronado is being aimed for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Nov. 1 after missing last year's World Championships to continue his recovery from throat surgery.

  • Alert Bay Beats Older Foes in Premier's 'Cap

    British Columbia Derby (Can-III) winner Alert Bay tackled older foes for the first time and registered a smart victory in the British Columbia Premier's Handicap (Can-III) Oct. 13 at Hastings Race Course.

  • Touching Promise wins the Ballerina Stakes.

    Touching Promise Takes Ballerina Stakes

    Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Bennett's Touching Promise rated in second behind leader Saturday Nite Ride, took over heading for home and won comfortably in the $100,000 Ballerina Stakes (Can-III) Oct. 13 at Hastings Race Course.

  • Lot 671, a Shamardal colt, sold for 370,000 guineas on Oct. 13.

    Tattersalls' Book 2 Opens With Robust Trade

    Following last week's record-breaking Book 1 sale, Tattersalls' Book 2 portion of its October yearling sale started Oct. 13 with robust trading, topped by a Shamardal colt for 370,000 guineas ($624,552 in United States funds)