International

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

  • Group I producer Disguise sold for $750,000 ($696,603).

    Dam of Champ Star Witness Tops MM Session

    Leona Chiara, dam of Australian champion Star Witness, sold for $800,000 ($743,109 in United States funds) to her former trainer May 29 at the second session of the Magic Millions National broodmare sale on the Gold Coast.

  • Hill 'n' Dale, Stonestreet Spend in Australia

    Kentucky-based Hill 'n' Dale Farms and Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings were active in Australia May 28 at the select session of the Magic Millions National broodmare sale, where 10 horses sold for seven figures.

  • Wesley Ward

    Ward Eyes Royal Ascot with Four Juveniles

    Trainer Wesley Ward sent out four Royal Ascot hopefuls, all 2-year-olds, for four-furlong drills the morning of May 26 at Arlington International Racecourse.

  • Marvellous wins the 2014 Etihad Airways Irish 1000 Guineas at the Curragh.
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    Marvellous Grabs Classic Glory at Curragh

    Marvellous provided Aidan O'Brien a sixth victory in the Etihad Airways Irish One Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) May 25 at the Curragh, and joined the ever-growing list of classic winners sired by Galileo.

  • Sir Winsalot Earns BC Turf Berth in Argentina

    Sir Winsalot romped to a widening 12-length triumph in the Gran Premio 25 de Mayo (Arg-I) May 25 at San Isido, leaving nine rivals toiling in his wake including Argentina Horse of the Year Soy Carambolo.

  • Spring in the Air rolls to victory in the Hendrie Stakes.

    Spring in the Air Exudes Class in Hendrie Win

    Grade I winner Spring in the Air returned her winning ways with an off-the-pace charge in the $162,891 Hendrie Stakes (Can-III) May 24 at Woodbine, handing trainer Mark Casse his third consecutive win in the Polytrack event.

  • Kingman dominates the Irish Two Thousand Guineas.
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    Kingman Emphatic Irish Guineas Winner

    Juddmonte Farms' homebred Kingman look every bit the classic racehorse May 24 when capturing the Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) by a commanding five lengths at the Curragh.

  • 'Mission' Steps Up to Magician in Gold Cup

    Noble Mission, a full brother to undefeated champion Frankel, looks for his group I breakthrough against Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Magician in the Tattersalls Gold Cup May 25 at the Curragh.

  • My Titania Set for Irish 1000 Guineas, But...

    My Titania appears to be in fine fettle for the Etihad Airways Irish One Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) May 25 at the Curragh after a slight setback forced her to miss the English equivalent earlier this month.

  • Kingman Looks to Bounce Back in Irish Guineas

    Kingman will get a chance to make amends for his close runner-up finish in the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) earlier this month at Newmarket when he meets 13 opponents in the Tattersalls Irish Two Thousand Guineas.

  • Solid Appeal won the 2013 Nassau Stakes.

    Solid Appeal Seeks Repeat Verdict in Nassau

    Solid Appeal returns to her favorite turf course to defend her title in the $200,000 Nassau Stakes (Can-IIT) May 25 at Woodbine against a field that includes the mare that she lost to last time out, Sisterly Love.

  • Tinkler Reaches Deal to Sell Patinack Farm

    Financially beleaguered coal mining baron Nathan Tinkler has agreed to sell Patinack Farm, his vast Australian racing and breeding operation, to an unnamed group of Middle Eastern buyers, according to published reports.

  • Paladin Bay wins the Selene Stakes.

    Paladin Bay Wins By a Bob in Selene Surprise

    The husband and wife team of Harold and Jessie Ladouceur got a first graded stakes win when Paladin Bay surged along the inside to nip odds-on My Conquestadory in the $189,459 Selene Stakes (Can-III) May 18 at Woodbine.

  • Streama Captures Doomben Cup in Final Season

    In what is expected to be her final season of racing, Streama tallied the fourth group I win of her sparkling career by reeling in pacesetter Leebaz to take the Doomben Cup May 17 by three-quarters of a length.

  • Olympic Glory pulls away to take the JLT Lockinge Stakes.
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    Olympic Glory Takes Lockinge, Verrazano Third

    Olympic Glory hit the lead in the final quarter mile and kicked clear to win the JLT Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I) May 17 at Newbury, while United States grade I winner Verrazano finished third in his European debut.

  • Si Sage

    Having Fun Traveling With Your Horse

    The connections of Si Sage hope to strike a more positive note in Sunday's Singapore Airlines International Cup (Sing-I). But, if not, they're having a good time anyway.

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    My Conquestadory, Cool Faith Clash in Selene

    My Conquestadory, a grade I winner on Polytrack last year, makes her 2014 debut in the $150,000 Selene Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine. She will face just three other sophomore fillies in the 1 1/16-mile test.

  • Divine Light Dies in Turkey

    Turkey-based stallion Divine Light died May 12 at Adana Seyhan Covering Station due to complications from a lipoma tumor being coiled around his intestines. The son of Sunday Silence--Meld Sport, by Northern Taste, was 19.

  • O'Reilly Colt Tops NZ Weanling Session

    The weanling session of New Zealand Bloodstock's National weanling and broodmare sale May 12 at Karaka enjoyed a superb day of trading with gains across primary market indicators.

  • Really Sharp wins the Woodbine Vigil Stakes.

    Really Sharp Cuts to Chase in Vigil Surprise

    Really Sharp, narrowly denied in the Jacques Cartier Stakes last time out, broke through with his first stakes win in the $140,745 Vigil Stakes (Can-III) May 11 at Woodbine while overlooked at 28-1 odds.

  • Invincible Spirit Colt Shatters Arqana Record

    An Invincible Spirit colt sold to Nicolas de Watrigant of Mandore International for a record-shattering Arqana breeze-up price of 750,000 Euros ($1,032,119 in United States funds) May 10 at Saint-Cloud.