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

  • Treve shared top honors with Black Caviar.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2814130822&k=hH49sZs">Order This Photo</a>

    Females Top World's Best Racehorse Rankings

    Two females, Australia's Black Caviar and Treve from France, shared top rating of 130 on the final World's Best Racehorse Rankings of 2013 published Jan. 15 by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.

  • Figures Up for Magic Millions Book 2 Sale

    A Redoute's Choice filly sold for $280,000 ($251,580 in United States funds), the highest price from Book 2 on the fifth day of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale Jan. 12 in Queensland.

  • South African Winners Get Breeders' Cup Slots

    South Africa's Beach Beauty, winner of the Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes (SAf-I) and Capetown Noir, who captured the L'Ormarins Queen's Plate (SAf-I) at Kenilworth Jan. 11, earned starting berths in the Breeders' Cup.

  • More Than Ready Colt Tops at Magic Millions

    A colt by elite dual hemisphere sire More Than Ready sold for the highest price of $600,000 ($539,460 in United States funds) on the fourth day of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale Jan. 11 in Queensland.

  • Kellys Buy 7-Figure Colt at Magic Millions

    Prominent United States-based owners Jon and Sarah Kelly secured a Redoute's Choice colt in the first seven-figure transaction of this year's Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale Jan. 10 in Queensland.

  • Shuruq

    Shuruq Trounces Males in Maktoum Challenge

    Under a whipping and driving Silvestre De Sousa, Godolphin filly Shuruq sped past pacesetter Empire Storm late and won the $250,000 Al Maktoum Challenge-Round I (UAE-II) in a quick time Jan. 9 at Meydan.

  • Clearance Rate Pushed High at Magic Millions

    Steady demand for quality horses was reflected by an 88.5% clearance rate through the first two days of Australia's Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale when the second session of six-day auction closed Jan. 9.

  • Magic Millions Opens With Strong Session

    Market indicators were up across the board Jan. 8 on the first day at Australia's Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale, where a colt and a filly tied for the top price of $450,000 ($402,433 in United States funds).

  • Freud Celebrates First Winner in Argentina

    Freud, New York's leading sire of stakes winners, had his first Southern Hemisphere-bred winner Jan. 3 when his 2-year-old Tiffany Blue captured the Premio Especial Palmarola at the Hipodromo Argentino De Palermo.

  • Bounding Rebounds in New Zealand's Railway

    An unlucky second in the New Zealand One Thousand Guineas (NZ-I) last time out, favorite Bounding took control early in the Railway Stakes (NZ-I) Jan. 1 at Ellerslie and held on for a breakthrough triumph at the top level.

  • Silver Train

    Silver Train Dies Before Return to U.S.

    Silver Train, a two-time grade I winner including the 2005 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), died from colic Dec. 29 while shuttling to the United States from Brazil, Northview Stallion Station reported Dec. 30.

  • Elusive Gold Surprises Cape Guineas Field

    Outsider Elusive Gold scored a 28-1 shock when upsetting a star-studded field by a head Dec. 21 in the Grand Premier Cape Guineas (SAf-I) at Kenilworth.

  • Salix (furosemide)

    Digging Deeper into Breeders' Cup Lasix Study

    Here's a follow-up look at racing statistics of juveniles involved in the furosemide observational study results released Dec. 16 by Breeders' Cup from this year's World Championships and two California-bred stakes.

  • Asia Express
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    Florida-bred Asia Express Wins Asahi Futurity

    Asia Express, a Florida-bred son of Henny Hughes, took to the turf for the first time in the Asahi Futurity (Jpn-I) Dec. 15 at Nakayama racecourse and kept his perfect record intact with a surprising burst of speed.

  • Jubilee Queen

    Clasico del Caribe: Local Filly Faces Boys

    On the outskirts of boom-town Panama City, past tin roof houses and enterprising food vendors with their roadside stands, past soccer players who practice diligently in the cooler morning hours, Panama's only racetrack hums.

  • Soy Carambolo Snatches Carlos Pellegrini

    Soy Carambolo wore down Ecologo in a close finish to win South America's most prestigious race, the Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini (Arg-I), Dec. 14 at San Isidro in Buenos Aries, Argentina.

  • Drug Testing Not Without Its Challenges

    Out-of-competition testing of racehorses has broad support, but important issues such as the constitutional rights of licensees has made use and enforcement difficult for regulators.

  • The sale's highest price came on opening day, Dec. 7, when Darysina went for €800,000.

    Arqana Sale Closes With Records

    Sustained demand in all segments of the market was the hallmark of the Arqana breeding stock sale, Europe's final major auction of 2013, which ended its four-day stand Dec. 10 with record figures for the second straight year.

  • St Nicholas Abbey

    St Nicholas Abbey Progresses in Recovery

    A Dec. 10 update from Coolmore Stud spoke positively of the recovery of six-time grade/group I-winner St Nicholas Abbey, who continues to battle complications from a fractured right foreleg sustained in Ireland July 23.

  • Dynamic Trade Continues at Arqana Sale

    Abilene, a 3-year-old Samum filly offered out of training, brought the day's highest price of 270,000 ($370,291 in United States funds) at a vibrant second session of Arqana breeding stock sale Dec. 8.

  • Akeed Mofeed wins the Hong Kong Cup.
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    Akeed Mofeed Takes HK Cup; Little Mike 9th

    Akeed Mofeed, the Hong Kong Derby winner in the spring, worked through a tight spot at mid-stretch to win the Longines Hong Kong Cup (HK-I) from Tokei Halo Dec. 8 at Sha Tin, while American hopeful Little Mike finished ninth.

  • Lord Kanaloa wins the Hong Kong Sprint.
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    Lord Kanaloa Impresses in Career Finale

    Japan's champion sprinter Lord Kanaloa made it two straight wins in the Longines Hong Kong Sprint (HK-I), kicking clear at the top of the stretch and drawing off to a five-length win over Irish runner Sole Power.

  • Dominant wins the Hong Kong Vase.
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    Dominant Upsets The Fugue in Hong Kong Vase

    In the first of four group I turf races Dec, 8 at Sha Tin Racecourse, Dominant posted a surprising win for the locals, taking the Longines Hong Kong Vase (HK-I) with a big move at the top of the stretch to hold off The Fugue.