International

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

  • Fiorente wins the Melbourne Cup.
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    Fiorente Wins Melbourne Cup Over Red Cadeaux

    Gai Waterhouse, Australia's first lady of racing, enjoyed her first victory in the nation's most famous race when Fiorente took the Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) from Red Cadeaux in a thriller at Flemington Nov. 5.

  • Dank won the 2013 Breeders Cup Filly and Mare Turf. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Filly-and-Mare-Turf/33149865_HG9pBp#!i=2878133857&k=SX3cJMs">Order This Photo</a>

    Dank Delivers in BC Filly & Mare Turf

    Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) winner Dank delivered as the 3-5 favorite in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park, stringing together back-to-back grade I scores on the American lawn.

  • London Bridge came on late to win the Marathon.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Marathon/33148158_pgQmsx#!i=2876231923&k=2RvW5ML">Order This Photo</a>

    Field Falls to London Bridge in BC Marathon

    British raider London Bridge won the 2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships opener, mowing down the weakening leaders in the final sixteenth of a mile to take the $500,000 Marathon (gr. II) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Pair Tie for Top Price at Tattersalls Sale

    Tattersalls wrapped its Autumn horses in training sale Oct. 31 in Newmarket, led by a pair of horses each sold for the overall highest price of 380,000 guineas ($640,273 in United States funds).

  • Hard Spun to Darley Japan for 2014

    Hard Spun, a grade I winner and sire of many top-class racehorses, including 2012 champion 3-year-old filly Questing, will stand the 2014 breeding season at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley stud in Japan.

  • 2012 Breeders' Cup Turf winner Little Mike is back to try again.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Turf/26130116_ZC6sF3#!i=2194159033&k=zwgxjfH">Order This Photo</a>

    Little Mike Among American Chances in Turf

    Little Mike, back on the beam after a slow start to the 2013 campaign, is set to defend his title against a solid field of domestic and foreign entrants in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 2.

  • Joshua Tree wins the Canadian International.

    Record Win for Joshua Tree in International

    Joshua Tree, winless so far in 2013, captured the prestigious Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT) for a record third time with a patient ride from jockey Ryan Moore on a yielding turf course Oct. 27 at Woodbine.

  • Tannery wins the E.P. Taylor Stakes.

    Late-Running Tannery Takes E.P. Taylor Stakes

    Favored Tannery, overcoming her far outside post, rallied from last to capture the E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) by the skin of her teeth in a head-and-head battle with French invader Fitful Skies at Woodbine Oct. 27.

  • Just a Way wins the Tenno Sho.
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    Just a Way Devastates Tenno Sho Field

    Just a Way unleashed an explosive burst of speed 400 meters out and romped away to win the Tenno Sho (Autumn) (Jpn-I) Oct. 27, overwhelming Japan's reigning Horse of the Year Gentildonna and last year's winner, Eishin Flash.

  • Buffering Breaks Through in Manikato Thriller

    Placed 10 times previously at the group I level, Queensland sprinter Buffering finally earned an elusive victory in a white-knuckle finish of the $1 million (US$959,557) Manikato Stakes (Aus-I) Oct. 25 at Moonee Valley.

  • It's a Dundeel Favorite for Cox Plate

    The recent retirement of star mare and early favorite Atlantic Jewel left a wide-open field for the Sportingbet Cox Plate (Aus-I), now headed by five-time group I winner It's a Dundeel.

  • Irish Mission

    Champion Irish Mission Targets E.P. Taylor

    After a pair of starts against males in graded stakes, Canadian classic winner Irish Mission is entered to face other top turf females in the $500,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) Oct. 27 on the Woodbine turf.

  • Joshua Tree looks to defend his title in the $1 million Pattison Canadian International Stakes on October 27.

    Joshua Tree to Defend International Title

    Joshua Tree, winner of the 2012 and 2010 editions of the $1 million Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT) and second in the 2011 running, looks to defend his title in the Oct. 27 Woodbine event against 10 other invaders.

  • Record Revenue for Part 1 of Arqana Sale

    Arqana posted record revenue Oct. 23 for part 1 of its October yearling sale, which closed three days of lively trade in Deauville that further underscored the vibrancy of the European yearling market.

  • Nine 2012 Winners Return for Breeders' Cup

    The best of the best will be on display at Santa Anita Park Nov. 1-2, with the leading trainers in the United States and Europe pre-entering a star-studded array of talent for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • St Nicholas Abbey

    St Nicholas Abbey Dealt Setback in Recovery

    Coolmore Stud's St Nicholas Abbey has been dealt a setback in his recovery from an injury sustained in July as the 6-year-old horse has "developed mild laminitic changes in the left fore," according to a Twitter post.

  • Strong Trade Continues at Arqana Sale

    A Duke of Marmalade colt sold for 145,000 euros ($199,858 in United States funds) Oct. 22 to lead a second day of strong trade at the Arqana October yearling sale in Deauville.

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    Declaration of War to Coolmore Ireland

    Two-time group I winner Declaration of War will retire from racing to stand at Coolmore's headquarters in Fethard, County Tipperary, Ireland following his final start in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 2.

  • Lot 32 is a colt by Mastercraftsman and sold for €320,000 ($437,728 in United States funds).

    Mastercraftsman Son Top Price at Arqana

    Shifting from Newmarket to Deauville, Coolmore and the Qatari royal family continue to spend for quality horses and helped drive a 22% rise in revenue on opening day of the Arqana October yearling sale Oct. 21