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

  • Toormore rolls to victory in the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes. 
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    Toormore Dominates in National Stakes Win

    Even-money favorite Toormore took the lead at the start and was never headed en route to a clear win in the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes (Ire-I) for 2-year-olds Sept. 15 at the Curragh.

  • Maxios Romps in Prix du Moulin

    Maxios upstaged favorite Olympic Glory in the Qatar Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (Fr-I) Sept. 16 at Longchamp, romping home by five lengths in his second group I victory of 2013.

  • Orfevre Coasts to Second Prix Foy Triumph

    Japanese star Orfevre will get a second crack at the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) after capturing the Qatar Prix Foy (Fr-II) for the second straight year Sept. 15 at Longchamp.

  • Zoustar, Atlantic Jewel Win in Australia

    Zoustar got up the closing stages to win the lucrative Golden Rose Stakes (Aus-I) at Rosehill Gardens Sept. 14 in Sydney, while rising star Atlantic Jewel kept her unbeaten record intact at Moonee Valley near Melbourne.

  • Leading Light Cruises to St. Leger Victory

    Coolmore and partners' Leading Light kicked clear to victory in the 237th Ladbrokes St. Leger Stakes (Eng-I), the world's oldest classic and final jewel in England's Triple Crown, Sept. 14 at Doncaster.

  • Attendees at the International Conference on Health, Safety, and Welfare of Jockeys, including retired jockey Ramon Dominguez (center).

    Jockeys Gather for International Conference

    Representatives of jockeys' organizations from around the world gathered at Monmouth Park Sept. 13 for the first session of a two-day meeting of the International Conference on Health, Safety, and Welfare of Jockeys.

  • Cox Plate Preview Day: Michael Moroney

    Flemington trainer Michael Moroney talks about Picture Editor, who runs September 14 at the Moonee Valley race meet. September 14 is Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes day.

  • Solid Appeal has been victorious in three of her four starts this year.

    Nine Vie for Breeders Cup Berth in Canadian

    No Explaining, British newcomer Ladys First, and Solid Appeal head the field nine fillies and mares in the 59th renewal of Woodbine's Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) Sept. 15.

  • Cox Plate Preview Day: Trainer John Sadler

    Flemington trainer John Sadler talks about Lady Melksham, who runs this weekend at the Moonee Valley race meet. September 14 is Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes day.

  • Forte Dei Marmi has won nine of 31 lifetime starts.

    Forte Dei Marmi After 3rd Straight in 'Dancer

    Forte Dei Marmi, looking to improve on his third-place effort of a year ago, heads a field of seven entered in the $300,000 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (Can-IT) Presented by Vtech Sept. 15 at Woodbine.

  • Wise Dan won the 2012 Woodbine Mile by 3 1/4 lengths.

    Wise Dan Heavy Pick for Woodbine Mile Repeat

    Morton Fink's Wise Dan, winner of last year's Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) and Horse of the Year in 2012, drew post four in a field of six as the 2-5 favorite for the $1 million grass test Sept. 15 in Toronto.

  • Woodbine's Summer Stakes Lures 10 Juveniles

    Woodbine leading trainer Mark Casse sends out a trio of juveniles for the $200,000 Summer Stakes Presented by TVG (Can-IIT) Sept. 14 at the Ontario oval.

  • Sky Conqueror Celebrates First Winner

    Sky Conqueror was represented by his first winner when Regal Conqueror posted a debut victory on Sept.7 in the third race at Woodbine, a maiden special weight.

  • Meds Seized at Sheikh's Farm Overseas

    British agency seized 124 veterinary medicinal products not authorized for use in the UK at Sheikh Mohammed's Moorley Farm East operation in Newmarket, the Racing Post reported.

  • Nick Nicholson

    Nicholson Keynote Speaker at IFHA Conference

    Former Keeneland Association president Nick Nicholson will talk about promoting international competition as well as industry challenges as the keynote speaker at the International Conference of Horseracing Authorities.

  • La Collina Halts Winless Skid in Matron Upset

    La Collina, the only group I winner in the Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes (Ire-I) field, sprung a 25-1 upset at Leopardstown Sept. 7, which was also a big day for American and European champion Ouija Board.

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    Royal Delta May Go to Europe for First Mating

    While champion Royal Delta is wrapping up her 2013 campaign with planned starts in the Beldame Invitational and Breeders' Cup Distaff (both gr. I), her connections are considering her future as a broodmare.

  • Former Magna Official Named to Woodbine Board

    Blake Tohana, a former executive with defunct Magna Entertainment Corp., has been appointed to the Woodbine Entertainment Group board of directors while David S. Willmot, Mark Frostad, and William Graham will leave the board.

  • Rizeena wins the Moyglare Stud Stakes.
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    Rizeena Upstages Top Pair in Moyglare Stakes

    Rizeena unleashed a blistering rally from near the back of the field and blew past battling front-runners Kiyoshi and Tapestry in the closing stages to capture the Moyglare Stud Stakes (Ire-I) Sept. 1 at the Curragh.

  • Novellist Gets the Job Done at Baden-Baden

    Workmanlike. That word might best describe Novellist's win over Seismos in the Grosser Preis von Baden (Ger-I) Sept. 1 amidst his ongoing preparations for next month's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I).

  • Atlantic Jewel Sparkles in Memsie Return

    Australian racing has a new sweetheart. Atlantic Jewel made a smashing return from injury Aug. 30 at Caulfield and easily won the New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (Aus-I) to remain undefeated.

  • De Seroux Lands BBAG Sale-Topper

    A filly by young German sire Wiesenpfad brought the highest price at the BBAG yearling sale Aug. 30, selling for 390,000 ($514,970 in U.S. funds) to California-based Narvick International.

  • Gio Ponti Will Not Shuttle in 2013

    Three time champion in the U.S. and winner of seven grade I stakes, Castleton Lyons' stallion Gio Ponti will not shuttle to Australia's Arrowfield Stud for the 2013 Southern Hemisphere breeding season.

  • Lawman Colt Leads Strong Market at Doncaster

    A colt by Irish-based Lawman brought the highest overall price at the Doncaster premier yearling sale, selling to Amanda Skiffington for 215,000 ($326,141 in United States funds) on the final day Aug. 28.

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    Setback in St Nicholas Abbey's Recovery

    Ireland's Coolmore Stud reported Aug. 28 that multiple grade/group I winner St Nicholas Abbey "was comfortable and walking as well as can be expected" after a setback in his recovery from a life-threatening fracture.