Woodbine Entertainment Group Aug. 1 announced the retirement of David S. Willmot as the company's chairman of the board. James Lawson has been elected chairman in his place.
Frankel turned in yet another dominating performance as he cruised to an easy six-length victory under jockey Tom Queally in the $490,500 QIPCO Sussex Stakes (Eng-I) at Glorious Goodwood Aug. 1.
Queen's Plate winner Strait of Dover, who would have been favored in the Breeders' Stakes on turf at Woodbine Aug. 5, is out for the season with a leg injury.
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Because of an increase in the number of horses entered, Tattersalls has made changes in its schedule for the October yearling sale in England.
Awesome Fire, under a brilliant ride from Chantal Sutherland, unleashed her closing kick rounding the far turn and overcame traffic problems en route to a game half-length victory in the $249,599 Wonder Where Stakes.
Pastorius proved that his win in the Deutsches Derby (Ger-I) wasn't a fluke when he sailed to an eight-length victory over older rivals in the Grosser Dallmayr-Preis-Bayeriches Zuchtrennen (Ger-I) in Munich July 29.
Great Britain-based Elusive Kate proved her affinity for French racecourses as she notched her second group I victory with a decisive 1 3/4-length win in the Prix Rothschild (Fr-I) at Deauville July 29.
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Arqana's Deauville yearling sale has seven yearlings by champion Sea The Stars. The sale company also hopes to attract U.S. participants with custom tours of the D-Day landing beaches near Normandy.
The European Breeders' Fund has added flexibility to its nominations program in the aftermath of losing a cross-registration arrangement with Breeders' Cup in 2010.
Former Three Chimneys stallion Arazi is living out his first full year as a pensioner at Mike Becker's Independent Stallions in Victoria, Australia, Three Chimneys reported July 27.
Unbeaten Frankel will face a maximum of seven rivals as he bids to become the first two-time winner of the QIPCO Sussex Stakes (Eng-I) at Glorious Goodwood Aug. 1.
Britain's Racing for Change has announced that three racetracks plan a trial run at using metric weights and distances as a way to make "the sport more accessible to overseas visitors and younger adults."
Team Valor International has established a new partnership that will designate a portion of the race earnings from the juvenile filly Tuttipaesi to the Susan G. Komen For the Cure charity.
In response to the cancellation of the slots-at-racetracks program, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association has developed a plan for "a viable and sustainable horse racing and breeding industry."
Eclipse Award winner Big Brown, who stands at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., will not be returning to Australia for the upcoming 2012 Southern Hemisphere breeding season after injuring a hind leg.
Great Heavens completed her rapid ascension to the top of the 3-year-old filly ranks with a dominating three-length victory in the Darley Irish Oaks (Ire-I) at the Curragh July 22.
Meandre continued his winning ways with a decisive 1 1/4-length victory in the Grosser Preis von Berlin (Ger-I) at Hoppegarten July 22.
German raider Danedream showed grit and determination by nailing Nathaniel on the wire to win the $1,550,000 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I) by a nose at Ascot July 21.
Sherriff's Deputy, the dam of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, has been euthanized at Issam Fares' Fares Farm near Lexington because of complications from laminitis.
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An international conference on research to improve the health and welfare of jockeys will be held at Monmouth Park in New Jersey Sept. 15-16.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club reported an increase in wagering for the racing season that ended July 15.
The filly Dixie Strike, closing from well out on the track, edged past Colleen's Sailor just past the furlong pole to capture the $493,153 Prince of Wales Stakes July 15 in what could be the race's final renewal at Fort Erie.
Imperial Monarch continued Aidan O'Brien's superb year as he held on for a short head victory over Last Train to win the Grand Prix de Paris (Fr-I) at Longchamp July 14.
Mayson made the leap into group I company a successful one when he led from the start to post a 20-1 upset in the $620,000 Darley July Cup (Eng-I) at Newmarket July 14.
The Tattersalls July sale ended its three-day run in England with a gross that was down 19.7% from a year ago. The average price and median price declined 8.7% and 7.1%, respectively.
French raider Giofra overhauled Elusive Kate near the wire to win the $248,000 Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket July 13.
Group III winner Esentepe topped the second day of the Tattersalls July sale, bringing 220,000 guineas ($358,770).
Rodrigo de Torres brought the top price of 75,000 guineas ($122,178 in U.S. funds) during the opening session of the Tattersalls July sale in England.
Lookin At Lucky, who shuttled last year to John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Australia, will shuttle to Haras Paso Nevado near Santiago, Chile, for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
Duke of Marmalade, a two-time champion in both England and Ireland, was represented by his first winner when his 2-year-old son Count of Limonade won at Roscommon in Ireland
At The Races and Satellite Information Services have extended their exclusive coverage agreement with Breeders' Cup for another three years effective in 2012, officials said July 10.
The Japan Race Horse Association reported gains for its select sale, which was held July 9-10 at the Northern Horse Park in Hokkaido.
J. Paul Reddam wrote on a bloodhorse.com blog that I'll Have Another was sold for $10 million to Japanese interests, more than double the value placed on him by the only two American farms that bid.
Topped by a Deep Impact colt, the yearling session of the Japan Racing Horse Association's Select Sale produced a record gross during the July 9 session at Northern Horse Park in Hokkaido, Japan.
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Nathaniel took command three furlongs from the wire and easily held off the late bid of Farhh to win the Coral-Eclipse (Eng-I) at Sandown Park July 7.
Kris Kin, winner of the 2003 Vodafone Epsom Derby (Eng-I), has been sold to stand at Al Shaab Stud near Tripoli, Libya.
Khalidabad brought the highest price of 175,000 euros ($219,180 in U.S. funds) during the Arqana summer sale, which was held July 4-5 in France. The auction was conducted in Deauville for the first time.
The Japan Racing Association's select sale of foals and yearlings July 9 and 10 offers Americans an opportunity to get caught up with some old friends.
Joe Hopkins is the new United States representative for Goffs. The Ireland-based Thoroughbred sales company announced his appointment July 5.
So You Think, a winner of 10 group I races and $8.6 million, has been officially retired after pulling a muscle in his hindquarters, it was announced July 5.
Henny Hughes, who has sired 18 stakes horses, has been sold to Robert and Jody Gray's Rangeview Stud, located in Bullsbrook, Western Australia. He will stand for Aus$7,700 this year.
The wagering firm Betfair and British Racing, comprised of the British Horseracing Authority, the Racecourse Association, and the Horsemen's Group, have signed a landmark five-year commercial agreement.
Blue Heart, getting a textbook ride from Alex Solis, overtook front-running Casa Loma and favored Black Bird Rock in deep stretch to capture the $245,875 Bison City Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths at Woodbine July 1.
Longshot Pastorius swept past favored Novellist near the wire to capture the Sparda 143 Deutsches Derby-German Derby (Ger-I) by a half-length at Hamburg July 1.
Izzi Top charged past longtime leader Sapphire with a furlong remaining and drew off to a comfortable 1 1/4-length victory in the Barclays Bank Ireland Pretty Polly Stakes (Ire-I) at the Curragh July 1.
Aesop's Fables collared Gregorian in deep stretch and charged to a one-length victory in the Prix Jean Prat (Fr-I) at Chantilly July 1.
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