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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • German Sire Lando Euthanized

    Leading German sire Lando was euthanized Aug. 20. The son of Acatenango had undergone successful surgery following a severe bout of colic, but suffered a spiral fracture in a leg upon rising and had to be put down. He was 23.

  • Big Band Sound

    Grade II Winner Big Band Sound Retired

    Big Band Sound, a grade II winning son of Bernstein, has been retired, announced Richard Schultz, who owns the horse with Kendel Standlee. The 6-year-old Danny Vella trainee suffered a minor injury during training.

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    St Nicholas Abbey 'Best He Has Been'

    Nearly one month since St Nicholas Abbey underwent major surgery to repair a life-threatening fracture of his right foreleg, Coolmore reported the multiple grade/group I winner is "the best he has been."

  • Arqana Enjoys Success with New v.2 Sale

    A Dr Fong colt and an Orpen filly tied for the highest price of 115,000 ($154,302 in United States funds) at the first edition of the Arqana v.2 yearling sale Aug. 20 in Deauville.

  • Hip 296, by Makfi, sold for $280,166 in U.S. funds.

    Makfi Filly Tops on Day 3 in Deauville

    A filly from the first crop of European champion and classic winner Makfi sold for the highest price of 210,000 ($280,166 in U.S. funds) on the third day of the Arqana Deauville August yearling sale Aug. 19.

  • Up With the Birds wins the Breeders' Stakes.

    Up With the Birds Takes Wing in Breeders'

    Heavily favored Up With the Birds, driving to the lead in upper stretch, sprinted away from his rivals to register an impressive 2 3/4-length score in the $484,426 Breeders' Stakes to wrap up the 2013 Canadian Triple Crown.

  • Bidding Heated for Dubawi Filly at Arqana

    A daughter of Darley sire Dubawi was the object of a lengthy bidding duel Aug. 18 at the second session Arqana Deauville August yearling sale before selling for the evening's highest price of 1.5 million euros.

  • No Nay Never wins the Darley Prix Morny.
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    U.S.-Based No Nay Never Cruises in Prix Morny

    United States-based trainer Wesley Ward struck at the top level in France Aug. 18 with precocious 2-year-old No Nay Never, who effortlessly stretched his speed to win the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) at Deauville.

  • Dank rolls to victory in the Beverly D. Stakes.

    Dank Dashes to Victory in Beverly D.

    Dank, winner of the Kilboy Estate Stakes (Ire-II) last time out July 21 at the Curragh, made it two in a row with a brilliant score in the $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) at Arlington Park on Aug. 17.

  • Dandino gets up late to win the American St. Leger Stakes.

    Dandino Seals Deal in American St. Leger

    Last year, Marco Botti saddled Jakkalberry to take the inaugural edition of the 1 11/16-mile turf event. This year, he repeated with 4-5 favorite Dandino, a 6-year-old Dansili runner owned by Australian Thoroughbred Racing.

  • Dark Cove

    Dark Cove Scratched from St. Leger

    Trainer Mike Maker discovered some filling in the tendon of multiple graded stakes winner Dark Cove, and the morning line second-choice will scratch from the $400,000 American St. Leger Aug. 17 at Arlington Park.

  • Black Caviar Relative is Top Price at Inglis

    A close relative of undefeated superstar Black Caviar was the headline attraction on opening day of the Inglis Melbourne August Thoroughbred sale, going for the top price of $205,000 ($186,562 in U.S. funds) aug. 15.

  • Variety Club

    Variety Club Repeats as South African HOY

    Variety Club joined a select group of great South African Thoroughbreds named Horse of the Year on more than one occasion when he was honored for the second year in a row at a glittering ceremony in Johannesburg Aug. 14.