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  • Hastings Cancels Two Live Racing Cards

    Live racing at Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver, British Columbia, has been canceled June 29 due to a lack of entries and for July 5 because of a shortage of "race-ready" horses, according to a release.

  • AHC Applauds Senate OK of Immigration Bill

    The U.S. Senate has passed historic immigration legislation that offers hopes of American citizenship to millions, promises a military-style surge to secure the border, and also should have a positive effect on horse racing.

  • Ruler of The World Bids for Derby Double

    Unbeaten Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I) winner Ruler of The World will take on eight rivals in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) June 29 at the Curragh while his trainer bids to extend his dominance in the classic.

  • Betfair Reports 2013 Losses of $75 Million

    Betfair, the world leader in betting exchange technology and owner of U.S.-based advance deposit wagering platform and racing channel TVG, reported a loss of US$75.4 million in its annual report.

  • Lot 71, a Fastnet Rock colt out of Promptness, by Eddington, was the highest priced weanling at Aust$240,000.

    Demand Pushes Inglis Clearance Rate to 89%

    Offspring of Coolmore's Fastnet Rock and Darley's Exceed And Excel headlined the two-day Inglis Australian weanling and broodmare sale, which concluded June 25 in Sydney with a robust clearance rate of 89%.

  • Leathel Force, ridden by Adam Kirby, wins the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

    Royal Ascot 2013

    View the sights and races from the Royal Ascot race meet.

  • Gold Ship wins the Takarazuka Kinen.
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    Gold Ship's Hanshin Win Secures BC Turf Slot

    Dual Japanese classic winner Gold Ship earned a Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) berth when shaking off Gentildonna and charging past leader Danon Ballade for a clear win in the Takarazuka Kinen (Jpn-I) June 23 at Hanshin.

  • Royal Ascot: Jockey James Doyle

    Jockey James Doyle, who won three races at the 2013 Royal Ascot meet, including the Prince of Wale's Stakes with Al Kazeem.

  • Red Tracer Earns Long-Sought Group I in Tiara

    Red Tracer spurted into command in the final 100 meters and drew clear to an authoritative win June 22 at Eagle Farm in the Sky Racing Tattersall's Triple Tiara, Australia's final group I race of the season.

  • Trainer in Britain Suspended Three Years

    The Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority has suspended trainer Ian McInnes for three years in connection with running a horse nine times after it had undergone a type of surgery that is banned.

  • Royal Ascot: Gary Player

    Gary Player talks about Royal Ascot, including reaction to The Queen's victory in the Ascot Gold Cup.

  • Royal Ascot: Preview Day 4

    Although Matt Chapman wonders why he was asked back after picking against Estimate, he tries again with Day 4 at Royal Ascot, including the Coronation Stakes and the King Edward VII.

  • Dabirsim

    French Champion Dabirsim to Stand in Germany

    Dual group I winner and 2010 champion highweighted French colt Dabirsim will stand at Gestt Karlshof Stud near Bergstrasse, where he will join stallions Samum and Kamsin.

  • Society Rock won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes in 2011.

    Society Rock Seeks Rare Royal Ascot Double

    Society Rock will bid to become only the second horse in more than 50 years to win the Diamond Jubilee (Eng-I) twice when he takes on 17 opponents June 22, the final day of the 2013 Royal Ascot meeting.

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    Estimate, No Nay Never Win at Royal Ascot

    Estimate led in the final furlong of the Gold Cup (Eng-I) June 20 at Royal Ascot and gamely turned back a strong challenge to narrowly prevail in the 2 1/2-mile marathon for owner Queen Elizabeth II.

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    Al Kazeem Rules Prince of Wales's Stakes

    Al Kazeem proved to be a cut above June 19 at Royal Ascot when he burst from the pack and wore down pacesetter Mukhadram to win the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I), vanquishing favorite Camelot for a second time.

  • Eighteen Go for the Gold at Royal Ascot

    The Gold Cup (Eng-I) is Ascot's oldest surviving race and attracted 18 entrants for this year's renewal June 20 at the Royal meeting, including previous winners Colour Vision and Rite of Passage.

  • Declaration of War defeats Animal Kingdom in the Queen Anne Stakes.
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    Declaration of War Flies to Queen Anne Win

    Declaration of War burst between horses and charged down the center of the track to win the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) June 18 at Royal Ascot while U.S.-based Animal Kingdom failed to settle and faded out of contention.

  • Camelot
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    Al Kazeem, Camelot Meet Again at Royal Ascot

    After scoring a career-defining victory over three-time classic winner Camelot last time out, Al Kazeem will get a chance to prove the win was no fluke in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) June 19 at Royal Ascot.

  • Wise Dan
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    U.S. Horses Among Top-Rated in the World

    In the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities' latest "World's Best Racehorses Rankings" for performances from Dec. 1, 2012, to June 9 of this year, three of the top four rated horses were based in the U.S.