Chilean Horse of the Year Belle Watling brings plenty of international flavor to the $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) April 15, and trainer Patrick Biancone hopes it's the right time for her to show her true ability.
Tattersalls' Craven breeze-up sale in England kicked off its two day-run April 13 with a 315,000-guinea ($487,989 in U.S. funds) Azamour colt that topped the opening session.
Allez Wonder became the most expensive horse sold so far at William Inglis & Son Easter broodmare sale in Australia when she brought Aust$1 million ($1,046,790 in U.S. funds) April 13.
UAE Derby runner-up Master of Hounds is still be considered for the Kentucky Derby
Vin Cox has been appointed managing director of Magic Millions, it was announced April 11 by the major Australia auction firm.
Marcellina used a strong closing kick to capture the $2.1 million Oka Sho (Jpn-I), the Japanese equivalent of the English One Thousand Guineas held at Hanshin Racecourse April 10.
The undefeated 5-year-old mare Black Caviar became the first horse to qualify for the 2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships through the Breeders' Cup Challenge series April 9 following her 2 -length group I win.
Ballabriggs won the grueling Grand National Steeplechase in England April 9, finishing ahead of fellow 14-1 shot Oscar Time.
The William Inglis & Son Easter yearling sale's first session ended its three-day run April 7 in Australia with an average price of Aust$239,484 ($248,642 in U.S. funds) that was up 8.6% from a year ago.
A half brother to group I winner Black Caviar brought Aust$1.025 million ($1,059,110 in U.S. funds) topped the second session of the William Inglis & Son Easter yearling sale April 6 in Australia.
Longines, the Switzerland-based watchmaker, has joined Churchill Downs in a partnership through which Longines will become the official watch and timekeeper of Churchill and the Kentucky Derby.
The William Inglis & Son Easter yearling sale got off to a promising start, generating an average price of Aust$248,906 ($258,218 in U.S. funds), which was 12.9% above the comparable figure for 2010's entire auction.
Australian-based Black Caviar nosed out U.S. champion Blame as the top-rated horse in the world, based on World Thoroughbred Rankings from Oct. 1, 2010 through March 27, 2011.
Brereton Jones' homebred filly Biofuel, winner of four stakes at Woodbine in 2010, was named Canada's Horse of the Year April 1 during the Sovereign Awards presentations at Woodbine.
A colt from the first crop by Japanese stallion Pyro was foaled March 6 at Catesby Clay's Runnymede Farm near Paris. Ky.
Prince Sabo, the broodmare sire of grade I winner Stroll, was euthanized March 29 at Cheveley Park Stud near Newmarket, England, because of the infirmities of old age.
A Medaglia d'Oro colt became the highest-priced horse ever sold at the Goffs Kempton ready-to-run sale in England when he brought Â£130,000 ($208,001 in U.S. funds) March 29.
Zenyatta, last year's Horse of the Year for Jerry and Ann Moss, is no longer in foal.
The Tattersalls sales company in Newmarket, England, has launched Facebook and Twitter pages.
Twelve hours after the historic 1-2 finish by Japanese horses Victoire Pisa and Transcend in the Dubai World Cup defending champion Kinshasa no Kiseki captured the Takamatsunomiya Kinen at Hanshin Racecourse March 27.
There were tears of joy everywhere at Meydan Racecourse for earthquake ravaged Japan after Victoire Pisa scored a stunning upset over Transcend to give the nation a one-two finish in the $10 million Dubai World Cup.
Rewilding, a son of Tiger Hill, stormed down the center of the course to capture the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic Sponsored by China Guangsha (UAE-IT) at Meydan Racecourse March 26.
Presvis, by Sakhee, withstood the challenge of River Jetez to capture the Dubai Duty Free Sponsored by Dubai Duty Free (UAE-IT) March 26.
The Australian-bred son of Viscount overtook Euroears late to score the Golden Shaheen after finishing second in the race a year ago.
Magic Millions, acting as agent for a Western Australian client, purchased the 7-year-old daughter of Rory's Jester and the Umatilla mare Umatune for Aust$190,000 ($194,336 in U.S. funds).
The son of Jet Master rallied late to capture the five-furlong turf dash by a head over War Artist.
The daughter of Cape Cross nipped Master of Hounds by a nose at the wire, becoming the first filly to win the event.
The son of E Dubai rallied in the final strides to take the event by a determined half-length.
For the sixth consecutive year, HRTV will present live coverage of the March 26 Dubai World Cup, featuring the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), from Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates.
Arqana officials have created a new yearling sale for 2011 that will be held Nov. 15. It will follow the stores and horses in training portions of the November mixed sale that are set for Nov. 14.
The TVG network will provide coverage of the seven-race, $26 million Dubai World Cup program from the Meydan Racecourse and the $500,000 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III) from Turfway Park.
Sweet Ducky's performance in the UAE Derby (UAE-II) on March 26 will likely determine whether he runs in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), his trainer said.
A full field of 14 will go to the post in the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I) at Meydan Racecourse March 26.
Earthquake damage to Nakayama Racecourse has forced the rescheduling and relocation of Japan's first classic race, the Japanese 2000 Guineas (Jpn-I) to Tokyo Racecourse. The race will be run April 24 instead of April 17.
Six races worth a total of $16 million will be contested in the lead-up to the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I) on March 26 at Meydan Racecourse.
Fly Down, who placed in some of America's most prestigious races, including the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), may not return to the United States following the Dubai World Cup.
Alastair Donald and Ed Sackville have decided to leave Kern/Lillingston Bloodstock and have created the Sackville Donald bloodstock agency.
The Factor, who banked $180,000 for his gate-to-wire triumph in the $300,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park March 19, jumped into a tie for fifth position on the Kentucky Derby 137 Graded Stakes Earnings List.
The Maryland Jockey Club has chosen Mexico as the host nation of the 2011 International Pavilion at Pimlico for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 21.
Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov is working to complete a deal to buy Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) contender Gitano Hernando from Team Valor and Gary Barber.
The 14 horses ready to start in the $10-million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 26 are expected to make history as the highest earning field in racing history outside Japan.
Back in Dubai to defend his title in the $2-million Dubai Golden Shaheen, Kinsale King showed on his first return visit to the Meydan track that he has a new attitude.
Making his first 2011 foray to the Meydan all-weather track on March 19, three-time champion Gio Ponti bounced with contained energy as he jogged once around the about 1 1/8-mile oval.
Of all the 13 American-based horses that traveled to the $26-million Dubai World Cup program, Fly Down, Victor's Cry, Champ Pegasus and I Want Revenge are among those who are the most eye-catching.
The Japan Racing Association held its first races March 19 since the nation was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Thirteen American-trained horses were announced as likely starters in six races on the $26 million Dubai World Cup card to be held March 26 at Meydan Racecourse.
Regal State, whose son, Pleasantly Perfect, won the 2003 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), was euthanized March 18 at Robin F. Scully's Clovelly Farms near Lexington at age 28.
What is believed to be the only foal outside Japan by two-time Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Conduit was delivered Feb. 24 at Catesby Clay's Runnymede Farm near Paris, Ky.
E Dubai, who was relocated from Sheikh Mohammed's Darley near Lexington to Tarry Bratton's Ghost Ridge Farms near Felton, Pa., for the 2011 breeding season, will shuttle to La Mission in Argentina.
Four group races are affected by the cancellation. Racing will be held at Hanshin and Kokura racecourses.
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