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  • Robust Final Session Buoys Goffs Foal Sale

    A Rip Van Winkle half brother to Irish classic-winning filly Just The Judge topped the Goffs November foal sale when selling for 420,000 ($566,061 in United States funds) at the final session Nov. 21.

  • Tosen Ra wins The Mile Championship at Kyoto Racecourse, Japan.

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    Take Reaches 100th Group I Win on Tosen Ra

    Yutaka Take became Japan's first jockey to win 100 grade or group I races when he guided Tosen Ra to victory in the Mile Championship (Jpn-I) Nov. 17 at Kyoto.

  • Costa Viva Wins New Zealand Thousand Guineas

    Costa Viva turned the tables on luckless favorite Bounding with a three-quarter-length win in the New Zealand Bloodstock One Thousand Guineas (NZ-I) Nov. 16 at Riccarton Park.

  • Badge of Silver Moves to Canada

    In a joint venture between Colebrook Farms and the Badge of Silver Syndicate, Badge of Silver (Silver Deputy--Silveroo, by Silver Hawk) will stand the 2014 season at John Burness' Colebrook Farms near Uxbridge, Ontario.

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    Arc Winner Treve is Cartier Horse of the Year

    Two Breeders' Cup World Championships winners, two trainers from the iconic Head family, and a filly owned by Her Majesty The Queen were among the honorees Nov. 12 when the 23rd annual Cartier Racing Awards were presented.

  • Meisho Mambo wins the QE II Cup.
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    Rallying Meisho Mambo Takes Japan's QE II Cup

    Dual classic winner Meisho Mambo handled her first test against older fillies and mares handily and scored her third group I win of the year in the Queen Elizabeth II Cup Nov. 10 in the rain at Kyoto.

  • Boban, Buffering Close Melbourne Carnival

    Boban captured the Emirates Stakes (Aus-I) and fan favorite Buffering took the VRC Sprint Classic (Aus-I) Nov. 9, the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington.

  • Prince Gibraltar and Christophe Soumillon come through the rain to win the Criterium de Saint-Cloud.<br><a target="blank" href="!i=2894346120&k=LkgTQpw">Order This Photo</a>

    Tactics Help Prince Gibraltar in Criterium

    Under a clever ride by Christophe Soumillon, Prince Gibraltar romped to a stylish victory in the Criterium de Saint-Cloud (Fr-I) Nov. 9, bringing the curtain down on the season's group I racing in Europe.

  • Kirramosa Takes Crown Oaks Thriller

    New Zealand-bred Kirramosa prevailed in a three-horse fight to the finish in the Crown Oaks (Aus-I) Nov. 7 at Flemington.

  • Ron the Greek won the 2013 Jockey Club Gold Cup. <br><a target="blank" href="!i=2796781069&k=Cq84g9j">Order This Photo</a>

    Ron the Greek Sold to Overseas Interests

    Multiple grade I winner Ron the Greek, who blew away the field by 6 3/4 lengths in the Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational Stakes (gr. I) in his most recent start, has been sold to an undisclosed buyer overseas.

  • Fiorente wins the Melbourne Cup.
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    Fiorente Wins Melbourne Cup Over Red Cadeaux

    Gai Waterhouse, Australia's first lady of racing, enjoyed her first victory in the nation's most famous race when Fiorente took the Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) from Red Cadeaux in a thriller at Flemington Nov. 5.

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    Dank Delivers in BC Filly & Mare Turf

    Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) winner Dank delivered as the 3-5 favorite in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park, stringing together back-to-back grade I scores on the American lawn.

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    Field Falls to London Bridge in BC Marathon

    British raider London Bridge won the 2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships opener, mowing down the weakening leaders in the final sixteenth of a mile to take the $500,000 Marathon (gr. II) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Pair Tie for Top Price at Tattersalls Sale

    Tattersalls wrapped its Autumn horses in training sale Oct. 31 in Newmarket, led by a pair of horses each sold for the overall highest price of 380,000 guineas ($640,273 in United States funds).

  • Hard Spun to Darley Japan for 2014

    Hard Spun, a grade I winner and sire of many top-class racehorses, including 2012 champion 3-year-old filly Questing, will stand the 2014 breeding season at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley stud in Japan.

  • 2012 Breeders' Cup Turf winner Little Mike is back to try again.<br><a target="blank" href="!i=2194159033&k=zwgxjfH">Order This Photo</a>

    Little Mike Among American Chances in Turf

    Little Mike, back on the beam after a slow start to the 2013 campaign, is set to defend his title against a solid field of domestic and foreign entrants in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 2.

  • Joshua Tree wins the Canadian International.

    Record Win for Joshua Tree in International

    Joshua Tree, winless so far in 2013, captured the prestigious Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT) for a record third time with a patient ride from jockey Ryan Moore on a yielding turf course Oct. 27 at Woodbine.

  • Tannery wins the E.P. Taylor Stakes.

    Late-Running Tannery Takes E.P. Taylor Stakes

    Favored Tannery, overcoming her far outside post, rallied from last to capture the E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) by the skin of her teeth in a head-and-head battle with French invader Fitful Skies at Woodbine Oct. 27.

  • Tac de Boistron, Charity Line Win in Europe

    Tac de Boistron delivered a career-best effort for an authoritative five-length win in the Prix Royal-Oak (Fr-I, French St. Leger) Oct. 27 at Longchamp.

  • Just a Way wins the Tenno Sho.
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    Just a Way Devastates Tenno Sho Field

    Just a Way unleashed an explosive burst of speed 400 meters out and romped away to win the Tenno Sho (Autumn) (Jpn-I) Oct. 27, overwhelming Japan's reigning Horse of the Year Gentildonna and last year's winner, Eishin Flash.

  • Kingston Hill streaks away from the field to win the Racing Post Trophy. <br><a target="blank" href="!i=2860553390&k=J4w9Bh9">Order This Photo</a>

    Kingston Hill Clear Racing Post Trophy Winner

    Paul Smith's unbeaten Kingston Hill will be a horse to watch for next season's classics after trouncing the field in the Racing Post Trophy (Eng-I) Oct. 26 at Doncaster.

  • Maiden Shamus Award Pulls Cox Plate Shocker

    Front-running maiden Shamus Award and apprentice jockey Chad Schofield stole Australia's weight-for-age championship in scintillating style Oct. 26 at Moonee Valley.