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International Thoroughbred horse racing previews, recaps, video, sales and breeding

  • Robin Scully of Clovelly Farms Dies

    Robin Scully, prominent Thoroughbred breeder and owner, died in his sleep July 12 at his home, Abbottswood, in the village of Stow-on-the-Wold, in the English Cotswolds. He was 89 years old.

  • Flintshire dominates the Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2632644741&k=d2c5n2K">Order This Photo</a>

    Flintshire On Target in Grand Prix de Paris

    Juddmonte Farms' progressive Flintshire was a convincing winner of the Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris (Fr-I) July 13 at Longchamp while becoming a horse to watch for the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I).

  • South African Champion Upset in Final Start

    South Africa's reigning champion sprinter What A Winter was shockingly defeated in the final start of his illustrious career, finishing third in the Mercury Sprint (SAf-I) July 13 at Clairwood Park.

  • Lethal Force Speeds to Record in July Cup

    Lethal Force made all the pace and won the Darley July Cup (Eng-I) in course record time July 13 at Newmarket, stamping himself as Europe's top sprinter in the July Festival's marquee race.

  • The top-priced horse on closing day was 2-year-old No Such Zone.

    Market Demand Drives Tattersalls July Gains

    Eight horses sold for six figures at the Tattersalls July mixed sale, which ended its three-day run July 12 with advances for all major indicators and an 86.4% clearance rate that signified strong demand.

  • Elusive Kate Wins Falmouth 'Fair and Square'

    Elusive Kate dueled favorite Sky Lantern from the start in the Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes (Eng-I) July 12 at Newmarket and prevailed by a neck over Great Britain's top 3-year-old filly after a stewards' inquiry.

  • 2013 Irish Derby winner Trading Leather<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2610818081&k=tDZHBJ7">Order This Photo</a>

    Mahubah's Corner: Jim Bolger

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Jim Bolger could be thought of as the 'little giant' in the Irish arena, given the magnitude of what he has accomplished while operating on a small scale.

  • Russian President's Cup Won by Son of Pulpit

    With Russian President Vladimir Putin and other dignitaries from the Gas Exporting Countries' Forum in attendance July 1, American-bred horses ran first and second in the President's Cup at the Central Moscow Hippodrome.

  • Undefeated Champion and Sire Fasliyev Dies

    Fasliyev, European champion 2-year-old and sire of five champions and 32 graded stakes winners, died July 8 at Yushun Stallion Company in Japan. He was 16.

  • Licensing Hearing for Godolphin's Appleby

    Charlie Appleby is scheduled to meet with the British Horseracing Authority's Licensing Committee July 10 in pursuit of his trainer's certificate. Godolphin has pegged him to take over training at its Moulton Paddocks.

  • Danzig

    Pedigree Analysis - The King of Royal Ascot

    by John P. Sparkman<br />Danzig proved himself a sire of sires, and his greatest influence has been abroad instead of in the country of his birth, and that influence has rarely been more evident than at Royal Ascot in 2013.

  • Hip 338 was the Japan Racing Horse Association&#39;s foal session sale topper.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2624590598&amp;k=NW3skJM&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Azeri Foal by Deep Impact Tops JRHA Sale

    A Deep Impact colt out of U.S. Horse of the Year Azeri topped the Japan Racing Horse Association's foal session at 240,000,000 ($2,374,011 in U.S. funds) July 9 at Northern Horse Park in Hokkaido.

  • Go Blue Or Go Home wins the Highlander Stakes.

    Hills, Baker Double Up in Highlander Score

    Susan and Jim Hill take Woodbine's Highlander Stakes Presented by Pizzaville (Can-III) just two races after winning the Dance Smartly Stakes (Can-II) with Solid Appeal. Their Go Blue Or Go Home covers six furlongs in 1:10.46.

  • Forte De Marmi wins the Singspiel Stakes.

    Forte Dei Marmi Splashes Home in Singspiel

    The conditions at rainy and foggy Woodbine for the Singspiel Stakes (Can-IIIT) were miserable for all except Forte Dei Marmi, who gave trainer Roger Attfield his fifth consecutive win in the race July 6.

  • Solid Appeal wins the Dance Smartly Stakes.

    Solid Appeal Cruises in Dance Smartly

    Susan and Jim Hill's Solid Appeal, a 4-year-old daughter of Successful Appeal, knocked down her second straight grade II Canadian stakes, winning the Dance Smartly Stakes at Woodbine July 7 by two lengths.

  • Lucky Speed Wins German Derby in a Close One

    Stall Hornoldendorf's Lucky Speed asserted himself nearing the finish line in the Sparda Deutsches Derby (Ger-I), or German Derby, and delivered trainer Peter Schiergen a fourth win in the classic July 7 at Hamburg.

  • Something Extra takes on 12 in the Highlander Stakes.

    Something Extra Heads Highlander Field

    Two-time Connaught Cup victor Something Extra heads the $200,000 Highlander Stakes July 7 at Woodbine and is the 2-1 favorite on the morning line for a 13-horse field that includes grade I winner Next Question.

  • Delegation wins the Dominion Day Stakes in record time.

    Record Setting Romp for Delegation

    Delegation set the pace and never let up, taking the 61st running of the $150,000 Dominion Day Stakes (gr. III) in record time at Woodbine on the July 1 Canada Day card.

  • Havana Gold wins the Prix Jean Prat.
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    Hannon Strikes with Havana Gold in Jean Prat

    British raider Havana Gold fired off his first top-level win in the Prix Jean Prat (Fr-I) June 30 at Chantilly while French classic winner Style Vendome finished unplaced in the one-mile race for 3-year-olds.

  • Trading Leather comes home strong to win the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2604586004&amp;k=Qm5sS3C&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Trading Leather Wins Irish Derby; Ruler Flops

    Jim Bolger enjoyed another major coup for his racing and breeding operation when Trading Leather won the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) June 29 as Epsom Derby (Eng-I) winner Ruler of The World dramatically fizzled.

  • 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.