California Memory tuned up for his repeat bid for the Hong Kong Cup (HK-I) next month with a game victory in the Longines Jockey Club Cup (HK-II) on Nov. 18 at Sha Tin.
Sadamu Patek held back determined favorite Grand Prix Boss and captured the Mile Championship (Jpn-I) on Nov. 18 at Kyoto for a breakthrough win at the top level.
The demand for quality bloodstock was in full force at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, but the middle and lower markets were soft.
Familiar rivals Strong Return and Grand Prix Boss are among the early favorites for the $2,401,686 Mile Championship (Jpn-I) at Kyoto Nov. 18.
Loch Garman is the second group I-winning juvenile sired by Teofilo, European champion juvenile male in 2006.
The Borges Torrealba family, among the leading buyers at the current Keeneland November breeding stock sale, has entered into a partnership with Three Chimneys Farm of Midway, Ky.
Spendthrift Farm leaves its stud fees unchanged in Kentucky and regional markets. The farm has 11 stallions in Kentucky and others at Park Stud (Ontario), Keane Stud (N.Y.), and Elite Thoroughbreds (La.)
Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will prep for the 2013 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) with a start in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT) Feb. 9.
Frankel, the Cartier Horse of the Year for this year and last, will begin his stallion career at Khalid Abdullah's Banstead Manor Stud near Newmarket, England, for a fee of 125,000 pounds.
Giant's Causeway, who stands at John Magnier and partners' Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., will stand in 2013 for $85,000.
Ceremony participants and an invited audience of 300 celebrated the racing career of Frankel, who joins Ouija Board (2004 and 2006) as the only two-time Cartier Horse of the Year winner.
Frankie Dettori, whose nearly two-decade association with Godolphin Racing recently came to an end, is set to face a France Galop inquiry next week after returning a positive drug test in mid-September at Longchamp.
Bernardini, the leading third-crop sire by 2012 progeny earnings, will stand in 2013 for the same $150,000 fee that he stood for in 2012.
An exciting rematch between Japanese superstar Orfevre and French filly Solemia is set for the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) Nov. 25, according to reports.
Rainbow Dahlia won the Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup-Diamond Jubilee (Jpn-I) on Nov. 11 at Kyoto, narrowly denying three-time Japan filly Triple Crown runner-up Verxina a breakthrough win.
Morandi handled his debut at the group I level with ease Nov. 10, scoring an open-length victory in France's Criterium de Saint-Cloud for 2-year-olds, Europe's final group I race of the season.
Holding the rare distinction as runner-up in all three jewels of Japan's Triple Crown for fillies, Verxina will try for a break through in the Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup (Jpn-I) Nov. 11 at Kyoto.
Nominations for the Cartier Horse of the Year and seven other divisions were released Nov. 9 for the awards, which will be presented during a Nov. 13 ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London.
Frankel, the world's highest-rated racehorse, left training Nov. 8 to return to his birthplace, Khalid Abdullah's Banstead Manor Stud, near Newmarket, England, where he will start a new career as a stallion.
South African sale executive Robin Bruss introduces his growing market to the world. read blog
The Criterium de Saint-Cloud (Fr-I) for 2-year-olds shaped up as an intriguing event when two promising colts were supplemented to Europe's final top-level race of the season, to be run Nov. 10.
Green Moon upstaged the two most recent winners of the Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) when he captured this year's edition of "the race that stops a nation" Nov. 6 at Flemington Racecourse.
Distorted Humor, last year's leading sire by progeny earnings, will stand in 2013 for the same $100,000 fee that he stood for in 2012
A montage of Melbourne Cup trainers gives you their top three picks and other tid-bits about the big race! watch video
Trainer Saeed Bin Suroor reflects on his horse Calvaryman's draw for the 2012 Melbourne Cup in Australia. Calvaryman will be one of jockey Frankie Dettori's last mounts for Godolphin in Australia. watch video
Lane's End stallion Smart Strike, a two-time leading sire, will stand in 2013 for $85,000, the same fee he stood for in 2012.
Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner and Eclipse Award winner Hansen has been purchased to stand at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.
World traveler Rhythm of Light, coming off a group II win in Turkey, turned in an explosive stretch run to capture the $150,000 Goldikova Stakes (gr. IIT) on closing day of the fall meet at Santa Anita Park Nov. 4.
Major sire Speightstown is recovering well after undergoing colic surgery for a nephrosplenic entrapment Saturday morning at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington.
Godolphin Racing's Hunter's Light and jockey Silvestre De Sousa notched breakthrough wins at the highest level on Nov. 4 when partnering for a victory in the Premio Roma GBI Racing (Ity-I) at Capannelle Racecourse in Rome.
A competitive field of 24 is set for the Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aus-I), including the event's two most recent winners, French stayers Americain and Dunaden, who will square off in Australia's greatest race Nov. 6.
Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien won his first Breeders' Cup World Championships race of the weekend when George Vancouver made a great kick in midstretch to take the $1 million Juvenile Turf by 1 1/4 lengths.
Almudena will become the first Peruvian-bred Breeders' Cup World Championships starter in the Nov. 2 Marathon (gr. II).
Having cleared quarantine, Aidan O'Brien's powerful string of Breeders' Cup contenders took to the oval with the other Europeans at Santa Anita Park for the first time to stretch their legs the morning of Nov. 1.
With co-owner Derrick Smith looking on, Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien sent out Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) hopefuls St Nicholas Abbey and Treasure Beach for a gallop at Santa Anita Nov. 1.
Loch Garman scored a last-gasp victory in the Criterium International (Fr-I) Nov. 1 at Saint-Cloud, coming from near the back of the field to catch pacesetter Anna's Pearl in the final strides for a half-length win.
Trainer Luca Cumani talks about Quest for Peace and Mount Athos. Watch Video
Despite poor visibility trackside due to fog, several European Breeders' Cup contenders managed their morning outings on both turf and dirt at Santa Anita Park Oct. 31.
European Breeders' Cup contenders including Filly & Mare Turf favorite The Fugue gallop on the turf course at Santa Anita Oct. 31. Watch Video
European Breeders' Cup contenders leave quarantine Oct. 31 at Santa Anita. Watch Video
Freddie Head, who won the Breeders' Cup Mile three times with Goldikova, talks about 2012 contender Moonlight Cloud, a filly running against the boys. Watch Video
Cutting the number of Thoroughbred race dates in Ontario and reducing purses are some of the recommendations put forth by the government commissioned Horse Racing Transition Panel in a final report released Oct. 30.
The final shipment of European Breeders' Cup runners arrived at the quarantine barn at Santa Anita Park late the evening of Oct. 29, while others who had arrived earlier took to the track for the first time Oct. 30.
The Criterium International (Fr-I) for 2-year-olds on Nov. 1 at Saint-Cloud attracted six entrants, among them a pair of familiar rivals in Pearl Flute and Us Law, both group III winners.
Trainer Con Karakatsanis talks about Howmuchdoyouloveme. Watch Video
Owner Anthony Mithen talks about Winchester and the Melbourne Cup. Watch Video
Trainer Gai Waterhouse talks about her plethora of horses running during Melbourne Cup weekend. Watch Video
Nathaniel, the emphatic winner of last year's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I) and this year's Eclipse Stakes (Eng-I), has been retired and is to be syndicated at stud.
Favored Nipissing remained unbeaten in three starts when she ran down outsider Strut the Course in the last few strides to capture the $251,525 Princess Elizabeth Stakes by half a length at Woodbine Oct. 28.
German-trained Sortilege halted the 2012 unbeaten steak of Cherry Collect Oct. 28, holding back the dual Italian classic winner to win the Premio Lydia Tesio Longines (Ity-I) at Capanelle Racecourse in Rome.
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