International

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

  • Alice Springs wins the 2016 Matron Stakes in England

    Alice Springs Earns Breeders' Cup Return

    Alice Springs could be Breeders' Cup-bound again via the Oct. 15 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) after winning the Sept. 10 Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes (Ire-I) with a powerful rally under Ryan Moore.

  • Owner Robert Masterson

    Masterson Realizes Uniqueness of Tepin

    Robert Masterson has never had a horse like Tepin, the superstar mare who will carry his colors in next Saturday’s $1 million Grade 1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile while seeking her eighth consecutive victory for trainer Mark Casse.

  • Christophe Soumillon celebrates after winning the Irish Champion Stakes aboard Almanzor

    Almanzor Thrives in Irish Champion Stakes

    Travel proved no problem for French classic winner Almanzor, as he finished well to secure a three-quarter-length victory over top filly Found in a particularly strong edition of the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) Sept. 10 at Leopardstown.

  • Palentino upsets Black Heart Bart in the Makybe Diva Stakes

    Astern, Palentino Score in Australia Races

    In Australia's biggest races Sept. 10, Astern secured the first group I win of his career in the Golden Rose Stakes (Aus-I) at Rosehill while Palentino upset stablemate Black Heart Bart in the Makybe Diva Stakes (Aus-I) at Flemington.

  • Trainer John Gosden

    Gosden: 'Staying Races Are So Important'

    British trainer John Gosden emphasized the importance of staying races during a Sept. 5 luncheon ahead of the Ladbrokes St. Leger (gr. I), the world's oldest classic run at an extended 1 3/4 miles, Sept. 10 at Doncaster.

  • KY-Bred Red Verdon Aimed for St. Leger

    Trainer Ed Dunlop is hoping the extended 1 3/4 miles of the Ladbrokes St Leger (Eng-I) will play to the strengths of Red Verdon Sept. 10 at Doncaster in the world's oldest classic, for which Idaho is the early favorite.

  • Iquitos, with Ian Ferguson up, wins the Grosse Preis von Baden Sept. 4, 2016 at Baden-Baden, Iffezheim, Germany.

    Iquitos Strong Winner of GP von Baden

    Stall Mulligan's Iquitos kicked away from last to win the Longines Grosser Preis von Baden (Ger-I), Germany's top race, soundly defeating good filly Nightflower amidst a downpour.

  • Sea The Stars filly, BBAG sale topper

    Sea The Stars Filly Leads BBAG Premier Sale

    An Irish-bred filly by Sea The Stars was the best seller at the BBAG premier yearling sale Sept. 2 in Germany, bringing €500,000 ($559,900) from South Africa's leading owner, Mayfair Speculators, along with Peter and Ross Doyle.

  • Dylan Mouth

    Dylan Mouth, Nightflower Set for GP von Baden

    Dylan Mouth will likely start as the favorite in the $270,271 Grosser Preis von Baden (Ger-I) Sept. 4 at Baden-Baden but he will be up against a pair of capable fillies in Serienholde and Nightflower among a competitive field of 11.

  • Two Fillies Share Top Price at CTHS Sale

    Fillies by Silent Name and Justin Phillip shared top price of CAN$95,000 ($72,485) during the Sept. 1 Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society Ontario Division Canadian preferred yearling sale.

  • War Front at Claiborne Farm

    War Front Gets 50th Black-Type Winner

    Central Kentucky sire War Front, currently the leading sire of juveniles in England and Ireland, and second on the U.S. list, got his 50th black-type winner Aug. 31 when Intelligence Cross captured the Round Tower Stakes (Ire-III) at the Curragh.

  • Newmarket

    British Races to Support Small Breeders

    The Thoroughbred Breeders Association in Great Britain, in conjunction with racecourses and the British Horse Racing Authority, will be piloting two races in September of 2016 to support small breeders.

  • Postponed wins Juddmonte International Aug. 17 at York

    Postponed Could Try BC Turf After Arc

    Postponed could be bound for the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park should he emerge in good order from a planned run in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) Oct 2 at Chantilly.

  • Dark Angel Offspring in Demand at Goffs UK

    Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Estate continued its summer shopping on opening day of the Goffs UK premier yearling sale Aug. 23, buying 12 lots, including a Dark Angel colt who was the day's top-price at £250,000 ($329,759).

  • Camp Creek wins Breeders' Stakes Aug. 21 at Woodbine

    Camp Creek Posts Upset in Breeders' Stakes

    Hillsbrook Farms' homebred Camp Creek, supplemented for $12,500 off of his maiden victory, rallied from well off the pace to upset the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes for 3-year-old Canadian-breds Aug. 21 at Woodbine.

  • Ready Intaglio wins Aug. 20 Canadian Derby

    Ready Intaglio Captures Canadian Derby

    Robbin Martens' Ready Itaglio, a 3-year-old Kentucky-bred by Indygo Shiner, rallied from next-to-last in a 12-horse field to win the $150,000 Canadian Derby (Can-III) Aug. 20 at Northlands Park in Alberta.

  • China Horse Club Stages Mongolia Race Meet

    The China Horse Club staged four competitive races Aug. 22 at Yiqi Race Course in Ordos, Inner Monoglia, in China, and event founder Teo Ah King described the day as "the fulfillment we have promised our members."

  • Mecca's Angel rolls to victory in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes

    'Angel' Dominates for Second Nunthorpe Win

    Mecca's Angel blistered to her second successive win the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I) at York, easily dispatching favorite Limato for a clear win in near course-record time Aug. 19.

  • Conquest Daddyo gallops Aug. 18 at Woodbine

    Casse Targets Third Leg of Canadian Crown

    If trainer Mark Casse has his way, there will be different winners of each of the three legs of the Canadian Triple Crown, which concludes Aug. 21 with the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine.

  • Seventh Heaven and Colm O'Donoghue take the Yorkshire Oaks.

    Seventh Heaven Floats to Yorkshire Oaks Win

    A furlong from the wire the Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-I) appeared to be anyone's race, but that's when Seventh Heaven unleashed a late run none of her 11 filly and mare rivals could match as she registered a 2 3/4-length victory.

  • Postponed takes the Juddmonte International

    Postponed Returns With Another Top-Level Win

    For a race that saw no order change in the top two finishers after a decisive move at the top of the stretch, Postponed's victory in the £546,542.62 ($710,505) Juddmonte International (Eng-I) supplied a heaping dose of late intrigue.

  • Session-topping Acclamation filly

    Acclamation Filly Tops Final Day at Arqana

    Trainer Jean-Claude Rouget's outstanding season looks likely to have spawned several new relationships, judging by the action during a lively Part II of the Arqana August yearling sale Aug. 16 in Deauville.

  • Postponed wins the Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan Racecourse on March 26, 2016.

    Postponed, Hawkbill Bring Win Streaks to York

    A top-flight field of 13, led by group I winners Postponed, Highland Reel, and Hawkbill, has been entered for the $1.25 million Juddmonte International (Eng-I) Aug. 17, opening day of the prestigious Ebor Festival at York.

  • Lady Aurelia, in France Aug. 15.

    Caravaggio to Bypass Showdown With 'Lady'

    A showdown between Scat Daddy's star juveniles Caravaggio and Lady Aurelia in the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) Aug. 21 at Deauville will likely not take place as Caravaggio is being aimed instead toward a race in September, Racing Post reports.

  • Jockey Michelle Payne on Prince of Penzance following their 2015 Melbourne Cup win.

    Australian Jockey Payne Offered BC Mount

    Jockey Michelle Payne, who made history by becoming the first woman to win the Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) last year, has been offered the mount on Azkadellia for the Breeders' Cup Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park.