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

  • Limato at Santa Anita Nov. 1

    Limato Aims for Breeders' Cup Mile

    In one of the most intriguing races of the Breeders' Cup World Championships, a stellar cast has assembled for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), topped by the queen of American turf, Tepin, whose best effort wins the race.

  • Maurice after winning his fifth grade I in the Tenno Sho (Autumn)

    Maurice Bests Field of Fifteen in Tenno Sho

    In front of a huge Tokyo crowd, Japan's 2015 Horse of the Year Maurice surged to a clear victory over Dubai Turf Sponsored by DP World (UAE-I) winner Real Steel in the Oct. 29 Autumn Tenno Sho (The Emperor's Cup, Jpn-I).

  • Sidney's Candy to Remain in Argentina

    Grade I winner Sidney's Candy, who has stood at WinStar Farm since 2012, will take up permanent residence at Ricardo Benedicto's Haras La Pasion in Argentina where he will stand during the Southern Hemisphere breeding season. 

  • Miesque, with Freddy Head up, wins 1988 Breeders' Cup Mile at Churchill Downs.

    A Look Back: Miesque's Second Mile Victory

    This week is a recap of the 1988 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs, written by Kimberly Herbert with the headline "Mile After Mile" from the 1988 BloodHorse Breeders' Cup special issue.

  • Drosselmeyer to Remain in Brazil

    Drosselmeyer, one of only eight horses to win an American classic and the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), has been purchased by Stud TNT and will remain in Brazil to stand stud.

  • Found wins the 2016 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

    Arc Winner Found Could Run in BC Classic

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien said Oct. 23 that Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Found could make her first start on dirt against the likes of California Chrome, Arrogate, and Frosted in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • Winx distances her Cox Plate rivals

    Winx Easily Wins Second Straight Cox Plate

    As if winning 13 straight group stakes was not enough, super mare Winx delivered the most dominating victory of her career Oct. 21 in winning the W.S. Cox Plate Stakes (Aus-I) for a second straight year.

  • Record Gross, Average Increase at Arqana Sale

    Topped by two colts selling for €260,000 (about $285,644 in U.S. currency) each, the Arqana yearling sale got underway Oct. 18 in Deauville, France with record gross and a double-digit increase in average price.

  • Jockey Luis Contreras guides Calgary Cat to victory (red and black silks) in the $300,000 dollar Nearctic Stakes at Woodbine

    Calgary Cat Up Late for Nearctic Surprise

    Former Canadian champion sprinter Calgary Cat stormed wide down the stretch and won in a tight finish over Stacked Deck and Conquest Enforcer in the $300,000 Nearctic Stakes (Can-IIT) Oct. 16 at Woodbine.

  • Vivlos, following her classic success in the 2016 Shuka Sho Oct. 16 at Kyoto

    Vivlos Accelerates to Shuka Sho Win

    Coming into her own over the summer, Vivlos struck for a classic victory Oct. 16 when taking the Shuka Sho (Jpn-I), the third jewel in Japan's Triple Crown for fillies, at Kyoto.

  • Jameka wins the 2016 Caulfield Cup

    Jameka Defeats Males in Caulfield Cup

    Stout-hearted filly Jameka made a powerful and sustained rally down the stretch to win the Aus$3 million Caulfield Cup (Aus-I) by three lengths over males Oct. 15, stamping herself as a horse to watch for the Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) next month.

  • Almanzor leads the way in the QIPCO Champion Stakes

    Almanzor Handles Found in Champion Stakes

    French Derby (Fr-I) winner Almanzor for a second straight time got the best of Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Found, winning the £1.3 million QIPCO Champion Stakes (Eng-I), the centerpiece of QIPCO British Champions Day Oct. 15 at Ascot.

  • Minding takes the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes

    Minding Tallies Seventh GI in QE II Stakes

    Filly phenom Minding tallied a seventh top-level win Oct. 15 when holding off Ribchester by a half length in the £1.2 million Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) on British Champions Day at Ascot.

  • Lot 1642, a colt by Lethal Force, brought 38,000 guineas

    Successful Tattersalls Sale Wraps Up

    A memorable Tattersalls October Sale came to a close in Newmarket Oct. 14 following two weeks of competitive trade that yielded record turnover.

  • Rainha Da Bateria

    Top Fillies Square Off in E.P. Taylor

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien goes after another grade/group I win Oct. 16 in Woodbine's E.P. Taylor Presented by HPIBet (Can-IT) with Best In The World (by Galileo). The 3-year-old filly catches a pair of runners each from Chad Brown and Bill Mott.

  • Full Mast in September at Woodbine.

    Full Mast Back to Sprinting in Nearctic

    After racing well but failing to register a win in three turf races of one mile or longer, group III winner Full Mast will return to sprinting Sunday, Oct. 16 in the $300,000 Nearctic Stakes (Can-IIIT) at Woodbine.

  • A son of Kodiac brought 200,000 guineas Oct. 13

    Kodiac Colt Sets Tattersalls Book 3 Record

    A son of Kodiac lit up the first installment of Tattersalls October sale Book 3 Oct. 13, bringing a sale record of 200,000 guineas ($257,103), a figure that eclipsed the previous mark of 115,000 guineas ($147,835).

  • Session-topping Dubawi colt at Tattersalls

    Dubawi Tops Again at Tattersalls

    Dubawi had just the one representative in Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale, and demand for the sire's progeny remained high.

  • Found after last year's Breeders' Cup Turf

    Found Seeks to Build on Success in Champion

    After breaking a string of runner-up finishes in most spectacular fashion, Found (IRE) will try for a second straight group I win Oct. 15, when she faces up to 18 rivals in the $1,586,000 QIPCO Champion Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot.

  • Successful Irish Sire Marju Dies at Age 28

    Successful Irish stallion Marju, sire of five-time group I winner Soviet Song and Hong Kong Horses of the Year Viva Pataca and Indigenous among 68 stakes winners, has died at the age of 28, Derrinstown Stud announced Oct. 11. 

  • John Ferguson

    Ferguson Digs Deep for Vale of York Sibling

    There was a sense of deja vu during Day 2 of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale Oct. 11 as Godolphin's John Ferguson, who parted with just under 14 million guineas during Book 1, bought the top lot, a son of Kodiac at 380,000 guineas.

  • The Pizza Man Aims for Second Woodbine GI Win

    Fresh off an impressive effort in the Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (Can-I) at Woodbine, 7-year-old The Pizza Man seeks back-to-back grade I scores, this time in $1 million Pattison Canadian International Oct. 16 at the Toronto racetrack.

  • Golden Hawk wins the 2016 Grey Stakes

    Golden Hawk Lands Woodbine's Grey Stakes

    Live Oak Plantation's homebred Golden Hawk remained undefeated in two starts and completed a sweep of Woodbine's 2-year-old stakes this weekend for trainer Mark Casse with a win in the Grey Stakes (Can-III) Oct. 9.

  • Churchill comes home strong to win the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes

    Churchill Comes Through for Dewhurst Win

    Coolmore and partners' Churchill extended his win streak to five Oct. 8 in the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (Eng-I) for 2-year-olds at Newmarket as Aidan O'Brien-trained runners again dominated the finish in another top race.

  • Winx wins the 2016 Caulfield Stakes

    Winx Easily Extends Win Streak to 12

    Australia's newly minted Horse of the Year Winx heads to the W.S. Cox Plate (Aus-I) later this month after vanquishing just two opponents in the Caulfield Stakes (Aus-I) Oct. 8 for her 12th consecutive victory.