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

  • Northerly Starts Comeback

    Champion Western Australian galloper Northerly took the first step in his comeback in Perth Sept. 11 with a brave fourth at his first race for more than a year.

  • Alinghi Pulls Upset in Ascot Vale Stakes

    Danehill produced two group III winners at Warwick Farm, where Unearthly surprisingly headed a 1-2 for the Dane's nemesis, Zabeel, in the Chelmsford Stakes (Aust-II). But the headline of Australian racing Sept. 4 was the stunning victory by Alinghi in the Ascot Vale Stakes (Aust-II) at Flemington.

  • Gary Stevens returned to USA in time to miss riding Grey Lilas to French Grade I victory in the Prix du Moulin.

    Stevens-Less Grey Lilas Wins Moulin for Fabre

    Gary Stevens says he's glad to be back in California, but had he remained in France, he could have given trainer Andre Fabre his first French group I win of the year when Grey Lilas claimed the one-mile Prix du Moulin (Fr-I) Sunday at Longchamp.

  • Tante Rose upset winner of Haydock Park's Sprint Cup.

    Tante Rose Pricks Somnus in Sprint Cup

    Taking on 18 opponents – the largest field in the history of Haydock Park's Sprint Cup (Eng-I) – surprising Tante Rose rallied from the back of the pack to overtake defending champion Somnus near the wire to win by a short head.

  • Lion Cavern Dies in Greece

    Lion Cavern, winner of the True North Handicap (gr. II) and a group III winner in Europe, died in Greece following a bout of colic, according to the <i>Racing Post</i>.

  • Jockey Gary Stevens set to make American return.

    Jockey Gary Stevens Returning From France

    Jockey Gary Stevens is returning to the U.S. from France, having given up his position as rider for the horses trained in by leading French conditioner Andre Fabre.

  • Melbourne Cup Sees Record Number of International Entries

    The 2004 Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aust-I) has attracted 295 entries with a record 55 international nominations. That number of international entries tops the 54 international horses that were nominated four years ago.

  • California OKs Import of Some Foreign Racing

    Legislation allowing California Thoroughbred or fair associations to distribute signals from Canada, Australia and Canada and accept wagering from facilities across the state was signed Aug. 17 by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

  • Albanova Takes Second German Group I

    British invader Albanova won her second group I in Germany in the past two weeks, taking the 1 1/2-mile Rheineland-Pokal der Stadtsparkasse Koln with a final 100-yard burst Sunday at Cologne.

  • Whipper Wins, Attraction Fades at Deauville

    A soft course at Deauville helped the Kentucky-bred 3-year-old Whipper win Sunday's Prix Jacques Le Marois (Fr-I) at the same time it extracted a promise from the connections of Attraction to never try that footing again.

  • Australia Champ Makes 3-year-old Debut

    Dance Hero (Danzero -- Gypsy Dancer), the wonder juvenile of last season, fresh from his Australian champion 2-year-old award Aug. 4 and Aug. 5 champion New South Wales title, steps out Saturday for his first racing assignment as a 3-year-old.

  • Lonhro Picks Up More Honors

    Newly-crowned Australian Horse-of-the-Year Lonhro (Octagonal -- Shadea, by Straight Strike) added another major award Aug. 5 at the New South Wales Racehorse Owners' Association Night Of Champions at Royal Randwick racecourse in Sydney.

  • Powerscourt Upset in German Group I

    Ferdinand Leve's German homebred Intendant successfully fended off the Irish invasion of Susan Magnier's Powerscourt with a well-timed closing kick to capture the Grosser Preis Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (Ger-I) at Munich Sunday.

  • 'Favourable' Finish in Nassau Stakes

    The finish came just in time for Gainsborough Farm homebred Favourable Terms and jockey Kieren Fallon, who held off a soaring Silence Is Golden by a short head for victory in the Vodafone Nassau Stakes (Eng-I) at Goodwood Saturday.

  • Tale of the Cat Filly Tops Inglis Mixed Auction in Australia

    Tale of Perfection, a 4-year-old filly by Tale of the Cat out of the stakes winning Vain mare Bank Burst, brought the top price of $52,000 (approximately $36,332 in U.S. funds) at the William Inglis & Son winter mixed sale in Sydney, Australia, on Friday.

  • High Chaparral To Miss Southern Hemisphere Season

    Without giving a specific reason, Coolmore announced High Chaparral had a "minor setback at the end of the recent breeding season" and will not shuttle to Australia as planned. The Southern Hemisphere breeding season begins Sept. 1.

  • Doyen's Status Soars with King George Win

    Godolphin's favored Doyen had too much finishing kick for his rivals in Saturday's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (Eng-I), pulling away in the final furlong for a polished three-length victory.

  • Breeders' Cup Could be in Ouija Board's Future

    Ouija Board, winner of the Irish Oaks Sunday to become the 10th filly to win both the English and Irish versions of the middle-distance classics, is being considered for a trip to Texas in October for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).

  • Jockeys, Trainers Charged by British Jockey Club

    The British Jockey Club has charged two jockeys, Gary Carter and Pat McCabe, and a trainer, Shaun Keightley, with holding horses back in flat races following investigations. The cases center on Christopher Coleman, a bettor and London tailor who was warned off for two years in January 2003.

  • Gone West Colt, Sekiguchi's Buys Top Japan Sale Session

    One day after paying a world-record price for a suckling or weanling sold at public auction, Japanese owner Fusao Sekiguchi went to â280 million ($2,592,593) to acquire a Gone West colt on the final day of the Japan Racing Horse Associations select foal sale at Northern Park on the island of Hokkaido.

  • Record-priced Dance in the Dark colt.

    Dance in the Dark Foal Brings Record Price

    Fusao Sekiguchi, who raced 2000 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Fusaichi Pegasus, paid a world-record price for a foal sold at public auction when he acquired a Dance in the Dark colt for ä490,000,000 ($4,537,037) during the first day of the Japan Racing Horse Association sale Monday.