International

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

  • Brazilian Champ Juno Pointing to Del Mar

    Richard Mandella would have run Team Valor International's Juno (Brz) on the Santa Anita Park turf in her first U.S. start if the Southern California track hadn't ripped up the grass course earlier in June.

  • Minding Coasts Clear in Pretty Polly

    Coolmore and partners' dual English classic winner Minding ran down pacesetter Bocca Baciata and scored a easy win in the Sea The Stars Pretty Polly Stakes (Ire-I) June 26 at the Curragh.

  • Marialite wins the Takarazuka Kinen

    Marialite Upsets Favorites at Hanshin

    U. Carrot Farm's Marialite upstaged heavy favorite Duramente and became just the third female to capture the Japan Racing Association's spring all-star race, the Takarazuka Kinen (Jpn-I), June 26 at Hanshin Racecourse.

  • Aidan O'Brien

    Europeans Set for Belmont Derby, Oaks

    Thoroughbreds from Ireland, Great Britain, and France will be traveling to Belmont Park to face some of the top 3-year-old turf colts and fillies in the United States in the Belmont Derby (gr. IT) and the Belmont Oaks (gr. IT) July 9.

  •  Harzand (left) fights off Idaho to win the Irish Derby.

    Harzand Completes Derby Double at Curragh

    Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-l) winner Harzand saw off a strong challenge from Idaho in the final furlong to seal a classic double in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) June 25 at the Curragh.

  • BHA Working on Strategies After 'Brexit' Vote

    Following the June 23 referendum in which Great Britain voted to leave the European Union, stakeholders in the Thoroughbred industry are working to ensure its interests are represented as the nation enters a time of transition and uncertainty.

  • Us Army Ranger

    'Ranger' Tops O'Brien's Irish Derby Foursome

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien looks to have four runners for the Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I), with Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I) second- and third-place finishers Us Army Ranger and Idaho spearheading the quartet for the classic June 25 at the Curragh.

  • Twilight Son Prevails in 'Jubilee' Thriller

    Twilight Son was all out to prevail in a tight five-horse finish June 18 in the Diamond Jubilee (Eng-I), the closing day feature at Royal Ascot while last year's winner Undrafted was unplaced.

  • Qemah wins Coronation Stakes June 17 at Ascot.

    Qemah Gives Rouget Second Straight Coronation

    After earning a classic placing in her previous start in France, Al Shaqab Racing's Qemah would not be denied June 17 as she powered home in the final furlong of the £226,840 Coronation Stakes (Eng-I) to score a 1 3/4-length victory.

  • Woodbine's new Tapeta surface was developed by trainer Michael Dickinson

    Woodbine Planning for Development

    Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) announced June 16 that it has selected SWA Group, a leading landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm, to create a master plan to guide overall development and expanded entertainment.

  • Breeders' Cup Increases Entry Fees for 2016

    Increased entry fees await participating owners in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships but Breeders' Cup officials note that many owner benefits have been added to the event in recent years and more will be unveiled in 2016.

  • Lady Aurelia wins Queen Mary Stakes June 15

    Lady Aurelia Blowout Winner of Queen Mary

    Lady Aurelia, winner of a maiden special weight at Keeneland in April, followed up with a blowout victory in the Queen Mary Stakes (Eng-II) for 2-year-olds June 15 at Royal Ascot in England.

  • Shakhimat

    Shakhimat Tops Six-Horse Plate Trial Field

    Shakhimat, the winter book favorite for the Queen’s Plate for Hall of Fame trainer Roger Attfield, tops the six-horse field for the July 12 $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes at 1 1/8 miles over the Tapeta all-weather track at Woodbine Racetrack.

  • Tepin

    Tepin Settles In to Prepare for Queen Anne

    Robert Masterson's Tepin has touched down in England and is safely ensconced at the Lambourn stable of David Lanigan as she continues her preparations for the group I Queen Anne Stakes June 14, first day of the prestigious Royal Ascot meet.

  • 873 Cataloged for Tattersalls July Sale

    Headed by 79 horses from Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin, a total of 873 lots have been cataloged for the Tattersalls July 6-8 sale, the largest number since 2008 and up from last year’s 804-horse catalog at the Newmarket, England auction.

  • Woodbine in Ontario, Canada

    Woodbine, Horsemen Sign Three-Year Contract

    Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Ontario Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association June 7 said they have signed a contract that guarantees 133 days of live racing at Woodbine through 2018.

  • Jockey David Moran guides Dimension to victory in the Connaught Cup

    Dimension Upsets in Connaught Cup

    By far the longest shot on the board June 5 in the $200,000 Connaught Cup (Can-IIT), Riverside Bloodstock's Dimension provided the stunner of the day at Woodbine.

  • Almanzor Surprises in French Derby

    Trainer Jean-Claude Rouget sent out favorite Mekhtaal in the Prix du Jockey Club (Fr-I, French Derby) June 5 but his lightly regarded Almanzor pulled off the victory at 20-1 odds.

  • Epsom Follies

    Steve Haskin recalls his adventures while attending his first Epsom Derby on June 7, 1976, and the 1978 edition of the race, won by Shirley Heights.

  • I'll Have Another at Big Red Farm in Hokkaido Japan

    First Starters for I'll Have Another

    U.S. champion and dual classic winner I'll Have Another will have his highly anticipated first starters June 5 in Japan, where he launched his stallion career in 2013 at Big Red Farm.

  • Tepin Puts Polish on Royal Ascot Preparations

    The 5-year-old Bernstein mare clicked off the solid fractions that have become her trademark—splits of :12 2/5 and :24 1/5 under regular rider Julien Leparoux en route to a four-furlong time of :48 2/5 and a five-furlong gallop out in 1:01 1/5.