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

  • Let's Go Donki leads the way to victory in the Oka Sho.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-bBbXFSt">Order This Photo</a>

    Let's Go Donki Aces JPN One Thousand Guineas

    Let's Go Donki dominated 17 rivals April 12 at Hanshin when cruising to a front-running win in the Oka Sho (Jpn-I, Japanese One Thousand Guineas), the first jewel in Japan's Triple Crown for fillies.

  • Champion Majmu Lands Empress Club Stakes

    Cited by trainer Mike de Kock as the best filly he has trained, Sheikh Hamdan's brilliant filly Majmu scored the second group I win of her career in the Laurie Jaffee Empress Club Stakes (SAf-I) at Turffontein.

  • Grand Marshal, Amanpour Win in Australia

    Regally-bred Grand Marshal made an indelible impression April 11 at Royal Randwick when snatching victory from stablemate Who Shot Thebarman in pulse-pounding finish to the 150th Sydney Cup (Aus-I).

  • Gust Of Wind Blows Away Rivals in AUS Oaks

    Lightly regarded Gust Of Wind trounced a strong field of 11 while earning her first stakes win at the highest level in the AUS$1 million Seven News Australian Oaks (Aus-I) April 11 at Royal Randwick.

  • Criterion Breezes to Easy QE II Stakes Win

    Criterion willingly took to the front entering the Royal Randwick stretch in the AUS$4 million Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Aus-I) and shot clear to best an international field on April 11, Day 2 of The Championships.

  • Fastnet Rock Filly Paces Inglis Easter Finale

    A filly by sale leading sire Fastnet Rock brought the highest price of $1 million (US$769,872) from Victorian-based trainer John Sadler on the final day of the Inglis Australian Easter yearling sale April 9.

  • Snitzel Colt New Easter Sale Topper at $2.2M

    Top of the market buyers continued to spend on day two of the Inglis Australian Easter yearling sale April 8 as six horses each broke the seven-figure mark, led by a son of Snitzel for $2.2 million (US$1,695,391).

  • Mine That Bird

    Mine That Bird, Elliott to Canadian Hall

    Ten horses and people have been elected to the Hall of Fame this year, with half coming on the Thoroughbred side. The Thoroughbred inductees are Mine That Bird, Bob Anderson, Jim Bannon, Stewart Elliott, and Roger Laurin.

  • International Buyers Boost Inglis Opener

    The Inglis Australian Easter yearling sale opened is three-day run April 7 topped by a Fastnet Rock filly sold to Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum for $1.6 million (US$1,223,665).

  • Sea The Moon

    Sea The Moon Voted Germany's Horse of Year

    Sea The Moon, 11-length winner of the Deutsches Derby (Ger-I) to cap a four-race unbeaten streak, was announced as Germany's Horse of the Year of 2014 during a ceremony at Hoppegarten racecourse April 5, Racing Post reports.

  • Mongolian Khan Wins AUS Derby for Rare Double

    Chinese-owned Mongolian Khan prevailed in a titanic three-way battle down the stretch and won the Aus$2 million Australian Derby (Aus-I) by three-quarters of a length April 6 on a drenched course Royal Randwick.

  • Chautauqua Last to First in T.J. Smith

    Terravista edged out the world's top-rated sprinter Lankan Rupee for favoritism in the AUS$2.5mil T. J. Smith Stakes (Aus-I) but both were upstaged by late-running Chautauqua.

  • Diademe Speeds to Track Record in New Zealand

    The determined mare Diademe stormed to a track record-setting victory in the Fiber Fresh New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes (NZ-I) April 4 at Te Aroha, earning her first win at the highest level.

  • Special Fighter takes the Chengdu Dubai International Cup.

    Special Fighter Wins Chengdu Dubai Cup

    Musabah Al Muhairi, the United Arab Emirates champion trainer for the 2014-15 season, and stable jockey Silvestre de Sousa won the Chengdu Dubai International Cup with Special Fighter April 4 in China.

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    California Chrome Arrives in Newmarket

    California Chrome arrived in Newmarket April 1 and is settling in at the yard of trainer Rae Guest, who will supervise the U.S. Horse of the Year's preparations for a tilt at Royal Ascot.

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    Martin Defends Sending 'Chrome' to Ascot

    A statement from Perry Martin, majority owner of Horse of the Year California Chrome, regarding a decision to send the 4-year-old colt to compete at Royal Ascot following his runner-up finish in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I).

  • Dubai World Cup 2015: Al Quoz Sprint

    Video Coverage of Sole Power's victory in the Al Quoz Sprint from the parade ring to the race to comments from winning Jockey Richard Hughes and Trainer Edward Lynham. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club

  • Dubai World Cup 2015: Dubai Gold Cup

    Video Coverage of Brown Panther's victory in the Dubai Gold Cup from the parade ring to the race to the celebration afterwards, and comments from winning jockey Richard Kingscote. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club

  • Dubai World Cup Video Recap

    Video Coverage of Prince Bishop's victory in the Dubai World Cup from the parade ring to the race and comments from jockey William Buick and trainer Saeed Bin Suroor. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club

  • William Buick celebrates victory in the Dubai World Cup aboard Prince Bishop.

    Prince Bishop Denies U.S. Runners in Dubai

    Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum's Prince Bishop overpowered rivals California Chrome and Lea and opened up in the stretch to take the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) on Saturday, March 28 at Meydan.

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    Mubtaahij Easily Earns Kentucky Derby Spot

    Mubtaahij drew off to an easy victory in the $2 million Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group UAE Derby (UAE-II) Saturday, March 28 at Meydan and punch his ticket to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Tarry Dominates Turffontein Classics

    Trainer Sean Tarry dominated racing at Turffontein on Classic Day on Saturday, March 28, saddling four group winners on the 11-race card.

  • Hartnell, Fenway Win Group I's in Australia

    Godolphin's Hartnell caused a sensation prior to the start of The BMW (Aus-I) March 28 at Rosehill Gardens, but eventually proved a decisive winner over Japanese raider and favorite To the World.

  • Dubai Wold Cup 2015: Godolphin Mile

    Coverage of Tamarkuz's victory in the Godolphin Mile from the Parade Ring to the race, and interviews with the connections. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club

  • Dolniya streaks to victory in the Dubai Sheema Classic.

    Dolniya Quickens to Sheema Classic Score

    The 4-year-old filly Dolniya beat the boys March 28, taking the $6 million Dubai Sheema Classic Presented by Longines (UAE-I) at Meydan over Flintshire while American champion Main Sequence finished seventh.

  • Solow leaves the competition behind in the Dubai Turf.

    Solow All Alone in Dubai Turf

    French runner Solow was all alone at the line in the $6 million Dubai Turf Sponsored by DP World (UAE-I) March 28. The 5-year-old covered the 1,800 meters in 1:47.76 to give trainer Freddy Head his first win in Dubai.

  • Brown Panther cruises to victory in the Dubai Gold Cup.

    Brown Panther Pounces in Dubai Gold Cup

    Brown Panther overcame his wide draw soon after the start and kicked away to an impressive victory in the $1 million Al Tayer Motors Dubai Gold Cup (UAE-II) March 28 at Meydan.

  • Dubai World Cup 2015: Trackwork March 27

    Horses on track at Meydan preparing for the March 28 Dubai World Cup races, including Prayer for Relief (Blue #10), Lea (White #5), Rich Tapestry (Gold #2), My Johnny Be Good (Pink #5), and Salutos Amigos (Gold #5).