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  • Mongolian Saturday

    33 Group I Winners Entered for HK Races

    A total of 33 international group I winners, including Twinspires Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) victor Mongolian Saturday, are among the 56 entries for the Longines Hong Kong International Races Dec. 12 at Sha Tin.

  • Shonan Pandora wins the Japan Cup.
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    Shonan Pandora Surprises in Japan Cup

    Shonan Pandora battled down the long Tokyo Racecourse stretch before posting a narrow upset victory in the Nov. 29 Japan Cup (Jpn-I) before a crowd of 102,960. Favored Lovely Day finished third.

  • Amis Gizmo flies home to win the Kingarvie Stakes.

    Amis Gizmo, Sparkles' Girl Win at Woodbine

    Ivan Dalos' homebred Amis Gizmo is unbeaten in four career starts, all of them stakes, after taking the $125,000 Kingarvie Stakes for Ontario-sired 2-year-olds Nov. 28 at Woodbine.

  • Woodruff Dominates Summer Cup

    Trainer Geoff Woodruff made it three in a row when he won the Gauteng Sansui Summer Cup (SAf-I) with Master Sabina Nov. 28 at Turffontein in South Africa.

  • Lot 1407, a colt by Dark Angel, led final-day trading, selling for 170,000 guineas.

    Tattersalls Foal Sale Ends With Record Gross

    Tattersalls reported record total receipts for its December foal sale for the third straight year when the auction ended its five-day run Nov. 28 with aggregate rising 4.5% on last year's sale.

  • Fan-favorite Pender Harbour will retire after one last run.

    Pender Harbour: Farewell to 'The King'

    On Nov. 29, with a final run in the $150,000 Valedictory Stakes (Can-III), Pender Harbour's reign as one of the top Ontario-sired horses of all time will come to an end.

  • Lot 313 by Swiss Spirit

    Swiss Spirit Colt Leads Tattersalls Session

    A colt from the first crop of group III winner Swiss Spirit topped opening day of the Tattersalls December foal sale Nov. 24, when selling for 33,000 guineas (US$52,262).

  • Lot 175 by New Approach

    Tattersalls Top Pair to Shadwell Estates

    Tattersalls kicked off its first round of late-season sales Nov. 23 with a one-day yearling auction that saw median rise by a double-digit percentage and Shadwell Estates securing the topped priced colt and filly.

  • Stacked Deck wins the Kennedy Road Stakes.

    Stacked Deck Excels in Kennedy Road Victory

    Coming off a disappointing 10th-place finish in the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), Bruce Lunsford's homebred Stacked Deck was back in his sweet spot Nov. 22, on the Woodbine synthetic main track.

  • Maurice wins the Japan Mile Championship.

    Moore Pilots Maurice to Mile Championship

    Kazumi Yoshida's Maurice notched his second straight group I win and stayed unbeaten this year in taking the Mile Championship (Jpn-I) Nov. 22 at Kyoto.

  • Ebeyina, a stakes-placed daughter of Oasis Dream offered in foal to Kodiac, sold Nov. 21 for €460,000.

    Goffs Posts Excellent Gains in Gross, Average

    Ebeyina, a stakes-placed daughter of Oasis Dream offered in foal to Kodiac, sold Nov. 21 for €460,000 (US$ 489,804), the highest price at the opening session of the Goffs November breeding stock sale.

  • Good Project Front-Running Railway Winner

    Good Project lifted trainer Chris Waller to a 10th group I victory this season after grabbing the lead early and running on strongly to win the Aus$1 million Railway Stakes (Aus-I) at Ascot.

  • Buffering All the Way for Winterbottom Win

    Star sprinter Buffering never gave backers an anxious moment in the Aus$1 million Winterbottom Stakes (Aus-I) Nov. 21 as Damian Brown took the 8-year-old straight to the lead at Ascot and stayed there to get the win.

  • Red Cadeaux

    British Stayer Red Cadeaux Euthanized

    Three-time Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) runner-up and global fan favorite Red Cadeaux has been euthanized because of complications from the injury he suffered Nov. 3 while making his fifth appearance in the race.

  • Racing Australia Defends New Whip Rule

    Racing Australia chairman John Messara defended his organization's approach toward modifying whip use after the Australian Jockeys Association voted for the third time to support postponing any rule changes for 12 months.

  • Al Kazeem

    Al Kazeem Back to Stud in 2016

    Four-time group I winner Al Kazeem will stand for £12,000 (US$18,280) for the 2016 season after proving subfertile when initially retired. The 7-year-old will enter stud at owner/breeder John Deer's Oakgrove Stud.

  • Bobby's Kitten

    Bobby's Kitten Readied for European Campaign

    After a fourth-place finish in the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint this year, 2014 winner Bobby's Kitten will be campaigned in Europe in 2016 before returning home for another crack at the Turf Sprint at Santa Anita.

  • Miss Mischief wins the Bessarabian Stakes.

    Miss Mischief Rallies to Take Bessarabian

    Diane Manning's Miss Mischief parlayed her success coming off a score in the H.B.P.A. Stakes last time out to make the grade in the $200,000 Bessarabian Stakes (Can-II) Nov. 15 at Woodbine.

  • Risque Comes From Behind in NZ 1000 Guineas

    Top-ranked New Zealand jockey Matthew Cameron added the New Zealand One Thousand Guineas (NZ-I) to his record Nov. 14 when bringing Risque from far back for victory at Riccarton Park.

  • Cactus Kris

    Cactus Kris Faces Familiar Rivals at Woodbine

    Anne Walsh's Cactus Kris will look to win her second straight graded victory over the Woodbine synthetic track Nov. 15 in the Bessarabian Stakes (Can-III), but will have to defeat a pair of rivals who have beaten her.

  • Team Golden Horn accepts top honors: left to right: Arabella Morris, Emily Oppenheimer, Cartier's Arnaud Bamberger, Antoinette and Anthony Oppenheimer

    Golden Horn Named Cartier Horse of the Year

    Anthony Oppenheimer's homebred Golden Horn was honored as Europe's 2015 Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old colt during ceremonies for the Cartier Racing Awards Nov. 10 in London.

  • Dylan Mouth Digs In for Premio Roma Win

    Dylan Mouth turned back a strong bid from stablemate Circus Couture and held on for a narrow victory in the Premio Roma GBI Racing (Ity-I) Nov. 8 at Capannelle Racecourse in Rome.