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  • Double-Digit Growth in Arc Export Handle

    Growth in export market wagering on the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe card illustrates the importance of expanding wagering agreements worldwide, Louis Romanet said during his closing remarks at the IFHA annual conference.

  • IFHA chairman Louis Romanet

    Equine Welfare Among IFHA's Critical Issues

    The chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, in an address Oct. 5 in Paris, France, outlined what he called matters that are critical to the future of racing on an international level.

  • Golden Horn wins the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

    Golden Horn Impressive in Arc de Triomphe

    Anthony Oppenheimer's 3-year-old colt Golden Horn, racing just behind the pacemaker, took off when asked in the stretch to comfortably win the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) at Longchamp Oct. 4.

  • Empire Maker, the grandsire of American Pharoah, will stand at Gainesway in 2016.
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    Empire Maker Coming Home to Kentucky

    After five years in Japan, Empire Maker is returning to Kentucky to stand at Gainesway, farm president Antony Beck confirmed Sept. 29. The stallion was purchased in partnership with Don Alberto Corp.

  • Lot 23, a filly by Frankel, brought 1.7 million euros ($1,913,824).

    Frankel Filly Tops Goffs Opener at $1.9M

    Juddmonte's first-crop sire Frankel had the highest-priced horse at the opening session of the Goffs Orby yearling sale Sept. 29, a filly out of group I winner Alexander Goldrun.

  • Kranji Race Course

    Singapore International Races Discontinued

    The Singapore Airlines International Cup and KrisFlyer International Sprint, both lucrative international group I events staged annually at Kranji Racecourse, have been discontinued, the Singapore Turf Club announced Sept. 28

  • NZ Sire No Excuse Needed Dies at 17

    New Zealand sire No Excuse Needed was fatally injured in a paddock accident Sept. 25, Wakaito Stud announced. He was 17.

  • Red Dubawi Last to First at San Siro

    German-trained Red Dubawi came from last place to get the lead in the closing stages and win Premio Vittorio di Capua (Ity-I) Sept. 27 at San Siro in Milan.

  • Nightflower Blossoms in Cologne's Europa

    Stall Nizza's homebred 3-year-old filly Nightflower scored a convincing triumph older over males in the Preis von Europa (Ger-I) Sept. 27 at Cologne.

  • Lumiere Gate-to-Wire in Cheveley Park Win

    Lumiere was quickest from the gate and held her command to win the Connolly's Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes (Eng-I) for 2-year-old fillies in a stirring finish Sept. 26 at Newmarket.

  • Front-Running Shalaa Takes Middle Park

    Al Shaqab Racing's Shalaa solidified his status as Britain's top juvenile sprinter this season in winning the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes (Eng-I) Sept. 26 at Newmarket.

  • Fans greet California Chrome at Taylor Made Stallions on Sept. 25.

    California Chrome Back to Sherman Next Month

    A final soundness exam Oct. 1 by Dr. Larry Bramalge of Rood & Riddle will clear the 4-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit for a return to training, and he is expected to ship back to trainer Art Sherman's California base.

  • Tattersalls Pleased with Part II Session

    The strong demand earlier this week in the record-breaking Tattersalls Ireland Part I September Yearling Sale continued into the Part II session Sept. 24 with strong action seen in the sale ring throughout the day.

  • Simple Verse Reinstated as St. Leger Winner

    In a major victory for Qatar Racing and trainer Ralph Beckett, a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel has overturned the disqualification of Simple Verse from her victory in the Ladbrokes St. Leger (Eng-I).

  • Lot 164, a Kodiac colt, brought €130,000 (US$ 144,723).

    Robust Trade on Day 1 at Tattersalls Ireland

    A Kodiac colt will head into training with Hugo Palmer following his purchase for 130,000 euros ($144,723), the highest price on opening day of Part I of the Tattersalls Ireland September sale Sept. 22 at Fairyhouse.

  • HKJC Partnership Zeroes In on Registration

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club Sept. 22 announced a partnership with the China Horse Industry Association, the mainland authority that oversees horse registration, equine drug testing, and the development of veterinary care.

  • Kermadec Up Late for George Main Victory

    Trainer Chris Waller landed the George Main Stakes (Aus-I) for the third time in four years, sending out Kermadec to win this year's edition Sept. 19 at Royal Randwick.

  • Billy's Star

    Billy's Star, Breaking Lucky Top Ontario

    Billy's Star, winner of the Aug. 23 Victoria Park Stakes last time out, heads a group of eight sophomores, including Victoria runner-up Firespike, in the $150,000 Canadian (Can-III) Sept. 20 at Woodbine.

  • Academic wins the Columbia Derby.

    Academic Bests the Boys Again in BC Derby

    With a brilliant stretch drive, Bear Stable and Riversedge Racing Stables' Academic beat males for the second straight contest in the $250,000 British Columbia Derby (Can-III) Sept. 13 at Hastings Racecourse.

  • Strut the Course wins the Canadian Stakes.

    Strut the Course Game in Canadian Victory

    John Unger's homebred Strut the Course punched her ticket to the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT) with a determined effort in the $300,000 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) Sept. 13 at Woodbine.

  • G1 Triple for Coolmore, O'Brien in Ireland

    Order of St George capped a group I triple for Coolmore and associates Sept. 13 at the Curragh in winning the Irish St. Leger (Ire-I), but the race was marred by the fatal breakdown of last year's winner Brown Panther.

  • Stunning Treve Romps Away in Prix Vermeille

    Al Shaqab Racing's two-time Arc winner Treve pulled away with stunning ease in the stretch, leaving her overmatched rivals behind in the Qatar Prix Vermeille (Fr-I) Sept. 13 at Longchamp.

  • Stacked Deck wins the Bold Venture Stakes.

    Stacked Deck Holds in Bold Venture

    Stacked Deck held off 2014 Bold Venture Stakes (Can-III) winner Calgary Cat with a determined drive and claimed his first graded score Sept. 13, winning this year's edition of the $150,000 test at Woodbine.

  • Fawkner fights for the win in the Makybe Diva Stakes.

    Fawkner Roars Back to Win Makybe Diva

    Starting for the first time in 10 months, Fawkner fought out a spirited finish in the Makybe Diva Stakes (Aus-I) with Rising Romance to win by a short head Sept. 12 at Flemington.

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    Golden Horn Prevails in Leopardstown Thriller

    In a wild finish to the Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I), Golden Horn swerved out into challenging Free Eagle but got across the finish line first before surviving a stewards' inquiry Sept. 12 at Leopardstown.