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  • Lovely Day wins the Takarazuka Kinen.
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    Lovely Day Wins in Japan, Gold Ship Unplaced

    Lovely Day repelled the strong late charge of Denim and Ruby and landed his first group I win June 28 in the Takarazuka Kinen at Hanshin while overwhelming favorite Gold Ship missed the break and finished next to last.

  • Treve wins the Prix de Saint Cloud.
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    Magnificent Treve Triumphs at Saint-Cloud

    Dual Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Treve is on course for a third bid to win Europe's premier middle distance race after digging in to win the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Fr-I) June 28.

  • Chilean BC Challenge Race Postponed

    The Copa de Oro (Chi-II), a Breeders' Cup Challenge race scheduled to run June 26 in Chile, was postponed along with 19 other races on the card amid reports of a possible dispute between jockeys and track management.

  • Qualify will face males in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) June 27 at the Curragh.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Works/i-8LVpr5N">Order This Photo</a>

    Qualify Will Take On Males in Irish Derby

    After nailing down a classic victory in the Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I), the filly Qualify will return to Ireland to face males in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) June 27 at the Curragh.

  • Argentine Sire Not For Sale Dies

    Not For Sale, sire of U.S. grade I winner Miss Serendipity, UAE Triple Crown winner Asiatic Boy, and 31 other stakes winners, died after a sudden onset of colic at Haras La Pasion, the Argentine farm announced via Facebook.

  • BHA Creates Horseracing Bettors Forum

    The British Horseracing Authority will create a Horseracing Bettors Forum designed to give those who wager on racing a chance to offer "constructive suggestions" on how the industry can develop and implement changes.

  • Undrafted comes home strong to take the Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-L5D3Hbf">Order This Photo</a>

    U.S.-Based Undrafted Wins Diamond Jubilee

    U.S.-based Undrafted explosively accelerated down the far side of the course and narrowly won the Diamond Jubilee (Eng-I) June 20, stylishly bringing down the curtain on the five-day Royal Ascot meet.

  • Muhaarar comes home strong to win the Commonwealth Cup.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-JdVfHg6">Order This Photo</a>

    Muhaarar Gains Group I Glory in Commonwealth

    Muhaarar picked up his third group stakes win in his past five starts and secured his first victory at the highest level when he delivered a decisive score in the $361,000 Commonwealth Cup (Eng-I) June 19.

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    Excaper Appears to be Class of King Edward

    Richard and Nancy Kaster's Excaper is the lone graded winner in the $200,000 King Edward Stakes (Can-II) at Woodine June 21, when he will face six relatively inexperienced rivals in the mile turf test.

  • Trip To Paris rolls to victory in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot.

    Trip To Paris Rallies Inside to Win Gold Cup

    Spotting room along the rail near the quarter-pole, jockey Graham Lee angled Trip To Paris inside and the 4-year-old Champs Elysees thrived along the rail to win the Gold Cup (Eng-I) June 18 at Royal Ascot.

  • Undrafted has returned to England for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-2s7hfZw">Order This Photo</a>

    Undrafted Aims for Diamond Jubilee Upset

    A season after finishing fourth in the Darley July Cup (Eng-I) at Newmarket, turf sprinter Undrafted has returned to England to target the six-furlong Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Eng-I) Saturday, June 20 at Royal Ascot.

  • Acapulco wins the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot.
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    Ward Strikes With Acapulco in Queen Mary

    Trainer Wesley Ward added another Royal Ascot stakes win to his ledger on Wednesday, June 17 when Acapulco delivered a clear victory over 19 other 2-year-old fillies in the Queen Mary Stakes (Eng-II).

  • Hootenanny, inside, at Keeneland in May.

    Hootenanny Seeks Commonwealth Cup at Ascot

    U.S.-based Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. IT) winner Hootenanny will try to win a race at Royal Ascot for a second straight year when he faces an expected 17 challengers in the $360,000 Commonwealth Cup (Eng-I) Friday, June 19.

  • Forty Tales to Shuttle to Haras Barlovento

    Becky Thomas and Joe McMahon are pleased to announce that multiple graded stakes winner Forty Tales will stand the 2015 Southern Hemisphere Breeding Season at Boris Schwartzman's Haras Barlovento in El Salvador, Peru.

  • Solow and Maxime Guyon take the Queen Anne Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-FqfZLFs">Order This Photo</a>

    Solow Rolls in Queen Anne to Open Royal Ascot

    In the Royal Ascot opener Tuesday, June 16, favored Solow delivered a rousing victory in the $585,000 Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I), extending his win streak to seven races, including three straight group I victories.

  • Roberts to Carry Mexican Track's Signal

    Hipodromo de las Americas has signed a long-term agreement with Roberts Communications Network to carry the track's signal, making it available to other tracks and advance deposit wagering companies for simulcast purposes.

  • Academic wins the Woodbine Oaks.

    Academic Pulls 66-1 Woodbine Oaks Upset

    Bear Stables' recent maiden winner Academic upstaged favorite London Tower June 14 at Woodbine, powering gate to wire to win the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks (VIDEO) Presented by Budweiser in a 66-1 upset.

  • Danish Dynaformer wins the Plate Trial Stakes.

    Danzig Moon Breakdown Mars Plate Trial

    Danish Dynaformer closed gamely to win the $150,000 Plate Trial by three-quarters of a length June 14 at Woodbine, but the Queen's Plate prep race was marred by the fatal breakdown of Danzig Moon.

  • Star of Seville wins the French Oaks (Prix De Diane).
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    Gosden's 'Star' Sparkles in French Oaks

    Hampered and well-beaten in the Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) nine days prior, Star of Seville roared back for a convincing victory in the Prix de Diane Longines (Fr-I, French Oaks) June 14 at Chantilly.

  • Triple Crown winner American Pharoah
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    American Pharoah World's Top-Ranked Horse

    With his historic victory in the Belmont Stakes presented by DraftKings (gr. I) to sweep the Triple Crown, American Pharoah secured the top spot in the fourth edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2015.