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  • Unbeaten Karpino Romps in German Guineas

    Pearl Bloodstock's unbeaten Karpino overwhelmed nine overmatched rivals May 25 at Cologne in capturing the Mehl-Mulhens-Rennen (Ger-II, German Two Thousand Guineas) and stamped his ticket to the German Derby (Ger-I).

  • Record Average at MM Weanling Sale

    Average price reached an auction record Aus$60,000 (US$46,958) on the final day of the Magic Millions National weanling sale May 25, when a Snitzel filly was purchased for a session-topping $310,000 ($242,620).

  • Queen's Jewel wins the Pour Moi Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary.

    Solow, Queen's Jewel Win at Longchamp

    Trainer Freddy Head and jockey Maxime Guyon teamed for a group I double May 24 at Longchamp, winning the Prix d'Ispahan with Solow and the Pour Moi Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary with Queen's Jewel.

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    Sheikh Hamdan: U.S. TC Too Much Pressure

    Horses competing in the U.S. Triple Crown races fail to sweep the series because they are under too much pressure to perform in a short amount of time, Sheikh Hamdan told Reuters Africa in an interview published May 24.

  • Mikki Queen (JPN) wins the Japanese Oaks.
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    Mikki Queen Rules in Japanese Oaks

    Mikki Queen showed her talent and class with a furious late run to capture the Yushun Himba (Jpn-I, Japanese Oaks) from favorite Rouge Buck May 25 at Tokyo Racecourse.

  • Pleascach Wins Irish One Thousand Guineas

    Pleascach will head to the Irish Derby (Ire-I) next month after fending off hot favorite Found to win the Tattersalls Irish One Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) May 24 at the Curragh.

  • Medaglia d'Oro Colt Leads MM Weanling Session

    A colt and a filly by Central Kentucky-based sire Medaglia d'Oro were among the top three highest prices at the opening session of the Magic Million National weanling sale May 24, with the colt bringing the day's top price

  • Captain of All Rules Sprinters in SAf

    Talented 4-year-old Captain of All showed his class in no uncertain terms when defying top weight to land the Tsogo Sun Sprint (SAf-I) at Scottsville on Sunday.

  • Alma de Acero Among 15 for GP 25 de Mayo

    Group I winner Alma de Acero is among the 15-horse field set for the Gran Premio 25 de Mayo (Arg-I) May 25 at San Isidro, with the winner getting an automatic berth into the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) at Keeneland.

  • Boban Bounces Back to Win Doomben 10,000

    Boban unleashed his trademark finishing kick, and just edged Charlie Boy and Generalife, in a thrilling finish in the Doomben 10,000 (Aus-I) May 23.

  • Gleneagles comes home strong to win the Irish Two Thousand Guineas.

    Gleneagles Shows Heart in Irish Guineas Win

    Pocketed on the rail with a quarter mile to run, Gleneagles gamely charged through a gap in the final sixteenth at the Curragh to capture the Tattersalls Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) May 23.

  • Golden Horn is currently the 7-4 favorite with some bookmakers, but he is not currently entered in the Derby.

    16 Remain Engaged for Epsom Derby

    Following the May 22 deadline for scratches, 16 3-year-olds remain eligible for the Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I), set for June 6. The classic is Britain's richest race, with a prize fund of at least 1.325 million.

  • Love Me Only was carrying Storm The Stars when she was purchased at the 2011 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

    Love Me Only's First Foal a Stakes Winner

    Storm the Stars, the first foal produced from Love Me Only, whose buyers attempted to have their $2.1 million purchase of the mare rescinded by a court last year, has become a stakes winner in England.

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    Gleneagles to Try for Guineas Double

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien will bid for a 10th victory in the Tattersalls Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) with a trio of runners that includes QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) winner and pre-race favorite Gleneagles.

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    Top Milers Preparing for Queen Anne Stakes

    The first race of this year's Royal Ascot meeting will feature the Richard Hannon-trained pair of Night of Thunder and Toormore, who will be tested against the world's best milers in the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I).

  • Goldstream Wins Italiano, Still Unbeaten

    Trainer Stefano Botti landed the Derby Italiano (Ity-II) for the third consecutive year May 17, when unbeaten Goldstream led in stablemates Sound of Freedom and Time Chant in a 1-2-3 finish at Capannelle in Rome.

  • Straight Girl wins the Victoria Mile.
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    Straight Girl Up Late for Victoria Mile Win

    Showing a sparkling turn of foot in the stretch, Straight Girl wore down front-runner Keiai Elegant near the finish line in blitzing to victory in the Victoria Mile (Jpn-I) May 17 at Tokyo.

  • Dan Excel wins the Singapore Airlines International Cup.

    Hong Kong Sweeps Singapore Races Again

    Hong Kong raiders dominated Singapore's top races for the third straight year May 17 as Dan Excel repeated as winner of the Singapore Airlines International Cup (Sin-I) and Aerovelocity won the KrisFlyer Sprint (Sin-I).

  • Longshot Flamberge Up in Time to Win Goodwood

    Flamberge pulled off an upset in the Darley Goodwood (Aus-I) May 19 at Morphettville, rolling up late to collar front-runner Lord Of The Sky for a top-level breakthrough.

  • Sunderland Holding to Sponsor Pretty Polly

    Sunderland Holding Inc., the company of the Hong Kong-based Tsui family, owner of 2009 European Horse of the Year Sea The Stars, has agreed to sponsor the Pretty Polly Stakes (Ire-I), scheduled for June 28 at the Curragh.

  • Night of Thunder Rumbles to Lockinge Victory

    Night of Thunder streaked across the finish line first in the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I) May 16 at Newbury, closely chased by stablemate Toormore in a one-two finish for trainer Richard Hannon.

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    'Pharoah' Joins World's Best Racehorses List

    Several newcomers were on the year's third edition of the Longines World Best Racehorse Rankings released May 14, including Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner American Pharoah and runner-up Firing Line.

  • Eugene Melnyk

    Team Says Melnyk in Need of Liver Transplant

    Eugene Melnyk, who in June 2014 announced his retirement from the Thoroughbred industry, is suffering from liver-related complications and is in need of a liver transplant, according to a statement from the Ottawa Senators.

  • Guest: 'Chrome Doing Everything Right'

    Newmarket trainer Rae Guest posted an brief update May 12 on U.S. Horse of the Year California Chrome, who is training toward a start in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) June 17 at Royal Ascot.

  • Ramon Dominguez

    Jockeys to Address Pan Am Conference

    The panel includes Chris McCarron, John Velazquez, and Ramon Dominguez. They will discuss the transitions jockeys need to make when moving regionally within the Americas and globally and the issues they face in doing so.