Breeders' Cup announced April 19 that the 2016 Breeders' Cup Challenge series will consist of 77 automatic qualifying races.
Mike Bass-trained Inara picked up the fourth group I win of her career when landing the Jaffee Empress Club Stakes April 16 at Turffontein near Johannesburg, South Africa.
James Cummings, grandson of legendary Australian trainer Bart Cummings, enjoyed his first group I winner as a trainer when Prized Icon took the Champagne Stakes (Aus-I) April 16 at Royal Randwick.
Trainer Graham Motion was all smiles April 16 as he reflected on the April 15 victory of Miss Temple City over males in the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile Stakes (gr. IT) at Keeneland.
California Chrome, who easily won the world’s richest race this year despite his saddle slipping in the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I) March 26, shares the top spot in the April's Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings.
Tattersalls Craven sale set a record median of 77,500 guineas
Dalakhani, a resident stallion at the Aga Khan’s Haras de Bonneval near Normany, France, will be unavailable to cover mares the rest of the 2016 breeding season because of an unspecified “veterinary problem."
Gross and average rise, but median slides 8%.
Baltimore company to produce uniforms worn by Godolphin's jockeys, trainers, others.
Speedway Stables' Leigh Court led the way and won the $150,000 Whimsical Stakes (Can-III) by two lengths April 10 at Woodbine.
Jeweler landed the first leg of Japan's Triple Crown for fillies when she edged familiar rival Sinhalite by a nose in a thrilling finish of the Oka Sho (Jpn-I, Japanese One Thousand Guineas) April 10 at Hanshin.
Passion for Action and top Woodbine rider Eurico Rosa Da Silva overtook front-runner and favorite Hootenanny in midstretch.
Coolmore Legacy winner Azkadellia earns berth in BC Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT).
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) winner Catch a Glimpse was honored as Canada's Horse of the Year for 2015 and her trainer Mark Casse was named outstanding trainer a ninth time.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced that Woodbine Racetrack in Rexdale, Ontario, near Toronto, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance.
Three strong days of selling at the 2016 Inglis Australian Easter yearling sale concluded April 7 with a son of Redoute's Choice out of South African champion National Colour selling for Aus$1.75 million (about US$1,323,300).
The 2016 live Thoroughbred racing season kicks off April 9 at Woodbine, with the first two of 133 programs scheduled for the meet.
The action soared inside the sales ring, April 6 along with the temperature, on the second day of the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale in Sydney, Australia.
Two-time U.S. Horse of the Year Wise Dan and seven-time Sovereign Award-winning trainer Mark Casse are among five Thoroughbred racing inductees into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.
Snitzel colt one of four seven-figure yearlings at sale that included U.S. buyers.
Japan's UAE Derby (UAE-II) winner Lani arrived at Churchill Downs April 3 following a 5 1/2-hour van ride from Chicago and was bedded down in Barn 17.
Brilliant 3-year-old gelding Abashiri took his next step toward potential Triple Crown glory when he won the SA Classic (SAf-I), April 2 at Turffontein.
Winx, Australia's reigning queen of the turf, came from near last and won the Aus$3 million Doncaster Mile (Aus-I) in sensational style April 2 at Royal Randwick.
Saturday's races feature top Australian racehorse Winx running against defending champion Kermadec in the Doncaster Mile. The highly-accomplished Exosphere will face defending champion Chautauqua in the Darley Smith Stakes.
Seventeen group stakes and three listed stakes will be open to international competition effective Sept. 1.
Michael Tabor, Susan Magnier, and Derrick Smith's Found, upset winner of the 2015 Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), is scheduled to make her season's debut April 3 in the coral.ie Alleged Stakes at the Curragh in Ireland.
Al Shaqab Racing's grade I winner Mshawish, who returns to the U.S. March 31, will get a freshening at Belmont with trainer Todd Pletcher before turning to a summer campaign.
Dubai World Cup (UAE) runner-up Mubtaahij, who already made one trip to the U.S. to run fourth in the 2015 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), will be moved to the care of trainer Kiaran McLaughlin for a stateside campaign.
Top turf sprinter Bobby's Kitten won his European debut easily March 28 when he posted an 8 1/2-length victory in the March 28 listed Cork Stakes at Cork Racecourse in Ireland.
Comments from California Chrome's connections after his victory in the Dubai World Cup, including Victor Espinoza's discussion of the saddle slipping. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club. Watch Video
Cape Cross, sire of last year's English Derby and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Golden Horn, has been retired from the Darley stallion roster following an illustrious career at stud.
2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome returns from winning the 2016 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 26 at Meydan. Watch Video
A year later, a year better for California Chrome, who impressively won the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 26 at Meydan Racecourse a year after a second-place finish in the world's richest horse race.
Postposted scored a comfortable two-length triumph from hard-charging Duramente in the $6 million Dubai Sheema Classic Presented By Longines (UAE-I) March 26 at Meydan.
Real Steel made it two wins for Japan on the Dubai World Cup card March 26 when he ran down Very Special in the stretch and held off Euro Charline in the $6 million Dubai Turf Sponsored by DP World (UAE-I) at Meydan.
Comments from trainer Mikio Matsunaga after Lani's victory in the UAE Derby (UAE-II). Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Watch Video
Kentucky-bred Lani is headed back to his roots while representing Japan after earning his way into the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a March 26 UAE Derby (UAE-II) score.
Australian sprint star Buffering thundered to victory in the $1 million Al Quoz Sprint (UAE-I) Sponsored By Meydan Hotels & Hospitality March 26 at Meydan.
United States-based X Y Jet ran lights-out on the front-end but couldn't fend off Muarrab, who edged past near the wire to win the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News (UAE-I) March 26 at Meydan Racecourse.
As California Chrome prepares for a shot at redemption in this year's Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), interest in the horse as a stallion prospect continues to grow, much to the satisfaction of Taylor Made Farm.
American runners Frosted, Mshawish, Hoppertunity, and Keen Ice join California Chrome for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 26 at Meydan.
Godolphin jockey William Buick is out to spoil California Chrome's chances in the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) for a second consecutive year.
Al Shaqab Racing's U.S. manager Brad Weisbord talks about the Todd Pletcher trained Mshawish one day before his run in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I). Watch Video
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin will saddle Frosted in the March 26 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) and has live shots with Marking, Confrontation, and Lady Shipman in undercard stakes on the Saturday program.
Polar River, who has yet to taste defeat in four career outings with a combined victory margin of 32 lengths, appears to be the standout runner in the March 26 UAE Derby (UAE-II).
Morning training in Dubai, including Rich Tapestry, Dariyan, Vazirabad, Vadamos, Gailo Chop, Highland Reel. Plus footage from Breakfast with the Stars. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Watch Video
Horses preparing for Dubai World Cup Day including Mshawish, Frank Conversation, California Chrome, Hoppertunity, Peniaphobia, Handassa, and Keen Ice. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Watch Video
Trainer Peter Moody, who said he will give up training and not appeal a six-month ban for a cobalt positive, went out a winner March 24 when the 6-year-old millionaire gelding Flamberge won the group I William Reid Stakes.
Bloodstock South Africa's lucrative races will be followed by the Equus Awards and a national 2-year-old sale, whose graduates will be eligible for future 1 million rand races.
Last year's Dubai World Cup (UAE-I)-winning jockey William Buick looks to win again March 26 at Meydan, this time for Kiaran McLaughlin on Frosted. Watch Video
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