Topped by a colt by leading Australian sire Redoute's Choice sold for AU$2.5 million (about US$1,892,850), the William Inglis & Son Easter sale concluded on a high note April 6 in Sydney.
The trend of high-powered owners partnering up continued April 5 in Australia, where a group formed at the last minute went to AU$2.4 million to buy a Medaglia d’Oro colt at the William Inglis & Son Easter sale.
The Stronach Group announced April 5 plans to raise the purse of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) to $16 million for 2018, further enhancing its status as the world's richest Thoroughbred race.
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- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, International, Northeast Region, Midwest Region
Eugene Melnyk, who has earned two Sovereign Awards as Canada's outstanding owner and one as outstanding breeder, is among five inductees on the Thoroughbred side selected for the 2017 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.
In 2018 Ascot Race Course will launch its own pari-mutuel betting operation, AscotBet.
Bolstered by a diverse group of buyers, the annual Australian Easter sale conducted by William Inglis & Son began on a strong note April 4 at the Newmarket paddocks in Sydney.
Godolphin has officially launched Round Two of the Godolphin Fantasy Stable League, a pioneering interactive online gaming competition designed specifically for fans of horse racing.
McCraken closed as the narrow 5-1 favorite over Always Dreaming.
Trainer Wesley Ward said Keeneland's listed Giant's Causeway Stakes, at 5 1/2 furlongs on turf April 15, is scheduled to mark the 2017 debut of Stonestreet Farm, George Bolton, Peter Leidel's Lady Aurelia, Europe's 2016 champion 2-year-old filly.
With top-level wins April 1 at Royal Randwick, R & C Legh Racing and GPI Racing's 6-year-old gelding Chautauqua (AUS) and Godolphin's It's Somewhat earned automatic berths into the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) and the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T).
The 2014 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) winner Bobby's Kitten will shuttle to Twin Hills Stud in New South Wales from Kirsten Rausing's Lanwades Stud in Newmarket, England, it was announced March 31.
Australian bloodstock agent Andrew Williams has been named Fasig-Tipton's representative in Australia and New Zealand, beginning immediately.
Two automatic entries in the Breeders' Cup World Championships will be on the line April 1 at Royal Randwick in Sydney through the Breeders' Cup Challenge series.
Gun Runner lost the battle to Arrogate in the Dubai World Cup (G1), but connections of the son of Candy Ride are already planning for at least one rematch in the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 4 at Del Mar.
In an interview with CNN Sport March 25 at Meydan Racecourse, Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum stated his intention to raise the purse of the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1).
The International Aftercare Forum will be held in conjunction with the Pan American Conference in Washington, D.C.
The Al Quoz Sprint (G1) may not be the last time the son of 2004 Florida Derby (G1) runner-up Value Plus meets the world's top turf sprinters on a straight course. His big performance now opens the door to even more prestigious events.
Tumblebrutus, a grade 2-placed full brother to Giant's Causeway, got his 25th black-type stakes winner March 24 when Chilean-bred Vinocrata won the listed Luis Subercaseaux E. Stakes at Club Hipico de Santiago.
The president and CEO of The Stronach Group will address racing's challenges and opportunities domestically and internationally at the Pan American Conference May 17-20 in Washington, D.C.
Comments from trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith after Arrogate's victory in the Dubai World Cup. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club
Comments from the connections of Vivlos, including trainer Yasuo Tomomichi and jockey Joao Moreira, after her victory in the Dubai Turf Courtesy Dubai Racing Club
Comments from trainer John Gosden, who explains that Jack Hobbs is a bit of a dreamer, and jockey William Buick after Jack Hobbs' victory in the Longines Dubai Sheema Classic. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club
Juddmonte Farms' Arrogate broke last, but rallied easily to win the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline.
Jack Hobbs rallies in the Longines Dubai Sheema Classic (G1); Japanese filly Vivlos beats the boys in the Dubai Turf.
Comments from the connections of Mind Your Biscuits, including jockey Joel Rosario and trainer Chad Summers after victory in the Dubai Golden Shaheen. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club
Mind Your Biscuits, a New York-bred son of Posse and winner of last year's Malibu Stakes (G1), broke through in the Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) at Meydan. The win was a first for trainer Chad Summers.
Comments from jockey Francois-Xavier Bertras and trainer Didier Guillemin after The Right Man's victory in the Al Quoz Sprint Courtesy Dubai Racing Club
Comments from Trainer Saeed bin Suroor and Jockey Christophe Soumillon after Thunder Snow's victory in the UAE Derby. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club
Thunder Snow, only days after being made a late nominee to the U.S. Triple Crown series, justified the investment with a hard-fought victory March 25 in the UAE Derby Sponsored By The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (G2) at Meydan Racecourse.
Comments from the Jockey Christophe Soumillon and Trainer Alain De Royer-Dupré after Vazirabad's victory in the 2017 Dubai Gold Cup Courtesy Dubai Racing Club
Comments from trainer Doug Watson after Second Summer's victory in the Godolphin Mile Courtesy Dubai Racing Club
In the final strides of the 1,600-meter test, Jorge Navarro's mood turned for the worse as grade 2 winner Second Summer surged through on the inside to win by a neck while Sharp Azteca faded to third.
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- Thoroughbred Racing, International, Triple Crown, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky
Along with the Dubai World Cup (G1) card, the stateside stakes slate includes a pair of Triple Crown preps at Turfway Park and Sunland Park.
For some reason, or combination of reasons, I never seem to do much good on Dubai World Cup Day, so even though they're running nine stakes worth a total of $30 million in the desert Saturday, I am again finding it difficult to come up with a plan.
Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY and official radio home of the Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup World Championships, announced Thursday, their day-long schedule for March 25.
Horses preparing for 2017 Dubai World Cup Day, including Decorated Knight (#11 Yellow), Trip to Paris (#8 Red), Sheikhzayedroad (#2 Red), and Jack Hobbs (#4 Green) Courtesy Dubai Racing Club
Mike Smith talks about Arrogate and the Dubai World Cup Courtesy Dubai Racing Club
For all the words Baffert has said to all those who inquire about what makes Juddmonte Farms' champion Arrogate the most fearsome horse in training, it is the trainer's presence in Dubai this week makes the most emphatic statement.
Horses preparing for the 2017 Dubai World Cup Day, including Spirit of Valor (#15 Pink), Washington DC (IRE) (#4 Black), Keen Ice (#8 White) and Quest for More (IRE) (#4 Red). Courtesy of Dubai Racing Club
Jockey Florent Geroux talks about Gun Runner and the anticipated showdown with Arrogate in the Dubai World Cup. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club
Horses preparing for the 2017 Dubai World Cup Day, including Mind Your Biscuits (#2 Gold), Gun Runner (#2 White), Qatar Man (IRE) (#10 Pink), Vettori Kin (BRZ) (#3 Pink), Hoppertunity (#5 White), and Neolithic (#12 White). Courtesy Dubai Racing Club
Horses preparing for the 2017 Dubai World Cup Day, including Awardee (#3 White), Lani (#14 White), Ribchester (IRE) (#1 Yellow), and Master Plan (#11 Pink). Courtesy of Dubai Racing Club
Horses preparing for the 2017 Dubai World Cup Day, including Arrogate (#1 White) and Apollo Kentucky (#4 White) Courtesy Dubai Racing Club
Chad Summers is hoping his first career win as a trainer comes against some of the world's best with $2 million in prize money on the line.
While he is firmly in Arrogate's shadow as the duo readies for their respective runs in the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), Hoppertunity's standing as Bob Baffert's resident bright spot is one that will not be usurped.
A pair of $6 million group I turf races play counterpoint to the group 1, $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline's main refrain on the March 25 World Cup card at Meydan.
Horses preparing for 2017 Dubai World Cup Day, including Neolithic (#12 White), Not Listenin'tome (#1 Gold), Heshem (#9 Yellow), Wild Dude (#13 Gold), Dundonnell (#9 Gold), Mondialiste (#10 Yellow), and Mubtaahij Courtesy Dubai Racing Club
Horses preparing for 2017 Dubai World Cup Day, including Richard's Boy (#12 Black), Triple Nine (#10 Blue), Adirato (#9 Pink), Gifted Master (#7 Blue), St Joe Bay (#8 Gold), Sharp Azteca (#1 Blue), and Keen Ice (#8 White) Courtesy Dubai Racing Club
No one questions whether Gun Runner will show up in the Dubai World Cup. What he'll answer at Meydan Racecourse is whether his best is good enough to challenge the favorite Arrogate, who is so far without peer.
Horses preparing for the 2017 Dubai World Cup Day, including Master Plan (#11 Pink), Sounds of Earth (#5 Green), Apollo Kentucky (#4 White), Amazing Kids (#2 Black), He Runs Away (#4 Pink) Courtesy Dubai Racing Club
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