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International Thoroughbred horse racing previews, recaps, video, sales and breeding

  • 1993 Belmont Stakes winner Colonial Affair<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Classics/Classic-Photos/22651042_hrMBZZ#!i=2474998554&k=TWhJR6d">Order This Photo</a>

    Colonial Affair Dies in Argentina

    Colonial Affair, who helped Julie Krone make history in 1993 by becoming the first female jockey to win the Belmont Stakes and first to win any of the Triple Crown races, died on the morning of April 23 in Argentina.

  • Racing at Royal Ascot in England.
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    Record Financials for England's Jockey Club

    The Jockey Club April 24 announced its best set of financial results ever, including record turnover of 150.3 million pounds, operating profits of 19.8 million pounds, and contribution to prize money of 16.5 million pounds.

  • Group I Double for Waller at Royal Randwick

    Sacred Falls defeated favorite Pierro in the Doncaster Handicap (Aus-I) and Royal Descent scored an eye-catching victory in the Australian Oaks (Aus-I) to give trainer Chris Waller a group I double April 20 Royal Randwick.

  • Uncaptured, winning the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes.

    Uncaptured Honored as Canada's Top Horse

    Uncaptured, a contender on the Triple Crown Trail until his 10th-place finish in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), was honored April 19 as Canada's 2012 Horse of the Year during the Sovereign Awards ceremony.

  • Early Morning Training at Woodbine

    Questions Linger for 2013 Woodbine Meet

    After a year of uncertainty due to the cancellation of the Ontario slots-at-racetracks program, Woodbine is set to begin its 133-day Thoroughbred meet April 20.

  • Lot #148, an Elusive Quality colt, sold for 760,000 guineas (US$1,215,999) at the Tattersalls Craven sale.

    Elusive Quality Colt Sold for Record Price

    A Kentucky-bred Elusive Quality colt sold for 760,000 guineas (US$1,215,999), a European record for a breeze-up horse, at the second and final session of the Tattersalls Craven sale April 18 in Newmarket.

  • Half Sister to Monterosso Stars at Inglis

    The three-day Inglis Australian Easter broodmare sale concluded April 18 with a half sister to 2012 Emirates Airline Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Monterosso selling for the final day's top price of Aus$180,000 (185,503).

  • More Than Ready Colt Tops All at Tattersalls

    Colts by Central Kentucky sires More Than Ready and Arch brought the top two prices on day one of the Tattersalls Craven breeze-up sale April 17 at Park Paddocks in Newmarket, both consigned by Friarstown Bloodstock.

  • Selective Buying Continues at Inglis Sale

    Buyer selectivity has defined the first two days of the Inglis Easter broodmare sale, where Legal Consent, in foal to Darley's Central Kentucky shuttler Lonhro, brought the top price of $190,000 (US$196,447) on day two.

  • Logotype wins the Satsuki Sho.
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    Logotype Wins Japanese Guineas in Record Time

    Teruya Yoshida's homebred Logotype, Japan's champion 2-year-old male last season, stormed to a course-record win in the Satsuki Sho (Jpn-I) or Japanese Two Thousand Guineas at Nakayama Racecourse April 14.

  • It's a Dundeel, Guelph Win at Randwick

    While Black Caviar's 25th win in the T. J. Smith Stakes (Aus-I) stole the spotlight April 13 at Royal Randwick, fans saw two other superlative performances in group I stakes on the card from It's a Dundeel and filly Guelph.

  • Black Caviar cruises to victory number 25.

    Unbeaten Black Caviar Amazes With 25th Win

    Champion mare Black Caviar easily extended her unbeaten streak to 25 wins in as many starts April 13 as she ran 10 overmatched opponents off their feet in the $1 million Darley T. J. Smith Stakes (Aus-I) at Royal Randwick.

  • Woodbine Race Course

    Woodbine Lowers Takeout Rate on Win Bets

    Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced it is lowering the takeout on win wagers to 14.95% for the 133-day Thoroughbred meet at Woodbine that begins April 20.

  • Lot 131, a Redoute's Choice half brother to Black Caviar sold for $5 million ($5,238,006 U.S.) at the Inglis Australian Easter yearling sale.

    Nine Seven-Figure Horses Boost Inglis Sale

    The three-day first session of the Inglis Easter yearling sale concluded April 11 with healthy increases in the three primary market indicators, boosted by a Australasian record-smashing half brother to Black Caviar.

  • Fastnet Rock Colt Sparks More Fireworks

    A colt by Coolmore Stud's elite sire Fastnet Rock sold for $4 million (US$4,209,200), the second-highest price ever paid for a yearling at auction in Australia, on day two of the Inglis Easter yearling sale.

  • Peter Moody, trainer for Black Caviar.

    Potential Upsetters Await Black Caviar

    Undefeated champion sprinter Black Caviar will have some tough competition April 13 when she bids for her 25th career victory in the $1 million Darley T. J. Smith Stakes (Aus-I) at Royal Randwick in Sydney.

  • Lot 131, a Redoute's Choice half brother to megastar mare Black Caviar shattered the Australasian record price for a yearling when he sold for $5 million ($5,238,006 U.S.) on April 9 at the opening session of the Inglis Australian Easter yearling sale.

    Record Price for Black Caviar's Half Brother

    A Redoute's Choice half brother to megastar mare Black Caviar shattered the Australasian record price for a yearling when he sold for $5 million ($5,238,006 U.S.) on April 9 at the the Inglis Australian Easter yearling sale.

  • Ayusan wins the Oka Sho.

    Ayusan Digs In to Win Japan's Oka Sho

    Ayusan dug in gamely to repel a strong late bid from Red Opal and capture the $2,311,000 Oka Sho (Jpn-I), or Japanese One Thousand Guineas, the first jewel in Japan's Triple Crown for fillies April 7 at Hanshin Racecourse.

  • Xanadu Gets the Job Done at Te Aroha

    Placed five times at the group I level in New Zealand, Block Partnership's Xanadu broke through for her first stakes win April 6 in the $200,000 Fiber Fresh New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes at Te Aroha.

  • Fiveandahalfstar, Pierro Shine at Rosehill

    Three-year-old Fiveandahalfstar emphatically rebounded from a trio of close runner-up finishes as he led all the way and defeated older horses in the $2.5 million The BMW (Aus-I) April 6 at Rosehill Gardens.

  • Overreach Fifth Slipper Winner for Waterhouse

    Gai Waterhouse had a pretty good feeling last winter that Overreach would win the $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (Aus-I), and the filly delivered her trainer a fifth victory in the world's richest 2-year-old race April 6.

  • Dubai Al Quoz Sprint - Shea Shea

    Coverage of Shea Shea's victory in the Al Quoz Sprint, including post race interviews with winning jockey Christophe Soumillon and Trainer, Mike de Kock
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  • Dubai UAE Derby - Lines of Battle

    Coverage of Lines of Battle's victory in the UAE Derby, including comments from winning Jockey Ryan Moore and Trainer, Aidan O'Brien
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  • Dubai Gold Cup - Cavalryman

    Coverage of Cavalryman's Dubai Gold Cup from the walking ring to the post race activities, including comments from jockey Silvestre de Sousa and trainer Saeed bin Suroor
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