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  • Gross and Average Advance at Sydney Sale

    William Inglis & Son's Sydney Classic yearling sale ended its three-day run in Australia with increases of 8.3% in the number of horses that were sold, 11.7% in gross revenue, 3.2% in average price, and 4% in median price.

  • Study Finds NZ Endoscopy Grading System OK

    The preliminary findings of a study involving results from endoscopic throat examinations at New Zealand Thoroughbred auctions has provided conclusive evidence to support the current post-sale endoscopy grading system.

  • Jade Hunter and Michael Blowen.

    Jade Hunter, Sired Champion Azeri, Dies

    Jade Hunter, a multiple grade I winner who sired 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri, was euthanized Sunday, Jan. 23, at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute near Lexington because of complications from colic.

  • General Nediym, Fastnet Rock Colts Shine

    Four horses fetch Aust$100,000 ($98,895 in U.S. funds) or more apiece during Inglis Sydney Classic yearling sale's second session in Australia.

  • Sydney Classic Sale Enjoys Upswing in Average

    The William Inglis & Son Sydney Classic yearling sale began on a buoyant note Jan. 23 in Australia, with the first session average price up by more than 5% on figures from a year ago.

  • Miesque in the winner's circle after the 1987 Breeders' Cup Mile

    Miesque, Top Racehorse and Broodmare, Dies

    Miesque, the first two-time winner of a Breeders' Cup race and the dam of top sire Kingmambo, was euthanized Jan. 20 at the Oak Tree Division of Lane's End Farm in Central Kentucky due to the infirmities of age.

  • Irish Industry Declines Continued in 2010

    While most of the key economic indicators within the Irish racing industry fell in 2010, the annual report from Horse Racing Ireland shows favorable trends within racecourse attendance and bloodstock sales.

  • Sequalo Colt Shines as MM Yearling Sale Ends

    The Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale ended Jan. 19 in Australia with a Sequalo colt topping the sixth session. Magic Millions, acting as agent for a Queensland-based client, purchased the bay yearling for Aust$45,000.

  • Henny Hughes Colt Tops 5th MM Sale Session

    A Henny Hughes colt brought Aust$210,000 ($207,549 in U.S. funds) Jan. 16 to top the fifth session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling auction in Australia on a day when the gross, average, and median all increased.

  • Mendip and Frankie Dettori take the Al Maktoum Challenge-Round I.

    Mendip Sails to Easy Win in Maktoum Challenge

    Heavily favored Mendip took the lead at the top of the stretch and was never challenged, sailing home for an easy victory in the Al Maktoum Challenge-Round I Sponsored by Longines (UAE-III) at Meydan Race Course Jan. 13.

  • Redoute's Choice Colt Shines at MM Sale

    A Redoute's Choice colt, who is a half brother to group I winner Casino Prince, topped the second day of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale in Australia Jan. 13 when he brought Aust$625,000.

  • Gross, Average Rise at Magic Millions Sale

    A Redoute's Choice colt brought the top price of Aust$850,000 as the gross and average price increased from a year ago during the opening session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale in Australia Jan 12.

  • BHA Imposes Sanctions Against 10 People

    Ten individuals, including a jockey, a trainer, and a former trainer, have been ruled off British racetracks as a result of a lengthy investigation by the British Horseracing Authority into a race at Lingfield in 2008.

  • AmWest to Distribute Dubai Racing Signal

    For the second year in a row, AmWest Entertainment will offer worldwide distribution of the racing signal for wagering on the Dubai International Racing Carnival from Meydan Racecourse.

  • Blame

    Blame is Top U.S. Horse in World Rankings

    Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Blame has been judged the best horse to race in North America during 2010 by the compilers of the World Thoroughbred Rankings, unveiled in London, England, on Tuesday, Jan. 11.

  • Victoire Pisa in the Arima Kinen 2010.

    Victoire Pisa Wins Japan's Arima Kinen

    Victoire Pisa, a son of Neo Universe, posted his fourth graded stakes triumph when he took the lead at the top of the stretch and held off all challengers to win the (US$4.2 million) Arima Kinen (Jpn-I).

  • Snow Fairy in the Hong Kong Cup.

    Snow Fairy Brilliant Again in Hong Kong Cup

    Snow Fairy cemented her status as the finest 3-year-old filly in the world when she rallied from far back to nab Irian in the final 50 yards to win the HK$20 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup (HK-I) at Sha Tin Dec. 12.

  • Arquana Sale's Average Rises 10.6%

    Arqana's Deauville breeding stock sale ended its four-day run Dec. 7 in France with increases from 2009 of 23.5% in gross revenue to €16,314,000 ($21,743,000 in U.S. funds) and 10.6% in average price to €28,722 ($38,347).