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  • Eagle Poise in the Valedictory Stakes.

    Eagle Poise Wins Marathon Valedictory At Wire

    The 1 3/4-mile Valedictory Stakes (Can-III) came down to just a head when distance-loving Eagle Poise outfought Harrods Creek in deep stretch to capture the $150,388 event on Woodbine's closing day Dec. 4.

  • Tartan Bearer is heading to stud in Turkey after being purchased for 50,000 guineas.

    Tattersalls Mare Sale Up 28%

    The Tattersalls December Sale sees the fourth-highest gross in the history of the auction after completing its fourth and final session.

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    BC Winner Afleet Again Headlines Valedictory

    Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. II) winner Afleet Again is the headliner in the $150,000 Valedictory Stakes (Can-III) Dec. 4 at Woodbine, but for those looking for a better price there are reasons to look elsewhere.

  • Jacqueline Quest topped the third day of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale at 600,000 guineas.

    Rises Across The Board At Tattersalls

    Gross, average, and median were all up significantly on day three of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale, continuing the upward trend since the auction began.

  • Miss Keller, lot number 1435.

    Miss Keller Tops Tattersalls Opening Day

    All indices rose on the first day of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale led by Miss Keller, who brought 625,000 guineas from Waratah Thoroughbreds' Paul Fudge.

  • Buena Vista rallies late to win the Japan Cup.

    Buena Vista Earns Japan Cup Redemption

    Buena Vista, disqualified from first to second for interference in last year's Japan Cup (Jpn-I), found no such problems this year. The 5-year-old mare surged late to win the $6.1 million event Nov. 27 at Tokyo Racecourse.

  • Sanagas and Rajiv Maragh take the Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Sanagas Crushes Hollywood Turf Cup

    Favored Sanagas joined the ranks of grade I winners with a dominating triumph for trainer Graham Motion in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup at Hollywood Park Nov. 19.

  • Top South African Sire Jet Master Dead

    Jet Master, a four-time leading sire in South Africa according to The Jockey Club, died Nov. 14 at age 17 after suffering from side effects associated with West Nile Virus, which he contracted earlier this year.

  • Shared Account

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    BC Winner Shared Account Retired

    Shared Account, winner of last year's Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) and seventh in this year's running in what proved to be her final start, has been retired from racing.

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    English Champion Midday Retired

    Midday, a two-time English champion and winner of the 2009 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), has been retired from racing to became a broodmare.

  • Exceed and Excel Colt Shines at Goffs

    An Exceed and Excel colt topped the second session of the Goffs November foal sale, bringing €90,000 ($122,201 in U.S. funds). Julie Wood purchased the chestnut weanling from Oghill House Stud Nov. 16 in Ireland.

  • Frankel

    Frankel Named Cartier Horse of the Year

    Juddmonte Farms homebred Frankel, scintillating winner of five starts this year, took home top honors as Cartier Horse of the Year and top 3-year-old during the annual awards ceremony in London, England, Nov. 15.

  • Shamardal Colt Shines at Arqana Sale

    Arqana's revamped autumn sale ended its two-day run Nov. 15 in Deauville, France with a session of yearlings. The session replaced the December yearling sale, which had followed the company's breeding stock auction.

  • Workforce

    Workforce Retired; Will Stand in Japan

    Workforce, winner of last year's Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I) and the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), has been retired from racing and will stand in 2012 at Teruya Yoshida's Shadai Farm in Japan.

  • Joseph O'Brien brings St Nicholas Abbey home in the Breeders' Cup Turf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9729110%26ref%3Dstory">Or

    O'Briens Team Up to Win Breeders' Cup Turf

    Eighteen-year-old Joseph O'Brien rode St Nicholas Abbey (by Montjeu) to a driving win in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs for his father, trainer Aidan O'Brien.