China and the United Arab Emirates-based Meydan Group are partnering to hold a groundbreaking race meeting next month at Jinma Racecourse. Race fields will consist of horses shipped from the U.A.E.
The first internationally recognized Thoroughbred meeting in mainland China is taking shape as industry leaders from throughout the world pull together to support the China Equine Cultural Festival Sept. 20-21.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club is taking a 'wait and see' approach on the impact of a new racetrack on mainland China.
David A. Ross Racing Stable's Perfect Officer, a nose winner in last year's Shakertown Stakes (gr.IIIT), faces eight rivals April 13 when he makes his 2013 debut in the 17th running of the $100,000 turf sprint at Keeneland.
Officials of Dubai-based Meydan Group and Chinese authorities March 28 announced plans to hold an international race meeting in October in Chengdu in southwestern China.
Grade I winner Daisy Devine made quick work of four rivals in the $72,000 Blushing K. D. Handicap, going gate to wire for a six-length victory on the turf at Fair Ground Race Course & Slots Dec. 22.
Coolmore is planning to develop, along with the Irish government, a Thoroughbred industry in China. The project involves racetracks, a training center, and the export of 100 mares from Ireland to China.
Sheikh Mohammed's Darley operation has announced well-bred stakes winners Jalil and Sousa will enter stud in China in 2012 in an effort to bolster that country's emerging Thoroughbred industry.
Racing will be held in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, one day a week with four to six races on the program.
Ventana returned to his winning ways, as the 5-year-old finally did May 21 at Pimlico Race Course when he outdueled longshot Immortal Eyes to score the $100,000 Maryland Sprint Handicap (gr. III).
Ventana, the only previous graded stakes winner entered in the Maryland Sprint (gr. III), is seeking his first score outside California. The race, which attracted a field of nine, will be contested at six furlongs May 21.
The Maryland Department of Agriculture announced it has expanded its international equine sales to China.
Veteran turf campaigner Twilight Meteor gets a little class relief when he takes on nine rivals, including Barbaro's full brother Nicanor, in the $150,000 Canadian Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) Feb. 27 at Gulfstream Park.
A $3.5 billion international equestrian complex with a racetrack is being proposed for this project that involves a partnership of Dubai and Chinese companies.
Of the three major races for juvenile males at the Saratoga, D. Wayne Lukas has won the Sanford (gr. II) and Hopeful (gr. I) five times apiece, and the Saratoga Special (gr. II) three more times. On Aug. 20, Lukas will go for Special No. 4 when he sends out longshot Activity Report in the $150,000 event.
Youbet.com announced Monday that it plans to launch a horse racing entertainment Web site in March of this year exclusively for access by customers in Mainland China.
William Inglis & Son of Australia reported the first horse auction in the People's Republic of China drew a large crowd of onlookers at Guangzhou Racecourse.
The first Thoroughbred auction ever in the People's Republic of China has been scheduled for Aug. 5 by Australia's William Inglis and Son Ltd. in conjunction with Beijing Hua Jun Horse Breeding Co Ltd
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