Keyword: France

  • Entrance to the parade ring at Saint Cloud was blocked for horses entering by protesters as connections of runners stood by

    Saint-Cloud Cancels Card due to Protest

    The Oct. 29 race meeting at Saint-Cloud, including a pair of group 1 juvenile events featuring prominent cross-Channel runners, was abandoned after the first race because of a protest over cuts in funding.

  • Lot 342, a colt by Siyouni, topped the Oct. 18 session of the Arqana October yearling sale

    Siyouni Colt Tops Second Session of Arqana Sale

    After a dynamic opening day that contained the cream of the catalog, the Oct. 17 second session of the Arqana October yearling sale was a more low-key affair, but there was still good money changing hands for those lots the market settled on.

  • Enable cruises to victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

    Enable Storms Home to Take Arc

    Enable swept to the easiest of victories in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) at Chantilly Oct. 1, as she brushed aside a top-quality field to post her fifth straight win at the highest level.

  • Intello at Haras du Quesnay in France

    First Starter is First Winner for Intello

    Intello, winner of the 2013 Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby, G1) and a freshman sire, got his first winner with his first starter May 25 when his daughter Sonjeu took a maiden race by 2 1/2 lengths at Tarbes Racecourse.

  • Louis Romanet, left, accepts the 2016 IFHA International Award of Merit on his family's behalf

    IFHA Award of Merit to Romanet Family

    The Romanet family, longtime leaders in French and international racing, was honored with the 2016 Longines and International Federation of Horseracing Authorities International Award of Merit as the culmination of the IFHA Conference Oct. 3.

  • Postponed and Andrea Atzeni winning The Juddmonte International Stakes

    Postponed Clear Favorite in Arc de Triomphe

    Favorite Postponed will start from an ideal post 7 in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), in which he will try for his fifth win from as many starts this year in Europe's richest race and premier middle-distance race Oct. 2 at Chantilly.

  • Lady Aurelia wins Prix Morny Aug. 21 at Deauville in France

    KY-Bred Lady Aurelia Victorious in Prix Morny

    Lady Aurelia kept her record perfect in three starts when leading all the way in the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) for juvenile colts and fillies Aug. 21 at Deauville.

  • Session-topping Acclamation filly

    Acclamation Filly Tops Final Day at Arqana

    Trainer Jean-Claude Rouget's outstanding season looks likely to have spawned several new relationships, judging by the action during a lively Part II of the Arqana August yearling sale Aug. 16 in Deauville.

  • Lady Aurelia, in France Aug. 15.

    Caravaggio to Bypass Showdown With 'Lady'

    A showdown between Scat Daddy's star juveniles Caravaggio and Lady Aurelia in the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) Aug. 21 at Deauville will likely not take place as Caravaggio is being aimed instead toward a race in September, Racing Post reports.

  • Lady Aurelia wins Queen Mary Stakes earlier this season.

    Lady Aurelia in Top Form for Prix Morny

    Scat Daddy filly gets her final U.S. work at Keeneland Aug. 11 and will ship to France Aug. 13. Stablemate Acapulco will miss the Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I), however, due to a foot issue.

  • 'Blessing' Wins Tragedy-Marred De Gheest

    Signs of Blessing set the pace and was virtually unchallenged through the final furlong for a clear win the Prix Maurice de Gheest (Fr-I), a race that was marred by the fatal breakdown of former Hong Kong champion miler Gold-Fun Aug. 7 at Deauville.

  • Qemah won the Coronation Stakes in June of 2016.

    Qemah Easy Winner of Prix Rothschild

    The year keeps getting better for French trainer Jean-Claude Rouget, whose good filly Qemah effortlessly quickened away to win the Prix Rothschild (Fr-I) July 31 at Deauville, providing him with yet another group I win this season.

  • Silverwave Breaks Through at Saint-Cloud

    A well-beaten third in the Prix d'Ispahan (Fr-I) last time out, Silverwave was much the best July 3 when he sprung a surprise the Prix du Saint-Cloud (Fr-I).

  • Dalakhani Taken Out of 2016 Stud Duty

    Dalakhani, a resident stallion at the Aga Khan’s Haras de Bonneval near Normany, France, will be unavailable to cover mares the rest of the 2016 breeding season because of an unspecified “veterinary problem."

  • Embellishment, Lot 177, was the sale topper.

    Arqana Sale Ends With Slight Declines

    The fourth session of the Arqana breeding stock sale in Deauville, France, Dec. 8 posted a gain of 36% in gross over a year ago as the 2015 auction closed with figures down slightly from the 2014 edition.

  • Embellishment, an unraced Galileo -- Sophisticat mare in foal to Kingman, brought €900,000.

    Malones Continue Spending for Mares

    The U.S. and European breeding operations of American billionaire John Malone dominated the top of the market on opening day of the Arqana December breeding stock sale Dec. 5.

  • Lot 161, an Oasis Dream colt, brought €290,000.

    Oasis Dream Colt Leads Day 1 Trade at Arqana

    Anne and Etienne Drionne's Coulonces Consignment sold the day's highest-priced yearling at the opening session of the Arqana October sale Oct. 20, an Oasis Dream colt to Voute Sales.

  • IFHA chairman Louis Romanet

    Equine Welfare Among IFHA's Critical Issues

    The chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, in an address Oct. 5 in Paris, France, outlined what he called matters that are critical to the future of racing on an international level.

  • Golden Horn wins the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

    Golden Horn Impressive in Arc de Triomphe

    Anthony Oppenheimer's 3-year-old colt Golden Horn, racing just behind the pacemaker, took off when asked in the stretch to comfortably win the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) at Longchamp Oct. 4.

  • Odeliz Speeds to Prix Jean Romanet Victory

    Barbara M. Keller's Odeliz set the pace and pulled a 35-1 stunner in the Darley Prix Jean Romanet (Fr-I) for older fillies and mares Aug. 23 at Deauville.

  • Shalaa Shoots Clear in Prix Morny

    Al Shaqab runners took the top two spots in the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) for 2-year-olds Aug. 23 at Deauville, as Shalaa willingly spurted clear of Gutaifan for a comfortable 1 3/4-length victory.

  • Lot 119 by Dubawi out of Pacifique set a sale record-price.

    Record-Breaking Arqana Sale Concludes

    The Arqana Deauville August sale concluded Aug. 17 with records in total receipts, average, and median for the three-day auction, which launched Europe's yearling sale season.

  • Lot 119 by Dubawi out of Pacifique.

    Dubawi Colt Brings Arqana August Record Price

    A colt by Dubawi out of French group III winner Pacifique brought a sale record price of €2.6 million (US$2,890,232) at the Arqana Deauville yearling sale Aug. 16.

  • Lot 89, a Shamardal colt sold for the highest price of €720,000 at the opening session of the Arqana Deauville yearling sale.

    Shamardal Colt Leads Arqana Opener

    A Shamardal colt sold for the highest price of 720,000 euros (U.S. $799,919) at the opening session of the Arqana Deauville yearling sale, launching Europe's yearling auction season Aug. 15.