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  • Hillaby won last year's Bessarabian Stakes (Can-II) at the Seaway's seven-furlong distance.

    Hillaby Likely to Bounce Back in Seaway

    Hillaby, a close second to Endless Light in the July 1 Sweet Briar Too Stakes, figures to be tighter second time out in the Aug. 8 Seaway Stakes at Woodbine. The seven-furlong race drew seven older fillies.

  • Queen's Jewel wins the Pour Moi Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary.

    Solow, Queen's Jewel Win at Longchamp

    Trainer Freddy Head and jockey Maxime Guyon teamed for a group I double May 24 at Longchamp, winning the Prix d'Ispahan with Solow and the Pour Moi Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary with Queen's Jewel.

  • Silvestre De Sousa celebrates victory aboard African Story in the Dubai World Cup.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/Dubai-2014/38085033_tQgx4h#!i=3148897471&k=dhBcNZh">Order This Photo</a>

    African Story Dominates Dubai World Cup

    Godolphin Racing's African Story was guided off the rail at the head of the straight to overtake leader Mukhadram en route to a comfortable victory in the $10 million Dubai World cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline March 29.

  • Immortal Verse sold for 4.7 million guineas on December 3.

    Immortal Verse Sells for European Record

    English and French group I winner Immortal Verse sold in foal to Dansili for 4.7 million guineas ($8,090,580 in United States funds), a European record price for a broodmare, at the Tattersalls December mare sale Dec. 3.

  • African Story storms home for a repeat win in the Burj Nahar.

    Dullahan Unplaced in Burj Nahaar

    African Story stormed along the rail to win the $200,000 Burj Nahaar (UAE-III) over Capital Attraction while U.S.-based Dullahan was unplaced in his warm-up for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) late this month.

  • Izzi Top Wheels to Pretty Polly Victory

    Izzi Top charged past longtime leader Sapphire with a furlong remaining and drew off to a comfortable 1 1/4-length victory in the Barclays Bank Ireland Pretty Polly Stakes (Ire-I) at the Curragh July 1.

  • Immortal Verse wins the Prix Jacques Le Marois

    Immortal Verse Upsets Goldikova in Marois

    Immortal Verse once again displayed her sparkling turn of foot as she charged past Goldikova in the closing stages to win the $854,658 Prix Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois (Fr-I) at Deauville Aug. 15.

  • Spring Style (inside) holds off Harmonious to win the Robert J. Frankel Stakes. <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%3D9352602%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Spring Style Surprises Slim Frankel Field

    Spring Style's wait for her first stakes victory ended in her 6-year-old debut Jan. 1 when she held off Harmonious by a nose to win the $147,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes (gr. IIT) on the turf at Santa Anita.

  • Tattersalls Sale Stays Steady

    Tattersalls December Foal Sale's second session, featuring solid pedigrees, remains even with last year's edition with three lots selling for 100,000 guineas or more

  • Turning Top takes control late to win the Beverly Hills.<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%3D9083239%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Turning Top Spins Away in Beverly Hills

    Turning Top became a graded stakes winner in her first try at 10 furlongs when she ran down longshot pacesetter Princess Taylor in the $100,000 Beverly Hills Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Hollywood Park June 26.

  • Bon Nuit Leads Way at Goffs Sale in Ireland

    Bon Nuit, a stakes-winning daughter of Night Shift, topped the opening session of the Goffs November breeding stock sale, bringing 230,000 euros ($342,339 in U.S. funds) Nov. 21 in Ireland. Clive Gardner purchased the 7-year-old bay mare from Ballincurrig House Stud.

  • Median Price Increases at Goffs Orby Sale

    Part one of the Goffs Orby yearling sale in Ireland ended Sept. 30 in Ireland with an 11.1% increase in median price from 2008 and a 6.7% loss in average price. This year, there were two sessions in part one of the auction -- down from three last year -- and the sale's gross dropped 31.5%, in part because fewer horses were offered and sold.

  • British TBA Awards Announced

    Glen Andred Stud's Robert Percival, who has been breeding Thoroughbreds in England for more than 50 years, was presented with the Andrew Devonshire Bronze at the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association's Annual Awards Lunch at the Hyatt Regency Churchill Hotel in London Jan. 6.

  • Vacare won the Dec. 21 Dahlia Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park.<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%3D7289010%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Grade I Winner Vacare Retired

    Vacare, a grade I winner who raced exclusively on turf, will not contest the Jan. 4 San Gorgonio Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita and instead has been retired from racing.

  • Prince Khalid Abdullah, owner of Juddmonte Farms

    Juddmonte Leading British Breeder

    For the fifth time this century, Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms has won the Queen's Silver Cup awarded to the leading British-based breeder (flat) who has accrued the most prize money in Great Britain and Ireland from mares normally resident in the United Kingdom.

  • 'Heaven' Takes Flight in Sun Chariot

    Halfway To Heaven broke alertly and never looked back as she gamely held off a stubborn Darjina to post a half-length victory in the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket Oct. 4.

  • Halfway to Heaven holds on to take the Nassau Stakes under Johnny Murtagh.

    Heavenly Result in Nassau Stakes

    The Ballydoyle juggernaut notched a remarkable 17th group I win of the season when Halfway To Heaven held on for a gallant head victory over Lush Lashes in the Blue Square Nassau Stakes (Eng-I) at Goodwood Aug. 2.

  • Halfway To Heaven triumphs in the Boylesports Irish One Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) at the Curragh May 25.

    Halfway To Heaven Soars in 1,000 Guineas

    Halfway To Heaven capped an outstanding weekend for trainer Aidan O'Brien by holding on for a head victory over Mad About You in the Boylesports Irish One Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) at the Curragh May 25.

  • Falco Soars to Victory in French Guineas

    A last minute change of plans paid off in a big way for the connections of Falco, as the 20-1 outsider captured the Poule d'Essai des Poulains (Fr-I) by an impressive three lengths at Longchamp May 11.

  • Excellent Art leads the European contingent in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. 1).

    Excellent Art Draws Outside, Favored in Mile

    Excellent Art, who is less than a length shy of being a winner of his last three races in England, all group I events, was made the 3-1 favorite for the Oct. 27 NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Monmouth Park.

  • Peeress Simply Superb in Lockinge

    Champion trainer Sir Michael Stoute's horses have been winning at an impressive 40% rate during the month of May. On Saturday at Newbury, Peeress added to that total, with an impressive 1 ¾-length victory in the Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I).

  • English Champion Russian Rhythm's First Foal

    Russian Rhythm, an English champion for David and Patricia Thompson's Cheveley Park Stud, produced her first foal, a Pivotal filly, Feb. 9 at the Newmarket, England, farm.

  • Japanese Breeder Leads Tattersalls Buyers

    Sun Chariot Stakes (Eng-I) runner-up Summitville (GB) (Grand Lodge) led Wednesday's penultimate session of the Tattersalls December Sale when bought by Japanese breeder Katsumi Yoshida of Northern Farm for 450,000 guineas.

  • Megahertz bids farewell to Southern California fans with this victory in the Yellow Ribbon Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Megahertz Rules Again on Santa Anita Turf

    Prohibitive choice Megahertz, who has made a career of winning grass stakes at Santa Anita Park, said good-bye to her Southern California fans Saturday with a trademark victory in the $500,000 Yellow Ribbon (gr. IT) at Oak Tree.