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  • Paulo Lobo

    Lobo, Brazilian Import Some in Tieme Try SoCal

    When trainer Paulo Lobo enters a horse with a "BRZ" or an "URU" or an "ARG" next to its name for the first time in a Southern California race, how that horse will run isn't just a mystery to the betting public. Often it's a mystery to Lobo, too.

  • Brown Panther cruises to victory in the Dubai Gold Cup.

    Brown Panther Pounces in Dubai Gold Cup

    Brown Panther overcame his wide draw soon after the start and kicked away to an impressive victory in the $1 million Al Tayer Motors Dubai Gold Cup (UAE-II) March 28 at Meydan.

  • Magician wins the 2013 Breeders' Cup Turf.

    European Depth Provides Value in BC Races

    I think every handicapper is aware of the success European-trained horses have enjoyed in the non-sprint turf races contested at Breeders' Cup, but I'm not sure as many players are aware that the value.

  • Leading German Sire Monsun Dies

    Monsun, whose 108 stakes winners include champion and John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Shirocco and 2011 Eclipse Award winner Stacelita, has been euthanized.

  • Champion Shirocco, son of So Sedulous.

    So Sedulous Euthanized

    So Sedulous, the dam of German and Italian champion Shirocco, has been euthanized due to an illness. She was 17.

  • Shirocco to Enter Stud at Dalham Hall in England

    Sheikh Mohammed has entered into an agreement to purchase 2005 John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Shirocco from breeder/owner Baron Georg von Ullmann and will stand the 5-year-old son of Monsun at his Dalham Hall Stud near Newmarket, England.

  • Decision Delayed on Shirocco's Turf Status

    A decision on whether Shirocco will attempt to defend his title in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) has been delayed "until the last possible moment," according to Paul Harley, racing manager to the 5-year-old's owner breeder Baron von Ullmann.

  • HRTV to Air Arc and Entire Longchamp Card

    HorseRacing TV will bring its viewers international world-class turf racing with live coverage of the $2.5 million Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, along with the entire card from Longchamp Race Course in Paris Oct. 1.

  • TVG to Present Live Coverage of Prix De L'arc De Triomphe

    For the eighth consecutive year, TVG will present live coverage of the group I, $2.5 million Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, from Longchamp Racecourse near Paris Oct. 1. The Arc will highlight a three-hour program beginning at 9:30 a.m. (all times Eastern). Post time for the Arc, a 1 1/2-mile race for horses 3-year-old and up, is 11:30 a.m.

  • Three Tied at Top of World's Leading Horses List

    The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities will publish on its Web site the "World's Leading Horses" seven times in 2006: January, April, May, July, September, October, and November, after the major international racing events.

  • Shirocco Wins Battle of Breeders' Cup Champions

    In a matchup between former Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships race winners, 2005 John Deere Turf (gr. IT) winner Shirocco held off a game Ouija Board, winner of the 2004 Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) in Friday's Vodafone Coronation Cup (Eng-I) at England's Epsom Racecourse.

  • Shirocco Earns Raves After Smashing Return

    Shirocco made many believers in the States last fall with his impressive win in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) at Belmont Park. But after the 5-year-old Andre Fabre trainee's easy win in his first race of the 2006 season, the Jockey Club Stakes (Eng-II) at Newmarket Sunday, it is possible that he could be the next big thing in European racing.

  • Hurricane Run Tops World's Leading Horses List

    Hurricane Run, the winner of the 2005 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Lucien Barriere (Fr-I), continues to head the list of "World's Leading Horses, compiled by the World Rankings Supervisory Committee under the International Federation of Racing Authorities.

  • Shirocco Shines in BC Turf Blowout

    The German-bred Shirocco opened up a big lead in the stretch of the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) and held off a late rally by Ace to win by 1 3/4 lengths. Favored Azamour was a neck back in third making for an all-European trifecta in the 1 1/2-mile, $2.09 million race at Belmont Park.

  • Choctaw Nation among those whose prospects improve with Rocky's defection from Classic.

    Countdown to the Cup: Here Come the Longshots

    If it's the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, you can bet (literally) that there will be several longshot winners. With so many of the grade I races this year appearing to be wide-open, with full fields, there is no reason to think this year will be any different from past Breeders' Cups.

  • Activity Begins For European BC Horses

    On a morning in which very few horses left their barns, there was plenty of activity over at the quarantine barn, as several new arrivals from Europe took to the track despite the rainy, blustery conditions.