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No winner in sight for Global Sprint Challenge -- except racing itself?

By Bob Kieckhefer Barring something truly unforeseen, the Global Sprint Challenge will go unclaimed for another year. What's that? You're not aware of the Global Sprint Challenge? That's a shame but not a surprise, especially if you live in North America, which is not represented in the series. For the record, the GSC offers a US$1 million bonus to the connections of any horse that can win three legs... Read More

What to Wear to Royal Ascot

More than 300 years of elite racing and fashion converge June 17-21 at the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting in Great Britain. Ascot Racecourse has put together a video that provides their guidelines on a very strict dress code for five very special days of racing. View the video below. Read More

Oh, Australia!

Trainer Aidan O’Brien’s hopes for a third straight win in the Investec Epsom Derby (gr. I) June 7 look to be riding on regally bred Australia.... Read More

Having fun traveling with your horse

By Robert Kieckhefer American horses haven't been doing real well on the international scene lately. The connections of Si Sage hope to strike a more positive note in Sunday's Singapore Airlines International Cup (Sing-I). But, if not, they're having a good time anyway. Meanwhile, Meydan Racecourse in Dubai is getting busy replacing its Tapeta surface with real dirt. While they don't say so out loud... Read More

World's Largest Racing Conference Begins in Hong Kong

Asian Racing Conference has drawn 800 racing officials, administrators, and executives to Hong Kong, with IFHA executive council a newcomer at global forum. Caption:Louis Romanet, Chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, speaks at the IFHA Executive Council meeting today as it met for the first time at an Asian Racing Conference. - Photo: Hong Kong Jockey Club By Robert... Read More

Red Cadeaux Ready to 'Bring It' in Tenno Sho

Photo: Mathea Kelley Red Cadeaux Staying power is defined as having strength and energy, stamina, and toughness—all attributes of one of racing’s highest-profile world travelers: Red Cadeaux. The big, red runner, based in Great Britain with trainer Ed Dunlop, has been in Japan since April 19 preparing for his second bid to win the marathon Tenno Sho (Spring) (Jpn-I) May 4 at Kyoto Racecourse, and his... Read More

Remembering Sir Henry Cecil

Sir Henry Cecil, one of the most prominent international horse trainers over the last four decades, left behind a stellar legacy when he died June 11 at age 70.... Read More

Cape Cross, Dehere in Oz, a Slick Finish in France, and an Ace in India

Sept. 7 found black-type racing in Australia at Wyong, a provincial course located in New South Wales, about an hour north of Sydney. The listed McNamee Mona Lisa Stakes for fillies and mares went to Miss Stellabelle, a 4-year-old filly trained by Gai Waterhouse. A Gold Coast Yearling Sale purchase at A$75,000, Miss Stellabelle is owned by Segenhoe Thoroughbreds Australia. A daughter of Dehere (Deputy... Read More

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