International Racing

Lone Sailor Heads Group Of U.S. Shippers For Korea Cup, Korea Sprint

Accepted nominations for the 2019 Keeneland Korea Cup and Korea Sprint, both of which will be run at Seoul Racecourse on Sunday September 8 (Saturday night, Sept. 7, in the U.S. because of time zone changes), have been announced and it is US-trained horses who are set to have top billing. In the Korea Cup, […]

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Jockey Club, ROAP Announce International Stewards Education Programs

The Jockey Club and Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) announced the creation of two programs, administered by ROAP and funded in part by The Jockey Club, to educate stewards practicing in North America on international officiating standards. The purpose of the program is to provide an immersive experience with international stewards to cultivate and foster […]

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Jockey Club Round Table To Focus On Crisis Management, International Perspectives On Horse Racing

The Jockey Club announced today that its 67th Annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing will feature international perspectives on racing as well as communications strategies in times of crisis and measures that may improve the Thoroughbred industry. The conference will be held on Sunday, August 11, at the Gideon Putnam Resort in […]

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Turf Repeat? Enable Faces Stiff Challenge In ‘Win And You’re In’ Race At Ascot

The most anticipated race thus far in the European racing season will take place this Saturday, July 27 at Ascot when the superstar 5-year-old mare Enable (GB) faces off against a bevy of Group 1 winners including Crystal Ocean (GB), Dafoe (IRE), Anthony Van Dyck (IRE), Waldgeist (GB) and Cheval Grand (JPN) among 11 starters in the 1 ½-mile King George VI and Queen […]

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Australia: Veteran Trainer Bruce Purcell In Coma After Horse Kicks Him

Longtime Australian Thoroughbred trainer Bruce Purcell was placed in a medically induced coma Friday after being kicked in the head by a horse, the Herald-Sun reported. The incident reportedly happened while the 76-year-old was unloading horses. He was airlifted to a Melbourne hospital. There were more developments this week in Australian, when it was revealed […]

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Hong Kong: Beauty Generation Collects Horse Of The Year For Second Straight Season

Beauty Generation claimed the Hong Kong Horse of the Year award for the second year in a row at a sparkling ceremony held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel tonight, Friday, 12 July. A four-time Group 1 victor this term, Hong Kong’s superstar galloper was also named Champion Miler for the second consecutive year. Beauty Generation is […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Club Hikes Purse Money To Record Levels

Hong Kong racing will offer record prize money of HK$1.3 billion for the 2019/20 season. Lucrative increases to FWD Champions Day’s three Group 1 races and the BMW Hong Kong Derby feature among the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s upward adjustments revealed today, Tuesday, 9 July. The FWD Champions Day fixture has proven to be a huge success in […]

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New Zealand Shuts Down Seven Of Its 48 Tracks Due To Industry’s Financial Problems

New Zealand will shutter seven of its Thoroughbred racing venues for good, including one track that’s been racing for more than a century. Three tracks on the North Island and four on the South Island will shut their doors due to the financial instability of the country’s racing industry. “We’ve realized that there are 48 […]

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Horse Racing On City Streets? Trial Run Gets Rave Reviews In Britain

A project that hopes to take horse racing to the streets next year in major metro areas got a boost Wednesday with a trial run at a British racecourse. According to the Racing Post, both trainers and jockeys gave a thumbs up to the exhibition, which took place at Aintree, where a temporary three-furlong artificial […]

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Haslett: Where Were You When Winx Chased Home Fourth Straight Cox Plate?

Are you ready to watch Australian super-mare Winx make history this weekend at Melbourne’s Moonee Valley racecourse? If she achieves an unprecedented fourth-straight G1 Cox Plate, her legacy would arguably surpass the achievements of Zenyatta and American Pharaoh. All that stands between Winx and legendary status are Godolphin’s Benbatl and local rival Humidor. From 2015 to […]

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