International Racing

USA Poised For Success At Keeneland Korea Cup And Sprint

This Saturday night, Sept. 8th, marks the 2018 Korea Autumn Racing Carnival and the latest chapter in Korea’s drive to position itself as the next horse racing superpower. This year’s edition is poised to be biggest and most geographically diverse to date, with nine different countries represented across the two main features. Fans in the […]

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Jeff Lloyd: Australia’s Answer To Mike Smith, Riding For The Ages At Doomben

Mike Smith is not the only veteran jockey poised to defy the odds and show that age is just a number this weekend. While the 52-year-old Smith is looking to achieve his first Triple Crown atop Justify in this Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, the evening before sees legendary 57-year-old Queensland jockey Jeff Lloyd attempting to bring […]

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Barry Irwin To Pull Out Of Scandal-Tainted South African Racing

Barry Irwin, the CEO of Team Valor International and longtime friend of horse racing in South Africa, has chosen to sell out of the sport there due to it being tainted by disgraced businessman and major horse owner/breeder Markus Jooste. Jooste resigned as CEO of the furniture and household company Steinhoff International last winter after […]

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Australia: Winx, Redzel Chase Victories In The Championships

The grand finals of Australian racing, The Championships dominate the international racing calendar the next two weekends at Sydney’s Royal Randwick racecourse. The stars of the turf will be on show, including champion mare Winx, who is looking to extend her world record-breaking G1 run next weekend in Day 2. The first day of The […]

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Winx’s Bid For G1 Glory Highlights Golden Slipper Day

This weekend’s Golden Slipper Day at Sydney’s Rosehill Gardens Racecourse looks to be one for the history books. Australian super mare Winx, currently joint-best race horse in the world alongside Gun Runner, is looking to become the world record-holder for flat G1 wins by winning the George Ryder Stakes. If she can capture her 24th […]

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South Africa’s Legal Eagle Seeks Historical Win Ahead Of Pegasus World Cup

Gulfstream Park once again becomes an international horse racing mecca on Saturday, Jan. 27th, when the track hosts the second running of the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational. In the countdown to the richest race on the planet, U.S. fans can enjoy another world-class racing event, as record-breaking Legal Eagle looks to see off […]

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Shuback: Foreign Invasion Creates Troubled Times For French Racing

The death last month of the Marquise de Moratalla, for decades one of France’s leading breeder/owners, prompted her longtime trainer, the recently retired Francois Doumen, to remark that “she was the type of owner we don’t have in France anymore.” In fact, Doumen was putting his finger into the wound that has caused much agonizing […]

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South African Triple Crown Kicks Off This Weekend With G1 Cape Guineas

Kenilworth Racecourse will host the first leg of the South African (SAF) Triple Crown, the G1 Forus Cape Guineas, on Saturday, Dec. 16 in Cape Town, South Africa. The championship will see a strong field of 3-year-olds take the track in what has rightly been billed as horse racing’s ultimate test. The first race from […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: Radical Ideas, Rank Rankings?

On last week’s episode of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discussed the issue of horse racing’s stars skipping the major preps for the Breeders’ Cup. This week, they delve into the status of the Breeders’ Cup itself. Is the event all it could be in 2017 when one considers the TV ratings, […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: A History Of International Influence

This weekend and over the coming month in racing, a consistent theme will be the variety and volume of international competition. Among countries sending horses to race in France for the Arc de Triomphe and other premier races, the Arc festival is one of the highlights of international racing, and next month, the United States […]

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