International Racing

U.S.-Sired Horses Win All Races On South Korean Opening Night For North American Horseplayers

U.S. racing fans could enjoy South Korean racing for the first time last Saturday when races from the LetsRun Park Busan–Gyeongnam track premiered in North America. Even better for domestic bettors, all races were won by U.S.-sired Thoroughbreds. In total, there were eleven races broadcast by Sky Racing World live into North America from the racecourse in […]

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Mauritius: Two Jockeys Earn Lengthy Suspensions After Being Seen Socializing With Bookmaker

Two South African jockeys were handed three-month suspensions by the Mauritius Turf Club after they were photographed recently socializing with a bookmaker on a boat trip. According to the Racing Post, Brandon Lerena and Raymond Danielson were suspended after several photos and a video appeared on social media of the pair with a man they only knew […]

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Haslett: Winx Vs Chautauqua Matchup Highlights Australia’s Golden Slipper Day

Legendary Australian mare Winx, who was recently ranked the joint number one racehorse internationally alongside Arrogate by Longines, is looking to extend her 15-race winning streak in Sydney’s Golden Slipper Day this weekend. The 5-year-old champion is the favorite to win the G1 George Ryder Stakes, but she could be upset by Chautauqua, now ranked […]

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Will The United States Triumph In Australia’s Super Saturday Meet?

Can Irish-bred 6-year-old colt The United States beat the favorites in this weekend’s G1 Australian Cup, a major race in the Super Saturday meet at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne? Along with the G1 Lexus Newmarket Handicap, the Australian Cup is one of nine races scheduled for Super Saturday, which features an all “black type” program, […]

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Haslett: Who Are Key Contenders For The Australian Derby?

With 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah heading to Australia to stand at Coolmore Stud in the Hunter Valley, US race fans have even more reason to focus on Southern Hemisphere racing, especially with the Australian Derby on the horizon. This weekend alone, three important stops are scheduled on the road to the prestigious Sydney […]

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Haslett: A Winx Vs Arrogate Dream Matchup?

The world’s best racehorse is today as much a tale of two countries and their track types as the horses themselves. Top-rated Arrogate, according to the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, has excelled on dirt courses, winning the G1 Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park last month and the G1 Breeders Cup Classic at Santa Anita last […]

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Haslett: Arrogate’s Global Challenger Winx Returns To Australian Racing

Now that California Chrome has retired following his defeat in last month’s Pegasus World Cup, Arrogate has proven himself as the world’s best active racehorse. However, the Bob Baffert-trained colt faces strong global competition from Winx, the next-best ranked international horse who returns to Australian racing in the G2 Apollo Stakes this Friday night, starting […]

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Haslett: Jockeys To Watch Down Under In 2017

While UK jockey Sophie Doyle is making her mark in US racing – winning Race 5 on Lemon Squeeze at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans on Jan. 28th – her brother James Doyle is doing just as well in Australia. The Godolphin stable jockey is only one Southern Hemisphere-based rider to follow this season, […]

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Haslett: Can Dettori Upset Sun Met Ahead Of Pegasus?

Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup Invitational, with its showdown between California Chrome and Arrogate, is a major highlight of the USA’s winter racing season. But the Pegasus at Gulfstream Park isn’t the only G1 race competing for international racing fans’ attention. South Africa’s G1 Sun Met earlier in the day offers them the chance to see […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Michelle Payne Still Dreams Big As Retirement Nears

In the space of less than two years, jockey Michelle Payne has gone from well-known in the Australian racing sphere to international celebrity following her win aboard Prince of Penzance in the 2015 Melbourne Cup. Payne was the first woman to win the race in its 155-year history, and doing so at odds of 100-1 […]

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