International TDN News

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Trending News in TDN Europe

1. Feature: John Boyce focuses on young European stallions and their ability to produce top-class 3-year-olds.

"Frankel (GB) needs no introduction. Armed with the very best mares, he’s certainly delivered statistically. The only gap–if you can even call it a gap–is the lack of more racehorses approaching the class of Cracksman (GB). But with outstanding crops in the pipeline, that anomaly is sure to be taken care of in due course."

2. Op-Ed: Jack Cantillon provides his opinion on the opportunities for the 'new' Curragh racecourse.

"It is clear that the Irish public wants and expects value. But what do the investors want from The Curragh development? I’d suggest something very simple: people to go racing. They have invested to protect the legacy of the sport they love in Ireland, not to extract profit from Irish racegoers."

3. Interview: Daithi Harvey sits down with Irish Classic-winning jockey Shane Foley.

"Mick Donohue who manages Mr. Zhang’s string in Ireland is very good to work with and I’m in a great position at the moment. It looks like I’ll have plenty of nice horses to ride this year and getting the rides in the good races is very important."

Trending News in TDN America

1. Feature: Wesley Ward believes Coolmore's American Pharoah (USA) will be the leading first-season sire in America.

“Because I like to run at Royal Ascot I was curious as to whether or not the American Pharoahs would like the grass. I ran into Bob [Baffert] and I asked him what he thought about American Pharoah as a stallion and I also asked him that question, will they be able to run on the grass? He told me, ‘the one thing I wish I could have done is run him on the grass because, with the way he moved, I think he would have loved it."

2. Video: Shug McGaughey shares his insights on Code of Honor (USA) and his sire, Noble Mission (GB) before the GII Fountain of Youth S.. (Code of Honor went on to win the race).

"Code of Honor, right from the get-go, showed an affinity for the dirt, and Noble Mission has gotten off to a really great start here and in Europe, and looks like he’s got a good future as a sire."