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Local stars dominate Hong Kong racesupdated Wed Jan 28 2015 12:41:43

A great day for the local horses at the Hong Kong International Races who fought off strong international competition.

Looking to past champions for successupdated Wed Jan 28 2015 12:40:30

Global breeder, Darley is breaking its way into the Japanese breeding industry by tapping into past champions.

The horse that won $110,000 for charityupdated Wed Jan 28 2015 12:37:16

Businessman Michael Watt paid $55,000 to own race horse Silk Sari for the British Champions Day in Ascot - and won.

Star skier takes on horse racingupdated Wed Jan 28 2015 12:36:35

Six-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller is planning a career switch - he's becoming a horse trainer.

Smooth running on Ascot race dayupdated Wed Jan 28 2015 12:35:46

Francesca Cumani visits the course at Ascot to meet the man who helps make sure that race day always runs smoothly.

Training with Avenir Certainupdated Wed Jan 28 2015 12:35:23

Winning Post's Francesca Cumani travelled to the South of France to meet the Avenir Certain and her trainer.

Germany's big raceupdated Wed Jan 28 2015 12:20:21

CNN's Francesca Cumani reports on the state of the German horse racing industry.

Winning the Prix de L'Arc de Triompheupdated Wed Jan 28 2015 12:20:01

One of the most successful jockeys of all time is Freddie Head talks about his success at the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe.

Taking horse racing out of the boxupdated Wed Jan 28 2015 12:19:30

CNN's Francesca Cumani explains how her own family allowed a nightclub owner to become the owner of a horse for the day.

Silviniaco Conti emulates former stablemate Kauto Star at King George updated Fri Dec 26 2014 13:31:29

Silviniaco Conti completed the double at the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park in the style of which former stablemate and steeplechase legend Kauto Star would be proud.

Qatar adds Goodwood to growing stableupdated Mon Dec 22 2014 10:45:53

It's been one of the most memorable labels in British horse racing history but to the undoubted dismay of traditionalists, Glorious Goodwood is no more.

Just The Judge sells for 4.5 million guineas in British auction record updated Wed Dec 03 2014 06:37:26

They say it is the sport of kings, and a king's ransom has been paid for a single horse at auction house Tattersalls.

Wonder horse California Chrome seeks 'Hollywood' ending to historic year updated Fri Nov 28 2014 05:31:09

California Chrome's 2014 has been something of a roller-coaster ride but the year could still end on a high in the colt's final race of the American thoroughbred horse racing season at Del Mar.

Rosie Napravnik wins Breeders' Cup Distaff then announces she's pregnantupdated Sat Nov 01 2014 13:13:35

Rosie Napravnik made history by becoming the first female jockey to win the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff Friday -- then she dropped the real bombshell by revealing she was seven weeks pregnant and would retire after racing again on Saturday.

Bode Miller: Ski star's horse racing dreamupdated Thu Oct 30 2014 08:37:24

He's won six Olympic medals on two legs, but Bode Miller's future will ride on four.

Saddle to sculpture: Ex-jockey Philip Blacker molds a new careerupdated Thu Oct 23 2014 08:47:13

He has sculpted a new career, much to the relief of his body.

Legendary 'zebra whisperer' who tames Queen's horses updated Tue Oct 14 2014 08:29:14

What started as a night drinking in the pub, turned into a morning riding a wild zebra.

'Horse yoga' tames more than animalsupdated Thu Oct 09 2014 07:31:57

You may have heard of yoga's "downward-facing dog" pose, but what about "upward-staring horse"?

Treve defies the odds to land back to back triumphs in the Arcupdated Sun Oct 05 2014 11:51:25

Four-year-old filly Treve defied her critics and the starting odds to secure back to back wins in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamps Sunday.

Can Japan finally triomphe in the Arc?updated Fri Oct 03 2014 10:15:24

As the starting gates clatter open and the horses charge out under the reins of their riders, a nation will once again hold its breath.

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe: Can equine love help cure cancer?updated Thu Oct 02 2014 08:27:15

Twice she has been felled by life-threatening illnesses -- a brain tumor and then cancer -- and twice Criquette Head-Maarek has recovered. 

Michael Owen pounces on Group 1 success with Brown Pantherupdated Mon Sep 15 2014 08:01:12

He used to terrorize defenses, but now former Liverpool and England striker Michael Owen is tearing up the turf after clinching his first Group 1 winner.

Hayley Turner: Trailblazing jockey breaks her body for funupdated Fri Sep 12 2014 06:33:45

She's not so much the pinup girl of British horse racing as the "pinned-together girl."

Top trainer's big winupdated Tue Sep 09 2014 08:49:36

Meet Markus Klug, trainer of Sea The Moon which won this year's German Derby. CNN's Francesca Cumani reports.

Sea The Moon aims for the starsupdated Tue Sep 09 2014 05:33:33

Thousands of people are cheering on Sea The Moon in the Grosser Preis Von Baden. CNN's Francesca Cumani reports from Iffezheim, Germany.

Steven Spielberg and 'The horse the Germans could not kill' updated Wed Sep 03 2014 12:27:41

Hailed as the horse "the Germans could not kill" after surviving machine gun attacks and falling shells, one of World War I's most famous animals has been honored with its own version of Britain's most prestigious medal the Victoria Cross.

America's oldest sports venueupdated Mon Sep 01 2014 12:46:30

Winning Post takes an extended tour of the historic Saratoga Race Course.

Showcasing the best of U.S. horse racingupdated Mon Sep 01 2014 12:42:10

Winning Post visits the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Quick sand: Welcome to Irish beach racing at Laytownupdated Mon Sep 01 2014 09:23:45

The going is always soft and the only permanent building is a toilet block. It's the antithesis to the pomp and pageantry of Royal Ascot ... welcome to Laytown Racecourse.

Bulked-up Australia gives O'Briens food for thoughtupdated Thu Aug 21 2014 07:45:25

While his jockey starved himself to make the weight limit, one of horse racing's new stars delivered the goods again despite piling on the pounds.

Inside the 'teepee capital of the world'updated Wed Aug 13 2014 06:43:13

A mini metropolis of teepees sprawls across the parched plains, and in the early hours of the morning the first to rise are the children.

From humble beginnings to star jockeyupdated Fri Aug 01 2014 09:48:35

Former Jockey Michael Kinane reflects on his incredible career in horse racing.

Irish Derby highlightsupdated Fri Aug 01 2014 09:40:08

In Ireland, horse racing and training has been taking place on the extensive grounds of The Curragh since the 1700s.

Training the world's best horsesupdated Fri Aug 01 2014 09:06:20

As a trainer, Aidan O'Brien has been dominating European Group 1 races and is seeking an 11th Irish Derby win with Australia.

The heartland of Irish horse racingupdated Fri Aug 01 2014 08:52:08

Winning Post travels to County Kildare to explore its passion for thoroughbreds. CNN's Francesca Cumani reports.

Retro femmes fatales take over Paris racetracksupdated Tue Jul 29 2014 08:04:24

A woman's legs protrude over an empty bar. Manicured hands cling desperately to a ledge. Disheveled femmes fatales crawl across a flowerbed.

Indian Relay: 'Magical' racing in the mountainsupdated Mon Jul 21 2014 08:41:34

Indian Relay might just be America's best-kept sporting secret.

No touchdown for Wes Welker's Undraftedupdated Sat Jul 12 2014 13:44:17

The NFL may take over Wembley Stadium -- England's spiritual home of soccer -- every September and October but it was a racecourse that played host to one of gridiron's biggest star's Saturday as Denver Broncos Wes Welker flew in to cheer on his racehorse.

Jockey-actor Gary Stevens finds new life after 50updated Tue Jul 08 2014 09:25:20

Every morning before riding, Gary Stevens has to walk four miles.

Royal Ascot: Disappointment for Queen Elizabeth II updated Fri Jun 20 2014 15:48:26

There was more heartbreak for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II Friday as her horse Bold Sniper was beaten in the Wolferton Stakes on Royal Ascot's fourth day.

Behind the scenes at Royal Ascotupdated Fri Jun 20 2014 09:28:15

Royal Ascot concludes tomorrow bringing an end to 5 days of high class flat racing. Francesca Cumani meets Chief Exec Charles Barnett.

How to call a horse raceupdated Fri Jun 20 2014 05:43:08

Racecourse commentator Mark Johnson reveals his tricks of the trade. CNN's Francesca Cumani reports.

Royal Ascot: Leading Light holds off Queen Elizabeth II's Estimateupdated Thu Jun 19 2014 14:31:37

They think it's all over... it is now.

Keeping horses fit and healthyupdated Thu Jun 19 2014 11:48:10

For a race horse, there is a fine line between peak fitness and crippling injury. CNN's Francesca Cumani reports.

The race everyone wants to winupdated Thu Jun 19 2014 11:21:09

Winning Post explores what makes Prix de Diane such a special race and meets Kate Winslet.

Europe's top female trainer of race horsesupdated Thu Jun 19 2014 11:16:57

Francesca Cumani meets with last year's winner of Prix de Diane to discover what it takes to win France's most prestigious race for three year old fillies.

The Fugue wins Prince of Wales Stakes at Royal Ascotupdated Wed Jun 18 2014 18:09:45

The second day of Royal Ascot delivered a shock in the day's feature race, the Prince of Wales Stakes.

Royal Ascot: Toronado stars on opening dayupdated Tue Jun 17 2014 13:31:38

The biggest sporting event on the globe may be taking place in Brazil at the World Cup, but try telling that to Royal Ascot.

California Chrome owner apologizes for rantsupdated Mon Jun 09 2014 22:20:42

Tonalist won the Belmont Stakes "fair and square," California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn told ABC on Monday as he apologized to horse racing fans and "the world" for his bitter remarks after the third leg of the Triple Crown.

California Chrome denied: Tonalist wins Belmont Stakesupdated Sat Jun 07 2014 17:14:39

Tonalist won the 146th Belmont Stakes Saturday, denying the heavily favored California Chrome his chance to become the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years.

It's Australia day as favorite wins Epsom Derby for Aidan O'Brien trebleupdated Sat Jun 07 2014 14:19:27

It will be remembered as the day that Australia came to Epsom.

What California Chrome will seeupdated Fri Jun 06 2014 10:50:09

See Belmont like never before. CNN put GoPro cameras on a jockey taking the ride California Chrome will take Saturday.

California Chrome: Will long wait for Triple Crown end at Belmont?updated Fri Jun 06 2014 08:51:55

More people have walked on the moon than have won the fabled Triple Crown of U.S. horse racing. But the scores could soon be level.

Chrome: 'He looks really great right now'updated Thu Jun 05 2014 14:44:46

California Chrome trainers Art and Alan Sherman talk about the horse as he attempts to take the Triple Crown.

Epsom Derby: Can 'enfant terrible' Kieren Fallon find true redemption?updated Thu Jun 05 2014 07:37:27

Twelve months ago, Ruler of the World made history for trainer Aiden O'Brien by capturing the 2013 Epsom Derby, arguably the world's most prestigious flat race.

Nags to Riches: The syndicate owner racing to a 30,000% returnupdated Tue May 27 2014 07:31:35

With owners ranging from onetime Presidents of the United States through Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Makhtoum to the Queen of England herself, horse racing is known as the 'Sport of Kings' for good reason.

California Chrome's jockey ready for another shot at Triple Crownupdated Tue May 20 2014 23:20:37

A dozen years ago, jockey Victor Espinoza went into the Belmont Stakes on War Emblem with a chance to win one of sports' great titles, the Triple Crown.

California Chrome chasing pot of goldupdated Tue May 20 2014 12:10:03

Already dubbed a horse racing "rock star," California Chrome's owners are laying plans to maximize the thoroughbred's rising profile ahead of the colt's bid to win the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown.

Triple Crown contender won't lose it by a noseupdated Mon May 19 2014 07:31:31

Breaking nose news!

Will nasal strips end Triple Crown bid?updated Mon May 19 2014 06:06:53

Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome's breathing strips may keep the horse from a chance at Triple Crown victory.

California Chrome can use nasal strip in Belmont Stakes, race officials sayupdated Sun May 18 2014 16:08:02

California Chrome by a nose strip?

California Chrome wins the Preakness Stakesupdated Sat May 17 2014 13:52:08

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome won the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore on Saturday with a burst at the homestretch -- moving a step closer to the illustrious and elusive Triple Crown.

The Craven Sale: Where million-dollar thoroughbreds are bought and soldupdated Mon May 12 2014 09:20:03

On an April morning at Newmarket's famous Rowley Mile, a stretch of turf so hallowed it traces its origins back to Britain's King Charles II, the fate of Lot 99 is about to be decided.

The 'fastest two minutes in sports'updated Mon May 05 2014 08:24:48

Winning Post travels to Louisville, Kentucky ahead of the 140th running of America's most famous horse race.

Derby winner celebrated in movieupdated Mon May 05 2014 08:07:29

Mine That Bird, the 2009 winner of the Kentucky Derby, is having his incredible story told on the silver screen.

Racing at the 'horse capital of the world'updated Mon May 05 2014 07:36:07

Winning Post finds out why many people in the thoroughbred industry consider Kentucky "the horse capital of the world".

Fallon thunders to victory in 2,000 Guineasupdated Sat May 03 2014 13:40:55

It was billed as a showdown between king and country: John Gosden's imperious Kingman versus Aiden O'Brien's exciting Australia. In the end it was 40-1 shot Night of Thunder, ridden by Kieren Fallon, who delivered a shock result in the first Classic of the English season.

Kentucky Derby: Favorite California Chrome is racing on a rock star's dreamupdated Fri May 02 2014 06:31:11

Welcome to the world of rock and roll racing.

Kentucky Derby: The race that always runs -- whatever the weatherupdated Thu May 01 2014 09:06:50

It's the race that never stops -- come rain, hail or sleet.

Rags to riches horse stuns racing worldupdated Wed Apr 23 2014 11:02:22

Irish horse Gordon Lord Byron was bought for AU$2,000 and even failed to sell at auction. But that hasn't stopped him from winning nearly AU$2m.

Sydney Autumn Carnival takes off globally?updated Fri Apr 18 2014 09:37:15

New South Wales racing boss John Messara on the growth of Australian horse racing over the decades.

The Queen's passion for horsesupdated Fri Apr 18 2014 09:24:34

Winning Post meets the Queen's bloodstock manager John Warren who talks about her love for breeding horses.

Grand National: 25-1 outsider Pineau de Re claims famous win at Aintreeupdated Sat Apr 05 2014 13:16:18

One of the most dramatic Grand Nationals in recent years ended in victory for 25-1 shot Pineau De Re, who ran on relentlessly to capture Britain's most iconic horse race.

Grand National: Did 'gentleman jockey' Sam Waley-Cohen save royal relationship?updated Fri Apr 04 2014 06:35:09

Would you go to work for nothing? More to the point, would you do so risking life and limb riding a horse in one of the world's toughest races?

Dubai World Cup: Andrew Lloyd Webber hopes to shine on secondary stageupdated Fri Mar 28 2014 12:50:15

He's created some of the world's highest-earning stage shows, so it's only fitting that Andrew Lloyd Webber will be in the limelight on the day of the planet's most expensive horse race.

Breeding the world's 'smallest' horseupdated Wed Mar 26 2014 12:42:56

Horse breeder José Risso on what makes the Peruvian Paso so unique. CNN's Francesca Cumani reports.

Peru's passion for horsesupdated Wed Mar 26 2014 12:33:59

CNN's Francesca Cumani explores the country's horse racing industry.

Top horses battle it out in Peruupdated Wed Mar 26 2014 10:37:29

The Gran Premio Latinoamerica has attracted the best horses from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Perú -- all with a chance to realize the dreams of their owners.

Former jockey Richard Dunwoody's new life through a lensupdated Thu Mar 20 2014 08:03:19

As a jockey he spent his career guiding horses over the world's toughest fences.

Cheltenham Gold Cup: Outsider Lord Windermere wins after inquiryupdated Fri Mar 14 2014 14:15:28

An incident-packed final day at Cheltenham culminated in a no-less dramatic finale when outsider Lord Windermere captured the Gold Cup in heart-stopping fashion for trainer Jim Culloty and jockey Davy Russell.

Cheltenham Festival: More Of That pips Annie Power in World Hurdle updated Thu Mar 13 2014 14:08:10

It was billed as a clash between emerging jumps superstar Annie Power and one of the best staying hurdlers of all time, Big Buck's.

Cheltenham Festival Day Two: Sire De Grugy the starupdated Wed Mar 12 2014 14:32:14

It was a case of déjà vu at Cheltenham on Wednesday as Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins took the opening race for a second day in a row.

Cheltenham Festival: Quevega makes it six on the spin updated Tue Mar 11 2014 14:29:10

Flat racing has Royal Ascot; tennis has Wimbledon; football has the FA Cup.

Life after Frankel: Can genetic 'lightning bolt' strike twice?updated Thu Mar 06 2014 08:56:45

How do you follow a phenomenon like Frankel?

Michael Owen: From 'silent assassin' to horse whispererupdated Tue Mar 04 2014 08:13:36

How do you replace the adrenaline-filled emotion of scoring one of the greatest goals in World Cup history when your football career ends?

Michael Owen builds horse racing empire?updated Thu Feb 27 2014 09:26:19

The English footballer turned horse owner opens the doors to his training yard. CNN's Amanda Davies reports.

Royal Ascot on canvas: Is this Britain at its best?updated Thu Feb 27 2014 08:45:34

It's like an imaginary movie momentarily on pause. Under a reddened English summer afternoon sky, taking center stage is Estimate, the royal horse that romped to victory at last year's Ascot Gold Cup.

Is this Qatar's first superstar jockey?updated Wed Feb 26 2014 11:18:42

CNN's Francesca Cumani meets Faleh Bogunaim -- a local rider who is making a name for himself.

Family rivalry fuels royal horsing empireupdated Tue Feb 25 2014 10:08:14

CNN's Francesca Cumani explores how Qatar's royal family has impacted the global racing scene.

Godolphin racing stable revamped by Dubai rulerupdated Tue Feb 25 2014 09:52:49

One of the world's most successful horse racing operations has undergone a major reshuffle in an attempt to close the stable door on a damaging doping scandal.

S'manga Khumalo: From violent township to winner's enclosureupdated Thu Feb 13 2014 09:36:10

It's been a long time coming. A very long time. But S'manga Khumalo is proving that black jockeys can hold the whip hand in South Africa.

South African jockey shakes up racingupdated Fri Feb 07 2014 13:05:52

S'manga Khumalo talks about his life and career in the world of horse racing.

Sun, sea and turfupdated Fri Feb 07 2014 12:26:44

South African horse trainer Justin Snaith explains why a beach workout is the best preparation for race day.

Breaking with tradition: Royal Ascot agrees Qatari sponsorship dealupdated Fri Feb 07 2014 11:03:29

It needed permission from the British monarch and has the potential to enrage traditionalists, but one of horse racing's most regal occasions has crossed the rubicon and will allow sponsorship branding for the first time in its 300-year history.

Making S. Africa an equestrian powerupdated Tue Feb 04 2014 06:34:46

One of South Africa's richest families hopes to turn the country into a horse racing powerhouse.

Surf and turf: Thoroughbred therapy on Cape Town's sun-kissed coast updated Fri Jan 31 2014 09:01:30

Life's a beach for some of South Africa's best horses.

Irish vet takes on Japan's racing industryupdated Thu Jan 30 2014 11:46:19

CNN's Francesca Cumani meets the first foreigner to own a stud farm in Japan.

Japan's horse breeding brosupdated Thu Jan 30 2014 11:39:23

CNN's Francesca Cumani reports on a family enterprise shaping the country's racing industry.

Frankel legacy: the million dollar foal?updated Fri Jan 24 2014 06:20:44

Rarely has an animal birth been more hotly anticipated but the equine answer to the Royal Baby has taken its first tentative steps at the home of racing, Newmarket in eastern England.

World's biggest horse racing fans?updated Mon Jan 06 2014 07:00:01

Francesca Cumani visits Tokyo as committed fans line up to secure the best positions at the long-running Arima Kinen race.

Qatar: New rulers of the sport of kingsupdated Mon Dec 16 2013 10:38:59

It was an international who's who of horse racing super powers: Japan, Great Britain, Ireland, France, the United States and a resurgent Germany were all represented in the start gate of this year's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

HK horse race with a $9 million prizeupdated Tue Dec 10 2013 06:14:06

CNN's Francesca Cumani reports from the HK International Race, with a $9 million prize on the line.

Rookie trainer climbs the ranksupdated Mon Dec 09 2013 11:07:20

CNN's Francesca Cumani meets Hong Kong-based Chris So who finally became a horse trainer earlier this year.

Policing Hong Kong's racing industryupdated Mon Dec 09 2013 11:04:46

Francesca Cumani goes inside a Hong Kong laboratory where technicians monitor the integrity of horse racing.

Scotland's new mythical beasts to rival Loch Ness legacyupdated Mon Dec 09 2013 08:47:01

Forget the Loch Ness Monster -- Scotland has a new pair of mythical beasts to lure curious tourists to its shores.

The world's worst racehorse? Meet Vote for Lustupdated Fri Nov 29 2013 05:46:35

Even in retirement Black Caviar -- arguably Australia's most celebrated racehorse with 25 victories from 25 starts -- shows no sign of fading from the media glare.

The 'Jimmy Choos' of horseshoes updated Fri Nov 22 2013 06:37:33

They are being billed as the Jimmy Choos of horseshoes but it's more than just the design that will appeal to jockeys and trainers.

Is Singapore the best place to own horses?updated Mon Nov 18 2013 17:51:58

CNN's Francesca Cumani looks into the benefits of buying a horse in Singapore.

Historic trainer beats tropical climateupdated Fri Nov 15 2013 07:11:17

Francesca Cumani spends the day with Singapore trainer Laurie Laxon, the first trainer in Singapore to have 1000 winners.

Jockey pips Kofi Annan to portrait prizeupdated Thu Nov 14 2013 08:04:11

The life of a jockey is far from glamorous -- a world away from the confines of the rarefied, hushed atmosphere of London's National Portrait Gallery.

By Royal Appointment: Queen's horse Estimate wins Cartier awardupdated Wed Nov 13 2013 17:21:01

It is a horse that most certainly meets with Royal approval but for now the Queen is happy for her filly Estimate to luxuriate in the grounds of her Sandringham estate.

Tattersalls: Tycoons vie to buy 'ultimate racehorse'updated Mon Nov 11 2013 07:27:38

If the global economy remains sluggish, a small corner of the British horse racing hub of Newmarket is very much bucking the trend.

Racing's 'Mr Indestructible' Tony McCoy reaches 4,000 winner mark updated Thu Nov 07 2013 15:07:57

He's broken nearly every bone in his body in one of the most exacting all sports -- on the way setting records for jump racing that many predict will never be surpassed -- but Thursday saw Northern Ireland's Tony McCoy reach a very special milestone.

Melbourne Cup: Favorite Fiorente gives Gai Waterhouse a landmark winupdated Tue Nov 05 2013 07:56:35

Gai Waterhouse made history on Tuesday by becoming the first female Australian trainer to win the Melbourne Cup, the country's most prestigious horse race.

European horses winning in Australiaupdated Mon Nov 04 2013 10:37:08

Australia looks to Europe for its racing horses, and Francesca Cumani finds out why

Trainer a rising star in horse racingupdated Mon Nov 04 2013 09:58:17

Francesca Cumani talks to Chris Waller about what it takes to be a successful horse trainer

Meet an ambassador of horse racingupdated Mon Nov 04 2013 09:50:11

A legend of the Melbourne Cup, Subzero remains busy even in retirement

Melbourne Cup: Subzero the celebrity wonder horseupdated Mon Nov 04 2013 08:40:37

He has been ridden by pop star Kylie Minogue, actor Hugh Jackman has performed cabaret on him in a casino and he had his life saved by the last Australian Prime Minister.

Black Caviar statue unveiled, super mare in foalupdated Thu Oct 24 2013 07:50:30

After an unbeaten career and a Vogue cover, Australia's most celebrated horse now has a bronze statue in her honor.

Arc winning owner pays world record for a yearling filly at auctionupdated Thu Oct 10 2013 11:21:13

Qatari Sheikh Joann Al Thani has broken the world record paid for a yearling filly by splashing out $8.38 million for a daughter of 2001 Epsom Derby winner Galileo at the Tattersalls bloodstock auction in Newmarket, eastern England.

Inside the Prix de l'Arc de Triompheupdated Mon Oct 07 2013 12:27:43

Treve became the third straight filly to win the $5.4 million Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

Japan's love affair with horse racingupdated Mon Oct 07 2013 12:27:04

Francesca Cumani looks at how Japan has become a major force in the horse racing industry.

The paintballing jockeyupdated Mon Oct 07 2013 12:26:23

CNN's Francesca Cumani speaks with Olivier Peslier about the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and his love of paintball.

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe: Treve thrashes male rivals as Japan misses out againupdated Sun Oct 06 2013 13:47:57

When it comes to the richest horse race on the European circuit, the girls are definitely beating the boys.

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe: Why horse racing is 'Big in Japan'updated Fri Oct 04 2013 06:53:03

Big in Japan. It's a phenomenon well known to generations of rock bands, elevated from relative obscurity at home to apparent god-like status in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Fall from grace: When the unthinkable happens to jockeysupdated Mon Sep 23 2013 08:17:16

One of the scariest scenarios of any sport must be the realization by a jockey that the half-tonne animal underneath him is not going to land successfully as it flies over a fence six feet high at nearly 50 kilometers per hour.

Russell Baze: Horse Racing's $186 million manupdated Fri Sep 13 2013 07:07:14

Heavyweight champions share a variety of qualities -- but one that often exposes their true nature is the desire for more success as soon as it is achieved.

All the queen's horses: A monarch's passionupdated Fri Sep 06 2013 09:09:55

His uncle Harry has promised the newest addition to the royal family that he will have "fun" -- and if a centuries old tradition is to be followed, it is an odds on certainty that horse racing will play a prominent role in young Prince George's future social life.

The rise of German race horsesupdated Tue Sep 03 2013 11:52:38

CNN's Francesca Cumani reports on why German horses are so popular with top trainers.

In search of the perfect horseupdated Sun Sep 01 2013 12:57:21

CNN's Francesca Cumani examines the process of yearling vetting before Baden-Baden's yearly sale.

Jockey brings Panama flavor to Germanyupdated Sat Aug 31 2013 01:38:55

Winning Post meets Eduardo "Eddy" Pedroza, the Panamanian jockey who made it big in the German racing world.

Fire leaping and samurai battles: Are these the world's craziest horse festivals?updated Mon Aug 26 2013 07:31:32

Each summer, more than 50,000 people pour into a cobblestone square in Tuscany for a gut-wrenching 90-seconds.

Mongol Derby: 'Like the Tour de France crossed with Snakes and Ladders'updated Fri Aug 23 2013 06:29:14

Wild horses, raging winds and energy-sapping heat in the land of Genghis Khan; welcome to the Mongolian steppe.

Train like a jockey: The boot camp producing winnersupdated Thu Aug 15 2013 08:06:11

Jockeys may rely on real live horsepower to help them reach the winning post, but they still train like athletes.

The Hannon family's racing dynastyupdated Fri Aug 02 2013 12:25:16

CNN's Winning Post meets three generations of the Hannon family who have trained 30 Group 1 winners.

Are you fit enough to be a jockey?updated Thu Aug 01 2013 12:02:29

Being a jockey is a demanding job. Alex Thomas finds out just how tough it is at the British Racing School in Newmarket.

Wholesome, beautiful and tough as nails: Meet Miss Rodeo America...updated Thu Aug 01 2013 07:13:11

It's the Miss America beauty pageant, but not as you know it. The swimsuit competition is out, volatile farm animals are in, and there are enough leather dresses to furnish a small sofa store.

Horse racing's 'speed gene' testupdated Wed Jul 31 2013 12:05:04

CNN's Francesca Cumani explores a new test that can predict the best race distance for an individual horse using DNA.

Keeping it in the family: 'Wizard of Ballydoyle's' master apprenticeupdated Wed Jul 31 2013 07:28:18

The man they call the "Wizard of Ballydoyle" has got a master apprentice.

Land of social climbing? English high society at playupdated Mon Jul 29 2013 07:15:33

Two World Wars have been fought, Empires lost, the atom split, the worldwide web invented and social media proliferated, but all the while a unique set of quintessential English sporting events have remained in their own self-regulated time warp, with only minor concessions to modernity.

Double life of horse racing heroupdated Fri Jul 26 2013 05:22:02

Johnny Murtagh has a simple philosophy which has served him well during his glittering career as one of the leading jockeys in the world of thoroughbred racing.

Breeding the next generation of championsupdated Mon Jul 22 2013 06:03:49

Francesca Cumani visits Sheikh Mohammed's Kildangan Stud in Ireland, home to some of the world's most valuable horses.

Jockey and successful trainerupdated Mon Jul 22 2013 05:07:40

Jockey Johnny Murtagh has decided not to wait until he's hung up his racing silks to take out his trainers licence.

Horse racing's dream teamupdated Thu Jul 18 2013 12:00:58

Francesca Cumani meets the O'Brien family, dubbed the "Manchester United" of horse racing.

'Perfect muse': How the horse cantered to the canvasupdated Thu Jul 18 2013 08:34:31

The animal kingdom is full of big beasts, but it's the graceful nature of the horse which speaks loudest on the artist's canvas.

Racing's battle of the sexes -- on four legsupdated Fri Jun 28 2013 05:28:35

Can you think of one sport where men and women compete against each other as equals?

Kiwi jockey continues meteoric riseupdated Tue Jun 25 2013 07:49:54

Francesca Cumani meets New Zealand jockey James McDonald, who has dominated racing back home and in Australia, as he makes his Ascot debut.

Queen joyous at Royal Ascot winupdated Fri Jun 21 2013 06:05:22

Queen Elizabeth laughs and claps as her horse, Estimate wins the Royal Ascot Gold Cup.

Fashion and glamor at Royal Ascotupdated Thu Jun 20 2013 06:13:51

Winning Post's Francesca Cumani talks to fashion designer, Fitriani Hay about the glamor on display at Royal Ascot.

Royal Ascot: Lords and My Fair Ladies swan about in styleupdated Thu Jun 20 2013 04:33:41

"C'mon Dover! Move yer bloomin' arse!"