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Visit reqularly for the latest international commentary by Shane McNally.

For major international events Shane provides potted comment on each runner as well as his picks prior to the race. Then, post-race, check back for a summary of how the race was run and won, which horses performed well and which ones could have done better.

Takamatsunomiya Kinen Preview Hong Kong champion Aerovelocity takes on Japan's best sprinters including Capano Richard and Straight Girl in the Grade 1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen at Chukyo on Sunday. - 28 Mar
Al Quoz Sprint Preview Hong Kong flyers Peniaphobia and Bundle Of Joy, speed machine Sole Power and the brilliant Via Africa head a capacity international field in the Grade 1 Al Quoz Sprint over the Meydan 1000m on Sunday (AEDT). - 26 Mar
Dubai Turf Preview The race that catipulted Japanese champion Just A Way to the top of the world rankings last year, Sunday's Grade 1 Dubai Turf is shaping as a showdown between all-conquering The Grey Gatsby and emerging French champion Solow. - 26 Mar
Dubai Sheema Classic Preview Japanese champion Harp Star, French star Flintshire, brilliant Hong Kong middle distance galloper Designs On Rome and US turf sensation Main Sequence... just four of the topliners in a star-studded Grade 1 Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan on Sunday morning (AEDT) - 26 Mar
Golden Shaheen Preview One of the world's great sprints, Sunday's Grade 1 Golden Shaheen at Meydan is looming as a contest between the United States and Hong Kong. - 26 Mar
Dubai World Cup Preview The United States, Japan and United Arab Emirates are set for a titanic showdown in a compelling renewal of the Grade 1 Dubai World Cup at Meydan this Sunday morning (AEDT). - 26 Mar
Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup Preview Hong Kong superstars Able Friend and Gold-Fun could produce one of the match races of the year in an intriguing renewal of the Group 1 Stewards' Cup at Sha Tin on Sunday. - 14 Mar
Hong Kong Derby Preview The Group 1 Hong Kong Derby is a race for champions, with the likes of Viva Pataca, Ambitious Dragon and Designs On Rome among recent winners - and Sunday's renewal is sure to maintain the standard, as an exceptional field of four-year-olds strive to add their names to the honour roll. - 14 Mar
Cheltenham Day 4 Preview Big fields are the order of the day for Cheltenham Day 4. The much-anticipated Grade 1 Cheltenham Gold Cup is one of the most of for many years, with champion Silviniaco Conti looking to improve on two misses in the great race so far as he takes on some grand stayers, including the winners of two most recent renewals. - 12 Mar
Cheltenham Day 3 Preview In a week that features some standout performers dominating markets, Thursday's Grade 1 World Hurdle over 4800m gives punters looking for big value and great action a near capacity quality field with a host of chances. - 12 Mar
Cheltenham Day 2 Preview The world's best speed chasers, including comeback superstar Sprinter Sacre, shape up in an outstanding renewal of the Grade 1 Queen Mother Champion Chase on Cheltenham Day 2 on Wednesday. - 11 Mar
Cheltenham Day 1 Preview The new star of UK jumps racing Faugheen takes on an established field boasting a couple of genuine stars in an amazing Grade 1 Champion Hurdle to launch the 2015 Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday night (AEDT). - 9 Mar
Diamond Stakes Preview New Zealand's most promising two-year-olds line up in the Group 1 Diamond Stakes at Ellerslie on Saturday. - 7 Mar
New Zealand Stakes Preview Outstanding mare Rising Romance heads a class field in the Group 1 New Zealand Stakes at Ellerslie on Saturday. - 7 Mar
New Zealand Derby Preview Another potential champion will be added to the list of legends that makes the Group 1 New Zealand Derby one of the great classics of world racing, when sensational three-year-olds Volkstok'n'barrell and Mongolian Khan head an outstanding field at Ellerslie on Saturday. - 26 Feb
February Stakes Preview Japan's best dirt track gallopers line up in the Grade 1 February Stakes over the Tokyo 1600m on Sunday. - 21 Feb
Hong Kong Classic Cup Preview Rising star Beauty Only will be striving to join champions Designs On Rome and Ambitious Dragon as a winner of the Group 1 Hong Kong Classic Cup when he takes on a class field of imports over the Sha Tin 1800m on Sunday. - 14 Feb
Chairman's Sprint Prize Preview Boom sprinters Peniaphonia and Aerovelocity head a world-class lineup in the Group 1 Chairman's Sprint Prize at Sha Tin on Sunday. - 14 Feb
Ascot Chase Preview Boom jumper Ptit Zig will be out to graduate to elite company at stake a serious claim on the Cheltenham Festival when he lines up in the Grade 1 Ascot Chase on Saturday night. - 13 Feb
NRM Sprint Preview An elite field on New Zealand sprinter-milers clashes in the Group 1 NRM Sprint over the Te Rapa 1400m on Saturday. - 7 Feb
Herbie Dyke Stakes Preview New Zealand's best weight-for-age gallopers line up in the Group 1 Herbie Dyke Stakes at Te Rapa on Saturday. - 7 Feb
J & B Met Preview South Africa's best gallopers, headed world-class four-year-olds Futura and Louis The King, will be out to claim one of that country's great titles in the Grade 1 J & B Met at Kenilworth on Saturday. - 30 Jan
Thorndon Mile Preview New Zealand's best 1600m gallopers line up in a wide open Thorndon Mile at Trentham on Saturday, with the market likely to be each-way the field by start time. - 24 Jan
Levin Classic Preview New Zealand's best three-year-old milers will be out to stake their future championship claims in the Group 1 Levin Classic at Trentham on Saturday. - 16 Jan
Telegraph Handicap Preview Telegraph Handicap preview - 16 Jan