I do wish racing could figure out a way to promote more cross-continent shipping and racing, but I guess it's a pretty difficult ask the trainers and horses. It just seems that days like the HKIR, Breeders' Cup, World Cup, etc. are great for everyone. Big crowds, lots of attention, huge purses and great fields.
Of course I realize shipping a horse to/from Hong Kong, Dubai, Japan, Australia, Britain and the US isn't the equivalent of shipping a horse from Kentucky to New York, and I also realize seasons are very real in some jurisdictions (not everyone contests a year-round calendar). However, seeing horses like Highland Reel (8 starts - 2 France, 2 Ireland, 1 England, 1 USA, 1 Australia, 1 Hong Kong) perform at a high level all over the globe show it's not impossible.
Granted, being an American, I realize our very best turf horses are the only ones that would be competitive on the global level and even then the results are suspect. I'd love to see Lady Eli make it back in good form and try an international race. I also wouldn't mind seeing Tepin try something, just because she became a buzzsaw last year. On other side, there really aren't any males that ran in 2015 that I'd have wanted to see elsewhere.