Tiznow worked six furlongs at Santa Anita Thursday under regular rider Chris McCarron in his final major work prior to the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Honest Lady continued preparations for the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) with a bullet five-furlong work Thursday at Hollywood Park.
Richard Mulhall, general manager of Prince Ahmed bin Salman's The Thoroughbred Corp., is optimistic about the stable's chances for a repeat victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Nov. 4 at Churchill Downs.
After having to rely on the fates in his effort to get David Holloway's Bet On Sunshine in the Breeders' Cup Sprint in 1997 and '99, Churchill Downs-based trainer Paul J. McGee will be able to relax a bit heading into the 2000 renewal of the $1 million race.
The racing and wagering network has made scheduling adjustments as it continues to seek a larger slice of the national market.
Jonabell Farm announced that Affirmed arrived back at the farm Oct. 26 and is expected to make a full recovery from ankle surgery and be ready for the start of the 2001 breeding season.
Under a dense blanket of fog, all three of trainer Christophe Clement's Breeders' Cup hopefuls worked on the turf Thursday morning at Belmont Park. New York Racing Association clockers caught Forbidden Apple (Mile) going a half-mile in :49. Stablemates Ciro and Craigsteel, both bound for the Turf, each worked five-eighths, galloping out three-quarters.
The online stallion-season auction will be held Dec. 13 and feature seasons to Danzig and Saint Ballado, among others.
The 10-day forecast from the National Weather Service is calling for partly cloudy skies and a temperature of 72 on Saturday, Nov. 4 in Louisville, Ky. Which means a possibility Breeders' Cup XVII could see a record crowd.
European star Giant's Causeway, who will make his first U.S. appearance in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will begin his stallion career for IR75,000 guineas (approximately $82,500) at John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Stud in Ireland.
Racing associations in the Mid-Atlantic region aren't expected to renew their memberships in the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, nor are the seven racetracks owned by Magna Entertainment. But officials indicated it could be a fluid situation up to the Nov. 10 deadline.
Graded stakes winner Future Storm will be relocated to Meadowcreek Ranch near Auburn, Calif.
A Lexington, Ky. jury heard conflicting testimony Wednesday as the principals involved in the purchase of a high-priced 2-year-old colt at auction last year testified in connection with a lawsuit filed by the buyers of the horse.
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