Aldebaran, the leading contender for a sprint championship, will arrive Oct. 28 at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.
Connections of most of the nine winning horses (counting one dead-heat) from Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships were non-committal Sunday about future plans, but there is a possibility one or more of the horses could run again this year.
Ghostly Minister, a 6-year-old son of Deputy Minister, will enter stud at Charles Woodson Jr.'s Buckstud near Charles Town, W.Va., for a fee of $2,500.
Pensioned stallion Strong Currency was euthanized Oct. 17 at Harmony Star Farm near Claremore, Okla., because of the infirmities of old age.
Television ratings for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Oct. 25 stayed on an even keel with last year's numbers, according to overnight ratings taken from 55 metered markets.
Trainer Richard Mandella remained non-committal Sunday about plans for his four Breeders' Cup winners, including Pleasantly Perfect, winner of the Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I).
As if to foreshadow several upsets-in-waiting at Santa Anita during the 20th Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, Fields of Omagh sprung a 16-1 surprise in the W.S. Cox Plate (Aust-I) at Melbourne, Australia, on the same day (Oct. 25).
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