Del Mar Futurity (gr. II) winner Horse Greeley and unbeaten Principle Secret, the West Coast's leading contenders for the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), face off Sunday in Oak Tree's $250,000 Norfolk Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II).
In her first start, Bel Air Beauty was boxed in at the quarter pole and came flying to finish second. In her second, she angled out, had clear sailing, and won the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (gr. II) to highlight Keeneland's opening day.
Revved Up was revved up. He wanted to run the entire 12 furlongs of the $163,800 Sycamore Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. IIIT) on Keeneland's opening day.
Friday's Pick 6 at Belmont Park was postponed until Saturday because of continued technical problems with Verizon's fiber lines. There is a Pick 6 carryover from Thursday of $456,860.97.
Broadway Joan, the dam of fan favorites Foustardave and Fourstars Allstar, was euthanized Aug. 17 and buried at Suzi Shoemaker's Lantern Hill Farm near Midway, Ky.
A new Thoroughbred auction in Texas, the Wetherbys fall mixed sale, is scheduled for Oct. 21 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth.
As Keeneland officials noted with a laugh, it couldn't have been better scripted. But sometimes in horse racing, things have a funny way of coming together despite numerous factors. And on Friday, opening day at the Lexington racetrack, they did just that.
Aggadan, a stakes winning son of Carnivalay, has been retired and will enter stud in 2007 at Bernardo Mongil III's Monhill Farm in Pine Plains. N.Y.
Populi, dam of champion Vanlandingham, was euthanized Sept. 25 because of the infirmities of old age.
- By Esther Marr
After a summer hiatus, the Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club resumed their monthly meetings Oct. 5 at the Embassy Suites in Lexington and announced that the late Dan Mallory had been named farm manager of the year.
Pretty Wild, a multiple stakes winner and half-brother to Jerome Handicap (gr. II) winner Discreet Cat, will stand his first season in 2007 at Peter Alafoginis's Northern Tier Farm near Lawrenceville, Pa.
Unreal Zeal, a former leading Illinois sire, was euthanized in September because of the infirmities of old age.
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