Articles posted October 26, 2007

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Porter on Pedigrees: Woodbine Turf Wonders

Porter on Pedigrees: Woodbine Turf Wonders

The North American racing spotlight was recently on Woodbine, where the E. P. Taylor Stakes and the Pattison Canadian International (both gr. I) saw a pair of high-class fields compete Oct. 21 for a total of $3 million in purse money.

Fall Meet Set to Begin at Churchill Downs

Fall Meet Set to Begin at Churchill Downs

The popular "Stars of Tomorrow I," the first of two days of racing devoted to 2-year-old Thoroughbreds, will kick off a stretch of 21 days of spectacular racing and special events as Churchill Downs launches its 118th Fall Meet Oct. 28.

Maryfield Is Her Family's Shining Star

Maryfield Is Her Family's Shining Star

Maryfield is the first stakes winner out of Sly Maid, a decent stakes-placed runner by Desert Wine. Ontario partners John Harvey, Jr. and Mike Carroll acquired Sly Maid with Robyn's Nest Farm for $50,000 out of the 1997 Keeneland January winter mixed sale and enjoyed remarkably good commercial success with her.

Monmouth Officials Hoping for Best Track Conditions

In the midst of a dreary, misty first day of Breeders' Cup World Championship races Oct. 26, Robert Juliano, director of facilities and tracks at Monmouth Park, explained how officials are working to maintain both the dirt and the turf to provide the best possible conditions for tomorrow's card.

Chatain Looks for Ink in Sport Page

Chatain Looks for Ink in Sport Page

Chatain, whose foot problems are behind him, seeks his second stakes win of his career in the Sport Page Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Oct. 27. The $150,000 Sport Page drew a field of five.

Video: Interview with Terry Finley

Video: Interview with Terry Finley

Terry Finley, president of West Point Thoroughbreds, talks about their five Breeders' Cup contenders: Dream Rush, High Finance, Lear's Princess, Irish Smoke and Awesome Gem.

Video: Interview with Alistair Donald

Video: Interview with Alistair Donald

Alistair Donald of the International Racing Bureau gives his assessment of the leading European contending horses in this year's Breeders' Cup races.

Video: Interview with Joe Bravo

Video:  Interview with Joe Bravo

BloodHorseNOW.com writer Claire Novak interveiws Joe Bravo, hometown jockey at Monmouth Park, who has three Breeders' Cup mounts.

Friday Morning Line: A Brand New Day

Friday Morning Line: A Brand New Day

On the chute, trainer Graham Motion is on his pony, circling his John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) runner Better Talk Now. They're waiting to go onto the soggy turf course for a last-minute tune-up.

Pedigree and Performance @ Monmouth Park

Pedigree and Performance @ Monmouth Park

Throughout the following pages are hundreds of fascinating statistics that link the sires, trainers, and jockeys of 2007 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship contenders with race records from Monmouth Park. Within these numbers, you'll find the pedigrees that favor the Monmouth Park surfaces, whether they're dirt or grass. The statistics were derived from Monmouth Park racing results for 2006 and 2007 through Oct. 23 and compiled by BloodHorseNOW.com's research editor Scot Gillies.

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