Articles posted October 4, 2009

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Summer Bird Doing Well, Breeders' Cup Next

Summer Bird Doing Well, Breeders' Cup Next

Tim Ice said again that he would nominate Summer Bird to the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), as well as the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I), both at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 7. He was confident about Summer Bird's ability to handle either surface, but said the Classic was the more likely choice.

Purses Drop 6% During Month of September

Wagering on Thoroughbred races in the United States was only down less than 1% in September, but for the year still lags 2008 by more than $1 billion.

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