Articles posted October 9, 2009

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Breeders' Cup Bracket Battles Round 2

Breeders' Cup Bracket Battles Round 2

Congratulations to Breeders' Cup Bracket Battles Round 1 winners. Round 2 voting is now underway. Cast your votes today and register for a chance to win weekly prizes from YouBet.com.

OBS Fall Mixed Sale Starts Oct. 12

The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 2009 fall mixed sale, which begins its two-day run Oct. 12 in Central Florida, has 688 horses in its catalog. The consignor preferred session, with 290 horses cataloged, is scheduled for the opening day. An open session with the rest of horses is set for Oct. 13.

Three Off-the-Turf Stakes Downgrades Upheld

Three Off-the-Turf Stakes Downgrades Upheld

The downgrades of three stakes at Belmont Park on Oct. 4 that were switched to the main track from the turf course will be maintained for this year, according to the American Graded Stakes Committee.

On-Track Handle Down 16% at Turfway

On-Track Handle Down 16% at Turfway

Turfway Park ended its 2009 fall meet, which marked the track's 50th anniversary, with a double-digit decline in on-track handle but a much smaller decrease in all-sources handle.

Kentucky Derby Challenge Stakes Off for 2010

Kentucky Derby Challenge Stakes Off for 2010

The Kentucky Derby Challenge Stakes at Kempton in Great Britain, inaugurated in 2009 to award a Europe-based horse a berth in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), won't be held next year. But officials said it could return.

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