Articles posted November 3, 2009

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Favored Zensational Has No. 1 Post in Sprint

Favored Zensational Has No. 1 Post in Sprint

There were audible gasps of dismay when Zayat Stables' Zensational drew the No. 1 post position for the $2-million Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I). The dominating, front-running, 7-5 morning favorite will have no room for error early in the six-furlong race Nov. 7 over Santa Anita Park's Pro-Ride surface.

Ventura on Far Outside in F&M Sprint

Ventura on Far Outside in F&M Sprint

Ventura, who will be trying to win the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint for the second consecutive year Nov. 6, was made the 8-5 morning line favorite in the Nov. 3 post position draw for the World Championships at Santa Anita Park. The Juddmonte Farms homebred, which likes to come from behind, is on the far outside in the field of nine and will be ridden by Garrett Gomez.

Two Equine Rescues Join UHC

The Unwanted Horse Coalition has added the Colorado Horse Rescue and Days End Farm Horse Rescue as members of its organization.

Yeats to Stand at Coolmore

Yeats, a three-time Cartier Award-winning stayer, will stand in 2010 as a flat stallion at John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Stud in Ireland instead of as a National Hunt stallion at the farm as previously announced.

Breeders' Cup 2009: Ken McPeek

Breeders' Cup 2009: Ken McPeek

Trainer Ken McPeek discusses his Breeders' Cup contenders with Lenny Shulman. Presented by O.C.D. Pellets.

Classic Report: Some Final Angles

Classic Report: Some Final Angles

In looking at the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), several thoughts and angles emerged that could have a bearing on the race. While they may turn out to be mere folly, they are at least worth mentioning just to make sure all bases are covered and there is less of a chance of Monday morning quarterbacking.

Tips to Keep Your Horses Safe

The number of horses reported butchered for their meat in the Miami area since January rose to 21 on Saturday when trail riders found the remains of a Thoroughbred mare beside a rural road in Miami-Dade County. Police made two arrests in September, but investigations are ongoing.

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