Kathmanblu earned a berth into the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IIT) when she came from off the pace to post a decisive four-length victory in the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes Oct. 14 at Keeneland.
A full field of a dozen 3-year-old fillies take to the turf for Oak Tree's $100,000 Harold C. Ramser Sr. Handicap (gr. IIIT) Oct. 17 at Hollywood Park.
Massachusetts-based superstar mare Ask Queenie has been retired after an eight-year career. In recognition of her outstanding achievements, Suffolk Downs will salute A
Stakes-placed Leading the Parade came through with his first winner when his daughter Parade of Colors won at Laurel Oct. 14 in her second race.
Grade II winner Neko Bay has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2011 at John Greely IV's Wintergreen Stallion Station near Midway, Ky.
Violon Sacre, a two-time stakes winner in four United States turf starts this season, tries Belmont Park for the first time against some tough customers in the $100,000 Knickerbocker Handicap (gr. IIIT) Oct. 17.
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The Tattersalls October yearling sale's Book Two portion ended with an 8.2% increase in its gross revenue from 2009 to 22,241,900 guineas ($37,027,515 in U.S. funds).
Jason, Evan, and Tim Holland of TwinSpires.com preview the Queen Elizabeth II (gr.I) and the Pattison Canadian International (gr.I). Watch Video
Churchill Downs has released the official event logos for Kentucky Derby 137 and Kentucky Oaks 137, each of which includes the respective "icon" marks embedded within the overall logo design.
Photos include behind the scenes shots, red carpet premiere pics and movie images. View Slideshow
Zenyatta, who will defend her title in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) next month at Churchill Downs, turned in a five-furlong breeze at Hollywood Park on Oct. 14.
Free Spirit's Joy, winner of the 1991 Super Derby (gr. I) at Louisiana Downs, has been relocated to Old Friends equine retirement home near Georgetown, Ky.
Da' Tara, the only horse to beat Big Brown, is selling as a racing or stallion prospect at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
The Breeders' Cup and Paulick Report have announced plans for a second "Breeders' Cup or Bust" fund-raiser to support various charities.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Rising quickly in the first-crop juvenile sire standings is Bernardini. As the year winds down, he's competing for supremacy over other A.P. Indy-influenced young sires.
Barretts' California Cup Yearling Sale showed strength in a two-day format Oct. 12-13. Led by a $105,000 topper at the first session, the auction averaged $14,128, an increase of 13.8% over 2009.
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