Grade I winner and world record holder Red Giant was represented by his first winner the evening of Oct. 25 when Snow Leopard won a maiden special weight at Penn National Race Course.
Trainer Mike Moroney talks about his prospects for Cox Plate weekend, including Glass Harmonium in the Cox Plate. Watch Video
Trainer Mark Kavanagh talks about his prospects for Cox Plate weekend, including We're Gonna Rock in the Manikato Stakes. Watch Video
The California Retirement Management Account has been selected as the beneficiary of the 2012 Deepstacks Poker Tour Breeders' Cup Celebrity Invitational to be held Oct. 30 at Commerce Casino, the Breeders' Cup announced.
With the clock inexorably ticking ever closer to the 29th Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita nine days hence, event participants went through their daily regimen without a hitch on a clear, crisp, sun-filled Thursday morning with the scenic San Gabriel Mountains providing their ever-present picturesque background.
Approximately nine hours after working five furlongs over a sloppy track in :59 4/5 on Thursday, Pinnacle Racing Stables Inc. and Bill Kaplan's champion female sprinter Musical Romance departed Calder aboard a Brookledge van bound for Kentucky, the first-leg of a two-tiered journey to California where the mare will seek a title defense in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint on November 3 in what is expected to be her final start.
The Breeders' Cup, joined by Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa, California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) Chairman Keith Brackpool, Breeders' Cup Ambassador Bo Derek and Hall of Fame jockeys Laffit Pincay Jr. and Gary Stevens, on Thursday unveiled "BCin3D" at a press conference at L.A. LIVE welcoming the Breeders' Cup back to Southern California.
Fans at Santa Anita's Clockers' Corner had plenty of action on the morning of Oct. 25 as 10 horses pointing to the Breeders' Cup breezed. At Calder, defending Filly & Mare Sprint winner Musical Romance worked five furlongs.
Rob Heathcote, who trains Buffering, favorite in the Manikato Stakes. Watch Video
Champion Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby, is one of five horses pre-entered in next week's Breeders' Cup scheduled to work on the turf Friday morning at Keeneland.
Churchill Downs' 21-day meet begins Sunday with the first of two "Stars of Tomorrow" programs devoted exclusively to races for two-year-olds, including the Grade 2 $150,000 Pocahontas Stakes for fillies and the Grade 3, $100,000 Iroquois Stakes. Both stakes will be held at a one-turn mile.
Ten 2-year-old Canadian-foaled fillies will try to burnish their credentials in the $250,000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes Oct. 28 at Woodbine, an important steppingstone to next year's north-of-the-border classics.
With owner Mike Repole choosing not to start horses in this year's Breeders' Cup on Nov. 2 and 3 at Santa Anita Park, the New York-based owner will ship talented juvenile Overanalyze to Churchill Downs for the Iroquois.
Trained by Todd Pletcher for Sheldon Nitenson, 2-year-old filly Danalake finished first or second in her four starts at Delaware and now will ship to Churchill Downs for the Pocahontas Stakes.
Bertram, Elaine, and Richard Klein's multiple stakes winner Country Day will enter stud in 2013 at Pope McLean's Crestwood Farm near Lexington.
Cross Chris Run faces Brother Louie again Oct. 28 after the two finished a neck apart in last year's $180,000 Rocky Gulch New Mexico Classic Cup Championship at Zia Park in Hobbs, N.M.
The Breeders' Cup, which takes place November 2-3 at Santa Anita Park, has become the culmination of the U.S. Thoroughbred-racing season, and attracts some of the best horses, trainers and owners from across the globe. This year, Breeders' Cup and Grey Goose Vodka will showcase a celebration of global cuisine to go along with the Thoroughbred action when hosting "A Taste of the World."
Watch Tom and Pete preview the Breeders' Cup Saturday card, including the Classic, Mile, Juvenile Turf and Juvenile. watch video
Aidan O'Brien has the favorite for the Racing Post Trophy (Eng-I) in the visually impressive debut winner Kingsbarns, who takes a huge step up in class in Great Britain's final group I race for the year Oct. 27 at Doncaster.
Watch Tom and Pete preview the Breeders' Cup Saturday card. Including the Classic, Mile, Juvenile Turf and Juvenile.
The Breeders' Cup announced Oct. 24 that 180 horses, including eight former or defending winners, were pre-entered for the Nov. 2-3 World Championships at Santa Anita Park.
- By Ron Mitchell
Mike Stidham on Breeders' Cup Mile contender Willcox Inn. Watch Video
Ken McPeek talks about Breeders' Cup contender Atigun and plans for Golden Ticket. Watch Video
Starlight Racing's undefeated Algorithms will enter stud at Claiborne Farm for 2013, according to farm representative Bernie Sams. The son of leading sire Bernardini will be syndicated and stand for a $7,500 fee.
Eight celebrity racing fans and owners are being honored as Breeders' Cup Ambassadors in the inaugural year of a program launched by the organization. The honor comes with rewards which allow the Ambassadors to enjoy horse racing all over the world, including concierge service, tickets and more. Additionally, they will serve as spokespersons for the 2012 Breeders' Cup World Championships and help promote the prestigious international event.
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Ambassadors include Bobby Flay, Bo Derek, Elizabeth Banks, Toby Keith, Jim Rome, Joe Torre, Laure Bell Bundy, Rick Pitino, Rob Dyrdek, and Wes Welker.
Starlight Racing's undefeated Algorithms, retired from racing earlier this month, will enter stud in 2013 at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky.
Kentucky Horse Racing Commission veterinarians have had a couple of mistakes as they work to carry out a new policy in which they apply race-day Salix, as opposed to private veterinarians.
Keeneland Association announced it has extended its sponsorship of the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Ire-I) at The Curragh Racecourse in Ireland for an additional three years.
Mike Stidham on Breeders' Cup Mile contender Willcox Inn.
Ken McPeek talks about Breeders' Cup contender Atigun and plans for Golden Ticket.
Trainer Colin Little talks about Tanah Lot, who runs in the Spotless Handicap Cox Plate weekend.
Trainer David Hayes talks about his Cox Plate weekend runners, including Morganza in the Spotless Handicap.
Trainer Gerald Ryan talks about his prospects for Cox Plate weekend.
Trainer John Sadler talks about his Cox Plate weekend runners, including Linton in the Cox Plate.
Trainer Mark Kavanagh talks about his prospects for Cox Plate weekend, including We're Gonna Rock in the Manikato Stakes.
Trainer Mick Price talks about his prospects for Cox Plate weekend.
Trainer Mike Moroney talks about his prospects for Cox Plate weekend, including Glass Harmonium in the Cox Plate.
Trainer Paul Snowden talks about his prospects for Cox Plate weekend, including Mental in the Manikato Stakes.
Trainer Peter Moody talks about his runners for Cox Plate weekend, including Ready To Rip in Manikato.
Trainer Robert Smerdon talks about his prospects for Cox Plate weekend.
Sam Doran, Racing Manager for Aquanita, talks about his horses running Cox Plate weekend.
Trainer Simon Zahra talks about his runners for Cox Plate weekend.
Trainer Tony Gollan talks about his Manikato Stakes runner Temple of Boom, as well as Spirit of Boom.
Wayne Hawkes talks about his prospects Cox Plate weekend, including All Too Hard in the Cox Plate.
By Kingmambo, Okawango is the sire of 124 winners and his runners have earned $7,168,149 as reported through Oct. 25. One of his top runners is Steele Tango, a group III winner in England.
Dave Meijer foreman for Gai Waterhouse, has More Joyous, Pierro, and Proisir in the Cox Plate.
Glen Boss jockey Ocean Park in Cox Plate.
Hugh Bowman - Jockey for Shoot Out and Buffering.
Trainer Jim Conlan talks about Rekindled Interest, who runs in the Cox Plate.
John O'Shea trainer of Sea Siren in Manikato Stakes.
Nick Williams, who owns Cox Plate contender Green Moon.
Rob Heathcote, who trains Buffering, favorite in the Manikato Stakes.
Wayne Hawkes trainer of Cox Plate contender All Too Hard.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale concluded with a record-setting flourish in Lexington.
The job of school horse doesn't come with Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 hours. In fact, days off are often few and far between for these hard-working horses. But does this rigorous schedule have any impact on a horse's likelihood of injury?
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