While Groupie Doll's stellar 2012 record puts her in a different league than many of her competitors in the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I), the favorite will still have to face five other grade I winners.
Amazombie, last year's champion sprinter and winner of the Breeders' Cup Sprint, is this year's Sprint favorite against four other grade I winners.
The Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) didn't draw the largest field, but it attracted eight fillies and mares that could put on quite a show in the $2 million event Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park.
It was quite an arduous journey, but the Bill Mott- and Chad Brown-trained horses, along with Point of Entry, finally arrived at Santa Anita at 9:15 Monday morning following an 11-hour trip. read blog
The Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) was the most popular race among the 15 on the two-day World Championships programs, with a maximum 14 drawing into the field for the race.
Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) favorite Wise Dan will have his travel plans from Lexington to Santa Anita Park delayed a day, trainer Charlie Lopresti said Oct. 29.
Marketing Mix, easy winner of the Sept. 29 Rodeo Drive Handicap at Santa Anita Park, hopes to hold the home track advantage against a European invasion in the $2 million Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT) over the same course.
Steve Haskin reports on the Breeders' Cup trackside from Santa Anita. watch video
The second time was the charm for Eldaafer in the Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. II) and his connections are hoping that the fourth will be, too.
Morton Fink's homebred Wise Dan drew post 2 and was installed as the 9-5 favorite Oct. 29 for the $2 milion Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2, but must run the race of a lifetime to get the job done.
Bob Hess Jr. trains 8-5 morning-line favorite for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint.
Five European colts sporting excellent form will face nine North American colts in a full field for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 3.
Pit last year's European-based Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner against New York's finest coming off five consecutive victories, and the Turf might look like a two-horse race between St Nicholas Abbey and Point of Entry.
A well-balanced field of nine, including 2011 top 3-year-old Shackleford, have been entered for the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) at Santa Anita Nov. 3.
Shanghai Bobby has been unbeatable going into the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).
A neck injury suffered earlier this season has prompted jockey Casey Chavez to retire from racing.
Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm canceled the Oct. 31 preview show that was to be held at the Versailles, Ky. operation for its annual horses in training that will be sold at the upcoming Keeneland November mixed sale.
Executiveprivilege, 5-for-5 to begin her career, takes on the unbeaten Dreaming of Julia in a classic East vs. West showdown in the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).
There is plenty of international flavor in this year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) with Watsdachances, Spring Venture, and Sky Lantern.
Pomeroy, a multiple grade I winner, will relocate to stand the 2013 breeding season at Vinery at Sugar Maple near Poughquag, N.Y.
Kipling, sire of 2007 NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Kip Deville, will stand in 2013 at Dr. Warren Center's Mighty Acres near Pryor, Okla.
Breeders' Cup Turf contender Point of Entry settles in at Santa Anita after arriving for Breeders' Cup Oct. 29. watch video
Turfway Park, which has again cut racing dates in the hope of increasing overnight purses when it reopens in late November, will offer a slimmed down stakes schedule for its holiday and winter/spring meets.
Ladies' Classic contender Awesome Feather settles in at Santa Anita for Breeders' Cup Oct. 29. watch video
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer on his decision to run Nonios in the Breeders' Cup Classic. watch video
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin discusses Alpha, Emcee, Fortify, and Questing at Breeders' Cup on Oct. 29. watch video
Live racing in the Northeast has been cancelled for at least two days due to Hurricane Sandy.
Horse Racing Radio Network, the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, will provide 20 hours of on-site Breeders' Cup coverage live from Santa Anita Park beginning Tuesday, Oct. 3.
A flight carrying a contingent of Breeders' Cup horses from New York to California was rescheduled to 1 a.m. EDT Oct. 29 and was able to take off as Hurricane Sandy approached the Northeast, Breeders' Cup officials said.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Oct. 29 that Valvoline has signed on to become a national partner with NTRA Advantage, the NTRA's group purchasing program.
For the fourth consecutive year, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is working with trainers and owners of Breeders' Cup contenders to pledge a percentage of their earnings to support New Vocations.
Nathaniel, the emphatic winner of last year's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I) and this year's Eclipse Stakes (Eng-I), has been retired and is to be syndicated at stud.
Editor's Note: This article is part of TheHorse.com's ongoing coverage of topics presented at the British Equine Veterinary Association's 51st annual Congress, held Sept. 12-15 in Birmingham, U.K.
The 2012 Hagyard Bluegrass Equine Symposium will take place Nov. 1-4 in Lexington, Ky. This year, the symposium will focus on "the latest techniques and topics for the reproduction veterinarian."
Horse owners along the East Coast are bracing for a superstorm that the National Weather Service expects to deliver high winds, heavy rains, and storm surge flooding to states from Maryland to New York and beyond.
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