Todd Pletcher said all 11 of his Breeders' Cup horses were fine the morning of Nov. 7.
Jockeys Calvin Borel and Javier Castellano were fined for their post-rate fight in the winner's circle following the Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. III) and Castellano was additionally handed a six-day suspension.
Both attendance and handle for the 2010 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs increased over last year's event at Santa Anita Park, Breeders' Cup officials announced Nov. 6.
Longshot Dakota Phone runs down Morning Line to win the $909,000 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) by a nose. The winner is a gelded son of Zavata out of World of Gold, by Spinning World.
Heavily favored Uncle Mo took over at the top of the lane and cruised to an astonishingly easy victory in the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Churchill Downs Nov. 6.
Carl Moore Management's 6-year-old gelding Chamberlain Bridge posted an exciting, come-from-behind victory when gaining the lead in the final 50 yards of the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. II).
Distinctive Dixie claimed his first stakes win in when he rolled to a 1 1/2-length victory in the $171,900 Chilukki (gr. II) preceding the second day of the Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 6.
Kentucky racing stewards conducted a hearing Nov. 6 with the three jockeys involved in a nearly disastrous bumping incident in the homestretch and an ensuing brawl following the Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. III).
Team Valor International's Pluck came from last at top of the lane and used a devastating turn of foot to pick off all 11 of his rivals in winning the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IIT) Nov. 6 at Churchill.
A post-race fight between jockey Calvin Borel and rider Javier Castellano upstaged the Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. III), the first race on the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup World Championship card at Churchill Downs.
There may be growing sentiment in the Kentucky legislature to pass a measure authorizing a constitutional amendment on racetrack gaming, officials indicated after the Nov. 2 election.
Attendance for the Breeders' Cup Championship program Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs increased by 10.5% over last year at Santa Anita Park with 41,614 were on hand for the 10-race card.
Shared Account pulled off the biggest upset in the history of the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), out-finishing heavy favorite Midday in a thrilling stretch drive to win at odds of 46-1.
Dubai Majesty took over coming off the turn and rolled to a commanding victory in the $1 million Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs.
Celebrity chef Bobby Flay's More Than Real opens up in the stretch and easily won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf over favored Winter Memories.
Favored Apart got the graded stakes racing at the 2010 Breeders' Cup off to a formfull start when he wore down Demarcation in the stretch to win the $108,600 Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs.
Shoppers probably will remain cautious even though Breeders' Cup runners and their close relatives will be available.
Musket Man, Paddy O'Prado, and Fly Down offer good value in Breeders' Cup Classic.
If Winchester were to capture the Nov. 6 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf, the Virginia homebred would provide his owners, Bertram and Diana Firestone, with yet another prestigious victory for the history books.
After raising $47,000 in pledges from the 2009 Breeders' Cup, New Vocations is well on its way to doing the same if not more this year.
Bernardini leads the freshman sire ranks by number of graded stakes winners and also is the leader with four contenders in the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
We all know who the favorites are and who the contenders are. But we also know that no Breeders' Cup is complete without its share of longshots.
Battle of Hastings ended a 10-race drought when he found clear sailing on the outside through the stretch to win the $111,200 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) over a firm Churchill Downs turf course Nov. 4.
Delegator, who is due to represent Godolphin in the TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Churchill Downs, has had a quarter crack this week.
Some horses competing in the Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 5 and 6 at Churchill Downs will be headed to the sale ring at Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland immediately afterward.
Kiss Mine, whose four-race winning streak was ended in an unplaced finish in the Abu Dhabi First Lady Stakes (gr. IT) one month ago, looks to get back in the win column in the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap at Churchill Downs.
Wyomia Tyus, one of America's biggest track stars of the past, will have a 2-year-old filly named after her running in the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.
Jockey Garrett Gomez, who was taken to the hospital following a spill in the sixth race Nov. 4 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, has been released and plans to ride Friday.
Juddmonte Farms' homebred Proviso is a bit of a late bloomer, but she seems to be reaching her peak heading into the $2 million TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs Nov. 6.
Daniel Orantes, 29, was presented with the Race Track Chaplaincy of America's White Horse Award at the organization's annual luncheon at Churchill Downs Nov. 4.
Winter Memories is a special filly to Darby Dan Farm owner John Phillips, and it's not just because she's good enough to have been made the 2-1 morning line favorite for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr IT).
Hall of Fame conditioner Ron McAnally is taking a page out of the John Henry training manual in preparing Eclair de Lune for the Emirates Airlines Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).
California Flag, the 2009 BC Turf Sprint winner, attempts to overcome uneven season Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs.
Bob Baffert, who trains Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) contender Lookin At Lucky, said he believes Zenyatta must win the Nov. 6 race in order to earn the 2010 Horse of the Year award.
Owner-trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said he plans to scratch 2-year-old Indian Gracey from the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) due to a sore right front foot.
Churchill Downs Inc. reported net earnings of $3.7 million for the third quarter of 2010, up considerably from a net loss of $1.2 million for the same period in 2009.
A total of 27 members of the Jockeys' Guild have been elected to the organization's senate, including newcomers Deshawn Parker, Joe Talamo, and Jay Conklin.
Midday, the shortest-priced morning-line favorite for the six Breeders' Cup races at Churchill Downs Friday, Nov. 5, stretched her legs at the Louisville track Nov. 3 preparing for the Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).
WinStar Farm president and CEO Doug Cauthen, who has been with the operation since its inception in 2000, is leaving the farm. He is creating his own independent consulting service.
Trainer Freddy Head is confident about Goldikova's chances for a "three-peat" in the TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs.
A day after a warm welcoming party was given for the champion mare Zenyatta at Churchill Downs, a plethora of Smarty Jones fans gathered at Three Chimney's Farm near Midway, Ky., to say goodbye to the Kentucky Derby winner.
The $150,000 Chilukki Stakes (gr. II), which attracted a well-matched field of 12 fillies and mares, promises to help get the Breeders' Cup World Championships program off to a good betting start at Churchill Downs Nov. 6.
Lookin At Lucky, the nation's top 3-year-old contender for Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, got his first tour of the Churchill track under exercise rider Jorge Alvarez the morning of Wednesday.
Apart, winner of the Super Derby (gr. II) in his most recent start, heads a field of six for the $100,000 Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) to be run Nov. 5 as a warm-up for day one of the Breeders Cup at Churchill Downs.
In 2009, things didn't look good for Telling from the start of the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park, where he finished a distant seventh, beaten 10 1/4 lengths by the winner Conduit.
Godolphin will try to win a third consecutive Breeders' Cup Juvenile Nov. 6 when it sends out Biondetti at Churchill Downs.
Ben and Elaine Walden's Pauls Mill announced Nov. 3 that Patrick Morell has been named director of sales at the Versailles, Ky. farm. Sandy Sanborn will stay on in stallion and farm office administration.
Grade I winner and track record-setter Majesticperfection, rated the nation's top sprinter by Daily Racing Form's Mike Watchmaker, will enter stud in 2011 at Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.
With Kentucky's Louisville area in the midst of a severe drought, the turf course at Churchill Downs "is about as firm as it ever gets in the fall," track superintendent Butch Lehr said.
Ted O'Neill, who owned Ann Marie Farm near Paris, Ky., with his wife, Noreen, died Oct. 3 in San Francisco after battling a respiratory disease.
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