For the second day in a row, the main track at Keeneland Race Course was sealed due to steady drizzle and occasional rainfall and many of the horses for the Breeders' Cup World Championships went to the training track.
Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contender Untapable was withdrawn from the Oct. 30 race for fillies and mares the morning of Oct. 27 after the champion 2014 Distaff winner spiked a temperature.
Organizers of the TCA Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, held at the Kentucky Horse Park Oct. 23-25, called the event a success.
Alphabet Soup, winner of the 1996 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), has been pensioned to Old Friends retirement facility near Georgetown, Ky.
Kentucky Downs and Churchill Downs will have no overlapping dates next year under a schedule approved Oct. 26 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Kentucky Downs had requested seven days, up from five this year.
The American Graded Stakes Committee has reinstated the original grade III status of this year's Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (gr. IIIT) contested Oct. 24 at Keeneland.
Nyquist, undefeated in four starts and a two-time grade I winner, drew post 13 in a full field of 14 for the $2 million Sentient Jets Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Oct. 31 at Keeneland.
European-based runners have exceled in the Breeders' Cup Turf, having won the 1 1/2-mile race on the grass 23 times.
Grade 1 winners Hoppertunity and V. E. Day plus a trio of horses from trainer Todd Pletcher headline a field of 11 entered for the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette Stakes (gr. II).
Two European-based fillies have won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) since its 2008 inauguration, and Denford Stud's Illuminate will try to become the third in this year's edition Oct. 30 at Keeneland.
Always one of the most competitive races on the World Championships card, this year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) features the return of last year's winner, Bobby's Kitten, and a trio from Wesley Ward.
Godolphin Racing's Cymric, by Kitten's Joy, will be the one to watch in the Breeders' Cup opener, the $1 million Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) Oct. 30 at Keeneland.
As strange as it might seem, when many of the fastest horses in the world meet every year in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), the quickest horses out of the gate mostly don't win.
The Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) has a rich history of female winners, and this year three distaffers will attempt to add to that legacy against a strong male lineup.
Despite not being a factor in his only two starts since last year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. I), Bobby's Kitten is back to defence his title and owner Ken Ramsey is convinced he will "pull a corker" like last year.
Resurgent champion jockey Frankie Dettori will be aboard Judy the Beauty when the reigning champion female sprinter bids for a repeat win in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) Oct. 31 at Keeneland.
The top fillies from each coast--both undefeated--are set to tangle in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) Oct. 31 at Keeneland.
The son of Unbridled's Song drew post 3 of 11 in the Dirt Mile (gr. I) and will look to use his swift turn of foot in the shorter race rather than throwing in with American Pharoah and Beholder in the Classic (gr. I).
Champion Judy the Beauty put in her final work toward the defense of her TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I) win with a five-furlong breeze at Keeneland Race Course Oct. 26.
In the early morning hours, Asmussen worked Untapable, Tapiture, Holy Boss, and Nickname for their respective Breeders' Cup races.
LNJ Foxwoods' Super Majesty looked sharp in a :48 half-mile work at Keeneland Oct. 26 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I).
Beholder completed her serious training for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) with a :59 2/5 five-furlong move Oct. 26 at Keeneland.
After Lea's strong :47 2/5 half-mile work Oct. 26 at Keeneland, trainer Bill Mott said the horse will run in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I).
The Breeders' Cup and TwinSpires.com announced that the online and mobile betting platform will sponsor all three Breeders' Cup sprint races on the Oct. 31 card at Keeneland.
Sticksstatelydude was withdrawn from the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) the morning of Oct. 26 after developing a strained tendon.
The oldest living Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner injected the dead-on balance of precocity, stamina, and grit into those that carry his blood.
The son of Curlin will stand at Three Chimneys Farm.
WinStar Farm's and Twin Creeks Racing's multiple grade I winner Constitution has been retired to stud at WinStar for 2016. The son of Tapit will stand for a fee of $25,000 stands and nurses.
Gary Barber's Appealing Tale, a grade II winner in his last two starts, will miss the Breeders' Cup due to an ankle injury he sustained in training, trainer Peter Miller said Oct. 25.
Trainer Linda Rice Oct. 25 said Lady Sheila Stable's La Verdad, who won the Iroquois Stakes for New York-breds at Belmont Park the previous day, will be entered in the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I).
James Lovat and Charles Pigram's Nemoralia went a half-mile on the "good" turf course in :51 3/5 Oct. 25 at Keeneland, gearing up for a Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) run.
The last two winners of the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) have run well in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I); the connections of Frosted would love to see that trend continue.
Jim and Susan Hill's son of Arch went four furlongs in an easy :50 4/5 Oct. 25 at Keeneland, a maintenance work for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).
When an overnight rain left the main track at Keeneland sloppy and sealed Oct. 25, Richard Mandella trained champion racemare Beholder over the synthetic training track and schooled in the paddock.
With no main track workers, morning workouts for Breeders' Cup hopefuls at Keeneland Oct. 25 were highlighted by breezes over the turf course, including a quartet from trainer Wesley Ward.
Hopes for a spike in pari-mutuel handle at Keeneland this fall in advance of this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships did not materialize.
Epsom Derby (Eng-I) and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Golden Horn arrived at Keeneland the evening of Oct. 24 ahead of his expected start in the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I) Oct. 31.
Dixiana Farms' homebred Tiger Ride made it two in a row for trainer Graham Motion and picked up a third 2015 stakes score Oct. 24 at Keeneland, holding off favored Include Betty to win the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View.
Dale Romans is conditioning a different Keen Ice in the afternoons and the mornings these days compared with the spring, and for the Kentucky-based trainer the development has been something to see.
Trainer Larry Jones called an audible and sent Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contender I'm a Chatterbox out to work early Oct. 24 at Keeneland as a light rain fell on the Lexington track.
Concerned that Keeneland would seal the main track as rain began to fall early Oct. 24, trainer Todd Pletcher went ahead and sent Stopchargingmaria to the track for a "super" breeze.
Churchill Downs is in the process of preparing an application to host the Breeders' Cup World Championships in 2018, the next open year in the rotation, an official at the Kentucky racetrack said Oct. 23.
Big Chief Racing's Exaggerator, pointed to the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), worked earlier than planned the morning of Oct. 24 at Keeneland, but it paid off, according to trainer Keith Desormeaux.
Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) contenders Private Zone and Limousine Liberal get in their final works Oct. 24 over a wet track at Keeneland.
Hronis Racing's Hard Aces has benefited from a West Coast racing lineup without Shared Belief or California Chrome, but will take his shot in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) nonetheless. acquiring
Three Chimneys has acquired a majority interest grade I-placed stakes winner Fast Anna, a son of Medaglia d'Oro out of champion Dreaming of Anna who will take up stud duty in 2016.
Untapable was a dominating winner of the 2014 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) but has underwhelmed thus far this season. She gets a chance at redemption when she goes for a Distaff repeat Oct. 30.
Fasig-Tipton has added five more supplemental entries to the catalog for its November sale, to be held Nov. 1 in Lexington.
Lael Stables' Ageless will not run in next Saturday's $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), trainer Arnaud Delacour said Oct. 23.
With one week go before the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland Race Course, trainer Todd Pletcher is confident in how his large contingent of hopefuls is coming into their respective races.
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