Zenyatta and Goldikova will attempt to make history in their respective Breeders' Cup races.
The main focus this year, of course, will be on "Mighty Mare"--Zenyatta--who hopes to conclude her amazing career in the Classic with her 20th victory in as many starts, and the French femme fatale, Goldikova.
West Point Thoroughbred didn't waste any time in pulling a switch with Awesome Gem and Tropic Storm, both of whom will run in their second preference races.
Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm announced Oct. 27 that stallion seasons and matings specialist Anne Peters has decided to go out on her own.
Stately Victor, who scored his career biggest win at Keeneland in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) this spring, returns to the Lexington racetrack as one of the favorites for the closing day $150,000 Fayette Stakes.
Todd Pletcher has pre-entered 11 horses -- more than any other trainer at the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships to be held Nov. 5-6 at Churchill Downs.
Breeders' Cup officials touted this year's pre-entries for the Nov. 5-6 World Championships at Churchill Downs the deepest in the history of the event.
TVG's "The Works" program will be telecast live from Churchill Downs, beginning Saturday, Oct. 30, and continuing through Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 11 a.m.-noon EDT daily.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's Equine Drug Research Council has withdrawn support and funding for one of six projects that it had approved for 2010.
Median price declines 35.5% and the buy-back rate increases.
Kentucky's Thoroughbred racetracks have received approval for 2011 live racing dates that are slightly higher than those being raced this year.
Trainer John Shirreffs may start training Zenyatta on the dirt this week in preparation for the upcoming Breeders' Cup Classic.
A pair of horses trained by Brian Koriner topped the Breeders' Cup work tab at Churchill Downs Oct. 26.
A filly by Hard Spun is the highest-priced horse sold so far during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale.
Smarty Jones, whose wins in the 2004 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) while unbeaten catapulted him to celebrity status, is coming home.
The Breeders' Cup announced Oct. 26 that a record 184 horses have been pre-entered for the 2010 Breeders' Cup World Championships to be held at Churchill Downs on Nov. 5-6.
A Tapit colt brought the most expensive price of $280,000 from Canadian-based trainer Mark Casse, agent.
A strained tendon sends Hold Me Back to stud at WinStar Farm.
Kentucky Commission, Jockeys' Guild Reach Agreement on Advertising Dispute.
The Breeders' Cup and television station WHAS11 have teamed up to give one fan the opportunity to direct a wager $25,000 on the Nov. 6 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Jordy Y breezed over the Keeneland turf course on Oct. 25 with Larry Melancon aboard.
Augustin Stable's Informed Decision and Forever Together breezed at Keeneland Oct. 25 as the two gray champions trained by Jonathan Sheppard continued to prepare for the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.
The Oct. 25 workout tab at Churchill Downs included more than a handful of contenders for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Gary Seidler and Peter Vegso's Unrivaled Belle tuned up for a run in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) on Nov. 5 by working five furlongs in 1:00 3/5 under jockey Kent Desormeaux at Churchill Downs Oct. 25.
Double Eagle Ranch and Buena Suerte Equine's Mine That Bird, winless since his huge 50-1 upset victory in the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), worked five-eighths of a mile in 1:00 at Churchill Downs.
Unlike the sunscreen and sandals that are the norm for the Breeders' Cup World Championships in Southern California, racing fans will want to bring outerwear to this year's event.
Favored Casablanca Smile could not have had an easier setup in Keeneland's $125,000 Rood and Riddle Dowager Stakes, kicking away in the stretch for a front-running seven-length romp over a firm turf course Oct. 24.
Espoir City, Japan's hope for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) to be run at Churchill Downs Nov. 6, drilled six furlongs over the Louisville track to lead a host of workouts on the morning of Oct. 23.
Multiple grade I winner Blame and his stablemate, Super Derby victor Apart, breezed together at Keeneland Oct. 24, going five furlongs in :58 4/5 as Blame prepares for the BC Classic at Churchill Downs.
Hilda's Passion took over after a quarter-mile and repelled the bid of longshot Decelerator in the stretch to win the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies Oct. 23 at Keeneland.
With jockey Calvin Borel up, Hurricane Ike tuned up for his engagement in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) by working six furlongs at Churchill Downs in 1:12 2/5 after the renovation break Oct. 23.
Juddmonte Farms' homebred Proviso, expected to make her next start in the $2 million TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), worked Oct. 23 for the first time since she won the First Lady for her fourth consecutive grade I win.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale bucked the generally negative trends in 2009, posting increases in gross, average price, and median price while many other auctions were suffering major setbacks.
Dale Romans worked both of his 3-year-old contenders for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) -- Paddy O'Prado and First Dude -- Oct. 23 at Churchill Downs.
The stud fee for Pollard's Vision, the sire of multiple grade I winner Blind Luck, will be increased to $12,500 for 2011.
A Little Warm, winner of the July 31 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga, suffered condylar fractures to both front legs Oct. 21 and will most likely be retired from racing, his connections told the Daily Racing Form.
The 2009 winner of the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint, Dancing in Silks, will not ship to Churchill Downs for another shot at the $2 million race, trainer Carla Gaines told the Daily Racing Form Oct. 22.
Augustin Stable's homebred Fugitive Angel rallied from near the back and overtook pacesetting longshot Ice Mist in deep stretch to win the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View (gr. IIIT) by 3 3/4 lengths Oct. 22 at Keeneland.
R.E.V. Racing's Atta Boy Roy worked a half-mile in :48 over a fast Churchill track Oct. 22 under jockey Calvin Borel in preparation for the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).
J. B.'s Thunder, winner of the Breeders' Futurity (gr. I), breezed a half-mile in :47-flat under regular exercise rider Jerry O'Dwyer Oct. 22 at Keeneland in preparation for the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
One day after the connections of champion Gio Ponti said he would be cross-entered in the Classic and the Breeders' Cup Mile, trainer Dale Romans said 3-year-old standout Paddy O'Prado would point for the Classic.
Fan favorite 9-year-old Brass Hat rallied from last and came roaring down to the stretch to win the $100,000 Sycamore (gr. IIIT) by a length Oct. 21 at Keeneland.
A Kentucky Horse Racing Commission committee is considering changes to the state's Breeders' Incentive Fund, money for which comes from a 6% sales tax on stud fees.
Grade I winner Here Comes Ben, who is expected to be one of the favorites for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I), breezed six furlongs in 1:12.20 on the Keeneland Polytrack Oct. 21.
Four trainers and two jockeys who have won the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) will be part of a special "It's My Derby" event at the Kentucky Derby Museum during Breeders' Cup week.
Details of competitors' bids were leaked, timely campaign contributions flowed and key expert advice was ignored when New York officials earlier this year tapped Aqueduct Entertainment Group to run the casino at Aqueduct.
Playa May, the dam of Champagne Stakes (gr. I) winner Uncle Mo, to sell as Hip No. 122 at Fasig-Tipton Ky. November sale as part of the Denali Stud consignment.
Sovereign Stable's Negligee, who scored her biggest career win at Keeneland in the 2009 Darley Alcibiades (gr. I), was one of a full field of 14 drawn for the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (gr. II) on Oct. 23.
D. Wayne Lukas is pointing Mine That Bird to the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) on Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs, though he is not confident the gelding will draw in.
S J Stables Cloudy's Knight, an earner of more than $2.5 million from 42 starts, has been retired due to a recurrence of a suspensory injury.
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