Red Oak Stable's Strolling Belle is the highweight for Saturday's grade III, $100,000 Turnback the Alarm at Aqueduct. The 5-year-old daughter of Strolling Along won the Personal Ensign at Monmouth before being disqualified from second in her last outing, the Long Look at the Meadowlands, when jockey Eibar Coa struck a rival with his whip.
The $1.275-million Cal Cup, a series of 10 stakes for California-breds, has drawn 110 horses for its 12th running Saturday at Santa Anita Park. The day is headed by the $250,000 Wells Fargo Cal Cup Classic at 1 1/8 miles.
Trainer Jay Robbins is considering the $400,000 Clark Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 23, rather than the grade I, $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup on Dec. 1 for Tiznow's next start.
In a surprise move, trainer Bob Baffert on Wednesday entered Officer, beaten favorite in last Saturday's Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), in Saturday's $125,000 California Cup Juvenile.
Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Fantastic Light will take on Japan's top horses again in the Nov. 25 Japan Cup (Jpn-I), a $4-million grass race at 1 1/2 miles, according to a published report quoting Godolphin representative Dr. Riki Takahashi.
Conflict surrounding reduced takeout cost Keeneland an 11% drop in total handle for its 17-day meet that ended Oct. 27. The Lexington track did see a 7.2% increase in on-track wagering.
Exasperated by the state racing industry's continued bickering and failure to work together, the Maryland Racing Commission on Monday ordered the Thoroughbred and harness factions to resolve conflicts in two weeks or face punitive action that could lead to the denial of racing dates.
Godolphin's Street Cry returns from a seven-month layoff to face six other 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Discovery Handicap (gr. III) on Wednesday's opening day card at Aqueduct.
The top three finishers from the Breeders' Cup Turf and Classic winner Tiznow head a list of horses invited to the Japan Cup and Japan Cup Dirt that will be run at Tokyo Racecourse the weekend of Nov. 24-25.
Agnes Digital, a 4-year-old son of Crafty Prospector--Chancey Squaw (by Chief's Crown), posted his eighth victory in 20 starts when he took the Tenno Sho (Autumn) (Jpn-I) at Tokyo Racecourse on Sunday.
The Godolphin team still was on cloud nine Monday following the magnificent overall effort of their horses in the 2001 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. After finishing one-two in the Breeder's Cup Juvenile Fillies with Tempera and Imperial Gesture, Godolphin captured the Turf with Fantastic Light and just missed by a nose with Sakhee in the Classic.
Brazilian-bred 4-year-old Cagney won Sunday's $150,000 Carleton F. Burke Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Santa Anita with French-bred horses filling the next four finishing positions in the 1 1/2-mile race.
Illusioned broke the Churchill Downs track record for 7 1/2 furlongs in earning his first career graded stakes win in Sunday's $114,300 Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) on opening day of the fall meet at Churchill Downs.
A roar of approval went up from the gathering of media following the Breeders' Cup Classic when Tiznow's owner Michael Cooper announced that the son of Cee's Tizzy would race again next year. The announcement also brought a loud "whoop" from jockey Chris McCarron, who pumped his fist in the air.
Dogwood Stable's Smok'n Frolic, a 2-year-old daughter of first-crop sire Smoke Glacken, rallied from next-to-last to win the $111,500 Tempted Stakes (gr. III) Sunday on closing day of the Belmont Park meet.
Retama Park ended its 50-day Thoroughbred meet with an 11% increase in total handle. Increased interest in the racetrack's signal offset a 7.8% decline in on-track handle.
Exogenous, who flipped and caught her foot in the winner's circle rail prior to the Distaff, and Jump Start, who suffered a broken leg during the stretch run of the Juvenile, are recovering from their injuries, according to Dr. C. Wayne McIlwraith.
Helen Alexander's homebred Connected, next-to-last after the opening half-mile, rallied through the stretch Saturday to catch 4-5 favorite Broken Vow in Keeneland's $166,950 Fayette Stakes.
Eoin Harty, who was hired by Sheikh Mohammed to train 2-year-olds in this country to try and win the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), may eventually accomplish that, but Saturday he showcased fillies, running one-two in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) with Tempera and Imperial Gesture.
Yonaguska completed a chalky Daily Double on the Breeders' Cup undercard Saturday at Belmont Park. He won the second race, the Sport Page (gr. III), under Chris McCarron. He was 7-5 and first race winner Graeme Hall was 4-5.
Graeme Hall stalked the pacesetters and then blew by to take the Stuyvesant (gr. III) with ease to open the Breeders' Cup card Saturday at Belmont Park.
Odds are this is the first time in this country that racing fans walked into a track with armed guards on the roof. But this is also the first time racing's biggest day has been held in the same area where a terrorist attack occurred just six weeks earlier.
Northerly edged Sunline and Viscount to win the $1.15 million Cox Plate (Aus-I) on Saturday at Moonee Valley.
Globeform editors are picking Aptitude to win the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Listen Here earned a half-length win over Monthir after dueling with that rival through the Belmont Park stretch in Friday's $109,300 Nashua Stakes (gr. III).
Bohemia Stable's Shine Again, ridden by Jean-Luc Samyn, caught Dream Supreme in the final strides to win by a head in the $150,000 First Flight Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares.
Brazilian-bred Verruma tracked the early pacesetters, then rallied through the stretch to win her division of the $137,875 Athenia Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park Friday. Chilean-bred Babae, who Verruma beat in a June allowance race at Belmont, won the second division.
Former trainer Paul T. Adwell, who saddled 1976 Preakness winner Elocutionist, died in Hot Springs, Ark., on Oct. 22.
King's Consul, a son of Kingmambo purchased for $5.3 million as a yearling, broke his maiden at first asking on the Breeders' Cup eve race card at Belmont Park on Friday.
Senure, the multiple grade I stakes winner who was not entered in Saturday's Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), is on the sidelines for several months because of a "little spot on a cannon bone," according to trainer Bobby Frankel.
The Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships lost three starters on Friday when stewards were notified that Fleet Renee, Slew Valley, and Numerous Times would be scratched.
Racing fans will be able to hone their handicapping skills for Saturday's 18th Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Belmont Park as five graded stakes are contested Friday afternoon.
The $150,000 Fayette Stakes (gr. III) will drop the curtain on Keeneland's 2001 fall meeting. Nine colts and geldings to take the post in the nine-furlong event, which will be headed up by Pin Oak Stable's Broken Vow.
While many of the dams of Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship contenders are owned by famous breeders who have carefully developed their broodmare bands over decades, the dam of Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) favorite You is owned by a financially strapped university in Louisiana that is ready to cash in on her success.
A Mexican subsidiary of simulcast service provider Racing Services of Fargo, N.D., is creating an international online wagering service. The Global Pari-Mutuel Network will be created with a subsidiary of Orbis Development, which handles electronic financial transactions for banks and merchants worldwide.
A major interest in Guided Tour, who runs in Saturday's $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), has been purchased by Buckram Oak Farm. The 5-year-old horse has been owned by a group led by majority partner Morton Fink of Chicago. He will be listed in the program on Saturday as owned by Buckram Oak and Fink and run in Fink's colors.
A day after the World Thoroughbred Championship races are run, Belmont Park will give away a free photo of the Breeders' Cup Classic winner to fans attending the races. ... Also, Breeders' Cup simulcasting and advance wagering information as well as other track promotions.
Cetewayo, sixth in the 1998 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), and Manndar, eighth in last year's renewal of that race, head a full field of horses entered in the $150,000 Knickerbocker Handicap (gr. IIT) at Belmont Park a day before the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship races are run.
The Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships aren't the only races being run this Saturday. Just ask Ron Anson, who with wife Susie owns a 4-year-old colt named Sign of Fire, scheduled to run at Tokyo Racecourse on Saturday in the $750,000 Musashino Stakes (Jpn-III).
Juddmonte Farms' Aptitude, 10-length winner of the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park, has been installed the 2-1 morning- line favorite for Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic.
Recent research indicates that endoscopic examination of yearlings can help determine their eventual racing success. However, research also showed certain abnormalities that in the past were considered indicators of poor performance were not predictive of actual athletic performance in the adult horse.
The work tab for Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships was still busy Wednesday, with more of the contenders working on grass than on the main track.
Excerpt for week of Oct. 27.
In a year with no consistent standout emerging to rally behind, the Kikuka Sho (St. Leger, Jpn-I) on Oct. 21 capped Japan's triple crown series with yet another surprise ending that left fans shaking their heads in dissatisfied disbelief.
Sheikh Maktoum's Summertime Legacy won her second race in a row in Tuesday's Prix des Reservoirs (Fr-III) at Deauville.
An agreement struck over the weekend will allow all online and telephone account wagering services to put the World Thoroughbred Championships on their menus Oct. 27.
Striking Song, a son of Unbridled's Song training for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, has been declared out of Saturday's race after sustaining a chip to his left hind ankle. The Robert Hess Jr.-trained colt has won one of four career starts, breaking his maiden at one mile in last outing.
Two U.S. horses and one European runner being pointed toward Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Racing Championships have defected for different reasons.
Volponi sat patiently behind the dueling leaders and kicked home in the stretch to take the $250,000 Pegasus Handicap (gr. II) on Friday night at the Meadowlands.
A number of bullet workouts from Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Racing Championships contenders highlighted Belmont Park's busy work tab Monday morning.
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