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Veteran bloodstock agent Richard Galpin of Newmarket International is on life support at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in South Florida after becoming ill while in the Miami area for Tuesday's Fasig-Tipton select sale of 2-year-olds in training at Calder Race Course.
The successes of David Junior and Red Rocks this year earned Brian Meehan the International Trainer of the Year Award at the 40th Derby Awards, held by the Horserace Writers & Photographers Association in London, England, Dec. 4.
Bernardini, leading candidate for Horse of the Year honors, drew the three post position and was installed as the even-money favorite for Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic -- Powered by Dodge (gr. I).
Two of three flights that will carry international contenders to Churchill Downs for the Breeders Cup World Championships are scheduled to arrive in Louisville on Oct. 29.
It doesn't take long for trainer Brian Meehan to disabuse one of any notion that John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) candidate Red Rocks will arrive at Churchill Downs as a mere traveling companion for his more heralded, Classic-bound stablemate David Junior.
Whenever a top European-based runner invades North America for a crack at the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), one of the obvious questions is how well the horse will adapt to dirt. Whether Eclipse Stakes (Eng-I) winner David Junior successfully makes the adjustment may depend on whether he takes more after his sire or after his dam.
The stars will be shining down on Louisville, Ky. on Nov. 4, but many of the brightest ones will not even show up until the middle of Breeders' Cup week. As a result, several New York-based journalists, and one Jerseyite, have changed plans and will inhabit the Big Apple until the big guns complete their serious training.
The Japan Racing Association has bought English champion and group I winner David Junior to stand at the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association's Shizunai Stallion Station.
Australian super mare Makybe Diva topped the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities official end of season assessment of those horse which had either raced in or been trained in countries whose season ran from Aug. 1 2005 to July 31, 2006 (July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006 in South America).
The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities will publish on its Web site the "World's Leading Horses" seven times in 2006: January, April, May, July, September, October, and November, after the major international racing events.
David Junior swept from last to first to emphatically reverse Royal Ascot form with Ouija Board to take the Coral-Eclipse Stakes (Eng-I) at Sandown Park on Saturday.
David Junior, trained by Brian Meehan and ridden by Jamie Spencer, landed the $5 million Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) over 1,777 meters (about 1 1/8 miles) on the Nad Al Sheba turf by 3 1/2 lengths over the pacesetting The Tin Man.
David Junior, a 25-1 outsider ridden by Jamie Spencer, pulled off a major shocker when winning the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket on Saturday.
Jockey Richard Hughes called an audible early in the running of the Petros Rose of Lancaster Stakes (Eng-III) and the decision gave Juddmonte Farms' Kentucky-bred Notable Guest a free-running victory at Haydock Park Saturday.
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