Vertiformer, a multiple graded stakes-placed 7-year-old old horse, will begin his stud career in 2015 at Poplar Creek Horse Center in Ohio.
Leading the pack of Ohio breeders is Robin L. Murphy, who stands nearly a dozen stallions at her 80-acre Poplar Creek Horse Center in Bethel, Ohio.
California Chrome will not race in Japan in December and appears to be done with racing for the 2014 season, according to co-owner and co-breeder Perry Martin.
Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, in partnership with Gary Barber, will stand new stallion Boisterous for the 2015 breeding season at Tom and Debi Stull's farm near Santa Ynez, Calif.
Canadian champion Alpha Bettor and grade I winner Boisterous are among the favorites in the six-horse field entered in the $150,000 Durham Cup (Can-III) over 1 1/8 miles at Woodbine Oct. 4.
Hardest Core will train up to the Santa Anita race off his driving victory in the Arlington Million Aug. 16, and enter 11 weeks fresh for trainer Eddie Graham.
International traveler Wigmore Hall, a two-time grade I winner in North America, was euthanized Sept. 13 after sustaining an injury in a race at Doncaster on the Ladbrokes St. Leger (Eng-I) undercard.
On Aug. 30, Wise Dan will face a solid field in the $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) as the 127-pound highweight while making his long-awaited return after May 16 colic surgery.
Evan Hammonds looks at the Arlington Million, Secretariat Stakes, and Alabama Stakes. watch video
Andrew Bentley Stable's upset Arlington Million (gr. IT) winner Hardest Core came out of the Aug. 16 race in good order and is consideration for the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) this fall.
Images from Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park. View Slideshow
Hardest Core, a 4-year-old Hard Spun gelding trained by Edward Graham and ridden by Eriluis Vaz, upset Arlington's biggest day at 11-1 to secure his first graded stakes score in the Arlington Million (gr. IT).
- By Claire Novak
Arlington Million contender Finnegans Wake Friday morning at Arlington Park. Watch Video
A WWII veteran and Chicago business tycoon continues to influence Arlington International Racecourse -- despite his advanced age and the political challenges faced by the Illinois racing community. read longform
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays for The Alabama and the Arlington Million read blog
View more from Chris Emigh, Chris Block, and other members of the Illinois racing community in 'Man Behind the Million,' our latest longform feature currently at www.BloodHorse.com/ArlingtonLongform watch video
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps Arlington's major stakes races on Arlington Million day. read blog
- By Frank Angst
Frank Angst and special guest Ellis Starr handicap a tricky Arlington Million field. watch video
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's defending victor Real Solution is set for a showdown with 2013 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Magician in the Arlington Million (gr. IT) at Arlington International Racecourse Aug. 16.
A look at the history of the Arlington Million (gr. IT) and Arlington International Racecourse, run by 92-year-old Richard Duchossois. Read the companion longform feature at http://www.bloodhorse.com/ArlingtonLongform. view slideshow
Canadian colt looks to repeat his recent victory at Woodbine in the Arlington Million
Two years ago, Finnesgans Wake entered the Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) off a third-place finish in the Virginia Derby (gr. IIIT), and trainer Dale Romans promised, "This horse has a big one in him."
A short list of seven horses has been pre-entered for the Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 16, headed by defending Million champion Real Solution and 2013 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) victor Magician.
Grade I winner Admiral Kitten is out of consideration for the Arlington Million (gr. I) Aug. 16 at Arlington International Racecourse, according to owner Ken Ramsey.
Roy and Gretchen Jackson and All Inn Stable announced Aug. 8 the retirement of millionaire and multiple graded-stakes winner Willcox Inn, who will stand at Saratoga Stud.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Afsare (GB)||CUMANI LUCA||
|Aruna||H. Graham Motion||
|Boisterous||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Cherokee Lord||Charles Livesay||
|Colombian (IRE)||John H. M. Gosden||
|Crackerjack King (IRE)||Marco Botti||
|I'm A Dreamer (IRE)||David Simcock||
|Joviality (GB)||John H. M. Gosden||
|Kapitale (GER)||Andreas Wohler||
|Little Mike||Carlo Vaccarezza||
|Marketing Mix||Thomas F. Proctor||
|Mystical Star||Christophe Clement||
|Rahystrada||Byron G. Hughes||
|Romacaca||Danny L. Miller||
|Stars to Shine||Eddie Kenneally||
|Treasure Beach (GB)||Aidan P. O'Brien||
|Up||Aidan P. O'Brien||
|Wigmore Hall (IRE)||BELL MICHAEL||
|Willcox Inn||Michael Stidham||
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