The New York Racing Association has announced the stakes schedule for the 2014 Fall Championship meet at Belmont Park, with 42 stakes worth a total of $11 million.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|A. U. Miner||Clark Hanna||
|Birdrun||William I. Mott||
|Drosselmeyer||William I. Mott||
|Flat Out||William I. Mott||
|Ice Box||Nicholas P. Zito||
|Rodman||Michael E. Hushion||
|Stay Thirsty||Todd A. Pletcher||
Whitney Invitational (gr. I) winner Moreno could next run in the $600,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 30 at Saratoga Race Course, or he could be given a breather until the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I).
Grade II winner Birdrun has been retired from racing to stand at Robin Murphy's Poplar Creek Horse Farm near Bethel, Ohio. His fee is $2,000.
In the absence of an American runner in the March 29 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), U.S. racing fans can certainly unite behind Ron the Greek in the world's richest horse race.
Images from Open Houses at Kentucky Farms in 2014. View Slideshow
Dual grade I winner Stay Thirsty sired his first reported foal, a colt born Jan. 8 at Coolmore's Creekview Farm near Paris, Ky. The colt is out of the Giant's Causeway mare Opulence.
The Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association has confirmed that 2009 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Summer Bird died Dec. 23 in Japan due to colic.
Recently retired three-time grade I winner Flat Out will enter stud for 2014 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm in Lexington. He will participate in Spendthrift's Share The Upside program and stand for a fee of $10,000.
Three-time grade I winner Flat Out has been retired, owner Art Preston confirmed. Stallion plans are pending.
Photos from Aqueduct, Churchill Downs, Hollywood Park, Japan, Hawthorne, Zia Park and more. view slideshow
Evan Hammonds reviews Honor Code, Flat Out, and Will Take Charge vs. Game On Dude. Watch recaps of the Clark Handicap, Cigar Mile, and Remsen Stakes. watch video
Preston Stables' hard-knocking Flat Out took the overland route to victory Nov. 30 in the Cigar Mile (gr. I), a race worth $753,000 due to the winner's previous grade I-winning status.
Top female sprinter Groupie Doll nearly won the Cigar Mile (gr. I) a year ago. Now she's back with a new slate of rivals to contend with, including grade I winners Goldencents and Verrazano.
Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) winner Goldencents has been assigned 120 pounds and is the high weight among the nine expected starters for the Nov. 30 $500,000 Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Three Chimneys Farm announced their 2014 stallion roster, with several of their stallions' fees showing decreases from 2013.
Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., has announced its 2014 stud fees, led by Giant's Causeway (Storm Cat--Maria's Storm, by Rahy), who will stand for $85,000, the same fee as last year.
Steve shares his picks for Saturday's Breeders' Cup races. read blog
Ron the Greek has developed a quarter crack in his right front hoof and will miss the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park.
Bill Mott returns to the Breeders' Cup Classic with 6-year-old Ron the Greek and 7-year-old Flat Out. read blog
So, all the post positions are in, all the works are done, and all the Classic horses are here. Now, good luck trying to figure out how the race is going to be run and who is going to win. read blog
Game On Dude, making his third start in the Classic, is the morning line favorite.
The best of the best will be on display at Santa Anita Park Nov. 1-2, with the leading trainers in the United States and Europe pre-entering a star-studded array of talent for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Bob Baffert, Todd Pletcher, and Bill Mott each will saddle two horses in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park, with Baffert sending out likely favorite Game On Dude.
Led by champion Royal Delta and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) contender Ron the Greek, horses conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott got in their Belmont Park works Oct. 19 in advance of the Nov. 1-2 Breeders' Cup.
GoldMark Farm's Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I) winner Cross Traffic sustained a minor shin injury at the start of the Sept. 28 Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) and will not run in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
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|Union Avenue S.||SAR|
|CTT and Thoroughbred Owners of California H.||DMR|
|Richmond Derby Trial H.||HST|
|Red Earth S.||RP|
|Tale of the Cat S.||SAR|