Despite Prayer for Relief having not visited the winner's circle since, trainer Dale Romans believes the 6-year-horse belongs in the field for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
Kaleem Shah and Fed Biz LLC's Fed Biz, a strong second to undefeated Shared Belief in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) in his last start, worked a half-mile Oct. 25 at Santa Anita in preparation for the Oct. 31 Dirt Mile.
Trainer Dale Romans talks about Breeders' Cup works by Prayer for Relief and Cristina's Journey on Oct 25. Watch Video
Three Chimneys Farm announced champion Will Take Charge will stand for a $30,000 fee during his inaugural season at the Versailles, Ky., farm in 2015.
Declaration of War, third on his only start on dirt in last year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will relocate to Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., for the 2015 breeding season, it was announced Oct. 22.
Goldencents, winner of the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) in 2013, leads a group of 12 pre-entered contenders for the 2014 edition as he aims to become the first two-time winner in the race's seven-year history.
The countdown to the upcoming 31st Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park intensified Oct. 18 with a bevy of workers out at the Southern California track on a pleasant, sun-kissed morning.
W. C. Racing's 2013 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) winner Goldencents breezed five furlongs Oct. 17 in preparation for a title defense at Santa Anita Park.
The Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) may not have the storied history of many of the World Championship races, but what it lacks in longevity it makes up for in quality with a roster of seven impressive performances.
Yearling fillies brought the three highest prices at the Fasig-Tipton Texas yearling and fall mixed sale Oct. 13 at Lone Star Park, with a Texas-bred daughter of Trappe Shot the top seller at $50,000.
The 2015 stud fees for Darby Dan Farm's roster of seven stallions remained unchanged from 2014.
Trainer Marcus Vitali got what he was looking for in the $75,000 Eight Miles West Stakes Oct. 11 at Gulfstream Park West -- a sign that Valid deserved a trip to Santa Anita Park for the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I).
For every big-name contender expected to arrive at the Breeders' Cup World Championships every season, there are several whose connections agonize over the decision to send them there.
A weanling colt from the first crop of Shackleford was the standout on the second and final day of the reformatted Fasig-Tipton New York Saratoga fall sale Oct. 7 and brought the auction's overall highest price of $150,000.
Alpha, a son of leading sire and fellow Darley stallion Bernardini -- and the first horse to win both the Travers and the Woodward in nearly 15 years -- has been retired to Becky Thomas' Sequel Stallions in New York.
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Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak at Keeneland to preview the Shadwell Turf Mile featuring Wise Dan, Optimizer, Silver Max, Kaigun, and Seek Again. Watch Video
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan faces the stiffest challenge of his remarkable return from colic surgery when he takes on Seek Again and Silver Max among seven rivals in the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 4.
Cigar Street returned to his winning ways when he easily held off favored Departing to take the $135,500 Homecoming Classic at Churchill Downs by 1 3/4 lengths.
Sophomores Wicked Strong, Tonalist, and V.E. Day take on elders such as Whitney (gr. I) winner Moreno in the 1 1/4-mile Jockey Club Gold Cup Sept. 27 on Super Saturday at Belmont Park.
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Itsmyluckyday bounced back from a pelvic fracture to win the Woodward (gr. I), and now will try to add the Kelso (gr. II) on Sept. 27 to his resume en route to a potential Breeders' Cup bid.
Keeneland's September yearling sale posted more across-the-board gains Sept. 17 at its ninth session as four horses brought $200,000 or more, helping the 13-day sale remain ahead of last year on average and median prices.
Juddmonte Farm purchases a $600,000 Trappe Shot colt, a three-quarters brother to Tapizar, at Keeneland September's Book 2 opener, which posted mixed results Sept. 13.
A look behind the scenes at some of the newsmakers during sale's first four days.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Aikenite||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Alpha||Kiaran P. McLaughlin||
|Caleb's Posse||Donnie K. Von Hemel||
|Creative Cause||Mike Harrington||
|Crusade||Aidan P. O'Brien||
|Daddy Long Legs||Aidan P. O'Brien||
|Dullahan||Dale L. Romans||
|Fort Loudon||Stanley I. Gold||
|Hansen||Michael J. Maker||
|Jackson Bend||Stanley I. Gold||
|Jersey Town||Barclay Tagg||
|Prayer for Relief||Dale L. Romans||
|Prospective||Mark E. Casse||
|Rule||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Shackleford||Dale L. Romans||
|Sidney's Candy||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Speightscity||Dimitrios K. Synnefias||
|Take Charge Indy||Patrick B. Byrne||
|Tapizar||Steven M. Asmussen||
|The Factor||Bob Baffert||
|To Honor and Serve||William I. Mott||
|Trappe Shot||Kiaran P. McLaughlin||
|Tres Borrachos||Martin F. Jones||
|Uncle Mo||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Union Rags||Michael R. Matz||
|Wilburn||Steven M. Asmussen||
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