• Uncaptured pulls away in Iroquois

    John C. Oxley's Uncaptured could not be caught in the Grade 3, $114,800 <a target="_blank" href=""> Iroquois</a> at Churchill on Sunday. The Ontario-bred two-year-old colt was an impressive winner by 5 1/2 lengths in his first race away from Woodbine.

  • Trainers targeting Aqueduct's weekend stakes

    Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey looks to have a strong hand in Aqueduct's early turf stakes, with Boisterous aiming to defend his title in the Grade 2, 1 3/8-mile Red Smith Handicap on opening Saturday and Hit It Rich looking to repeat in the Grade 3 Long Island Handicap a week later.

  • Eishin Flash snaps two-year losing streak in Tenno Sho

    Eishin Flash swept under the wire to capture Sunday's Grade 1 Tenno Sho (Autumn) at Tokyo, a much awaited victory after going winless for two years and five months since his Grade 1 Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) triumph in 2010.

  • Lady Ten proves best in Autumn Miss

    Mercedes Stable's homebred Lady Ten surged to the lead off the far turn and held the fast-closing Customer Base safe late to win Saturday's Grade 3, $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="">Autumn Miss Stakes </a>at Santa Anita. The three-year-old filly was sent postward as the 2-1 favorite for trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Rafael Bejarano, who figure to be a popular combination again next weekend in the two-day Breeders' Cup.&nbsp;

  • Dullahan drills on dirt, but Classic decision awaits

    Dullahan worked five furlongs on Santa Anita's conventional dirt track Saturday morning under Tammy Fox in 1:00, after which trainer Dale Romans said a decision on whether the Grade 1 Pacific Classic winner would run in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic or the $3 million Turf at Santa Anita next Saturday would likely not be rendered before Monday's deadline.

  • Action Andy edges Il Villano in De Francis Memorial Dash

    The Laurel fall meet has proven to be a big one for Robert Gerczak's Action Andy. Three weeks after taking the Maryland Million Sprint by 2 3/4 lengths, the five-year-old gelding delivered a thrilling photo-finish score in Saturday's $350,000 <a target="_blank" href="">Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash</a>, the centerpiece of Laurel's six-stakes Fall Festival of Racing.

  • Buffum wires Bold Ruler

    Godolphin Racing's Buffum quickly moved to the front at the start of Belmont Park's Grade 3, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="">Bold Ruler Handicap</a> on Saturday and held to score by 1 1/4 lengths under jockey Eddie Castro.

  • Afleeting Lady jumps up in Turnback the Alarm

    Exactly one week before her half-brother and stablemate Shackleford lines up in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, Afleeting Lady broke through with her first graded victory in Saturday's Grade 3, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href=""> Turnback the Alarm Handicap</a> at Belmont Park. Owned by Alpha Delta Stables and Richard Santulli, the Dale Romans trainee stalked, pounced, and drew off with authority by 3 1/2 lengths.

  • Willcox Inn, juvenile duo post moves at Keeneland for BC engagements

    Grade 2 hero Willcox Inn, pre-entered in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile, worked at Keeneland on Saturday for the second time since his runner-up finish to Wise Dan in the Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile on October 6. With assistant Hilary Pridham aboard for trainer Mike Stidham, the colt worked five furlongs in 1:00 4/5 in company with Every Way, a two-year-old City Zip filly who was third in the Grade 3 Mazarine at Woodbine on October 6.

  • Sum of the Parts, Global Power breeze for Amoss

    Sum of the Parts, winner of the Grade 3 Phoenix on October 5 at Keeneland, capped his major preparations for a start in next Saturday's $1.5 million Breeders Cup Sprint by working a half-mile in :47 3/5 under jockey Julien Leparoux on Saturday morning at the Lexington, Kentucky, track.

  • On the Breeders' Cup worktab

    Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin had Godolphin's Breeders' Cup foursome working a half-mile over the all-weather Tapeta at Greentree Training Center on Friday.

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  • Baffert dismisses home-court edge; Bejarano with nine mounts so far

    Bob Baffert, who has been headquartered at Santa Anita for more than two decades, can fall out of bed and be at the Breeders' Cup when it's run next Friday and Saturday. Ditto for his horses, who are only a furlong away from their barn to the starting gate, but that doesn't necessarily provide an edge over those who have to ship in from all parts of the globe.

  • Twin Spires form backdrop for Casse's Breeders' Cup quintet

    Trainer Mark Casse had planned to work his two juvenile fillies pointing to the Breeders' Cup on Friday and the boys would work Saturday. The threat of rainy conditions Friday and Saturday caused Casse to call an audible and all five of his Breeders' Cup hopefuls breezed over the fast main track at Churchill Downs on Friday morning.

  • Animal Kingdom heads Breeders' Cup workers at Keeneland

    Animal Kingdom completed his major training for the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile by <a target="_blank" href=""> working</a> five furlongs in 1:02 3/5 around the dogs on a firm turf course Friday morning at Keeneland.

  • Richard's Kid among bevy of workers for Team O'Neill

    With the clock inexorably ticking ever closer to the 29th Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita nine days hence, event participants went through their daily regimen without a hitch on a clear, crisp, sun-filled Thursday morning with the scenic San Gabriel Mountains providing their ever-present picturesque background.

  • Musical Romance drills at Calder before leaving for BC swan song

    Approximately nine hours after working five furlongs over a sloppy track in :59 4/5 on Thursday, Pinnacle Racing Stables Inc. and Bill Kaplan's champion female sprinter Musical Romance departed Calder aboard a Brookledge van bound for Kentucky, the first-leg of a two-tiered journey to California where the mare will seek a title defense in the Breeders' Cup Filly &amp; Mare Sprint on November 3 in what is expected to be her final start.

  • 'BCin3D' unveiled at L.A. Live

    The Breeders' Cup, joined by Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa, California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) Chairman Keith Brackpool, Breeders' Cup Ambassador Bo Derek and Hall of Fame jockeys Laffit Pincay Jr. and Gary Stevens, on Thursday unveiled &quot;BCin3D&quot; at a press conference at L.A. LIVE welcoming the Breeders' Cup back to Southern California.

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  • Animal Kingdom, Churchill contingent plan BC works

    Champion Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby, is one of five horses pre-entered in next week's Breeders' Cup scheduled to work on the turf Friday morning at Keeneland.

  • Churchill Downs kicks off fall meet with Iroquois, Pocahontas

    Churchill Downs' 21-day meet begins Sunday with the first of two &quot;Stars of Tomorrow&quot; programs devoted exclusively to races for two-year-olds, including the Grade 2 $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="">Pocahontas Stakes</a> for fillies and the Grade 3, $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="">Iroquois Stakes</a>. Both stakes will be held at a one-turn mile.

  • 'A Taste of the World' to showcase global cuisine

    The Breeders' Cup, which takes place November 2-3 at Santa Anita Park, has become the culmination of the U.S. Thoroughbred-racing season, and attracts some of the best horses, trainers and owners from across the globe. This year, Breeders' Cup and Grey Goose Vodka will showcase a celebration of global cuisine to go along with the Thoroughbred action when hosting &quot;A Taste of the World.&quot;

  • Algorithms to stand at Claiborne

    Starlight Racing's undefeated Algorithms will enter stud at Claiborne Farm for 2013, according to farm representative Bernie Sams. The son of leading sire Bernardini will be syndicated and stand for a $7,500 fee.

  • Breeders' Cup names eight Ambassadors for inaugural program

    Eight celebrity racing fans and owners are being honored as Breeders' Cup Ambassadors in the inaugural year of a program launched by the organization. The honor comes with rewards which allow the Ambassadors to enjoy horse racing all over the world, including concierge service, tickets and more. Additionally, they will serve as spokespersons for the 2012 Breeders' Cup World Championships and help promote the prestigious international event.

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  • Bold Ruler, Turnback the Alarm highlight Belmont's closing weekend

    Closing weekend at Belmont Park is highlighted by a pair of Grade 3 races, with both the $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="">Bold Ruler Handicap</a> and the $150,000 <a target="_blank" href=""> Turnback the Alarm Handicap</a> for fillies and mares set for Saturday, the penultimate day of racing.

  • On the Breeders' Cup worktab

    Grade 3 Affirmed Handicap hero <b>Nonios</b> (Pleasantly Perfect), runner-up in the Grade 1 Awesome Again (formerly Goodwood) and Grade 1 Haskell Invitational, clocked a bullet five furlongs in :59 4/5 over Hollywood Park's Cushion Track on Wednesday. The dark bay sophomore has been pre-entered to both the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile and Classic, with a first preference to the Dirt Mile.

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  • Breeders' Cup attracts 180 Pre-Entries for 2012 World Championships

    Led by multiple Grade 1 winner Game On Dude, defending Ladies' Classic champion Royal Delta, dominating turf stars Wise Dan and&nbsp; Point of Entry,&nbsp; and 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, 180 horses, including eight defending or former Breeders' Cup Champions, have been pre-entered for the 2012 Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • De Francis Memorial Dash highlights stakes-filled Laurel card

    A $1.1 million, six-stakes bonanza awaits fans and bettors at Laurel's Fall Festival of Racing on Saturday, highlighted by the $350,000 <a target="_blank" href="">Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash</a> for older horses over six furlongs.

  • Take Charge Indy returns in Fayette

    Hoping to add his name to an honor roll of three-year-old winners of the Grade 2, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="">Fayette</a> that includes Blame and Arch, Grade 1 Florida Derby winner Take Charge Indy makes his return to the races Saturday in the closing day feature at Keeneland. The Pat Byrne trainee is the only sophomore in a field of 11 that will negotiate nine furlongs on Polytrack.

  • Breeders' Cup releases official race order

    The Breeders' Cup has announced the final race order for the Breeders' Cup World Championships, November 2-3 at Santa Anita Park. While all of the Friday races will remain in the same order when announced earlier this month, there were three changes made to the Saturday program.

  • Speightstown colt brings $440,000 at Fasig-Tipton

    A gray son of Speightstown provided some late fireworks near the conclusion of Tuesday's second session of Fasig-Tipton's October Yearling Sale at Newtown Paddocks near Lexington, Kentucky. Whipser Hill Farm was the winning bidder at $440,000 for the February 2 Kentucky-bred, who was offered as Hip No. 820 from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

  • Hovdey and Tower added to Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor

    Esteemed turf writers Jay Hovdey and the late Whitney Tower have been chosen as the National Museum of Racing's Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor recipients for 2012. The Roll of Honor was initiated by the Museum in 2010 in memory of Hirsch, a distinguished turf writer who died the previous year.

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  • Breeders' Cup creates 'Text to Donate' for retired horses

    In its continuing support of a national program for&nbsp; retired racehorses, the Breeders' Cup announced Tuesday that it has created a &quot;Text&nbsp; to Donate&quot; campaign, through Give by Cell, to allow fans to contribute to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA).

  • Stronach, BCCA to be honored for charity work

    Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) will honor Frank Stronach with the TCA Leadership Award and Belmont Child Care Association with the TCA Industry Service Award at the 23rd Annual Select Stallion Season Auction to be held January 5, 2013 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

  • Game on Dude, fellow Baffert trainees headline busy Santa Anita BC tab

    The blitz towards the Breeders' Cup continued at mach speed Sunday morning at Santa Anita as several major players worked for their engagements in the World Championship events at The Great Race Place on November 2-3, headed by Breeders' Cup Classic favorite Game on Dude.

  • Dettori turns freelance after amicable split with Godolphin

    In a move that did not come unexpectedly, Godolphin announced Sunday that Frankie Dettori will no longer serve as a retained rider for the stable. The popular Italian, who had been Godolphin's premier rider for 18 years, will now become a highly sought-after freelancer. On that basis, Dettori will continue to accept mounts for Sheikh Mohammed's flagship operation.

  • Sutherland unexpectedly quits the saddle

    &quot;I love Woodbine, I love riding here,&quot; Sutherland said. &quot;It's nice that I could end it here, where it all started for me.&quot;

  • Upperline makes history in Dowager

    The veteran five-year-old mare Upperline made her finale for the Mike Stidham barn in Sunday's $125,000 <a target="_blank" href="">Dowager Stakes</a>, and seized the moment to make Keeneland history as well. The winner of the Grade 3 Bewitch here in April, Upperline became the first to sweep both of the track's 1 1/2-mile turf stakes for distaffers in the same season.

  • Awesome Feather, The Lumber Guy tune up at Belmont

    Trainer Chad Brown sent out undefeated Awesome Feather on Sunday morning for her penultimate work prior to an expected start in the 1 1/8-mile Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic. The four-year-old Awesome of Course filly was caught by NYRA clockers in 1:12 1/5 for six furlongs over Belmont Park's fast main track, the only work at the distance.