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  • Delegation wires Durham Cup

    Gary Barber's Delegation went wire-to-wire at Woodbine in the $153,411 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/durham12.pdf">Durham Cup</a>. The 6-5 favorite paid $4.50, $2.80 and $2.10 to his backers on Sunday and has now hit the board in all six of his lifetime starts.

  • Joshua Tree regains Canadian International crown

    Under a crafty Frankie Dettori ride, the globetrotting Joshua Tree wired Sunday's Grade 1, $1,531,868 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/canintl12.pdf">Canadian International</a>, regaining the title he first won at Woodbine in 2010. The Marco Botti charge was a troubled runner-up behind the filly Sarah Lynx last year, but didn't have a straw in his path this time. Joshua Tree joins George Royal (1965-66) and Majesty's Prince (1982, 1984) as the only two-time Canadian International winners since the race was switched to turf in 1958.

  • Next Question upsets Nearctic in stakes debut

    Three Diamonds Farm's Next Question was overlooked at 16-1 when making his stakes debut in Sunday's Grade 1, $511,576 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/nearctic12.pdf">Nearctic Stakes</a> at Woodbine, but the Michael Trombetta charge proved more than up to the task, and thereby earned an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. After forcing the pace beneath Ramon Dominguez, the New York-bred edged clear down the lane and repelled English invader Night Carnation by a half-length.

  • Veterans Musketier, Rahystrada still going strong to highlight Sycamore

    Millionaires Musketier and Rahystrada, with a combined 11 graded/group victories between them, head a field of seven turf marathoners entered for Thursday's 18th running of the Grade 3, $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/sycamore12.html"> Sycamore</a> going 1 1/2 miles on the Keeneland grass.

  • Gentildonna wins photo, claims Japan's Triple Crown for fillies

    Gentildonna has become the first since Apapane in 2010 and fourth in history to sweep Japan's Triple Crown for fillies. Under jockey Yasunari Iwata, the bay filly nosed out her archrival Verxina in a breathtaking photo-finish to claim the final leg, Sunday's Grade 1 Shuka Sho at Kyoto. Both fillies are by Deep Impact, hero of the 2005 Japanese Triple Crown.

  • Gleaves mulling options for Csaba

    While the Florida Stallion Stakes sweep by jockey Angel Serpa was the lead story at the 21st annual Festival of the Sun at Calder Race Course on Saturday, the headlines coming out of the day could be made by Bruce Hollander and Cary Shapoff's Csaba, the three-year-old colt who put the sword to his rivals when winning the Tropical Park Derby by 14 lengths.

  • Lucky Primo captures Cal Cup Classic while returning to dirt

    Lucky Primo just missed by a neck in last year's California Cup Classic at Santa Anita, but returned for Saturday's <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/ccclassic12.pdf"> 23rd running</a> to make up for that tough beat with a half-length score in the $175,000 contest.

  • Talamo talks no-contest race at Santa Anita

    The six-furlong sprint for maiden two-year-olds was declared a no contest by track stewards as a result of a loose horse running the wrong way up the homestretch.&nbsp; Spinning Love was away in good order, but as he left the chute he hesitated and then jumped to his left, over the temporary inside rail, unseating jockey Alonso Quinonez. He proceeded to run the wrong way along the inside rail through the clubhouse turn and into the stretch.

  • Two Months Rent catches Film Shot in Hawthorne Derby

    Trainer Jimmy Toner notched his second graded stakes win of the day when AJ Suited Stable's Two Months Rent upset Saturday's Grade 3, $200,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/hawderby12.pdf">Hawthorne Derby</a>. Contested in a driving Chicago area rainstorm on soft turf, Two Months Rent saved ground to the stretch, split rivals to reach contention and wore down 10-1 chance Film Shot to record his initial stakes victory by a head. At 20-1, Two Months Rent returned $43.20, $16.20 and $7.

  • Boisterous drives to Knickerbocker repeat

    Phipps Stable's Boisterous rallied boldly to the lead in the midstretch and drew clear to two-length decision in Saturday's Grade 3, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/knickerbocker12.pdf"> Knickerbocker Stakes</a>, capturing the 1 1/8-mile turf affair at Belmont Park for the second straight year. Now a five-time stakes winner for trainer Shug McGaughey, the five-year-old horse has earned $646,390 from a 20-8-1-2 career line.

  • Breeders' Cup Feature

    <i><b><font face="Arial" size="4">BREEDERS' CUP FEATURE</font></b></i>

  • Speak Logistics wires In Reality; Verso a Verso upsets My Dear Girl

    Ralph Nabavi's Speak Logistics was never headed en route to a 2 3/4-length score Saturday on Calder's Festival of the Sun program, going gate-to-wire in the $300,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/fssinreality12.pdf">In Reality</a> division of the Florida Stallion Stakes series.

  • Dayatthespa leads every step of the way in QEII

    Nearly six months after her impressive wire job in the Grade 3 Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland, Dayatthespa returned to the Lexington, Kentucky, turf and repeated the feat in Saturday's Grade 1, $400,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/qeii12.pdf">Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup</a>. The Chad Brown trainee got away with a leisurely pace for Javier Castellano, quickened stylishly, and extended her 2012 mark to a perfect five-for-five.

  • La Cloche takes down Athenia

    Phillips Racing Partnership's La Cloche took down the field in the Grade 3, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/athenia12.pdf"> Athenia</a> at Belmont on Saturday.

  • Cash Rules just holds in Spend a Buck

    In a virtual replay of the Frances A. Genter one race earlier, Larry Fugate's Cash Rules just held the late run of Ducduc on the wire of the Grade 3, $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/spendabuck12.pdf">Spend a Buck Handicap</a> on Calder's Festival of the Sun program Saturday.

  • Dawn Approach dominates Dewhurst; Reckless Abandon brave in Middle Park

    Dawn Approach made it six out of six when registering a comfortable 2 3/4-length success in Saturday's Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes. Partnered by Kevin Manning, the 3-10 favorite briefly looked as if he may be in trouble, but showed a devastating turn of foot in the final furlong to push aside stablemate Leitir Mor.

  • Madame Giry getting well-deserved break

    Connections of Madame Giry and Bounding Bi, the top-two finishers in Friday's Franklin County Stakes at Keeneland, reported their runners came out of the 5 1/2-furlong grass test in good order.

  • Golden Ticket posts Keeneland move for Classic

    Breeders' Cup Classic hopeful Golden Ticket, dead-heat winner of the Grade 1 Travers two back, turned in his second-straight work at Keeneland on Saturday. With Danny Ramsey aboard, the Speightstown colt worked five furlongs in 1:00 1/5.

  • Camelot still on course for 2013 comeback

    Three-time classic winner Camelot is scheduled to race on as a four-year-old next season, Coolmore Stud reiterated via <a target="_blank" href="http://twitter.com/coolmorestud">Twitter</a> on Saturday. The Montjeu colt just underwent exploratory surgery for colic Thursday evening, but is recovering well.

  • Paynter to be discharged from New Bolton

    Grade 1 Haskell Invitational star Paynter, who underwent intestinal surgery at New Bolton Center October 3, will be discharged Sunday, owner Ahmed Zayat reported on <a target="_blank" href="http://twitter.com/jazz3162">Twitter</a> Friday. Having overcome life-threatening illnesses that have kept him hospitalized since August 26, the strong-willed colt will now take up residence at a rehabilitation facility to be announced at 6 p.m. (EDT).

  • Madame Giry scores easy win in Franklin County

    Nutmeg Stable's Madame Giry rallied in the stretch of Friday's $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/franklincounty12.pdf"> Franklin County Stakes</a> at Keeneland to post an easy 2 1/2-length victory under jockey Eddie Castro. The sophomore daughter of Castledale earned her fifth-straight win when completing 5 1/2 furlongs on the firm turf in 1:03 for trainer Cam Gambolati.

  • Europeans loom large in Canadian International

    The entries for Sunday's Grade 1, C$1.5 million <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/canintl12.htm">Canadian International</a> are dominated by Europeans, both quantitatively and qualitatively. Seven of the 11 contenders are based on the other side of the pond, including the Aidan O'Brien-trained Imperial Monarch; 2010 Canadian International winner Joshua Tree; Wigmore Hall, two-for-two in his previous visits to Woodbine; and Reliable Man, last year's Group 1 French Derby hero. The North American team comprises Al Khali, Air Support, Prince Will I Am and an ex-European in Forte dei Marmi.

  • Dream Peace tries again in E.P. Taylor

    Group 2 star Dream Peace, who was third in a three-way photo in last year's Grade 1&nbsp; <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/eptaylor12.htm">E.P. Taylor Stakes</a>, looks for a breakthrough in Sunday's renewal of the C$1 million prize at Woodbine. A French raider here 12 months ago, the well-bred daughter of Dansili is now an emigre who resides in the Chad Brown barn. To accomplish her mission, Dream Peace must fend off a formidable European invasion spearheaded by her former compatriot Siyouma, England's Barefoot Lady and Ireland's Princess Highway.

  • Camelot recovering from colic surgery

    Three-time European classic hero Camelot has come through exploratory surgery for colic in good order, according to Coolmore Stud's <a target="_blank" href="http://twitter.com/coolmorestud">Twitter</a> page.

  • Handicapping Insights

    <i><b><font face="Arial" size="4">HANDICAPPING INSIGHTS</font></b></i>

  • Moonwalk slides to victory in the Jessamine

    Spendthrift Farm's homebred Moonwalk lived up to her name on Thursday in the Grade 3, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/jessamine12.pdf"> Jessamine</a> by slipping through on the inside to score a nose victory under jockey Corey Lanerie. The Dale Romans trainee just held as Kitten's Point rallied late on the outside, but managed to hold on while finishing 1 1/16 miles on the firm Keeneland turf in 1:45.

  • Industry groups develop plans to fund TAA

    The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced Thursday that several industry groups, including 13 prominent breeding farms in Kentucky, The Jockey Club, two racetracks of the Stronach Group, the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), Keeneland Association, Fasig-Tipton, Barretts Equine Limited and Ocala Breeders' Sales Company (OBS), have developed plans to provide funds beginning in 2013 to support the TAA's mission to accredit and raise funds for Thoroughbred aftercare facilities.

  • Classic, juvenile contests highlight Cal Cup Day

    John Scott, who appears to have found a new lease on life at age five, heads a competitive eight-horse field in Saturday's $175,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/ccclassic12.html"> California Cup Classic</a>, a race which headlines Santa Anita's 23rd annual Cal Cup Day for horses bred or foaled in the Golden State.

  • Calder's Festival of the Sun features five stakes

    Calder will present a stakes-filled afternoon of racing as part of the 21st annual Festival of the Sun on Saturday that will feature the conclusion of the lucrative Florida Stallion Stakes series, with both the $300,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/inreality12">In Reality Division </a>and its juvenile filly counterpart, the $300,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/mydeargirl12">My Dear Girl Division</a>, to be run over 1 1/16 miles on the main track.

  • Keeneland, Woodbine share Simulcast Award honors

    Keeneland and Woodbine Entertainment Group were declared co-winners of this year's Simulcast Award at the International Simulcast Conference in Clearwater Beach, Florida. The award gives both tracks the distinction of becoming five-time winners of the prestigious contest. The crystal trophies were sponsored by Post Time Technologies.

  • Talent-laden field of eight entered in QEII Challenge Cup

    Grade 1 winners Samitar and Stephanie's Kitten headline a field of eight sophomore fillies entered for Saturday's 29th running of the Grade 1, $400,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/qeIIchallengecup12.html"> Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup</a> at Keeneland.

  • Santa Anita Notebook

    <i><font face="Arial" size="4"><b>SANTA ANITA NOTEBOOK </b> </font></i>

  • Eight likely for Queen Elizabeth II

    Keeneland racing secretary Ben Huffman expects at least eight names, with the possibility of a couple more, to be in the entry box Wednesday for Saturday's 29th&nbsp;running of the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at 1 1/8 miles on the turf for three-year-old fillies.

  • Boisterous, Dealbata top Belmont stakes

    Belmont Park will host a pair of Grade 3 turf stakes Saturday, with Grade 2 winner Boisterous returning for a title defense in the $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/knickerbocker12"> Knickerbocker </a>and multiple stakes queen Dealbata highlighting the field in the $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/athenia12"> Athenia</a>. Both events are scheduled for the inner turf.

  • In Lingerie's BC decision pending

    Gary Barber and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' In Lingerie came out of her two-length victory in Sunday's Grade 1 Spinster in good order, according to Michael Dilger, assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher.

  • Belmont Notebook

    <i><b><font face="Arial" size="4">BELMONT NOTEBOOK</font></b></i>

  • Gervinho recovers in time in Zuma Beach

    Despite losing his footing briefly, Keith Brackpool's Gervinho rallied in time to deny Den's Legacy by a half-length in Monday's $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/zumabeach12.pdf">Zuma Beach Stakes</a> at Santa Anita. The unbeaten colt thus emerged as a candidate for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf over the same course and one-mile distance.

  • A Flashy-looking score in the Surfer Girl

    Riley Racing Stables' Flashy Ways rolled past the leaders turning into the stretch and kicked away in Monday's $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/surfergirl12.pdf">Surfer Girl Stakes</a> at Santa Anita, propelling herself into the picture for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

  • Botti doesn't want soft ground for Moohaajim

    Exciting two-year-old Moohaajim remains on course for the Group 1, £150,000 Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket on Future Champions Day, Saturday, after exercising this morning during a media visit to Marco Botti's Green Ridge Stables in Newmarket.

  • Watsdachances completes Brown double in Miss Grillo

    Not long after Noble Tune demolished the field in Monday's Grade 3 Pilgrim at Belmont Park, fellow Chad Brown trainee Watsdachances rallied boldly between foes to capture the companion race for fillies, the Grade 3, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/missgrillo12.pdf">Miss Grillo Stakes</a>, to complete a double for the barn. Like her stablemate, Watsdachances justified 6-5 favoritism, and earned an automatic Breeders' Cup berth -- in her case, to the Juvenile Fillies Turf.