Headlines for Saturday, October 7, 2006

  • Lava Man runs away from veteran field to post impressive Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap win.

    Lava Man Cements His Classic Credentials

    Odds-on choice Lava Man proved once again he's the class of the West Coast by winning his seventh straight race of the year with another convincing turn in Saturday's $500,000 Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) during the Oak Tree meeting at Santa Anita.

  • Bordonaro earns Ancient Title win.

    Bordonaro Buzzes Ancient Title; Sprint on Hold

    After Bordonaro's smashing front-running victory in the Ancient Title Breeders' Cup (gr. I) Saturday at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meet, accomplished in a time of 1:07 4/5 for six furlongs, owners Fred Carrillo and Dan Cassella have a tough decision ahead of them.

  • Keeneland Sets Fall Meet Attendance Record

    Keeneland officials reported an all-time fall meet attendance record of 28,880 Saturday, the second day of the Lexington racetrack's meet. The figure topped the previous record of 27,788, set Oct. 14, 1989.

  • Henny Hughes makes it three in-a-row with Vosburgh win.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D6823%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D588907%26sequencenum%3D%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    Henny Hughes Sizzles in Vosburgh

    Zabeel Racing International's Henny Hughes won his third straight race and planted himself firmly at the head of the Sprint division Saturday, easily winning Belmont Park's $400,000 Vosburgh (gr. I) by 2 ¾ lengths.

  • English Channel lays claim to Turf title with Hirsch Classic win.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D6823%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D588881%26sequencenum%3D%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    Pletcher Assault Ends With English Channel

    English Channel got a dream trip behind slow fractions set by his stablemate and easily won the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational (gr. IT) Saturday, completing Todd Pletcher's assault on Belmont Park's "Super Saturday" card with the trainer's third grade I win.

  • Honey Ryder tunes up for FM Turf with Flower Bowl win.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D6823%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D588871%26sequencenum%3D%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    Pletcher Roll Continues as Honey Ryder Wins Flower Bowl

    After being represented by Fleet Indian in the winner's circle of the Beldame, trainer Todd Pletcher got his second grade I win on Saturday's Belmont Park card when Glencrest Farm's Honey Ryder posted a facile nose victory over Film Maker in the Flower Bowl Invitational Handicap (gr. IT).

  • Pletcher Roll Continues as Honey Ryder Wins Flower Bowl

    After being represented by Fleet Indian in the winner's circle of the Beldame, trainer Todd Pletcher got his second grade I win on Saturday's Belmont Park cardwhen Glencrest Farm's Honey Ryder posted a facile nose victory over Film Maker in the Flower Bowl Invitational Handicap (gr. IT).

  • Aragorn wins the Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Aragorn Runs Rings Around Oak Tree BC Mile

    Aragorn tuned up for the NetJets' Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I) in one month with a smart win as the overwhelming favorite in Saturday's Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. II) on the turf at Santa Anita.

  • Great Hunter wins Lane's End Breeders' Futurity, Saturday at Keeneland.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D6823%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D588554%26sequencenum%3D%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    O'Neill Shipper Takes Breeders' Futurity

    Great Hunter, shipped east from California by trainer Doug O'Neill, won the Lane's End Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) Saturday at Keeneland, upsetting odds-on favorite and previously unbeaten Circular Quay.

  • Turfway's Business Booms; Up 23.6% Overall

    Turfway Park reported a 23.6% increase from 2005 in all-source handle during the fall meeting that ended Oct. 5 while on-track wagering posted a more modest 4.6% gain.

  • Jason Beem to Call Portland Meadows Races

    Jason Beem has been named the new announcer at Portland Meadows, taking over for Michael O'Brien, the voice of the Delta Park oval for the past five seasons who has taken a sabbatical for the meet in order to tend to responsibilities of his private business interests.

  • William S. Farish to be honored by Thoroughbred Club.

    Farish Named Thoroughbred Club Honor Guest

    William S. Farish, owner of Lane's End Farm, breeder of classic winners, and former United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, has been named honor guest of the Thoroughbred Club of America's 75th annual Testimonial Dinner.

  • Baghdaria Surges to Indiana Oaks Triumph

    Clinton and Susan Atkins' Baghdaria settled behind a four-horse duel on the front before making her bid for the lead and drawing clear at the wire to win the $402,800 Indiana Breeders Cup Oaks (gr. III) Friday night at Hoosier Park.

  • Win McCool Tries Tougher in Gallant Bloom

    After breaking through with a strong victory in the Floral Park Handicap (gr. III), the Robert Barbara-trained Win McCool returns to Belmont Park Sunday in the $150,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares.