Headlines for Monday, October 9, 2006

  • Quite a Bride Cements Pebbles Victory on Front End

    Haras Santa Maria de Araras' Quite a Bride was put on the lead by jockey Cornelio Velasquez and kept going for a two-length victory in the 14th renewal of the Pebbles Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at a mile over Belmont Park's Widener Turf Course on Monday's Columbus Day card.

  • Financingavailable Wires Field at Woodbine

    Finacingavailable, a five-year-old daughter of Kiridashi, wired her rivals as the 1-5 favorite, in taking the $125,000 Classy'N Smart Stakes that was part of Monday's Thanksgiving Day program at Canada's Woodbine Racecourse.

  • Goodwood Handicap winner Lava Man will prep for the Breeders' Cup at Keeneland.

    Lava Man to Prep at Keeneland for Breeders' Cup

    California-based Lava Man is scheduled to leave Tuesday for Keeneland Racecourse to prepare for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic Powered by Dodge (gr. I) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4 and a possible showdown for Horse of the Year honors against likely favorite Bernardini.

  • Fight for Franchise Aids New York Political Races

    With the future of the racing industry in New York up in the air, the most immediate beneficiaries appear to be state officials running for office this fall, thanks to a steady flow of money from individuals and companies tied in one way or another to the Thoroughbred franchise renewal process.

  • Bright One Seems OK; Classic Remains Option

    Despite a seventh-place effort in the $513,200 Indiana Derby (gr. II) at Hoosier Park Oct. 7, the connections of West Virginia Derby (gr. III) winner Bright One have not ruled out the $4-million Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) as the next stop for their colt.

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    Showing Up Doubtful for Breeders' Cup; To Run in Jamaica Handicap

    Roy and Gretchen Jackson's Showing Up, who finished a solid third the Sept. 9 Man o' War Stakes (gr. IT) , will make his next start in Saturday's $200,000 Jamaica Handicap (gr. IIT) for 3-year-olds at Belmont Park, and likely will skip the Breeders' Cup World Championships, trainer Barclay Tagg said Monday.

  • George Washington May Point for BC Classic

    In the wake of Dylan Thomas' disappointing effort in Saturday's Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), it now possible that Coolmore and trainer Aidan O'Brien will shift gears and point for the Breeders' Cup Classic Presented by Dodge (gr. I) with their star miler George Washington.