Headlines for Thursday, October 25, 2007

  • Video Gaming Devices Banned in Ohio

    Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland signed into law legislation Oct. 25 banning the use of gaming devices throughout the Buckeye State.

  • Bwana Bull is the one to beat in the Pegasus Stakes.

    One Less Obstacle for Bwana Bull in Pegasus Stakes

    There's no Zanjero in the field, so Bwana Bull figures to be the colt to beat in the $250,000 Pegasus (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Monmouth Park Oct. 27. The race kicks off the three stakes supporting the eight-race Breeders' Cup series that day.

  • Any Given Saturday at Monmouth Park.

    Steve Haskin's BC Analysis: Wet and Wild on the Jersey Shore

    The Breeders' Cup World Championships and the Jersey Shore met head on this week, and judging from the weather forecast, a good portion of the shore will be washing up on Monmouth Park Friday and Saturday. The expected heavy rains will leave the 11 Breeders' Cup races pretty much a mess and a guess.

  • Woodford Choice Sindy With an S Should Get Ideal Trip

    Sindy With an S, who broke through with an impressive 3 1/4-length triumph for Southern California trainer Mike Mitchell in the Safely Kept Breeders' Cup (gr. III) at Laurel Park three weeks ago, figures to get the trip she requires in the $200,000 Woodford on the Monmouth Park Breeders' Cup under-card Sept. 27.

  • Malibu Moon

    Malibu Moon, Action This Day to Spendthrift

    Malibu Moon, who has stood the last four years at Castleton Lyons near Lexington, will stand in 2008 at B. Wayne Hughes' newly renovated Spendthrift Farm, also near Lexington.

  • Forest Park Narrowly Takes Monmouth University Stakes

    Daniel Ryan's Forest Park stalked the pace, took the lead in the stretch and held off a rival's late bid to win the $100,000 Monmouth University Stakes Oct. 25, a sprint that was moved from turf to the main track because of heavy rain at Monmouth Park.

  • McDynamo's 2007 Breeders' Cup Steeplechase win was his fifth consecutive in the race.

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER: Magnificent McDynamo

    When Kelso took the fifth and last of his five consecutive Jockey Club Gold Cups (then at two miles) in 1964, many veteran horsemen believed they had seen a feat never to be equaled in American racing. They were wrong. Michael Moran's fabulous gelding McDynamo not only equaled Kelso's mark in a championship-level event by winning the Breeders' Cup Grand National Steeplechase (NSA-I) for the fifth consecutive time, but in some eyes went one better.

  • Aidan O'Brien has become a regular fixture at the Breeders' Cup.

    European Trainers Settle Into Monmouth

    Activity inside and outside the quarantine barn at Monmouth Park intensified significantly Thursday morning. The trainers of Europe's 12-strong raiding party arrived at last to supervise horses and conclude the licensing process, while Frankie Dettori and Mick Kinane had their first experience riding at Monmouth.

  • Acclamation Filly Tops Doncaster Day One

    Doncaster's October yearling sale began Oct. 25 and was topped by a 50,000 guineas Acclamation filly out of the two-time winner Just A Glimmer.

  • Francois Parisel will saddle Irish Smoke in the Breeders' cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. 1) for West Point Thoroughbreds.

    Many Ups, Few Downs for West Point Thoroughbreds

    While Terry Finley is flying high with his West Point Thoroughbreds having interests in five horses entered in the Oct. 26-27 Breeders' Cup World Championships, the owner and his partners are lying low with regard to one of their former trainers.

  • Greg's Gold trains at Monmouth earlier this week.

    Hofmans Confident in Balance and Greg's Gold

    David Hofmans, who will send out two horses in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships, is convinced the advantages will outweigh the obstacles facing his runners in the Oct. 27 races at Monmouth Park.

  • Aircraft Mechanic Ponce Receives White Horse Award

    Navy Aircraft Mechanic first class Johnny Arrendondo Ponce became the first non-track worker to win the Race Track Chaplaincy of America's White Horse Award when it was presented Oct. 25 at the Taylor Made Stallions' White Horse Heroes Luncheon at Monmouth Park.

  • Lawyer Ron

    Any Given Saturday and Lawyer Ron Ready for Classic

    Trainer Todd Pletcher is again in the eye of the Breeders' Cup storm. The Eclipse Award-winning trainer will saddle 11 runners, including Any Given Saturday and Lawyer Ron, both of whom are set to go 1 1/4 miles in the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) during the two-day World Championship event Oct. 26-27 at Monmouth Park.

  • Smarty Deb

    No Cinderella Story for Smarty Deb

    Despite being listed at 30-1 on the morning line and never having competed in a graded stakes event, Smarty Deb is anything but a Cinderella story for the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).

  • Claire Novak interviews Turf Contender English Channel's owner James Scatuorchio, asking him about his chances against the highly touted Dylan Thomas and having the Breeders' Cup in his home state of New Jersey.

    Video: Interview with James Scatuorchio

    Claire Novak interviews Turf Contender English Channel's owner James Scatuorchio, asking him about his chances against the highly touted Dylan Thomas and having the Breeders' Cup in his home state of New Jersey.

  • Steve Haskin interviews Larry Jones about the undefeated Juvenile Filly, Proud Spell and Hard Spun's post position for the Classic.

    Video: Interview with Larry Jones

    Steve Haskin interviews Larry Jones about the undefeated Juvenile Filly, Proud Spell and Hard Spun's post position for the Classic.

  • Thursday Morning Line: The Final Countdown

    Manning the Otis Elevator that serves as the stewards elevator at Monmouth Park is Ed Thayer. He knows the equipment....he's been operating the elevator for the past 11 years.