Headlines for Friday, October 26, 2007

  • Slew's Tiznow

    Slew's Tiznow Scratched Due to Fever

    Slew's Tiznow has been scratched from the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) because of a fever. The colt is the third 2-year-old Breeders' Cup contender to be scratched since Oct. 24 due to fever.

  • Cloudy's Knight

    Porter on Pedigrees: Woodbine Turf Wonders

    The North American racing spotlight was recently on Woodbine, where the E. P. Taylor Stakes and the Pattison Canadian International (both gr. I) saw a pair of high-class fields compete Oct. 21 for a total of $3 million in purse money.

  • Fall Meet Set to Begin at Churchill Downs

    The popular "Stars of Tomorrow I," the first of two days of racing devoted to 2-year-old Thoroughbreds, will kick off a stretch of 21 days of spectacular racing and special events as Churchill Downs launches its 118th Fall Meet Oct. 28.

  • Maryfield

    Maryfield Is Her Family's Shining Star

    Maryfield is the first stakes winner out of Sly Maid, a decent stakes-placed runner by Desert Wine. Ontario partners John Harvey, Jr. and Mike Carroll acquired Sly Maid with Robyn's Nest Farm for $50,000 out of the 1997 Keeneland January winter mixed sale and enjoyed remarkably good commercial success with her.

  • Nownownow outgames Achill Island to take the first running of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2621605%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    No Time Like Nownownow for Juvenile Turf Surprise

    Nownownow, transferred this week from troubled trainer Patrick Biancone to his assistant Francois Parisel, rallied from last at the quarter pole to win the inaugural running of the $916,000 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Oct. 26 at Monmouth Park.

  • Maryfield scores at 8-1 in the inaugural Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2619121%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Maryfield Relishes Slop, Takes Filly & Mare Sprint

    Maryfield, claimed for $50,000 late last year, again displayed her affinity for an off track when she rallied strongly on the far outside to win the inaugural $1-million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint Oct. 27 at Monmouth Park.

  • Monmouth Officials Hoping for Best Track Conditions

    In the midst of a dreary, misty first day of Breeders' Cup World Championship races Oct. 26, Robert Juliano, director of facilities and tracks at Monmouth Park, explained how officials are working to maintain both the dirt and the turf to provide the best possible conditions for tomorrow's card.

  • Hard-luck Chatain heads a short field in the Sport Page at Aqueduct.

    Chatain Looks for Ink in Sport Page

    Chatain, whose foot problems are behind him, seeks his second stakes win of his career in the Sport Page Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Oct. 27. The $150,000 Sport Page drew a field of five.

  • Terry Finley, president of West Point Thoroughbreds, talks about their 5 Breeders' Cup contenders, Dream Rush, High Finance, Lear's Princess, Irish Smoke and Awesome Gem.

    Video: Interview with Terry Finley

    Terry Finley, president of West Point Thoroughbreds, talks about their five Breeders' Cup contenders: Dream Rush, High Finance, Lear's Princess, Irish Smoke and Awesome Gem.

  • Pro Prado enters stud in 2008.

    Pro Prado to Hourigan in New Mexico

    Stakes winner Pro Prado, who was stakes-placed three times to Smarty Jones, will enter stud in 2008 at Hourigan Horse Farm near Anthony, N.M.

  • Europeans on Turf Course: So Far, So Good

    European jockeys and trainers who ventured onto the turf course at Monmouth Park the morning of Oct. 26 were surprised at its resilience. The lack of rain overnight, despite a two-day drenching, allowed the course to recover to good from yielding.

  • Old Man Buck is now slated for the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

    Connections of Old Man Buck Change Tactics

    Though Old Man Buck was pre-entered with first preference in the Oct. 26 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, after considering multiple factors, his connections decided to run the chestnut Hold That Tiger colt the next day in the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) instead.

  • Alistair Donald of the International Racing Bureau gives his assessment of the leading European contending horses in this year's Breeders' Cup races.

    Video: Interview with Alistair Donald

    Alistair Donald of the International Racing Bureau gives his assessment of the leading European contending horses in this year's Breeders' Cup races.

  • Bobby Frankel won't be on hand to saddle his Breeders' Cup horses.

    Frankel Assistant Subs for Hall of Famer

    The main reason trainer Bobby Frankel is able to attend to his ill dog back in California and not make it to the Breeders' Cup is his fantastic staff of assistants who are able to step in and run the show.

  • Trainer Doug O'Neill

    O'Neill Dissects Grace Anatomy

    When it comes to Grace Anatomy, trainer Doug O'Neill has her all figured out. She is a filly with "above average" talent and likes to come from off the pace.

  • Joe Bravo, hometown jockey at Monmouth Park, with 3 Breeders' Cup mounts.

    Video: Interview with Joe Bravo

    BloodHorseNOW.com writer Claire Novak interveiws Joe Bravo, hometown jockey at Monmouth Park, who has three Breeders' Cup mounts.

  • Friday Morning Line: A Brand New Day

    On the chute, trainer Graham Motion is on his pony, circling his John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) runner Better Talk Now. They're waiting to go onto the soggy turf course for a last-minute tune-up.

  • Pedigree and Performance @ Monmouth Park

    Throughout the following pages are hundreds of fascinating statistics that link the sires, trainers, and jockeys of 2007 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship contenders with race records from Monmouth Park. Within these numbers, you'll find the pedigrees that favor the Monmouth Park surfaces, whether they're dirt or grass. The statistics were derived from Monmouth Park racing results for 2006 and 2007 through Oct. 23 and compiled by BloodHorseNOW.com's research editor Scot Gillies.