Headlines for Saturday, November 3, 2007

  • Bold Chieftain holds off Celtic Dreamin to take the California Cup Classic.<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%3D2685358%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Bold Chieftain Conquers Cal Cup Classic; Lava Man 6th Again

    A change in strategy by trainer William Morey Jr. and jockey Russell Baze helped propel the 4-year-old Bold Chieftain to the biggest win of his career in Oak Tree's $250,000 California Cup Classic at Santa Anita Nov. 3. It was another disappointing outcome for favored Lava Man, who faded in the stretch to finish off the board.

  • Rolling Sea holds off High Heels to take Chilukki.

    Rolling Sea Sails to Chilukki Score

    Millennium Farms' Rolling Sea won for the sixth time this year, stalking the pace and then taking a clear lead in the stretch before holding on to win the $200,000 Chilukki Stakes (gr. II) by a half-length at Churchill Downs Nov. 3.

  • Istan pulls away for an impressive win in the Ack Ack.

    Istan Destroys Ack Ack Field

    Laying just off the pace for three-quarters, 5-year-old Istan exploded at the top of the stretch and pulled away to win by 8 resounding lengths in the $200,000 Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs Nov. 3.

  • Aqueduct, Suffolk Cancel Live Racing Nov. 3

    Aqueduct canceled its nine-race program Nov. 3 when jockeys decided they would not ride due to extremely windy conditions. Suffolk Downs also canceled its live racing card.

  • Bernice Lavin, Wife of Leonard Lavin, Dead

    Bernice Lavin, wife of Glen Hill Farm owner Leonard Lavin, died Oct. 29 at her home in the northern Chicago community of Glencoe after a lengthy illness.

  • 2007 Breeders' Cup Classic Winner Curlin. <a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%2Fbloodhorse%3Fprocess%3Ddynamic%26name1%3Dmetadata%252Fany%26value1%3DCurlin%26ref%3Dstory">Order Curlin Photos</a>

    Midnight Cry's Interest in Curlin Intact, Attorney Claims

    An attorney representing a limited liability company that includes embattled attorneys William Gallion and Shirley Cunningham Jr. claims his client's ownership interests in likely Horse of the Year Curlin is still intact, and is not in the hands of 400-plus plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit settlement.

  • Gone West will stand in 2008 for $85,000 at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington.

    Gone West's Fee Dropped to $85,000

    Gone West, who is just 10 shy of 100 stakes winners, will stand in 2008 for $85,000 at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington.

  • Kibbutz scores in the Victoria Derby.

    Devastating Run by Kibbutz in Victoria Derby

    At Flemington Nov. 3, home of the $5 million Melbourne Cup next Tuesday, a New Zealand bred 3-year-old gelding named Kibbutz became an instant crowd favorite with his devastating win in the Aus$1.5million group I AAMI Victoria Derby over 12 1/2 furlongs.