Headlines for Tuesday, October 14, 2008

  • Toe Grabs Banned at CDI Tracks

    Churchill Downs Inc., has implemented a new horseshoe policy at its four racetracks that bans the use of toe grabs greater than two millimeters. The new policy is effective immediately.

  • Marju Colt Stands Out at Tattersalls

    A Marju - What a Picture colt topped the second session of Book 2 of Tattersalls October yearling sale in Newmarket, England, Oct. 14, bringing 170,000 guineas from Sheikh Hamdan's racing manager, Angus Gold. Agent Larry Stratton was the immediate underbidder on the colt, which was consigned by Willie Browne's Meadowlands Stud.

  • Curlin, shown working at Santa Anita on Oct. 13, will be pre-entered in the Breeders' 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%3D6315883%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Curlin to Defend Breeders' Cup Title

    Majority owner Jess Jackson announced Oct. 14 that reigning Horse of the Year Curlin will defend his title in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic at California's Santa Anita Park on Oct. 25.

  • Norberto Arroyo, Jr.

    Jockey Arroyo Expected Back Friday

    Jockey Norberto Arroyo, Jr., who was taken to North Shore University Hospital after falling from his mount due to losing his irons in the fifth race at Belmont Park on Oct. 13, was released from the hospital later that night.

  • Laragh goes gate-to-wire in the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes.

    Laragh Earns Final Automatic BC Berth

    Golden Goose Enterprise and IEAH Stables' Laragh took an early lead and never let it go, romping home to a 4 3/4-length victory in the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes Oct. 9 on the Keeneland turf.

  • Personal Ensign ('88 Distaff)

    Personal Ensign's '88 Distaff victory is undoubtedly the most memorable in the history of the Breeders' Cup. Read more about the race here.

  • Breeders' Cup Roundtable

    A discussion on the history of the Breeders' Cup with current president Greg Avioil and past presidents D. G. Van Clief and Ted Bassett.