Fourteen fillies and mares, including graded stakes winner Sharp Susan, have been entered for the $150,000, grade III Violet Stakes Oct. 17 at the Meadowlands.
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.
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.
Dreaming of Liz and Much Obliged head a field of 12 fillies going 1 1/16 miles in the Pin Oak Valley View Stakes at Keeneland Oct. 17.
New York is joining other states in cracking down on steroid use in horse racing, state regulators announced Oct. 14.
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.
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.
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.
This headline was originally written about Casino Drive, who will be discussed later. But Big Brown's retirement obviously takes precedence.
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