Headlines for Sunday, October 19, 2008

  • Herboriste takes the Rood and Riddle Dowager Stakes under Julien Leparoux.

    Herboriste Mows Down Dowager Rivals

    Herboriste never let favored Palmilla get away from her and eventually wore her rival down in the stretch to win the $150,000 Rood and Riddle Dowager Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths at Keeneland Oct. 19.

  • Zenyatta looks to run her undefeated streak to nine in the BC Ladies 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%3D4706423%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Zenyatta One to Beat in Ladies Classic

    Jerry and Ann Moss' Zenyatta likely will be the heavy favorite in the $2-million Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I) Oct. 24 at Santa Anita Park. She is undefeated in her career, with an eight-race win steak heading into the World Championships.

  • Juvenile Hopeful Gallant Son Works at SA

    In his final workout prior to the Breeders' Cup, Emerald Downs' prodigy Gallant Son smoked six furlongs in 1:12 on the Pro-Ride synthetic surface Oct. 19 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Sweet Return

    Sweet Return to Journeyman

    Three-time grade I winner Sweet Return has been moved to Brent Fernung's Journeyman Stud near Ocala, Fla., for the 2009 breeding season.

  • Delightful Kiss

    Delightful Kiss an 'Ornery Rascal'

    Delightful Kiss, a top contender in the $500,000 Breeders' Cup Marathon Oct. 25, does not want to be your friend. He would rather nip off one of your fingers than nuzzle your cheek.

  • Tiz Elemental winning the 2008 Honest Lady Stakes at Santa Anita <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%3D3672208%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    'House' Rooting for Tiz Elemental

    When it comes to the Sentient Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, the Oak Tree Racing Association board members can be forgiven a little partisanship. The hosts of the 2008 Breeders' Cup Oct. 24-25 should be impartial, but fellow board member Warren Williamson bred and owns Filly & Mare Sprint contender Tiz Elemental.

  • Fatal Bullet, shown winning the Bold Venture at Woodbine

    Fatal Bullet Strikes at Santa Anita

    Fatal Bullet, the Canadian invader for the Sentient Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), worked five furlongs in 1:01.40 over the Santa Anita Pro-Ride surface Oct. 19. Trainer Reade Baker and his wife, Janis, watched the work from the grandstand, as regular jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva was in the saddle.

  • All The Good's Caufield Cup win will likely propel him into the Melbourne Cup, Australia's biggest race.

    All The Good Conquers Caulfield Cup

    They came from Europe, New Zealand, and Australia to contest what was universally described as one of the best BMW Caulfield Cups in years at Caulfield Oct. 18.

  • 10/19 Breeders' Cup News Minute

    Ron Mitchell reports from Santa Anita on Fairbanks' five furlong Sunday workout, as well as the scratch of Del Conte from the Juvenile Fillies.

  • Jockey Club: Thoroughbred Mares Bred Down 7.7%

    <P>The Jockey Club released the Report of Mares Bred (RMB) statistics Oct. 16 for 2008 that show a continued decline in North American Thoroughbred breeding activity. <P>Based on RMBs received through Oct. 10, The Jockey Club reported 2,643 stallions covered 52,410 mares in North America during 2008. <P>The statistics include the number of mares bred ...