Headlines for Thursday, October 2, 2008

  • Ohio Veterinarians Suspended

    Two veterinarians attending to horses competing at The Red Mile harness track in Lexington were indefinitely suspended Oct. 2 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) pending the results of an ongoing investigation.

  • Trainer Gets First Santa Anita Victory

    Amanda McKaughan collected her first Santa Anita Park victory as a trainer when Double Dip, a 13-1 outsider making her first start at Santa Anita, won the optional claiming feature, a $51,082 event for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles Oct. 2.

  • Horse in Training After Bout With Ataxia

    Racehorse owners Suzanne VanderSalm and Ellen Bennett of Hickory Corners, Mich., weren't about to give up on Navigator, their Thoroughbred who became ataxic (incoordinated) suddenly as a yearling three years ago.

  • Rainbow View

    Rainbow View Has the Look of a Champion

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>Dynaformer has sired grade I winners on dirt and turf, classic winners on both sides of the Atlantic, and produced a three-time steeplechase champion. The son of Roberto now expands the bounds of his proven versatility further with Rainbow View, a juvenile filly who could become a champion on two continents.

  • Bordislew

    Stakes Winner/Producer Borodislew Dead

    Borodislew, a successful California racemare and later a multiple stakes producer, was euthanized in August because of complications from colic.

  • That Handicapping Show: Oct. 2 (Video)

    Jason and guest co-host Evan are at Keeneland to talk about the Shadwell Turf Mile and the Lane's End Breeders' Futurity, two grade I's on Saturday's card. Keeping with the Keeneland theme, John Pricci of Equiform has selections for the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes and Race 10 on October 4.

  • Four-year-old filly Romance Is Diane is the 5-2 favorite among eight entrants in the $250,000 California Cup Classic.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2933810%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Cal Cup Classic: Mitchell Filly Favored

    Four-year-old filly Romance Is Diane, a grade I stakes winner, is the 5-2 favorite among eight entrants in the $250,000 California Cup Classic presented by City National Bank, the centerpiece of Oak Tree's 10-stakes series of races exclusively for state-breds at Santa Anita Oct. 5.

  • Heros Reward, winner of last year&#39;s Nearctic (Can-II), returns to defend his title.

    Nearctic, Summer Stakes on Woodbine Card

    Heros Reward, winner of last year's Nearctic (Can-II), returns to defend his title in the $500,000 event on the Woodbine lawn as part of the stakes program on Pattison Canadian International Day Oct. 4. In addition, eight 2-year-olds are to line up for the $300,000 Summer Stakes (Can-III) at one mile, with a berth in the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf on the line.

  • Vineyard Haven took last month&#39;s Hopeful (gr. I) at Saratoga. &lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5750072%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Juvenile Rivals Meet Again in Champagne

    Vineyard Haven, Cribnote, Munnings and Break Water Edison, the top four finishers, respectively, in the Hopeful Stakes (gr.I) last month at Saratoga, meet again in the $400,000 Champagne Stakes (gr.I) at Belmont Park Oct. 4.

  • Gio Ponti and Court Vision, who finished just a nose apart in the Virginia Derby, meet again in the Jamaica Handicap.

    Gio Ponti, Court Vision Hook Up Again

    Castleton Lyons' Gio Ponti, who has established himself as one of the top 3-year-old turf runners in the nation this year, looks to return to his winning ways when he takes on six sophomores in the $250,000 Jamaica Handicap (gr. IIT) Oct. 4 at Belmont Park.

  • Sealy Hill, Canada&#39;s reigning Horse of the Year, makes her final start over her home track at Woodbine in the E.P. Taylor Stakes.

    Sealy Hill Nears Farewell in E.P. Taylor

    Sealy Hill, Canada's reigning Horse of the Year, makes her final start over her home track at Woodbine as part of a strong field in the $1-million E.P. Taylor Stakes (gr. IT) on the grass Oct. 4.

  • Stormin Fever

    Stormin Fever to Golden Eagle

    Stormin Fever, who has sired the career earners of $17.1 million, has been purchased by Betty Mabee and her son Larry to stand at their Golden Eagle Farm near Ramona, Calif.

  • Trainer Tom Albertrani sends out Gemswick Park and Royal Ballade in the Frizette Stakes.

    Albertrani Saddles Two in Frizette

    Trainer Tom Albertrani is looking forward to taking big steps with Gemswick Park and Royal Ballade in the $400,000 Frizette Stakes (gr.I) Oct. 4 at Belmont Park. Gemswick Park, owned and bred by Eugene Melnyk, and the Darley-owned Royal Ballade, are coming off open-length maiden wins at Belmont Sept. 14. Both fillies led from gate-to-wire.

  • Bittel Road Takes On Bourbon Rivals

    James Scatuorchio and John Iracane's Bittel Road, the only stakes winner in a field of 12 2-year-olds, tries to stay unbeaten when he lines up for the Woodford Reserve Bourbon Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 5 on the Keeneland turf.

  • Ashland Stakes winner Little Belle will take on older horses in the Spinster.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4083954%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Little Belle Tries to Trip Older Horses

    Godolphin Stable's homebred Little Belle will try to pick up where she left off this past spring at Keeneland and punch her ticket to the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I) later this month when she battles 10 older rivals in the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (gr. I) Oct. 5 in Lexington.

  • TVG Renews Breeders' Cup Sponsorship

    The Breeders' Cup and Television Games Network announced a renewal of TVG's sponsorship of the Breeders' Cup World Championships. For this year's event, the horse racing network and premier account wagering company will be the title sponsor of the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.

  • That Handicapping Show: Oct. 2 Episode

    Jason and Evan are at Keeneland to talk about the Shadwell Turf Mile and the Lane's End Breeders' Futurity two grade I's on Saturday's card.Keeping with the Keeneland theme, John Pricci of Equiform has selections for the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes and Race 10.The free “Race of the Week” download features Pricci's  complete analysis for both races.