Headlines for Wednesday, October 7, 2009

  • Zenyatta won the 2008 Lady's Secret by 3 1/2 lengths.<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%3D6136193%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Zenyatta After 13th Straight in Lady's Secret

    Undefeated Zenyatta attempts to equal Personal Ensign's streak of 13 consecutive wins when she goes to the post in Oak Tree's $300,000 Lady's Secret Stakes (gr. I) as the heavy favorite Oct. 10 at Santa Anita.

  • 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird faces older horses in the Goodwood.<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%3D8539914%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Goodwood: Quality Foes Await Mine That Bird

    Mine That Bird, stunning winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) this spring, has hooked a highly contentious field for his first try against older horses in Oak Tree's $350,000 Goodwood Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Oct. 10.

  • Lot 282; filly, Pivotal - Briolette by Sadler's Wells brought 650,000 guineas on the second day of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.

    Pivotal Filly, Galileo Colt Bring Top Prices

    The only yearling by the ill-fated George Washington attracted the most attention leading up to the Oct. 7 second day of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale but it was a daughter of Pivotal and a son of Galileo that stole the show.

  • And They're Off: October 7, 2009

    Lenny and Steve discuss Summer Bird's Jockey Club Gold Cup, the Secretariat movie, and track conditions in California.Plus, the top 10 reasons to run the Kentucky Derby at night.Comments for Lenny and Steve? Send them to: ato@bloodhorse.com.

  • Adena Springs South Stallions Headed North

    Frank Stronach plans to close his Adena Springs South stallion operation near Williston, Fla., and relocate some of the stallions to either Adena Springs near Paris, Ky., or Gardiner Farms near Caledon East, Ontario, Canada.

  • Lookin At Lucky<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%3D8539189%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Luck Tends to Strike

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>A multi-generation affinity of his female family with Mr. Prospector-line sires might have championship repercussions as Lookin At Lucky prepares for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile this fall.

  • Nightlinger won the 2008 Shakertown at Keeneland.

    Sprint Specialists to Set Sail in Woodford

    A well-balanced group of seasoned turf sprinters will line up Oct. 10 at Keeneland for the $125,000 Woodford Stakes. The 5 1/2-furlong event is the first of five graded stakes on the card for Keeneland's second day of the fall meeting.

  • Informed Decision drew the outside post in the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes.

    Informed Decision Heads TCA at Keeneland

    Augustin Stable's Informed Decision, who has nine career wins and holds Keeneland's seven-furlong track record, drew the outside post position in Saturday's 29th running of the $250,000 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II).

  • Filly by George Washington brought 320,000 guineas at the Tattersalls October yearling sale.

    Only Known Foal of GW Sells For About $535K

    Almost two years after George Washington was fatally injured in the 2007 Breeders' Cup Classic " Powered by Dodge (gr. I), his only known foal, a filly out of the Rainbow Quest mare Flawlessly, was bought for 320,000 guineas (approximately $535,000) by Peter Doyle Bloodstock at the Tattersalls October yearling sale.

  • Court Vision, who was scratched from an off-the-turf Kelso, tries again in the Shadwell Turf Mile.&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%3D6910928%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Court Vision Reappears in Turf Mile

    Court Vision, scratched from the Oct. 3 Kelso Handicap (gr. III) after it was taken off turf, reappears at Keeneland for the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 10. The 4-year-old colt will look to use the race as a springboard for next month's Breeders' Cup.

  • Hawthorne Set for Night Racing Experiment

    Thoroughbred races have been held under the lights at Hawthorne Race Course in the late fall and winter as daylight diminishes, but for the first time, the Chicago-area track will offer night racing.

  • Forever Together training at Keeneland October 7.

    Forever Together Seeks First Lady Repeat

    Augustin Stable's champion mare Forever Together, entering off a surprising defeat in Canada last month, will try to defend her title in the $400,000 First Lady Stakes (gr. IT) on opening weekend Oct. 10 at Keeneland.

  • Essay Contest Winner to Get Free WEG Trip

    To celebrate the important bond between horses and owners and the many ways horses touch lives, Legend by Bayer Animal Health has teamed with global equestrian champion Ashlee Bond to launch the Enjoy the Ride essay contest.

  • Two Step Salsa

    Two Step Salsa to Get Away in Florida

    Manuel Andrade has acquired complete interest in multiple graded stakes winner Two Step Salsa from Godolphin Racing and will stand him at his Get Away Farm near Reddick, Fla.

  • Winding Oaks to Hold Stallion Preview

    Eugene Melnyk's Winding Oaks Farm will show its two stallions, Graeme Hall (by Dehere) and Strong Hope (by Grand Slam), the morning of Oct. 12-13.

  • TOBA Sponsors Pedigree/Conformation Clinic

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will hold a Thoroughbred Pedigree and Conformation Clinic Monday, Oct. 12 and Tuesday, Oct. 13 in Lexington, Ky.

  • HRRN Plans Keeneland Programming

    The Horse Racing Radio Network will broadcast live from Keeneland each racing day during the fall meet beginning Friday, Oct. 9, to provide live coverage of Keeneland's feature races.