Headlines for Thursday, November 5, 2009

  • Allegre has been scratched from the Breeders' Cup Turf.

    Longshot Allegre Scratched Out of Turf

    Eagle Oak Ranch and partners' 4-year-old Allegre, the 50-1 outsider, has been scratched from the Nov. 7 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita.

  • El Gato Malo is ready for the Turf Sprint.

    Door Opened for El Gato Malo in Turf Sprint

    El Gato Malo's owners had entered their Turf Sprint contender in an optional claiming race Nov. 5, fearing they would get shut out of the big dance. But a spot in the Turf Sprint came open and now they feel they have a shot.

  • Forever Together will try to end her career back in the Breeders' Cup Winner's Circle.

    Forever Together Defends Title in Final Race

    His excitement as a result of Forever Together's stirring win in last year's Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT) gave trainer Jonathan Sheppard fits of insomnia. But by all indications, the Hall of Fame trainer is taking things in better stride as his fierce gray mare defends her title as the morning line choice in the $2 million event at Santa Anita Nov. 6.

  • Steve Hiatt, a horse van operator in Northern California, was named the recipient of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America's White Horse Award.

    Hiatt Earns White Horse Award

    Steve Hiatt, a horse van operator in Northern California, was named the recipient of the seventh annual Race Track Chaplaincy of America's White Horse Award Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Negligee comes into the Breeders' Cup off of a victory in the Alcibiades.<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%3D8604267%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Sovereign Stable in Big Show With Negligee

    If only it always worked this way: buy a horse privately; win a grade I; and head to the Breeders' Cup World Championships. Forget always; for Matt Gatsas, just once is OK. Of course he wouldn't mind also winning the Breeders' Cup race.

  • Gayego won the Ancient Title at Santa Anita at the same distance as the Breeders' Cup Sprint. <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%3D8548174%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Gayego Will Be in His Niche in the BC Sprint

    Gayego competed in two legs of the 2008 Triple Crown and captured the Arkansas Derby (gr. II) at 1 1/8 miles, but "we think we've found a niche for him in sprint races being a closing sprinter," said Rick Mettee, a key assistant to Godolphin Racing trainer Saeed bin Suroor.

  • Gary Player is the inaugural recipient of the Breeders' Cup Sports and Racing Excellence Award.

    Gary Player to Owners: Race...Don't Hide Them

    Professional golfer and Thoroughbred breeder Gary Player has a message for horse owners, especially the connections of Rachel Alexandra and Sea The Stars, the soon-to-be respective champions in the U.S. and Europe who are not participating in the Nov. 6-7 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita: Race your horses and don't dodge competition.

  • Gulch

    Gulch Pensioned; A.P. Indy's Fee Cut

    Champion Gulch has been pensioned from stallion duty because of declining fertility at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.; A.P. Indy to stand for $150,000 as farm announces 2010 stud fees.

  • Tim Ice, shown with Belmont winner Summer Bird, will move his stable to New York.<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%3D8604037%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ice Plans to Move Stable to New York

    Tim Ice, trainer of Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Summer Bird, will shift his stable from Louisiana to New York following the end of the Oaklawn Park meet next spring, he said Nov. 2.

  • Bob Baffert BC Interview

    Lenny Shulman talks with Bob Baffert about his Breeders' Cup prospects: Zensational, Lookin At Lucky, Richard's Kid, and Always a Princess.

  • Noble's Promise carries the dreams of Chasing Dreams Racing into the Breeders' Cup.<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%3D8603639%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Noble's Promise: 'It Isn't Just a Dream'

    When Noble's Promise won the Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) at Keeneland Oct. 10, it seemed too good to be true for some of his owners. Now, they are back at the Breeders' Cup for a second consecutive year.

  • Godolphin's Buzzword is 6-1 on the morning-line.<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%3D8603116%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Many Upset Possibilities in Juvenile Turf

    With his versatility and powerful turn of foot, Interactif, a homebred son of Broken Vow trained by Todd Pletcher, certainly looms large in the one-mile contest. But anything can happen amongst inexperienced 2-year-olds and there are several starters that look intriguing -- some of them that could be big prices on the tote board.

  • THS: 2009 Breeders' Cup - Day 1

    Jason Shandler and Tom LaMarra analyze the six Breeders' Cup races on Friday, including the Ladies' Classic. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Breeders' Cup Classic.

  • Henry Cecil (right) at Newmarket.

    Classic Report: Oh, Henry

    If there is one main aspect of the Breeders' Cup that is most fascinating it is the merging of American and British cultures, whether it be terminology, style of racing, or in the way horsemen deal with the media and vice versa.