Headlines for Saturday, November 7, 2009

  • Quality Road was not cooperative during the load of the Breeders' Cup Classic.

    Quality Road Has Only Minor Cuts

    Quality Road, who was scratched out of the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) after fighting to load into the gate, has only minor cuts.

  • BC Attendance Up, Total Handle Slips

    Attendance for the two-day event increased 11%, while the overall handle slipped 7% largely because two less races were run compared with 2008. On-track handle grew 3% compared with a year ago.

  • 2009 Breeders' Cup Wrap: Day 2

    Lenny Shulman recaps the November 7 races, culminating with the great Classic victory by Zenyatta.Presented by Spendthrift Farm.

  • It's Zenyatta in the 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%3D8609665%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    It's All Zenyatta in the BC Classic

    Zenyatta made it look all too easy, becoming the first female to win the $5-million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Gio Ponti was second and Twice Over third.

  • Furthest Land flies home in the Dirt Mile to give Julien Leparoux his third win in 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%3D8610331%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Another Stunner, Furthest Land Wins Dirt Mile

    Another favorite falls in the Breeders' Cup, as Furthest Land took the Dirt Mile (gr. I) at 21-1. Ready's Echo is second and Midshipman is third. Heavy favorite Mastercraftsman ran out of steam at the rail in the stretch.

  • Goldikova comes home strong to take the Breeders' Cup Mile for the second year in a row.<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%3D8610314%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Super Filly Goldikova Makes It Two in BC Mile

    Sensational filly Goldikova defended her TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) title in scintillating fashion Nov. 7 at Santa Anita Park, as she stormed down the lane under Olivier Peslier and caught longshot Courageous Cat inside the sixteenth-pole before going on to a half-length win.

  • Lillie Langtry

    Lillie Langtry Suffers Knee Fracture

    Lillie Langtry, the beaten favorite in the Nov. 6 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, suffered a slab fracture in a knee during the race.

  • Vale of York upsets Lookin At Lucky in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.<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%3D8610300%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Longshot Vale of York Grabs Juvenile

    Longshot Vale of York, a son of Invincible Spirit owned by Godolphin Racing, grabbed the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) right at the wire. The Irish-bred out-gunned favorite Lookin At Lucky.

  • Dancing in Silks (left) makes his move in the Breeders' Cup Sprint.
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    Dancing in Silks, 25-1, Pulls Sprint Upset

    Big longshot Dancing in Silks, a 25-1 gelding by Black Minnaloushe, poked his nose out in front to win a four-horse cavalry charge in the $2-million Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) Nov. 7 at Santa Anita Park. Heavy favorite Zensational finished fifth.

  • California Flag cruises in the Breeders' Cup Turf 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%3D8610373%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    California Flag Flies in the Turf Sprint

    California Flag, a Cal-bred son of Avenue of Flags and the local favorite, claimed a decisive victory in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. The final time of 1:11.28 was a Breeders' Cup World Championships record. In second was Gotta Have Her, who also had a win at the race distance of 6 1/2 furlongs on the Santa Anita turf.

  • Julien Leparoux won 2 races on Breeders' Cup Friday, including the Filly & Mare Sprint with Informed Decision.

    Leparoux, 'All Others' Lead in Jockey Bet

    Julien Leparoux and the "all others" field entry have two wins apiece in the new Breedersf Cup jockey bet going into the Nov. 7 program of the Breedersf Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park.

  • Windfields to Disperse Standout Mares, Foals

    Windfields Farm, the historic Canadian nursery that announced in August it would disperse its remaining horses at this year's Keeneland November breeding stock sale, has several promising prospects that are sure to stir up some excitement during the auction Nov. 10-11.

  • Mrs. Allaire duPont with her top broodmare Shine Again.

    Bohemia Dispersal Will Start at Keeneland

    It's a sad good-bye. Bohemia Stable, the successful breeding and racing operation of the late Allaire du Pont, has announced it will completely disperse its horses -- 13 broodmares and weanlings. The horses will be consigned to auction over the next three months with Walnut Green as the agent.

  • D' Funnybone in Breeders' Cup Day Workout

    With all of the major contenders for today's Breeders' Cup World Championships went to the Santa Anita track early to stretch their legs, D' Funnybone, breezed two furlongs in :24 2/5 under the watchful eye of trainer Richard Dutrow.

  • Tuscan Evening Returns to Form in Las Palmas

    Irish-bred Tuscan Evening, who won five of her first six starts in the United Stakes prior to a two-race skid, regained her winning form in Oak Tree's $200,000 Las Palmas Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares at one mile over Santa Anita's Camino Real Turf Course.

  • Free Equine Law Seminar for Horse Professionals

    On Dec. 14 EquestrianProfessional.com will continue its horse business seminar series with "What Every Equine Business Person Needs to Know About the Law." The guest speaker will be renowned equine law expert and author Julie I. Fershtman, attorney at law.

  • Late Term Abortion in Mares Reviewed for World Equine Veterinarians

    Failure to conceive and early embryonic death both negatively impact the equine breeding industry; however, late-term abortions also occur and should not be ignored, said Michelle M. LeBlanc, DMV, Dipl. ACT, from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., during the 11th Congress of the World Equine Veterinary Association, which was held Sept. 2...