Headlines for Wednesday, October 6, 2010

  • Discreetly Mine<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%3D9131979%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Discreetly Mine Injured; Out of Breeders' Cup

    Discreetly Mine, winner of the Aug. 28 King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, is no longer being pointed toward the Nov. 6 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Churchill Downs due to an injury to his left stifle.

  • Dean's Kitten is the morning-line favorite in the Hawthorne Derby.<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%3D8863941%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Dean's Kitten Tepid Choice in Hawthorne Derby

    Dean's Kitten, owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, has been installed as the lukewarm 7-2 morning line favorite in the $150,000 Hawthorne Derby (gr. IIIT). Eight 3-year-olds were entered in the 1 1/8-mile turf event.

  • Krypton is the 118 pound highweight in the Jamaica Handicap. <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%3D9052669%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Krypton in His Element for Jamaica

    Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin looks to have a strong hand in the Jamaica Handicap (gr. IT) at Belmont Park Oct. 9, as he sends out a pair of graded stakes winners to head a field of 11 3-year-olds.

  • Cost of Freedom, shown winning the 2008 Ancient Title, is attempting to become the first two-time winner of the race.

    Top Sprinters Clash in Ancient Title Stakes

    Cost of Freedom, attempting to become the first two-time winner of Oak Tree's $250,000 Ancient Title Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 9, faces a field that includes 2009 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner Dancing in Silks.

  • 2009 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint winner California Flag is one of the leading contenders in the Woodford.<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%3D8598919%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    BC Turf Sprint Contenders in Woodford

    California Flag and Chamberlain Bridge, both expected to be major contenders for next month's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT), will go to battle in the $100,000 Woodford Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 9 at Keeneland.

  • Unbeaten Delightful Mary Tops Mazarine Lineup

    Unbeaten Delightful Mary, a $500,000 2-year-old in training purchase in Florida that won the first two starts of her career impressively, heads the field for the $225,000 Mazarine Stakes (Can-III) Oct. 9 at Woodbine.

  • Spinaway winner R Heat Lightning is one of 4 trained by Todd Pletcher in the Frizette.

    Pletcher Quartet Stands Out in Frizette

    R Heat Lightning, fresh off a nifty score in the Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) at seven furlongs Sept. 5 at Saratoga, steps up to a mile in the Frizette Stakes (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies Oct. 9 at Belmont Park.

  • Sanford winner Maybesomemaybenot<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%3D9117311%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Maybesomaybenot Leads Breeders' Futurity

    Carolyn and Karen Scisney's homebred Maybesomaybenot, winner of the Sanford (gr. II), headlines a field of 11 in the $400,000 Dixiana Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) for 2-year-olds going 1 1/16 miles on the Polytrack.

  • Informed Decision, who won the TCA in 2009, is back in 2010.<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%3D8546536%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Defending Champ Informed Decision Heads TCA

    Augustin Stable's Informed Decision will seek to become only the second horse to win the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II) in consecutive years when she faces eight rivals in the six-furlong sprint.

  • And They're Off: Oct 6, 2010

    Lenny and Steve present a Lightning Round Recap of the weekend's stakes races and their Breeders' Cup implications.Plus, Zenyatta, Rachel Alexandra, and Lenny's 2011 Derby Horse: Leftylenythelegend. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • Trail Talk: October 4, 2010

    Commentary on Blind Luck, Zenyatta, the Jockey Club Gold Cup, Indiana Derby and Europe. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions.

  • Jaycito<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%3D9221904%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Jaycito has the Staying Power for Ky Derby

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />His pedigree makes it clear that he'll handle classic distances. Will Jaycito be the first Kentucky Derby winner for octogenarian breeder Catesby Clay, dean of historic Runnymede Farm?

  • Wagering

    Handle Down, But Decline Not as Severe

    Total pari-mutuel handle on United States racing through September 2010 was about $700 million behind the figure for the same period in 2009, according to the latest Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators.