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, 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.
Uncle Mo is favored in the $300,000 Champagne Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 9 at Belmont Park, where he will likely face five rivals in his stakes debut.
The Fasig-Tipton Eastern fall yearling sale returned to more solid financial ground during its two-day run that ended Oct. 6 in Timonium, Md.
Gio Ponti will contest one mile for the first time in his last 11 starts when he headlines the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) on opening weekend of the Keeneland fall meet.
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.
Wet spots on the Hollywood Park Cushion Track following a flash rainstorm in the morning forced officials to cancel its Oak Tree racing program Oct. 6.
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.
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.
Sidney's Candy, one of the top 3-year-olds in the country this season, will take on older horses for the first time in the $150,000 Oak Tree Mile (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park Oct. 9.
She tops the Book 1 portion of the auction's second session, bringing 900,000 guineas ($1,499,642 in U.S. funds).
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.
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.
Lenny and Steve present a Lightning Round Recap of the weekend's stakes races and their Breeders' Cup implications. Watch Video
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.
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.
Proviso and Wasted Tears have yet to taste defeat in 2010. They face off against a tough field going a mile on the turf at Keeneland Oct. 9.
Commentary on Blind Luck, Zenyatta, the Jockey Club Gold Cup, Indiana Derby and Europe. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. View Video
A small but select -- and extremely competitive -- field of six has been entered for the $200,000 Monmouth Cup (gr. II) at Monmouth Park Oct. 9.
The Thoroughbred Owners of California is offering two free "conformation clinics" to the public at Hollywood Park and the Big Fresno Fair Oct. 9.
Churchill Downs Inc. will not hold its HullabaLOU Music Festival in 2011 and has accepted the resignation of CDI executive vice president Steve Sexton.
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
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?
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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.
Hialeah Park, a racetrack traditionally known for its high pari-mutuel takeout, has greatly reduced it to 12% across the board.
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