Headlines for Wednesday, November 3, 2010

  • Midday stretches her legs at Churchill Downs on Wednesday.
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    Midday Gets Feel of Churchill

    Midday, the shortest-priced morning-line favorite for the six Breeders' Cup races at Churchill Downs Friday, Nov. 5, stretched her legs at the Louisville track Nov. 3 preparing for the Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).

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    Murjan is the Canonero II of 2010

    Thirty-nine years ago Kentucky-bred but South American-based mystery horse Canonero II did very well beneath the Twin Spires. Will Peruvian classic winner Murjan follow in his hoof prints?

  • Zenyatta, John, and Me

    Mac McBride tells his behind-the-scenes story of the 2009 Breeders' Cup Classic and Zenyatta.

  • Doug Cauthen

    Cauthen Leaving WinStar

    WinStar Farm president and CEO Doug Cauthen, who has been with the operation since its inception in 2000, is leaving the farm. He is creating his own independent consulting service.

  • Fans say goodbye as Smarty Jones heads to Pennsylvania.

    Smarty Jones Fans Bid Farewell

    A day after a warm welcoming party was given for the champion mare Zenyatta at Churchill Downs, a plethora of Smarty Jones fans gathered at Three Chimney's Farm near Midway, Ky., to say goodbye to the Kentucky Derby winner.

  • BC News Minute: Nov. 3, 2010

    Zenyatta's first appearance on the Churchill Downs track dominates today's news minute. Also, works for Espoir City and Dakota Phone, and a weather report.

  • And They're Off: Breeders' Cup 2010

    Lenny and Steve discuss the draw, live longshots, Zenyatta, Blind Luck, and give their picks. Plus, an interview with Eric Guillot, trainer of Filly & Mare Sprint entrant Champagne d'Oro.

  • Indiana Oaks winner Always a Princess headlines the field in the Chilukki Stakes.

    Always a Princess Heads Chilukki Field

    The $150,000 Chilukki Stakes (gr. II), which attracted a well-matched field of 12 fillies and mares, promises to help get the Breeders' Cup World Championships program off to a good betting start at Churchill Downs Nov. 6.

  • Julien Leparoux is 5-1 in the Breeder's Cup Jockey Bet.

    'Jockey Bet' Returns for Breeders' Cup

    John Velazquez and Julien Leparoux are the co-second choices at 5-1 behind a 3-1 "mutuel field" for the 2010 Breeders' Cup Jockey Bet during the Nov. 5-6 World Championships at Churchill Downs.

  • Thrill of a Lifetime

    Minus the expenses, Zenyatta is a trip to Paris, France, or Florence, Italy.

  • BC News Minute: Nov. 3, 2010

    Zenyatta's first appearance on the Churchill Downs track dominates today's news minute. Also, works for Espoir City and Dakota Phone, and a weather report. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions.

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    'Lucky' Likes What He Sees at Churchill

    Lookin At Lucky, the nation's top 3-year-old contender for Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, got his first tour of the Churchill track under exercise rider Jorge Alvarez the morning of Wednesday.

  • MJC Considers Options in Wake of Slots Vote

    The Maryland Jockey Club will map out a plan for the future over the next several weeks and the closure of Laurel Park for live racing and training remains a real possibility, officials said Nov. 3.

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    Telling: A Longshot With a Tale to Tell

    In 2009, things didn't look good for Telling from the start of the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park, where he finished a distant seventh, beaten 10 1/4 lengths by the winner Conduit.

  • BC Interview: Kenny McPeek

    Lenny Shulman talks to Kenny McPeek about his Juveniles, Rogue Romance, Harlan's Ruby, and Kathmanblu; and Turf Sprinter Bridgetown. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions.

  • Midday at Churchill Downs.

    Back to Reality for Europeans at Churchill

    After the tremendous success of European horses in the last two Breeders'Cup World Championships at Santa Anita in California, it is back to the stark reality of racing in America at Churchill Downs in 2010.

  • Keertana works on the grass at Churchill Downs.
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    Keertana's Trainer Has History On His Side

    Keertana may go off as a longshot in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), but don't count her out. In 1994, bettors ignored another distaffer trained by Tom Proctor at their peril.

  • And They're Off: Breeders' Cup 2010

    Lenny and Steve discuss the draw, live longshots, Zenyatta, Blind Luck, and give their picks. Plus, an interview with Eric Guillot, trainer of Filly & Mare Sprint entrant Champagne d'Oro. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.