Headlines for Thursday, November 4, 2010

  • Battle of Hastings Ends Streak in River City

    Battle of Hastings ended a 10-race drought when he found clear sailing on the outside through the stretch to win the $111,200 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) over a firm Churchill Downs turf course Nov. 4.

  • Delegator has been battling a quarter crack this week.<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%3D9265629%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    English Runners Ready to Go in BC

    Delegator, who is due to represent Godolphin in the TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Churchill Downs, has had a quarter crack this week.

  • BC News Minute: Nov. 4, 2010

    Lenny Shulman reports the news of the day, including Lookin At Lucky, more Zenyatta, an update on Workforce, and snow? Presented by Taylor Made Stallions.

  • Kiss Mine Tries to Rebound in Cardinal 'Cap

    Kiss Mine, whose four-race winning streak was ended in an unplaced finish in the Abu Dhabi First Lady Stakes (gr. IT) one month ago, looks to get back in the win column in the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap at Churchill Downs.

  • Lopresti Hopes To Stay Hot

    Fresh off a red-hot Keeneland meeting, trainer Charles Lopresti hopes to keep things rolling with Here Comes Ben and Wise Dan on the Saturday Breeders' Cup card.

  • Hollywood Park Has Huge Zenyatta Sign on Roof

    In support of Zenyatta's attempt for a 20th straight victory in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif., has placed a 20'x 150' sign on its rooftop that reads, "...Good Luck, Zenyatta!"

  • Zenyatta grazes by her fans while outside her Churchill home.

    Zenyatta Camp Exudes Confidence

    Two days before Zenyatta puts her undefeated 19-race win streak on the line in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), trainer John Shirreffs said he has no concerns that the 6-year-old mare will give her best effort.

  • Eclair De Lune

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    Eclair de Lune Doing 'Light' Duty

    Hall of Fame conditioner Ron McAnally is taking a page out of the John Henry training manual in preparing Eclair de Lune for the Emirates Airlines Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).

  • Churchill Downs

    Rain--and Snow--Showers in Friday Forecast

    The weather forecast for Nov. 5, first day of the Breeders' Cup World Championships, got a bit more interesting with predictions of rain and snow showers from late in the evening of Nov. 4 through noon the following day.

  • Awesome Feather

    Awesome Feather Might Take Wing

    Jacks or Better Farm's homebred Awesome Feather, who swept the Florida Stallion Series for fillies at Calder this fall, has a big shot in Friday's $2 million Breeder's Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).

  • BC Interview: Robby Albarado

    Robby expresses thoughts on Court Vision, Acoma and First Dude. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions.

  • THS: Breeders' Cup 2010

    Jason and Tom cover ten races from the Breeders' Cup card. The Breeders' Cup Classic will be covered in tomorrow's THS episode.

  • Red Desire is ready for 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%3D9264751%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Red Desire: 'She's a Different Horse Now'

    American horses could have a tough time in the Emirates Airlines Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. I). Not only is European invader Midday back to defend her title, Japan has sent a formidable adversary in Red Desire.

  • THS: Breeders' Cup 2010

    Jason and Tom preview ten exciting races from this year's Breeders' Cup.Sponsored by TwinSpires.com

  • BC Interview: Robby Albarado

    Robby expresses thoughts on Court Vision, Acoma and First Dude.Presented by Taylor Made Stallions.

  • Connections of Breeders' Cup Starters Pledge to Give Back

    After raising $47,000 in pledges from the 2009 Breeders' Cup, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is well on its way to doing the same--if not more--this year. Owners and trainers of Breeders' Cup starters have been asked to pledge a percentage of their earnings to support New Vocations' mission to rehabilitate, retrain, and re-home retir...