Headlines for Saturday, October 29, 2011

  • Norvsky gets up late to win the California Cup Classic.

    Bejarano, Norvsky Nab California Cup Classic

    Favored Norvsky, ridden by a red-hot Rafael Bejarano, flew home in the final 100 yards to nab pacesetter Lucky Primo just before the wire to win the $175,000 California Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park Oct. 29.

  • Rose and Shine and Luis Contreras take the Princess Elizabeth.

    Rose and Shine Blossoms in Princess Elizabeth

    Rebounding from her fifth-place finish in the Mazarine Stakes earlier this month, Rose and Shine swept to the lead approaching mid-stretch and held on well to win the $252,100 Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Woodbine Oct. 29.

  • Super Espresso went five furlongs in 1:01 4/5.<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%3D9722408%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Flay's Fillies Turn in Final Cup Drills

    Celebrity chef Bobby Flay's two Breeders' Cup contenders were on the Oct. 29 worktab at Churchill Downs, as Her Smile turned in a sparkling four-furlong breeze in :48 2/5 and Super Espresso worked five furlongs.

  • Stopshoppingmaria (left) and Sweet Cat work on the turf at Churchill Downs on October 29. <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%3D9722425%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Pletcher's 2-Year-Old Fillies Breeze

    Jockey Javier Castellano was at Churchill Downs Oct. 29 to send Stopshoppingmaria through a sparkling turf breeze in company with Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IIT) contender Sweet Cat.

  • Drosselmeyer (left) and Birdrun worked at Churchill Downs on Oct 29.<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%3D9722407%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Drosselmeyer, Birdrun Tune Up for Mott

    Drosselmeyer went a powerful five furlongs in 1:01 at Churchill Downs on Oct. 29, leaving Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott completely satisfied by his final move before the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • Chamberlain Bridge worked a half-mile in :50 3/5 on the turf at Churchill Downs Oct. 29. <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%3D9722406%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Chamberlain Bridge in Nice Work on Turf

    Carl Moore Management's Chamberlain Bridge worked a professional half-mile in :50 3/5 on the turf at Churchill Downs Oct. 29 in preparation for defense of his Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT) title from last year.

  • Aruna worked five furlongs in 1:03 1/5 at Churchill Downs.
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    Motion Leaning Toward Turf Race for Aruna

    After watching Flaxman Holdings' homebred Aruna work at Churchill Downs Oct. 29, trainer Graham Motion said he was leaning toward running the 4-year-old filly in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).

  • Melbourne Cup Preview: A Fascinating Affair

    The 2011 edition of the $6 million 3200m contest has attracted a full field of 24, six of them balloted after acceptances on Saturday evening. Last year's winner, Americain, is favored.

  • Melbourne Interview - Dale Monteith

    Interview with Dale Monteith, the Director & Chief Executive for the Victoria Racing Club.See the AmWest Entertainment Australian Racing section for more stories and video features leading up to the Melbourne Cup

  • Melbourne Interview - Chris Waller

    Interview with Chris Waller who trains Hawk Island and The Verminator.See the AmWest Entertainment Australian Racing section for more stories and video features leading up to the Melbourne Cup

  • Melbourne Interview - David Redvers

    Interview with Dunaden owner David Redvers.See the AmWest Entertainment Australian Racing section for more stories and video features leading up to the Melbourne Cup

  • Melbourne Interview - Greg Carpenter

    Interview with chief handicapper Greg Carpenter on the Melbourne Cup.See the AmWest Entertainment Australian Racing section for more stories and video features leading up to the Melbourne Cup

  • Melbourne Interview - Ed Dunlop

    Interview with Red Cadeaux trainer Ed Dunlop.See the AmWest Entertainment Australian Racing section for more stories and video features leading up to the Melbourne Cup

  • Melbourne Interview - Mike Moroney

    Interview with Mike Moroney, trainer for Glass Harmonium.See the AmWest Entertainment Australian Racing section for more stories and video features leading up to the Melbourne Cup

  • Melbourne Interview - Kevin Bamford

    Interview with Kevin Bamford who owns Americain and Jukebox Jury.See the AmWest Entertainment Australian Racing section for more stories and video features leading up to the Melbourne Cup

  • Melbourne Interview - Michael Rodd

    Interivew with jockey Michael Rodd.See the AmWest Entertainment Australian Racing section for more stories and video features leading up to the Melbourne Cup

  • Melbourne Interview - Saeed bin Suroor

    Interview with trainer Saeed bin Suroor, who trains Lost In The Moment and Modum.See the AmWest Entertainment Australian Racing section for more stories and video features leading up to the Melbourne Cup

  • Melbourne Interview - Peter Moody

    An interview with Peter Moody of Moody Racing, trainer for Black Caviar.See the AmWest Entertainment Australian Racing section for more stories and video features leading up to the Melbourne Cup