Headlines for Sunday, October 30, 2011

  • Euroears

    Baffert Quartet Drills Sharply for Cup

    Trainer Bob Baffert, anticipating a big Breeders' Cup with 10 entrants, sent four of his biggest hopes -- Euroears, Plum Pretty, Game On Dude, and Secret Circle -- to the Santa Anita main track for final tune-ups Oct. 3.

  • Pluck

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    Pluck Facing Challenge in Commonwealth Turf

    Pluck will make his first appearance at Churchill Downs since winning last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IIT) when he faces a full field of 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Commonwealth Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) Nov. 3.

  • On Fire Baby wins the Pocahontas Stakes.

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    On Fire Baby Smokes Pocahontas Field

    Overlooked after her fifth-place finish in the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. I), On Fire Baby registered a 9-1 upset in a wide-open renewal of the $173,400 Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs Oct. 30.

  • Motor City wins the Iroquois Stakes.

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    Motor City Roars to Iroquois Victory

    Motor City, chugging along at the rail for Calvin Borel, edged past Seven Lively Sins at mid-stretch and held on for a three-quarters of a length victory in the $110,700 Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs Oct. 30.

  • Tosen Jordan partnered with Italian jockey Nicola Pinna to upset a strong field in the 2011 Emperor's Cup at Tokyo Racecourse.

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    Tosen Jordan Smashes Japanese Mark at Tokyo

    Tosen Jordan partnered with Italian jockey Nicola Pinna to upset a strong field in the 2011 Emperor's Cup at Tokyo Racecourse Oct. 30 in record time. Defending champion and race favorite Buena Vista finished fourth.

  • To Honor and Serve works at Churchill Downs 10/30/2011. 

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    Mott Beams After Oct. 30 Workouts

    Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott was beaming Oct. 30 after watching two of his entrants in the Breeders' Cup World Championships turn in impressive workouts at Churchill Downs.

  • Javier Castellano

    Castellano Wins Riding Title at Belmont

    Jockey Javier Castellano won his first riding title since 2007 on the New York Racing Association circuit when he edged Ramon Dominguez by two victories at the conclusion of Belmont Park's fall meet.

  • Uncle Mo working at Churchill Downs 10/30/2011.

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    Pletcher's Classic Pair Drill at CD

    Mike Repole's pair of Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty get in their final tune-ups at Churchill Downs for the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Both colts went five furlongs.

  • Havre de Grace galloping at Churchill Downs 10/30/2011.

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    Jones: Havre de Grace to Run Again in 2012

    Rick Porter's Havre de Grace, the 4-year-old filly seeking to earn a Horse of the Year title with a victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will remain in training in 2012, according to trainer Larry Jones.

  • IN Trainer Fights 10-Year Abuse Suspension

    Janey Adams, a 22-year-old Indiana-based owner/trainer, has been accused of abusing and neglecting a Thoroughbred in her care and was recommended to receive a 10-year suspension by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.

  • Lecture Discusses NEXT Generation in Equine Tissue Healing

    Think the number of innovative new therapies for tissue healing in horses can't get any higher? Think again. Kim A. Sprayberry, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, an internal medicine specialist at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky., introduced attendees of the Oct. 18-19 National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance held at Ke...