Headlines for Monday, October 31, 2011

  • Iroquois winner Motor City<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%3D9723214%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Champion Street Sense Sires First SW

    Street Sense, the 2007 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner and the previous year's Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner, came through with his first stakes winner.

  • County Set to Vote on Florida Barrel Racing

    Gretna Racing is asking the government of Gadsden County, Fla., to authorize a referendum in which that county's voters would decide whether to allow slot machines at the facility where it is preparing for barrel racing.

  • 2009 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf winner Midday runs on Saturday this year.<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%3D8609237%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Filly Sarafina Favorite for BC Turf

    The Aga Khan's Sarafina, a multiple group I winner, drew post 2 in a nine-horse field in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) and was made the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the $3 million race.

  • Union Rags at Churchill Downs on November 1.<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%3D9725466%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Union Rags Choice in Contentious Juvenile

    Chadds Ford Stable's Union Rags is favored to remain undefeated and seal the 2-year-old championship in the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs.

  • Uncle Mo<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%3D9723036%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Uncle Mo Classic Choice Over Havre de Grace

    Mike Repole's Uncle Mo was made the 5-2 morning line choice after drawing post 8 for the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Havre de Grace will break from post 10 as the 3-1 second choice in the $5 million race.

  • Breeders' Cup Interview: Wayne Catalano

    Lenny Shulman asks trainer Wayne Catalano about Stephanie's Kitten and Coalport, who are both by Kitten's Joy. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions

  • Breeders' Cup News Minute 10/31/2011 (Video)

    Lenny examines today's works including Havre de Grace and Courageous Cat. Larry Jones also adds a few comments in today's news minute. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions

  • Two-Pronged Attack by Fawkes in Sprint

    Harold Queen's homebred Big Drama was made the 5-2 morning line favorite to repeat in the Nov. 5 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I). He'll break from post 8 in a field of 9.

  • Stacelita

    Post 2 for F&M Turf Favorite Stacelita

    Martin Schwartz' Stacelita, a two-time grade I winner this year, was made the 2-1 favorite for the Nov. 4 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT). The 1 3/8-mile race is worth $2 million.

  • Turbulent Descent

    Turbulent Descent Favored in F&M Sprint

    Multiple grade I winner Turbulent Descent drew post 3 for the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I). The daughter of Congrats will face 12 Nov. 4 going seven furlongs as the 6-5 favorite.

  • Michael Blowen

    Old Friends to Hold Breeders' Cup Benefit

    Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, Ky., and its 30 retired Breeders' Cup stars invite fans to join them for a special celebration of the 2011's Breeders' Cup on Sunday, Nov. 6 at noon EST.

  • Dayatthespa works 10/31/2011 at Churchill Downs for the Breeders' Cup and draws post position 2.

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    Gr. I Star Elusive Kate Choice in Filly Turf

    The John Gosden-trained Elusive Kate, winner of the Prix Marcel Boussac (Fr-I) was made the 2-1 favorite for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IIT).

  • Blacky the Bull, who is in post position 3, working at Churchill Downs.

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    Secret Circle Juvenile Sprint Favorite

    Secret Circle made the 6-5 favorite for the inaugural Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint. The Bob Baffert-trained son of Eddington will break from post 6 and face eight 2-year-olds.

  • Havre de Grace working at Churchill Downs 10/31/2011.

    'Grace' Works Five Furlongs in Final Prep

    Havre de Grace went through her final exercise regimen for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) on the morning of Oct. 31, breezing five furlongs in 1:02, 13th fastest work of the day among 30 working the distance.

  • Caracortado

    Caracortado: Lightning in a Bottle

    Trainer Mike Machowsky took a chance when he decided to breed the unraced mare Mons Venus, but his leap of faith has already paid big dividends in the form of her graded stakes-winning son Caracortado.

  • TCI: Mile the Most Intriguing Race?

    Jon and Joel are on location at Churchill Downs telling you how horses looked during their works and examine the Breeders' Cup Mile.

  • Breeding the Newly Retired or Competition Stallion

    For some stallion owners, it seems the sun, moon, and stars all need to be perfectly aligned to successfully turn a stallion from a champion athlete into a champion stud. Thankfully, this is not necessarily true, and owners or handlers can take several reasonable steps to ensure a smooth and successful transition from athletic to breeding performance.