As the great race mare Goldikova enters the final race of her remarkable career when she seeks an unprecedented fourth consecutive TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) victory, trainer Freddy Head has mixed emotions.
Lenny Shulman talks with Chad Brown, who trains Filly and Mare Turf favorite Stacelita, Fantastic Song, and Dayatthespa. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions Watch Video
Eight fillies and mares are set to contest the $150,000 Las Palmas Stakes (gr. IIT) on the turf Nov. 6 as Santa Anita brings down the curtain on its 24-day fall meet.
After notching his first graded stakes victory with a powerful late charge one year ago, Grassy is back to defend his title in the $150,000 Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Aqueduct turf Nov. 5.
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Freedom Star, seeking her first win since taking the Iowa Distaff in June, is the 3-1 morning line favorite in the $150,000 Chilukki Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs, the race that wraps up the final day of Breeders' Cup a
Girolamo, Godolphin's grade I-winning son of A.P. Indy, will stand at Sequel Stallions in New York for the 2012 breeding season, Darley announced Nov. 2.
The $100,000 Turnback the Alarm Handicap (gr. III) headlines an eight-race live program as racing returns Nov. 4 to Aqueduct Racetrack. The track will also simulcast the first day of the 2011 Breeders Cup.
Gladding, winner of the San Antonio Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita in February, will carry top weight of 117 pounds against six rivals Nov. 4 in the $100,000 Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.
Canada-based trainer Mark Casse and owner John Oxley are a Breeders' Cup World Championships dynamic duo in the division for 2-year-old runners.
Barbara Banke is carrying on the prominent Thoroughbred operation, Stonestreet Stables, which will be represented by My Miss Aurelia and Wilburn in the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Lenny Shulman reports on the news of the day, including So You Think, Goldikova, the Baffert contingent, and the weather. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions Watch Video
Lenny and Steve discuss the draw, longshots for the Breeders' Cup, talk to John Shirreffs a year after Zenyatta, and make some picks. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Carl Lizza in recent years revamped his breeding program to upgrade his stock, but he didn't live long enough to reap the rewards. The New York owner and breeder died just two weeks before Pure Gossip made her racing debut.
The same connections that won the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) with Blame are sending Cease into the $500,000 Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. II).
Stanley Bergstein, a member of the harness racing Hall of Fame and longtime executive vice president of Harness Tracks of America, died Wednesday.
Even when he has an apparent edge, Stay Thirsty still is overshadowed by Uncle Mo.
Dr. Kendall Hansen believes his 2-year-old colt, the undefeated Hansen, is heading into the Nov. 5 Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile in excellent shape, but he's trying not to be overconfident.
Exercise rider Chase Miller has a lot of high hopes in Havelock, who is 9-2 on the morning line for the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT).
Michael Lakow unanimously has been elected to the board of directors of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) favorite Uncle Mo returned to the track at Churchill Downs the morning of Nov. 2, three days after his final workout for the Nov. 5 race, and galloped 1 3/8 miles under Hector Ramos.
Don't be distracted because Giant Ryan's trainer Bisnath Parboo is not a household name. This horse is coming into the Breeders' Cup Sprint off a six-race winning streak.
Flaxman Holdings' homebred Aruna to go in Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT). The 4-year-old has impressed her connections from the start and has strong black-type pedigree to back up the decision.
Wasted Tears, trainer Bart Evans' homebred grade II winner, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare.
He's got two solid contenders for the Breeders' Cup World Championships this year, but for trainer John Shirreffs things are a whole lot calmer than they were in 2010 when he shipped Zenyatta to Churchill Downs.
Dean's Kitten overcame a compromised first year to claw his way to Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I) contention.
The Gadsden County Florida Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Gretna Racing LLC's request to authorize a referendum.
The Jockeys' Guild is bringing five disabled jockeys to the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Lenny Shulman talks with trainer Dale Romans, who has Shackleford in the Dirt Mile, Dullahan in the Juvenile, and Court Vision in the Mile. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions Watch Video
Godolphin Racing's Alpha may be 15-1 on the morning line for the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile, but his connections believe he can outrun those odds if he moves forward from his last start in the Champagne Stakes.
Lenny and Steve discuss the draw, longshots for the Breeders' Cup, talk to John Shirreffs a year after Zenyatta, and make some picks. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.
Dealing with equine injuries comes with being a horse owner. Some mishaps are more severe than others--such as when Barbaro suffered a catastrophic injury in the 2006 Preakness Stakes--and leave equine enthusiasts asking, "Why?" According to one physical therapist, veterinarians might soon be able to start answering that question thanks to a rel...
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