Headlines for Wednesday, November 2, 2011

  • Goldikova at Churchill Downs on Nov. 2.<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%3D9726600%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Mixed Emotions for Goldikova's Trainer

    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.

  • Breeders' Cup Interview: Chad Brown

    Lenny Shulman talks with Chad Brown, who trains Filly and Mare Turf favorite Stacelita, Fantastic Song, and Dayatthespa. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions

  • Freedom Star is the 3-1 morning line favorite in the Chilukki Stakes.

    Fast Fillies Lined Up for Chilukki Stakes

    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

  • Gladding will carry top weight of 117 pounds in the Ack Ack Handicap at Churchill Downs.

    Gladding Part of Well-Matched Ack Ack Field

    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.

  • Breeders' Cup News Minute: 11/02/11 (Video)

    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

  • And They're Off: Breeders' Cup Edition

    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.

  • Pure Gossip<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%3D9726899%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Lizza's Legacy Lives On With Pure Gossip

    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.

  • Hansen on Hansen: 'He's Locked and Loaded'

    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.

  • Havelock and exercise rider Chase Miller

    Havelock: A True Athlete

    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).

  • 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 Gallops in Return to Track

    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.

  • Aruna at Churchill Downs<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%3D9726609%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Right Choice Made For Aruna

    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.

  • Breeders' Cup 2011 is a much calmer affair for John Shirreffs.

    Shirreffs Having More Common Time

    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.

  • Breeders' Cup Interview: Dale Romans

    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

  • Talented Alpha Can Outrun Odds in Juvenile

    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.

  • And They're Off: Breeders' Cup Edition

    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.

  • Researchers Use Models to Learn Why Equine Bodies Break

    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...