Headlines for Saturday, November 5, 2011

  • Drosselmeyer takes the Breeders' Cup Classic under Mike Smith.<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%3D9729180%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Smith Gets Classic Redemption on Drosselmeyer

    Drosselmeyer came flying down the center of the track to sweep past pacesetter Game On Dude just before the wire, winning the 2011 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at odds of 14-1 Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs.

  • Hansen holds off Union Rags in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.<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%3D9729109%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Phot

    Hansen Holds Off Union Rags in BC Juvenile

    Hansen, a local horse coming off of pair of dominating wins at Turfway Park, desperately held off heavy favorite Union Rags to win a thriller in the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Nov. 5 at Churchill.

  • Joseph O'Brien brings St Nicholas Abbey home in the Breeders' Cup Turf.<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%3D9729110%26ref%3Dstory">Or

    O'Briens Team Up to Win Breeders' Cup Turf

    Eighteen-year-old Joseph O'Brien rode St Nicholas Abbey (by Montjeu) to a driving win in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs for his father, trainer Aidan O'Brien.

  • Caleb's Posse flies home late to win the Dirt Mile.<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%3D9729072%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Caleb's Posse Soars in Dirt Mile

    Like he was shot out of a cannon, Caleb's Posse rocketed past Shackleford in the stretch and romped to a four-length victory in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs.

  • Amazombie fights off a stubborn Force Freeze to win the Sprint.<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%3D9729056%26ref%3Dstory">Order This

    Amazombie Tracks Blazing Pace to Sprint Tally

    Amazombie, a 5-year-old Cal-bred gelding by Northern Afleet, wears down Force Freeze in the final 100 yards to win the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) by a neck. He covers the six furlongs in 1:09.17.

  • Wrote (far left) leads them home in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf.<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%3D9729043%26ref%3Dstory">Order

    European Wrote Authors Juvenile Turf Surprise

    Wrote, owned by Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Derrick Smith, rallied strongly in the stretch and pulled away to easily win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) at one mile on grass Nov. 5.

  • BC 2011 Marathon Injury Update

    Dr. Wayne Mcllwraith updates the conditions of A. U. Miner and Meeznah after the Breeders' Cup Marathon.

  • Afleet Again upsets the Marathon.<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%3D9729039%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Afleet Again, 41-1, Steals BC Marathon

    Sent off at 41-1, Afleet Again ran down Birdrun and Giant Oak in deep stretch to pull a shocker in the opening race on Day 2 of the Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs.

  • Guild Wants CDI to Renew Insurance Deal

    The Jockeys' Guild wants Churchill Downs Inc. to come to the table to discuss reinstatement of roughly $330,000 the racing and gaming company has paid annually to support insurance for jockeys.

  • Fravel: Enhancing the Cup Experience

    Noting that it is a "world championship event and it ought to be at a world championship venue," Breeders' Cup president and CEO Craig Fravel said track enhancements will play a role in the selection of future sites.

  • Neck, Back Mobilization Help Treat Equine Back Pain

    Most equestrians have been subjected to some degree of neck or back pain and, thus, are familiar with the discomfort and difficulty that arise when carrying out even the easiest of tasks. Now imagine being expected to perform athletically with this discomfort.