Headlines for Thursday, October 11, 2012

  • Handicapping Insights

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  • Moonwalk slides to victory in the Jessamine

    Spendthrift Farm's homebred Moonwalk lived up to her name on Thursday in the Grade 3, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/jessamine12.pdf"> Jessamine</a> by slipping through on the inside to score a nose victory under jockey Corey Lanerie. The Dale Romans trainee just held as Kitten's Point rallied late on the outside, but managed to hold on while finishing 1 1/16 miles on the firm Keeneland turf in 1:45.

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    Moonwalk Pulls Off Jessamine Shocker

    Longshot Moonwalk earned a hard-fought nose victory in the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (gr. III) Oct. 11 at Keeneland, likely punching her ticket to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. I).

  • A son of Galileo, named Hydrogen was purchased for 2.5 million guineas ($4,200,609) during the Tattersalls October yearling sale.

    Tattersalls Book 1 Ends With a Galileo Blast

    Book 1 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale in England saved the best for last. During the third and final session of the auction Oct. 11, a son of Galileo named Hydrogen commanded 2.5 million guineas ($4,200,609).

  • NY Regulators Adopt Safety Recommendations

    Prodded by a rash of equine deaths at Aqueduct Racetrack last winter, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board Oct. 11 imposed what officials promised will be the first round of rules intended to make for safer racing.

  • Industry groups develop plans to fund TAA

    The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced Thursday that several industry groups, including 13 prominent breeding farms in Kentucky, The Jockey Club, two racetracks of the Stronach Group, the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), Keeneland Association, Fasig-Tipton, Barretts Equine Limited and Ocala Breeders' Sales Company (OBS), have developed plans to provide funds beginning in 2013 to support the TAA's mission to accredit and raise funds for Thoroughbred aftercare facilities.

  • Middle Park Test Awaits Reckless Abandon

    Trainer Clive Cox's 2-year-old stable star Reckless Abandon will bid to stay unbeaten when he starts in the Vision.ae Middle Park Stakes (Eng-I), one of two top-level races for juveniles Oct. 13 at Newmarket.

  • Classic, juvenile contests highlight Cal Cup Day

    John Scott, who appears to have found a new lease on life at age five, heads a competitive eight-horse field in Saturday's $175,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/ccclassic12.html"> California Cup Classic</a>, a race which headlines Santa Anita's 23rd annual Cal Cup Day for horses bred or foaled in the Golden State.

  • Ladies' Classic Probables, Possibles

    There's plenty of time between now and pre-entry day on Oct. 22, but based on a survey of several sources, there's a list of six definites, with only one of them based in Southern California

  • Jackson Bend

    Jackson Bend Retired, to Stand at Journeyman

    Multiple grade I winner Jackson Bend, who raced for Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito and owners Robert LaPenta and Fred Brei of Jacks or Better Farm, has been retired to stand for $5,000 at Journeyman Stud in 2013.

  • Unbeaten Dawn Approach Faces Five in Dewhurst

    Europe's leading 2-year-old, Dawn Approach, will put his unbeaten record on the line against five opponents Oct. 13 at Newmarket in the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (Eng-I), Great Britain's marquee race for juveniles.

  • Breeders' Cup Classic Probables, Possibles

    The list of probables for the Breeders' Cup Classic will undoubtedly change before pre-entries are due on Oct. 22, but here's the best we know based on the information that's out there.

  • BC Interview: Graham Motion - Animal Kingdom

    Trainer Graham Motion discusses the decision to run Animal Kingdom in Breeders' Cup Mile. Graham also expands on the training plan and recovery of Animal Kingdom.