Headlines for Friday, October 12, 2012

  • Spinning Love runs the wrong way after unseating jockey Alonso Quinonez.

    Wrong-Way Horse Voids Santa Anita Maiden Tilt

    Danger was averted during the second race at Santa Anita Park Oct. 12 as a result of a loose horse running the wrong way up the homestretch. The race, a six-furlong sprint for maiden 2-year-olds, was declared a no contest.

  • Madame Giry and Eddie Castro come home strong to win the Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes.

    Madame Giry Keeps Streak Alive at Keeneland

    Madame Giry registered her fifth consecutive victory when she motored down the center of the Keeneland turf course to prevail by 2 1/2 lengths in the $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes Oct. 12.

  • Paynter to be discharged from New Bolton

    Grade 1 Haskell Invitational star Paynter, who underwent intestinal surgery at New Bolton Center October 3, will be discharged Sunday, owner Ahmed Zayat reported on <a target="_blank" href="http://twitter.com/jazz3162">Twitter</a> Friday. Having overcome life-threatening illnesses that have kept him hospitalized since August 26, the strong-willed colt will now take up residence at a rehabilitation facility to be announced at 6 p.m. (EDT).

  • Madame Giry scores easy win in Franklin County

    Nutmeg Stable's Madame Giry rallied in the stretch of Friday's $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/franklincounty12.pdf"> Franklin County Stakes</a> at Keeneland to post an easy 2 1/2-length victory under jockey Eddie Castro. The sophomore daughter of Castledale earned her fifth-straight win when completing 5 1/2 furlongs on the firm turf in 1:03 for trainer Cam Gambolati.

  • Europeans loom large in Canadian International

    The entries for Sunday's Grade 1, C$1.5 million <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/canintl12.htm">Canadian International</a> are dominated by Europeans, both quantitatively and qualitatively. Seven of the 11 contenders are based on the other side of the pond, including the Aidan O'Brien-trained Imperial Monarch; 2010 Canadian International winner Joshua Tree; Wigmore Hall, two-for-two in his previous visits to Woodbine; and Reliable Man, last year's Group 1 French Derby hero. The North American team comprises Al Khali, Air Support, Prince Will I Am and an ex-European in Forte dei Marmi.

  • Dream Peace tries again in E.P. Taylor

    Group 2 star Dream Peace, who was third in a three-way photo in last year's Grade 1&nbsp; <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/eptaylor12.htm">E.P. Taylor Stakes</a>, looks for a breakthrough in Sunday's renewal of the C$1 million prize at Woodbine. A French raider here 12 months ago, the well-bred daughter of Dansili is now an emigre who resides in the Chad Brown barn. To accomplish her mission, Dream Peace must fend off a formidable European invasion spearheaded by her former compatriot Siyouma, England's Barefoot Lady and Ireland's Princess Highway.

  • BC Interview: Dale Romans

    Trainer Dale Romans talks about his Breeders' Cup horses, including Dullahan, Shackleford, and Little Mike.

  • Camelot recovering from colic surgery

    Three-time European classic hero Camelot has come through exploratory surgery for colic in good order, according to Coolmore Stud's <a target="_blank" href="http://twitter.com/coolmorestud">Twitter</a> page.

  • Big Band Sound is the 3-1 favorite in the Nearctic Stakes.

    Nearctic Draws Euro Fillies, Big Band Sound

    Eleven runners from around the globe line up for the $500,000 Nearctic Stakes (Can-IT) at Woodbine Oct. 14. Local hero Big Band Sound is the 3-1 favorite, but 7-2 second choice Fire Lily could roll.

  • Balistroika, Dam of Russian Rhythm, Dies

    Successful Brushwood Stable broodmare Balistroika, dam of English classic winner Russian Rhythm, died at age 24 on Oct. 7 after colicing. Brushwood owner Betty Moran reported the death of her homebred mare.

  • Power Broker

    Power On Display in FrontRunner

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />There is a clear explanation for the turnaround that saw Power Broker transformed from thrice-defeated maiden to grade I winner, as the FrontRunner was the colt's first start on dirt.

  • Mobile Blue Light Therapy for Broodmares

    Horses are long-day seasonal breeders. The natural reproductive period coincides with the light-filled days between May and September, when the environment is optimal for the survival of offspring. However, the universal birthday for some horse breeds, like Thoroughbreds, is January 1. This creates a demand for early foals in order to produce mature yearl...