Articles posted October 25, 2012

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Richard's Kid among bevy of workers for Team O'Neill

With the clock inexorably ticking ever closer to the 29th Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita nine days hence, event participants went through their daily regimen without a hitch on a clear, crisp, sun-filled Thursday morning with the scenic San Gabriel Mountains providing their ever-present picturesque background.

Musical Romance drills at Calder before leaving for BC swan song

Approximately nine hours after working five furlongs over a sloppy track in :59 4/5 on Thursday, Pinnacle Racing Stables Inc. and Bill Kaplan's champion female sprinter Musical Romance departed Calder aboard a Brookledge van bound for Kentucky, the first-leg of a two-tiered journey to California where the mare will seek a title defense in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint on November 3 in what is expected to be her final start.

'BCin3D' unveiled at L.A. Live

The Breeders' Cup, joined by Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa, California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) Chairman Keith Brackpool, Breeders' Cup Ambassador Bo Derek and Hall of Fame jockeys Laffit Pincay Jr. and Gary Stevens, on Thursday unveiled "BCin3D" at a press conference at L.A. LIVE welcoming the Breeders' Cup back to Southern California.

'A Taste of the World' to showcase global cuisine

The Breeders' Cup, which takes place November 2-3 at Santa Anita Park, has become the culmination of the U.S. Thoroughbred-racing season, and attracts some of the best horses, trainers and owners from across the globe. This year, Breeders' Cup and Grey Goose Vodka will showcase a celebration of global cuisine to go along with the Thoroughbred action when hosting "A Taste of the World."

Algorithms to stand at Claiborne

Starlight Racing's undefeated Algorithms will enter stud at Claiborne Farm for 2013, according to farm representative Bernie Sams. The son of leading sire Bernardini will be syndicated and stand for a $7,500 fee.

Breeders' Cup names eight Ambassadors for inaugural program

Eight celebrity racing fans and owners are being honored as Breeders' Cup Ambassadors in the inaugural year of a program launched by the organization. The honor comes with rewards which allow the Ambassadors to enjoy horse racing all over the world, including concierge service, tickets and more. Additionally, they will serve as spokespersons for the 2012 Breeders' Cup World Championships and help promote the prestigious international event.

Cox Plate: Trainer David Hayes

Cox Plate: Trainer David Hayes

Trainer David Hayes talks about his Cox Plate weekend runners, including Morganza in the Spotless Handicap.

Cox Plate: Trainer Mark Kavanagh

Cox Plate: Trainer Mark Kavanagh

Trainer Mark Kavanagh talks about his prospects for Cox Plate weekend, including We're Gonna Rock in the Manikato Stakes.

Cox Plate: Trainer Mike Moroney

Cox Plate: Trainer Mike Moroney

Trainer Mike Moroney talks about his prospects for Cox Plate weekend, including Glass Harmonium in the Cox Plate.

Cox Plate: Trainer Paul Snowden

Cox Plate: Trainer Paul Snowden

Trainer Paul Snowden talks about his prospects for Cox Plate weekend, including Mental in the Manikato Stakes.

Study: Horse Fitness, Layups, Usage Linked

The job of school horse doesn't come with Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 hours. In fact, days off are often few and far between for these hard-working horses. But does this rigorous schedule have any impact on a horse's likelihood of injury?

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