Headlines for Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • 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 Mark Kavanagh

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

  • CARMA to Benefit From BC Poker Tournament

    The California Retirement Management Account has been selected as the beneficiary of the 2012 Deepstacks Poker Tour Breeders' Cup Celebrity Invitational to be held Oct. 30 at Commerce Casino, the Breeders' Cup announced.

  • 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.

  • Handicapping Insights

    <i><b><font face="Arial" size="4">HANDICAPPING INSIGHTS</font></b></i>

  • Musical Romance

    Breeders' Cup Works Heat Up at Santa Anita

    Fans at Santa Anita's Clockers' Corner had plenty of action on the morning of Oct. 25 as 10 horses pointing to the Breeders' Cup breezed. At Calder, defending Filly & Mare Sprint winner Musical Romance worked five furlongs.

  • Animal Kingdom, Churchill contingent plan BC works

    Champion Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby, is one of five horses pre-entered in next week's Breeders' Cup scheduled to work on the turf Friday morning at Keeneland.

  • Churchill Downs kicks off fall meet with Iroquois, Pocahontas

    Churchill Downs' 21-day meet begins Sunday with the first of two &quot;Stars of Tomorrow&quot; programs devoted exclusively to races for two-year-olds, including the Grade 2 $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/pocahontas12">Pocahontas Stakes</a> for fillies and the Grade 3, $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/iroquois12">Iroquois Stakes</a>. Both stakes will be held at a one-turn mile.

  • Crysta&#39;s Court won the Victoria Queen for Canadian-bred fillies on Sept. 29.

    10 Juvenile Fillies to Try Princess Elizabeth

    Ten 2-year-old Canadian-foaled fillies will try to burnish their credentials in the $250,000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes Oct. 28 at Woodbine, an important steppingstone to next year's north-of-the-border classics.

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    Repole's Overanalyze to Start in Iroquois

    With owner Mike Repole choosing not to start horses in this year's Breeders' Cup on Nov. 2 and 3 at Santa Anita Park, the New York-based owner will ship talented juvenile Overanalyze to Churchill Downs for the Iroquois.

  • Experienced Danalake Set for Pocahontas

    Trained by Todd Pletcher for Sheldon Nitenson, 2-year-old filly Danalake finished first or second in her four starts at Delaware and now will ship to Churchill Downs for the Pocahontas Stakes.

  • '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 &quot;A Taste of the World.&quot;

  • Kingsbarns Favorite in Racing Post Trophy

    Aidan O'Brien has the favorite for the Racing Post Trophy (Eng-I) in the visually impressive debut winner Kingsbarns, who takes a huge step up in class in Great Britain's final group I race for the year Oct. 27 at Doncaster.

  • 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.

  • Breeders' Cup Feature

    <i><b><font face="Arial" size="4">BREEDERS' CUP FEATURE </font> </b></i>

  • Second Salix Error Prompts Added Review

    Kentucky Horse Racing Commission veterinarians have had a couple of mistakes as they work to carry out a new policy in which they apply race-day Salix, as opposed to private veterinarians.

  • 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

    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

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

  • Cox Plate: Trainer Paul Snowden

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

  • Cox Plate: Trainer Peter Moody

    Trainer Peter Moody talks about his runners for Cox Plate weekend, including Ready To Rip in Manikato.

  • Okawango Dies in Paddock Accident

    By Kingmambo, Okawango is the sire of 124 winners and his runners have earned $7,168,149 as reported through Oct. 25. One of his top runners is Steele Tango, a group III winner in England.

  • Study: Horse Fitness, Layups, Usage Linked

    The job of school horse doesn&#39;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&#39;s likelihood of injury?