Headlines for Monday, October 29, 2012

  • Champions line up for 29th Breeders' Cup

    Thoroughbred racing's most prestigious global event, the Breeders' Cup consists of 15 races worth a total of more than $25 million and hosted by Santa Anita for the sixth time with six races on Friday and nine on Saturday to be televised on NBC Sports Network and NBC. For the first time, the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic will be televised live and in primetime on NBC from 8-9 p.m. (ET).

  • Groupie Doll at Santa Anita 10/29/2012.
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    Groupie Doll Highlights F&M Sprint Field

    While Groupie Doll's stellar 2012 record puts her in a different league than many of her competitors in the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I), the favorite will still have to face five other grade I winners.

  • Wise Dan

    Wise Dan's Travel Plans Delayed

    Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) favorite Wise Dan will have his travel plans from Lexington to Santa Anita Park delayed a day, trainer Charlie Lopresti said Oct. 29.

  • Marketing Mix

    F&M Turf: Marketing Mix Defends at Home

    Marketing Mix, easy winner of the Sept. 29 Rodeo Drive Handicap at Santa Anita Park, hopes to hold the home track advantage against a European invasion in the $2 million Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT) over the same course.

  • Dullahan, Little Mike both opt for Turf

    Trainer Dale Romans has confirmed that Grade 1 Pacific Classic winner Dullahan and Grade 1 Arlington Million winner Little Mike will both start in the Turf. Dullahan had been pre-entered for the Classic, while Little Mike had been considered for the Mile.

  • Wise Dan

    BC Mile: Wise Dan Must Run 'Race of His Life'

    Morton Fink's homebred Wise Dan drew post 2 and was installed as the 9-5 favorite Oct. 29 for the $2 milion Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2, but must run the race of a lifetime to get the job done.

  • Groupie Doll blitzes three furlongs at Santa Anita

    Groupie Doll blasted three furlongs in :34 2/5 Monday morning at Santa Anita with regular exercise rider Jada Schlenk aboard in preparation for Saturday's Filly & Mare Sprint. The work was the co-fastest of 19 at the distance.

  • Last year's Breeders' Cup Turf winner, St Nicholas Abbey, is back again in 2012.

    St Nicholas Abbey, Point of Entry Head Turf

    Pit last year's European-based Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner against New York's finest coming off five consecutive victories, and the Turf might look like a two-horse race between St Nicholas Abbey and Point of Entry.

  • WinStar Cancels Preview Show

    Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm canceled the Oct. 31 preview show that was to be held at the Versailles, Ky. operation for its annual horses in training that will be sold at the upcoming Keeneland November mixed sale.

  • Turfway Park

    Turfway Cuts Some Stakes to Increase Purses

    Turfway Park, which has again cut racing dates in the hope of increasing overnight purses when it reopens in late November, will offer a slimmed down stakes schedule for its holiday and winter/spring meets.

  • BC participants running for racehorse adoption program

    Some of horse racing's biggest stars are stepping up to the plate to support New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program by pledging a percentage of their purse earnings from the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Point of Entry at Breeders' Cup

    Breeders' Cup Turf contender Point of Entry settles in at Santa Anita after arriving for Breeders' Cup Oct. 29.

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    Flight Carrying BC Horses Able to Leave NY

    A flight carrying a contingent of Breeders' Cup horses from New York to California was rescheduled to 1 a.m. EDT Oct. 29 and was able to take off as Hurricane Sandy approached the Northeast, Breeders' Cup officials said.

  • Breeders' Cup Horsemen Back New Vocations

    For the fourth consecutive year, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is working with trainers and owners of Breeders' Cup contenders to pledge a percentage of their earnings to support New Vocations.

  • Nathaniel Retired, to be Syndicated

    Nathaniel, the emphatic winner of last year's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I) and this year's Eclipse Stakes (Eng-I), has been retired and is to be syndicated at stud.

  • East Coast Horse Owners Brace for Hurricane Sandy

    Horse owners along the East Coast are bracing for a superstorm that the National Weather Service expects to deliver high winds, heavy rains, and storm surge flooding to states from Maryland to New York and beyond.