Articles posted October 30, 2012

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Breeders' Cup News Minute 10/30/2012

Breeders' Cup News Minute 10/30/2012

Steve Haskin reports the news of the day including the horses still to arrive, Royal Delta's superficial cut, works for Nonios and Beholder, and news of the European horses. Sponsored by Vinery.

Mott loaded in Classic; Nonios works a bullet

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott said all three of his Breeders' Cup Classic horses -- Flat Out, To Honor and Serve, and Ron the Greek -- traveled well from the East Coast Monday and went to the track for light exercise Tuesday morning.

The Horse Launches Redesigned Website

The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care has launched a redesigned website, TheHorse.com. Based on feedback from users, the new website offers a cleaner, more efficient user experience.

Final European contingent arrives at Santa Anita

The final shipment of European runners for this year's Breeders' Cup arrived late Monday night at the quarantine barn at Santa Anita. Aidan O'Brien's party of nine runners, including St Nicholas Abbey (Turf) and Excelebration (Mile), touched down in California shortly after 8 p.m. (PDT), and having cleared customs were safely bedded down by 11 p.m.

Coolmore buys half of Shanghai Bobby

Starlight Racing has sold a 50 percent interest in Shanghai Bobby, the 2-1 morning line favorite in Saturday's Breeders' Cup Juvenile, to the Coolmore connections of Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the unbeaten two-year-old is considered an early favorite for next year's Kentucky Derby.

Sandy Forces Few Immediate Equine Evacuations

Superstorm Sandy, whose winds tore up the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., and flooded the New York subway system, seems to have immediately displaced more humans than horses. But the storm's actual impact on horse owners might not be realized for days, some emergency responders say.

The Horse Launches Redesigned Website

The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care has launched a redesigned website, TheHorse.com. Based on feedback from users, the new website offers a cleaner, more efficient user experience by prominently displaying popular content and organizing topics in an easy-to-use format.

Aikenite retired due to ankle injury

Dogwood Stable's Aikenite -- a multiple Grade 2-winning earner of $875,385 -- has been retired after re-injuring an ankle while prepping for his final appearance in Saturday's Grade 3 Ack Ack Stakes at Churchill Downs, according to Cot Campbell, Dogwood Stable president.

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