Headlines for Sunday, October 7, 2012

  • Hallowed Dreams Produces QH Futurity Winner

    Hallowed Dreams, who made a name for herself in 2000 when she won her first 16 races to equal a modern-day record for consecutive wins held at the time by Citation and Cigar, has produced a major Quarter Horse winner.

  • Rumor has it in L.A. Woman

    Sunday's $98,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/lawoman12.pdf">L.A. Woman Stakes</a> at Santa Anita was supposed to be a launching pad to the Breeders' Cup Filly &amp; Mare Sprint for the unbeaten Winding Way, but instead it was Ramona Bass, Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Rumor who might have punched her ticket to the big dance.

  • Balance the Books picks off 11 in Bourbon

    Balance the Books broke last and picked off all 11 horses on his way to glory in the eventful Grade 3, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/bourbon12.pdf">Bourbon</a> at Keeneland on Sunday. The son of Lemon Drop Kid went off as the heavy 4-5 favorite and managed to overcome being bumped in the stretch to pay $3.80, $2.80 and $2.40 to his backers.

  • In Lingerie struts her stuff in Spinster

    Gary Barber and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' In Lingerie proved best on Sunday when taking on nine rivals in the Grade 1, $500,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/spinster12.pdf">Spinster</a> at Keeneland. The Todd Pletcher pupil saved ground along the rail while biding her time just behind the front-running Juanita on the backstretch before putting in her winning move in the stretch to be two lengths clear of Mystical Star on the wire.

  • River Seven survives objection, breaks maiden in Grey

    The Nick Gonzalez trainee tracked the front-running Five Iron through fractions of :24 2/5, :48 4/5 and 1:12 3/5, then drove to the front beneath Eurico Da Silva in the stretch. Tesseron made a big move on the turn and loomed boldly, but could not get past River Seven, who was three-quarters of a length on top while finishing 1 1/16 Polytrack miles in 1:43 4/5.

  • Always Kitten won the Happy Ticket Stakes on Sept 8.

    Always Kitten Heads Jessamine Field

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's homebred Always Kitten, winner of the Happy Ticket Stakes at a mile at Louisiana Downs in her most recent start, headlines a field of 13 entered for the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (gr. IIIT).

  • Acclamation

    Acclamation to Miss Breeders' Cup With Injury

    Trainer Don Warren confirmed speculation that Acclamation, the 2011 Eclipse Award winner as outstanding older male, would not make the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2 and 3.

  • Dullahan still pointing to BC; Shanghai Bobby's plans pending

    Favored Dullahan's distaste for the less-than-firm going in Saturday's Jamaica Handicap proved to be his undoing as he came home fifth in his attempt to add a Grade 1 on the turf to his trio of Grade 1 victories over synthetic surfaces, trainer Dale Romans said Sunday morning.

  • Molly Malone Charges Home in Prix du Cadran

    Molly Malone, always in striking position for jockey Umberto Rispoli, closed with a rush to win the marathon Qatar Prix du Cadran (Fr-I) to conclude the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe program at Longchamp Oct. 7.

  • Gordon Lord Byron Pens Prix de Foret Triumph

    Gordon Lord Byron registered his first group victory when he swept to the lead deep in the straight for William Buick and held on well in the Qatar Prix de la Foret (Fr-I) over heavy turf at Longchamp Oct. 7.

  • Groupie Doll and Rajiv Maragh after winning the Thoroughbred Club of America.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2132898611&amp;k=wrPtZ53&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Groupie Doll Ready for Breeders' Cup

    Buff Bradley, the co-owner, co-breeder, and trainer of Groupie Doll, had a minor scare Saturday afternoon after the filly's dominating victory under Rajiv Maragh in the Thoroughbred Club of America.

  • Trainer Charles Lopresti

    Lopresti Looking Hard at Breeders' Cup Mile

    With Saturday's $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland now in his rearview mirror, trainer Charles Lopresti can look ahead to the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita for stable star Wise Dan.

  • Solemia catches Orfevre to win the Qatar Prix de l&#39;Arc de Triomphe.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2133918968&amp;k=gpj7Wf9&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Flying Solemia Catches Orfevre for Arc Upset

    Filly Solemia caught favorite Orfevre in the final couple of strides to produce a major upset in the $5.2 million Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) at Longchamp Oct. 7.

  • Wizz Kid comes on late to win the Qatar Prix de l&#39;Abbaye de Lonchamp.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2133860711&amp;k=pvH84mv&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Wizz Kid Stops Mayson in Prix de l'Abbaye

    Wizz Kid came with a storming late run to win the Qatar Prix de l'Abbaye de Lonchamp (Fr-I) on Oct. 7, denying favorite Mayson in the opening Thoroughbred race on the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) card.

  • Understanding Equine Vision

    Editor&#39;s Note: This article is part of TheHorse.com&#39;s ongoing coverage of topics presented at the 2012 American Association of Equine Practitioners&#39; Focus on Ophthalmology conference, held Sept. 6-8 in Raleigh, N.C.