Game On Dude, the Classic morning-line favorite, had another strong gallop Thursday morning, heading out with trainer Bob Baffert's 7:45 a.m. (PDT) set under regular exercise rider Dana Barnes. He returned to the Baffert barn on the Santa Anita backstretch and got a treat of a couple of carrots from Barnes, who is married to Baffert's chief assistant, Jim Barnes.
Team Valor International's Animal Kingdom galloped 1 1/2 miles under exercise rider David Nava Thursday morning at Santa Anita in preparation for his scheduled start in the Mile off an eight-month layoff.
Having cleared quarantine Wednesday evening, Aidan O'Brien's powerful Breeders' Cup team took to the Santa Anita track for the first time to stretch their legs Thursday morning.
Gary Barber's Grade 3 Durham Cup winner Delegation, whom trainer Mark Casse termed as "a little wound up" earlier in the week, is settling into a routine with two days remaining before his start in the Dirt Mile.
For a horse with the name he's been given, Obviously is anything but at the 2012 Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Undefeated Grade 1 winner Shanghai Bobby, trainer Todd Pletcher's morning-line favorite for Saturday's Breeders' Cup Juvenile, got his first glimpse of picturesque Santa Anita Thursday morning after arriving on the Tex Sutton flight Wednesday.
Almudena will become the first Peruvian-bred Breeders' Cup World Championships starter in the Nov. 2 Marathon (gr. II).
Amazombie, defending champion of Saturday's Breeders' Cup Sprint, was put through what amounted to a faster-than-usual gallop on Thursday morning at Santa Anita under exercise rider Javier Meza that trainer Bill Spawr likened to the one or two days before the 2011 Sprint at Churchill Downs.
Trainer Bill Mott's champion Royal Delta galloped 1 3/8 miles on Thursday morning over the main track at Santa Anita in preparation for a title defense run in Friday's Breeders' Cup Ladies'.
Breeders Maryann and Kevin Donohue are excited to see their grade I winner Rail Trip battle in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park.
A baker's dozen of two-year-olds will vie for the spotlight at Aqueduct on Sunday afternoon as they take the next step in their careers in the Grade 2, $200,000 Nashua and the Grade 3, $150,000 Tempted for fillies.
Steve gives you his longshots for the Breeders' Cup races on Friday. read blog
Lenny Shulman reports on the news of the day, including the first track visits for the last arriving horses, including Mucho Macho Man. Sponsored by Vinery Watch Video
One day after wrapping up the 2012 Breeders' Cup, Santa Anita will offer the Grade 2, $150,000 Goldikova (formerly Las Palmas) sending a competitive field of eight distaffers one mile over the turf on closing day Sunday.
When asked about the chances of Ceiling Kitty in the $500,000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint Nov. 2, British trainer Tom Dascombe replied with a refreshing, "The truthful answer is I don't really know."
A Remington Park maintenance department employee who died as a result of injuries sustained in an accident in March was honored posthumously Nov. 1 with the White Horse Award from the Race Track Chaplaincy of America.
Lenny Shulman reports on the news of the day, including the first track visits for the last arriving horses, including Mucho Macho Man.
Jack Wolf of Starlight Racing kept a close eye on Shanghai Bobby Nov. 1 as the colt made his first trip around Santa Anita Park's oval, looking happy and alert as he strode past.
Rumor, with ties to the red-hot Claiborne Farm, will tackle heavy hitters Groupie Doll and Musical Romance in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint for trainer Richard Mandella.
Trainers Todd Pletcher and Mark Casse took issue with the Breeders' Cup decision banning the anti-bleeding medication furosemide in this year's five juvenile races during the World Thoroughbred Championships.
Having cleared quarantine, Aidan O'Brien's powerful string of Breeders' Cup contenders took to the oval with the other Europeans at Santa Anita Park for the first time to stretch their legs the morning of Nov. 1.
Racing participants and Turf writers were honored by the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters during the organization's awards banquet Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park.
Plans call for the usual 60-day summer meeting in 2013 beginning on Memorial Day. The track has not raced since 2010 and last year former owner Yavapai County Farm and Agriculture Association filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
INTERNATIONALS IN THE BREEDERS' CUP
With co-owner Derrick Smith looking on, Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien sent out Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) hopefuls St Nicholas Abbey and Treasure Beach for a gallop at Santa Anita Nov. 1.
Throw out his last race, said trainer Bill Spawr of Amazombie. The Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint favorite is ready to repeat.
After just missing out on a grade I victory in her previous start, My Happy Face will try to put smiles on her connections' faces Nov. 4 in the $150,000 Tempted Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct.
According to assistant trainer Maria Kabel, Groupie Doll is making the adjustment from her Kentucky home to her California digs just fine in advance of her run in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.
Breeders' Cup President Craig Fravel, on the Cup's return to Santa Anita. Watch Video
European correspondent Graham Cunningham lets us drop in on his Charlie Lopresti interview, while Mile favorite Wise Dan cools out in the background Nov. 1.
Breeders' Cup is well on its way in executing a strategy to enhance the World Championships experience for owners, breeders, and trainers.
Dual grade I winner is over the lung infection that kept her out of the Breeders' Cup.
Six other promising 2-year-olds will challenge Vegas No Show in the Nashua, including Bourbon Stakes runner-up Really Sharp.
To trainer Kenny McPeek, running Atigun in the $500,000 Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. II) just makes sense.
Breeders' Cup Mile favorite Wise Dan comes off the track at Santa Anita after galloping the turf course Nov. 1.
Mining My Own, dam of Mine That Bird and Dullahan, has a new home at Ben and Elaine Walden's Pauls Mill following a recent acquisition that saw Pauls Mill purchase half interest in the 11-year-old Smart Strike mare.
Trainer Bill Kaplan discusses champion sprinter Musical Romance. Watch Video
Ben Cecil, the son and nephew of English trainers, will attempt to win his first Breeders' Cup race with Reddam Racing's Second City in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I).
Breeders' Cup Mile contender and top European Excelebration returns from his first trip over the Santa Anita track Nov. 1. Watch Video
Trainer Aidan O'Brien discusses his Breeders' Cup contenders, including Excelebration in the Mile, at Santa Anita Nov. 1. Watch Video
Loch Garman scored a last-gasp victory in the Criterium International (Fr-I) Nov. 1 at Saint-Cloud, coming from near the back of the field to catch pacesetter Anna's Pearl in the final strides for a half-length win.
Breeders' Cup President Craig Fravel, on Cup's return to Santa Anita.
Trainer Bill Kaplan discusses champion sprinter Musical Romance.
BC Turf contender Trailblazer walks at Santa Anita Nov. 1.
Breeders' Cup Mile contender, top European Excelebration returns from his first trip over the Santa Anita track Nov.1.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien discusses his Breeders' Cup contenders, including Excelebration in the Mile, at Santa Anita Nov. 1.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races will race 235 days from Jan. 2 through Dec. 28 in 2013.
Potesta, the Hollywood Oaks winner who suffered a career-ending condylar fracture to her left foreleg during a workout Sept. 14, is recovering well and will be offered at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.
The Breeders' Cup is fast approaching. Join us with comments, questions, and picks. Read Transcript
Trainer Bob Baffert carries his usual quiet confidence about the chances of favored Executiveprivilege into the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park.
Pete says Ron the Greek will thrive going 10 furlongs. read blog
John Gosden walked along the surface of the Santa Anita main track. Beside him strode his main hope and one of Europe's top contenders for the Breeders' Cup World Championships, a 3-year-old filly named The Fugue. read blog
While most of Shug McGaughey's focus Nov. 3 will be on preparing Point of Entry for the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park, the Hall of Fame trainer also will be starting a talented turf runner at Aqueduct.
Many owners stand by the statement that there's nothing quite like a hard-trying, intelligent mare. But if you ask for her full attention and cooperation while she's showing signs of estrus (heat), good luck! Whether they're causing unsavory behavior in the show arena or preventing a broodmare from coming into estrus, a mare's hormones can...
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap a few choice races from the Breeders' Cup providing insight from past performances and on site impressions. The Classic will be covered in tomorrow's show. watch video
At Churchill Downs, Edwards will oversee the development and implementation of marketing, branding, and social media strategies for Churchill Downs' live racing meets.
Ever feel like your horse is in a bad mood? Well, according to a British equine behavior research team, you could be right. In fact, team members said, paying attention to all of horses' main psychological factors--temperament, moods, and emotional reactions--is key to ensuring their mental well-being and their success.
Dave Meijer is foreman for Gai Waterhouse.
Gary Fennessy, assistant trainer for David Hayes.
Flemmington trainer John Sadler talks about contenders in the Melbourne Cup.
Flemington trainer Mike Moroney discusses contenders in the Melbourne Cup.
Trainer Paul Snowden on his Melbourne Cup Carnival contenders.
Simon Zahra talks about Melbourne Cup Carnival weekend.
Lenny Shulman presents the news of the day with help from Kenny Rice of NBC Sports. Sponsored by Vinery. Watch Video
Lenny Shulman presents the news of the day with help from Kenny Rice of NBC Sports. Sponsored by Vinery.
Images from the Breeders' Cup Sprint: 1984 - 2011. View Slideshow
Trainer Mikel Delzangles talks about Caulfield Cup winner Dunaden. Watch Video
Trainer Luca Cumani talks about Quest for Peace and Mount Athos. Watch Video