Headlines for Saturday, November 3, 2012

  • Fort Larned (right) holds off Mucho Macho Man to win the Breeders' Cup Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Classic/26128658_j8xsjs#!i=2193240130&k=kC2vZxZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Fort Larned Wins Thrilling BC Classic

    Janis R. Whitham's Fort Larned led from gate to wire and held off a sustained stretch bid by Mucho Macho Man to win the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) before a crowd of 55,123 at Santa Anita Park Nov. 3.

  • Wise Dan stakes Horse of the Year claim in record-setting Mile

    Morton Fink's homebred Wise Dan stated his case for Horse of the Year by blitzing an international field in Saturday's $1,818,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/mile12.pdf">Breeders' Cup Mile</a>, and put an exclamation point on his victory by speeding in a Santa Anita course-record 1:31.78 on the firm turf. With jockey John Velazquez orchestrating an ideal passage throughout, Wise Dan powered past longtime leader Obviously in midstretch and drew off to extend his winning streak to four.

  • Bobby 'shanghais' Breeders' Cup Juvenile

    Despite some scary moments in the stretch, Shanghai Bobby lived up to his 6-5 favoritism to take Saturday's Grade 1, $1,818,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/bcjuvenile12.pdf">Breeders' Cup Juvenile</a> by a head over He's Had Enough.

  • Groupie Doll makes it five straight to take Filly & Mare Sprint

    Groupie Doll overcame a wide trip in Saturday's Grade 1, $909,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/bcf&msprint12.pdf"> Breeders' Cup Filly &amp; Mare Sprint</a> at Santa Anita to score an easy win and wrap up the Eclipse Award as champion female sprinter. The Bowman's Band filly is now five-for-five since trainer Bill &quot;Buff&quot; Bradley added blinkers for her run in the Grade 1 Madison at Keeneland in April, and finished this seven-furlong, fast-dirt event in 1:20 3/5.

  • Fort Larned battles to Classic victory

    Fort Larned rewarded his connections' faith with a scintillating victory in Saturday's Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita, holding off a game Mucho Macho Man to score by a neck on the wire.

  • Fort Larned wins the 2012 Breeders&#39; Classic.

    2012 Breeders' Cup Wrap Day 2

    Lenny Shulman recaps an exciting Saturday at the Breeders' Cup, including Fort Larned's victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic. Sponsored by Vinery.

  • 2012 Breeders' Cup Wrap Day 2

    Lenny Shulman recaps an exciting Saturday at the Breeders' Cup, including Fort Larned's victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic.

  • Little Mike scorches the Turf in 2:22 4/5

    Priscilla Vaccarezza's homebred Little Mike bounced back from a drubbing in the Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational at a boggy Belmont Park to upstage Point of Entry and defending champion St Nicholas Abbey in Saturday's $2,727,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/bcturf12.pdf"> Breeders' Cup Turf</a> in record time at Santa Anita. Widely regarded as a doubtful prospect at the 1 1/2-mile trip with a hot pace scenario on tap, the Dale Romans charge showed a new dimension by drafting behind the pacesetters, pouncing at the top of the stretch, and blazing the firm turf in 2:22.83.

  • Trinniberg tops sophomore exacta in Sprint

    Sherry Parbhoo's Trinniberg snapped a three-race losing streak and possibly clinched an Eclipse Award championship with a swift and decisive score in Saturday's $1,363,500 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/bcsprint12.pdf"> Breeders' Cup Sprint</a> at Santa Anita.

  • Wise Dan delivers in the Breeders&#39; Cup Mile.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Mile/26128708_Rzcb63#!i=2193125321&amp;k=Dg9TTVC&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Wise Dan Takes BC Mile in Course-Record Time

    Morton Fink's Wise Dan squarely put himself in the mix for a variety of championships this year with a superior course-record victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 3.

  • BC 2012 - Filly & Mare Sprint PC

    Comments from the connections of Groupie Doll after her victory in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.

  • Trinniberg and Willie Martinez come home strong to win the Breeders&#39; Cup Sprint.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Sprint/26128714_drZjpJ#!i=2193059498&amp;k=KhFN9LD&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    No Denying Trinniberg Best in BC Sprint Win

    Trinniberg, overlooked at odds of 13-1, proved his doubters wrong when he posted his first grade I victory in the $1.5 million XpressBet Breeders' Cup Sprint by three-quarters of a length Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Little Mike leads the way in the Breeders&#39; Cup Turf.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Turf/26130116_ZC6sF3#!i=2192999449&amp;k=CvcbhQf&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Little Mike Runs Big in Breeders' Cup Turf

    Arlington Million (gr. IT) winner Little Mike upset the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) and finished a tick off a 23-year-old track record to do so, holding off Point of Entry while getting 1 1/2 miles in 2:22.83

  • Mizdirection beats the boys in Turf Sprint

    Noted sports broadcaster Jim Rome, a convert to Thoroughbred racing in recent years and operator of Jungle Racing stable, celebrated his biggest win as an owner Saturday when Mizdirection, a filly he owns in partnership with Strauss, Grohs, Beljak and KMN Racing, turned in a spectacular stretch run to win the $909,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/bcturfsprint12.pdf"> Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint</a> at Santa Anita.

  • Shanghai Bobby takes the Breeders&#39; Cup Juvenile over He&#39;s Had Enough.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Juvenile/26130125_Wz4K8f#!i=2192931157&amp;k=6t8zGtN&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Gutty Shanghai Bobby Wraps Up Juvenile Honors

    Undefeated Shanghai Bobby wrapped up an Eclipse Award Nov. 3 with a gutty head victory over 19-1 outsider He's Had Enough in the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Brushed by a Star denies Joyful Victory in Chilukki

    Team Forster's Brushed by a Star outdueled Joyful Victory by a head in Saturday's Grade 2, $168,900 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/chilukki12.pdf">Chilukki Stakes</a> at Churchill Downs. Under a Corey Lanerie drive, the Grant Forster filly ranged up in midstretch and proved just the stronger. Her second graded stakes victory will serve as a nifty catalog update for Monday's Fasig-Tipton November Sale, where she is listed as Hip No. 29.

  • Mizdirection fights off Unbridled&#39;s Note to win the Breeders&#39; Cup Turf Sprint.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Turf-Sprint/26130142_BL5TMr#!i=2192867259&amp;k=bLF9NcM&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Mizdirection Takes Turf Sprint Over the Boys

    Mizdirection provided a rumble in The Jungle at Santa Anita Nov. 3, taking the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) with a thrilling stretch drive in near-record time.

  • Tapizar shows fondness for Santa Anita in Dirt Mile

    A return to Santa Anita revived the fortunes of Winchell Thoroughbreds' homebred Tapizar in Saturday's $909,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/bcdirtmile12.pdf"> Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile</a>. A previous winner over the track in the 2011 Grade 3 Sham and Grade 2 San Fernando this past January, the Tapit colt turned in a dominating performance under Corey Nakatani at odds of 15-1.

  • George Vancouver navigates winning trip in Juvenile Turf

    Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier and Derrick Smith's George Vancouver showed a turn of foot worthy of his freshman sire, Henrythenavigator, to score handily in Saturday's $909,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/juvturf12.pdf">Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf</a>. By beating the Chad Brown duo of Noble Tune and Balance the Books, the Irish shipper gave his Coolmore connections, and trainer Aidan O'Brien and jockey Ryan Moore, their second straight win in this race, following Wrote a year ago at Churchill Downs.

  • Tapizar stands out from the pack in the Dirt Mile.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Dirt-Mile/26285112_VMS3Hd#!i=2192791575&amp;k=H73CWvt&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Tapizar an Overpowering BC Dirt Mile Victor

    Tapizar, returning to the scene of his only graded stakes wins for trainer Steve Asmussen, took the lead in upper stretch and drew away for a handy win in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 3.

  • Boisterous repeats in the Red Smith at Aqueduct.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2192805385&amp;k=5GbZ67z&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Boisterous Repeats in Red Smith Handicap

    For the second year in a row, Boisterous registered back-to-back graded stakes wins on turf in the Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park and the Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIT) at Aqueduct.

  • Royal Delta after the Ladies&#39; Classic.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Ladies-Classic/26130180_8NMncD#!i=2191509719&amp;k=NCvP8h7&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Mott: Royal Delta G-R-E-A-T After Victory

    Trainer Bill Mott could not contain his excitement the morning after champion Royal Delta's gate-to-wire victory in the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, saying the filly was G-R-E-A-T.

  • Groupie Doll blows them away in the Breeders&#39; Cup Filly &amp; Mare Sprint.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Filly-Mare-Sprint/26130154_jMQwM9#!i=2192722587&amp;k=pgvpGJT&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Groupie Doll Cruises in Filly & Mare Sprint

    Groupie Doll continued her domination of the female sprint division Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park, inhaling her rivals on the turn to take the $1 million Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) under a hand ride from jockey Rajiv Maragh.

  • Boisterous retains Red Smith crown

    Phipps Stable's homebred Boisterous successfully defended his title in Saturday's Grade 2, $200,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/redsmith12.pdf">Red Smith Handicap</a> at Aqueduct. Rating in third under Edgar Prado for more than a mile, Boisterous eased into the lead at the top of the stretch and drew off to win by a comfortable three lengths. The final time for 1 3/8 miles over yielding turf was 2:19 1/5. An overwhelming 1-5 favorite, Boisterous returned $2.70, $2.20 and $2.10.

  • George Vancouver sweeps to victory in the Breeders&#39; Cup Juvenile Turf.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Juvenile-Turf/26130158_gHJcdg#!i=2192652198&amp;k=V2b72DJ&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    George Vancouver Kicks to Take Juvenile Turf

    Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien won his first Breeders' Cup World Championships race of the weekend when George Vancouver made a great kick in midstretch to take the $1 million Juvenile Turf by 1 1/4 lengths.

  • Breeders' Cup Friday winners doing well

    Trainer Bill Mott spelled out how Royal Delta was doing Saturday, the morning after her gate-to-wire victory in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic. It was the four-year-old filly's second consecutive win in the race and Mott's third straight and fifth overall.

  • Calidoscopio outstays an international field in Marathon

    If there is any crying occurring in Argentina, it's tears of joy following Calidoscopio's upset victory Friday in the $454,500 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/bcmarathon12.pdf"> Breeders' Cup Marathon</a> at Santa Anita.

  • AHC Hires New Director of Health and Regulatory Affairs.

    Adam Choate has recently joined the American Horse Council (AHC) staff as the&nbsp;director of health and regulatory affairs.&nbsp;His responsibilities will include equine health issues, welfare issues, and state, federal and international requirements regarding the movement of horses. He will be the principal AHC contact to the USDA.

  • BC 2012 - Ladies' PC Questing

    Dr. C. Wayne Mcllwraith gives an update on the condition of Questing after the 2012 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic Press Conference.

  • Royal Delta runs away from them in the Ladies&#39; Classic.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Ladies-Classic/26130180_8NMncD#!i=2191451363&amp;k=npTjgkm&amp;lb=1&amp;s=A7&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    No Catching Royal Delta in BC Ladies' Classic

    Besilu Stables' Royal Delta took control after an early scramble for the lead and never looked back en route to a strong victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2.