Headlines for Sunday, November 4, 2012

  • Rhythm of Light wins the Goldikova.

    Rhythm of Light Speeds Home in Goldikova

    World traveler Rhythm of Light, coming off a group II win in Turkey, turned in an explosive stretch run to capture the $150,000 Goldikova Stakes (gr. IIT) on closing day of the fall meet at Santa Anita Park Nov. 4.

  • Light finds her Rhythm late in Goldikova

    Deal, Lowe and Silver's well-traveled Rhythm of Light was last seen landing the September 1 International Istanbul Trophy at Veliefendi Racecourse. Patiently handled by Garrett Gomez, the four-year-old daughter of Beat Hollow loped along near the rear of the field early in her U.S. debut.

  • Smith wins Bill Shoemaker Award

    Powered by victories on Royal Delta in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic and Mizdirection in the Breeders' Cup Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, Hall of Fame rider Mike Smith has won the Bill Shoemaker Award as the most outstanding jockey of the 29th Breeders' Cup World Championships, held November 2-3 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Southern California trainers re-group after Breeders' Cup

    Richard Mandella reported all was well with his Breeders' Cup trio Sunday morning and that they all had earned a bit of vacation. Beholder captured the Juvenile Fillies while stablemates Jimmy Creed ran ninth in the Sprint and Rumor filled the fifth spot in the Filly & Mare Sprint.

  • Bob Baffert

    Baffert Philosophic After Rough Breeders' Cup

    Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who had high hopes and 10 horses to run in the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships, drew a doughnut for the weekend, but still managed to smile and put a philosophical turn to things.

  • Europeans head out in three waves

    The first of three flights carrying most of the European Breeders' Cup team of two dozen horses left Santa Anita Sunday morning for LAX International Airport, according to Alastair Donald, managing director of the International Racing Bureau, the first contingent with Ireland's Coolmore team of eight runners trained by Aidan O'Brien.

  • Shanghai Bobby energetic; Awesome Feather in good shape

    Trainer Todd Pletcher left for his return trip to the East Coast early Sunday morning. Assistant trainer Mike McCarthy said that all of the Pletcher horses were fine after participating in the Breeders' Cup.

  • Baffert disappointed by BC shut-out

    Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who had high hopes and 10 horses to run in the two-day Breeders' Cup events, was an 0-fer for the weekend, but still managed to smile and put a philosophical turn to things Sunday morning at Clockers' Corner.

  • Violence survives inquiry to take Nashua

    Despite coming over twice on his opponents in Sunday's Grade 2, $200,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/nashua12.pdf">Nashua</a> at Aqueduct, Black Rock Stables' Violence crossed under the wire first and survived a stewards' inquiry to claim victory in the one-mile contest under jockey Javier Castellano.

  • Mike Smith

    Mike Smith Wins Bill Shoemaker Award

    Powered by victories on Royal Delta in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) and Mizdirection in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), Hall of Fame rider Mike Smith has won the Bill Shoemaker Award.

  • Hernandez has little time to celebrate Classic birthday

    Not many people get to celebrate their birthday with a $270,000 payday, but that's exactly what Brian Hernandez Jr. did when he guided Fort Larned to victory in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita on his 27th birthday.

  • My Happy Face wires Tempted

    Michael Dubb's My Happy Face got the head-bobbing win on Sunday in Aqueduct's Grade 3, $142,500 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/tempted12.pdf">Tempted</a> over Cue the Moon. The Rudy Rodriguez-trained daughter of Tiz Wonderful just missed by a head in the Grade 1 Frizette last out, but would not be denied a second time, completing this one-mile, fast-track in 1:36 1/5.

  • Hunter's Light, De Sousa Achieve Group I Wins

    Godolphin Racing's Hunter's Light and jockey Silvestre De Sousa notched breakthrough wins at the highest level on Nov. 4 when partnering for a victory in the Premio Roma GBI Racing (Ity-I) at Capannelle Racecourse in Rome.

  • Americain, Dunaden to Meet in Melbourne Cup

    A competitive field of 24 is set for the Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aus-I), including the event's two most recent winners, French stayers Americain and Dunaden, who will square off in Australia's greatest race Nov. 6.

  • Keeneland November Sale Preview

    Esther Marr talks with Keeneland Director of Sales Geoffrey Russell. Esther also asks Geoffrey about Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic winner Royal Delta in last year's sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.

  • Zagora
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    F-T November Sale Could Provide Fireworks

    The Fasig-Tipton November sale, which is known for its prominent cast of selected entries, will again feature several standouts, including this year's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Zagora.

  • Fasig-Tipton November Preview 2012

    Esther Marr talks with Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning about the November sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.