Headlines for Thursday, October 17, 2013

  • Lot 1335, an Irish-bred colt by Australia's current leading sire Fastnet Rock, sold for 180,000 guineas.

    Record Revenue for Tattersalls Book 2

    Strong demand was a consistent theme throughout Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale, which closed Oct. 17 in Newmarket with record total revenue for the third consecutive year.

  • Caulfield Cup Preview: Lizzy Jelfs

    Lizzy Jelfs, foreman for David Hayes, talks about the barn prospects for the Caulfield Cup, including Nicamorae, I Am Titanium, Olivier, and Star Fashion.

  • Newby Named V.P. of Marketing at Santa Anita

    Nate Newby, who has served in various capacities in the Santa Anita Park marketing department for more than 11 years, has been named the department's vice president, it was announced Oct. 17.

  • O'Neill Enthused with Private Zone's Workout

    Grade I winner Private Zone worked four furlongs on the Santa Anita Park main track Oct. 17 in a bullet :45 4/5 with regular rider Martin Pedroza aboard as he prepares for the $1.5 million Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint.

  • Multiple Group I Winner Novellist to Japan

    Novellist, who this summer broke the track record at Ascot by two seconds in the group I King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, has been retired and sold to stand in Japan at Teruya Yoshida's Shadai Stallion Station.

  • Najjaar won the 2013 Sycamore Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2840528077&k=NM9JPMh">Order This Photo</a>

    Najjaar Takes Down Sycamore Stakes

    Shadwell Stables' Najjaar returned to Polytrack for the first time since his 2-year-old season and handled the switch with success Oct. 17, taking an off-the-turf edition of the $100,000 Sycamore Stakes.

  • Lucky Primo won the 2012 California Cup Classic.

    Cal Cup, Sunshine Millions to Combine in 2014

    A time of year when tracks across the country are featuring their state-bred stars, California Cup, a fixture on the fall racing calendar at Santa Anita since it was established in 1990, will not be contested this season

  • The Most-Talented Classic Field Ever

    In a rare moment of social media accord, it was mostly agreed upon that the Breeders' Cup Classic fields from either 1998 or 2004 were the best.

  • THS: Empire Classic H. and Raven Run S.

    Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap the competitive Empire Classic and the stacked Raven Run stakes this weekend. Will a speed horse win the Empire Classic? Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Raven Run Stakes.

  • Caulfield Cup Preview: Lizzy Jelfs

    Lizzy Jelfs, foreman for David Hayes, talks about the barn prospects for the Caulfield Cup, including Nicamorae, I Am Titanium, Olivier, and Star Fashion.

  • Caulfield Cup Preview: Justine Hales

    Justine Hales, foreman for Chris Waller, talks about the barn prospects for the Caulfield Cup, including Boban, Red Tracer, Kelinni, and Catkins.

  • Chitoz Represented by First Winner

    Chitoz had his first winner Oct. 11 when Lets Suppoze, posted a victory in his third start in the seventh race at Remington Park.

  • Jockey Club Reports a 3.4% Decline in RMB

    The Jockey Club's 2013 Report of Mares Bred shows a decline of 3.4% in the number of mares covered by stallions in North America compared to 2012's figures. To date, 34,174 mares have been covered by 1,861 stallions.