Headlines for Wednesday, October 2, 2013

  • And They're Off: Oktoberfest Edition

    Lenny and Steve discuss Princess of Sylmar, Ron the Greek, Mucho Macho Man, and the Breeders' Cup Classic, and more. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • Trinniberg tries to get back to the Winner's Circle in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship.
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    Trinniberg Faces Vital Test at Santa Anita

    Winless in three starts this season, champion Trinniberg returns to the track where he won last year's Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), against a strong field in the $250,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship (gr. I).

  • Solitary Ranger won the Arlington-Washington Futurity by 5 1/2 lengths on Sept. 7.

    'Ranger' Tops Deep Dixiana Breeders' Futurity

    Solitary Ranger, who broke his maiden by 5 1/2 lengths when winning the Sept. 7 Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III), headlines a field of 14, plus two also-eligibles for the $400,000 Dixiana Breeders' Futurity (gr. I).

  • Raven's Pass Filly Tops Goffs Orby Opener

    Shadwell Estate Co. bought a Raven's Pass filly for 520,000 Euros (US$706,454), the highest price at the opening of session of Goffs Orby yearling sale Oct. 2 at Kildare Paddocks in County Kildare, Ireland.

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    Power Broker Favored in Jammed Indiana Derby

    It's not unusual for trainer Bob Baffert to spread his talented 3-year-olds across the country, but he'll be trying something new with morning line favorite Power Broker in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II) Oct. 5.

  • Cross Traffic
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    Cross Traffic Injured, Will Miss BC Classic

    GoldMark Farm's Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I) winner Cross Traffic sustained a minor shin injury at the start of the Sept. 28 Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) and will not run in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • Fiftyshadesofhay won the 2013 Santa Ysabel.

    Indiana New Ground for Fiftyshadesofhay

    Graded stakes winners Fiftyshadesofhay, Seaneen Girl, and Pure Fun head the field of mostly new faces at Indiana Downs for the $200,000 Indiana Oaks (gr. II) Oct. 5.

  • Wise Dan has the outside post for the Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes.

    Wise Dan Heads Shadwell Turf Mile Lineup

    Morton Fink's Horse of the Year Wise Dan makes his final start before the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 5 at Keeneland, defending his title in the $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (gr. IT).

  • CEM Screening Techniques Tested

    Researchers have confirmed the importance of including exposed mares when conducting surveillance for contagious equine metritis (CEM) in the recent South African outbreak, along with specific stallion sampling and screening methods in that country for the venereal disease.