Headlines for Wednesday, October 23, 2013

  • Fasig Tipton October Sale 2013 Wrap-Up

    Esther Marr recaps the Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale, including comments from Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency

  • Wishing Gate won the San Clemente Handicap by 1 3/4 lengths on July 21.

    Wishing Gate Heads Full Field in Autumn Miss

    Wishing Gate, second in the Del Mar Oaks (gr. I) this summer, heads a well-matched field of 11 sophomore fillies in the $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes (gr. IIIT) at one mile on turf Oct. 26 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Record Revenue for Part 1 of Arqana Sale

    Arqana posted record revenue Oct. 23 for part 1 of its October yearling sale, which closed three days of lively trade in Deauville that further underscored the vibrancy of the European yearling market.

  • Nine 2012 Winners Return for Breeders' Cup

    The best of the best will be on display at Santa Anita Park Nov. 1-2, with the leading trainers in the United States and Europe pre-entering a star-studded array of talent for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

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    Capo Bastone Likely for Turf Sprint

    Although he enters this year's Breeders' Cup off a victory in one of North America's top dirt sprint races, the connections of Capo Bastone are leaning toward a start in the Geico Turf Sprint (gr. I).

  • Churchill to Add Jackpot-Type Wager

    Churchill Downs will debut a 50-cent "Single 6 Jackpot," a multi-race wager with a big-payout dynamic, when racing returns to the Louisville racetrack for its 25-day fall meet Oct. 27.

  • Sycamore Stakes Loses Grade for 2013

    After reviewing the Sycamore Stakes contested Oct. 17 at Keeneland, the American Graded Stakes Committee has decided not to reinstate the grade III status of the scheduled turf race that was moved to main track.

  • St Nicholas Abbey

    St Nicholas Abbey Dealt Setback in Recovery

    Coolmore Stud's St Nicholas Abbey has been dealt a setback in his recovery from an injury sustained in July as the 6-year-old horse has "developed mild laminitic changes in the left fore," according to a Twitter post.

  • Willcox Inn faces 8 in the Hagyard Fayette Stakes.

    New Millionaire Willcox Inn to Target Fayette

    New millionaire Willcox Inn will try to score a victory in his second start at the current Keeneland fall meet when he faces an expected field of eight other starters in the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette Stakes (gr. II) Oct. 26.

  • Game On Dude, one of two horses entered by Baffert in the Classic.

    Big Three Trainers Dominate Classic Field

    Bob Baffert, Todd Pletcher, and Bill Mott each will saddle two horses in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park, with Baffert sending out likely favorite Game On Dude.

  • Centring (right) has placed in three grade I races this year in New York.

    Turnback the Alarm: Centring Seeks Graded Win

    Centring, grade I-placed in three New York events this season for trainer Tom Albertrani, looks to break through with a class drop in the $200,000 Turnback the Alarm Handicap (gr. IIIT) Oct. 26 at Belmont Park.

  • Prospective

    Prospective to Stand at Ocala Stud

    Prospective, Malibu Moon's grade II-winning earner of $719,130, has been retired from racing and will stand at J. Michael O'Farrell Jr.'s Ocala Stud in Florida for the 2014 breeding season.

  • 2013 Report of Thoroughbred Mares Bred

    The 2013 Report of Thoroughbred Mares Bred from The Blood-Horse is based on the Report of Mares Bred from The Jockey Club. The chart lists alphabetically all the stallions that bred at least one mare.

  • Fasig-Tipton Oct: A Smart Strike

    John Sikura discusses his Smart Strike filly, who brought $800,000 on October 23 at the Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale.

  • Calder to Continue Simulcasts to Gulfstream

    Racing will resume in the Miami area Oct. 25, with Calder Casino & Race Course saying it will keep sending its live and imported signals to Gulfstream Park rather than joining Gulfstream in a cross-town simulcast blackout.

  • Hip 760, a Smart Strike filly, was purchased for $800,000 on October 23.

    Smart Strike Filly New F-T Sale Topper

    A Smart Strike filly consigned by Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency was purchased by Torrealba Holdings for $800,000 to become the new sale topper at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale.