Headlines for Thursday, October 24, 2013

  • Irish Mission

    Champion Irish Mission Targets E.P. Taylor

    After a pair of starts against males in graded stakes, Canadian classic winner Irish Mission is entered to face other top turf females in the $500,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) Oct. 27 on the Woodbine turf.

  • Joshua Tree looks to defend his title in the $1 million Pattison Canadian International Stakes on October 27.

    Joshua Tree to Defend International Title

    Joshua Tree, winner of the 2012 and 2010 editions of the $1 million Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT) and second in the 2011 running, looks to defend his title in the Oct. 27 Woodbine event against 10 other invaders.

  • Breeders' Cup Repeat Runs

    View clips of horses that have repeat wins in the Breeders' Cup. "Only the Elite Repeat"

  • Artist rendering of the planned upgrade of the clubhouse and grandstand at Suffolk Downs.

    Suffolk Releases Details of Planned Upgrades

    Suffolk Downs Oct. 24 released details of a $40 million "racing improvement plan" tied to its bid for a destination casino license. Officials held a press conference at Indian Rock Stables, a Thoroughbred breeding farm.

  • 2013 Renovations to Santa Anita Park in California just in time for Breeders' Cup

    Santa Anita Track Renovations

    Santa Anita's 15-million dollar renovation project includes renovations to the Mezzanine, Turf Terrace, and Club House. Renovations were completed just in time for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • That Handicapping Show: Fayette Stakes

    Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the Fayette Stakes at Keeneland this weekend. They will be on location from Santa Anita next week for the Breeders' Cup! Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Fayette Stakes.

  • Primetime BC Classic Highlights NBC Coverage

    The Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) will be broadcast live in primetime Nov. 2, culminating 9 1/2 hours of Breeders' Cup World Championships coverage over two days by the NBC Sports Group from Santa Anita Park.

  • Secret Circle won the 2011 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint.

    Secret Circle Aims for Da Hoss-Like Victory

    This year 2011 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint winner Secret Circle will try to win the Sprint off a single prep race in 1 1/2 years, an accomplishment that would be similar to Da Hoss in 1998 Mile (gr. I).

  • Report Shows Benefit of Aqueduct Casino

    Genting Americas has contributed more than $1.3 billion in payments to New York State and more than $200 million to the New York Racing Association and purse and breeding funds since opening Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct.

  • Record Sale Rate at Iowa Yearling Auction

    Paced by two yearlings who sold for the second-highest price in sale history, the Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association yearling sale Oct. 20 registered its highest gross since 2004.

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    Consignor Has Rooting Interest in Havana

    Champagne Stakes winner Havana, undefeated in his first two starts for Michael Tabor, John Magnier, and Derrick Smith, is one of six 2-year-olds in training sale graduates pre-entered in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

  • Breeders' Cup Repeat Runs

    As a companion to the feature in the October 26 Blood-Horse, we present video highlights of the 12 horses who have had multiple Breeders' Cup victories.