Headlines for Monday, October 28, 2013

  • Breeders' Cup: Bob Baffert, Game On Dude, Paynter

    Hall of Fame trainer talks about Paynter and Game On Dude after their Oct. 28 works at Santa Anita. Claire asks Bob Baffert if Game On Dude is a different horse from last year, listen to his answer.

  • Aidan O'Brien

    Haskin's Classic Report: Is it Their Time?

    Bob Baffert, Todd Pletcher, Aidan O'Brien and Kathy Ritvo are on a mission: get rid of that agonizing, heartbreaking second-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Classic that is hanging over their heads and win this thing already

  • Guillot Apologizes to Lukas, Who Accepts

    Trainer Eric Guillot officially apologized to fellow conditioner D. Wayne Lukas for triggering an investigation into his allegations jockey Luis Saez used an electrical device on Will Take Charge in the Travers Stakes.

  • Malibu Moon's 2014 Fee Set at $95,000

    B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farms announced its 2014 stud fees for 21 stallions both Kentucky-based and regional, led again by leading sire Malibu Moon whose fee jumped from $70,000 to $95,000 stands and nurses.

  • Pool Play

    Hard-Knockers Line Up for BC Marathon

    Argentinian-bred Ever Rider, looking to follow the path taken by Calidoscopio, heads a field of 10 along with millionaire Pool Play in the $500,000 Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. II) on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Private Zone won the 2013 Vosburgh.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2796376707&k=JfBdZdW">Order This Photo</a>

    Private Zone Targets Breeders' Cup Sprint

    While several top finishers from last year's Xpresset Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) return to this year's edition, a hot Southern California-based blazer not from that group figures in Private Zone.

  • 2012 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint winner Mizdirection drew the 12 hole this time around.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Turf-Sprint/26130142_BL5TMr#!i=2192868162&k=MDWxQzc">Order This Photo</a>

    Mizdirection Outside for Turf Sprint Defense

    Despite the 2012 winner, Mizdirection, returning to try for a double, a full field of 14 entered the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) Nov. 2. Mizdirection, who won last year from post 11, drew the 12 hole this time around.

  • Last year's Filly and Mare Sprint winner Groupie Doll will try for a repeat performance in 2013.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Filly-Mare-Sprint/26130154_jMQwM9#!i=2194243003&k=9cR6mJQ">Order This Ph

    Groupie Doll Returns to Defend Sprint Title

    One of the feel-good stories of the 2012 World Championships, Groupie Doll returns to defend her title in the Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) off a 2013 season in some ways different and in other ways similar to 2012.

  • 2012 Breeders' Cup Turf winner Little Mike is back to try again.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Turf/26130116_ZC6sF3#!i=2194159033&k=zwgxjfH">Order This Photo</a>

    Little Mike Among American Chances in Turf

    Little Mike, back on the beam after a slow start to the 2013 campaign, is set to defend his title against a solid field of domestic and foreign entrants in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 2.

  • Bond Holder won the 2013 FrontRunner Stakes.

    Bond Holder Draws Well in 14-Horse Juvenile

    Reddam Racing's Bond Holder, trained by Doug O'Neill, has a strong foundation with five previous races, including a victory in the grade I FrontRunner Stakes at Santa Anita Park in his last start Sept. 29.

  • Bobby's Kitten won the Pilgrim Stakes Oct. 6 by 6 1/4 lengths.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2815276212&k=zCg6mtK">Order This Photo</a>

    Bobby's Kitten 5-2 in Juvenile Turf

    Bobby's Kitten, Ken and Sarah Ramsey's homebred son of Kitten's Joy, was made the 5-2 morning line favorite after drawing post 5 for the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT).

  • Breeders' Cup News Minute: 10/28/2013

    Steve talks about the horses who have worked today, including Game On Dude, Paynter, and Flashback. We learn news of Graydar being out of the Dirt Mile and when international horses are arriving at the track.

  • GEICO New Title Sponsor of BC Turf Sprint

    Though its name already had appeared in recent days along with the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), GEICO and Breeders' Cup Oct. 28 officially announced a marketing partnership for this year's World Championships.

  • Alphabet Soup, Touch Gold Return to Adena

    Alphabet Soup and Touch Gold have both returned to Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm near Paris, Ky., where they will stand in 2014. Both stallions had stood the last three breeding seasons at McMahon of Saratoga.

  • Breeders' Cup News Minute - 10/28/2013 - Day 2

    Steve Haskin gives today's update at the Breeders' Cup. Steve talks about the horses who have worked today, including Game On Dude, Paynter, and Flashback. We learn news of Graydar being out of the Dirt Mile, when international horses are arriving at the track, and that Ron the Greek was placed in Seabiscuit's old stall.

  • Caracortado won the 2012 Daytona Stakes.

    Caracortado Has Traveled Difficult Path

    Caracortado has overcome a lot during his career, including a cut in his face as a foal that required 30 stitches and missing 20 months due to an injury to make it to the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT).

  • HRRN Plans 20 Hours of Breeders' Cup Coverage

    Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, announced Monday more than 20 hours of on-site Breeders' Cup coverage from Santa Anita Park beginning Tuesday, Oct. 29.

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  • Graydar won the 2013 Kelso Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2797010812&k=swcTMGF">Order This Photo</a>

    Graydar to Miss Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

    Donn Handicap (gr. I) winner Graydar will be forced to miss the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park after a quarter crack in his left front hoof was discovered Monday morning.

  • Longshot Delivers Trainer Reed Win 1,000

    Kentucky-based trainer Eric Reed secured the 1,000th victory of his career Sunday, Oct. 27 when Itsyesornoihavtogo scored an upset victory in the first race at Hawthorne Race Course.

  • Fort Larned won the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Classic/26128658_j8xsjs#!i=2325558744&k=khNd7p5">Order This Photo</a>

    Fort Larned Works Five Furlongs at Churchill

    Janis Whitham's Fort Larned completed serious preparation for this week's bid for consecutive victories in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park with a five-furlong workout Oct. 28 at Churchill Downs.