Headlines for Wednesday, October 30, 2013

  • 30 in 30: Zenyatta Was Poetry in Motion

    Jerry and Ann Moss' Zenyatta electrified the house at Santa Anita Park with her last-to-first thundering move to win the 2009 Breeders' Cup Classic, setting off an emotional display rarely seen at sporting events.

  • That Handicapping Show: The Breeders' Cup Part I

    In Part I of That Handicapping Show for the Breeders' Cup, Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak look at the Turf Sprint, the Filly and Mare Sprint, and the Distaff. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Breeders' Cup Distaff.

  • Wilshire Boulevard <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Breeders-Cup/32986083_QMHXWK#!i=2874006843&k=kQFKJMN">Order This Photo</a>

    O'Brien Pair Poised in Juvenile Turf

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien and the Coolmore contingent has won the last two Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) contests. They are poised for a three-peat with Irish-based imports Giovanni Boldini and Wilshire Boulevard.

  • Bahamian Squall<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Breeders-Cup/32986083_QMHXWK#!i=2872143890&k=Fnq8cn6">Order This Photo</a>

    Fawkes Sees Positives for Bahamian Squall

    South Florida-based trainer David Fawkes hopes for some racing luck when he saddles Bahamian Squall in the $1.5 million Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Breeders' Cup Hoping Fields Fuel Wagering

    When the overnight sheets for Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita Park were released, Breeders' Cup officials couldn't help but be satisfied. And they're hoping it means strong pari-mutuel wagering on this year's World Championships.

  • Justin Phillip Brings Experience to Sprint

    In the often wild Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), trainer Steve Asmussen believes experience could prove a valuable commodity for his talented starter Justin Phillip Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Beholder at Santa Anita<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/keyword/beholder#!i=2866101154&k=5NwKpCm">Order This Photo</a>

    Stellar Team Behind Beholder's Success

    Beholder not only brings her stellar record into the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), she has a first-class team behind her. It begins with her Hall of Fame trainer, Richard Mandella, and extends to the rest of his barn.

  • Emcee won the 2012 Forego. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2061176950&k=jVr324C">Order This Photo</a>

    Top Sprinter Emcee to Stand at Sequel NY

    Darley has announced that Godolphin's grade I-winning homebred Emcee has been retired and will enter stud in 2014 at Becky Thomas' Sequel Stallions in New York near Hudson, while Girolamo will relocate to its Jonabell Farm.

  • No Jet Lag<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Breeders-Cup/32986083_QMHXWK#!i=2871191919&k=WVJZgQz">Order This Photo</a>

    No Jet Lag on the Improve, Dangerous in Mile

    The Oct. 5 City of Hope Stakes was meant as a trial run for No Jet Lag to see if he belonged in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT). He aced that test when he finished in 1:31.84, just off the record set last year by Wise Dan.

  • AAEP On Call Vets to Support 2013 Breeders' Cup Races

    Equine veterinarians representing the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) On Call program will assist NBC Sports with horse health information during the Nov. 1–2 Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Santa Anita Park, in Arcadia, Calif.

  • What are Third Trochanter Fractures in Horses?

    Ever heard of the horse's third trochanter? It's a part of a bone, and guess what: It can break. While not common, third trochanter fractures can cause almost instant, severe hind limb lameness that can be difficult to diagnose. But the news isn't all bad: French researchers say these fractures probably won’t end a horse's athletic c...

  • And They're Off: Breeders' Cup Edition 2013

    Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman comment on post position draws and predict the finish of several favorites in their races. The duo discuss the primetime television presentation of the Breeders' Cup and of course give their picks. Who does Steve pick to win the Breeders' Cup Classic? Tune in to find out!