Headlines for Wednesday, October 14, 2015

  • Australia's Evolution

    Excerpts from John Messara's keynote address at the 49th annual meeting of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.

  • A 2-year-old son of Gio Ponti brought $250,000 Oct. 14 to top the horses of racing age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2015 Fall Mixed Sale.

    Gio Ponti Colt Tops OBS Session

    A 2-year-old son of Gio Ponti went to Conquest Stables for $250,000 to top the horses of racing age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2015 Fall Mixed Sale Oct. 14.

  • Not Abroad won 2012 Maryland Million Classic

    Not Abroad Returns for MD Million Classic

    Rebecca Davis' Not Abroad, an 8-year-old Not For Love horse who returned Oct. 2 after almost three years away from the races, is one of 11 entered in the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic, which he won in 2012.

  • Manhattan Dan (right) finished 3rd in the Summer Stakes Sept. 12 at Woodbine.

    Six Look to Make Grade in Futurity

    All six entrants in the $200,000 Futurity Stakes (gr. II) will be seeking their first graded victory Oct. 17 at Belmont Park, but only two carry graded experience.

  • American Pharoah works at Santa Anita Oct. 14.

    American Pharoah Speedy in Santa Anita Drill

    A little more than two weeks away from his upcoming run in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), American Pharoah may have shown indications of his readiness Oct. 14 with a speedy workout at Santa Anita Park.

  • Singing Kitty won the Unzip Me Stakes at Santa Anita on September 26.

    Singing Kitty Heads Autumn Miss

    Autumn Miss features two horses fresh off European starts to their careers but all will have to step up to head off Singing Kitty, whose five wins are tops in the field.

  • Love That Jazz

    Championofthenile Heads NY Futurity

    Championofthenile, a $840,000 sale 2-year-old earlier this year, figures to bounce back from his runner-up effort in Belmont's Bertram F. Bongard Stakes in the Oct. 17 New York Breeders' Futurity at Finger Lakes.

  • War Emblem Arrives in Kentucky

    War Emblem arrived in the United States Oct. 12 after 13 years standing stud at Shadai Stallion Station in Hokkaido, Japan. He will clear quarantine at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital before vanning to Old Friends.

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    Gleneagles Still Champions Day Question Mark

    Ascot Racecourse is hosting the richest day in British racing Oct. 17, with 4.1 million pounds in prize money on a QIPCO British Champions card that has attracted 109 entries for the six races, including four group I stakes.

  • Runhappy works at Keeneland Oct. 14.
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    Speedster Runhappy Breezes from Gate

    The 3-year-old Super Saver colt was caught in splits of :12 1/5, :23 1/5, :34 3/5, and :45 2/5, with a five-furlong time in :57 4/5, and a 1:10 3/5 gallop-out under Marcus O'Donnell.