Headlines for Saturday, October 8, 2016

  • Classic Empire and Julien Leparoux take the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity

    Classic Empire in Breeders' Futurity Score

    John Oxley's Classic Empire was on his best behavior Oct. 8 at Keeneland, and the additional work his connections have done paid off with a victory in the $500,000 Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I).

  • Camelot Kitten outfinishes Beach Patrol to win the Hill Prince Stakes

    Hill Prince Trifecta for Trainer Brown

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s homebred Camelot Kitten overcame a troubled start to nail Beach Patrol at the wire to lead a 1-2-3 finish for trainer Chad Brown in the $500,000 Hill Prince Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park Oct. 8.

  • Irish Jasper gave co-owner William S. Farish a coveted milestone win at the Lexington track

    'Jasper' Gives Farish Milestone at Keeneland

    Co-owner William S. Farish of Lane's End enjoyed a particularly memorable win Oct. 8 at Keeneland when Irish Jasper rallied up the rail to deny Stonetastic victory in the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II).

  • Lord Nelson dominates the Santa Anita Sprint Championship

    Lord Nelson Strikes Again at Santa Anita

    Spendthrift Farm's Lord Nelson continued his dominance in Southern California sprints Oct. 8 with a clear score in the $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship (gr. I), his final prep for the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

  • Photo Call leads Tepin home in the  First Lady

    Photo Call Upsets Tepin in First Lady

    Photo Call went winging her way out to the early lead in the $400,000 First Lady (gr. IT) Oct. 8 at Keeneland, opening a large margin and leaving champion Tepin with too much work to do in her title defense.

  • Mongolian Saturday (#12) holds on to win the Woodford

    Mongolian Saturday Takes Woodford

    Mongolian Saturday, the 4-1 favorite, won Keeneland's 5 1/2-furlong Woodford Presented by Keeneland Select Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 8; his first score since last year's TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT).

  • Pure Sensation comes through with the win in the Belmont Turf Sprint Invitational

    Pure Sensation Game in Belmont Turf Sprint

    Patricia Generazio's homebred Pure Sensation nipped pacesetter Power Alert (Aus) at the wire for a game head victory in the inaugural Belmont Turf Sprint Invitational over six furlongs in grass at Belmont Park Oct. 8.

  • Anchor Down rolls to victory in the Kelso<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-Zpjnw8x">Order This Photo</a>

    Anchor Down Scorches Kelso Field

    Alto Racing’s 2-1 favorite Anchor Down zipped along on the front end and went gate to wire for an impressive two-length victory in the Kelso Handicap (gr. II), just missing the track record for the one-turn mile.

  • Churchill comes home strong to win the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes

    Churchill Comes Through for Dewhurst Win

    Coolmore and partners' Churchill extended his win streak to five Oct. 8 in the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (Eng-I) for 2-year-olds at Newmarket as Aidan O'Brien-trained runners again dominated the finish in another top race.

  • Winx wins the 2016 Caulfield Stakes

    Winx Easily Extends Win Streak to 12

    Australia's newly minted Horse of the Year Winx heads to the W.S. Cox Plate (Aus-I) later this month after vanquishing just two opponents in the Caulfield Stakes (Aus-I) Oct. 8 for her 12th consecutive victory.