Royal Delta is the 5-2 second choice on the morning line for the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) Nov. 4 at Churchill Downs. Four days after the race, she is scheduled to go through the sale ring at the Keeneland.
Lenny Shulman talks with Robby Albarado about his Breeders' Cup mounts, including Animal Spirits, Optimizer, and Hamazing Destiny. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions Watch Video
Hoofit, a New Zealand-bred world traveler, enters the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT) off a victory in the Oct. 7 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (gr. III).
Norma Stone, wife of leading American equine artist Fred Stone, died Oct. 22 in Agoura Hills, Calif.
Gary Smith of English Range Farm in Ocala, Fla., won the Colonel John First Recruits contest after his weanling colt--"Recruit No. 10"--had received the most votes at the close of the contest Nov. 1.
Sunny skies and temperatures in the low to mid 60s are expected for Breeders' Cup.
Emmett Ralls "E.R." Davis Jr., who owned a nurse mare business, died Oct. 29 in Paris, Ky.
Wilburn found himself in the spotlight early in life. In 2010, the Bernardini colt topped the Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training with his $625,000 price.
- By Esther Marr
On Oct. 17, I was graciously invited to attend a benefit for Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement facility near Georgetown, Ky. honoring Hall of Fame members Skip Away, Noor, and Precisionist. read blog
Turf favorite Sarafina gets some light exercise along with Europeans Midday and Sea Moon.
Make Reservations, a 4-year-old son of Tapit, will enter stud in 2012 at Tomorrow Bloodstock near Thompson Ridge, N.Y.
See the past Breeders' Cup Mile winners from Royal Heroine to Goldikova. view slideshow
Trainer Chad Brown knows how to win the Juvenile Filly Turf (gr. IIT) and he's seen Dayatthespa as a strong candidate for this race since the spring.
- By Tom LaMarra
The recommendations in the McKinsey Report, a document design to drive growth in Thoroughbred racing, already are being implemented, including plans for four consecutive Saturdays of television coverage next spring.
Horse racing has been a family affair for Joe Tessitore, who will host two days of Breeders' Cup coverage Nov. 4-5 on the ESPN networks and ABC.
Lenny Shulman presents the news of the day, including Europeans on the track, led by Goldikova. Plus, Stacelita, Turbulent Descent, Union Rags, and State of Play. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions. Watch Video
The Stronach Group has announced a three-year contract with the Jockeys' Guild in which each of the six Stronach Group racetracks will make payments to the Guild.
Trainer David Fawkes has two for the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I): last year's winner Big Drama and Apriority.
Marty and Pam Wygod's homebred Harmonious, 10th in last year's Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) is back with trainer John Shirreffs for another run at the brass ring.
November has been proclaimed "Jockey Health and Safety Month" by Louisville, Ky., mayor Greg Fischer in advance of the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.
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Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Plum Pretty (2-1) and Alabama Stakes winner Royal Delta (5-2) are the top two choices for the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I).
Graded stakes winner Tiz West, whose dam is a full sister to Horse of the Year and major sire Tiznow, will stand at River Oaks Farm near Sulphur, Okla.
Southern California native Michael Pender is bringing 5-year-old Jeranimo to the Breeders' Cup World Championships to contest the TVG Sprint.
For the second consecutive year, a French-trained winner of the Geelong Cup (Aus-III) captured Australia's most famous race, the Aus$6 million Melbourne Cup (Aus-I).
Elusive Kate, the group I-winning daughter of Elusive Quality and morning-line favorite for the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf was sold Oct. 31 to Terry Yoshida.
Regally Ready, winner of the Nearctic Stakes (Can-IT) and the Churchill Downs Turf Sprint (gr. IIIT), is the 3-1 morning-line favorite in a full field for Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT).
Majestic City, runner-up in the Dixiana Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) is the 4-1 early favorite for the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT).
Zayat Stables' Prayer For Relief did not get on the plane from California the morning of Nov. 1 after spiking a fever and will miss the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
Lenny interviews Rick Porter about Havre de Grace's work and who Rick thinks will be the most challenging competition in the Classic. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions watch video
Is your horse a machine? Most certainly not. But well-meaning owners might nonetheless make the ethical blunder of treating their horses as though they were machines in their service, according to an equine behavior specialist.
A. U. Miner, third in last year's Breeders' Cup Marathon, draws post 11 for this year's renewal. The opener to the Nov. 5 program to be run at 1 3/4 miles.
Director of sales and general manager Tom Ventura will take over as president after Chiota's retirement.
Jon and Joel are on location at Churchill Downs telling you how horses looked during their works and examine the Breeders' Cup Mile. watch video
The $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic should have enough star appeal with Uncle Mo and Havre de Grace, but others are vying for Horse of the Year honors.
Street Sense, the 2007 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner and the previous year's Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner, came through with his first stakes winner.
A complete list of entries for the two days of the Breeders' Cup.
Sir Percy, winner of the 2006 Vodafone Epsom Derby (Eng-I), sired his first stakes winner when his daughter Coquet captured the E.B.F. Mount Nelson Montrose Fillies' Stakes at Newmarket Oct. 29.
Unbeaten My Miss Aurelia, winner of the Frizette Stakes (gr. I) in her last start, was made the 5-2 favorite for the $1 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).
Grace Hall probably won't be the favorite for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) Nov. 4 -- that honor will likely go to My Miss Aurelia -- but trainer Tony Dutrow would not change positions with anyone.
An audible groan went up from the table of traveling lads from France at the Breeders' Cup World Championships post-position draw when it was announced three-time Mile (gr. IT) winner had drawn the rail.
Gretna Racing is asking the government of Gadsden County, Fla., to authorize a referendum in which that county's voters would decide whether to allow slot machines at the facility where it is preparing for barrel racing.
The Aga Khan's Sarafina, a multiple group I winner, drew post 2 in a nine-horse field in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) and was made the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the $3 million race.
Chadds Ford Stable's Union Rags is favored to remain undefeated and seal the 2-year-old championship in the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs.
Mike Repole's Uncle Mo was made the 5-2 morning line choice after drawing post 8 for the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Havre de Grace will break from post 10 as the 3-1 second choice in the $5 million race.
Lenny Shulman asks trainer Wayne Catalano about Stephanie's Kitten and Coalport, who are both by Kitten's Joy. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions watch video
Lenny examines today's works including Havre de Grace and Courageous Cat. Larry Jones also adds a few comments in today's news minute. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions watch video
Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Shackleford drew post 2 for the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I); Trappe Shot pegged the 3-1 favorite for the $1 million race.
Lane's End stallion Smart Strike, this year's leading sire by progeny earnings, will stand in 2012 for $85,000, up from $75,000 in 2011.
Harold Queen's homebred Big Drama was made the 5-2 morning line favorite to repeat in the Nov. 5 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I). He'll break from post 8 in a field of 9.
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