The weather for Nov. 3, the second day of the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park should be ideal.
Adam Choate has recently joined the American Horse Council (AHC) staff as the director of health and regulatory affairs. His responsibilities will include equine health issues, welfare issues, and state, federal and international requirements regarding the movement of horses. He will be the principal AHC contact to the USDA.
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Photos of the day one winners at the 2012 Breeders' Cup. View Slideshow
Editor's note: This article is part of TheHorse.com's ongoing coverage of topics presented at the 2012 International Society of Equitation Science conference, held July 18-20 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Comments from the connections of Royal Delta after her win the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic. Watch Video
Besilu Stables' Royal Delta took control after an early scramble for the lead and never looked back en route to a strong victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2.
Eric Mitchell recaps all the action of Breeders' Cup Friday. Sponsored by Vinery. Watch Video
Comments from Trainer Richard Mandella and B. Wayne Hughes after Beholder's win in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. Watch Video
Comments from D. Wayne Lukas and Rajiv Maragh after Hightail's win in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint. Watch Video
Attendance of 34,619 at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2 for the first day of the 29th Breeders' Cup World Championships represented a 14.7% decline when compared with the first day at Churchill Downs a year ago.
Irish-bred Grandeur, with William Buick up, rallies from last after stumbling at the start Nov. 2 to win the $150,000 Twilight Derby (gr. IIT) to cap off the Breeders' Cup Friday card at Santa Anita.
Martin Schwartz's Zagora took the lead leaving the second turn and held off a tenacious Marketing Mix for a game victory in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2.
Beholder ran gate to wire in the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2.
A. Stephens Miles' Neck 'n Neck comes from off the pace to win the Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs Nov. 2.
Flotilla avoided trouble with an explosive late run down the center of the course in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park, giving jockey Christophe LeMaire his first Cup win.
Hightail, exploiting a slight opening at the rail in upper stretch, upset 1-2 favorite Merit Man in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint Nov. 2, giving trainer D. Wayne Lukas his 19th lifetime victory in the Championships.
Stud Dona Pancha's Calidoscopio targeted the leaders at the top of the stretch and pulled away to win the Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. II) by a widening 4 1/4 lengths at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2.
Vinery has announced their 2013 stud fees for the stallion divisions in Kentucky and New York. All fees are payable when foal stands and nurses.
Graded stakes-winning son of Empire Maker to stand at Vinery New York for $2,500. He won or placed in eight graded stakes and is a half brother to multiple graded stakes winner Hungry Island.
Breeders' Cup is prepared to take a hit in pari-mutuel handle given the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast even though many wagering outlets were back in operation Nov. 2.
Steve Haskin gives his longshots for Breeders' Cup Saturday. read blog
Sustained has been scratched out of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, Worth Repeating will not run in the Marathon, and Super Ninety Nine is out of the Juvenile Sprint.
Gulfstream Park could make a serious bid to host a future Breeders' Cup World Championships, officials confirmed Nov. 2.
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak analyze the talented field of the Breeders' Cup Classic. Watch Video
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Game On Dude could put himself atop the favorites list for Horse of the Year with a victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
Excelebration can be added to the list of championship-caliber horses who had the misfortune to be foaled in the same crop as a still better runner.
Editor's Note: This article is part of TheHorse.com's ongoing coverage of topics presented at the British Equine Veterinary Association's 51st annual Congress, held Sept. 12-15 in Birmingham, U.K.
For a horse with the name he's been given, Obviously is anything but at the 2012 Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Almudena will become the first Peruvian-bred Breeders' Cup World Championships starter in the Nov. 2 Marathon (gr. II).
Breeders Maryann and Kevin Donohue are excited to see their grade I winner Rail Trip battle in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park.
Steve gives you his longshots for the Breeders' Cup races on Friday. read blog
Lenny Shulman reports on the news of the day, including the first track visits for the last arriving horses, including Mucho Macho Man. Sponsored by Vinery Watch Video
When asked about the chances of Ceiling Kitty in the $500,000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint Nov. 2, British trainer Tom Dascombe replied with a refreshing, "The truthful answer is I don't really know."
A Remington Park maintenance department employee who died as a result of injuries sustained in an accident in March was honored posthumously Nov. 1 with the White Horse Award from the Race Track Chaplaincy of America.
Jack Wolf of Starlight Racing kept a close eye on Shanghai Bobby Nov. 1 as the colt made his first trip around Santa Anita Park's oval, looking happy and alert as he strode past.
Rumor, with ties to the red-hot Claiborne Farm, will tackle heavy hitters Groupie Doll and Musical Romance in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint for trainer Richard Mandella.
Trainers Todd Pletcher and Mark Casse took issue with the Breeders' Cup decision banning the anti-bleeding medication furosemide in this year's five juvenile races during the World Thoroughbred Championships.
Having cleared quarantine, Aidan O'Brien's powerful string of Breeders' Cup contenders took to the oval with the other Europeans at Santa Anita Park for the first time to stretch their legs the morning of Nov. 1.
Racing participants and Turf writers were honored by the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters during the organization's awards banquet Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park.
Plans call for the usual 60-day summer meeting in 2013 beginning on Memorial Day. The track has not raced since 2010 and last year former owner Yavapai County Farm and Agriculture Association filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
With co-owner Derrick Smith looking on, Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien sent out Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) hopefuls St Nicholas Abbey and Treasure Beach for a gallop at Santa Anita Nov. 1.
Throw out his last race, said trainer Bill Spawr of Amazombie. The Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint favorite is ready to repeat.
After just missing out on a grade I victory in her previous start, My Happy Face will try to put smiles on her connections' faces Nov. 4 in the $150,000 Tempted Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct.
According to assistant trainer Maria Kabel, Groupie Doll is making the adjustment from her Kentucky home to her California digs just fine in advance of her run in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.
Breeders' Cup President Craig Fravel, on the Cup's return to Santa Anita. Watch Video
Breeders' Cup is well on its way in executing a strategy to enhance the World Championships experience for owners, breeders, and trainers.
Dual grade I winner is over the lung infection that kept her out of the Breeders' Cup.
Six other promising 2-year-olds will challenge Vegas No Show in the Nashua, including Bourbon Stakes runner-up Really Sharp.
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