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  • O'Neill and Racing's Slow Regulatory Process

    Sanctions against Doug O'Neill for a June 2013 drug positive calling for the highest level of penalty would not be levied until earlier in October when an agreement between the NYSGC and the trainer was reached.

  • Adelaide won the 2014 Secretariat Stakes.

    Fawkner, Adelaide Among Cox Plate Favorites

    Recent Caulfield Stakes (Aus-I) victor Fawkner is the favorite in a full field of 14 for the Sportingbet Cox Plate (Aus-I), Australia's premier weight-for-age race, Oct. 25 at Moonee Valley.

  • Raffetto Joins New England HBPA Effort

    Lou Raffetto, former Suffolk Downs vice president of racing, is teaming with the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association in its efforts to structure a deal that would restore live racing at the track.

  • Kentucky Regulator Approves 2015 Race Dates

    At its regular Oct. 21 meeting at the Kentucky Horse Park, the KHRC approved race dates for next season that kept in place an agreement on September dates made by Churchill Downs, Kentucky Downs, and Ellis Park.

  • Bob Baffert

    Podcast: Bob Baffert and the Breeders' Cup

    Trainer Bob Baffert discusses his Breeders' Cup hopefuls, including the speedy Bayern, with Ron Mitchell of The Blood-Horse. Bob expands on the meaning of the event for owners and also gives us an update on Hoppertunity.

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    BC Classic: How Weak Are the Older Horses?

    Let's face it, the older horse division that at one time looked like a sure thing to dominate the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), has pretty much fallen apart. Could a horse like Zivo jump up and beat the 3-year-olds?

  • Researchers Examine Fatal Lumbar Vertebral Fractures

    When it comes to catastrophic injuries in racehorses, most people immediately think of severe limb fractures. But these athletes sometimes suffer life-threatening fractures beyond the limbs. Lumbar vertebral fractures, for instance, can occur in the loin area near where the rear of the saddle sits.

  • F-T October Yearling Sale Recap Day 1

    Ian Tapp reviews the days results and catches up with Pope McLean Jr., director, business manager for Crestwood Farm and Bayne Welker, Fasig-Tipton vice president of sales.

  • Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale Wrap - Day 1

    Ian Tapp reviews the day's results and catches up with Pope McLean Jr., director, business manager for Crestwood Farm and Bayne Welker, Fasig-Tipton vice president of sales. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales

  • Dr Laura Kennedy

    KY Necropsy Program Disproves 'Bad Step' Myth

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission necropsy program is continuing to provide evidence that many racehorses that suffer catastrophic injuries often have pre-existing conditions that lead to breakdowns.

  • Rockingham Park Selling Most of Stable Area

    The owners of Rockingham Park, which debuted as New England's first racetrack in 1906, are selling the majority of the stable area to a real estate developer.

  • Seeking the Sherif

    Claimer Seeking the Sherif Reaches BC Sprint

    No one claiming a horse for $12,500 does so thinking that the horse will participate in a Breeders' Cup race. But that didn't stop Seeking the Sherif from earning his way into the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint Nov. 1.

  • Alterite won the 2013 Garden City Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2765552791&k=6dVSJsg">Order This Photo</a>

    Grade I Winner Alterite to Arqana Sale

    French-bred Garden City Stakes (gr. IT) winner Alterite has been consigned to the Arqana December sale that takes place Dec. 6-9 in Deauville, France. She will be part of the Haras des Capucines consignment.

  • Colic: To Refer or Not to Refer

    Four out of every 100 horses colic each year, making it the most common equine emergency. While most cases do not require surgery, 7-10% of them do involve lesions that are only correctable through surgery.

  • Hillstar wins the Pattison Canadian International.

    Hillstar Shoots to Canadian International Win

    British invader Hillstar blasted to the lead approaching midstretch and held on firmly for victory under jockey Ryan Moore in the $1 million Pattison Canadian International (gr. IT) Oct. 19 on the Woodbine turf.

  • Beholder

    Two-Time Champion Beholder Out of BC Distaff

    Two-time champion Beholder spiked a temperature of 104 degrees the morning of Oct. 19 and will not be able to defend her title in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, trainer Richard Mandella said.

  • Just The Judge wins the E.P. Taylor Stakes.

    Just The Judge Earns E. P. Taylor Verdict

    Favored Just The Judge, invading from Great Britain, appears headed for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) after powering through the Woodbine stretch to prevail in the $500,000 E. P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) Oct. 19.

  • Anodin, full brother to Goldikova, will try to follow in her footsteps.

    Head May Continue Mile Success with Anodin

    Head began his assault on the storied grass race in 1987-88, riding Miesque, then saddled Goldikova to three consecutive victories in 2008-10 after beginning a training career. Now, Goldikova's full brother could step up.

  • Native Bombshell wins the Ontario Fashion Stakes.

    Fresh Native Bombshell Wins Ontario Fashion

    Native Bombshell shook off the rust after a year's absence, coming from off the pace to get up by a neck over favored Disco Barbie in the $139,006 Ontario Fashion Stakes (gr. III) Oct. 19 at Woodbine.

  • Untapable

    Untapable Tops Worktab Sunday at Santa Anita

    Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Untapable, who suddenly looms as a possible favorite in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) following the defection of Beholder, turned in a bullet five-furlong move at Santa Anita Oct. 19.

  • Shonan Pandora wins the Shuka Sho.
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    Shonan Pandora Wins Shuka Sho in Record Time

    Shonan Pandora nabbed the final jewel of Japan's Triple Crown for fillies in record time, striking at 10-1 odds in the Shuka Sho (Jpn-I) Oct. 19 at Kyoto while denying Yushun Himba (Jpn-I, Japanese Oaks) winner Nuovo Record.

  • Southern Honey

    Southern Honey Headed for Filly & Mare Sprint

    Ashbrook Farm's Southern Honey, runner-up in the Thoroughbred Club of America (gr. II) at Keeneland, will be pre-entered Monday, Oct. 20, in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I) to be run at Santa Anita.

  • Undrafted

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    Undrafted Drills 5 Furlongs for Turf Sprint

    Wes Welker's Undrafted worked five furlongs in :59 1/5, best of 27 at the distance, on the fast main track at Keeneland Oct. 19 as he prepares for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Russell Road gets by Lucy's Bob Boy late to win the West Virginia Breeders' Classic.

    Russell Road Grabs Third WV Breeders' Classic

    Mark Russell's popular 8-year-old gelding Russell Road, who hadn't won since May, turned the tables on heavy favorite Lucy's Bob Boy to win the West Virginia Breeders' Classic Oct. 18 for the third time in his career.

  • Demonstrative and Robert Walsh take the Grand National at Far Hills.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-ktBJwvB">Order This Photo</a>

    Demonstrative Takes Far Hills' Grand National

    Demonstrative took a big step toward the 2014 Eclipse Award as the nation's outstanding steeplechase horse when he easily captured the $250,000 Grand National Oct. 18 at Far Hills, N.J., for his third straight grade I win.