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  • Algorithms to stand at Claiborne

    Starlight Racing's undefeated Algorithms will enter stud at Claiborne Farm for 2013, according to farm representative Bernie Sams. The son of leading sire Bernardini will be syndicated and stand for a $7,500 fee.

  • Breeders' Cup names eight Ambassadors for inaugural program

    Eight celebrity racing fans and owners are being honored as Breeders' Cup Ambassadors in the inaugural year of a program launched by the organization. The honor comes with rewards which allow the Ambassadors to enjoy horse racing all over the world, including concierge service, tickets and more. Additionally, they will serve as spokespersons for the 2012 Breeders' Cup World Championships and help promote the prestigious international event.

  • Breeders' Cup Feature

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  • Second Salix Error Prompts Added Review

    Kentucky Horse Racing Commission veterinarians have had a couple of mistakes as they work to carry out a new policy in which they apply race-day Salix, as opposed to private veterinarians.

  • Cox Plate: Trainer David Hayes

    Trainer David Hayes talks about his Cox Plate weekend runners, including Morganza in the Spotless Handicap.

  • Cox Plate: Trainer Mark Kavanagh

    Trainer Mark Kavanagh talks about his prospects for Cox Plate weekend, including We're Gonna Rock in the Manikato Stakes.

  • Cox Plate: Trainer Mike Moroney

    Trainer Mike Moroney talks about his prospects for Cox Plate weekend, including Glass Harmonium in the Cox Plate.

  • Cox Plate: Trainer Paul Snowden

    Trainer Paul Snowden talks about his prospects for Cox Plate weekend, including Mental in the Manikato Stakes.

  • Cox Plate: Trainer Peter Moody

    Trainer Peter Moody talks about his runners for Cox Plate weekend, including Ready To Rip in Manikato.

  • Okawango Dies in Paddock Accident

    By Kingmambo, Okawango is the sire of 124 winners and his runners have earned $7,168,149 as reported through Oct. 25. One of his top runners is Steele Tango, a group III winner in England.

  • Study: Horse Fitness, Layups, Usage Linked

    The job of school horse doesn&#39;t come with Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 hours. In fact, days off are often few and far between for these hard-working horses. But does this rigorous schedule have any impact on a horse&#39;s likelihood of injury?

  • Bold Ruler, Turnback the Alarm highlight Belmont's closing weekend

    Closing weekend at Belmont Park is highlighted by a pair of Grade 3 races, with both the $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="">Bold Ruler Handicap</a> and the $150,000 <a target="_blank" href=""> Turnback the Alarm Handicap</a> for fillies and mares set for Saturday, the penultimate day of racing.

  • On the Breeders' Cup worktab

    Grade 3 Affirmed Handicap hero <b>Nonios</b> (Pleasantly Perfect), runner-up in the Grade 1 Awesome Again (formerly Goodwood) and Grade 1 Haskell Invitational, clocked a bullet five furlongs in :59 4/5 over Hollywood Park's Cushion Track on Wednesday. The dark bay sophomore has been pre-entered to both the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile and Classic, with a first preference to the Dirt Mile.

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    Sean Avery Can Bounce Back in De Francis Dash

    Grade I winner Sean Avery, who split the field in the Vosburgh Invitational (gr. I) as the favorite last month, is the 5-2 morning line choice for the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park Oct. 27.

  • Bullet Breeze for Nonios at Hollywood

    On a light day for workouts by horses pointing to the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park, Nonios turned some heads with a bullet five-furlong breeze at Betfair Hollywood Park Oct. 24.

  • Santa Anita Notebook

    <i><b><font face="Arial" size="4">SANTA ANITA NOTEBOOK </font> </b></i>

  • Breeders' Cup attracts 180 Pre-Entries for 2012 World Championships

    Led by multiple Grade 1 winner Game On Dude, defending Ladies' Classic champion Royal Delta, dominating turf stars Wise Dan and&nbsp; Point of Entry,&nbsp; and 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, 180 horses, including eight defending or former Breeders' Cup Champions, have been pre-entered for the 2012 Breeders' Cup World Championships.