Argentina-bred Ordak Dan has settled in well at his temporary home in the Keeneland stable area and is ready to face a tough field in the Breeders' Cup Longines Turf (gr. IT).
Valid Expectations, Texas' all-time leading stallion, has died at the age of 22. The son of Valid Appeal was retired from stud duty at William S. Farish's Lane's End Texas in 2013 and had been pensioned in Kentucky.
Graded stakes winner Major Gain has been retired from racing and will stand the 2016 breeding season at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in New York.
Total and average pari-mutuel handle, as well as purses, were up slightly during the 81-day meet at Delaware Park that ended Oct. 17.
Grade I winner Competitive Edge has been retired and will launch his stallion career in 2016 at Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.
Tourist works at Keeneland October 19, 2015. Courtesy of Keeneland
Monday, Oct. 19, was a busy morning for Bill Mott as the trainer oversaw Keeneland workouts that included two hopefuls for the Breeders' Cup World Championships at the Lexington track Oct. 30-31.
Champion Judy the Beauty tuned up for the defense of her title in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I) by working five furlongs in company in 1:01 4/5 at Keeneland Oct. 19.
Meadowlands in New Jersey hopes to adjust its racing schedule for 2016 and in turn allow for a few dual-breed programs in September.
Greenpointcrusader works at Keeneland October 19, 2015. Courtesy of Keeneland
Breeders' Cup probable Super Majesty works at Keeneland October 19, 2015. Courtesy of Keeneland
Judy the Beauty and Kitten's Top Cat work at Keeneland October 19, 2015. Courtesy of Keeneland
Greenpointcrusader put in the first of two scheduled Keeneland works for the $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) by working five furlongs in 1:01 4/5 over a fast track the morning of Oct. 19.
Champion Beholder arrived in the bluegrass on a sun-splashed afternoon Oct. 19, 11 days before her engagement in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and a showdown with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.
Kentucky Downs near Franklin, Ky., has been re-accredited by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Safety and Integrity Alliance.
Led by champion Judy the Beauty and two from the Bill Mott barn, the worktab at Keeneland the morning of Oct. 19 was quite active for Breeders' Cup World Championships hopefuls.
Muhaarar, Europe's top sprinter this year, will stand at Shadwell's Nunnery Stud for the 2016 breeding season.
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Favored Cannock Chase rallied strongly in the stretch under Ryan Moore to win the $1 million Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT) at Woodbine Oct. 18.
Trainer Chad Brown continued his Breeders' Cup preparations the morning of Oct. 18 at Belmont Park, working a slew of potential starters over the inner turf course, including Stephanie's Kitten and Dacita.
Augustin Stable's Kitten's Point found plenty of room along the rail in the stretch to rally past a determined Ceisteach and win the $125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 18 at Keeneland.
Unbeaten Songbird, the likely favorite in upcoming Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Keeneland, worked six furlongs in 1:13 3/5 on Santa Anita Park's fast main track Oct. 18 under regular rider Mike Smith.
A two-time group winner in England and Ireland, Curvy made the most of her second North American start, taking the $500,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes Presented by HPIBet (Can-IT) Oct. 18 at Woodbine.
Last into the stretch, Cactus Kris unleashed a thrilling burst of speed and swept past eight rivals in Ontario Fashion (gr. III) before nailing front-runner Endless Light in the final stride to win Oct. 18 at Woodbine.
DARRS Inc.'s Bye Bye Bernie may have given an indication of what was coming when he just missed, by a neck, in the Kentucky Downs Turf Dash Stakes Sept. 14 at odds of 55-1.
Trainer Bob Baffert's West Coast shipper Pretty N Cool scored a front-running one-length victory as the favorite in the $200,000 Matron Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-old fillies Oct. 18 at Belmont Park.
Gestut Ittlingen's Oaks d'Italia (Ity-II) winner Lovelyn stepped up to the group I level and defeated older males in the Grand Premio del Jockey Club Oct. 18 at San Siro.
Mikki Queen, successful in the Japanese Oaks (Jpn-I) earlier this year, added a second classic success to her record when taking the Shuka Sho (Jpn-I) in stakes record time Oct. 18 at Kyoto.
Trainer Jorge Navarro got exactly what he wanted from Private Zone, the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) hopeful who worked a solid five furlongs in :59 on a fast track at Keeneland Oct. 18.
A pair of Winchell Thoroughbreds' leading contenders for the Breeders' Cup were on the track at Keeneland early Oct. 18, with Untapable breezing five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 and Tapiture getting the same distance in 1:00 3/5.
Dawalan prevailed in the richest event ever run at a National Steeplechase Association race meet, the $300,00 Grand National (NSA-I) Oct. 17 at Far Hills.
Shipping in from Emerald Downs, Belle Hill outdueled fellow stalker Paulina's Love in the stretch to win the $100,000 Autumn Miss (gr. IIIT) by a half-length, claiming her first graded stakes in her first start on turf.
The 30th edition of the Jim McKay Maryland Million Oct. 17 at Laurel Park generated an increase in handle of 34.9% and an increase in attendance of 5.6%, compared with last year's event.
Big Chief Racing's Exaggerator, one of two 2-year-olds who could give trainer Keith Desormeaux his second consecutive win in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), breezed five furlongs in 1:03 1/5 at Keeneland.
Augustin Stables' Lucky Lindy traveled south from Woodbine on an Illinois raiding trip and easily claimed his second graded score, sailing home in the $150,000 Hawthorne Derby (gr. IIIT) by 2 1/4 lengths.
Fasig-Tipton's October yearling sale, which runs Oct. 19-22 and features a larger catalog, is expected to maintain overall market solidity as yearling sale season wanes.
Under a patient and heady ride by red-hot Florent Geroux, 17-1 shot Sarah Sis wore down the pacesetting 3-2 favorite Bar of Gold for a one-length victory in the Lexus Raven Run (gr. II) at Keeneland Oct. 17.
A group III winner in France back in 2013, Trevor Stewart's Stellar Path broke through with her first graded score in North America Oct. 17 at Belmont Park, taking the $200,000 Athenia Stakes (gr. IIIT).
Dutchess Views Farm's homebred Dr. Shane upset 1-4 favorite Championofthenile by two lengths in the $206,963 New York Breeders' Futurity Oct. 17, collecting his first stakes win at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack.
Jack's in the Deck and jockey Forest Boyce won a stretch duel with 3-5 favorite Ben's Cat for a game nose victory in the $100,000 Maryland Million Sprint at Laurel Park Oct. 17.
A cadre of candidates for the Breeders' Cup World Championships worked at Belmont Park Oct. 17, led by Tonalist, who went six furlongs in 1:14 in advance of the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
The Classics Cup is the third straight win this season for Shotgun Kowboy, who has now won six of his eight career races -- all of which have been at Remington Park. He will now go on the road to the Nov. 27 Clark (gr. I).
Favorite Mongolian Khan asserted his authority in the final sixteenth of the Aus$3 million BMW Caulfield Cup (Aus-I) Oct. 17 and pulled away to a commanding victory.
Sheikh Hamdan's homebred Muhaarar underscored his rank as Europe's top sprinter Oct. 17 when he earned a fourth group I win this year in the QIPCO British Champions Sprint at Ascot.
Annual Report was in tight at the break and trailed the field early on, but the 2-year-old colt rallied with a big late run to win the $200,000 Futurity Stakes (gr. II) Oct 17 at Belmont Park.
Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Keen Ice turned in a steady breeze Oct. 17 at Churchill Downs, preparing for a rematch in the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.
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Simple Verse tallied the second group I win of her career Oct. 17 after chasing runner-up Journey into the Ascot straight and getting past that rival close to home in the QIPCO British Champions Fillies and Mares Stakes.
The morning of Oct. 17 was another busy one for Todd Pletcher, as the trainer with a barn full of Breeders' Cup World Championships hopefuls sent five of his trainees out for workouts at Keeneland.
Fascinating Rock, owned and bred by Newtown Anner Stud, won the first group I event of his career Oct. 17 when he rallied to take the QIPCO Champions Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at Ascot in England.
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