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  • Dayatthespa works 10/31/2011 at Churchill Downs for the Breeders' Cup and draws post position 2.

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    Gr. I Star Elusive Kate Choice in Filly Turf

    The John Gosden-trained Elusive Kate, winner of the Prix Marcel Boussac (Fr-I) was made the 2-1 favorite for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IIT).

  • Blacky the Bull, who is in post position 3, working at Churchill Downs.

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    Secret Circle Juvenile Sprint Favorite

    Secret Circle made the 6-5 favorite for the inaugural Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint. The Bob Baffert-trained son of Eddington will break from post 6 and face eight 2-year-olds.

  • Havre de Grace working at Churchill Downs 10/31/2011.

    'Grace' Works Five Furlongs in Final Prep

    Havre de Grace went through her final exercise regimen for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) on the morning of Oct. 31, breezing five furlongs in 1:02, 13th fastest work of the day among 30 working the distance.

  • Caracortado

    Caracortado: Lightning in a Bottle

    Trainer Mike Machowsky took a chance when he decided to breed the unraced mare Mons Venus, but his leap of faith has already paid big dividends in the form of her graded stakes-winning son Caracortado.

  • TCI: Mile the Most Intriguing Race?

    Jon and Joel are on location at Churchill Downs telling you how horses looked during their works and examine the Breeders' Cup Mile.

  • Breeding the Newly Retired or Competition Stallion

    For some stallion owners, it seems the sun, moon, and stars all need to be perfectly aligned to successfully turn a stallion from a champion athlete into a champion stud. Thankfully, this is not necessarily true, and owners or handlers can take several reasonable steps to ensure a smooth and successful transition from athletic to breeding performance.

  • Euroears

    Baffert Quartet Drills Sharply for Cup

    Trainer Bob Baffert, anticipating a big Breeders' Cup with 10 entrants, sent four of his biggest hopes -- Euroears, Plum Pretty, Game On Dude, and Secret Circle -- to the Santa Anita main track for final tune-ups Oct. 3.

  • Pluck

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    Pluck Facing Challenge in Commonwealth Turf

    Pluck will make his first appearance at Churchill Downs since winning last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IIT) when he faces a full field of 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Commonwealth Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) Nov. 3.

  • On Fire Baby wins the Pocahontas Stakes.

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    On Fire Baby Smokes Pocahontas Field

    Overlooked after her fifth-place finish in the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. I), On Fire Baby registered a 9-1 upset in a wide-open renewal of the $173,400 Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs Oct. 30.

  • Motor City wins the Iroquois Stakes.

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    Motor City Roars to Iroquois Victory

    Motor City, chugging along at the rail for Calvin Borel, edged past Seven Lively Sins at mid-stretch and held on for a three-quarters of a length victory in the $110,700 Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs Oct. 30.

  • Tosen Jordan partnered with Italian jockey Nicola Pinna to upset a strong field in the 2011 Emperor's Cup at Tokyo Racecourse.

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    Tosen Jordan Smashes Japanese Mark at Tokyo

    Tosen Jordan partnered with Italian jockey Nicola Pinna to upset a strong field in the 2011 Emperor's Cup at Tokyo Racecourse Oct. 30 in record time. Defending champion and race favorite Buena Vista finished fourth.

  • To Honor and Serve works at Churchill Downs 10/30/2011. 

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    Mott Beams After Oct. 30 Workouts

    Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott was beaming Oct. 30 after watching two of his entrants in the Breeders' Cup World Championships turn in impressive workouts at Churchill Downs.

  • Javier Castellano

    Castellano Wins Riding Title at Belmont

    Jockey Javier Castellano won his first riding title since 2007 on the New York Racing Association circuit when he edged Ramon Dominguez by two victories at the conclusion of Belmont Park's fall meet.

  • Uncle Mo working at Churchill Downs 10/30/2011.

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    Pletcher's Classic Pair Drill at CD

    Mike Repole's pair of Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty get in their final tune-ups at Churchill Downs for the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Both colts went five furlongs.

  • Havre de Grace galloping at Churchill Downs 10/30/2011.

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    Jones: Havre de Grace to Run Again in 2012

    Rick Porter's Havre de Grace, the 4-year-old filly seeking to earn a Horse of the Year title with a victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will remain in training in 2012, according to trainer Larry Jones.

  • IN Trainer Fights 10-Year Abuse Suspension

    Janey Adams, a 22-year-old Indiana-based owner/trainer, has been accused of abusing and neglecting a Thoroughbred in her care and was recommended to receive a 10-year suspension by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.

  • Lecture Discusses NEXT Generation in Equine Tissue Healing

    Think the number of innovative new therapies for tissue healing in horses can't get any higher? Think again. Kim A. Sprayberry, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, an internal medicine specialist at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky., introduced attendees of the Oct. 18-19 National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance held at Ke...

  • Norvsky gets up late to win the California Cup Classic.

    Bejarano, Norvsky Nab California Cup Classic

    Favored Norvsky, ridden by a red-hot Rafael Bejarano, flew home in the final 100 yards to nab pacesetter Lucky Primo just before the wire to win the $175,000 California Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park Oct. 29.

  • Rose and Shine and Luis Contreras take the Princess Elizabeth.

    Rose and Shine Blossoms in Princess Elizabeth

    Rebounding from her fifth-place finish in the Mazarine Stakes earlier this month, Rose and Shine swept to the lead approaching mid-stretch and held on well to win the $252,100 Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Woodbine Oct. 29.

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    Flay's Fillies Turn in Final Cup Drills

    Celebrity chef Bobby Flay's two Breeders' Cup contenders were on the Oct. 29 worktab at Churchill Downs, as Her Smile turned in a sparkling four-furlong breeze in :48 2/5 and Super Espresso worked five furlongs.

  • Stopshoppingmaria (left) and Sweet Cat work on the turf at Churchill Downs on October 29. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9722425%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Pletcher's 2-Year-Old Fillies Breeze

    Jockey Javier Castellano was at Churchill Downs Oct. 29 to send Stopshoppingmaria through a sparkling turf breeze in company with Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IIT) contender Sweet Cat.

  • Drosselmeyer (left) and Birdrun worked at Churchill Downs on Oct 29.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9722407%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Drosselmeyer, Birdrun Tune Up for Mott

    Drosselmeyer went a powerful five furlongs in 1:01 at Churchill Downs on Oct. 29, leaving Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott completely satisfied by his final move before the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • Chamberlain Bridge worked a half-mile in :50 3/5 on the turf at Churchill Downs Oct. 29. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9722406%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Chamberlain Bridge in Nice Work on Turf

    Carl Moore Management's Chamberlain Bridge worked a professional half-mile in :50 3/5 on the turf at Churchill Downs Oct. 29 in preparation for defense of his Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT) title from last year.

  • Aruna worked five furlongs in 1:03 1/5 at Churchill Downs.
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    Motion Leaning Toward Turf Race for Aruna

    After watching Flaxman Holdings' homebred Aruna work at Churchill Downs Oct. 29, trainer Graham Motion said he was leaning toward running the 4-year-old filly in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).

  • Melbourne Cup Preview: A Fascinating Affair

    The 2011 edition of the $6 million 3200m contest has attracted a full field of 24, six of them balloted after acceptances on Saturday evening. Last year's winner, Americain, is favored.

  • Melbourne Interview - Dale Monteith

    Interview with Dale Monteith, the Director & Chief Executive for the Victoria Racing Club.See the AmWest Entertainment Australian Racing section for more stories and video features leading up to the Melbourne Cup

  • Melbourne Interview - Chris Waller

    Interview with Chris Waller who trains Hawk Island and The Verminator.See the AmWest Entertainment Australian Racing section for more stories and video features leading up to the Melbourne Cup