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  • Spreading the Risk Key for New Owners

    When deciding to get into horse ownership, go slowly and spread your risk, advised a panel of experts at the opening session of the Thoroughbred Owner Conference Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park.

  • California Chrome enters the Breeders' Cup Classic off a win in the Awesome Again Stakes

    California Chrome Targets Perfect Ending

    After giving his connections and fans standout victories in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) and the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I), California Chrome will try to extend his perfect 5-year-old campaign in the richest race ever run in North America.

  • Songbird will try older rivals in the Breeders' Cup Distaff.

    Trio of Champions Set for Distaff Clash

    One of the finest fields ever assembled for the Distaff will face off Nov. 4, as undefeated superstar Songbird duels with fellow champions Stellar Wind and Beholder, with I'm a Chatterbox and Forever Unbridled also in the mix.

  • Flat Out Colt Tops Indiana Mixed Sale

    A colt from the first crop of grade I winner Flat Out was sold for $20,000 to top the Oct. 30 mixed sale conducted at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis by the Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.

  • Big 'Cap Purse Reduced to $750,000 for 2017

    The Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) will see its purse drop from $1 million in 2016 to $750,000 in 2017, Joe Morris, senior vice president of West Coast operations for The Stronach Group, said Oct. 31.

  • Found won the Breeders' Cup Turf in 2015 and could become just the third back-to-back winner in the race's history

    Found Looks for Repeat Turf Win

    Pre-entered in both the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), 2015 Turf winner Found will defend her title instead of taking on the boys on dirt.

  • Yellow Agate wins the 2016 Frizette

    Yellow Agate Ready for Juvenile Fillies

    Trainer Christophe Clement is still seeking his first Breeders' Cup victory, but could be situated to break through Nov. 5 in the $2 million Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Undefeated Good Samaritan heads up the domestic runners in the Juvenile Turf

    O'Brien Looks for Juvenile Turf Repeat

    The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) kicks off the 2016 World Championships at Santa Anita Park Nov. 4. Since joining the Breeders’ Cup lineup in 2007, the one-mile race has been won by European-based horses six out of its nine runnings.

  • Miss Southern Miss after her Surfer Girl Stakes victory

    'Southern Miss' Out of Juvenile Fillies Turf

    Peter Cantrell's Miss Southern Miss, who provided a standout performance in the Surfer Girl Stakes last time out, will miss the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) because of a shin injury, trainer Keith Desormeaux said Oct. 31.

  • Amoss Earns Another Indiana Grand Title

    Tom Amoss pulled in his fifth leading trainer title in six years and his primary owner, Maggi Moss, also recorded her second leading owner title for the 120-day racing meet at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino Saturday, Oct. 29.

  • Rajiv Maragh aboard champion Groupie Doll

    Maragh Back to Racing at Aqueduct

    After a 2015 spill kept him away from racing for nearly 16 months, jockey Rajiv Maragh is set to make his long-awaited return Nov. 4, opening day of the Aqueduct Racetrack fall meet.

  • California Chrome and groom Raul Rodriguez arrive at Santa Anita

    California Chrome Arrives at Santa Anita

    Arriving back at Santa Anita Oct. 30 around 11:45 a.m. local time after a smooth ride from Los Alamitos, the world's greatest racehorse soon powered down the ramp, ready for his Nov. 5 engagement as the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) favorite.

  • Fintshire

    Flintshire, Lady Eli Put in Final BC Works

    Juddmonte Farms' homebred Flintshire put in his final move in advance of the Nov. 5 Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) when he breezed five furlongs in 1:02.85 in company with stablemate Money Multiplier over the inner turf at Belmont Park Oct. 30.

  • Maurice after winning his fifth grade I in the Tenno Sho (Autumn)

    Maurice Bests Field of Fifteen in Tenno Sho

    In front of a huge Tokyo crowd, Japan's 2015 Horse of the Year Maurice surged to a clear victory over Dubai Turf Sponsored by DP World (UAE-I) winner Real Steel in the Oct. 29 Autumn Tenno Sho (The Emperor's Cup, Jpn-I).

  • Carina Mia working under assistant trainer Rodolphe Brisset

    Carina Mia, Tourist Work at Santa Anita

    After working Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I)-bound Carina Mia and Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) runner Tourist Oct. 30, Mott plans to breeze Turf Sprint (gr. IT) contender Celestine and Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) runner Good Samaritan Oct. 31.

  • Keeneland set an attendance record at its fall meet that concluded Oct. 29.

    Keeneland Sets Fall Meet Attendance Record

    Keeneland closed its 2016 fall meet, which celebrated the 80th anniversary of racing at the world-famous track, on Oct. 29 with record total on-track attendance of 276,543 and substantial gains in on-track and all-sources wagering. 

  • Cover Song, right, outduels favored Danilovna in the Autumn Miss Stakes

    Cover Song Springs Autumn Miss Upset

    Spendthrift Farm's Cover Song had to wait out an extended inquiry, but her connections still got to celebrate her first stakes victory in the Santa Anita Park winner's circle Oct. 29.

  • Syringe for use on equine animals on May 24, 2006, in Lexington, Ky.

    Kentucky Likely to Put Labs to the Test

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will likely run double-blind quality assurance testing on its lab after the state’s Equine Drug Research Council approved plans to carry out such tests.