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  • Alamosa powers down the stretch to take the Toorak Handicap.

    Alamosa Takes Group I Toorak Handicap

    Alamosa stormed home from eighth at the bend to win the group I Toorak Handicap over a mile at Caulfield October 11. He finished in the center of the track about 10 horses off the rail and his final burst was spectacular.

  • Zarkava, winner of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

    Zarkava Second in Timeform Rating

    Unbeaten Zarkava, the first female winner of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) since Urban Sea in 1993, has received a 133 Timeform rating.

  • Cozzene

    BC Winner/Sire Cozzene Dead

    Cozzene, a champion and Breeders' Cup winner and sire of two Breeders' Cup winners, was euthanized Oct. 7 at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington.

  • Dreaming of Anna winning the Early Times Mint Julep Handicap at Churchill Downs.

    Champion Dreaming of Anna Retired

    Dreaming of Anna, a champion and Breeders' Cup winner, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare for breeder/owner Frank C. Calabrese.

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    Grade I Winner Bustin Stones Retired

    Unbeaten Bustin Stones, one of the year's leading sprinters, arrived Oct. 6 at Dr. Jerry Bilinski's Waldorf Farm near North Chatham, N.Y., where he will enter stud in 2009 for a fee of $6,500.

  • IFHA Focuses on Synthetic Surfaces

    Contrasting views on the future of synthetic tracks were expressed at the meeting of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities in Paris on Oct. 6, following the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) meeting at Longchamp.

  • Van Lear Rose scored at 9-1 odds in the Mazarine Stakes (Can-III).

    Van Lear Rose Up in Time to Win Mazarine

    Van Lear Rose, sent off at odds of 9-1, closed from well off the pace to mow down favored Livin Lovin in the final strides on her way to a half-length victory in the $254,293 Mazarine Stakes (Can-III) for 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine Oct. 5.

  • Chapel Royal

    Chapel Royal Moving to Florida

    Chapel Royal, a Florida-bred who has gotten off to grand start in Kentucky as a sire, will stand at Signature Stallions in Florida.

  • Mine That Bird powers home in the Grey Stakes.

    Grey Win 4th Straight for Mine That Bird

    Mine That Bird earned his fourth consecutive win Oct. 5 at Woodbine when he edged pacesetter Bear's Conductor by a half-length in the $232,100 Grey Breeders' Cup Stakes (Can-III) for 2-year-olds.

  • Theseo Emerges With Epsom Handicap Score

    Earlier this year the silks of Denise Martin, a well known, much loved and highly successful buyer and syndicator of racehorses, were made famous with the two group 1 wins by champion 2-year-old Sebring.

  • Weekend Hussler Stunned in Turnbull

    It was shades of Kent Desormeaux on Big Brown as Australia's wonder horse Weekend Hussler was stunningly beaten out of a place in the $500,000 group 1 Turnbull Stakes at Flemington Oct. 4. Longshot Littorio took home top honors.

  • Zarkava draws off to win the French Classic by two lengths.

    Brilliant Zarkava Triumphs at Longchamp

    Zarkava confirmed her place in the record books by drawing off to a two-length victory in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) at Longchamp Oct. 5. The daughter of Zamindar became the first filly since Urban Sea in 1993 to capture the historic race.

  • Marsh Side and Javier Castellano upset the Pattison Canadian Invitational.

    Marsh Side Stuns International Stars

    Marsh Side emerged from the pack at the midpoint of Woodbine's long homestretch to post a 29-1 upset on the turf in the $2 million Pattison Canadian Invitational (Can-I) for Southern California trainer Neil Drysdale.

  • Folk Opera steals away in the E. P. Taylor.

    Folk Opera Grabs Win in E.P. Taylor

    Irish-bred Folk Opera hit the high note in the $1-million E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) at Woodbine, going wire-to-wire to earn a position in the starting gate for the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf Oct. 24 at Santa Anita.

  • True to Tradition Wins Nearctic by Nose

    The wire got there just in time for True to Tradition, who nosed 52-1 shot Rouse the Cat for victory in the Nearctic Stakes (Can-II), a Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" race on the Woodbine turf Oct. 4.

  • 'Heaven' Takes Flight in Sun Chariot

    Halfway To Heaven broke alertly and never looked back as she gamely held off a stubborn Darjina to post a half-length victory in the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket Oct. 4.

  • Grand Adventure outfights Skipadate to take the Summer Stakes.

    Grand Adventure Has Eventful Summer Trip

    Grand Adventure, closing seven wide in the stretch, outfought Skipadate to the wire to win the $281,017 Summer Stakes (Can-III) on the Woodbine turf course Oct. 4, earning a spot in the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf later this month.

  • Bushranger pulls away under Johnny Murtagh to take the Shadwell Middle Park Stakes.

    Bushranger Powers to Middle Park Victory

    Favored Bushranger earned his second group I win for trainer David Wachman when he overtook Sayif approaching the final furlong en route to a 2 1/4-length triumph in the Shadwell Middle Park Stakes for 2-year-olds at Newmarket Oct. 3.

  • Mine That Bird will try to win his third straight stakes in the Grey Stakes.

    Juveniles Star in Grey, Mazarine Stakes

    Two-year-olds take the spotlight Oct. 5 when Woodbine presents the Grey Stakes and the Mazarine Stakes, a pair of grade III events worth $250,000 apiece at 1 1/16 miles on the Polytrack racing surface.

  • Bordislew

    Stakes Winner/Producer Borodislew Dead

    Borodislew, a successful California racemare and later a multiple stakes producer, was euthanized in August because of complications from colic.

  • Heros Reward, winner of last year's Nearctic (Can-II), returns to defend his title.

    Nearctic, Summer Stakes on Woodbine Card

    Heros Reward, winner of last year's Nearctic (Can-II), returns to defend his title in the $500,000 event on the Woodbine lawn as part of the stakes program on Pattison Canadian International Day Oct. 4. In addition, eight 2-year-olds are to line up for the $300,000 Summer Stakes (Can-III) at one mile, with a berth in the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf on the line.

  • Sealy Hill, Canada's reigning Horse of the Year, makes her final start over her home track at Woodbine in the E.P. Taylor Stakes.

    Sealy Hill Nears Farewell in E.P. Taylor

    Sealy Hill, Canada's reigning Horse of the Year, makes her final start over her home track at Woodbine as part of a strong field in the $1-million E.P. Taylor Stakes (gr. IT) on the grass Oct. 4.

  • Stormin Fever

    Stormin Fever to Golden Eagle

    Stormin Fever, who has sired the career earners of $17.1 million, has been purchased by Betty Mabee and her son Larry to stand at their Golden Eagle Farm near Ramona, Calif.

  • Majestic Warrior, impressive winner of the 2007 Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, has been retired from racing for stallion duty in 2009 at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.

    Majestic Warrior Retired to Ashford

    Majestic Warrior, impressive winner of the 2007 Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, has been retired from racing for stallion duty in 2009 at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.

  • Suances

    First Winner for French Champ Suances

    Suances, a French champion miler at 3 and a California grade II winner, came through with his first winner Sept. 25 at Oak Tree at Santa Anita

  • Harlington

    Harlington to Hill 'n' Dale

    Eugene Melnyk's Harlington, a grade II winner out of Hall of Famer Serena's Song, has been retired from racing and will stand in 2009 at John G. Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington.

  • One Great Cat to Walmac Pennsylvania

    One Great Cat, an English group II runner whose dam is a full sister to successful sire Fusaichi Pegasus, will enter stud in 2009 at Walmac Pennsylvania at Regal Heir Farm near Grantville, Pa.

  • Rainbow View dominates the Meon Valley Stud Fillies' Mile at Ascot.

    Rainbow View Iridescent in Fillies' Mile

    Rainbow View remained perfect with a dominating 2 1/2-length victory in the Meon Valley Stud Fillies' Mile (Eng-I) at Ascot Sept. 27. The victory was one of two group I wins on the day for trainer John Gosden and jockey Jimmy Fortune, who also teamed up to capture the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Sponsored by Sony) (Eng-I) with Raven's Pass.

  • Raven's Pass earns his first group I victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.

    'Raven' Soars to Victory in QEII

    A slight change in tactics made the difference as Raven's Pass turned the tables on longtime rival Henrythenavigator to earn his first group I victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (sponsored by Sony) (Eng-I) at Ascot Sept. 27.

  • Aljabr

    Aljabr to Ascot Stud in Canada

    Aljabr, a Cartier Award winner, will stand in 2009 at Ascot Stud near Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada.

  • Mauralakana looks to add to her already dazzling resume in the Flower Bowl Invitational.<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%3D4911451%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Mauralakana Looking for Flower Bowl Win

    Mauralakana, the leading filly and mare turf runner in the country, looks to add to her already dazzling resume in the $600,000 Flower Bowl Invitational (gr. IT) at Belmont Park Sept. 27.

  • Aussies Fear EI Outbreak

    There is no need to fear or panic...well, maybe just a little need, as the arriving shipment of overseas horses to the now infamous Eastern Creek Quarantine facility in Sydney revealed a health risk Sept. 24.

  • Australian Sire Secret Savings Sidelined

    Secret Savings, a son of Seeking the Gold standing at Emirates Park in New South Wales, Australia, has been withdrawn from service because of a back complaint that is preventing him from covering mares.

  • King of the Roxy

    Grade II Winner King of the Roxy Retired

    Team Valor's 4-year-old King of the Roxy has been retired from racing. The sprint specialist took the Futurity Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park at 2 and the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park at 3.

  • Krazy Koffee Perks Up in B.C. Derby Win

    Krazy Koffee circled the field on the final turn and swept past the leaders in the short homestretch to win the $304,769 British Columbia Derby (Can-III) Sept. 21 at Hastings Park for his fifth straight win.

  • Lecturing Lynn Favored in B.C. Oaks

    Lecturing Lynn, winner of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Handicap in her most recent start, is the 9-5 morning line choice in the $125,000 British Columbia Breeders' Cup Oaks (Can-III) at Hastings Park in Vancouver, Canada Sept. 20.