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  • Pure Gossip<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%3D9726899%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Lizza's Legacy Lives On With Pure Gossip

    Carl Lizza in recent years revamped his breeding program to upgrade his stock, but he didn't live long enough to reap the rewards. The New York owner and breeder died just two weeks before Pure Gossip made her racing debut.

  • Hansen on Hansen: 'He's Locked and Loaded'

    Dr. Kendall Hansen believes his 2-year-old colt, the undefeated Hansen, is heading into the Nov. 5 Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile in excellent shape, but he's trying not to be overconfident.

  • Havelock and exercise rider Chase Miller

    Havelock: A True Athlete

    Exercise rider Chase Miller has a lot of high hopes in Havelock, who is 9-2 on the morning line for the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT).

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    Uncle Mo Gallops in Return to Track

    Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) favorite Uncle Mo returned to the track at Churchill Downs the morning of Nov. 2, three days after his final workout for the Nov. 5 race, and galloped 1 3/8 miles under Hector Ramos.

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    Right Choice Made For Aruna

    Flaxman Holdings' homebred Aruna to go in Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT). The 4-year-old has impressed her connections from the start and has strong black-type pedigree to back up the decision.

  • Talented Alpha Can Outrun Odds in Juvenile

    Godolphin Racing's Alpha may be 15-1 on the morning line for the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile, but his connections believe he can outrun those odds if he moves forward from his last start in the Champagne Stakes.

  • Colonel John Contest Proves Popular

    Gary Smith of English Range Farm in Ocala, Fla., won the Colonel John First Recruits contest after his weanling colt--"Recruit No. 10"--had received the most votes at the close of the contest Nov. 1.

  • Harmonious at Churchill Downs<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%3D9726186%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Harmonious Back for More in F&M Turf

    Marty and Pam Wygod's homebred Harmonious, 10th in last year's Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) is back with trainer John Shirreffs for another run at the brass ring.

  • Elusive Kate at Churchill Downs on Nov 1.<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%3D9726185%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Elusive Kate Sold to Terry Yoshida

    Elusive Kate, the group I-winning daughter of Elusive Quality and morning-line favorite for the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf was sold Oct. 31 to Terry Yoshida.

  • Havelock will be facing Regally Ready in this year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint.

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    Turf Sprint: Regally Ready 3-1 Favorite

    Regally Ready, winner of the Nearctic Stakes (Can-IT) and the Churchill Downs Turf Sprint (gr. IIIT), is the 3-1 morning-line favorite in a full field for Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT).

  • Iroquois winner Motor City<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%3D9723214%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Champion Street Sense Sires First SW

    Street Sense, the 2007 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner and the previous year's Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner, came through with his first stakes winner.

  • 2009 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf winner Midday runs on Saturday this year.<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%3D8609237%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Filly Sarafina Favorite for BC Turf

    The Aga Khan's Sarafina, a multiple group I winner, drew post 2 in a nine-horse field in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) and was made the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the $3 million race.

  • Union Rags at Churchill Downs on November 1.<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%3D9725466%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Union Rags Choice in Contentious Juvenile

    Chadds Ford Stable's Union Rags is favored to remain undefeated and seal the 2-year-old championship in the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs.

  • Uncle Mo<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%3D9723036%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Uncle Mo Classic Choice Over Havre de Grace

    Mike Repole's Uncle Mo was made the 5-2 morning line choice after drawing post 8 for the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Havre de Grace will break from post 10 as the 3-1 second choice in the $5 million race.

  • Two-Pronged Attack by Fawkes in Sprint

    Harold Queen's homebred Big Drama was made the 5-2 morning line favorite to repeat in the Nov. 5 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I). He'll break from post 8 in a field of 9.

  • Stacelita

    Post 2 for F&M Turf Favorite Stacelita

    Martin Schwartz' Stacelita, a two-time grade I winner this year, was made the 2-1 favorite for the Nov. 4 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT). The 1 3/8-mile race is worth $2 million.

  • Turbulent Descent

    Turbulent Descent Favored in F&M Sprint

    Multiple grade I winner Turbulent Descent drew post 3 for the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I). The daughter of Congrats will face 12 Nov. 4 going seven furlongs as the 6-5 favorite.

  • Michael Blowen

    Old Friends to Hold Breeders' Cup Benefit

    Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, Ky., and its 30 retired Breeders' Cup stars invite fans to join them for a special celebration of the 2011's Breeders' Cup on Sunday, Nov. 6 at noon EST.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.