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  • Pepper Crown wins the Berkeley Handicap.

    Pepper Crown Closes Strongly for Berkeley Win

    Swung six wide into the stretch, lightly regarded Pepper Crown uncoiled a torrid outside rally and won the $100,315 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III) going away as the longest shot in the field Nov. 30 at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Conquest Typhoon wins the B. DeMille Stakes.

    Conquest Typhoon Last to First in DeMille

    Conquest Typhoon rallied from last and caught Stormy Liberal in the final strides to score as the even money favorite in the $150,000 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 2-year-olds Nov. 30 at Del Mar.

  • Dr. Jack Robbins

    Influential Veterinarian Jack Robbins Dies

    Top racetrack veterinarian Dr. Jack Robbins, a longtime breeder of Thoroughbreds in California and patriarch of an influential racing family, died the afternoon of Nov. 29 at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. He was 93.

  • Ol' Fashion Gal rallies for the win in the Jimmy Durante Stakes.

    Ol' Fashion Gal Upsets Jimmy Durante

    Squeezing through a tight opening along the rail in mid-stretch, Ol' Fashion Gal prevailed over favored Rainha Da Bateria to upset the $151,500 Jimmy Durante Stakes (gr. IIIT) Nov. 29 at Del Mar.

  • Kaigun rolls home to win the Seabiscuit Handicap at Del Mar.

    Kaigun Storms From Last to Seabiscuit Win

    Not a factor in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) earlier this month, Kaigun was an unstoppable force Nov. 28 after unleashing a mighty run through the Del Mar stretch to win the $250,750 Seabiscuit Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Take Charge Brandi

    Take Charge Brandi, Mr. Z to Los Alamitos

    Willis Horton's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) and Delta Princess (gr. III) winner Take Charge Brandi and Zayat Stables LLC's Delta Jackpot (gr. III) runner-up Mr. Z both to have one more start in 2014.

  • Daddy D T won the Oak Tree Juvenile Turf Stakes at Del Mar on Sept. 3.

    Daddy D T Tops Cecil B. DeMille Stakes

    After finishing third in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park Oct. 31, Daddy D T appears the one to beat in Sunday's $150,000 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Del Mar Race Course.

  • Rainha Da Bateria is the only stakes winner in the Jimmy Durante Stakes.

    Rainha De Bateria Heads Durante at Del Mar

    A field of 11 freshmen fillies have been signed up for the gr. III Durante over turf, and stakes experience is at a premium in the field, with Rainha De Bateria being the only added-money winner.

  • Salute the Sarge to E.A. Ranches in CA

    Salute the Sarge, a multiple graded stakes winner at 2 and sire of grade III winner Salutos Amigos, will stand the 2015 breeding season at E.A. Ranches near Ramona, Calif. His fee will be $1,000.

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    Breeders' Cup Handle Totaled $159.1 Million

    The Breeders' Cup reported Nov. 12 that all-sources wagering for the World Championships at Santa Anita Park this year totaled $159.1 million, fourth highest in Cup history but down 2.7% from 2013.

  • The start of the Breeders' Cup Classic.
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    Santa Anita Steward Explains Classic Ruling

    Reacting to strong criticism, California racing steward Scott Chaney, explained the decision to allow the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) win Nov. 1 by Bayern to stand in spite of obvious interference at the start.

  • Bayern (right) gets the Breeders' Cup Classic win over Toast of New York (middle) and California Chrome.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Classic/i-CTNgkCT/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Bayern Wins Breeders' Cup Classic Slugfest

    Bayern mugged Shared Belief shortly after the start of the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and got away with it, outlasting Toast of New York and California Chrome in a thrilling stretch duel Nov. 1 at Santa Anita.

  • Work All Week wins the 2014 Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Sprint/i-CW4VZQj/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Work All Week Strong in Breeders' Cup Sprint

    Midwest Thoroughbreds' Work All Week, winner of the grade III Phoenix Stakes at Keeneland in his previous start as the favorite, wheeled right back at 19-1 to win the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) Nov. 1.

  • Bobby's Kitten wins the 2014 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint.
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    Bobby's Kitten Last to First in Turf Sprint

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Bobby Kitten, a speed type who never had raced shorter than one mile, went from last to first with a dramatic run to capture the $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Amaranth delivers a victory in the Senator Ken Maddy Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-bZtbCxx">Order This Photo</a>

    Amaranth Takes Off-Turf Ken Maddy

    Amaranth recorded the biggest win of her career when she held off favored Velvet Mesquite to take the $100,250 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 1, Breeders' Cup Saturday morning.

  • Lady Eli dominates the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Juvenile-Fillies-Turf/i-4NRsRkh">Order This Photo</a>

    Lady Eli Sharp in Juvenile Fillies Turf

    Sheep Pond Partners' Lady Eli remained undefeated in three starts with a dynamic victory in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Cary Street wins the 2014 Las Vegas Marathon Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/">Order This Photo</a>

    Patient Cary Street Wins Las Vegas Marathon

    Last the first time past the wire, Cary Street was first when it counted, taking the $200,000 Las Vegas Marathon (gr. II) easily over favored Irish Surf at Santa Anita Park Oct. 31.

  • Mustajeeb - Breeders' Cup 2014

    BC Hoping Full Fields Carry Handle Numbers

    After a 10.49% increase in total pari-mutuel handle in 2013 compared with 2012, Breeders' Cup officials are hoping for more gains this year. But they'll have to come in another year of depressed wagering.

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    No Nay Never to Coolmore After BC Turf Sprint

    No Nay Never, a course record setter at Royal Ascot as a juvenile, will be retired after his scheduled start in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park to stand in 2015 at Coolmore Stud in Ireland.

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    Top Decile Under Radar for Juvenile Fillies

    Top Decile didn't win the Darley Alcibiades Stakes at Keeneland in early October, but she raced well enough to capture second and earn a trip to California for the Nov. 1 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

  • Jockey Rodolfo Arvizu, who assisted fellow rider Anne Von Rosen after a racing accident earlier this year at Turf Paradise, was presented with the 2014 White Horse Award by the Race Track Chaplaincy of America Oct. 30.

    Arvizu, Others Recognized by Chaplaincy

    Jockey Rodolfo Arvizu, who assisted fellow rider Anne Von Rosen after a racing accident earlier this year at Turf Paradise, was presented with the 2014 White Horse Award by the Race Track Chaplaincy of America Oct. 30.

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    Baffert Hopes Luck Turns With One Lucky Dane

    Dual champion Lookin At Lucky has two colts from his first crop in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, and trainer Bob Baffert, who lost favorite American Pharoah from the race, hopes One Lucky Dane can fill the void.

  • Secret Circle, last year's Sprint winner, starts from post 4 in 2014.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Works/i-md7TFm6">Order This Photo</a>

    Sprint Wins Come From Every Post Position

    At only six furlongs, the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) raises more questions regarding post positions than do many of the longer races. Yet historically Sprint wins have been scattered throughout the starting gate.

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    By the Moon Settles In for Juvenile Fillies

    Jay Em Ess Stable's By the Moon shipped well from New York to California Oct. 28 and is getting some light exercise in advance of the 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) Nov. 1.