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  • California Chrome schooled in the paddock on Oct. 28. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Works/i-TsBqgZH">Order This Photo</a>

    California Chrome Camp Likes Classic Chances

    The California Chrome camp appears very confident heading into the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) despite the 3-year-old colt's disappointing trip in the Sept. 20 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II).

  • Secret Circle
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    Secret Circle Back for More in BC Sprint

    Secret Circle will try to become the second horse to win back-to-back editions of the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) after a full field of 14 entered the six-furlong race set for Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • American Pharoah
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    American Pharoah Lands Post 5 for Juvenile

    Zayat Stables' American Pharoah, a dominant winner of two grade I stakes in his last two starts, drew post 5 versus 12 other 2-year-old males in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 1.

  • Angela Renee <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Works/i-Pf7LS8p">Order This Photo</a>

    Angela Renee Inside for Juvenile Fillies

    Several 2-year-old fillies with strong last-out efforts in graded stakes figure to grab the most attention in a field of 12 entered for the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 1.

  • Goldencents

    Goldencents Draws Rail for BC Dirt Mile

    The winner of last year's edition of the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) leads a group of 11 entered for the 2014 edition as he aims to become the first two-time victor in the race's seven-year history Oct. 31.

  • Imperia
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    Imperia Draws Post 11 in BC Juvenile Turf

    Godolphin Racing's Imperia, winner of the Pilgrim Stakes (gr. IIIT) in his last start, drew post 11 in a field of 14 2-year-olds entered for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park.

  • New BC Policy: Will Industry Embrace Action?

    The recent announcement by Breeders' Cup to ban horses from being entered in the World Championships if their trainers are found to be in violation of its convicted trainers rule, effective 2015, could signal change.

  • Flight Plan for BC Horses Slightly Altered

    A cracked windshield on a Tex Sutton plane caused minor shuffling in plans for the transportation of Breeders' Cup contenders in New York and Kentucky, but all runners are expected to arrive at Santa Anita Park by Oct. 29.

  • Bourbon Courage

    Bourbon Courage Has BC Sprint Blowout

    Bourbon Lane Stable's XpressBet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) contender Bourbon Courage had a good Oct. 27 blowout for the Nov. 1 event, breezing three furlongs in :34 1/5 at Keeneland for trainer Kellyn Gorder.

  • Keeneland Officials Get Early Start on 2015

    Keeneland sent representatives to Santa Anita to get a feel for the procedures leading up to the Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup. Keeneland officials regularly attend the World Championships, but this year is different.

  • Fast Anna works towards the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Oct. 26, 2014.
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    Fast Anna, Others Work at Santa Anita Park

    One day after nearly two dozen Breeders' Cup World Championships pre-entrants worked at Santa Anita Park, the Oct. 26 work tab was much smaller, with a handful of horses going through their final preps.

  • Bayern works for the Breeders' Cup Oct. 26, 2014.
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    Bayern, 'Pharoah Post Smooth Final BC Works

    Trainer Bob Baffert indicated he liked what he saw from Bayern and American Pharoah after they both worked five furlongs Oct. 26 at Santa Anita Park in preparation for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Vicar's in Trouble<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-TnHtJFn">Order This Photo</a>

    Diminutive 'Vicar' Faces BC Dirt Mile Test

    Much has been made of Vicar's in Trouble's size--or lack thereof--throughout his career. But the modest 3-year-old has delivered again and again, giving his connections confidence to send him to the Breeders' Cup.

  • Fed Biz

    Fed Biz in Quick Work for BC Dirt Mile

    Kaleem Shah and Fed Biz LLC's Fed Biz, a strong second to undefeated Shared Belief in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) in his last start, worked a half mile Oct. 25 at Santa Anita in preparation for the BC Dirt Mile.

  • Grand Arch worked five furlongs on the dirt Oct. 25 at Keeneland.

    Grand Arch 'Ready to Go' for BC Mile

    Susan and Jim Hill's Grand Arch, who is having a career season at age 5, worked five furlongs on the dirt Oct. 25 at Keeneland in his final drill for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Perry Ouzts

    Ouzts Takes Santa Anita Off 'Bucket List'

    Sixty-year-old jockey Perry Ouzts was planning to visit Santa Anita as a spectator during a vacation with his wife, but instead landed his first mount at the California track in the Oct. 25 Autumn Miss Stakes.

  • Is Bayern the fastest of the speed horses?<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-t5xP6jJ">Order This Photo</a>

    Speed Horses Hold Key to BC Classic

    The Classic outcome most likely will be determined by what transpires on the front end, as we have two, possibly three, horses all trying to prove who is the fastest of the fast.

  • Hootenanny
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    Ward Sends Talented Duo to Juvenile Turf

    Hootenanny has proven himself against talented juvenile turf runners in Europe and Luck of the Kitten banked a graded stakes at Santa Anita, giving trainer Wesley Ward two good chances to land his first Breeders' Cup win.

  • Midnight Lucky<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2542442616&k=7nXTFsP">Order This Photo</a>

    Midnight Lucky Out of F&M Sprint, Retired

    Dual grade I winner Midnight Lucky has been withdrawn from consideration for the DraftKings Breeder's Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) following a six-furlong workout Oct. 24 and will be retired, trainer Bob Baffert confirmed.

  • Dayatthespa won the First Lady on Oct 4.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-bfWpsvp">Order This Photo</a>

    Dayatthespa Silenced All Doubters

    The chestnut daughter of City Zip had been overlooked at a 2-year-olds in training sale for immaturity, offset knees, and a wider than typically accepted way of walking in front. She has since soared above all expectations

  • Bill Mott has had a way with the ladies, including multiple Eclipse award winner Royal Delta.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2369617945&k=cwSrCsk">Order This Photo</a>

    Mott's BC Fillies are Close to His Heart

    Although the Hall of Fame trainer is closely associated with the legendary Cigar, he has always had that 'je ne sais quoi' with the fillies, including Breeders' Cup contenders Emollient and Close Hatches.

  • Trainer Peter Miller

    Can Calculator Figure in BC Juvenile?

    Calculator lacks the high profile of several of his foes in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile, but he is an improving colt who is far better than his maiden status would have one believe.

  • California's Golden Eagle Farm Set to Close

    Golden Eagle Farm in Ramona, Calif., founded and owned by the late John and Betty Mabee, is scheduled to close Oct. 31 after 40 years of operation, according to Golden Eagle racing manager Janine McCullough.

  • Mares and Foals

    Report of Mares Bred Shows Modest Increase

    Led by increases in five major states, the number of mares bred in North America this year increased 1.1% while the number of stallions declined 8.9%, according to the Report of Mares Bred released by The Jockey Club Oct. 21.

  • O'Neill and Racing's Slow Regulatory Process

    Sanctions against Doug O'Neill for a June 2013 drug positive calling for the highest level of penalty would not be levied until earlier in October when an agreement between the NYSGC and the trainer was reached.

  • Anodin, full brother to Goldikova, will try to follow in her footsteps.

    Head May Continue Mile Success with Anodin

    Head began his assault on the storied grass race in 1987-88, riding Miesque, then saddled Goldikova to three consecutive victories in 2008-10 after beginning a training career. Now, Goldikova's full brother could step up.

  • Iotapa won the 2014 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes.

    Iotapa Could Take Hronis From Claim to Fame

    With a pair of grade I victories under her belt, a track she likes, and early or tactical speed her rivals must contend with, Hronis Racing's Iotapa looms a threat in this year's $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).

  • Goldencents (left) won the 2013 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.

    BC Dirt Mile Makes Impact in Short Time

    The Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) may not have the storied history of many of the World Championship races, but what it lacks in longevity it makes up for in quality with a roster of seven impressive performances.

  • The 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Classic/33150031_7ZnLk4#!i=2886401886&k=LfWs6fC">Order This Photo</a>

    Catching Up with 2013 Breeders' Cup Winners

    Some have retired, a hearty few race on, but the winners of last year's Breeders' Cup World Championships will always have their place in history. Here we check in with the 14 runners who put on a great show in 2013.

  • Mizdirection after winning the 2013 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint.
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    Puype Reflects on Mizdirection's Cup Success

    When the World Championships are renewed for a third straight year at Santa Anita Park, missing from the lineup will be one of the most dynamic Breeders' Cup winners of the past two years--Turf Sprint winner Mizdirection.

  • Shared Belief

    Shared Belief 'Excellent' in Golden Gate Move

    Likely favorite for the Breeders' Cup Classic continues his preparation for the 1 1/4-mile race, working five furlongs in 1:00 3/5 Oct. 14 on the Tapeta surface at Golden Gate where he has done all of his training this year.

  • Toronado (right) won the 2014 Queen Anne Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-rRWrvFm">Order This Photo</a>

    Toronado to Carry Hannon Hopes in BC Mile

    Al Shaqab Racing's British-based Toronado is being aimed for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Nov. 1 after missing last year's World Championships to continue his recovery from throat surgery.