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  • Divine Park is being pointed to the Dec. 26 Malibu (gr. I).<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%2Fbloodhorse%3Fprocess%3Ddynamic%26name1%3Dmetadata%252Fany%26value1%3Ddivine%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Divine Park Eyes Malibu Stakes

    Divine Park, undefeated winner of the Withers (gr. III) at Aqueduct in April, will run for the first time since that race in the Dec. 26 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said Nov. 15.

  • Dalvina, recent winner of the Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT), is now in the care to trainer Graham Motion.

    Dalvina to Stay in U.S. With Motion

    Dalvina, an impressive winner of the Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Aqueduct Nov. 11, has been turned over to trainer Graham Motion to continue her American campaign.

  • Linda Rice saddled the first three finishers in the Nov. 11, $100,000 Fifth Avenue Division of the New York Stallion Stakes.

    Trainer Rice Hits Stakes 'Trifecta'

    Trainer Linda Rice hit the "trifecta" in the Nov. 11 Fifth Avenue Division of the New York Stallion Stakes at Aqueduct.

  • Prairie Dates Set; Horsemen Balk

    The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission Nov. 8 approved a plan by Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino for a 2008 racing season over the objections of Thoroughbred interests that wanted a longer spring meet.

  • Golden Strategy comes in from Florida to try the Red Smith.

    Red Smith on Turf Looms Wide Open

    The Nov. 10 Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIT) at Aqueduct will be run at a demanding 1 3/8 miles. The turf race also will prove to be a challenge to handicappers.

  • Better Talk Now will remain in training for a 9-year-old campaign in 2008.

    Better Talk Now Not Done Yet; Dubai Trip Eyed

    Better Talk Now, winner of the 2004 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), will remain in training for a 9-year-old campaign in 2008 and possibly travel to Dubai to run in March, trainer Graham Motion said Nov. 5.

  • Chatain will run next in the $300,000 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I).

    Prep Under Belt, Chatain Pointed to Cigar Mile

    Chatain, the winner of the Nov. 3 William Livingston Stakes at Meadowlands, will run next in the $300,000 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct Nov. 24, according to trainer Angel Penna Jr.

  • Sugar Shake glides to an easy victory in the Turnback the Alarm.<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%3D2692735%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Sugar Shake Answers Call in Turnback the Alarm Win

    Sugar Shake proved much the best in the $107,300 Turnback the Alarm Handicap (gr.III) at Aqueduct Nov. 4, but the winner had an assist when the 9-5 favorite, Altesse, was pulled up after her rein broke early in the race.

  • Aqueduct, Suffolk Cancel Live Racing Nov. 3

    Aqueduct canceled its nine-race program Nov. 3 when jockeys decided they would not ride due to extremely windy conditions. Suffolk Downs also canceled its live racing card.

  • Sugar Shake looks to break a nine-month losing streak in the Turnback the Alarm Handicap (gr. III).

    Sugar Shake Looks to Sound 'Alarm' at Aqueduct

    Sugar Shake looks to regain the form she had earlier this year when she won the Santa Maria Handicap (gr. I) in the Turnback the Alarm Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Nov. 4.

  • The Long Island Handicap (gr.IIIT) marks Royal Highness' final start before retirement in Europe.

    Royal Highness Hopes to Bow Out a Winner

    Royal Highness is headed to the breeding shed in Europe, but she has some business to attend to first: The Nov. 3 Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Aqueduct.

  • Lady of Venice is one of a few Patrick Biancone horses being transferred to other trainers.<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%3D1634549%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Lady of Venice, Others Transferred to New Trainers

    Lady of Venice, a top turf runner formerly trained by Patrick Biancone, is now being trained Kiaran McLaughlin, while two of Biancone's other horses have been transferred to Todd Pletcher.

  • Lear's Princess will remain in training next year.

    West Point: Lear's Princess Out of November Sale

    Terry Finley, president of West Point Thoroughbreds, said Oct. 29 grade I winner Lear's Princess would not go through the sale ring Nov. 4 as originally planned and will be pointed toward a 2008 campaign on the racetrack.

  • Lawyer Ron, Sunday at Belmont.

    Pletcher Brigade Works; Discreet Cat Sizzles

    Trainer Todd Pletcher worked 12 of his pre-entered Breeders' Cup horses Oct. 21 at Belmont Park, while Discreet Cat sizzled in prepartion for the inaugural Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.

  • Tony Dutrow Registers 1,000th Win

    Trainer Tony Dutrow won his 1,000th career race Oct. 18 in the ninth race at Belmont Park with Zayat Stables' New York-bred La Ransom.

  • Rosinka rolls to victory in the Glens Falls.

    Rosinka Could Compete in Filly & Mare Turf

    Rosinka, a game runner-up to Lahudood in the Sept. 30 Flower Bowl Invitational (gr. IT) at Belmont Park, is under serious consideration for the Breeders' Cup Emirates Airline Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) at Monmouth Park Oct. 27.

  • Curlin (left) comes from behind in the stretch to catch Lawyer Ron in Gold Cup win.

    Curlin Edges Lawyer Ron in Gold Cup Thriller

    In a race reminiscent of Rags to Riches beating Curlin by a head in this year's Belmont Stakes, the Sept. 30 Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational (gr. I) at Belmont Park featured Curlin catching favored Lawyer Ron in the final yards for a neck win.

  • Etched May Carve Out a Spot in Breeders' Cup Juvenile

    Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin enjoyed a big upset in winning the Sept. 29 Flower Bowl Invitational (gr. IT) at Belmont Park against a stellar field with Lahudood. McLaughlin's less surprising winner earlier on the card, Etched, could be bound for the $2-million Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Monmouth Park Oct. 27.

  • Bravo May Be Back in Irons Soon, Says Agent

    Jockey Joe Bravo, who fractured his left clavicle bone in a Sept. 7 spill at Belmont Park, is a "week to 10 days" away from galloping horses, his agent, Drew Mollica, said Sept. 30.

  • Jazzy will be supplemented to the Breeders' Cup.

    'Sheets' Tell Owners to Supplement Jazzy to Cup

    Barry Irwin, president of Team Valor Stables, said Sept. 27 that Jazzy, the winner of the Gallant Bloom (gr. II), will be supplemented for $150,000 to compete in the inaugural running of the $1-million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Monmouth Park Oct. 26.

  • Ruffian winner Ginger Punch likely to run in the Beldame.<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%3D2210028%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ginger Punch Most Likely to Go in Beldame

    Trainer Bobby Frankel said Sept. 25 he would likely run Ginger Punch, a back-to-back grade I winner in New York, in the Sept. 30 Beldame (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Gallant Bloom winner Jazzy would have to be supplemented to enter the $1-million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Dirt Sprint.

    BC Bid by Jazzy May Hinge on La Traviata

    Discussions are under way on whether to supplement Gallant Bloom Stakes (gr. II) winner Jazzy to the $1-million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Dirt Sprint.

  • Discreet Cat

    Discreet Cat Works; on Track for Vosburgh

    In his final breeze for the Sept. 30 Vosburgh Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park, Discreet Cat worked five furlongs in 1:00.84 on Belmont's fast main track Sept. 24.

  • The Green Monkey

    The Green Monkey Set for Debut at Belmont Park

    The Green Monkey, a $16-million 2-year-old purchase at auction, is scheduled to make his much-anticipated racing debut at Belmont Park in the fourth race Sept. 15.

  • Suspensory Injury Ends Tiz Wonderful's Race Career

    Tiz Wonderful, a graded stakes winner and undefeated 2-year-old last year, suffered a career-ending and potentially life-threatening suspensory injury and is being treated at New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa.

  • Better Talk Now

    Turf Warrior Better Talk Now Back in Action

    Better Talk Now, a multiple grade I winner, has recovered from a puncture wound he suffered in July and August and is back in serious training at his Fair Hill, Md., home base, trainer Graham Motion said Sept. 12.

  • Rags to Riches<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%3D1400062%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Rags to Riches Works, Has Gazelle in Her Sights

    Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Rags to Riches, with Angel Cordero Jr. aboard, took to the Belmont Park main track at daybreak Sept. 8 to work in preparation for a start in the Sept. 15 Gazelle Handicap (gr. I).

  • Voters Give OK for Slot Machines at The Woodlands

    Wyandotte County, Kan., voters on June 26 approved a measure that will allow The Woodlands racetrack to install slot machines. The revenue eventually could push purses above the $200,000-per-day level at the once-bankrupt track.

  • New Arlington Polytrack gets positive reviews.

    Arlington's New Surface Healing Old Wounds

    A year after an unprecedented string of catastrophic breakdowns left horsemen wondering what was wrong with the dirt track at Arlington Park, they were singing the praises of a new synthetic racing surface.

  • Perfect Drift Looks to Snap 12-Race Skid in Alysheba

    A winner of 11 races and more than $4.6 million in his stellar career, Stonecrest Farm's 8-year-old gelding Perfect Drift will nonetheless be trying to end a 12-race losing streak when he faces seven rivals in Friday's $100,000 Alysheba Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

  • Tie Rod Makes Connection in Turf Paradise Derby

    Phoenix-based Tie Rod duplicated his success in the Rattlesnake Stakes last month with a 2 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 Turf Paradise Derby for 3-year-olds Saturday.

  • BC Classic entrant Perfect Drift works Saturday morning at Trackside.<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%3D624152%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Perfect Drift, the Old Warrior, Tunes Up for Classic

    Perfect Drift, the old warrior who finished third in last year's Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I), turned in his final prep for this year's 1 1/4-mile race with a five-furlong workout Oct. 28 at Churchill Downs' Trackside training center in Louisville.

  • Motion Sizes Up Arlington Festival Races

    Trainer H. Graham Motion has a contender in two of the three big races at Arlington Park's International Festival of Racing, so he's in a good spot to assess the relative quality of Saturday's fields.