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Eastern Fillies Top Good Field in Goldikova

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Eastern based Filimbi and Strathnaver, along with four-time Santa Anita turf stakes winner Pontchatrain, head a strong field of nine fillies and mares Nov. 2 in the $200,000 Goldikova Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Pleasantly Perfect Sold to Stand in Turkey

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Pleasantly Perfect has been purchased by Turkish interests and will stand at the Turkish National Stud in 2015, Murat Sancal of Sancal Racing said Oct. 30. Read More...

BC 2014: Shared Belief at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Classic favorite Shared Belief, walking after visiting track at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

BC, NBC Extend Media Rights Deal 10 Years

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
NBC Sports Group is extending its media rights partnership with Breeders' Cup through 2025 with a 10-year extension, it was announced Oct. 30. Read More...

Smith Has Calming Influence on Tom’s Tribute

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
If you watch Mike Smith in the post parade of the upcoming Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park, don't be surprised to see him slouched a bit in the saddle, his feet dropped out of the irons. Read More...

Miss Mischief Seeking to Make the Grade

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The daughter of Into Mischief is looking to extend a three-race winning streak and pick up her first graded stakes win. Read More...

Zenyatta: Champion Mother

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Learn more about Zenyatta's life as a broodmare in this companion piece to 'Long Live The Queen," Tracy Gantz's Breeders' Cup longform at www.BloodHorse.com/Zenyatta. Read More...

Leparoux Posts Career Win 2,000 at Churchill

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Jockey Julien Leparoux rode In My Time to a one-length win in the ninth race Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Churchill Downs to secure his 2,000th career win. Read More...

By the Moon Settles In for Juvenile Fillies

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
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. Read More...

Hopes of Calderon, Peru with Valiant Emelia

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Should Valiant Emilia register an upset victory in the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), it not only would be a dream come true for owner-breeder Bernardo Calderon but could spark interest in Peru. Read More...

Hopes of Calderon, Peru with Valiant Emilia

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Should Valiant Emilia register an upset victory in the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), it not only would be a dream come true for owner-breeder Bernardo Calderon but could spark interest in Peru. Read More...

Tonalist Arrives; Has Easy Jog

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Tonalist, the Belmont Stakes and Jockey Club Gold Cup winner, settled in at Santa Anita Park after Fed Ex flight teh night of Oct.28. Read More...

Jury Fails to Reach Verdict in Mare Case

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A Fayette (Lexington) Circuit Court jury failed Oct. 28 to reach a verdict in a lawsuit filed over the disputed purchase of the broodmare Love Me Only for $2.1 million in 2011. Read More...

Spring in the Air Seeks Milestone in Chilukki

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Spring in the Air, a grade I winner at 2 and a consistent player in graded stakes events in her two subsequent seasons of racing, will bid for millionaire status against nine rivals in Churchill Downs' Chilukki Stakes. Read More...

Juddmonte’s Emollient Thriving in California

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Juddmonte Farms' homebred daughter of Empire Maker is approaching the Filly & Mare Turf in top form. Read More...

Main Sequence Can Cap Big Season in BC Turf

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Animal Kingdom, it turns out, played an important role in Main Sequence's success in the United States with trainer Graham Motion. Read More...

Filly Wind Fire Takes On Top Male Sprinters

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Rich Tapestry from Hong Kong isn't the only foreign runner headed for the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I). Wind Fire, a 3-year-old filly from England, will also try to defeat the best U.S. speedsters at six furlongs on dirt. Read More...

Record Third Quarter Earnings for Churchill

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Churchill Downs Inc. reported Oct. 29 record adjusted earnings for the third quarter for the racetrack and casino owner. Third quarter adjusted earnings (EBITDA) reached $32.2 million, up 1% from last year's third quarter. Read More...

Nothhaft Living The Life With Improving Filly

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Filly Living The Life keeps forcing her connections to find new challenges for her, which puts a smile on the faces of owner Hank Nothhaft and trainer Gary Mandella. Read More...

Barretts Moves Sales to Del Mar Fairgrounds

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Barretts Sales, which has conducted Thoroughbred auctions at Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., since its inception in 1990, announced its primary sales location will the Del Mar Fairgrounds, starting in 2015. Read More...

Sequel New York Releases 2015 Fees

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Sequel Stallions New York near Hudson, N. Y., has released its 2015 stallion roster and fees, with Freud leading the list at $10,000, unchanged from 2014. Read More...

Haskin: High Noon for Bayern and Moreno

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
In Bayern and Moreno, we have two dangerous weapons, which individually would be deadly for everyone else in the Breeders' Cup Classic field. Read More...

Lenny’s Place – Episode 4

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Lenny Shulman takes his show to Santa Anita Park. This episode includes an interview with trainer Chad Brown as he prepares for the Breeders' Cup. Read More...

Noble Moon, Protonico Top Discovery Handicap

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Noble Moon and Protonico hold a class edge over their five rivals in the Nov. 1 Discovery Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack. The 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-olds is worth $200,000. Read More...

Weanling Daughter of Champion Zenyatta Dies

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The team connected to champion Zenyatta reported a saddening loss Oct. 29 when a weanling War Front filly out of the 2010 Horse of the Year was euthanized following an Oct. 28 paddock accident at Lane's End Farm. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup News Update for Oct 29, 2014

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Claire Novak updates the news of the day, including the defections of Magician and Free as a Bird, and California Chrome schooling. Also, Shared Belief is now in the house. Read More...

Souper Colossal a Hot Juvenile Longshot

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Souper Colossal, perfect in his three races, steps into deeper water in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, but trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. thinks he's got something special on his hands. Read More...

Churchill to Add Owner Suites for Derby, Oaks

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Churchill Downs announced plans for a $4.2 million capital improvement project Oct. 29 designed to upgrade accommodations for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks (both gr. I). Read More...

Airdrie Stud Announces 2015 Stud Fees

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Airdrie Stud announced 2015 stud fees Oct. 29. Topping the roster is Creative Cause at $15,000; newcomer Cairo Prince to stand for $10,000. Read More...

Free as a Bird Refuses to Fly, Out of Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Free as a Bird was scratched from the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) the morning of Oct. 29 after the 5-year-old mare refused to fly, according to trainer Ian Wilkes. Read More...

BC 2014: Aidan O’Brien on Magician

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainer Aidan O'Brien discusses Oct. 29 defection of 2013 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr.I) winner, Magician. Read More...

BC to Employ National Medication Reforms

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Breeders' Cup World Championships will be held for the first time under reforms included in the National Uniform Medication Program. Read More...

Silver Charm Pensioned, Returning to Kentucky

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Silver Charm, winner of the 1997 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes (both gr. I), is returning to Kentucky to retire at Old Friends near Georgetown after serving stud duty in Japan since 2005. Read More...

Lameness Knocks Magician Out of BC Turf

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Magician, winner of the 2013 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), has been withdrawn from this year's race at Santa Anita Park, Breeders' Cup officials confirmed the morning of Oct. 29. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Buzz 2014

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Can't get enough Breeders' Cup? Catch up on what's made headlines at Santa Anita Park over the past few days. Photos, commentary, candid behind the scenes access, and more! Read More...

Handsome Mike Out of Dirt Mile With Injury

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Multiple graded stakes winner Handsome Mike on Oct. 28 was declared from the upcoming Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) because of a leg injury. Read More...

Churchill and Saratoga Harness Formalize Deal

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Churchill Downs Inc. announced Oct. 28 it had signed a purchase agreement to acquire 25% interest in Saratoga Casino Holdings for approximately $30.6 million in cash. Read More...

WinStar Launches Annual Breeders’ Cup Contest

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The contest is open to participants in the farm's Stablemates program. Top prize is two tickets to the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland. Read More...

Santa Anita Return for Belle Gallantey

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
When speedy Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) hopeful Belle Gallantey arrived at Santa Anita Park Sunday it actually marked a return to California for the veteran of 43 races. Read More...

BC 2014: TimeformUS’s Top 3 Fastest Paces

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Top 3 Projected Fastest Paces in the 2014 Breeders' Cup. Read More...

Old Pro Pants On Fire Having Best Year Yet

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Every morning at Santa Anita Park, Kelly Breen may be found accompanying an old campaigner on a dirt oval outside Barn 89 after morning training. Read More...

BC 2014: Don’t Tell Sophia and Phil Sims

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trainer Phil Sims talks about the prospects of his Breeders' Cup Distaff contender Don't Tell Sophia, and also how she got her name. Read More...

F&M Turf Euros Get First Look at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
All four F&M Turf European contenders left quarantine Oct. 28 and got their first feel of Santa Anita heading into Breeders' Cup weekend. Read More...

Majestic Presence Primed for Juvenile Fillies

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Mark DeDomenico and North American Thoroughbred Horse Co.'s Majestic Presence galloped on the main track at Santa Anita Park Oct. 28, and her connections believe she is primed for a big effort. Read More...

Midnight Hawk, Chitu to Clash in Damascus

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Bob Baffert stablemates Midnight Hawk and Chitu figure prominently in the $100,000 Damascus Stakes Oct. 31, at Santa Anita Park, the final race before four Breeders' Cup World Championships races on Friday's card. Read More...

Richies Party Girl Could Have Ken Maddy Edge

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trainer Wesley Ward could get his Breeders' Cup Saturday started in a big way Nov. 1 if Richies Party Girl delivers in the $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes (gr. IIIT) Read More...

Lakerville to Harris Farms for 2015

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Lakerville, a son of six-time California leading sire and all-time California-bred progeny earnings leader Unusual Heat, will stand at John C. Harris' Harris Farms in Coalinga, Calif, for the 2015 season. Read More...

Producer Tops Second Tattersalls Session

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The action stepped up a notch on the second day of the Tattersalls autumn horses-in-training sale Oct. 28, with 19 lots selling for 100,000 guineas ($169,619 in United States funds) or more and a 90% clearance rate. Read More...

Ambitious Brew: A Horse for the Course

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
If success over the unique downhill turf course at Santa Anita Park is a precursor to success in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), Ambitious Brew should have some sort of advantage in the Nov. 1 race. Read More...

Zayat Crushed by American Pharoah Injury

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Ahmed Zayat still has Mr. Z and Prayer for Relief in the Breeders' Cup World Championships, but the injury that knocked American Pharoah out of the Juvenile was devastating to the owner. Read More...