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The Week in Photos for 10/28/2014

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Keeneland, Europe, Japan, Zia Park, Santa Anita, Breeders' Cup works and more! Read More...

Live Chat – Thursday, October 30 at NOON EST

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Share your Breeders' Cup comments, questions, and picks with the Bloodhorse.com community. Read More...

Shared Belief takes it easy in Breeders’ Cup Classic work

DRF | 2 days ago
Shared Belief, the likely favorite for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, and V. E. Day, one of the race’s outsiders, both turned in easy half-mile workouts on Tuesday morning in their final preps for Saturday’s $5 million race. Read More...

Jerardi: Four Penn Challenge winners entered for BC

DRF | 2 days ago
Four winners of the first 15 races in the Penn Gaming Racing Challenge are among the horses entered for the Breeders’ Cup races Friday and Saturday in Santa Anita.
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BC 2014: Baffert on American Pharoah

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainer Bob Baffert on scratch of favorite American Pharoah from the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Oct. 28. Read More...

Caspar Netscher brings full passport to Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

DRF | 2 days ago
Caspar Netscher has been on the go all through October – to racetracks in three countries and over the Atlantic twice. Read More...

Aqueduct: Speed the name of game in Thursday feature

DRF | 2 days ago
There is no shortage of speed in Thursday’s feature, a $69,000 optional claimer with second-level allowance conditions which is carded as the seventh of eight races. Read More...

Hovdey: Main Sequence plays Yankee Doodle Dandy

DRF | 2 days ago
Trying to win the Breeders’ Cup Turf with a horse based in North America is one of those “why bother?” endeavors. American runners usually end up high-class cannon fodder, reduced to chanting the mantra, “It’s an honor simply to be nominated.” This was not always the case. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup 2014: Dank Clears Quarantine

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
International contenders clear quarantine at Breeders' Cup Oct. 28, 2014. Dank won the 2013 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf. Read More...

American Pharoah Out of Juvenile

TDN | 2 days ago
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 11:27 AM ET American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) is out of the GI BC Juvenile via injury. Read More...

American Pharoah Out of BC Juvenile

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Zayat Stables' American Pharoah will be scratched from the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), trainer Bob Baffert confirmed the morning of Oct. 28. Read More...

American Pharoah out of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

DRF | 2 days ago
American Pharoah, the multiple Grade 1-winning 2-year-old, will be scratched from Saturday's $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile, trainer Bob Baffert confirmed Tuesday morning. Read More...

Shared Belief in Easy Half Before BC Classic

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer sent the 3-year-old Candy Ride gelding through an easy half-mile in :52 2/5. Read More...

Australian champion Black Caviar in foal to Sebring

DRF | 2 days ago
Black Caviar, Australia’s three-time Horse of the Year, is pregnant with her second foal, this time by Australian champion Sebring, reports the Melbourne Herald Sun. Read More...

Drug-testing lab pledges to catch up on backlog of work

DRF | 2 days ago
LGC Sciences, the Lexington, Ky., drug-testing laboratory that has been a source of frustration for three major racing jurisdictions this year, is confident it can address a backlog of incomplete tests by the end of 2014 and restore its reputation. Read More...

European Depth Provides Value in BC Races

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
I think every handicapper is aware of the success European-trained horses have enjoyed in the non-sprint turf races contested at Breeders' Cup, but I'm not sure as many players are aware that the value. Read More...

Stryker Phd steps out of his comfort zone in Big Bear

DRF | 2 days ago
The presence of Longacres Mile winner Stryker Phd in Thursday’s $75,000 Big Bear Stakes at Santa Anita is an experiment, his first outing away from northern California or Washington state. Read More...

Gierkink’s preview: Marathon Run the speed

DRF | 2 days ago
Marathon Run (15-1) possesses a pace advantage in the featured third race, an Ontario-sired allowance for non-winners of two, and it’s just a question of her ability to stay the nine-furlong distance. Read More...

BC Turf: Farm-trained Hardest Core brings little-known trainer to big stage

DRF | 2 days ago
Hardest Core’s out-of-the-blue win in the Arlington Million was the feel-good story of the summer. A little-known horse – owned, trained, and ridden by obscure connections – takes on the big guys and wins a $1 million race, defeating the reigning Breeders’ Cup Turf champ, Magician, fair and square. Read More...

BC 2014: California Chrome Feisty in Paddock

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was composed and then acted up in a Tuesday October 28, 2014 paddock visit. Read More...

Lone Star Park’s Breeders’ Cup Legacy

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Participants in the 2004 Breeders' Cup at Lone Star Park have made quite an impact. Read More...

Researchers Study Equine Influenza Vaccination Schedules

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The global horse community has long recognized the necessity of vaccinating against equine influenza (EI). However, immunization protocols are not universal: There is no recognized standard regarding intervals between EI vaccinations. Read More...

In Today’s TDN:

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Monday, October 27, 2014 10:41 PM ET Fields were drawn Monday for this weekend's Breeders' Cup championships and we have all 13 star-laden... Read More...

Shock Ruling: Iowa Judge Dismisses Case Against Jockey Caught With Five Buzzers

Stewards at Prairie Meadows racetrack & casino in Iowa have reinstated the license of jockey Roberto Morales – found earlier this year to be in possession of five electrical devices and a handgun... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

2014 Report of Thoroughbred Mares Bred

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The 2014 Thoroughbred Mares Bred Report shows what stallions approximately 34,540 North American mares were bred to in 2014 as reported to The Jockey Club. The statistics reported include about 90% of actual mares bred. Read More...

Unlocking: A Few Thoughts on the BC Post Draw

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson shares his preliminary thoughts on the Breeders' Cup post position draw. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup 2014: Trainer Wesley Ward

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trainer Wesley Ward provides insight into how his Breeders' Cup contenders are coming into the race. Ward's contenders include No Nay Never, Undrafted, Judy the Beauty, Hootenanny, and Luck of the Kitten. Read More...

Classic: Post No. 13 may be lucky for California Chrome

DRF | 3 days ago
Art Sherman flashed a thumb’s-up sign. Victor Espinoza flashed a smile. The California Chrome camp, anxiously watching the post-position draw Monday for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday at Santa Anita, was thrilled when California Chrome drew an outside post, No. 13, for a race that should decide Horse of the Year. Read More...

Distaff: Untapable, Close Hatches draw outside

DRF | 3 days ago
The Breeders’ Cup Distaff favorites drew advantageous outside post positions Monday for the $2 million race that will be held Friday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Fields Set

TDN | 3 days ago
Posted: Monday, October 27, 2014 6:51 PM ET Led by Shared Belief (Candy Ride {Arg}), 15 horses were drawn Monday for Saturday's GI Breeders' Cup Classic Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Classic Will Answer Questions

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
It is time for the questions to be answered, as 14 horses, seven of them 3-year-olds, have been entered for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park, with Horse of the Year up for grabs. Read More...

Indiana Suspends Vet Russell for 20 Years

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
An Indiana veterinarian charged with administering cobalt to a horse before a race and several other offenses was suspended for 20 years and fined $20,000 by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. Read More...

Close Hatches Could Restore Order in Distaff

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
If Close Hatches can return to her top form, the outcome of the race could end with the familiar sight of trainer Bill Mott entering the winner's circle. Read More...

In Wise Dan’s absence, Toronado inherits role of favorite

DRF | 3 days ago
Wise Dan, injured earlier this month, can’t return on Saturday to try and win his third straight Breeders’ Cup Mile, and his defection swelled the field to bursting. Fourteen turf milers are in the main body of the $2 million Mile, with Mr. Commons the lone also-eligible. Read More...

BC Juv. Fillies: Pletcher’s pair draws inside posts

DRF | 3 days ago
Todd Pletcher won’t have to look too far to find his pair of runners in Saturday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Mile Wide-Open Without Wise Dan

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
With two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan sidelined after dominating back-to-back editions of the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), the Nov. 1 race drew a slew of contenders. Read More...

Dank is Slight Favorite in the F&M Turf

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Dank is seeking to become the second two-time winner of the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf and the first to complete this feat in consecutive years. Read More...

Turf Favorite Flintshire Draws Favorable Post

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Breeders' Cup Turf always brings the world into these World Championships. This year's $3 million event attracted another accomplished group of European raiders looking to extend their dominance over America. Read More...

Artemis Agrotera Well-Placed in F&M Sprint

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A winner of three straight races, Artemis Agrotera could nail down champion female sprinter honors if the daughter of Roman Ruler can extend that victory streak in the DraftKings Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint. Read More...

Pletcher’s pair of Daredevil, Carpe Diem drawn toward outside

DRF | 3 days ago
For the second straight year, Pletcher will have a horse leave from post 12 in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita, where there is a short run to the first turn in races run at 1 1/16 miles. Read More...

Secret Circle Back for More in BC Sprint

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
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. Read More...

American Pharoah Lands Post 5 for Juvenile

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
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. Read More...

Angela Renee Inside for Juvenile Fillies

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
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. Read More...

Could Be Reneesgotzip’s Year in Turf Sprint

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
With the retirement of Mizdirection, winner of the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. I) the last two years, this could be Reneesgotzip's year to emerge on top in the 6 1/2-furlong race. Read More...

BC Filly & Mare Sprint: Artemis Agrotera in post 5

DRF | 3 days ago
A well-balanced field of 10 has been entered for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, with likely favorites Artemis Agrotera and Judy the Beauty assigned to the middle of the starting gate for the seven-furlong race Saturday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Favored Hootenanny will start from post 5 with Dettori

DRF | 3 days ago
Frankie Dettori’s last Breeders’ Cup flying dismount, his signature leap performed after a victory, came in 2010, when he won the Turf on Dangerous Midge. But Dettori is well mounted this year to claim another Breeders’ Cup race, and his live mount in the Juvenile Turf, Hootenanny, drew well in post 5 for the $1 million race. Read More...

BC Dirt Mile: Golden rail for Goldencents

DRF | 3 days ago
As if he needed anything else in his favor, Goldencents was assigned the favorable rail post when a field of 10 older horses was drawn Monday afternoon at Santa Anita for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. Read More...

BC Juv. Fillies Turf: Sunset Glow made 7-2 favorite

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Wesley Ward is winless with 16 Breeders’ Cup starters, but he will send out the favorite, Sunset Glow, in Friday’s $1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita. Read More...

BC Turf: Imagining to be involved early from post 3

DRF | 3 days ago
In the early fall of 2013, Imagining was considered a candidate for the $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita until he finished sixth in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont Park. Read More...

Goldencents Draws Rail for BC Dirt Mile

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
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. Read More...