In addition to Breeders’ Cup World Championships 2-year-olds competing on “Future Stars Friday” Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park, California-bred or -sired juveniles will also receive their moment in the spotlight.
Barry Ostrager’s Crimson Frost is on a quest for her first graded stakes win, and she’ll take on five other stakes winners in the Nov. 2, $150,000 Turnback the Alarm Handicap (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack, a 1 1/8-mile event for fillies and mares.
Trainer Mark Casse, who has won the Breeders’ Cup Mile in 2015 with Tepin and in 2017 with World Approval, seeks to continue the pattern when he saddles Got Stormy in this year’s edition Nov. 2.
Three bloodstock stories unfold at Santa Anita Park
Before the juveniles takes over at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park, a field of six older horses will kick off Friday’s 10-race card in the $200,000 Marathon Stakes presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (G2).
Continued success of Derby City Gaming fueled another strong quarter for Churchill Downs Inc., which reported increases in net revenue and adjusted income.
A two-time grade 3 winner last year, Toinette will try for her first graded stakes score of 2019 when she faces an expected six other fillies and mares in the $200,000 Goldikova Stakes (G2) Sunday, Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park.
Every time McKinzie enters a race, or runs in a race, or wins a race—he’s won some of the biggest—John Unick welcomes the texts that light up his phone.
Capitalizing on exposure from the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park Nov. 1-2, potentially 20 horses will wheel out of those prestigious races into auctions that begin next week at Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland in Lexington.
The son of Medaglia d’Oro, out of multiple grade 1 winner It’s Tricky, enters stud next year for $10,000.
Peter Brant’s Thais (FR) has been scratched by veterinarians from the $2 million Maker’s Mark Filly and Mare Turf (G1T) at Santa Anita Park.
A list of upcoming farm open houses and stallion shows
The stud fee is unchanged for Ghostzapper, a top-10 2019 North American sire by black-type winners.
Trainer Mark Casse has two for the Nov. 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1). Two Sixty (post 2) needs to make the break while Perfect Alibi (post 3) needs to find the footing to her liking.
A six-figure showdown between Oliver St. Lawrence and Saudi Arabian owner Khalid Mishref resulted in Salute The Soldier topping trade Oct. 30 during the third day of the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale.
After four marathon sessions featuring high international demand and plenty of six-figure trading, the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale concluded Oct. 31 with a set of statistics that bore a similarity to those achieved 12 months ago.
Darley has announced that dual group 1 winner Hawkbill will stand at their Japan base for the 2020 breeding season.
Assistant starter Gilbert Cardenas was named the 2019 White Horse Award winner by the Race Track Chaplaincy of America during their annual awards program Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park. Cardenas provided CPR to a fallen crew member July 27 at Del Mar.
One by one in a line, 10 of the world’s most regally bred Thoroughbreds cantered past the finish line at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 31, signaling that Europe’s premier trainer, Aidan O’Brien, and the world famous Coolmore Team was in the house.
Carl Hurst and William “Buff” Bradley’s listed stakes winner Divine Queen is the 3-1 morning-line favorite, but grade 3 winner Mylady Curlin cuts back in distance and is dangerous.