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Breeders' Cup News & Notes

Shared Belief outworks stablemates going six furlongs

Shared Belief bested a pair of stablemates in his penultimate work for the Breeders' Cup Classic (Benoit Photos)

Shared Belief, in his longest workout leading up to the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, drilled six furlongs in 1:14 2/5 handily on Golden Gate Fields' Tapeta racing surface Tuesday.

Shared Belief will be the favorite in the Classic, the main event of the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita. A 1 1/4-mile test for three-year-olds and up, the Classic is run on November 1.

With jockey Russell Baze up for Tuesday's work, Shared Belief recorded splits of :13, :25 2/5, :37 1/5, :49 3/5, and 1:02 3/5. Shared Belief galloped out seven furlongs in 1:27 2/5.

"The track is always dead on Tuesdays, so that's a good time," said Sherrie Wolfe, head clocker at Golden Gate Fields.

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer had Shared Belief work in company with two other horses from his barn, Prodicious Facts and Hard to Please. Shared Belief spotted Prodicious Facts and Hard to Please a four-length head start, rallied inside of Prodicious Facts coming into the stretch and pulled away from his stablemates down the stretch.

"It was a great work," Hollendorfer said. "We had him come up the rail today and we're very pleased with how everything went."

Hollendorfer said Shared Belief will have his final work for the Classic next Tuesday at Golden Gate Fields and then ship to Santa Anita.

"He'll work a half-mile," Hollendorfer said.

Undefeated in seven starts, Shared Belief is a three-year-old gelded son of Candy Ride who has five stakes victories -- three of the Grade 1 variety -- and $1,552,200 in earnings. He was the champion two-year-old male last season.

In other Breeders' Cup works:

Travers winner V. E. Day prepped for the Classic at Belmont Park on Tuesday, covering seven furlongs in 1:27 1/5 over the training track.

V. E. Day was elevated to fifth via disqualification in the Jockey Club Gold Cup last time.

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Judy the Beauty blazes in five-furlong work

Judy the Beauty, shown winning the Madison, lit up the Keeneland main track on Monday in advance of the BC Filly & Mare Sprint (Keeneland/Coady Photography)

Trainer Wesley Ward's Judy the Beauty, winner of the Madison at Keeneland and two other stakes this season, tuned up for an expected start in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at Santa Anita on November 1 by working five furlongs on Keeneland's main track in :57 4/5 Monday morning.

Judy the Beauty started nine lengths in back of two workmates and while racing three wide closed the gap to two lengths at the wire. She covered the first three-eighths in :34 3/5 and galloped out six furlongs in 1:11 4/5. The five-furlong time was easily the best of 10 for the morning and the fastest morning clocking at the distance for the meet that began October 3.

Bourbon Courage worked five furlongs in :59 3/5 and in the process earned a trip to California for the Breeders' Cup.

Working on his own after the renovation break, Bourbon Courage produced an opening three-eighths in :36 and galloped out six furlongs in 1:12 4/5.

Judy the Beauty, who also won last year's Thoroughbred Club of America here, finished second to champion Groupie Doll in last year's Filly & Mare Sprint.

"After this work, we are going to give it a shot," trainer Kellyn Gorder said. "We are going to pre-enter in the Sprint and the Dirt Mile with the Sprint being our first preference. He will leave tomorrow and have his next work there on Monday. Ricardo Santana Jr. will have the mount."

Bourbon Courage won the 2012 Super Derby and has placed in seven other graded stakes in compiling a record of 19-4-5-5 for earnings of $975,877. The five-year-old son of Lion Heart won an opening-day allowance race at Keeneland October 3 and following that win Gorder had penciled in the Cigar Mile Handicap at Aqueduct on November 29 as a possible next start.

Four other prospective Breeders' Cup horses worked five furlongs for Ward over a firm turf course.

Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint hopefuls No Nay Never and Richies Party Girl worked together with No Nay Never, winner of the Woodford, starting about a half-length in front and finishing 2 1/2 lengths in front in 1:03 1/5. Richies Party Girl was clocked in 1:03 3/5 over course in which the dogs were out about five paths off the rail. Both were clocked in :39 3/5 for their first three furlongs.

Immediately following those two, Hootenanny (Juvenile Turf) and Sunset Glow (Juvenile Fillies Turf) worked together.

Hootenanny started two lengths in front and finished four in front in 1:01 2/5 after an initial three-eighths in :37 2/5. Sunset Glow was timed in 1:02 1/5 with the same internal fraction.

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Baffert brigade highlights Santa Anita worktab

Defending Breeders' Cup Sprint champion Secret Circle and unbeaten stablemate Indianapolis motored six furlongs in company on Monday, firing a bullet 1:10 2/5 from the gate at Santa Anita.

According to Daily Racing Form, Indianapolis may have just earned himself a tilt against Secret Circle in the November 1 Sprint. The Bob Baffert colt extended his record to three-for-three in a September 26 allowance over the track, his first start back from an eight-month layoff.

Baffert's contender for the Classic, Haskell and Penn Derby romper Bayern, covered his six panels in 1:12 1/5. He worked in company with American Pride, who recorded the same time.

FrontRunner and Del Mar Futurity star American Pharoah ripped five-eighths in a bullet :58 3/5 in preparation for the Juvenile. His workmate from the Baffert barn, Front Range, finished in :58 4/5.

The John Sadler-trained Iotapa tuned up for the Distaff by drilling six furlongs in 1:12, while Classic hopeful Majestic Harbor zipped in 1:11 3/5 for Sean McCarthy, and his expected rival Footbridge posted 1:13 for Eoin Harty.

For Steve Asmussen, Sprint contender Mico Margarita sped five panels in :58 4/5, and Turf Sprint candidate Unbridled's Note clocked :59 3/5.

Dale Romans sent out Flying Tipat, who hopes to get into the Juvenile Fillies Turf, for a five-furlong move in 1:03 3/5. The recent maiden winner is a full sister to 2009 Juvenile Fillies winner Tapitsfly.

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Magician confirmed for Turf title defense

Magician spearheads the Ballydoyle squad, which includes a trio of juveniles (Wendy Wooley/EquiSport Photos)

Reigning Breeders' Cup Turf champion Magician will return to Santa Anita to seek a repeat in the 1 1/2-mile prize November 1, trainer Aidan O'Brien has told Racing Post.

The Ballydoyle handler went on to outline Breeders' Cup plans for his two-year-old squad, mentioning last-out Weld Park winner Qualify as his intended runner in the Juvenile Fillies Turf, Champagne runner-up War Envoy for the Juvenile Turf and Blenheim hero The Great War for the "Juvenile Dirt."

Compatriot Dermot Weld also confirmed to Racing Post that Mustajeeb is set for the Breeders' Cup Mile. Victorious in the Jersey at Royal Ascot back in June, Sheikh Hamdan's homebred was withdrawn from last Saturday's Queen Elizabeth II on account of the testing ground at the Berkshire venue.

Weld added, however, that Tarfasha was not certain to advance to the Filly & Mare Turf.

Juddmonte homebred Commemorative is bound for the Juvenile Turf, Racing Manager Teddy Grimthorpe told PA Sport. The winner of the October 11 Autumn Stakes was originally penciled in for Saturday's Racing Post Trophy, but the prospect of unsuitably soft going led to a reroute to Santa Anita.

"Commemorative will go to the Breeders' Cup," Grimthorpe said. "We had considered the Racing Post Trophy, but we feel that he'll always be seen to best effect on nice ground and he's unlikely to get that. So because of the ground, and $1 million, he'll go to America for the Juvenile Turf."

Baltic Baroness has been ruled out of consideration for the Filly & Mare Turf, according to a Monday report in Paris Turf. Since her rallying victory in the Prix Vermeille, the Andre Fabre mare has met with a setback.

Also as reported earlier by Paris Turf, L' Amour de Ma Vie is in the mix for the Filly & Mare Turf as well as the Distaff. The Pia Brandt trainee is best known for taking the Balanchine during the Dubai Carnival.

Sunday's E.P. Taylor winner Just the Judge will definitely head to California for a tilt at the Filly & Mare Turf.

"The plan is for her to ship down to California Thursday to prepare for the Breeders Cup," trainer Charlie Hills commented on his website. "It's a tight time frame, but she seems to be thriving on traveling and we just have to hope the race and the traveling doesn't take too much out of her. The team headed by Geoff Snook have done a tremendous job so far, and as one of the most experienced traveling head lads around she's in good hands with him."

Irish highweight Fiesolana has several Breeders' Cup options available according to trainer Willie McCreery. The Flaxman Stables colorbearer is already assured of a berth in the Filly & Mare Turf, secured by taking the Matron on Irish Champions Weekend, but would prefer to get into the Mile.

"She's in great form," commented McCreery. "We're just getting all the travel arrangements ready for a tilt at the Breeders' Cup. The Mile is first choice, but we might not get in it, so we're keeping in both at the minute. The weather over here is quite warm for the time of year, so it's quite good for fillies. She seems happy with herself, so we're going to give it a go. She's likely to fly out Saturday."

Daily Racing Form confirms that Osaila will contest the Juvenile Fillies Turf. Trained by Richard Hannon, the Al Shaqab colorbearer has captured the Princess Margaret and Tattersalls Millions Two-Year-Old Fillies Trophy.

Monday's pre-entry deadline also sparked social media announcements from connections.

Filly & Mare Turf candidate Dayatthespa has also been cross-entered to the Mile, Peter Bradley of Bradley Thoroughbreds tweeted.

Living the Life is cross-entered to both the Filly & Mare Sprint and the Turf Sprint, Hank Nothhaft of HnR Nothhhaft Horse Racing posted on Facebook.

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Racing Headlines

Ballydoyle accounts for seven of 13 left in Racing Post Trophy

Trainer Aidan O'Brien has won the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster on seven occasions and Aloft, Giovanni Canaletto, Hans Holbein, Jacobean, Order of St George and Royal Navy Ship are all possibles at the six-day stage, in a possible field of 13, for Saturday's renewal for of the final Group 1 event of the British flat season.

Andrew Balding's Elm Park heads the opposition following his Royal Lodge Stakes success, while Godolphin could be represented by Best of Times.

Cock of the North could bid for an amazing double having won the Brocklesby at the track back in March and Sir Mark Prescott has Celestial Path as a possible. Victorious at Haydock and York, jockey Luke Morris would like to see a few dry days for Celestial Path.

"Hopefully if the ground dries up he'll have a good chance on Saturday," the jockey said.

Richard Hannon Jr. looks likely to win the trainer's championship in his first full season with a license and he has Tupi entered for the race, with title rival John Gosden responsible for Snoano.

William Muir has supplemented Restorer after his fine run in the Autumn Stakes, but connections of Commemorative, winner of that race, decided against doing the same. The Lambourn trainer said the decision to supplement was quite an easy one to take.

"The owner has had a great season with Stepper Point and this lad won a Bobis race so the money was in the pot," Muir said. "He ran a great race at Newmarket and likes cut in the ground so we thought why not.

"At Newmarket I thought the ground might be a bit quick for him, so if that's the case and he was still able to run so well, I expect him to improve a good bit on softer ground. Certainly the way he won at Ffos Las suggested he liked getting his toe in. I know they think a lot of the winner (Commemorative) but he needs fast ground."

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In brief

There figures to be plenty of early speed in Friday night's $100,000 My Trusty Cat S., a seven-furlong prelude to next month's Delta Downs Princess (G3). Among those expected to show early gas are morning-line favorites Vivian Da Bling (Too Much Bling) and Sandy's Song (First Samurai). Vivian Da Bling, a tiring fourth in the Adirondack S. (G2) at Saratoga last time, romped by a combined margin of more than 15 lengths in her first two outings over the summer at Lone Star Park, while Sandy's Song enters off a maiden score at Los Alamitos after placing in two starts over Del Mar's Polytrack. Exiting open company wins at Louisiana Downs are allowance scorer Private Promise (Private Vow) and 7 1/2-length maiden winner Fantasy Queen (K One King). Joy of the Saints (Saint Afleet), a multiple stakes winner in the Louisiana-bred ranks, and Casual Class (Erlton), an eight-length, state-bred maiden winner on debut, also merit respect...

Fawkner (Reset), who has had the Cox Plate (Aus-G1) in the crosshairs ever since running sixth in last year's Melbourne Cup (Aus-G1), remains the ante-post favorite at $4.20 for Saturday's weight-for-age centerpiece at Moonee Valley after drawing snugly in gate 4 Tuesday morning. The seven-year-old gave legendary co-owner Lloyd Williams his first victory in the Caulfield Cup (Aus-G1) last October, will be making his third start this preparation, having finished a narrow runner-up to the now-sidelined Dissident (Sebring) in the Makybe Diva S. (Aus-G1) September 13 before defeating the running-on Criterion (O'Reilly) and pacesetting Side Glance (Passing Glance) in the Caulfield S. (Aus-G1) October 11. "He hasn't put a foot out of place," Williams' son and part-owner, Nick Williams, told Australian Associated Press. "The horse is in perfect order. He's obviously the favorite for the race and we wouldn't swap him for anything. But the reality is that this is the best race in Australia and it takes some winning, as we know very well having tried many times and having never been able to pull it off." Adelaide (Galileo), who traveled to the U.S. to annex the Secretariat S. (G1) in August, has made a favorable impression during his time at the Werribee quarantine facility and was generally second choice in the market until he drew stall 13 Tuesday. The Coolmore runner, most recently third in the Prix Niel (Fr-G2) is now trading around $6.50, behind one-time favorite Sacred Falls (O'Reilly), who is now a $6 chance. Side Glance drew a cozy post in stall 7, but he is expected to have company on the front end in the form of The Cleaner (Savoire Vivre). The seven-year-old has used his speed to rack up three straight, including the JRA Cup (Aus-G3) over the Cox Plate course and distance, but will have his work cut out for him from the widest berth in 14 Saturday. The Cleaner was available in the low double digits following the draw...

Team Valor International has tabbed Ray Paulick's recent story on drug testing delays at a Kentucky laboratory as a late-season candidate for the Stan Bergstein Writing Award. The Paulick Report publisher exposes long delays in testing at the LGC equine science lab in Lexington, Kentucky, for samples taken from racing in Delaware, Indiana and Kentucky. The lab has repeatedly missed stipulated testing deadlines with all three state racing commissions. In Indiana, Paulick writes, the backlog has led to breeder awards being held up and some horsemen unknowingly repeating their inadvertent violations. The full story is here. The nomination is the fourth this year for Paulick, who won the $25,000 Stan Bergstein Award last year. "This is an important topic," Team Valor CEO Barry Irwin said. "No matter if it is Ray's first or fourth nomination, he deserves credit for bringing this to light." Paulick previously was nominated for stories on a racing con man, a makeshift racetrack in Florida and a crackdown at Ruidoso Downs. Team Valor has nominated 11 stories so far for the third annual Bergstein Award, which is open to stories about horse racing from a North American publication or website between November 2, 2013 and a deadline of November 1, 2014. The award will be presented on November 14 in Lexington...

The Breeders' Cup announced Tuesday that it will once again partner with the award-winning California-based bakery Goodie Girls to offer a signature Breeders' Cupcake at the 31st World Championships, taking place October 31 and November 1 at Santa Anita. Created by Goodie Girls owner and previous Cupcake Wars winner Annette Starbuck, this year's signature flavor is a seasonal classic: Cinnamon Roll, which captures the essence of fall with a brown sugar and cinnamon filling and decadent cream cheese frosting. In addition to Cinnamon Roll, Goodie Girls will also be offering a 2014 Breeders' Cupcake Collection that includes Banana Bread, S'mores and last year's signature Pumpkin Pancake. "We couldn't be more excited to be working with Annette and Goodie Girls once again," says Peter Rotondo, Vice President of Media and Entertainment of the Breeders' Cup. "Their cupcakes are one of the most sought-after treats at the World Championships; just look at those flavors -- that's quite a superfecta of confection!" The official Breeders' Cupcake, as well as Breeders' Cupcake Collection, will be sold on-site at Santa Anita Park near Los Angeles, in The Enclosure, for $10 for a four-pack collection. A testament to their popularity, Goodie Girls is also creating an additional 2,700 cupcakes for a number of VIP events taking place during the World Championships. Over 5,000 Breeders' Cupcakes are expected to be consumed during Breeders' Cup week.

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OCTOBER 22, 2014

by John Mucciolo

There was no graded action at The Great Race Place this past week.

Track Stats

From a total of 34 races held at the Arcadia, California racetrack during the past week, favorites won at a 38 percent clip and the top two betting choices combined for 59 percent of the wins. From 22 frays contested on the dirt oval, six animals won in wire-to-wire fashion (27 percent), while four of the 12 grassy tilts were taken all the way on the front end (33 percent).

Speed looked to be pretty good on both ovals this past week, especially on the weekend. Turf speed was very good as well, with four winners leading at each call on the lawn and a few others sitting second or third en route to victory. There were two downhill dashes and two routes.

Of the six who rolled home in wire-to-wire fashion on the dirt, four came in sprints and the other pair in two-turn races. We didn't think there was a strong bias so to speak, but being close was a bit advantageous as it often is at this venue at this time of year.

Meet Totals

RACES:   144
DIRT:   97
TURF:   47
FAVORITES:   49 (34 percent)
2ND CHOICES:   30 (21 percent)
TURF WIRE:   12 (26 percent)
DIRT WIRE:   26 (27 percent)


Thursday (10/16)

2ND -- BETTY'S BAMBINO (Unusual Heat) rolled home to another fine performance on the downhill course, this time tracking the pace and pulling clear to a monstrous tally for trainer Peter Eurton. The four-year-old gelding must be stakes-bound next time in this form cycle.

Friday (10/17)

4TH -- NIGHTTIMING (Pioneerof The Nile) finally broke through after a few close defeats in this turf test for trainer Kristin Mulhall. The three-year-old filly didn't beat a great field but leveled off nicely in the lane and could be a player with winners in her return.

5TH -- PULMARACK (Lucky Pulpit) made a decisive move in early stretch after contesting a swift early pace and cruised home to graduate for Jerry Hollendorfer. The California-bred didn't come home that swiftly but was not abused, either, and could be a player right back when facing allowance types next out.

Saturday (10/18)

6TH -- PAULINA'S LOVE (Mizzen Mast) tracked near midpack and made a solid run in the lane to be second in a pretty good debut showing under Corey Nakatani. The juvenile filly goes for a barn that rarely wins first out, so this effort was very positive in our view.

7TH -- UNBLUNTED (Sharp Humor) swung four-wide into the stretch and inched clear in posting a fine maiden tally for Mike McCarthy. We thought the colt beat a field with some solid prospects in it, so we will keep an eye on this one going forward for sure.

The well-bred CYRUS ALEXANDER (Medaglia d'Oro) showed speed from the outside post and his third-place finish at first asking was solid for Hollendorfer. Expect the colt, who is kin to Kentucky Derby winner and top young sire Super Saver, to improve off of this and we are excited to see him try two turns going forward.

Sunday (10/19)

6TH -- RED OUTLAW (Tribal Rule) ran his win streak to six to start his career and it's surely time to take the Peter Miller pupil seriously. The gelded sophomore went fast early and late in making easy work of a decent field under Edwin Maldonado.

7TH -- WINDY FORECAST (Stormy Atlantic) didn't score at first asking when well received, but the Simon Callaghan trainee left little doubt in her dirt bow with an excellent maiden tally under Joe Talamo. The juvenile filly was pricey and might live up to that purchase with steady growth.

A Look Ahead

Saturday will play host to the $100,000 Autumn Miss S. (G3) for sophomore fillies on the turf.

Top Speed/Class ratings


Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (10/13-10/19) - 3&up Dirt Routes
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
Effinex 3C 1 1/8m (ft) BEL 10/18 Empire Classic H. 104
Imahit 5G 1 1/16m (ft) RP 10/17 Oklahoma Classics Cup S. 99
Eighttofasttocatch 8G 1 1/8m (ft) LRL 10/18 Maryland Million Classic S. 98
Alert Bay 3G 1 3/8m (sy) HST 10/13 BC Premier's H. 97
Princess Violet 3F 1 1/16m (ft) BEL 10/18 Empire Distaff H. 95
Touching Promise 4F 1 1/8m (sy) HST 10/13 Ballerina S. 95
Modern 4G 1 1/16m (ft) HST 10/19 Harbour View S. 93
Silver Baubles 5G 1 1/16m (ft) NP 10/13 Harvest Gold Plate H. 92
Russell Road 8G 1 1/8m (ft) CT 10/18 West Virginia Breeders' Classic S. 89
Okie Smokey 3F 1m 70y (ft) RP 10/17 Oklahoma Classics Distaff S. 85
Flirting Song 4F 1 1/8m (ft) CT 10/18 West Virginia Breeders Classic Distaff S. 83
Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (10/13-10/19) - 3&up Dirt Sprints
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
Moonlight Song 7G 6 1/2f (ft) BEL 10/18 Hudson H. 104
Classic Point 5M 7f (ft) BEL 10/13 Punkin Pie S. 99
Chifforobe 4G 6f (ft) RP 10/17 Oklahoma Classics Sprint S. 97
La Verdad 4F 6 1/2f (ft) BEL 10/18 Iroquois S. 97
D C Dancer 4G 6f (ft) LRL 10/18 Maryland Million Sprint H. 96
Native Bombshell 4F 6f (ft) WO 10/19 Ontario Fashion S. 95
Storm Power 4G 6 1/2f (ft) TUP 10/18 Bienvenidos S. 94
Diamond Disco 5M 6f (ft) RP 10/17 Oklahoma Classics Distaff Sprint S. 93
Classy Coco 4F 7f (ft) LRL 10/18 Maryland Million Distaff H. 91
Lady Contender 5M 6 1/2f (ft) ALB 10/18 Albuquerque Distaff H. 90
Halter Off 4G 4 1/2f (ft) CT 10/18 West Virginia Dash for Cash Breeders' Classic S. 87
Down Town Allen 7M 7f (ft) CT 10/18 West Virginia Jefferson Security Bank Cavada Breed 82
Perfect Cross 4G 7f (ft) CT 10/18 West Virginia Thoroughbred Breeders Association On 82
Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (10/13-10/19) - 3&up Turf
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
Hillstar (GB) 4C 1 1/2m (gd) WO 10/19 Pattison Canadian International S. 114
White Rose 4F 1 1/2m (fm) KEE 10/19 Rood and Riddle Dowager S. 104
Just The Judge (IRE) 4F 1 1/4m (gd) WO 10/19 E. P. Taylor S. 101
Caspar Netscher (GB) 5H 6f (gd) WO 10/19 Nearctic S. 100
Kharafa 5G a1 1/16m (gd) BEL 10/18 Mohawk S. 99
Discreet Marq 4F 1 1/16m (gd) BEL 10/18 Ticonderoga S. 96
Holiday Star 4G 1 1/2m (sf) KEE 10/16 Sycamore S. 95
North Slope 4G a1 1/4m (gd) BEL 10/19 Bowl Game S. 94
Luscious Lonna 6M 1 1/16m (fm) GG 10/18 Miss America S. 93
Talk Show Man 4G 1m (gd) LRL 10/18 Maryland Million Turf S. 93
Bringinginthelute 4F 7 1/2f (fm) RP 10/17 Oklahoma Classics Distaff Turf S. 90
Robbytyme 6G 1 1/16m (fm) RP 10/17 OKC Turf Classic S. 86
Magna Breeze 4G 1 1/16m (fm) RET 10/18 Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame S. 85
Expect Royalty 4F 1m (fm) RET 10/18 Fiesta Mile S. 84
Bear Access 4F 1 1/8m (gd) LRL 10/18 Maryland Million Ladies S. 80
Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (10/13-10/19) - 2 year olds (Dirt)
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
Ostrolenka 2C 1m (ft) BEL 10/18 Sleepy Hollow S. 98
Lord Nelson 2C 6f (ft) SA 10/13 Speakeasy S. 95
Shotgun Kowboy 2G 6f (ft) RP 10/17 Oklahoma Classics Juvenile S. 93
Golden Years 2C 6f (ft) LRL 10/18 Maryland Million Nursery S. 91
Quezon 2F 1m (ft) BEL 10/18 Maid of the Mist S. 90
Pain and Misery 2G 6f (ft) ZIA 10/14 Governor's Cup S. 89
Blue Dancer 2C 1 1/16m (sy) HST 10/13 Ascot Graduation S. 83
Hear the Chatter 2G 6 1/2f (ft) CT 10/18 Vincent Moscarelli Memorial Breeders' Classic S. 83
Zealous Vision 2F 6f (ft) RP 10/17 Oklahoma Classics Lassie S. 83
Lil Super Bear 2F 6f (ft) ZIA 10/14 Permian Basin S. 78
My Magician 2F 6f (ft) LRL 10/18 Maryland Million Lassie S. 77
Ambleside Park 2F 1 1/16m (sy) HST 10/13 Fantasy S. 72
Harlan's Destiny 2F 4 1/2f (ft) CT 10/18 West Virginia Triple Crown Nutrition Breeders' Cla 72
Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (10/13-10/19) - 3 year olds (Dirt & Turf)
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
Taris 3F 7f (ft) KEE 10/18 Lexus Raven Run S. 115
Red Outlaw 3G a6 1/2f (fm) SA 10/19 Uniformity S. 96
Lady Lara (IRE) 3F 1m (gd) BEL 10/13 Pebbles S. 95
Cactus Kris 3F 6 1/2f (ft) WO 10/18 Ruling Angel S. 91
Daring Kathy 3F 1m (fm) GPW 10/18 Cellars Shiraz S. 89
Notyouraveragejoe 3C 1m (fm) GPW 10/18 Showing Up S. 89
Llanarmon 3F 1 1/8m (fm) WO 10/13 Carotene S. 88
Cat Thats Grey 3F 7f (ft) CT 10/18 West Virginia Division of Tourism Breeders' Classi 84
Sparkling Review 3F 1 1/16m (gd) KEE 10/17 Pin Oak Valley View S. 83
Prince of Windsor 3G 7f (ft) CT 10/18 West Virginia Lottery Breeders' Classic S. 81


Horse   Track   Dist(Cond)   Date   BRIS Class
Taris   KEE   7f (ft)   10/18   123.3
Hillstar (GB)   WO   1 1/2m (gd)   10/19   122.5
Princess Violet   BEL   1 1/16m (ft)   10/18   121.6
Just The Judge (IRE)   WO   1 1/4m (gd)   10/19   121.2
Quezon   BEL   1m (ft)   10/18   121.0
Moonlight Song   BEL   6 1/2f (ft)   10/18   120.9
Rapscallion   KEE   1 3/16m (sy)   10/16   120.8
Classic Point   BEL   7f (ft)   10/13   120.8
Caspar Netscher (GB)   WO   6f (gd)   10/19   120.8
Kharafa   BEL   a1 1/16m (gd)   10/18   120.6
White Rose   KEE   1 1/2m (fm)   10/19   120.6
Middleburg   BEL   1m (gd)   10/19   120.4
Effinex   BEL   1 1/8m (ft)   10/18   120.4
La Verdad   BEL   6 1/2f (ft)   10/18   120.2
Alert Bay   HST   1 3/8m (sy)   10/13   120.0



(through October 20, 2014)



Name   Starts   1st   2nd   3rd  


1. California Chrome   7   5   0   0   $3,327,800
2. Tonalist   7   4   3   0   1,798,250
3. Untapable   6   5   0   0   1,708,600
4. Bayern   9   5   1   1   1,639,680
5. Wicked Strong   8   2   1   0   1,361,610
6. Close Hatches   5   4   0   0   1,340,000
7. Imperative   9   1   2   3   1,265,700
8. Wise Dan   4   4   0   0   1,259,310
9. Vicar's in Trouble   8   3   1   3   1,199,392
10. Palace Malice   5   4   0   0   1,195,000


Name   Starts   1st   2nd   3rd  


1. Todd Pletcher   847   205   140   120   $19,768,144
2. Chad Brown   465   122   79   74   11,301,399
3. Jerry Hollendorfer   864   198   171   120   10,444,017
4. Steve Asmussen   1116   248   176   164   10,055,055
5. Bob Baffert   343   78   56   45   9,600,650
6. Mark Casse   702   119   117   98   9,581,746
7. Bill Mott   576   90   88   84   9,485,165
8. Mike Maker   782   181   126   103   8,244,215
9. Graham Motion   649   124   90   93   8,074,321
10. Christophe Clement   401   79   78   67   7,740,480


Name   Mounts   1st   2nd   3rd  


1. Javier Castellano   1152   281   203   173   $21,436,234
2. Joel Rosario   1067   191   179   156   18,709,076
3. Irad Ortiz Jr.   1181   230   201   187   16,677,647
4. John Velazquez   776   138   125   96   15,265,976
5. Jose Ortiz   1001   180   164   138   13,026,583
6. Rosie Napravnik   812   180   124   111   11,507,076
7. Mike Smith   455   95   66   58   11,217,785
8. Jose Lezcano   756   113   122   124   9,794,934
9. Rajiv Maragh   733   101   113   121   9,551,131
10. Rafael Bejarano   734   166   155   114   9,272,139

Note: Figures are for North American-based racing

At a Glance
Avg. Winning Odds: 4.96 - 1
Favorite Win%: 38%, Favorite Itm%: 75%
Daily Double93.18
Pick 3541.68
Pick 66,732.03
Pick 42,566.81
TRACK BIAS MEET(05/06 - 10/18)
Distance #
5.0fDirt 29 59% E Rail/Ins
6.0fDirt 293 32% E Mid/Out
1 MileDirt 143 25% E Rail/Ins
1m 70yDirt 55 24% P Outside
Turf Sprint 61 28% E/P Rail
Turf Routes 63 21% E/P Rail/Ins
TRACK BIAS WEEK(10/12 - 10/18)
Distance #
5.0fDirt 7 57% E/P Rail/Ins
6.0fDirt 9 33% E/P Inside
1 MileDirt 7 0% S Outside
1m 70yDirt 5 60% E Outside
Turf Sprint 1 0% E/P Middle
Turf Routes 0 0% - na
Who's HOT, Who's NOT
HOT TRAINERS Starts WinsPlace ShowAvg.
'13-' 14
Johnson Marvin A. 14 6 2 1 8.49 6 24%
Nance Michael W. 8 4 2 1 4.60 2 19%
Goeing Donald L. 3 2 0 0 20.17 0 11%
Bennett Gerald S. 4 2 0 0 3.50 2 19%
Dearth Donald E. 4 2 0 1 14.50 0 8%
Holt Larry W. 4 2 0 0 7.25 1 14%
Amoss Thomas M. 6 2 0 1 5.48 2 31%
Huber Cindy 6 2 1 0 17.07 1 18%
HOT JOCKEYS Starts WinsPlace ShowAvg.
'13-' 14
De La Cruz Fernando 27 9 2 2 5.67 8 18%
Prescott Rodney A. 20 5 4 2 15.91 3 12%
COLD TRAINERS Starts WinsPlace ShowAvg.
'13-' 14
Davis Joseph D. 14 0 4 0 8.66 3 14%
Duran Antonio 14 0 1 3 15.06 0 10%
Martinez Ralph 14 0 2 2 19.77 3 16%
Leonard, III George 11 0 1 0 18.45 0 15%
Wisner Tracey J. 11 0 0 2 22.11 0 10%
COLD JOCKEYS Starts WinsPlace ShowAvg.
'13-' 14
Mojica Orlando 15 0 2 2 21.55 0 9%
Esquilin Carlos 10 0 0 0 73.63 0 4%
Avg. Winning Odds: 5.31 - 1
Favorite Win%: 35%, Favorite Itm%: 67%
Daily Double67.69
Pick 3632.57
Pick 47,303.95
Super High Five Jackpot82,610.69
TRACK BIAS MEET(04/12 - 10/19)
Distance #
6.0fDirt 202 30% E Rail/Ins
6.5fDirt 62 21% P Ins/Mid
1m 70yDirt 9 11% S Outside
1 1/16mDirt 178 20% P Outside
Turf Sprint 78 27% E Rail
Turf Routes 97 11% P Inside
TRACK BIAS WEEK(10/13 - 10/19)
Distance #
6.0fDirt 7 29% E Inside
6.5fDirt 7 29% E/P Rail/Ins
1m 70yDirt 1 0% S Inside
1 1/16mDirt 8 25% P Inside
Turf Sprint 1 0% P Middle
Turf Routes 5 0% S Mid/Out
Who's HOT, Who's NOT
HOT TRAINERS Starts WinsPlace ShowAvg.
'13-' 14
Tiller Robert P. 15 6 0 0 6.71 2 20%
De Paulo Michael P. 8 4 1 2 2.75 4 17%
Carey Julia 5 3 1 0 7.87 0 17%
Christoffersen Carla 4 2 0 0 15.09 0 11%
HOT JOCKEYS Starts WinsPlace ShowAvg.
'13-' 14
Husbands Patrick 23 6 4 2 5.29 2 24%
Da Silva Eurico Rosa 19 5 3 7 5.69 1 20%
COLD TRAINERS Starts WinsPlace ShowAvg.
'13-' 14
Cotey David 14 0 0 3 12.70 0 7%
Lynch Brian A. 11 0 0 2 9.37 1 17%
Black Ian 10 0 1 0 12.87 0 11%
Fairlie Scott H. 10 0 1 0 14.59 2 13%
COLD JOCKEYS Starts WinsPlace ShowAvg.
'13-' 14


MONDAY:   Laurel Park and Remington Park
TUESDAY:   Hawthorne and Santa Anita Park
WEDNESDAY:   Indiana Grand and Woodbine
THURSDAY:   Delaware Park and Gulfstream Park West
FRIDAY:   Belmont Park and Keeneland

Spot Plays/Highlights/Weather


For Wednesday

Belmont Park   (3rd) Man of Mystery, 3-1
    (6th) Futurazo, 7-2
Delaware Park   (2nd) Appealing Beauty, 4-1
    (9th) We B Jammin, 7-2
Delta Downs   (9th) Richmond County, 5-1
    (10th) Merry Mike, 7-2
Gulfstream Park West   (3rd) Papa Upa, 3-1
    (9th) Bluegrass Singer, 5-1
Hawthorne   (3rd) Beauty of Scarlet, 9-2
    (5th) Balega, 3-1
Indiana Grand   (5th) Madd Exchange, 3-1
    (6th) Ghostly Spaniard, 3-1
Keeneland   (2nd) Sluiceway, 7-2
    (6th) One Go All Go, 7-2
Laurel Park   (6th) White Pants Night, 5-1
    (9th) Litigious, 5-1
Mountaineer   (2nd) Majestic Michelle, 5-1
    (4th) Kitty's Dream, 5-1
Penn National   (3rd) Chillin' It, 3-1
    (6th) Seek Ye First, 4-1
Remington Park   (4th) War Charger, 4-1
    (7th) Black Rum, 3-1
Thistledown   (1st) Causeway Cowgirl, 7-2
    (6th) Galakazoo, 4-1
Woodbine   (2nd) Strut N Stomp, 3-1
    (7th) Rebellion on Tap, 9-2


For Wednesday

BELMONT PARK (12:50): $77,000 alw, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/16mT (7TH).
DELTA DOWNS (6:50): $40,000 alw, 3&up, f&m, 5f (6TH).
GULFSTREAM PARK WEST (1:05): $44,000 alw, 3&up, 6f (6TH).
HAWTHORNE (2:45): $22,000 alw, 3&up, 6f (2ND).
KEENELAND (1:05): $64,000 alw, 3&up, 1mT (7TH).
LAUREL PARK (12:35): $45,000 ocl, 3&up, f&m, 5 1/2fT (7TH).
PENN NATIONAL (6:00): $30,400 ocl, 3&up, 1m70yd (4TH).
THISTLEDOWN (12:55): $24,000 alw, 3&up, f&m, 6f (7TH).
WOODBINE (6:45): $47,500 alw, 3&up, 1 1/16m (1ST).

*all times Eastern

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