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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014

Breeders' Cup News & Notes

BREEDERS' CUP PRE-ENTRIES 2014

Friday

JUVENILE TURF

HORSE
AKTABANTAY
COMMEMORATIVE
CONQUEST TYPHOON
DANNY BOY
HOOTENANNY
IMPERIA
INTERNATIONAL STAR
LAWN RANGER
LUCK OF THE KITTEN
OFFERING PLAN
STARTUP NATION
THE GREAT WAR
WAR ENVOY
WET SAIL
Not selected for field & listed in order of preference
DADDY D T
FAITHFUL CREEK
PAPACOOLPAPACOOL
MAJESTICO
ERNEST SHACKLETON
MILTEE
*Danny Boy has second preference in the Juvenile
*The Great War has first preference in the Juvenile
*War Envoy has second preference in the Juvenile

DIRT MILE

HORSE
BIG BANE THEORY
BOURBON COURAGE
BRONZO
CAPO BASTONE
CARVE
FED BIZ
GOLDEN TICKET
GOLDENCENTS
HANDSOME MIKE
PANTS ON FIRE
TAPITURE
VICAR'S IN TROUBLE
*Big Bane Theory has first preference in the Mile
*Bourbon Courage has first preference in the Sprint
*Capo Bastone has second preference in the Sprint
*Handsome Mike has second preference in the Mile

JUVENILE FILLIES TURF

HORSE
CONQUEST HARLANATE
HER EMMYNENCY *Scratched*
ISABELLA SINGS
LADY ELI
LADY ZUZU
OSAILA
PARTISAN POLITICS
QUALIFY
QUALITY ROCKS
RAINHA DA BATERIA
SHE'S COMPLETE
SIVOLIERE
SUNSET GLOW
TAMMY THE TORPEDO
Not selected for field & listed in order of preference
PRIZE EXHIBIT
NICKY'S BROWN MISS
FLYING TIPAT
WAR ALERT
UNBRIDLED SONYA
*Lady Zuzu has second preference in the Juvenile Fillies
*She's Complete has second preference in the Juvenile Fillies

LADIES' CLASSIC

HORSE
BELLE GALLANTEY
CLOSE HATCHES
DON'T TELL SOPHIA
IOTAPA
L'AMOUR DE MA VIE
PARRANDA
RIA ANTONIA
STANWYCK
TIZ MIDNIGHT
UNBRIDLED FOREVER
UNTAPABLE
IT'S VALIANT EMILIA
*L'Amour de Ma Vie has second preference in the Filly & Mare Turf
*Parrando has first preference in the Filly & Mare Turf

Saturday

JUVENILE FILLIES

HORSE
ANGELA RENEE
BY THE MOON
CAVORTING
CONQUEST ECLIPSE
CRISTINA'S JOURNEY
DANETTE
FEATHERED
HENNYTHELOVEPENNY
MAJESTIC PRESENCE
PUCA
SHE'S COMPLETE
TAKE CHARGE BRANDI
TOP DECILE
WONDER GAL
Not selected for field & listed in order of preference
LADY ZUZU
*She's Complete has first preference in the Juvenile Fillies Turf
*Lady Zuzu has first preference in the Juvenile Fillies Turf

FILLY & MARE TURF

HORSE
ABACO
CHICQUITA
DANK
DAYATTHESPA
EMOLIENT
FIESOLANA
JUST THE JUDGE
L'AMOUR DE MA VIE
MISS SERENDIPITY
PARRANDA
SECRET GESTURE
STEPHANIE'S KITTEN
TARFASHA
VEDA
Not selected for field & listed in order of preference
IRISH MISSION
RUSTY SLIPPER
STORMY LUCY
*Dayatthespa has second preference in the Mile
*Just the Judge has second preference in the Turf
*L'Amour de Ma Vie has first preference in the Turf
*Parranda has second preference in the Distaff
*Chicquita has first preference in the Turf
*Fiesolana has second preference in the Mile
*Secret Gesture has second preference in the Turf
*Veda has first preference in the Mile

FILLY & MARE SPRINT

HORSE
ARTEMIS AGROTERA
BETTER LUCKY
JUDY THE BEAUTY
LEIGH COURT
LITTLE ALEXIS
LIVING THE LIFE
MIDNIGHT LUCKY
SOUTHERN HONEY
STONETASTIC
SWEET REASON
THANK YOU MARYLOU
*Better Lucky has first preference in the Mile
*Living the Life has second preference in the Turf Sprint

TURF SPRINT

HORSE
AMBITIOUS BREW
BOBBY'S KITTEN
CASPAR NETSCHER
DIMENSION
HOME RUN KITTEN
KAIGUN
MARCHMAN
NO NAY NEVER
RENEESGOTZIP
SILENTIO
SOMETHING EXTRA
SWEET SWAP
TIGHTEND TOUCHDOWN
UNDRAFTED
Not selected for field & listed in order of preference
FREE AS A BIRD
AGELESS
LIVING THE LIFE
ZA APPROVAL
ROCK ME BABY
BIO PRO
REGALLY READY
LIL BIT O'FUN
UNBRIDLED'S NOTE
WIND FIRE
GLOBAL POWER
INDEXICAL
HEAVEN'S RUNWAY
EDDIE'S FIRST
MR. SEXY
*Bobby's Kitten has second preference in the Mile
*Kaigun has first preference in the Mile
*Reneesgotzip has second preference in the Sprint
*Silentio has second preference in the Mile
*Living the Life has first preference in the Filly & Mare Sprint
*Rock Me Baby has second preference in the Mile
*Wind Fire has first preference in the Sprint
*Indexical has first preference in the Sprint
*Eddie's First has second preference in the Sprint
*Mr. Sexy has second preference in the Sprint

JUVENILE

HORSE
AMERICAN PHAROAH
CALCULATOR
CARPE DIEM
DANNY BOY
DAREDEVIL
LUCKY PLAYER
MR. Z
ONE LUCKY DANE
PRIVATE PROSPECT
SOUPER COLOSSAL
TEXAS RED
THE GREAT WAR
UPSTART
WAR ENVOY
Not selected for field & listed in order of preference
TOUGH CUSTOMER
COMBAT DIVER
BLUE DANCER
*Danny Boy has first preference in the Juvenile Turf
*The Great War has second preference in the Juvenile Turf
*War Envoy has first preference in the Juvenile Turf

TURF

HORSE
BIG BLUE KITTEN
BIG JOHN B
BROWN PANTHER
CHICQUITA
FLINTSHIRE
HANGOVER KID
HARDEST CORE
IMAGINING
JUST THE JUDGE
MAGICIAN
MAIN SEQUENCE
SECRET GESTURE
TELESCOPE
TWILIGHT ECLIPSE
Not selected for field & listed in order of preference
FINNEGANS WAKE
STARSPANGLED HEAT
*Just the Judge has first preference in the Filly & Mare Turf
*Chicquita has second preference in the Filly & Mare Turf
*Secret Gesture has first preference in the Filly & Mare Turf

SPRINT

HORSE
BAKKEN
BIG MACHER
BOURBON COURAGE
FAST ANNA
INDIANAPOLIS
MICO MARGARITA
PALACE
PRIVATE ZONE
RENEESGOTZIP
RICH TAPESTRY
SALUTOS AMIGOS
SECRET CIRCLE
SEEKING THE SHERIF
WORK ALL WEEK
Not selected for field & listed in order of preference
WIND FIRE
CAPO BASTONE
BAHAMIAN SQUALL
INDEXICAL
EDDIE'S FIRST
MR. SEXY
BELLARMINE
*Bourbon Courage has second preference in the Dirt Mile
*Reneesgotzip has first preference in the Turf Sprint
*Wind Fire has second preference in the Turf Sprint
*Capo Bastone has first preference in the Dirt Mile
*Indexical has second preference in the Dirt Mile
*Eddie's First has first preference in the Turf Sprint
*Mr. Sexy has first preference in the Turf Sprint

MILE

HORSE
ANODIN
DAYATTHESPA
FIESOLANA
GRAND ARCH
KAIGUN
KARAKONTIE
MUSTAJEEB
OBVIOUSLY
SEEK AGAIN
SUMMER FRONT
TOM'S TRIBUTE
TORONADO
TRADE STORM
VEDA
Not selected for field & listed in order of preference
SAYAAD
TOURIST
SILENTIO
BIG BANE THEORY
BOBBY'S KITTEN
KIYOSHI
BETTER LUCKY
ROCK ME BABY
KINGSBARNS
MR. COMMONS
HANDSOME MIKE
*Dayatthespa has first preference in the Filly & Mare Turf
*Kaigun has second preference in the Turf Sprint
*Fiesolana has first preference in the Filly & Mare Turf
*Veda has second preference in the Filly & Mare Turf
*Silentio has first preference in the Turf Sprint
*Big Bane Theory has second preference in the Dirt Mile
*Bobby's Kitten has first preference in the Turf Sprint
*Better Lucky second preference in the Filly & Mare Sprint
*Rock Me Baby first preference in the Turf Sprint
*Handsome Mike first preference in the Dirt Mile

CLASSIC

HORSE
BAYERN
CALIFORNIA CHROME
CANDY BOY
CIGAR STREET
FOOTBRIDGE
IMPERATIVE
MAJESTIC HARBOR
MORENO
PRAYER FOR RELIEF
SHARED BELIEF
TOAST OF NEW YORK
TONALIST
V.E. DAY
ZIVO
Not selected for field & listed in order of preference
BIG CASANOVA

BREEDERS' CUP PRE-ENTRIES 2014

Friday

JUVENILE TURF

HORSE
AKTABANTAY
COMMEMORATIVE
CONQUEST TYPHOON
DANNY BOY
HOOTENANNY
IMPERIA
INTERNATIONAL STAR
LAWN RANGER
LUCK OF THE KITTEN
OFFERING PLAN
STARTUP NATION
THE GREAT WAR
WAR ENVOY
WET SAIL
Not selected for field & listed in order of preference
DADDY D T
FAITHFUL CREEK
PAPACOOLPAPACOOL
MAJESTICO
ERNEST SHACKLETON
MILTEE
*Danny Boy has second preference in the Juvenile
*The Great War has first preference in the Juvenile
*War Envoy has second preference in the Juvenile

DIRT MILE

HORSE
BIG BANE THEORY
BOURBON COURAGE
BRONZO
CAPO BASTONE
CARVE
FED BIZ
GOLDEN TICKET
GOLDENCENTS
HANDSOME MIKE
PANTS ON FIRE
TAPITURE
VICAR'S IN TROUBLE
*Big Bane Theory has first preference in the Mile
*Bourbon Courage has first preference in the Sprint
*Capo Bastone has second preference in the Sprint
*Handsome Mike has second preference in the Mile

JUVENILE FILLIES TURF

HORSE
CONQUEST HARLANATE
HER EMMYNENCY *Scratched*
ISABELLA SINGS
LADY ELI
LADY ZUZU
OSAILA
PARTISAN POLITICS
QUALIFY
QUALITY ROCKS
RAINHA DA BATERIA
SHE'S COMPLETE
SIVOLIERE
SUNSET GLOW
TAMMY THE TORPEDO
Not selected for field & listed in order of preference
PRIZE EXHIBIT
NICKY'S BROWN MISS
FLYING TIPAT
WAR ALERT
UNBRIDLED SONYA
*Lady Zuzu has second preference in the Juvenile Fillies
*She's Complete has second preference in the Juvenile Fillies

LADIES' CLASSIC

HORSE
BELLE GALLANTEY
CLOSE HATCHES
DON'T TELL SOPHIA
IOTAPA
L'AMOUR DE MA VIE
PARRANDA
RIA ANTONIA
STANWYCK
TIZ MIDNIGHT
UNBRIDLED FOREVER
UNTAPABLE
IT'S VALIANT EMILIA
*L'Amour de Ma Vie has second preference in the Filly & Mare Turf
*Parrando has first preference in the Filly & Mare Turf

Saturday

JUVENILE FILLIES

HORSE
ANGELA RENEE
BY THE MOON
CAVORTING
CONQUEST ECLIPSE
CRISTINA'S JOURNEY
DANETTE
FEATHERED
HENNYTHELOVEPENNY
MAJESTIC PRESENCE
PUCA
SHE'S COMPLETE
TAKE CHARGE BRANDI
TOP DECILE
WONDER GAL
Not selected for field & listed in order of preference
LADY ZUZU
*She's Complete has first preference in the Juvenile Fillies Turf
*Lady Zuzu has first preference in the Juvenile Fillies Turf

FILLY & MARE TURF

HORSE
ABACO
CHICQUITA
DANK
DAYATTHESPA
EMOLIENT
FIESOLANA
JUST THE JUDGE
L'AMOUR DE MA VIE
MISS SERENDIPITY
PARRANDA
SECRET GESTURE
STEPHANIE'S KITTEN
TARFASHA
VEDA
Not selected for field & listed in order of preference
IRISH MISSION
RUSTY SLIPPER
STORMY LUCY
*Dayatthespa has second preference in the Mile
*Just the Judge has second preference in the Turf
*L'Amour de Ma Vie has first preference in the Turf
*Parranda has second preference in the Distaff
*Chicquita has first preference in the Turf
*Fiesolana has second preference in the Mile
*Secret Gesture has second preference in the Turf
*Veda has first preference in the Mile

FILLY & MARE SPRINT

HORSE
ARTEMIS AGROTERA
BETTER LUCKY
JUDY THE BEAUTY
LEIGH COURT
LITTLE ALEXIS
LIVING THE LIFE
MIDNIGHT LUCKY
SOUTHERN HONEY
STONETASTIC
SWEET REASON
THANK YOU MARYLOU
*Better Lucky has first preference in the Mile
*Living the Life has second preference in the Turf Sprint

TURF SPRINT

HORSE
AMBITIOUS BREW
BOBBY'S KITTEN
CASPAR NETSCHER
DIMENSION
HOME RUN KITTEN
KAIGUN
MARCHMAN
NO NAY NEVER
RENEESGOTZIP
SILENTIO
SOMETHING EXTRA
SWEET SWAP
TIGHTEND TOUCHDOWN
UNDRAFTED
Not selected for field & listed in order of preference
FREE AS A BIRD
AGELESS
LIVING THE LIFE
ZA APPROVAL
ROCK ME BABY
BIO PRO
REGALLY READY
LIL BIT O'FUN
UNBRIDLED'S NOTE
WIND FIRE
GLOBAL POWER
INDEXICAL
HEAVEN'S RUNWAY
EDDIE'S FIRST
MR. SEXY
*Bobby's Kitten has second preference in the Mile
*Kaigun has first preference in the Mile
*Reneesgotzip has second preference in the Sprint
*Silentio has second preference in the Mile
*Living the Life has first preference in the Filly & Mare Sprint
*Rock Me Baby has second preference in the Mile
*Wind Fire has first preference in the Sprint
*Indexical has first preference in the Sprint
*Eddie's First has second preference in the Sprint
*Mr. Sexy has second preference in the Sprint

JUVENILE

HORSE
AMERICAN PHAROAH
CALCULATOR
CARPE DIEM
DANNY BOY
DAREDEVIL
LUCKY PLAYER
MR. Z
ONE LUCKY DANE
PRIVATE PROSPECT
SOUPER COLOSSAL
TEXAS RED
THE GREAT WAR
UPSTART
WAR ENVOY
Not selected for field & listed in order of preference
TOUGH CUSTOMER
COMBAT DIVER
BLUE DANCER
*Danny Boy has first preference in the Juvenile Turf
*The Great War has second preference in the Juvenile Turf
*War Envoy has first preference in the Juvenile Turf

TURF

HORSE
BIG BLUE KITTEN
BIG JOHN B
BROWN PANTHER
CHICQUITA
FLINTSHIRE
HANGOVER KID
HARDEST CORE
IMAGINING
JUST THE JUDGE
MAGICIAN
MAIN SEQUENCE
SECRET GESTURE
TELESCOPE
TWILIGHT ECLIPSE
Not selected for field & listed in order of preference
FINNEGANS WAKE
STARSPANGLED HEAT
*Just the Judge has first preference in the Filly & Mare Turf
*Chicquita has second preference in the Filly & Mare Turf
*Secret Gesture has first preference in the Filly & Mare Turf

SPRINT

HORSE
BAKKEN
BIG MACHER
BOURBON COURAGE
FAST ANNA
INDIANAPOLIS
MICO MARGARITA
PALACE
PRIVATE ZONE
RENEESGOTZIP
RICH TAPESTRY
SALUTOS AMIGOS
SECRET CIRCLE
SEEKING THE SHERIF
WORK ALL WEEK
Not selected for field & listed in order of preference
WIND FIRE
CAPO BASTONE
BAHAMIAN SQUALL
INDEXICAL
EDDIE'S FIRST
MR. SEXY
BELLARMINE
*Bourbon Courage has second preference in the Dirt Mile
*Reneesgotzip has first preference in the Turf Sprint
*Wind Fire has second preference in the Turf Sprint
*Capo Bastone has first preference in the Dirt Mile
*Indexical has second preference in the Dirt Mile
*Eddie's First has first preference in the Turf Sprint
*Mr. Sexy has first preference in the Turf Sprint

MILE

HORSE
ANODIN
DAYATTHESPA
FIESOLANA
GRAND ARCH
KAIGUN
KARAKONTIE
MUSTAJEEB
OBVIOUSLY
SEEK AGAIN
SUMMER FRONT
TOM'S TRIBUTE
TORONADO
TRADE STORM
VEDA
Not selected for field & listed in order of preference
SAYAAD
TOURIST
SILENTIO
BIG BANE THEORY
BOBBY'S KITTEN
KIYOSHI
BETTER LUCKY
ROCK ME BABY
KINGSBARNS
MR. COMMONS
HANDSOME MIKE
*Dayatthespa has first preference in the Filly & Mare Turf
*Kaigun has second preference in the Turf Sprint
*Fiesolana has first preference in the Filly & Mare Turf
*Veda has second preference in the Filly & Mare Turf
*Silentio has first preference in the Turf Sprint
*Big Bane Theory has second preference in the Dirt Mile
*Bobby's Kitten has first preference in the Turf Sprint
*Better Lucky second preference in the Filly & Mare Sprint
*Rock Me Baby first preference in the Turf Sprint
*Handsome Mike first preference in the Dirt Mile

CLASSIC

HORSE
BAYERN
CALIFORNIA CHROME
CANDY BOY
CIGAR STREET
FOOTBRIDGE
IMPERATIVE
MAJESTIC HARBOR
MORENO
PRAYER FOR RELIEF
SHARED BELIEF
TOAST OF NEW YORK
TONALIST
V.E. DAY
ZIVO
Not selected for field & listed in order of preference
BIG CASANOVA

Breeders' Cup draws a record 201 Pre-Entries

Led by an international all-star cast of the world's best horses, including Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, undefeated Pacific Classic and Awesome Again winner Shared Belief, Belmont Stakes and Jockey Club Gold Cup winner Tonalist, Haskell Invitational and Pennsylvania Derby winner Bayern, and European champions Magician and Dank, a record 201 horses, including 38 from overseas, have been pre-entered for the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships.

The Breeders' Cup, consisting of 13 Grade 1 races with purses and awards totaling $26 million, will be held at Santa Anita for the third consecutive year on October 31 and November 1. There will be four Breeders' Cup races on Championship Friday and nine Breeders' Cup races on Championship Saturday.

The Breeders' Cup will be televised live by NBCSN and NBC. The $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic will be broadcast live and in primetime on November 1 on NBC (8-9 p.m. EDT).

Goldencents (Dirt Mile), Ria Antonia (Juvenile Fillies), Magician (Turf); Secret Circle (Sprint) and Dank (GB) are the five 2013 winners pre-entered for this year's Breeders' Cup. A total of 37 horses have received automatic qualifying berths into the races through the Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" series.

The Breeders' Cup Classic, the climactic event of the Championships, will be run on the main track at 1 1/4 miles. An oversubscribed field of 15 horses have been pre-entered. Since the event's inception in 1984, 11 winners of the Classic have been voted Horse of the Year, and with California Chrome and Shared Belief leading the way, this year's race could produce No. 12.

California Chrome took the sports world by storm this year with rousing victories in Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby and Preakness for trainer Art Sherman. He ran fourth in his bid to become racing's 12th Triple Crown winner in the 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes. He returned to the races in the 1 1/8 mile Pennsylvania Derby on September 20, but was a disappointing sixth behind Bayern. California Chrome, a son of Lucky Pulpit, has won eight times in 14 lifetime starts.

While California Chrome dominated racing during the first half of 2014, Shared Belief has been the big horse during the second half. Shared Belief was an easy choice for two-year-old champion as he went undefeated and untested in three starts, which culminated in a 5 3/4-length win in the CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park in December. The son of Candy Ride missed the Triple Crown season with lingering foot issues, but quickly rose to the forefront of his division off victories in a pair of wins over older horses: Del Mar's Pacific Classic in August and Santa Anita's Awesome Again on September 27. Shared Belief, with the Breeders' Cup's all-time winningest rider Mike Smith aboard, will put his perfect seven-for-seven record on the line in the Classic and would be odds-on to win Horse of the Year, as well as the three-year-old championship, with a win.

Tonalist, trained by Christophe Clement, has built an impressive resume of his own and would warrant a long look for both titles with a Classic win. The son of Tapit didn't break his maiden until January at Gulfstream Park but gained national attention when he upset California Chrome in the Belmont, then secured an automatic berth into the Classic when he beat older horses in Belmont's Jockey Club Gold Cup on September 27.

Front-running Bayern has been a tough competitor all year. He captured Belmont's Woody Stephens in June and had dominant wins in Monmouth Park's Haskell Invitational in July and in the Pennsylvania Derby in September for trainer Bob Baffert. The son of Offlee Wild will try to extend his high cruising speed to 1 1/4 miles in the Classic.

Trainer Jimmy Jerkens has decided to pre-enter Travers Stakes winner V. E. Day, and the son of 2007 Breeders' Cup Turf winner English Channel should relish the 1 1/4-mile distance. The remaining group of three-year-olds pre-entered for the Classic includes Candy Boy, third in the Pennsylvania Derby for John Sadler, and Toast of New York, a synthetic specialist who was second to Shared Belief in the Pacific Classic and a winner of the U.A.E. Derby in Dubai back in the spring for Jamie Osborne.

The Classic has been won by older horses in 10 of the past 12 runnings, with Curlin in 2007 and Raven's Pass in 2008 being the only three-year-olds to win in that stretch. This year's group is led by a pair who secured automatic starting berths in the Classic with "Win and You're In" victories: four-year-old Moreno, a son of 2004 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Ghostzapper, who won Saratoga's Whitney in August for trainer Eric Guillot, and Majestic Harbor, who rolled to victory in the Gold Cup at Santa Anita in June for trainer Sean McCarthy.

Imperative, who won the Charles Town Classic in April for George Papaprodromou; Footbridge, who was third to Shared Belief in the Awesome Again; Cigar Street, winner of the Homecoming Classic at Churchill Downs for trainer Bill Mott; Zivo, who won Belmont's Suburban Handicap at 1 1/4 miles and was second in the Jockey Club Gold Cup for Chad Brown; and Big Cazanova, a Group 1 winner in South America last year, round out the pre-entries for the Classic.

Friday's headline event is the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff at 1 1/8 miles for fillies and mares. Close Hatches was the undisputed divisional leader off a four-for-four record this year for trainer Bill Mott but will need to rebound from an extremely disappointing fourth-place finish at 1-5 in Keeneland's Spinster on October 5. The four-year-old daughter of First Defence, who was second to Beholder in last year's Distaff, won Oaklawn Park's Apple Blossom Handicap in April, the Ogden Phipps at Belmont Park and the Personal Ensign at Saratoga in August to take charge of the division. Close Hatches owns a nine-for-13 lifetime record for Mott, who has won the race an unprecedented five times.

The undisputed queen of the three-year-old fillies is Untapable, who has dominated her rivals in all five starts against her peers this season for trainer Steve Asmussen. The daughter of Tapit won her first four starts of the year, including Churchill Downs' Kentucky Oaks in May and Belmont's Mother Goose in June, but then was a disappointing fifth when favored in the Haskell  at Monmouth Park in July. Untapable rebounded with a win in Parx Racing's Cotillion on September 20 and will put her seven-for-10 career record on the line when she tests older fillies and mares for the first time in the Distaff.

Belle Gallantey, who won Belmont's Beldame on September 27 for Rudy Rodriguez; Don't Tell Sophia, who upset Close Hatches in the Spinster; Iotapa, who won the local Vanity in June and Clement Hirsch at Del Mar in August and was third in the Zenyatta for John Sadler; Ria Antonia, who upset last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies and was second in the Spinster for Tom Amoss; and Valiant Emilia, who won the Cesar del Rio in Peru in June, now under the care of trainer Gary Mandella stateside, have all been pre-entered.

While the Classic and Distaff figure to have deserving and identifiable favorites, the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf and $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf are shaping up as deep and wide open affairs. The Turf, run over 1 1/2 miles, is led by Main Sequence, who has done little wrong in winning all three U.S. starts for trainer Graham Motion: Monmouth Park's United Nations in July, Saratoga's Sword Dancer Invitational in August and Belmont Park's Joe Hirsch Turf Classic on September 27. The five-year-old son of Aldebaran is seven-for-17 lifetime in a career that started in Europe and has had a nose for the finish line in his three starts this year, as all three wins have come in photo finishes.

Coolmore's defending Turf champion Magician will also attract support for Aidan O'Brien. The four-year-old son of Galileo, has won just once this year, but has been second in three Group 1 races, including the Arlington Million. Two Breeders' Cup Challenge winners in Big John B, who won the Del Mar Handicap in August for Phil D'Amato and Hardest Core, who took the Arlington Million on August 16 for Eddie Graham, also merit respect as do Imagining and Twilight Eclipse, who have lost photo finishes to Main Sequence for Shug McGaughey and Tom Albertrani, respectively.

In addition to Magician, Europe figures to send formidable foes in Flintshire, who was last seen finishing second to Treve in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe; Brown Panther, winner of the Irish St Leger on September 14 and Telescope, for trainer Michael Stoute, a four-time winner of the Turf who won the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot and was third in the Juddmonte International at York this summer.

The Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf, run at 1 1/4 miles, is led by Stephanie's Kitten, who could be the favorite off her sharp win in Belmont's Flower Bowl Invitational on September 27 for trainer Chad Brown. Emollient earned an automatic berth into the race when she won the local course and distance prep, the Rodeo Drive, on September 27 for Mott and will look to better her fourth-place run in last year's race. Tough competition should come from Fiesolana, who earned an automatic Filly & Mare Turf bid with her win in Leopardstown's Matron Stakes in September for trainer Willie McCreery and defending champion Dank, who has started just twice this year, most recently a fifth-place finish in Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Wise Dan's defection from the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile has opened up the race considerably as 25 horses have been pre-entered. Obviously, who captured the Shoemaker Mile at Santa Anita in June for Phil D'Amato, has been third and fifth, respectively, in the last two editions of the Mile at Santa Anita. Tom's Tribute, who won Del Mar's Eddie Read and Del Mar Mile this summer for Jim Cassidy, is in the best form of his career and looms a major contender as well.

The Europeans counter with Toronado, who won the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot for trainer Richard Hannon Jr. The four-year-old son of two-time Breeders' Cup Turf winner High Chaparral lost the Prix de Moulin de Longchamp by just a head in his most recent start on September 14. Trade Storm, who captured the Woodbine Mile on September 14 for David Simcock has been pre-entered. Anodin, a full-brother to three-time Mile winner Goldikova, exits a second in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville in August for Freddie Head and was third to Toronado in the Queen Anne, could also be formidable.

The $1.5 million Breeders' Cup Sprint is oversubscribed with 21 horses pre-entered. Run at six furlongs, the Sprint will bring together a quartet of stars who will look to dethrone defending champion Secret Circle: Palace, who won Saratoga's Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap in July and the Forego in August for trainer Linda Rice; Private Zone, who defeated Palace in Belmont Park's Vosburgh on September 27 for trainer Alfredo Velazquez; Rich Tapestry, who came from Hong Kong and upset Secret Circle in winning his U.S. debut in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship on October 4 for trainer C.W. Chang; and Work All Week, who remained undefeated in nine dirt starts when he won Keeneland's Phoenix on October 3 for trainer Roger Brueggemann.

The Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, run at seven furlongs, could be the most balanced race of the weekend, with trainer Wesley Ward's Judy The Beauty, who was second in the race last year, leading the way. Artemis Agrotera, who earned an automatic bid in Saratoga's Ballerina in August for trainer Mike Hushion; Leigh Court, who captured Keeneland'sThoroughbred Club of America on October 4 for trainer Josie Carroll; Midnight Lucky, who dominated Churchill Downs' Humana Distaff in May in her only start of the year for Baffert; and Sweet Reason, a one-turn dynamo who won Belmont's Acorn in June and Saratoga's Test in August for trainer Leah Gyarmati, are also major contenders.

The $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, run at about 6 1/2 furlongs, is contested over one of the world's most challenging turf courses in Santa Anita's undulating hillside course. The race is oversubscribed with a record 29 horses. Home Run Kitten and Ambitious Brew, the one-two finishers over the course and distance in the Eddie D. on September 26, will attract attention for trainers David Hofmans and Marty Jones, respectively. Dimension looked good winning the Kentucky Downs Turf Dash for trainer Conor Murphy. The second- and third-place finishers in last year's Turf Sprint, Reneesgotzip and Tightend Touchdown, should also bear watching.

Goldencents figures one of the shorter prices of the weekend when he looks to defend his title in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, which is run at two turns at Santa Anita, and is limited to 12 starters. The four-year-old son of Into Mischief, who will be trained by Leandro Mora, blitzed the field in last year's renewal and has held his form this year through an abbreviated campaign for then-trainer Doug O'Neill. Goldencents may be just one-for-four in 2014 but did secure a Dirt Mile berth in Del Mar's Pat O'Brien in August and was second in his three other starts, all in Grade 1s.

Bronzo, who earned a Dirt Mile berth in the Copa de Oro de Chile at Hipico Chile in June for Jorge Andres Inda; Fed Biz, who almost upset Shared Belief in the Awesome Again for Bob Baffert; Golden Ticket, second in the race last year for Kenny McPeek; and Tapiture for Steve Asmussen also figure as key contenders.

The 1 1/16-mile, $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile has brought stars from the east and Midwest, but it's California's American Pharoah who headlines the field. A bay son of Pioneerof the Nile, American Pharoah broke his maiden in the Del Mar Futurity in September then backed that win up with a dominant score in the track-and-distance FrontRunner on September 27 to move his lifetime record to two-for-three.

Across the country, Carpe Diem built on his debut win at Saratoga when he remained undefeated in Keeneland's Breeders' Futurity. The son of Giant's Causeway stretched out from 5 1/2 furlongs in his debut to win the Futurity at the Juvenile's 1 1/16-mile distance and looks primed to take the next step at Santa Anita. Daredevil, a son of More Than Ready, looked equally impressive taking Belmont Park's Champagne on October 4 and, like his stablemate, will also put his two-for-two career record on the line in the Juvenile, though he has yet to start on a fast track or at two turns.

The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies is led by Angela Renee, who earned an automatic berth into the race with her win in the track-and-distance Chandelier on September 27 for Pletcher. By the Moon won Belmont's Frizette on October 4 for trainer Michelle Nevin and will attract her fair share of support, as will Cristina's Journey, who stayed undefeated in two starts for trainer Dale Romans when she won Churchill's Pocahontas on September 6.

A maximum of 14 starters are allowed in each of the 13 Breeders' Cup World Championships races with the exception of the Dirt Mile (12). Breeders' Cup Limited has adopted a field selection system to select runners in the event fields are oversubscribed. After pre-entry, any vacancies in the fields will be filled by horses in order of panel preference. Entry for the Breeders' Cup World Championships races will be October 27 by 10 a.m. (PDT). At the time of entry, a maximum of 14 horses (or 12) will be accepted for each race based on the order of preference established at pre-entry. 

There will be up to two also-eligible horses for each Championship race. The also-eligible horses will be designated in accordance with the Breeders' Cup Racing Directors/Secretaries Panel's order of preference for each Championship race that is oversubscribed at the time of pre-entry. Scratch time for all Championships races to be contested on both Championship Friday and Championship Saturday will be 8 a.m. on October 31.

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Breeders' Cup draws a record 201 Pre-Entries

Led by an international all-star cast of the world's best horses, including Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, undefeated Pacific Classic and Awesome Again winner Shared Belief, Belmont Stakes and Jockey Club Gold Cup winner Tonalist, Haskell Invitational and Pennsylvania Derby winner Bayern, and European champions Magician and Dank, a record 201 horses, including 38 from overseas, have been pre-entered for the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships.

The Breeders' Cup, consisting of 13 Grade 1 races with purses and awards totaling $26 million, will be held at Santa Anita for the third consecutive year on October 31 and November 1. There will be four Breeders' Cup races on Championship Friday and nine Breeders' Cup races on Championship Saturday.

The Breeders' Cup will be televised live by NBCSN and NBC. The $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic will be broadcast live and in primetime on November 1 on NBC (8-9 p.m. EDT).

Goldencents (Dirt Mile), Ria Antonia (Juvenile Fillies), Magician (Turf); Secret Circle (Sprint) and Dank (GB) are the five 2013 winners pre-entered for this year's Breeders' Cup. A total of 37 horses have received automatic qualifying berths into the races through the Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" series.

The Breeders' Cup Classic, the climactic event of the Championships, will be run on the main track at 1 1/4 miles. An oversubscribed field of 15 horses have been pre-entered. Since the event's inception in 1984, 11 winners of the Classic have been voted Horse of the Year, and with California Chrome and Shared Belief leading the way, this year's race could produce No. 12.

California Chrome took the sports world by storm this year with rousing victories in Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby and Preakness for trainer Art Sherman. He ran fourth in his bid to become racing's 12th Triple Crown winner in the 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes. He returned to the races in the 1 1/8 mile Pennsylvania Derby on September 20, but was a disappointing sixth behind Bayern. California Chrome, a son of Lucky Pulpit, has won eight times in 14 lifetime starts.

While California Chrome dominated racing during the first half of 2014, Shared Belief has been the big horse during the second half. Shared Belief was an easy choice for two-year-old champion as he went undefeated and untested in three starts, which culminated in a 5 3/4-length win in the CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park in December. The son of Candy Ride missed the Triple Crown season with lingering foot issues, but quickly rose to the forefront of his division off victories in a pair of wins over older horses: Del Mar's Pacific Classic in August and Santa Anita's Awesome Again on September 27. Shared Belief, with the Breeders' Cup's all-time winningest rider Mike Smith aboard, will put his perfect seven-for-seven record on the line in the Classic and would be odds-on to win Horse of the Year, as well as the three-year-old championship, with a win.

Tonalist, trained by Christophe Clement, has built an impressive resume of his own and would warrant a long look for both titles with a Classic win. The son of Tapit didn't break his maiden until January at Gulfstream Park but gained national attention when he upset California Chrome in the Belmont, then secured an automatic berth into the Classic when he beat older horses in Belmont's Jockey Club Gold Cup on September 27.

Front-running Bayern has been a tough competitor all year. He captured Belmont's Woody Stephens in June and had dominant wins in Monmouth Park's Haskell Invitational in July and in the Pennsylvania Derby in September for trainer Bob Baffert. The son of Offlee Wild will try to extend his high cruising speed to 1 1/4 miles in the Classic.

Trainer Jimmy Jerkens has decided to pre-enter Travers Stakes winner V. E. Day, and the son of 2007 Breeders' Cup Turf winner English Channel should relish the 1 1/4-mile distance. The remaining group of three-year-olds pre-entered for the Classic includes Candy Boy, third in the Pennsylvania Derby for John Sadler, and Toast of New York, a synthetic specialist who was second to Shared Belief in the Pacific Classic and a winner of the U.A.E. Derby in Dubai back in the spring for Jamie Osborne.

The Classic has been won by older horses in 10 of the past 12 runnings, with Curlin in 2007 and Raven's Pass in 2008 being the only three-year-olds to win in that stretch. This year's group is led by a pair who secured automatic starting berths in the Classic with "Win and You're In" victories: four-year-old Moreno, a son of 2004 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Ghostzapper, who won Saratoga's Whitney in August for trainer Eric Guillot, and Majestic Harbor, who rolled to victory in the Gold Cup at Santa Anita in June for trainer Sean McCarthy.

Imperative, who won the Charles Town Classic in April for George Papaprodromou; Footbridge, who was third to Shared Belief in the Awesome Again; Cigar Street, winner of the Homecoming Classic at Churchill Downs for trainer Bill Mott; Zivo, who won Belmont's Suburban Handicap at 1 1/4 miles and was second in the Jockey Club Gold Cup for Chad Brown; and Big Cazanova, a Group 1 winner in South America last year, round out the pre-entries for the Classic.

Friday's headline event is the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff at 1 1/8 miles for fillies and mares. Close Hatches was the undisputed divisional leader off a four-for-four record this year for trainer Bill Mott but will need to rebound from an extremely disappointing fourth-place finish at 1-5 in Keeneland's Spinster on October 5. The four-year-old daughter of First Defence, who was second to Beholder in last year's Distaff, won Oaklawn Park's Apple Blossom Handicap in April, the Ogden Phipps at Belmont Park and the Personal Ensign at Saratoga in August to take charge of the division. Close Hatches owns a nine-for-13 lifetime record for Mott, who has won the race an unprecedented five times.

The undisputed queen of the three-year-old fillies is Untapable, who has dominated her rivals in all five starts against her peers this season for trainer Steve Asmussen. The daughter of Tapit won her first four starts of the year, including Churchill Downs' Kentucky Oaks in May and Belmont's Mother Goose in June, but then was a disappointing fifth when favored in the Haskell  at Monmouth Park in July. Untapable rebounded with a win in Parx Racing's Cotillion on September 20 and will put her seven-for-10 career record on the line when she tests older fillies and mares for the first time in the Distaff.

Belle Gallantey, who won Belmont's Beldame on September 27 for Rudy Rodriguez; Don't Tell Sophia, who upset Close Hatches in the Spinster; Iotapa, who won the local Vanity in June and Clement Hirsch at Del Mar in August and was third in the Zenyatta for John Sadler; Ria Antonia, who upset last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies and was second in the Spinster for Tom Amoss; and Valiant Emilia, who won the Cesar del Rio in Peru in June, now under the care of trainer Gary Mandella stateside, have all been pre-entered.

While the Classic and Distaff figure to have deserving and identifiable favorites, the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf and $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf are shaping up as deep and wide open affairs. The Turf, run over 1 1/2 miles, is led by Main Sequence, who has done little wrong in winning all three U.S. starts for trainer Graham Motion: Monmouth Park's United Nations in July, Saratoga's Sword Dancer Invitational in August and Belmont Park's Joe Hirsch Turf Classic on September 27. The five-year-old son of Aldebaran is seven-for-17 lifetime in a career that started in Europe and has had a nose for the finish line in his three starts this year, as all three wins have come in photo finishes.

Coolmore's defending Turf champion Magician will also attract support for Aidan O'Brien. The four-year-old son of Galileo, has won just once this year, but has been second in three Group 1 races, including the Arlington Million. Two Breeders' Cup Challenge winners in Big John B, who won the Del Mar Handicap in August for Phil D'Amato and Hardest Core, who took the Arlington Million on August 16 for Eddie Graham, also merit respect as do Imagining and Twilight Eclipse, who have lost photo finishes to Main Sequence for Shug McGaughey and Tom Albertrani, respectively.

In addition to Magician, Europe figures to send formidable foes in Flintshire, who was last seen finishing second to Treve in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe; Brown Panther, winner of the Irish St Leger on September 14 and Telescope, for trainer Michael Stoute, a four-time winner of the Turf who won the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot and was third in the Juddmonte International at York this summer.

The Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf, run at 1 1/4 miles, is led by Stephanie's Kitten, who could be the favorite off her sharp win in Belmont's Flower Bowl Invitational on September 27 for trainer Chad Brown. Emollient earned an automatic berth into the race when she won the local course and distance prep, the Rodeo Drive, on September 27 for Mott and will look to better her fourth-place run in last year's race. Tough competition should come from Fiesolana, who earned an automatic Filly & Mare Turf bid with her win in Leopardstown's Matron Stakes in September for trainer Willie McCreery and defending champion Dank, who has started just twice this year, most recently a fifth-place finish in Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Wise Dan's defection from the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile has opened up the race considerably as 25 horses have been pre-entered. Obviously, who captured the Shoemaker Mile at Santa Anita in June for Phil D'Amato, has been third and fifth, respectively, in the last two editions of the Mile at Santa Anita. Tom's Tribute, who won Del Mar's Eddie Read and Del Mar Mile this summer for Jim Cassidy, is in the best form of his career and looms a major contender as well.

The Europeans counter with Toronado, who won the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot for trainer Richard Hannon Jr. The four-year-old son of two-time Breeders' Cup Turf winner High Chaparral lost the Prix de Moulin de Longchamp by just a head in his most recent start on September 14. Trade Storm, who captured the Woodbine Mile on September 14 for David Simcock has been pre-entered. Anodin, a full-brother to three-time Mile winner Goldikova, exits a second in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville in August for Freddie Head and was third to Toronado in the Queen Anne, could also be formidable.

The $1.5 million Breeders' Cup Sprint is oversubscribed with 21 horses pre-entered. Run at six furlongs, the Sprint will bring together a quartet of stars who will look to dethrone defending champion Secret Circle: Palace, who won Saratoga's Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap in July and the Forego in August for trainer Linda Rice; Private Zone, who defeated Palace in Belmont Park's Vosburgh on September 27 for trainer Alfredo Velazquez; Rich Tapestry, who came from Hong Kong and upset Secret Circle in winning his U.S. debut in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship on October 4 for trainer C.W. Chang; and Work All Week, who remained undefeated in nine dirt starts when he won Keeneland's Phoenix on October 3 for trainer Roger Brueggemann.

The Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, run at seven furlongs, could be the most balanced race of the weekend, with trainer Wesley Ward's Judy The Beauty, who was second in the race last year, leading the way. Artemis Agrotera, who earned an automatic bid in Saratoga's Ballerina in August for trainer Mike Hushion; Leigh Court, who captured Keeneland'sThoroughbred Club of America on October 4 for trainer Josie Carroll; Midnight Lucky, who dominated Churchill Downs' Humana Distaff in May in her only start of the year for Baffert; and Sweet Reason, a one-turn dynamo who won Belmont's Acorn in June and Saratoga's Test in August for trainer Leah Gyarmati, are also major contenders.

The $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, run at about 6 1/2 furlongs, is contested over one of the world's most challenging turf courses in Santa Anita's undulating hillside course. The race is oversubscribed with a record 29 horses. Home Run Kitten and Ambitious Brew, the one-two finishers over the course and distance in the Eddie D. on September 26, will attract attention for trainers David Hofmans and Marty Jones, respectively. Dimension looked good winning the Kentucky Downs Turf Dash for trainer Conor Murphy. The second- and third-place finishers in last year's Turf Sprint, Reneesgotzip and Tightend Touchdown, should also bear watching.

Goldencents figures one of the shorter prices of the weekend when he looks to defend his title in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, which is run at two turns at Santa Anita, and is limited to 12 starters. The four-year-old son of Into Mischief, who will be trained by Leandro Mora, blitzed the field in last year's renewal and has held his form this year through an abbreviated campaign for then-trainer Doug O'Neill. Goldencents may be just one-for-four in 2014 but did secure a Dirt Mile berth in Del Mar's Pat O'Brien in August and was second in his three other starts, all in Grade 1s.

Bronzo, who earned a Dirt Mile berth in the Copa de Oro de Chile at Hipico Chile in June for Jorge Andres Inda; Fed Biz, who almost upset Shared Belief in the Awesome Again for Bob Baffert; Golden Ticket, second in the race last year for Kenny McPeek; and Tapiture for Steve Asmussen also figure as key contenders.

The 1 1/16-mile, $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile has brought stars from the east and Midwest, but it's California's American Pharoah who headlines the field. A bay son of Pioneerof the Nile, American Pharoah broke his maiden in the Del Mar Futurity in September then backed that win up with a dominant score in the track-and-distance FrontRunner on September 27 to move his lifetime record to two-for-three.

Across the country, Carpe Diem built on his debut win at Saratoga when he remained undefeated in Keeneland's Breeders' Futurity. The son of Giant's Causeway stretched out from 5 1/2 furlongs in his debut to win the Futurity at the Juvenile's 1 1/16-mile distance and looks primed to take the next step at Santa Anita. Daredevil, a son of More Than Ready, looked equally impressive taking Belmont Park's Champagne on October 4 and, like his stablemate, will also put his two-for-two career record on the line in the Juvenile, though he has yet to start on a fast track or at two turns.

The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies is led by Angela Renee, who earned an automatic berth into the race with her win in the track-and-distance Chandelier on September 27 for Pletcher. By the Moon won Belmont's Frizette on October 4 for trainer Michelle Nevin and will attract her fair share of support, as will Cristina's Journey, who stayed undefeated in two starts for trainer Dale Romans when she won Churchill's Pocahontas on September 6.

A maximum of 14 starters are allowed in each of the 13 Breeders' Cup World Championships races with the exception of the Dirt Mile (12). Breeders' Cup Limited has adopted a field selection system to select runners in the event fields are oversubscribed. After pre-entry, any vacancies in the fields will be filled by horses in order of panel preference. Entry for the Breeders' Cup World Championships races will be October 27 by 10 a.m. (PDT). At the time of entry, a maximum of 14 horses (or 12) will be accepted for each race based on the order of preference established at pre-entry. 

There will be up to two also-eligible horses for each Championship race. The also-eligible horses will be designated in accordance with the Breeders' Cup Racing Directors/Secretaries Panel's order of preference for each Championship race that is oversubscribed at the time of pre-entry. Scratch time for all Championships races to be contested on both Championship Friday and Championship Saturday will be 8 a.m. on October 31.

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Breeders' Cup announces race order, wagering menu

The Breeders' Cup announced Wednesday the order of races, wagering menu and post times for the 31st Breeders' Cup World Championships, to be held on Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1 at Santa Anita Park. There will be a total of 10 races (four Breeders' Cup races) on the Championship Friday program and 12 races on Championship Saturday (9 Breeders' Cup races). Championship Friday begins at 11:25 a.m. (PT) with five undercard races. Champion Saturday first post is 10:15 a.m. and also begins with three undercards races.

The Official race order of the undercard races for both days of the World Championships will be finalized on Monday, October 28 after entries have been taken.

The first Championships race on Breeders' Cup Friday will be the $1,000,000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (2:25 p.m. -- all times Pacific); followed by the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (3:05 p.m.); the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (3:50 p.m.); and the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (4:35 p.m.). There will be an Ultra Pick Six starting with the Twilight Derby (race 4) and concluding with the Distaff (race 9). The Marathon Stakes follows the Distaff at 5:10 p.m.

On Championship Saturday, first post time is 10:15 a.m., starting with the Juvenile Turf Sprint Stakes, the Golden State Juvenile Stakes and the Ken Maddy Stakes.  The order of the Breeders' Cup Saturday races is as follows:  $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (12:05 p.m.); $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (12:43 p.m.); $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (1:21 p.m.); $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (2:05 p.m.); $2 million Sentient Breeders' Cup Juvenile (2:45 p.m.), $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (3:23 p.m.); $1.5 million Breeders' Cup Sprint (4:02); $2 million  Breeders' Cup Mile (4:45 p.m.) and the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (5:35 p.m.). There will be an Ultra Pick Six with a guaranteed gross pool of $2.5 million beginning with the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (race 7) and concluding with the Breeders' Cup Classic (race 12).

This year's wagering menu on the 13 Breeders' Cup races features an abundance of wagering opportunities including two Ultra Pick 6s, a low takeout 50-cent Pick 5, 10-cent Superfectas, 50-cent Trifectas, Pick 3's , Pick 4's and Pick 5's, a Breeders' Cup Distaff/Classic daily double and two Super High 5 wagers.

"The Breeders' Cup offers the best betting value of the year for horseplayers around the globe," said Ken Kirchner, President of FalKirk International and the manager of the Breeders' Cup wagering and simulcasting operations for the last 19 years. "With outstanding fields of Grade 1 competitors and low priced betting options like 50-cent trifectas and Pick 3s, Pick 4 and Pick 5s, the Championships yield some of the highest pari-mutuel payouts of the year. The outstanding full fields will ensure that this year's event will live up to its moniker or 'the best bet in sports'"

Each Breeders' Cup World Championships race will feature a maximum of 14 horses and wagering interests with the exception of the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, which is limited to 12 starters. In addition to the standard Win, Place and Show betting, there will be Exacta and Trifecta wagering on every race and rolling Pick 3 wagers beginning with the first race and continuing through all races on both Championship Friday and Championship Saturday. Among the featured wagers this year are:

  • Breeders' Cup Pick 5's with a 50-cent minimum bet value and a 14 percent takeout. The wager will be offered on the first five races each day and will give players a chance to cash a large bet for a small investment. The wager may carryover from Friday to Saturday and also from Saturday to Sunday. Last year's Saturday Pick 5 handled $6,438,510 and paid $23,665 for a 50-cent wager.
  • Friday's Ultra Pick 6 will have a guaranteed gross pool of $750,000 and Saturday's Ultra Pick 6 will feature a $2.5 million guaranteed gross pool. If no one hits the Friday Ultra Pick 6, the pool will carry over into Saturday's Ultra Pick 6. The wager may also carryover from Saturday's program into Sunday. In such case, the Pick 6 would be a mandatory payout on Santa Anita's closing day program on Sunday, November 2nd. Last year, Friday's Pick 6 paid $106,839 for a $2 wager. Saturday's Pick 6 paid $47,516.
  • Breeders' Cup race days continues to offer some of racing's highest payouts.  Trifecta and Sueprfectas continue to pay huge dividends.  Last year saw $1 trifectas pay $3,710, $2,810 and $2,619.  Superfecta payouts were $27,889, $17,140 and $14,718 for a $1 bet.
  • A Special Daily Double wager linking the Breeders' Cup Distaff (race 9) on Friday to the Breeders' Cup Classic (race 12) on Saturday will again be offered.
  • The Pick 4, with a 50-cent minimum, continues to be a fan favorite bet at the Breeders' Cup. Friday's late Pick 4 (races 6-9) will have a guaranteed pool of $1,500,000. On Saturday, there will be two guaranteed Pick 4s. The early all Championships Pick 4 (races 4-7) will have a $1,500,000 guaranteed gross pool and the late all Championships Pick 4 (races 9-12) will have a $3,000,000 million gross pool. The Friday Pick 4 last year paid $29,725 for a 50-cent wager.
  • A Super High 5 wager on both the Breeders' Cup Distaff and the Breeders' Cup Classic. Bettors are required to select the first five finishing places on one ticket. If no one hits the Super High 5 on Friday the pool will carry over to Saturday's and if no one hit's the Saturday High 5, it will carry into Sunday. The bet minimum is 50 cents.
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    Breeders' Cup announces race order, wagering menu

    The Breeders' Cup announced Wednesday the order of races, wagering menu and post times for the 31st Breeders' Cup World Championships, to be held on Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1 at Santa Anita Park. There will be a total of 10 races (four Breeders' Cup races) on the Championship Friday program and 12 races on Championship Saturday (9 Breeders' Cup races). Championship Friday begins at 11:25 a.m. (PT) with five undercard races. Champion Saturday first post is 10:15 a.m. and also begins with three undercards races.

    The Official race order of the undercard races for both days of the World Championships will be finalized on Monday, October 28 after entries have been taken.

    The first Championships race on Breeders' Cup Friday will be the $1,000,000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (2:25 p.m. -- all times Pacific); followed by the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (3:05 p.m.); the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (3:50 p.m.); and the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (4:35 p.m.). There will be an Ultra Pick Six starting with the Twilight Derby (race 4) and concluding with the Distaff (race 9). The Marathon Stakes follows the Distaff at 5:10 p.m.

    On Championship Saturday, first post time is 10:15 a.m., starting with the Juvenile Turf Sprint Stakes, the Golden State Juvenile Stakes and the Ken Maddy Stakes.  The order of the Breeders' Cup Saturday races is as follows:  $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (12:05 p.m.); $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (12:43 p.m.); $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (1:21 p.m.); $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (2:05 p.m.); $2 million Sentient Breeders' Cup Juvenile (2:45 p.m.), $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (3:23 p.m.); $1.5 million Breeders' Cup Sprint (4:02); $2 million  Breeders' Cup Mile (4:45 p.m.) and the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (5:35 p.m.). There will be an Ultra Pick Six with a guaranteed gross pool of $2.5 million beginning with the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (race 7) and concluding with the Breeders' Cup Classic (race 12).

    This year's wagering menu on the 13 Breeders' Cup races features an abundance of wagering opportunities including two Ultra Pick 6s, a low takeout 50-cent Pick 5, 10-cent Superfectas, 50-cent Trifectas, Pick 3's , Pick 4's and Pick 5's, a Breeders' Cup Distaff/Classic daily double and two Super High 5 wagers.

    "The Breeders' Cup offers the best betting value of the year for horseplayers around the globe," said Ken Kirchner, President of FalKirk International and the manager of the Breeders' Cup wagering and simulcasting operations for the last 19 years. "With outstanding fields of Grade 1 competitors and low priced betting options like 50-cent trifectas and Pick 3s, Pick 4 and Pick 5s, the Championships yield some of the highest pari-mutuel payouts of the year. The outstanding full fields will ensure that this year's event will live up to its moniker or 'the best bet in sports'"

    Each Breeders' Cup World Championships race will feature a maximum of 14 horses and wagering interests with the exception of the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, which is limited to 12 starters. In addition to the standard Win, Place and Show betting, there will be Exacta and Trifecta wagering on every race and rolling Pick 3 wagers beginning with the first race and continuing through all races on both Championship Friday and Championship Saturday. Among the featured wagers this year are:

  • Breeders' Cup Pick 5's with a 50-cent minimum bet value and a 14 percent takeout. The wager will be offered on the first five races each day and will give players a chance to cash a large bet for a small investment. The wager may carryover from Friday to Saturday and also from Saturday to Sunday. Last year's Saturday Pick 5 handled $6,438,510 and paid $23,665 for a 50-cent wager.
  • Friday's Ultra Pick 6 will have a guaranteed gross pool of $750,000 and Saturday's Ultra Pick 6 will feature a $2.5 million guaranteed gross pool. If no one hits the Friday Ultra Pick 6, the pool will carry over into Saturday's Ultra Pick 6. The wager may also carryover from Saturday's program into Sunday. In such case, the Pick 6 would be a mandatory payout on Santa Anita's closing day program on Sunday, November 2nd. Last year, Friday's Pick 6 paid $106,839 for a $2 wager. Saturday's Pick 6 paid $47,516.
  • Breeders' Cup race days continues to offer some of racing's highest payouts.  Trifecta and Sueprfectas continue to pay huge dividends.  Last year saw $1 trifectas pay $3,710, $2,810 and $2,619.  Superfecta payouts were $27,889, $17,140 and $14,718 for a $1 bet.
  • A Special Daily Double wager linking the Breeders' Cup Distaff (race 9) on Friday to the Breeders' Cup Classic (race 12) on Saturday will again be offered.
  • The Pick 4, with a 50-cent minimum, continues to be a fan favorite bet at the Breeders' Cup. Friday's late Pick 4 (races 6-9) will have a guaranteed pool of $1,500,000. On Saturday, there will be two guaranteed Pick 4s. The early all Championships Pick 4 (races 4-7) will have a $1,500,000 guaranteed gross pool and the late all Championships Pick 4 (races 9-12) will have a $3,000,000 million gross pool. The Friday Pick 4 last year paid $29,725 for a 50-cent wager.
  • A Super High 5 wager on both the Breeders' Cup Distaff and the Breeders' Cup Classic. Bettors are required to select the first five finishing places on one ticket. If no one hits the Super High 5 on Friday the pool will carry over to Saturday's and if no one hit's the Saturday High 5, it will carry into Sunday. The bet minimum is 50 cents.
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    Departing highlights competitive Fayette

    Departing owns three Derby wins, incluidng the WV Derby (Mountaineer Park/Coady Photography)

    Multiple Grade 2 hero Departing heads a field of eight entered in the Grade 2, $200,000 Fayette over Keeneland's main track on Saturday. The 1 1/8-mile contest is the closing-day feature at the Lexington, Kentucky, track.

    Departing will be making just his fifth start of the year in the Fayette while visiting Keeneland for the first time. Trained by Al Stall Jr., the War Front gelding captured an optional claimer in his season opener on April 14 at Churchill Downs, ran third in the June 14 Stephen Foster Handicap under the Twin Spires, returned August 2 at Saratoga for an eighth-placing in the Whitney Handicap and is exiting a runner-up effort in the Homecoming Classic back at Churchill on September 27.

    Robby Albarado had the call for each of those starts and retains the mount Saturday.

    Pick of the Litter and Call Me George are also coming into the Fayette off the Homecoming Classic. The former, who is Grade 3-placed for trainer Dale Romans, filled the fourth spot in the Homecoming Classic while the Grant Forster-conditioned Call Me George ran third, just a half-length behind Departing.

    Call Me George was making just his second stakes try in that nine-furlong contest following a fourth-place effort in the 1 1/2-mile Greenwood Cup at Parx Racing on September 1. Pick of the Litter tried graded company as a sophomore but went on a nine-race streak without facing black-type competition before reappearing in the Monmouth Cup over the summer.

    Stewart Elliott will be aboard Call Me George while Corey Lanerie has piloting duties on Pick of the Litter.

    Long River and Stephanoatseee faced off in their last two races, the Woodward and Jockey Club Gold Cup, and will make it three in a row in the Fayette. Stephanoatseee finished fifth on both occasions, though he was elevated to fourth via disqualification in the Gold Cup, while Long River ran third in that race and seventh in the Woodward.

    Both runners are by A.P. Indy, with Long River being a half-brother to classic victor Shackleford and Grade 1 queen Lady Joanne as a son of Oatsee and Stephanoatseee being out of Breeders' Cup Distaff heroine Round Pond. Rosie Napravnik will be holding the reins on Long River while Julien Leparoux will be in Stephanoatseee's irons.

    The Fayette field also includes Canadian classic star Coltimus Prime, front-running winner of the Prince of Wales and second in the Ontario Derby in his past two, and dual Grade 3 conqueror Mister Marti Gras, a neck third in the Washington Park Handicap most recently. Grade 3 scorer Code West completes the field.

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    Departing highlights competitive Fayette

    Departing owns three Derby wins, incluidng the WV Derby (Mountaineer Park/Coady Photography)

    Multiple Grade 2 hero Departing heads a field of eight entered in the Grade 2, $200,000 Fayette over Keeneland's main track on Saturday. The 1 1/8-mile contest is the closing-day feature at the Lexington, Kentucky, track.

    Departing will be making just his fifth start of the year in the Fayette while visiting Keeneland for the first time. Trained by Al Stall Jr., the War Front gelding captured an optional claimer in his season opener on April 14 at Churchill Downs, ran third in the June 14 Stephen Foster Handicap under the Twin Spires, returned August 2 at Saratoga for an eighth-placing in the Whitney Handicap and is exiting a runner-up effort in the Homecoming Classic back at Churchill on September 27.

    Robby Albarado had the call for each of those starts and retains the mount Saturday.

    Pick of the Litter and Call Me George are also coming into the Fayette off the Homecoming Classic. The former, who is Grade 3-placed for trainer Dale Romans, filled the fourth spot in the Homecoming Classic while the Grant Forster-conditioned Call Me George ran third, just a half-length behind Departing.

    Call Me George was making just his second stakes try in that nine-furlong contest following a fourth-place effort in the 1 1/2-mile Greenwood Cup at Parx Racing on September 1. Pick of the Litter tried graded company as a sophomore but went on a nine-race streak without facing black-type competition before reappearing in the Monmouth Cup over the summer.

    Stewart Elliott will be aboard Call Me George while Corey Lanerie has piloting duties on Pick of the Litter.

    Long River and Stephanoatseee faced off in their last two races, the Woodward and Jockey Club Gold Cup, and will make it three in a row in the Fayette. Stephanoatseee finished fifth on both occasions, though he was elevated to fourth via disqualification in the Gold Cup, while Long River ran third in that race and seventh in the Woodward.

    Both runners are by A.P. Indy, with Long River being a half-brother to classic victor Shackleford and Grade 1 queen Lady Joanne as a son of Oatsee and Stephanoatseee being out of Breeders' Cup Distaff heroine Round Pond. Rosie Napravnik will be holding the reins on Long River while Julien Leparoux will be in Stephanoatseee's irons.

    The Fayette field also includes Canadian classic star Coltimus Prime, front-running winner of the Prince of Wales and second in the Ontario Derby in his past two, and dual Grade 3 conqueror Mister Marti Gras, a neck third in the Washington Park Handicap most recently. Grade 3 scorer Code West completes the field.

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    Report of Mares Bred statistics released by Jockey Club

    The Jockey Club on Wednesday released Report of Mares Bred (RMB) statistics for the 2014 breeding season. Based on RMBs received through October 13, The Jockey Club reports that 1,547 stallions covered 34,540 mares in North America during 2014.

    The annual statistics represent approximately 92 percent of the mares that eventually will be reported as bred in 2014. According to historical trends, The Jockey Club expects to receive RMBs representing an additional 2,000 to 3,000 mares bred during the 2014 breeding season.

    The number of stallions declined 8.9 percent from the 1,698 reported at this time in 2013, and the number of mares bred increased 1.1 percent from the 34,174 reported at this time last year.

    The number of stallions covering 100 or more mares increased from 88 in 2013 to 97 in 2014. These stallions accounted for a greater percentage of the total mares reported bred this year -- 36.4 percent of all mares bred in 2014 versus 34 percent of all mares bred in 2013 as reported at this time last year. RMB statistics for all reported stallions in 2014 are available through the Fact Book section of The Jockey Club’s website at jockeyclub.com.

    Further book size analysis shows an 8.3 percent increase in the number of mares bred to stallions with a book size of 100 or more in 2014 when compared to 2013 as reported at this time last year; a 12.9 percent increase in mares bred to stallions with a book size between 75 and 99; a 4.8 percent decrease in mares bred to stallions with a book size between 50 and 74; a 1.2 percent increase in mares bred to stallions with a book size between 25 and 49; and a 9.2 percent decrease in mares bred to stallions with a book size fewer than 25.

    The stallion Kitten’s Joy led all stallions with 204 mares bred in 2014. Rounding out the top five were Into Mischief, 203; Scat Daddy, 202; Midnight Lute, 186; and Violence, 181.

    Kentucky traditionally leads North America in Thoroughbred breeding activity. During 2014, Kentucky’s 233 reported stallions covered 16,826 mares, or 48.7 percent of all of the mares reported bred in North America. The number of mares bred to Kentucky stallions increased 7.2 percent compared with the 15,695 reported at this time last year.

    Of the top 10 states and provinces by number of mares reported bred in 2012, Kentucky, Florida, and California, New York, and Maryland stallions covered more mares in 2014 than in 2013, as reported at this time last year.

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    Report of Mares Bred statistics released by Jockey Club

    The Jockey Club on Wednesday released Report of Mares Bred (RMB) statistics for the 2014 breeding season. Based on RMBs received through October 13, The Jockey Club reports that 1,547 stallions covered 34,540 mares in North America during 2014.

    The annual statistics represent approximately 92 percent of the mares that eventually will be reported as bred in 2014. According to historical trends, The Jockey Club expects to receive RMBs representing an additional 2,000 to 3,000 mares bred during the 2014 breeding season.

    The number of stallions declined 8.9 percent from the 1,698 reported at this time in 2013, and the number of mares bred increased 1.1 percent from the 34,174 reported at this time last year.

    The number of stallions covering 100 or more mares increased from 88 in 2013 to 97 in 2014. These stallions accounted for a greater percentage of the total mares reported bred this year -- 36.4 percent of all mares bred in 2014 versus 34 percent of all mares bred in 2013 as reported at this time last year. RMB statistics for all reported stallions in 2014 are available through the Fact Book section of The Jockey Club’s website at jockeyclub.com.

    Further book size analysis shows an 8.3 percent increase in the number of mares bred to stallions with a book size of 100 or more in 2014 when compared to 2013 as reported at this time last year; a 12.9 percent increase in mares bred to stallions with a book size between 75 and 99; a 4.8 percent decrease in mares bred to stallions with a book size between 50 and 74; a 1.2 percent increase in mares bred to stallions with a book size between 25 and 49; and a 9.2 percent decrease in mares bred to stallions with a book size fewer than 25.

    The stallion Kitten’s Joy led all stallions with 204 mares bred in 2014. Rounding out the top five were Into Mischief, 203; Scat Daddy, 202; Midnight Lute, 186; and Violence, 181.

    Kentucky traditionally leads North America in Thoroughbred breeding activity. During 2014, Kentucky’s 233 reported stallions covered 16,826 mares, or 48.7 percent of all of the mares reported bred in North America. The number of mares bred to Kentucky stallions increased 7.2 percent compared with the 15,695 reported at this time last year.

    Of the top 10 states and provinces by number of mares reported bred in 2012, Kentucky, Florida, and California, New York, and Maryland stallions covered more mares in 2014 than in 2013, as reported at this time last year.

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    Leading owner-breeder Hunt dead at 88

    Nelson Bunker Hunt, the Texas oil tycoon whose colors were carried to victory in many of the most prestigious races in both the U.S. and Europe throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s, reportedly died Tuesday near Dallas. He was 88.

    Honored three times with an Eclipse Award as outstanding breeder, Hunt bred and/or raced such standouts as American champions Dahlia, Youth, Trillion, Glorious Song and Estrapade, as well as the noted European performers Vaguely Noble and Empery. Exceller, who registered a victory over Triple Crown winners Seattle Slew and Affirmed in 1978 Jockey Club Gold Cup, was another one of his top-class performers.

    Hunt, whose fortune ran into the billions at one time due to a heavy investment in silver, was beset by financial problems in the 1980s which resulted in bankruptcy and other legal problems. A dispersal of his bloodstock at Keeneland in 1988 grossed more than $46 million. He eventually returned to owning and breeding Thoroughbreds, but on a smaller scale and without the grand success of earlier times.

    Survived by his wife, Caroline, and four children, Hunt's funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. (CDT) at Park Cities Presbyterian Church in Dallas.

    Leading owner-breeder Hunt dead at 88

    Nelson Bunker Hunt, the Texas oil tycoon whose colors were carried to victory in many of the most prestigious races in both the U.S. and Europe throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s, reportedly died Tuesday near Dallas. He was 88.

    Honored three times with an Eclipse Award as outstanding breeder, Hunt bred and/or raced such standouts as American champions Dahlia, Youth, Trillion, Glorious Song and Estrapade, as well as the noted European performers Vaguely Noble and Empery. Exceller, who registered a victory over Triple Crown winners Seattle Slew and Affirmed in 1978 Jockey Club Gold Cup, was another one of his top-class performers.

    Hunt, whose fortune ran into the billions at one time due to a heavy investment in silver, was beset by financial problems in the 1980s which resulted in bankruptcy and other legal problems. A dispersal of his bloodstock at Keeneland in 1988 grossed more than $46 million. He eventually returned to owning and breeding Thoroughbreds, but on a smaller scale and without the grand success of earlier times.

    Survived by his wife, Caroline, and four children, Hunt's funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. (CDT) at Park Cities Presbyterian Church in Dallas.

    Keeneland, Red Mile announce joint venture on historical racing

    The Red Mile and Keeneland Association have agreed, through a new joint venture, to consolidate their efforts around historical racing in Fayette County into the development of a single facility.

    Wagering on historical racing will be housed exclusively at The Red Mile. A total of 1,000 terminals are proposed to offer historical racing wagers beginning with a projected opening date of September 2015.

    The new venture will request a review of facility and historical racing offering by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

    "This is an exciting announcement for The Horse Capital of the World and for the ongoing growth of Lexington," said Joe Costa of The Red Mile. "By making this pari-mutuel wager available in Fayette County, our state's signature industry can enjoy the financial benefits of a crucial new revenue stream for not just owners and breeders, but also the entire horse industry."

    Keeneland Association Chief Operating Officer Vince Gabbert also commented on the venture.

    "There have always been two driving considerations behind decisions made by Keeneland, and that is the health of the Thoroughbred industry and our local community," Gabbert said. "We feel the best course of action for both our key constituencies is a facility at The Red Mile. Our belief is that the benefits of a more centrally located and fully dedicated facility outweighs locating this wagering option on our property."

    The construction on the new $30 million dollar project will begin soon, initially supplying 100 construction jobs, and eventually 150 jobs are projected when the facility is completed and fully operational in 2015.

    "There is no question that new revenue streams have already made a difference to the Thoroughbred and Standardbred industries," Costa said. "Here in Kentucky we've already seen what a difference historical wagering can mean to our owners and horsemen."

    Revenues from the new wager will be split between the two partners for use in support of live racing, particularly purses.

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    Keeneland, Red Mile announce joint venture on historical racing

    The Red Mile and Keeneland Association have agreed, through a new joint venture, to consolidate their efforts around historical racing in Fayette County into the development of a single facility.

    Wagering on historical racing will be housed exclusively at The Red Mile. A total of 1,000 terminals are proposed to offer historical racing wagers beginning with a projected opening date of September 2015.

    The new venture will request a review of facility and historical racing offering by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

    "This is an exciting announcement for The Horse Capital of the World and for the ongoing growth of Lexington," said Joe Costa of The Red Mile. "By making this pari-mutuel wager available in Fayette County, our state's signature industry can enjoy the financial benefits of a crucial new revenue stream for not just owners and breeders, but also the entire horse industry."

    Keeneland Association Chief Operating Officer Vince Gabbert also commented on the venture.

    "There have always been two driving considerations behind decisions made by Keeneland, and that is the health of the Thoroughbred industry and our local community," Gabbert said. "We feel the best course of action for both our key constituencies is a facility at The Red Mile. Our belief is that the benefits of a more centrally located and fully dedicated facility outweighs locating this wagering option on our property."

    The construction on the new $30 million dollar project will begin soon, initially supplying 100 construction jobs, and eventually 150 jobs are projected when the facility is completed and fully operational in 2015.

    "There is no question that new revenue streams have already made a difference to the Thoroughbred and Standardbred industries," Costa said. "Here in Kentucky we've already seen what a difference historical wagering can mean to our owners and horsemen."

    Revenues from the new wager will be split between the two partners for use in support of live racing, particularly purses.

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    Tampa Bay Downs reveals 2014-15 stakes

    The 35th renewal of the Grade 2, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby for three-year-olds, which has produced two Kentucky Derby winners since 2007, highlights a 2014-15 Tampa Bay Downs stakes schedule offering $2,660,000 in purse money.

    Contested at a distance of 1 1/16 miles, the Tampa Bay Derby headlines the March 7 Festival Day program that includes four stakes races worth a combined $760,000 in purse money, making it the most lucrative day of racing in the track's 89-year history.

    The Tampa Bay Derby is part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby Championship Series points system, with the first four finishers earning 50, 20, 10 and 5 points toward a starting-gate berth on the first Saturday in May.

    Rounding out the Festival Day stakes card are the Grade 3, $200,000 Florida Oaks on the turf for three-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles; the Grade 3, $150,000 Hillsborough on the turf for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles; and the $60,000 Challenger for older horses at 1 1/16 miles.

    The 2014-15 Tampa Bay Downs Thoroughbred season, which began July 1, is set to resume November 29 and runs through June 30.

    "The Kentucky Derby victories by our 2007 Tampa Bay Derby winner, Street Sense, and our 2010 third-place finisher, Super Saver, have elevated our showcase race to national prominence and made it a significant Triple Crown prep," said Peter Berube, Vice President and General Manager of Tampa Bay Downs.

    "By running four stakes on the same card, Festival Day 2015 is certain to be one of the most exciting and memorable afternoons in track history," Berube added. "Our three other Festival Day stakes have produced Breeders' Cup race winners, an Eclipse Award champion and two winners of the Kentucky Oaks. Fans can again expect to see exciting Thoroughbred competition of the highest quality, both on March 7 and throughout the season."

    The stakes schedule kicks off December 6 with Cotillion Festival Day, featuring a pair of $100,000, six-furlong races for two-year-olds: the Inaugural and the Sandpiper for fillies.

    The second-biggest stakes day of the meeting is the January 31 Festival Preview Day, showcasing three stakes worth a combined $500,000 headlined by the 35th edition of the Grade 3, $250,000 Sam F. Davis for three-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles. Although not part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby points system, the Sam F. Davis has stamped Kentucky Derby credentials for at least one three-year-old in 10 of the last 11 years.

    The Festival Preview Day card also features the Grade 3, $150,000 Endeavour on the turf for older fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles and the $100,000 Suncoast on dirt for three-year-old fillies at one mile and 40 yards.

    The January 24 card features three stakes worth $350,000. Topping the list is the Grade 3, $150,000 Tampa Bay on the turf for older horses at 1 1/16 miles. Other offerings that day include the $100,000 Lightning City on the turf for older fillies and mares at five furlongs and the $100,000 Pelican for older horses at six furlongs.

    The track's 13th annual Florida Cup Day celebration on April 4 includes six state-bred stakes races worth a combined $450,000 in purse money, including three on the turf course.

    Additional highlights of the stakes schedule include the December 27 Skyway Festival Day card, featuring the $100,000 Pasco for two-year-olds at seven furlongs and the $100,000 Gasparilla for two-year-old fillies. The $100,000 Turf Dash for older horses will be held January 10.

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    Tampa Bay Downs reveals 2014-15 stakes

    The 35th renewal of the Grade 2, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby for three-year-olds, which has produced two Kentucky Derby winners since 2007, highlights a 2014-15 Tampa Bay Downs stakes schedule offering $2,660,000 in purse money.

    Contested at a distance of 1 1/16 miles, the Tampa Bay Derby headlines the March 7 Festival Day program that includes four stakes races worth a combined $760,000 in purse money, making it the most lucrative day of racing in the track's 89-year history.

    The Tampa Bay Derby is part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby Championship Series points system, with the first four finishers earning 50, 20, 10 and 5 points toward a starting-gate berth on the first Saturday in May.

    Rounding out the Festival Day stakes card are the Grade 3, $200,000 Florida Oaks on the turf for three-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles; the Grade 3, $150,000 Hillsborough on the turf for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles; and the $60,000 Challenger for older horses at 1 1/16 miles.

    The 2014-15 Tampa Bay Downs Thoroughbred season, which began July 1, is set to resume November 29 and runs through June 30.

    "The Kentucky Derby victories by our 2007 Tampa Bay Derby winner, Street Sense, and our 2010 third-place finisher, Super Saver, have elevated our showcase race to national prominence and made it a significant Triple Crown prep," said Peter Berube, Vice President and General Manager of Tampa Bay Downs.

    "By running four stakes on the same card, Festival Day 2015 is certain to be one of the most exciting and memorable afternoons in track history," Berube added. "Our three other Festival Day stakes have produced Breeders' Cup race winners, an Eclipse Award champion and two winners of the Kentucky Oaks. Fans can again expect to see exciting Thoroughbred competition of the highest quality, both on March 7 and throughout the season."

    The stakes schedule kicks off December 6 with Cotillion Festival Day, featuring a pair of $100,000, six-furlong races for two-year-olds: the Inaugural and the Sandpiper for fillies.

    The second-biggest stakes day of the meeting is the January 31 Festival Preview Day, showcasing three stakes worth a combined $500,000 headlined by the 35th edition of the Grade 3, $250,000 Sam F. Davis for three-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles. Although not part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby points system, the Sam F. Davis has stamped Kentucky Derby credentials for at least one three-year-old in 10 of the last 11 years.

    The Festival Preview Day card also features the Grade 3, $150,000 Endeavour on the turf for older fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles and the $100,000 Suncoast on dirt for three-year-old fillies at one mile and 40 yards.

    The January 24 card features three stakes worth $350,000. Topping the list is the Grade 3, $150,000 Tampa Bay on the turf for older horses at 1 1/16 miles. Other offerings that day include the $100,000 Lightning City on the turf for older fillies and mares at five furlongs and the $100,000 Pelican for older horses at six furlongs.

    The track's 13th annual Florida Cup Day celebration on April 4 includes six state-bred stakes races worth a combined $450,000 in purse money, including three on the turf course.

    Additional highlights of the stakes schedule include the December 27 Skyway Festival Day card, featuring the $100,000 Pasco for two-year-olds at seven furlongs and the $100,000 Gasparilla for two-year-old fillies. The $100,000 Turf Dash for older horses will be held January 10.

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    Breeding & Sales News

    Street Cry colt tops Fasig-Tipton session at $400,000

    A Street Cry half-brother to 2008 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (G1) winner Ever a Friend (Crafty Friend) brought $400,000 from Conquest Stables on Tuesday at the second session of the Fasig-Tipton October sale of yearlings at the Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Kentucky. Offered by Baccari Bloodstock, agent, the February 26 Kentucky-bred toured the ring as Hip No. 803.

    The gray colt was reared by Never is a Promise (Capote), a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Aunt Henny (Hennessy).

    The session topper went unsold the first two times he appeared in the sales ring -- for $240,000 as a Keeneland November weanling and for $270,000 at the Keeneland September sale last month.

    Pegasus Bridge LLC acquired a Tiznow colt for $320,000. Consigned by Lane's End, agent, the January 8 Kentucky-bred was offered as Hip 652.

    The yearling was produced by Lasting Appeal (A.P. Indy), a full sister to Grade 2-winning sire Jump Start. This extended family has also included Group 1 winner and noted sire Miswaki (Mr. Prospector), French Oaks (Fr-G1) winner Lacovia (Majestic Light), and Grade/Group 1 scorers Tobougg (Barathea) and Eternity Star (Majestic Light).

    Hermitage Farm, agent, sold a son of More Than Ready to Mike Ryan, agent, for $295,000. The February 23 Kentucky-bred sported Hip 611.

    The colt was reared by Grade 3 winner Kiss the Devil (Kris S.), making him a half-brother to six-time stakes winner and multiple Grade 3-placed Kiss Mine (Mineshaft), and the multiple stakes-winning Kiss Moon (Malibu Moon), a three-time Grade 3-placed filly who most recently captured the TaWee S. at Indiana Grand on October 4.

    Also hailing from this female line are Grade 1 winner Nell's Briquette (Lanyon), Group 2 winners Love the Groom (Blushing Groom) and Sanquirico (Lypheor), and Grade 3 victor Nonios (Pleasantly Perfect).

    A colt from the first crop of dual champion turf male Gio Ponti was obtained by Pick Six Racing for $260,000. Hip 664 was consigned by Select Sales, agent.

    The April 8 Kentucky-bred was reared by Life Happened (Stravinsky), making him a half-brother to recent Kelso H. (G2) winner Vyjack (Into Mischief), Grade 3 winner Tepin (Bernstein), as well as the Grade 2-placed Prime Cut (Bernstein).

    This extended family also includes 1997 champion sprinter Smoke Glacken (Two Punch), Grade 2 winners Smokey Glacken (Forestry) and Crown of Thorns (Repent), and multiple Grade 3 winner Disco Rico (Citidancer).

    At the conclusion of trading Tuesday, 282 yearlings had sold for $10,416,700, an increase of 3.9 percent from last year's second session when 273 horses sold for $10,025,400. The session average was virtually flat, rising from $36,723 to $36,939, while the median stayed even at $18,000.

    With two days of the three-day auction in the books, 545 horses have sold for $19,373,300, a rise of 11.4 percent over last year when 531 yearlings brought $17,383,400. The average is up 8.6 percent, from $32,737 to $35,547.

    The sale concludes Wednesday beginning at 10 a.m. (EDT).

    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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    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.

    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.

    Results

    NORTH AMERICAN ALLOWANCE RESULTS

    ZIA, 7TH, AOC, $39,500, 3YO/UP, 5 1/2F, 10-21.
    4—HUNTING DIXIE, g, 6, Halory Hunter--Dixie Kiss, by Chimes Band. O-Amestoy, Jr, Pierre Jean and Leslie A, B-Pillar Property Services Inc (NM), T-Ross A. Amestoy, J-Alfredo J. Juarez, Jr., $24,490.
    5—Kiss My Hennessy, g, 4, Roll Hennessy Roll--Dixie Kiss, by Chimes Band. ($19,000 '11 RUIAUG). O-Bryant, Scott and Brooks, Joe Dee, B-Pillar Property Services Inc (NM), $8,690.
    *1—Proud Step, g, 4, Proud Tower Too--Dixie Step, by Dixieland Band. O-Kathy Joslin, B-Tricar Stables Inc (NM), $3,950.
    Winning Time: 1:03 3/5 (ft)
    *Proud Step finished first but was disqualified and placed third
     
    PRX, 8TH, ALW, $37,800, 3YO/UP, 7F, 10-21.
    2—RUSTLER HUSTLER, h, 6, Ecton Park--Cozzy Temper, by Cozzene. O-Waldorf Racing Stables LLC, B-Mark Stanley (PA), T-Marya K. Montoya, J-Frankie Pennington, $22,200.
    1—Grasshoppin, g, 3, Cat Thief--Sweetheart Sami, by Broad Brush. O-Michael W Jester, B-Michael W Jester (PA), $7,400.
    5—Saba's Boy, g, 4, Fantasticat--Maiden Stone, by Grindstone. O-Andrew Sulley, B-Tim Durborow (PA), $4,070.
    Winning Time: 1:23 4/5 (ft)
     
    ZIA, 8TH, ALW, $36,000, 3YO/UP, 6 1/2F, 10-21.
    5—WATCH ME GO, h, 6, West Acre--Sabbath Song, by Deputy Minister. O-MCM Racing, LLC, B-Gilbert G Campbell (FL), T-Bart G. Hone, J-Irwin J. Rosendo, $22,320.
    6—Second Proposal, g, 4, Successful Appeal--Spring Wedding, by Prized. ($16,000 '10 KEENOV; $16,000 '11 FTKOCT). O-Kings River Ranch, B-Christine A Hansen & Walmac Farm LL (KY), $7,920.
    3—Calvert, g, 3, Dance Master--Catch Catch Can, by Wayne's Crane. O-Beverly A Marcom, B-E D Calvert (TX), $3,600.
    Winning Time: 1:15 3/5 (ft)
     
    IND, 9TH, ALW, $36,000, 3YO/UP, 1M, 10-21.
    5—NOTCH, g, 4, Sky Approval--Leading Memories, by Doc's Leader. O-Denis Cluley, B-Denis Cluley & Cathie Cluley (IN), T-Denis Cluley, J-Fernando De La Cruz, $21,600.
    8—Victor Jara, g, 3, Notional--Double Faced, by More Than Ready. O-Kingswood Farm, B-Kingswood Farm (IN), $7,200.
    6—Hadda Notion, g, 3, Notional--Longwood Lady, by Is It True. O-Lauer, Penny S and Merritt, Jerry, B-Michael E Lauer & Jerry Merritt (IN), $3,600.
    Winning Time: 1:39 (ft)
     
    PRX, 7TH, ALW, $35,400, 3YO/UP, F/M, 5 1/2F, 10-21.
    6—SHESGOTTHEMOVES, f, 4, Alajwad--Proud N' Crafty, by Crafty Prospector. O-Nevin, Michael and Burroughs, Malvern C, B-Louis Gurino (PA), T-Michelle Nevin, J-Jose Delgadillo, $21,000.
    5—Six Tonsafun, f, 3, Not for Love--Ruby Rubles, by Scarlet Ibis. ($32,000 '12 FTMOCT). O-Joseph F Novogratz, B-The Elkstone Group LLC (PA), $7,000.
    7—Lover's Dream, m, 5, Jump Start--Just for Lust, by Not for Love. O-Freedom Acres, Inc, B-Y Kolybabiuk (PA), $3,850.
    Winning Time: 1:05 2/5 (ft)
     
    MNR, 7TH, ALW, $25,600, 3YO/UP, 1M, 10-20.
    1—MAL GUAPO, g, 4, Into Mischief--Jostlin Kate, by Fit to Fight. ($9,500 '10 OBSOCT; $19,000 '11 OBSAUG; $57,000 2012 OBSJUN). O-Gene Burkholder, B-Nellie Mae Cox & Dapple Bloodstock (KY), T-Kim A. Puhl, J-Walter De La Cruz, $15,616.
    2—Charismatic Pulpit, g, 4, Pulpit--Karis Makaw, by Charismatic. ($235,000 '11 KEESEP). O-Hays, Billy, Hays, Donna and Hays, Justin, B-Siena Farms (KY), $5,120.
    5—St. Padriag, c, 4, Pleasantly Perfect--Wild Country, by Unbridled. ($65,000 '11 KEESEP; $2,000 2013 KEENOV). O-Maribel Ruelas, B-Mr & Mrs Mike Freeny (KY), $2,560.
    Winning Time: 1:38 3/5 (ft)

    Carryover Watch

    For Wednesday or Next Raceday

    WOODBINE:   High 5 -- $209,916
    HAWTHORNE:   High 5 -- $28,159
    BELMONT:   Pick 6 -- $27,597
    LAUREL:   Pick 5 -- $11,683

    North American Maiden Winners
    Bustin Stones--Cheval De Joi by French Deputy; DEPUTY BUSTERSTONE, c, 2, FL, Msw, 10-21, 5 1/2f, 1:06 3/5. B-Allen S Becker (NY.).
    Indian Charlie--Life Lesson by Unbridled's Song; SOURCESANDMETHODS, c, 2, IND, Msw, 10-21, 6f, 1:11 3/5. B-T. F. VanMeter & Ricky Stivers (KY.). $165,000 '12 KEENOV; $160,000 '13 KEESEP.
    Awesome Again--Hattiesburg (G3$542,675), by Mutakddim; SARBI, f, 3, MNR, Msw, 10-20, 1m, 1:43 1/5. B-Fox-Straus KY (KY.). $12,500 '12 FTKOCT.
    Equality--Umbrella by Storm Bird; SUMBRELLA, f, 3, IND, Mcl 10000, 10-21, 6f, 1:13 4/5. B-Richard M. Hammer DVM (IN.).
    U So Bad--Rising Empress by Festive; U SO GRAND, g, 3, FL, Mcl 5000, 10-21, 5 1/2f, 1:07 4/5. B-Bruno Schickedanz (FL.).
    Barometric--Lily of the Valley by Valley Crossing; KRIS CROSSING, g, 4, IND, Msw, 10-21, 6f, 1:13 3/5. B-David Davis (IN.). $1,000 '11 INDOCT.
    Horse Greeley--Whistle Salute by Honour and Glory; WHISTLE MY WAY, f, 4, TUP, Mcl 5000, 10-20, 5f, :58 2/5. B-Nicholas Lotz & Rosemary Lotz (KY.). $20,000 2012 OBSAPR.
    Wild Desert--Tnt Mill by Mercer Mill; WILD HARDSHIPS, g, 4, FL, Mcl 5000, 10-21, 5 1/2f, 1:07 2/5. B-McMahon Of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, LLC.& Cazenovia College (NY.).

    Notebooks

    BELMONT NOTEBOOK

    OCTOBER 24, 2014

    by John Mucciolo

    There was no graded racing at Belmont Park this past week.

    Track Stats

    A total of 39 races were held at the Elmont, New York venue, with favorites winning at a 51 percent rate and the top two betting choices combining for 67 percent of the wins during the week. From 25 races on the main oval, seven animals won in wire-to-wire fashion (28 percent), while none of the 14 races on the lawn were taken all the way on the front.

    Speed was best on the main oval on Thursday, when four led at every call en route to victory. We thought the muddy, sealed oval had a lot to do with that, though. With more than half of the races this week won by betting favorites, we can't complain about any biased surfaces.

    Meet Totals

    RACES:   317
    DIRT:   176
    TURF:   141
    FAVORITES:   112 (35 percent)
    2ND CHOICES:   60 (19 percent)
    TURF WIRE:   18 (13 percent)
    DIRT WIRE:   43 (24 percent)

    HORSES TO WATCH

    Thursday (10/16)

    4TH -- KING OF NEW YORK (Street Boss) had no chance reeling in the clear winner who was alone on the lead, but the Kenny McPeek trainee was clearly second best and should be graduating before long.

    9TH -- The Chad Brown-trained R Y SQUADRON (Stormy Atlantic) showed speed and held well in the lane to be a clear second to a sharp and more experienced winner in this solid debut outing. The juvenile filly overcame a tricky rail draw and will likely be very tough in her subsequent outing.

    Friday (10/17)

    3RD -- HIGH NOON RIDER (Distorted Humor) tracked from off the pace, made a nice middle move to get in range and finished up a solid third in a decent first run under Joe Bravo. The George Weaver-trained juvenile colt is a useful prospect to keep an eye on going forward in these ranks at the very least.

    6TH -- STREET GAME (Street Cry) was last early, made some headway to the top of the lane and closed with a huge rush in engulfing the early leader and drawing off late. The Michelle Nevin trainee might get a class rise after such a dominant run.

    Saturday (10/18)

    1ST -- TIZQUICK (Tiz Wonderful) was unhurried early, began to get closer nearing the head of the lane and closed with fine energy in proving to be a very popular winner in the opener. The John Kimmel trainee came home in a brisk :23 4/5 and should have a pretty bright future with expected improvement.

    4TH -- KHARAFA (Kitalpha) engaged the favorite early, dusted that one and then held off another test en route to a fine stakes win for Timmy Hills. The Empire State-bred put in one of the better races of her lifetime, getting her final five-sixteenths in a strong :29 2/5 on the "good" turf.

    8TH -- We've been waiting for a while for EFFINEX (Mineshaft) to duplicate a fine allowance win in the spring, and the sophomore colt finally did at a nice price in here. The Jimmy Jerkens trainee has shown big improvement in a trio of runs since moving to this outfit, posting a 104 BRIS Speed figure beneath Angel Arroyo.

    Sunday (10/19)

    5TH -- STRICT COMPLIANCE (Into Mischief) did everything right but win in a fine first offering for Chad Brown, falling just short in the end behind a decent prospect. The juvenile filly will be in the winner's circle soon with even slight improvement, and could be a nice one with further development.

    7TH -- OVERPREPARED (Elusive Quality) pressed the pace, took a lead at the top of the lane and cruised home with authority in a professional debut run for conditioner Todd Pletcher. The well-meant filly could simply be any kind.

    A Look Ahead

    A pair of graded races will take place this week at Belmont Park. Saturday will play host to the Grade 3, $200,000 Bold Ruler Handicap and Sunday will feature the Grade 3, $200,000 Turnback the Alarm Stakes.

    Features

    UPCOMING STAKES

    Click here for the monthly October Calendar

    Saturday, October 25
     
    BOLD RULER H. (G3), Belmont Park, $200,000, 3&up, 7f.
    FAYETTE S. (G2), Keeneland, $200,000, 3&up, 1 1/8m.
    AUTUMN MISS S. (G3), Santa Anita Park, $100,000, 3yo, f, 1mT.
    David L. "Zeke" Ferguson Memorial Steeplechase (NSA-G3), Great Meadow, $50,000, 4&up, 2 1/4mT.
    Jean Lafitte S., Delta Downs, $200,000, 2yo, 1m.
    Chelsey Flower S., Belmont Park, $100,000, 2yo, f, 1mT.
    Gin Rummy Champ S., Gulfstream Park, $75,000, 3&up, 5fT.
    Canadian Juvenile S., Northlands Park, $50,000, 2yo, 1m.
    Diana S. (r), Thistledowns, $50,000, 3&up, f&m, 6f.
     
    Sunday, October 26
     
    TURNBACK THE ALARM H. (G3), Belmont Park, $200,000, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/16m.
    New Mexico Classic Cup Rock Gulch S. (r), Zia Park, $180,000, 3&up, 1m.
    New Mexico Classic Cup Peppers Pride S. (r), Zia Park, $170,000, 3&up, f&m, 1m.
    New Mexico Classic Cup Sprint S. (r), Zia Park, $170,000, 3&up, 6f.
    Fanfreluche S. (r), Woodbine, $150,000, 2yo, f, 6f.
    New Mexico Classic Cup Colts & Geldings S. (r), Zia Park, $140,000, 3yo, c&g, 6f.
    New Mexico Classic Cup Fillies S. (r), Zia Park, $140,000, 3yo, f, 6f.
    New Mexico Classic Cup Juvenile S. (r), Zia Park, $140,000, 2yo, c&g, 6f.
    New Mexico Classic Cup Juvenile Fillies S. (r), Zia Park, $140,000, 2yo, f, 6f.
    New Mexico Classic Cup Filly & Mare Sprint S. (r), Zia Park, $130,000, 3&up, f&m, 6f.
    Awad S., Belmont Park, $100,000, 2yo, 1mT.
    Lure S. (r), Santa Anita Park, $75,000, 3&up, 1mT.
    Rags to Riches S., Churchill Downs, $60,000, 2yo, f, 1m.
    Street Sense S., Churchill Downs, $60,000, 2yo, 1m.

    Notebooks

    BELMONT NOTEBOOK

    OCTOBER 24, 2014

    by John Mucciolo

    There was no graded racing at Belmont Park this past week.

    Track Stats

    A total of 39 races were held at the Elmont, New York venue, with favorites winning at a 51 percent rate and the top two betting choices combining for 67 percent of the wins during the week. From 25 races on the main oval, seven animals won in wire-to-wire fashion (28 percent), while none of the 14 races on the lawn were taken all the way on the front.

    Speed was best on the main oval on Thursday, when four led at every call en route to victory. We thought the muddy, sealed oval had a lot to do with that, though. With more than half of the races this week won by betting favorites, we can't complain about any biased surfaces.

    Meet Totals

    RACES:   317
    DIRT:   176
    TURF:   141
    FAVORITES:   112 (35 percent)
    2ND CHOICES:   60 (19 percent)
    TURF WIRE:   18 (13 percent)
    DIRT WIRE:   43 (24 percent)

    HORSES TO WATCH

    Thursday (10/16)

    4TH -- KING OF NEW YORK (Street Boss) had no chance reeling in the clear winner who was alone on the lead, but the Kenny McPeek trainee was clearly second best and should be graduating before long.

    9TH -- The Chad Brown-trained R Y SQUADRON (Stormy Atlantic) showed speed and held well in the lane to be a clear second to a sharp and more experienced winner in this solid debut outing. The juvenile filly overcame a tricky rail draw and will likely be very tough in her subsequent outing.

    Friday (10/17)

    3RD -- HIGH NOON RIDER (Distorted Humor) tracked from off the pace, made a nice middle move to get in range and finished up a solid third in a decent first run under Joe Bravo. The George Weaver-trained juvenile colt is a useful prospect to keep an eye on going forward in these ranks at the very least.

    6TH -- STREET GAME (Street Cry) was last early, made some headway to the top of the lane and closed with a huge rush in engulfing the early leader and drawing off late. The Michelle Nevin trainee might get a class rise after such a dominant run.

    Saturday (10/18)

    1ST -- TIZQUICK (Tiz Wonderful) was unhurried early, began to get closer nearing the head of the lane and closed with fine energy in proving to be a very popular winner in the opener. The John Kimmel trainee came home in a brisk :23 4/5 and should have a pretty bright future with expected improvement.

    4TH -- KHARAFA (Kitalpha) engaged the favorite early, dusted that one and then held off another test en route to a fine stakes win for Timmy Hills. The Empire State-bred put in one of the better races of her lifetime, getting her final five-sixteenths in a strong :29 2/5 on the "good" turf.

    8TH -- We've been waiting for a while for EFFINEX (Mineshaft) to duplicate a fine allowance win in the spring, and the sophomore colt finally did at a nice price in here. The Jimmy Jerkens trainee has shown big improvement in a trio of runs since moving to this outfit, posting a 104 BRIS Speed figure beneath Angel Arroyo.

    Sunday (10/19)

    5TH -- STRICT COMPLIANCE (Into Mischief) did everything right but win in a fine first offering for Chad Brown, falling just short in the end behind a decent prospect. The juvenile filly will be in the winner's circle soon with even slight improvement, and could be a nice one with further development.

    7TH -- OVERPREPARED (Elusive Quality) pressed the pace, took a lead at the top of the lane and cruised home with authority in a professional debut run for conditioner Todd Pletcher. The well-meant filly could simply be any kind.

    A Look Ahead

    A pair of graded races will take place this week at Belmont Park. Saturday will play host to the Grade 3, $200,000 Bold Ruler Handicap and Sunday will feature the Grade 3, $200,000 Turnback the Alarm Stakes.

    Features

    RACING DATES

    Current Meetings
         
    BELMONT PARK:   Sept. 5 - Oct. 26
    CHARLES TOWN:   Jan. 2 - Dec. 27
    DELTA DOWNS:   Oct. 15 - March 14
    DELAWARE PARK:   May 17 - Oct. 22
    FINGER LAKES:   April 18 - Dec. 5
    GOLDEN GATE FIELDS:   Oct. 16 - Dec. 14
    GULFSTREAM PARK WEST:   Oct. 8 - Nov. 30
    HASTINGS PARK:   April 27 - Oct. 26
    HAWTHORNE:   Oct. 3 - Dec. 31
    INDIANA DOWNS:   May 6 - Nov. 1
    KEENELAND:   Oct. 3 - 25
    LAUREL PARK:   Sept. 5 - Dec. 31
    MEADOWLANDS:   Sept. 18 - Nov. 1
    MOUNTAINEER PARK:   March 1 - Nov. 30
    NORTHLANDS PARK:   May 2 - Oct. 25
    PARX RACING:   Jan. 1 - Dec. 31
    PENN NATIONAL:   Jan. 2 - Dec. 27
    REMINGTON PARK:   Aug. 15 - Dec. 14
    RETAMA PARK:   Sept. 5 - Nov. 29
    SANTA ANITA PARK:   Sept. 26 - Nov. 2
    THISTLEDOWN:   April 18 - Nov. 16
    TURF PARADISE:   Oct. 18 - May 5
    WOODBINE:   April 12 - Dec. 7
    ZIA PARK:   Sept. 6 - Dec. 2
         
    Upcoming Meetings
         
    AQUEDUCT:   Oct. 29 - Dec. 31
    CHURCHILL DOWNS:   Oct. 26 - Nov. 30
    DEL MAR:   Nov. 7 - 30
    FAIR GROUNDS:   Nov. 21 - March 29
    TAMPA BAY DOWNS:   Nov. 29 - May 3

    UPCOMING STAKES

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    Saturday, October 25
     
    BOLD RULER H. (G3), Belmont Park, $200,000, 3&up, 7f.
    FAYETTE S. (G2), Keeneland, $200,000, 3&up, 1 1/8m.
    AUTUMN MISS S. (G3), Santa Anita Park, $100,000, 3yo, f, 1mT.
    David L. "Zeke" Ferguson Memorial Steeplechase (NSA-G3), Great Meadow, $50,000, 4&up, 2 1/4mT.
    Jean Lafitte S., Delta Downs, $200,000, 2yo, 1m.
    Chelsey Flower S., Belmont Park, $100,000, 2yo, f, 1mT.
    Gin Rummy Champ S., Gulfstream Park, $75,000, 3&up, 5fT.
    Canadian Juvenile S., Northlands Park, $50,000, 2yo, 1m.
    Diana S. (r), Thistledowns, $50,000, 3&up, f&m, 6f.
     
    Sunday, October 26
     
    TURNBACK THE ALARM H. (G3), Belmont Park, $200,000, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/16m.
    New Mexico Classic Cup Rock Gulch S. (r), Zia Park, $180,000, 3&up, 1m.
    New Mexico Classic Cup Peppers Pride S. (r), Zia Park, $170,000, 3&up, f&m, 1m.
    New Mexico Classic Cup Sprint S. (r), Zia Park, $170,000, 3&up, 6f.
    Fanfreluche S. (r), Woodbine, $150,000, 2yo, f, 6f.
    New Mexico Classic Cup Colts & Geldings S. (r), Zia Park, $140,000, 3yo, c&g, 6f.
    New Mexico Classic Cup Fillies S. (r), Zia Park, $140,000, 3yo, f, 6f.
    New Mexico Classic Cup Juvenile S. (r), Zia Park, $140,000, 2yo, c&g, 6f.
    New Mexico Classic Cup Juvenile Fillies S. (r), Zia Park, $140,000, 2yo, f, 6f.
    New Mexico Classic Cup Filly & Mare Sprint S. (r), Zia Park, $130,000, 3&up, f&m, 6f.
    Awad S., Belmont Park, $100,000, 2yo, 1mT.
    Lure S. (r), Santa Anita Park, $75,000, 3&up, 1mT.
    Rags to Riches S., Churchill Downs, $60,000, 2yo, f, 1m.
    Street Sense S., Churchill Downs, $60,000, 2yo, 1m.

    Top Speed/Class ratings

    NATIONAL

    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

    Features

    RACING DATES

    Current Meetings
         
    BELMONT PARK:   Sept. 5 - Oct. 26
    CHARLES TOWN:   Jan. 2 - Dec. 27
    DELTA DOWNS:   Oct. 15 - March 14
    DELAWARE PARK:   May 17 - Oct. 22
    FINGER LAKES:   April 18 - Dec. 5
    GOLDEN GATE FIELDS:   Oct. 16 - Dec. 14
    GULFSTREAM PARK WEST:   Oct. 8 - Nov. 30
    HASTINGS PARK:   April 27 - Oct. 26
    HAWTHORNE:   Oct. 3 - Dec. 31
    INDIANA DOWNS:   May 6 - Nov. 1
    KEENELAND:   Oct. 3 - 25
    LAUREL PARK:   Sept. 5 - Dec. 31
    MEADOWLANDS:   Sept. 18 - Nov. 1
    MOUNTAINEER PARK:   March 1 - Nov. 30
    NORTHLANDS PARK:   May 2 - Oct. 25
    PARX RACING:   Jan. 1 - Dec. 31
    PENN NATIONAL:   Jan. 2 - Dec. 27
    REMINGTON PARK:   Aug. 15 - Dec. 14
    RETAMA PARK:   Sept. 5 - Nov. 29
    SANTA ANITA PARK:   Sept. 26 - Nov. 2
    THISTLEDOWN:   April 18 - Nov. 16
    TURF PARADISE:   Oct. 18 - May 5
    WOODBINE:   April 12 - Dec. 7
    ZIA PARK:   Sept. 6 - Dec. 2
         
    Upcoming Meetings
         
    AQUEDUCT:   Oct. 29 - Dec. 31
    CHURCHILL DOWNS:   Oct. 26 - Nov. 30
    DEL MAR:   Nov. 7 - 30
    FAIR GROUNDS:   Nov. 21 - March 29
    TAMPA BAY DOWNS:   Nov. 29 - May 3

    RACING LEADERS

    (through October 20, 2014)

                         

    HORSES

                         
    Name   Starts   1st   2nd   3rd  

    Purses

    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
                         

    TRAINERS

                         
    Name   Starts   1st   2nd   3rd  

    Purses

    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
                         

    JOCKEYS

                         
    Name   Mounts   1st   2nd   3rd  

    Purses

    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

    Top Speed/Class ratings

    TOP BRIS CLASS RATINGS

    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

    NATIONAL

    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

    Features

    RACING LEADERS

    (through October 20, 2014)

                         

    HORSES

                         
    Name   Starts   1st   2nd   3rd  

    Purses

    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
                         

    TRAINERS

                         
    Name   Starts   1st   2nd   3rd  

    Purses

    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
                         

    JOCKEYS

                         
    Name   Mounts   1st   2nd   3rd  

    Purses

    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
    DELAWARE PARK AT A GLANCE
     
    Avg. Winning Odds: 4.30 - 1
    Favorite Win%: 38%, Favorite Itm%: 79%
     
    EXOTICS PAYOFF
    Exacta60.17
    Daily Double63.30
    Trifecta337.49
    Pick 3425.59
    Superfecta2,414.18
    Pick 42,401.25
    Pick 56,748.30
    TRACK BIAS MEET(05/17 - 10/18)
    Distance #
    Race
    %
    Wire
    Best
    Style
    Best
    Posts
    5.5fDirt 99 38% E Outside
    6.0fDirt 150 31% E/P Middle
    1 MileDirt 60 25% E/P Middle
    1m 70yDirt 70 34% E Rail/Ins
    Turf Sprint 58 41% E Inside
    Turf Routes 83 22% E Rail/Ins
    TRACK BIAS WEEK(10/12 - 10/18)
    Distance #
    Race
    %
    Wire
    Best
    Style
    Best
    Posts
    5.5fDirt 4 50% E Rail/Ins
    6.0fDirt 11 45% E/P Inside
    1 MileDirt 2 0% E/P Middle
    1m 70yDirt 4 25% E Inside
    Turf Sprint 0 0% - na
    Turf Routes 0 0% - na
    Who's HOT, Who's NOT
     
    HOT TRAINERS Starts WinsPlace ShowAvg.
    Odds
    Winning
    Favorites
    '13-' 14
    Win%
    Vazquez Juan C. 15 6 4 0 3.25 5 21%
    Ness Jamie 9 3 3 1 3.37 1 24%
    Pecoraro Anthony 5 2 0 2 2.12 1 20%
     
    HOT JOCKEYS Starts WinsPlace ShowAvg.
    Odds
    Winning
    Favorites
    '13-' 14
    Win%
    Cedeno Carol 20 7 7 0 6.06 5 12%
    Chiappe Ricardo 13 4 4 2 10.07 1 14%
     
    COLD TRAINERS Starts WinsPlace ShowAvg.
    Odds
    Beaten
    Favorites
    '13-' 14
    Win%
     
    COLD JOCKEYS Starts WinsPlace ShowAvg.
    Odds
    Beaten
    Favorites
    '13-' 14
    Win%
                 

    Top Speed/Class ratings

    TOP BRIS CLASS RATINGS

    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

    Racing Highlights

    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

    At a Glance
    GULFSTREAM PARK WEST AT A GLANCE
     
    Avg. Winning Odds: 7.51 - 1
    Favorite Win%: 29%, Favorite Itm%: 66%
     
    EXOTICS PAYOFF
    Exacta135.01
    Daily Double124.10
    Trifecta941.12
    Pick 31,239.72
    Superfecta7,145.69
    Pick 49,447.29
    Pick 523,350.83
    Pick 6 Jackpot57,713.67
    Pick 101,661.20
    Super High Five3,190.76
    TRACK BIAS MEET(10/08 - 10/20)
    Distance #
    Race
    %
    Wire
    Best
    Style
    Best
    Posts
    6.0fDirt 32 19% E/P Rail/Ins
    7.0fDirt 9 44% E Rail/Ins
    1 MileDirt 12 33% E Rail/Ins
    1 1/16mDirt 2 0% E/P Inside
    Turf Sprint 21 33% E Rail/Ins
    Turf Routes 27 19% S Rail/Ins
    TRACK BIAS WEEK(10/14 - 10/20)
    Distance #
    Race
    %
    Wire
    Best
    Style
    Best
    Posts
    6.0fDirt 18 22% E/P Rail/Ins
    7.0fDirt 4 25% S Rail/Ins
    1 MileDirt 4 0% E/P Rail/Ins
    1 1/16mDirt 2 0% E/P Inside
    Turf Sprint 10 40% E Rail/Ins
    Turf Routes 11 27% S Rail/Ins
    Who's HOT, Who's NOT
     
    HOT TRAINERS Starts WinsPlace ShowAvg.
    Odds
    Winning
    Favorites
    '13-' 14
    Win%
    Pletcher Todd A. 11 4 3 0 2.28 3 24%
    Cibelli Jane 12 4 0 2 3.91 2 17%
    Maker Michael J. 4 2 1 0 7.28 0 23%
    McDonald Michael K. 5 2 1 0 10.00 1 12%
    Navarro Jorge 6 2 2 2 2.65 2 32%
     
    HOT JOCKEYS Starts WinsPlace ShowAvg.
    Odds
    Winning
    Favorites
    '13-' 14
    Win%
    Prado Edgar S. 10 4 1 1 3.25 3 14%
     
    COLD TRAINERS Starts WinsPlace ShowAvg.
    Odds
    Beaten
    Favorites
    '13-' 14
    Win%
    Dorochenko Gennadi 25 0 2 2 30.67 0 9%
    Lutchman Padarath 16 0 0 0 54.08 0 7%
    Fontana Charles 12 0 0 1 54.80 0 5%
    Pita Daniel 11 0 1 1 21.52 3 9%
    White William P. 10 0 2 1 14.90 0 23%
     
    COLD JOCKEYS Starts WinsPlace ShowAvg.
    Odds
    Beaten
    Favorites
    '13-' 14
    Win%
    Rios Jesus M. 16 0 0 4 11.08 1 15%

    HANDICAPPER'S EDGE is compiled by Bloodstock Research Information Services. This newsletter may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner. Copyright 2011, Bloodstock Research Information Services. Information as to the races, race results and earnings was obtained from Equibase Company LLC and is utilized herein with the permission of the copyright owner, Equibase Company LLC.

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    At a Glance

    AT A GLANCE SCHEDULE

    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

    SPOT PLAYS

    For Wednesday

    TRACK   (RACE) HORSE, MORNING LINE
    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

    HIGHLIGHTS

    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

    HANDICAPPER'S EDGE is compiled by Bloodstock Research Information Services. This newsletter may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner. Copyright 2011, Bloodstock Research Information Services. Information as to the races, race results and earnings was obtained from Equibase Company LLC and is utilized herein with the permission of the copyright owner, Equibase Company LLC.

    Announcements

    Help Wanted

    A horse racing website is currently hiring for part-time positions as a Customer Service Representative in Lexington, Kentucky. Must be available nights and weekends. Some weekdays may also be available. Computer literacy required, horse racing knowledge and customer service experience a plus. To schedule an interview, email or send your résumé to the following: Nancy.Kanaval@brisnet.com, P.O. Box 4097, Lexington, KY 40544.