Thursday, October 15 2015


Laurel Ready To Showcase Improvements On Maryland Million Day


$7 Million in Front Side Improvements, $7 Million to Backside
$1 Million Day to Feature Special Events & Marylandia

LAUREL, MD – New hardwood floors, rugs, paint, furniture, concession stands, mobile app, simulcast and replay center, televisions, bars, barns…





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Keeneland Barn Notes for Oct. 15


• SUNDAY’S ROOD & RIDDLE DOWAGER ATTRACTS FIELD OF 10
• PRIVATE ZONE SETTLING IN NICELY AT KEENELAND
• YAHILWA SHARP IN FIRST BREEZE SINCE JUDDMONTE SPINSTER
• NEMORALIA SEEKS TO GIVE NOSEDA SECOND BREEDERS’ CUP TRIUMPH
• GALLOPING OUT
• STAKES PROBABLES
• FALL MEET LEADERS


SUNDAY’S ROOD & RIDDLE DOWAGER ATTRACTS FIELD OF 10

A total of 10 evenly matched turf marathoners passed the entry box Thursday morning for Sunday’s 24th running of the $125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager (G3) to be run at 1½ miles for fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up.





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Maryland Million


Country Life Farm Looking to Catch ‘Fire’ In Maryland Million

LAUREL, MD - The stallion business is tough. In order for freshman sires to gain momentum, it is imperative their first crop of 2-year-olds comes out running.

In Maryland, Country Life Farm has captured that kind of success in the past and this Saturday at Laurel Park, it will try to do it again with its new first-crop stallion, Friesan Fire, in the 30th Running of The Jim McKay Maryland Million.





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Gulfstream Park West News & Notes: Thu 10/15


Valid to Enter Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1)
Lady Shipman Still on Target for Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1)
Flutterby to Skip Breeders’ Cup, Eyes Shipping Test at Gulfstream Park West


MIAMI GARDENS, FL – After turning in a swift Monday morning breeze at Gulfstream Park’s satellite training facility Palm Meadows, multiple graded-stakes winner Valid convinced trainer Marcus Vitali he is deserving of a place in the starting gate for a run in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) Oct. 30 in Lexington, KY.





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BEHOLDER WORKS FIVE FURLONGS IN 1:02.00


SANTA ANITA-BASED BEHOLDER WORKS FIVE FURLONGS IN 1:02.00;
SUPERSTAR MARE TO SHIP TO KENTUCKY MONDAY IN PREPARATION FOR
EPIC SHOWDOWN WITH TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP AMERICAN PHAROAH IN
$5 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC OCT. 31


STEVENS GUIDES MARE THROUGH PRE-DAWN BREEZE OVER RECENTLY AMMENDED SURFACE

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2015)—In her final local work in advance of what looms an epic showdown with Triple Crown Champ American Pharoah in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic Oct. 31, two-time Eclipse Champion mare Beholder worked a solid five furlongs this morning at Santa Anita in 1:02.00 and will be headed to Lexington, Kentucky early Monday morning according to her Hall of Fame conditioner, Richard Mandella.






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Talk Show Man Ready for Prime Time in Maryland Millions Classic


Turf Champ Heading to Main Track for Headliner of Saturday's Nine-Race $1 Million Event

LAUREL, MD – Talk Show Man will represent owner/breeder Michael Harrison and trainer Hamilton Smith at Laurel Park Saturday in his quest to notch back-to-back victories on Jim McKay Maryland Million Day.





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Trotting trio leads 151 horses into Breeders Crown


Three of harness racing’s top-ranked horses – trotters Pinkman, Mission Brief and Bee A Magician – lead the list of 151 horses entered today for this year’s 12 Breeders Crown events, which will be contested at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. Eliminations are Friday and Saturday, with the $5.8 million championship night to follow on Oct. 24.





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AMERICAN PHAROAH WORKS


TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION AMERICAN PHAROAH WORKS RAPID SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:23 FLAT,
GALLOPS OUT MILE IN 1:35.40 IN PREPARATION FOR $5 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC OCT. 31


ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 14, 2015)—Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah, in his most serious drill since running second in the Grade I Travers Stakes Aug. 29, worked seven furlongs in 1:23 flat and galloped out a mile in a rapid 1:35.40 this morning at Santa Anita as he continues to prepare for what is shaping up as an epic showdown with superstar mare Beholder in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland Oct. 31.





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Tuesday, October 13 2015


Keeneland Barn Notes for Oct. 13


• BRAVO HAS FIVE BREEDERS’ CUP CONTENDERS IN RENAISSANCE YEAR
• BREEDERS’ CUP HORSES TO BE AT HOME ON RICE ROAD
• STAKES PROBABLES
• FALL MEET LEADERS



BRAVO HAS FIVE BREEDERS’ CUP CONTENDERS IN RENAISSANCE YEAR

Joe Bravo couldn’t contain his excitement Tuesday morning as he walked the Keeneland barn area, checking in on two of his five expected mounts for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships here Oct. 30-31.





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Belmont Park Notes


• Honor Code preps for BC Classic
• McLaughlin possible to send five starters to the Breeders' Cup
• Artemis Agrotera breezes :59 from the gate, in the hunt for BC Filly & Mare Sprint
• Tonalist leads Clement's Breeders' Cup contingent
• Fields taking shape for next weekend's graded stakes


ELMONT, N.Y. - Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey was well-pleased Monday morning after Breeders' Cup Classic candidate Honor Code worked a sparkling five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 over the main track at Belmont Park.





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Monday, October 12 2015


Keeneland Issues Results of Race Track Review by Dr. Mick Peterson


LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 12, 2015) – Keeneland announced today that Dr. Mick Peterson, University of Maine Professor and executive director of the Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory, was on site this weekend, working with track officials to review testing and daily measuring procedures to ensure the safety of the dirt track. The review found that Keeneland’s dirt surface met all of the pre-meet test criteria and all maintenance had been performed in accordance with protocols developed for the track.





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Not Abroad Set for Comeback in Saturday’s Maryland Million Classic


2012 Classic Champion Returns from 3-Year Hiatus

LAUREL, MD – Seven years ago, Not Abroad was sent to trainer Lynn Ashby’s Delaware farm to be prepared for a racing career.

Now, after 35 races, multiple stakes wins, two graded-stakes placings and a nearly three-year layoff – that's right, a nearly three year layoff – the 8-year-old Maryland-bred son of Not For Love is being given a chance to do what he likes best…being a racehorse.





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