Friday, October 26 2012
CLUBHOUSE RIDE TAKES $53,000 HESPERIA PURSE
CLUBHOUSE RIDE TAKES $53,000 HESPERIA PURSE, GRYDER & LEWIS
TEAM UP DOWN SANTA ANITA HILLSIDE TURF,
PICK SIX CARRYOVER INTO FRIDAY OF $44,909
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2012)—Allowed to settle off of a blistering early pace, Clubhouse Ride found a path through the lane and was up to win Thursday’s $53,000 Hesperia Purse by a head under Aaron Gryder, completing 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:11.53.
RYEHILL DREAMER & RED SUN PROMINENT IN LURE STAKES
COMBACKING RYEHILL DREAMER & HARRIS FARMS’ RED SUN PROMINENT IN $65,000 LURE STAKES, MILE TURF FEATURE HEADS SUNDAY PROGRAM AT SANTA ANITA
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2012)—Harris Farms’ lightly raced homebred Red Sun will try to avenge a disappointing effort on opening day and rates a big chance in Sunday’s $65,000 Lure Stakes, which attracted a field of six 3-year-olds and up going one mile on turf at Santa Anita.
STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN - October 25, 2012
• RICHARD’S KID, BEHOLDER WORK FOR BREEDERS’ CUP
• HRTV TO PROVIDE EXTENSIVE BREEDERS’ CUP COVERAGE
BREEDERS’ CUP WORKERS ON COURSE FOR CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT
With the clock inexorably ticking ever closer to the 29th Breeders’ Cup World
Championships at Santa Anita nine days hence, event participants went through their daily regimen without a hitch on a clear, crisp, sun-filled Thursday morning with the scenic San Gabriel Mountains providing their ever-present picturesque background.
BEN’S CAT LOOKING TO REPEAT IN LAUREL DASH
LAUREL, MD. 10-25-12---While the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash headlines Saturday’s 11-race Fall Festival of Racing card at Laurel Park, the star of the program is the remarkable Ben’s Cat, who is looking to defend his title in the $150,000 Laurel Dash, one of five turf stakes on the undercard.
Maryland Jockey Club handicapper Frank Carulli has established the King Leatherbury homebred as the even money favorite in the 6-furlong turf test. Three weeks ago, he became the fourth horse to win the same Maryland Million race three consecutive years with a victory in the Turf Sprint. The son of Parker’s Storm Cat became Leatherbury’s first millionaire with a victory in the Turf Monster Handicap (G3) at Parx Racing in early September. He has won 18-of-27 starts with 13 stakes scores for earnings of $1,216,090.
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Unlatch Wins Machmer Hall Purse at Keeneland
LEXINGTON, KY (October 25, 2012) – Adele Dilschneider’s homebred Unlatch pulled away from Grand Arch in deep stretch to win the featured $52,000 Machmer Hall Purse for 3-year-olds and up by 1¼ lengths before a Thursday afternoon crowd of 10,891 at Keeneland.
Trained by Al Stall Jr. and ridden by Brian Hernandez, Unlatch covered the mile on a firm turf course in 1:37.19.
Keeneland Barn Notes - Thursday, October 25, 2012
• BUSY FRIDAY ON TAP FOR BREEDERS’ CUP HORSES AT KEENELAND
• KEENELAND SALES ALUMNI PROMINENT AMONG BREEDERS’ CUP PRE-ENTRIES
• LEPAROUX RIDES 300th KEENELAND WINNER
• GALLOPING OUT
• CLOSING WEEKEND SPECIAL EVENTS
• 2012 FALL MEET LEADERS
SIMULCASTS AVAILABLE AT BETFAIR HOLLYWOOD PARK
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (October 25, 2012)—Track gates at Betfair Hollywood Park will open at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, the first of two Breeders’ Cup Day simulcasts from Santa Anita.
The first race from Santa Anita Friday has a scheduled post time of 11:15 a.m.
Track gates at Betfair Hollywood Park will open at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. The first race from Santa Anita is scheduled for 10:05 a.m.
OVERANALYZE TOPS 31ST IROQUOIS
OVERANALYZE TOPS 31ST IROQUOIS; HEADLINES OPENING DAY "STARS OF TOMORROW I"
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012) – Repole Stable’s Overanalyze, a 3 ¼-length winner of the Futurity (Grade II) at Belmont Park, headlines a field of 10 entered for Sunday’s 31st running of the $100,000-added Iroquois (GIII) to be run at a mile on the main track at Churchill Downs on Opening Day of the 123rd Fall Meet.
CHURCHILL DOWNS BARN NOTES - THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012
• TRAVEL AND TRAINING PLANS FOR BREEDERS’ CUP HORSES AT CHURCHILL
• TAKE CHARGE INDY WILL PREP FOR CLARK IN SATURDAY’S FAYETTE AT KEENELAND
Calder Barn Notes - Thu 10/25/2012
CHAMP DEPARTS FOR CALIFORNIA
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (October 25, 2012) – Approximately nine hours after working five furlongs over a sloppy track in :59.80, Pinnacle Racing Stables, Inc. and Bill Kaplan’s Eclipse Award winning champion female sprinter Musical Romance departed Calder Casino & Race Course aboard a Brookledge van bound for Kentucky, the first-leg of a two-tiered journey to California where the mare will defend her title in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint on November 3 in what is expected to be her final start.
Thursday, October 25 2012
BETFAIR HOLLYWOOD PARK 2012 AUTUMN FACTS
• 24 days, Thursday, Nov. 8 through Sunday, Dec. 16
• Racing Thursday-Sunday. Post time is 12:30 p.m. Gates open 10 a.m.
• Post time Exception: 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 22.
CHURCHILL DOWNS BARN NOTES - OCT. 24, 2012
• OVERANALYZE HEADS LIST OF IROQUOIS PROBABLES
• UNDEFEATED GAL ABOUT TOWN TOPS POCAHONTAS PROBABLES
• LOPEZ, ROCCO JR., COHEN JOIN FALL MEET JOCKEY COLONY