Thursday, October 15 2015


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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Keeneland Barn Notes for Oct. 12


• WITH PREP UNDER HER BELT, SALAMA READY FOR LONGINES BREEDERS’ CUP DISTAFF
• WORK TAB
• STAKES PROBABLES
• FALL MEET LEADERS


WITH PREP UNDER HER BELT, SALAMA READY FOR LONGINES BREEDERS’ CUP DISTAFF

It is on to the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) for Maria Santa Stable’s Salama following her U.S. debut here last Saturday.





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Maryland Million Week Kicks Off With Russell Winning 5K Division


LAUREL, MD - Jockey Sheldon Russell and other runners kicked off Jim McKay Maryland Million week Sunday morning by braving 40 degree temperatures at Laurel Park to participate in the Maryland Million 5K for Special Olympics Maryland.

Russell, a perennial leading rider in Maryland and avid runner, was the first male to cross the finish line at 20:00.2 after beginning the race out of Laurel's starting gate and running down the main stretch.





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Saturday, October 10 2015


Papagayo E captures Yonkers International Trot


Yonkers, NY --- Norway’s Papagayo E and Ulf Ohlsson snuck up the rail to overtake Creatine in the final strides of the $1 million Yonkers International Trot at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 10) in a time of 2:26 for the 1-1/4 mile race. The margin of victory was a half-length.

The Norwegian flags were flying and a robust contingent of Norwegian fans cheered the victory by trainer Jan Waaler and owners Tom Andersen and Claes Sjolin.





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Quotes from the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup


Mike Stidham (winning trainer of Her Emmynency)

“She had two really tough defeats in Grade 1s previously (second to Sunset Glow in the 2014 Del Mar Debutante and second to Sharla Rae in the Del Mar Oaks in her last race), so this was well deserved for her. (Jockey) Florent (Geroux) did a great job.”

On whether she is improving
“I really think so. From two to three, she’s come a long way in maturity. She’s a very nice filly.”





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