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YESTERDAY October 23, 2014
Blue Dancer, who won the $75,000 Ascot Graduation by a nose over Lord Rosberg on Oct. 13 at Hastings, will be taking an extreme jump up in class when he makes his next start in the Grade 1, $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita on Nov. 1.
It’s time to meet the 201 pre-entrants for the 13 Breeders’ Cup races next Friday and Saturday at Santa Anita. It is, as always, a dazzling group in the aggregate, though skewing a little poorer at the top end than in most years.
Pre-entries and odds for the 2014 Breeders' Cup.
Six of the nine 2-year-old fillies in Saturday’s $75,000 Pike Place Dancer make their turf debuts, which gives experienced grass runners Sea Mona, Up to Speed and Bennett Jean an advantage in the one-mile race at Golden Gate Fields.
Golden Eagle Farm, one of California’s leading boarding and breeding operations, will close Oct. 31 after four decades in business. The 560-acre farm in Ramona, Calif., will be sold, and its lone remaining sire, Stormin Fever, will relocate.
Alexis Tangier was not an intended starter in the minor Unzip Me Stakes on the hillside turf course Sept. 27 until trainer Richard Mandella studied the stakes schedule for the Santa Anita autumn meeting. Mandella was focused on Saturday’s $100,000 ...
Going into the final two days of the 2014 meet, trainer Mike Anderson is sitting in second place in the trainers’ standings behind Craig MacPherson. Anderson, with 26 wins, won’t catch MacPherson, who with 39 wins will win his second straight title. ...
Turf champion and young sire Cape Blanco will relocate to Japan for the 2015 breeding season. The son of Galileo was previously based at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky.
Long River is the son of two Breeders’ Cup winners, so what better way to lead into Breeders’ Cup week than with a graded stakes win?
There are pictures of clowns decorating Martin Garcia’s new home in the foothills not far from Santa Anita – Emmett Kelly hobo-style clowns sharing wall space with equine portraits and handsome silver hammerings of traditional Mexican art. Garcia was ...