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October 23, 2014
It was another perfect morning Thursday for training at Santa Anita, but the action was limited when it came to Breeders’ Cup workers. Only Classic contender Imperative and stablemate Mr. Sexy (on the outside looking in for the Sprint and Turf Sprint) ...
Though he lost, River Rocks confirmed himself as a legitimate graded stakes horse in last month’s Grade 2 Kelso Handicap here. On Saturday, he’ll get a chance to validate that statement when he heads a seven-horse field entered in the Grade 3, $200,000 ...
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens will make his comeback from a summertime knee operation in time for the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita next weekend. Stevens has been booked to ride Sivoliere in the $1 million BC Juvenile Fillies Turf over a mile on Oct. ...
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. ...