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AAEP On Call Vets to Assist Breeders’ Cup Races

Equine veterinarians representing the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ On Call program will assist NBC Sports with horse health information during the Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park. Equine surgeons Larry Bramlage, DVM, … Continue reading

Classic: Team Chrome Will Get a Break From the Track

Alan Sherman, like everyone else involved with Team California Chrome, is focused on Saturday’s $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, with Horse of the Year ramifications rampant. But the son of and assistant to the colt’s trainer, Art Sherman, will deviate briefly … Continue reading

Distaff: Valiant Emilia Carries on Mandella Hopes for Victory

One of the unexpected twists in the Distaff is that the Mandella trainer family name will be represented by Gary with Peruvian import Valiant Emilia while his Hall of Fame father Richard is forced to pass after defending champion Beholder … Continue reading

HRTV Offers First Look of Upcoming Gary Stevens Documentary

HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, provided a sneak peek of an upcoming documentary detailing Gary Stevens’ determined return from knee replacement surgery on Wednesday’s edition of “Fasig-Tipton Pursuit of the Cup, Presented by” The documentary, produced by … Continue reading

Turf: Defending Champ Magician Scratched Due to Lameness

Defending Breeders’ Cup Turf champion Magician will be forced to miss the race after he was discovered to be lame in his right front leg. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that veterinarians discovered the issue Wednesday morning, and the decision was … Continue reading

Newly-Enacted Uniform Medication Reforms in Place for Breeders’ Cup

This weekend’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships – racing’s most prestigious global event with 13 Grade I races and purses and awards totaling $26 million – will for the first time be held under newly enacted national uniform medication reforms adopted … Continue reading

Turf Sprint: Free as a Bird Out, Ageless In

Elizabeth J. Valando’s Free as a Bird, winner of the Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes at Keeneland earlier this month, has been withdrawn from consideration for the G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, the Daily Racing Form reports. The 5-year-old mare … Continue reading

Classic: Shared Belief, Chrome Full of Energy on Tuesday

An update on the contenders for Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita: Bayern – The 3yo son of Offlee Wild jogged once around the track Tuesday morning, the second day after working 5f in 59 4/5 in his final … Continue reading

Dirt Mile: Handsome Mike Scratched From Race on Vet Advice

Trainer Leandro Mora had good news and bad news Tuesday. He expressed optimism that defending champion Goldencents would repeat but was forced to declare Handsome Mike out because of a leg injury. “He came back from the track after galloping … Continue reading

WinStar Launches Breeders’ Cup Fantasy Contest

WinStar Stablemates is again holding its Breeders’ Cup contest with players choosing two horses in each of the 14 Breeders’ Cup races run over the two days of the championship event. The contest is now open to play on the … Continue reading