Santa Anita Daily Results and Activity

Results

Thursday, October 23

 

Race# Race Type Purse      
Race 1 Claiming – $25,000 $32,000 Summary Chart
Race 2 Allowance Optional Claiming – $80,000 $58,000 Summary Chart
Race 3 Maiden Claiming – $75,000 $35,000 Summary Chart
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $31,000 Summary Chart
Race 5 Maiden Special Weight $56,000 Summary Chart
Race 6 Claiming – $16,000 $20,000 Summary Chart
Race 7 Allowance $65,000 Summary Chart
Race 8 Claiming – $8,000 $17,000 Summary Chart

 

 

Early Entries

Saturday, October 25 Overnight

 

Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Starter Allowance – $12,500 $27,000
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $19,000
Race 3 Starter Allowance – $40,000 $30,000
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $56,000
Race 5 Maiden Special Weight $56,000
Race 6 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $58,000
Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $20,000 $58,000
Race 8 Autumn Miss S. $100,000
Race 9 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $19,000

 

Sunday, October 26 Overnight

 

Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $10,000 $19,000
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $19,000
Race 3 Claiming – $12,500 $21,000
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $56,000
Race 5 Maiden Special Weight $56,000
Race 6 Allowance Optional Claiming – $20,000 $58,000
Race 7 Claiming – $20,000 $26,000
Race 8 Lure S. $75,000
Race 9 Maiden Claiming – $75,000 $35,000

 

 

Final Entries

Friday, October 24

 

Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Starter Allowance – $40,000 $30,000
Race 2 Claiming – $32,000 $35,000
Race 3 Maiden Special Weight $56,000
Race 4 Claiming – $12,500 $16,000
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $31,000
Race 6 Maiden Special Weight $56,000
Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $58,000
Race 8 Maiden Claiming – $30,000 $23,000

Golden Gate Daily Results and Activity

Results

Thursday, October 23

 

Race# Race Type Purse      
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $32,000 $15,000 Summary Chart
Race 2 Claiming – $32,000 $24,000 Summary Chart
Race 3 Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $7,000 Summary Chart
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $32,000 $15,000 Summary Chart
Race 5 Claiming – $5,000 $9,500 Summary Chart
Race 6 Maiden Claiming – $12,500 $9,000 Summary Chart
Race 7 Claiming – $4,000 $9,000 Summary Chart

 

 

Early Entries

Saturday, October 25 Overnight

 

Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $30,000
Race 2 Maiden Special Weight $26,000
Race 3 Claiming – $12,500 $12,000
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $13,000
Race 5 Claiming – $4,000 $8,400
Race 6 Pike Place Dancer S. $75,000
Race 7 Allowance $30,000
Race 8 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $13,000
Race 9 Claiming – $4,000 $9,000

 

Sunday, October 26 Overnight

 

Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $6,250 $11,000
Race 2 Claiming – $5,000 $10,000
Race 3 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $14,000
Race 4 Claiming – $16,000 $17,000
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $12,500 $9,000
Race 6 Claiming – $20,000 $18,000
Race 7 Claiming – $12,500 $10,000
Race 8 Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $8,000
Race 9 Claiming – $3,200 $7,000

 

 

Final Entries

Friday, October 24

 

Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $3,200 $7,000
Race 2 Claiming – $5,000 $9,500
Race 3 Allowance $34,000
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $13,000
Race 5 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $30,000
Race 6 Claiming – $6,250 $11,000
Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $25,000 $30,000
Race 8 Claiming – $20,000 $20,000

GARY STEVENS TO RIDE IN BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

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October 23, 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact: Angie Athayde – Meticulous Talent Management

Ph. 757.870.1148

 GARY STEVENS TO RIDE IN

BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arcadia, CA- Hall of Fame jockey and 10 time Breeders Cup winner Gary Stevens will be riding the Breeders’ Cup World Championships exactly 14 weeks to the day after under going Total Knee Replacement surgery on July 25, 2014. Stevens will be aboard Sivoliere in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf on Friday, October 31. He will be reuniting with owner Martin Schwartz and trainer Chad Brown.

Stevens and Martin Schwartz famously won the Beverly D at Arlington Park in 2004 aboard Angara. It was Gary’s first mount back at Arlington after his near career ending fall there in the 2003 Arlington Million. “I feel like we got the band back together. I couldn’t be more excited”, said Schwartz after speaking with Stevens about riding the race. Gary rode his last race in July for Brown, before announcing he was taking some time off to get his right knee replaced. “It was something that I knew I would need to do eventually. I just put it off until I had to deal with it,” Stevens stated. “I always hoped I would be able to ride in the Breeders Cup this year, but I knew that I wasn’t going to do it unless I was 110%. I’m so grateful to have owners and trainers that believe in me.”

Stevens won the Breeders’ Cup Classic last year on Mucho Macho Man. He won the Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Beholder. Neither horse is running in this year’s races. “Nothing can top the Breeders’ Cup I had last year. But being able to go out there and ride at the highest level, for great people only 3 months after having a new knee put in, well it’s right up there.”

The Breeders Cup will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California on October 31 and November 1, 2014.

Report of Mares Bred Shows Modest Increase

Report of Mares Bred Shows Modest Increase

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Led by increases in five major states, the number of mares bred in North America this year increased 1.1% while the number of stallions declined 8.9%, according to the Report of Mares Bred released by The Jockey Club Oct. 21.

Based on RMBs received through Oct. 13, 2014, The Jockey Club reports that 1,547 stallions covered 34,540 mares in North America during 2014. The annual statistics represent approximately 92% of the mares that eventually will be reported as bred in 2014. According to historical trends, The Jockey Club expects to receive RMBs representing an additional 2,000 to 3,000 mares bred during the 2014 breeding season.

The number of stallions declined 8.9% from the 1,698 reported at this time in 2013, and the number of mares bred increased 1.1% from the 34,174 reported at this time last year.

In Kentucky, which traditionally leads North America in Thoroughbred breeding activity, 233 reported stallions covered 16,826 mares, or 48.7% of all of the mares reported bred in North America. The number of mares bred to Kentucky stallions increased 7.2% compared with the 15,695 reported at this time last year.

The largest increase of 16.1% came in Maryland, where 751 mares were covered by 33 stallions, compared with 647 mares to 30 stallions during the same period a year ago.

Florida, California, and New York were also among the top 10 breeding states in which stallions covered more mares in 2014 than in 2013, as reported at this time last year.

The number of stallions covering 100 or more mares increased from 88 in 2013 to 97 in 2014. These stallions accounted for a greater percentage of the total mares reported bred this year36.4% of all mares bred in 2014, compared with 34% of all mares bred in 2013 as reported at this time last year.

RMB statistics for all reported stallions in 2014 are available through the Fact Book section of The Jockey Club’s website at jockeyclub.com.

TJC’s analysis of the RMBs also showed an 8.3% increase in the number of mares bred to stallions with a book size of 100 or more in 2014 when compared to 2013 as reported at this time last year; a 12.9% increase in mares bred to stallions with a book size between 75 and 99; a 4.8% decrease in mares bred to stallions with a book size between 50 and 74; a 1.2% increase in mares bred to stallions with a book size between 25 and 49; and a 9.2% decrease in mares bred to stallions with a book size fewer than 25.

The stallion Kitten’s Joy   led all stallions with 204 mares bred in 2014. Rounding out the top five were Into Mischief  , 203; Scat Daddy  , 202; Midnight Lute  , 186; and Violence  , 181.

In addition, Report of Mares Bred information on stallions that bred mares in North America is available through report 36P or a subscription service at equineline.com/ReportOfMaresBred.

The following table shows the top 10 states, ranked by number of mares reported bred in 2014 through Oct. 13:

State/Province

2013 Stallions

2014 Stallions

Pct. Change

2013 Mares Bred

2014 Mares Bred

Pct. Change

Kentucky

235

233

-0.9%

15,695

16,826

7.2%

Florida

126

122

-3.2%

2,853

2,910

2.0%

California

136

143

5.1%

2,332

2,472

6.0%

New York

62

51

-17.7%

1,560

1,614

3.5%

Louisiana

137

116

-15.3%

1,833

1,609

-12.2%

New Mexico

97

84

-13.4%

971

871

-10.3%

Oklahoma

89

67

-24.7%

928

813

-12.4%

Pennsylvania

53

55

3.8%

902

809

-10.3%

Maryland

30

33

10.0%

647

751

16.1%

Texas

105

88

-16.2%

865

735

-15.0%

Note: Each incident in which a mare was bred to more than one stallion and appeared on multiple RMBs is counted separately. As such, mares bred totals listed in the table above may differ slightly from counts of distinct mares bred.

Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/88178/report-of-mares-bred-shows-modest-increase#ixzz3GyGepOse

Breeders’ Cup Lists Start Times, Bet Options

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The Breeders’ Cup announced today the order of races, wagering menu ,and post times for the 31st World Championships, to be held Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

There will be a total of 10 races (four Breeders’ Cup races) on the Friday program and 12 races on Saturday (nine Breeders’ Cup races). Friday’s card begins at 11:25 a.m. PT with five undercard races. Saturday’s first post is 10:15 a.m. PT and also begins with three undercards races.

The official race order of the undercard races for both days of the World Championships will be finalized Oct. 28 after entries have been taken (all times Pacific).

The first World Championships race on Breeders’ Cup Friday will be the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (2:25 p.m.); followed by the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (3:05 p.m.); the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (3:50 p.m.); and the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (4:35 p.m.). There will be an “Ultra Pick Six” starting with the Twilight Derby (race 4), and concluding with the Distaff (race 9). The Las Vegas Marathon Stakes follows the Distaff at 5:10 p.m.

On Saturday, racing begins with the Juvenile Turf Sprint Stakes, the Golden State Juvenile Stakes and the Ken Maddy Stakes (gr.. IIIT).

The order of the Breeders’ Cup Saturday races is as follows:  $2 million 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (12:05 p.m.); $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (12:43 p.m.); $1 million DraftKings Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (1:21 p.m.); $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (2:05 p.m.); $2 million Sentient Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2:45 p.m.), $3 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (3:23 p.m.); $1.5 million Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (4:02); $2 million  Breeders’ Cup Mile (4:45 p.m.), and the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (5:35 p.m.). There will be an “Ultra Pick Six” with a guaranteed gross pool of $2.5 million beginning with the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (race 7) and concluding with the Breeders’ Cup Classic (race 12).

This year’s wagering menu on the 13 Breeders’ Cup races features an abundance of other wagering opportunities including a low takeout 50-cent Pick 5, 10-cent superfectas, 50-cent trifectas, Pick 3’s , Pick 4’s and Pick 5’s, a Breeders’ Cup Distaff/Classic daily double, and two Super High 5 wagers.

“The Breeders’ Cup offers the best betting value of the year for horseplayers around the globe,” said Ken Kirchner, president of FalKirk International and the manager of the Breeders’ Cup wagering and simulcasting operations for the last 19 years. “With outstanding fields of grade I competitors and low-priced betting options like 50-cent trifectas and Pick 3s, Pick 4 and Pick 5s, the Championships yield some of the highest pari-mutuel payouts of the year.”

Each Breeders’ Cup World Championships race will feature a maximum of 14 horses and wagering interests with the exception of the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, which is limited to 12 starters. In addition to the standard win, place and show betting, there will be exacta and trifecta wagering on every race and rolling Pick 3 wagers beginning with the first race and continuing through all races on both days. Among the featured wagers this year are:

· Breeders’ Cup Pick 5’s with a 50-cent minimum bet value and a 14% takeout. The wager will be offered on the first five races each day and will give players a chance to cash a large bet for a small investment. The wager may carry over from Friday to Saturday and also from Saturday to Sunday. Last year’s Saturday Pick 5 handled $6,438,510 and paid $23,665 for a 50-cent wager.

· Friday’s Ultra Pick 6 will have a guaranteed gross pool of $750,000 and Saturday’s Ultra Pick 6 will feature a $2.5 million guaranteed gross pool. If no one hits the Friday Ultra Pick 6, the pool will carry over into Saturday’s Ultra Pick 6. The wager may also carry over from Saturday’s program into Sunday. In such case, the Pick 6 would be a mandatory payout on Santa Anita’s closing day program Nov. 2.  Last year, Friday’s Pick 6 paid $106,839 for a $2 wager. Saturday’s Pick 6 paid $47,516.

· Trifecta and superfectas continue to pay huge dividends. Last year saw $1 trifectas pay $3,710, $2,810, and $2,619. Superfecta payouts were $27,889, $17,140, and $14,718 for a $1 bet.

· A special Daily Double wager linking the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (race 9) on Friday to the Breeders’ Cup Classic (race 12) on Saturday will again be offered.

· Other Wagering Highlights this year are: The Pick 4, with a 50-cent minimum, continues to be a fan favorite bet at the Breeders’ Cup. Friday’s late Pick 4 (races 6-9) will have a guaranteed pool of $1,5 million. On Saturday, there will be two guaranteed Pick 4s. The early all “Championships Pick 4″ (races 4-7) will have a $1,5 million guaranteed gross pool, and the late all Championships Pick 4 (races 9-12) will have a $3 million gross pool. The Friday Pick 4 last year paid $29,725 for a 50-cent wager.

·There will again be a  Super High Five wager on both the Breeders’ Cup Distaff and the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Bettors are required to select the first five finishing places on one ticket. If no one hits the Super High Five on Friday the pool will carry over to Saturday’s and if no one hit’s the Saturday High Five, it will carry into Sunday. The bet minimum for this wager is 50 cents.

Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/88183/breeders-cup-lists-start-times-bet-options#ixzz3Gy9O1vif

Breeders’ Cup Features 201 Pre-Entered Horses

 

Breeders' Cup Features 201 Pre-Entered Horses

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

The Breeders’ Cup unveiled its pre-entrants for the 31st annual World Championships the morning of Oct. 22 at Santa Anita Park, with 201 horses named for the 13-race festival Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

A face-off between undefeated Shared Belief and dual classic winner California Chrome will anchor this year’s event in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I). The race will include fellow 3-year-old standouts Tonalist and Bayern.

The pre-entrants include 37 individual winners from the Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” Challenge series races and 38 overseas stars. Among the horses named to the first stage are returning winners Goldencents   (Mile), Ria Antonia (Distaff), Dank (Filly & Mare Turf), Secret Circle (Xpressbet Sprint), and Magician (Longines Turf).

Disappointingly, this year’s World Championships will not include two-time Breeders’ Cup winners Wise Dan and Beholder due to ailments.

Final entries are due Monday, Oct. 27, with the post-position selection draw for the 2014 Breeders’ Cup set for Wednesday, Oct. 29. The Breeders’ Cup will be televised live by NBCSN and NBC, with the Breeders’ Cup Classic to be broadcast live and in primetime Nov. 1 on NBC  from 8-9 p.m. EDT.

The Breeders’ Cup Classic will be run on the main track at 1 1/4 miles. An oversubscribed field of 15 horses has been pre-entered.

Since the event’s inception in 1984, 11 winners of the Classic have been voted Thoroughbred racing’s Horse of the Year, and with California Chrome and Shared Belief leading the way, this year’s race could produce No.12.

Steve Coburn and Perry Martin’s California Chrome took the sports world by storm this year with rousing victories in Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, and Preakness Stakes (all gr. I) for trainer Art Sherman. The California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit   ran fourth in his bid to become racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner in the 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes (gr. I), and returned to the races in the mile Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) Sept. 20, finishing sixth behind Bayern.

While California Chrome dominated racing during the first half of 2014, Shared Belief has been the big horse during the second half.

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, Jungle Racing, Alex Solis II, George Todaro, and Jason Litt’s Shared Belief was an easy choice for 2-year-old champion in 2013 as he went undefeated and untested in three starts, which culminated in a 5 3/4-length win in the CashCall Futurity (gr. I) at Hollywood Park in December. The son of Candy Ride   missed the Triple Crown season with lingering foot issues but quickly rose to the forefront of his division off victories in a pair of grade I “Win and You’re In” races for the Classic over older horses: the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar in August and Santa Anita’s Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 27.

With the Breeders’ Cup’s all-time winning rider Mike Smith aboard, Shared Belief will put his perfect 7-for-7 record on the line in the Classic and would be odds-on to win Horse of the Year, as well as the 3-year-old championship, with a win.

Robert Evans’ Tonalist, trained by Christophe Clement, has built an impressive resume of his own and would warrant a long look for both titles with a Classic win. The son of Tapit   didn’t break his maiden until January at Gulfstream Park but gained national attention when he upset California Chrome in the Belmont, then secured an automatic berth into the Classic when he beat older horses in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) Sept. 27.

Also prominent in the BC Classic is Kaleem Shah’s front-running Bayern, dominant victor in the William Hill Haskell (gr. I) in July and in the Pennsylvania Derby for trainer Bob Baffert. The son of Offlee Wild   will try to extend his high cruising speed to 1 1/4 miles in the Classic.

Trainer Jimmy Jerkens pre-entered Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner V. E. Day for owner Magalen Bryant, and the son of 2007 Breeders’ Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner English Channel   should relish the 1 1/4 mile distance. The remaining group of 3-year-olds pre-entered for the Classic includes C R K Stable’s Candy Boy, third in the Pennsylvania Derby for John Sadler; and Toast of New York, who was second to Shared Belief in the Pacific Classic. Toast of New York won the UAE Derby (UAE-II) in Dubai in the spring for Jamie Osborne.

The Classic has been won by older horses in 10 of the past 12 runnings, with Curlin   in 2007 and Raven’s Pass in 2008 being the only 3-year-olds to win in that stretch. Southern Equine Stable’s 4-year-old Moreno, a son of 2004 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Ghostzapper   who won the Whitney (gr. I) in August for trainer Eric Guillot, and Gallant Stable’s Majestic Harbor, who rolled to victory in the Gold Cup at Santa Anita (gr. I) in June for trainer Sean McCarthy, lead the older horses pre-entered in the BC Classic.

Friday’s headline event is the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (gr. I) at 1 1/8 miles for fillies and mares. Juddmonte Farms’ Close Hatches was the undisputed divisional leader off a 4-for-4 record this year for trainer Bill Mott but will need to rebound from a fourth-place finish at 1-5 in the Juddmonte Spinster (gr. I) at Keeneland Oct. 5. The 4-year-old daughter of First Defence   was second to Beholder in last year’s Distaff.

The undisputed queen of the 3-year-old fillies is Ron Winchell’s homebred Untapable, who has dominated her rivals in all five starts against her peers this season for trainer Steve Asmussen. The daughter of Tapit won her first four starts of the year, including the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) in May and the Mother Goose (gr. I) in June, but then was a disappointing fifth when favored in the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in July.

Untapable rebounded with a win in the Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 20 at Parx Racing and will put her 7-for-10 career record on the line when she tests older fillies and mares for the first time in the Distaff.

While the Classic and Distaff figure to have deserving and identifiable favorites, the $3 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (gr. IT) and $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) are shaping up as deep and wide-open affairs.

The Turf, run at 1 1/2 miles, is led by Flaxman Holdings’ homebred Main Sequence, who has done little wrong in winning all three U.S. starts in grade I company for trainer Graham Motion. The 5-year-old son of Aldebaran is 7-for-17 lifetime in a career that started in Europe and has had a nose for the finish line in his three starts this year, as all three wins have come in photo finishes.

Coolmore’s defending Turf champion Magician will also attract support for Aidan O’Brien. The 4-year-old son of Galileo has won just once this year, but has been second in three top-level races, including the Arlington Million. In addition to Magician, Europe figures to send formidable foes in  Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Flintshire, second to Treve in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I); Andrew Black and Owens Promotion’s Brown Panther, winner of the Irish St. Leger (Ire-I) Sept. 14, and Highclere Thoroughbred Racing’s Telescope, for trainer  Michael Stoute, a four-time winner of the Turf.

The Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, run at 1 1/4 miles,  is led by Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s homebred Stephanie’s Kitten, who could be the favorite off her sharp win in the “Win and You’re In” Flower Bowl (gr. IT) at Belmont Sept. 27 for trainer Chad Brown. Stern competition should come from Fiesolana, who earned an automatic Filly & Mare Turf bid with her win in Leopardstown’s Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron (Ire-I) in September for trainer Willie McCreery and the Niarchos Family, and defending champion Dank, who has started just twice this year, most recently a fifth-place finish in Prince of Wales at Royal Ascot.

Wise Dan’s defection from the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile has opened up the race considerably as 25 horses were pre-entered. The Europeans are led by Al Shaqab Racing’s Toronado, who won the group I Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot for trainer Richard Hannon. The 4-year-old son of two-time Breeders’ Cup Turf winner High Chaparral (IRE) lost the Prix de Moulin de Longchamp (Fr-I) by just a head in his most recent start Sept. 14.

Qatar Racing’s Trade Storm, who won the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) Sept. 14 for David Simcock, has been pre-entered, as has Wertheimer et Frere’s Anodin, a full-brother to three-time Mile winner Goldikova (IRE).

For further information on the horses pre-entered in other Breeders’ Cup races, please see our coverage on BloodHorse.com.

A maximum of 14 starters are allowed in each of the 13 Breeders’ Cup World Championships races with the exception of the Dirt Mile, which is limited to 12. Breeders’ Cup has adopted a field selection system for fields that are oversubscribed. It ranks horses in order of preference based first on Breeders’ Cup Challenge race winners, then a point system, and then the judgment of a panel of racing experts.

The field selection system was implemented following the taking of pre-entries Oct. 20 to officially rank the oversubscribed fields. The panel of racing secretaries and directors ranked all horses pre-entered in those races. After pre-entry, any vacancies in the fields will be filled by horses in order of panel preference.

Scratch time Oct. 31 for all championships races is at 8 a.m. PDT.

Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/88187/breeders-cup-features-201-pre-entered-horses#ixzz3Gy8vlDwT

MARIO WATCH

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Entries
October 23 – Santa Anita
 
Morning Coffee Wgt-120 Race 2 Allowance Optional Claiming $80,000
Miltee Wgt-122 Race 5 Maiden Special Weight
Private Bounty Wgt-122 Race 8 Claiming $8,000
October 24 – Santa Anita
 
Dunne for Now Wgt-122 Race 6 Maiden Special Weight
October 25 – Santa Anita
 
Lust for Life Wgt-119 Race 1 Starter Allowance $12,500
Sunday Stroll Wgt-122 Race 2 Maiden Claiming $20,000
Remo Wgt-120 Race 5 Maiden Special Weight
Eddie’s First Wgt-120 Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming $20,000
Shaniel Wgt-122 Race 9 Maiden Claiming $20,000

Mile Draws 19 First-Preference Entries

Mile Draws 19 First-Preference Entries

Photo: Michael Burns – Trade Storm won the 2014 Woodbine Mile.

With two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan sidelined after dominating back-to-back editions of the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (gr. IT), a slew of contenders pre-entered the marquee turf event to be run Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

Anodin, a full brother to the three-time Mile-winning mare Goldikova, is included in a European scrum led by elite miler Toronado, who won the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) this spring. Freddy Head will bring Anodin over for breeders Werthimer et Frere while Richard Hannon conditions Toronado for Al Shaqab Racing.

Two-time group I winner Karakontie, group I winner Kingsbarns, and multiple group III victors Kiyoshi and Mustajeeb were among the foreign horses pre-entered, along with Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) winner Trade Storm and group I-placed Veda.

Local contenders who ran well against Wise Dan but never managed to best him are Obviously, Seek Again, Kaigun, Grand Arch, and Sayaad.

Obviously, winner of the Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) in June, was fifth in the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Mile and third in the 2012 edition. Seek Again missed beating the six-time Eclipse Award-winner by a head in the May 3 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT), but must rebound from a sixth in the Oct. 4 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland. Grand Arch was second by a length to Wise Dan in the Shadwell, while Kaigun came within three-quarters of a length to him earlier in the season in the Maker’s 46 Mile (gr. IT). Sayaad was third in the Shadwell last time out.

Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IT) winner Tom’s Tribute, 3-year-old Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) runner-up Tourist, and grade II winners Summer Front, Big Bane Theory, and Mr. Commons complete the lineup of those intending to start in the Mile. One other runner of interest, Godolphin’s grade I-winning mare Better Lucky, is the only female whose connections listed the Mile as first preference.
The connections of 19 horses chose the Mile as their first preference. Listing the Mile as second preference were Turf Sprint (gr. IT) hopefuls Silentio, Rock Me Baby, and Bobby’s Kitten, while the connections of Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) contenders Dayatthespa and Fiesolana also selected the race as their second choice along with Handsome Mike, who is pointing for the Dirt Mile (gr. IT). Last year, Silentio ran third in the Mile behind Wise Dan and Za Approval.

2014 Breeders’ Cup Mile (gr. I) Pre-Entries
Horse Owner Trainer Notes
Anodin Wertheimer et Frere Freddy Head
Dayatthespa Jerry Frankel, Ronald Frankel, Steve Laymon, Bradley Thoroughbreds Chad C. Brown First Preference: Filly & Mare Turf
Fiesolana Flaxman Holdings Limited Willie McCreery First Preference: Filly & Mare Turf
Grand Arch Jim Hill, Susan Hill Brian A. Lynch
Kaigun Quintessential Racing Florida LLC, Horse’n Around Stable, Gary Barber Mark E. Casse
Karakontie Niarchos Family Jonathan E. Pease
Mustajeeb Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum Dermot K. Weld
Obviously Anthony Fanticola; Joseph Scardino Philip D’Amato
Seek Again Juddmonte Farms, Inc. William I. Mott
Summer Front Thomas Moore Christophe Clement
Tom’s Tribute Marilyn Braly, Tom Braly James M. Cassidy
Toronado Al Shaqab Racing Richard Hannon
Trade Storm Qatar Racing Limited David Simcock
Veda H.H. Aga Khan Studs Alain De Royer-Dupre
Not selected into the field and listed in order of preference.
Sayaad Shadwell Stable Kiaran P. McLaughlin
Tourist WinStar Farm LLC, Gary Barber & Wachtel Stable William I. Mott
Silentio Wertheimer et Frere Gary Mandella First Preference: Turf Sprint
Big Bane Theory Scott Gross, Mark Devereaux Carla Gaines
Bobby’s Kitten Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey Chad C. Brown First Preference: Turf Sprint
Kiyoshi Qatar Racing Limited Charles Hills
Better Lucky Godolphin Racing LLC Thomas Albertrani
Rock Me Baby West Point Thoroughbreds, Inc. Craig Dollase First Preference: Turf Sprint
Kingsbarns Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier, Derrick Smith Aidan P. O’Brien
Mr. Commons St. George Farm Racing LLC (Banwell) John A. Shirreffs
Handsome Mike Reddam Racing, LLC Leandro Mora First Preference: Dirt Mile

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Eight Grade I Winners Entered in F&M Turf

Eight Grade I Winners Entered in F&M Turf

Photo: Chad B. Harmon – Dank won the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf.

An oversubscribed field for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) includes last year’s champion Dank.

James Wigan’s 5-year-old homebred daughter of Dansili is trying to become the second female to capture two Filly & Mare Turf titles but the first to accomplish back-to-back victories. Ouija Board completed the feat in 2004 and 2006.

Dank will have plenty of competition considering the 17 horses pre-entered in the 1 1/4-mile race at Santa Anita Park includes eight other grade or group I winners. The race will be the second Breeders’ Cup race to be run Nov. 1, with a post time of approximately 12:43 p.m. PT.

Four of those eight grade/group I winners are coming into the race off of victories.

Juddmonte Farms’ Emollient has the added benefit of having her grade I win come at the track in the Sept. 27 Rodeo Drive Stakes (gr. IT), which the daughter of Empire Maker won by half a length over Parranda. Irish Mission and Rusty Slipper dead-heated for third in that race. All three of these contenders have also been pre-entered.

The others with grade I wins include Dayatthespa, Just The Judge, and Stephanie’s Kitten.

Dayatthespa has won her past two starts, the Aug. 24 Yaddo Stakes at Saratoga Race Course and most recently the Oct. 4 First Lady Stakes (gr. IT) at Keeneland. The 5-year-old daughter of City Zip   recorded a 114 Equibase Speed Figure at Keeneland, which was only a point higher than the Emollient’s performance in the Rodeo Drive Stakes. Dayatthespa is co-owned by Jerry Frankel, Ronald Frankel, Steve Laymon and Bradley Thoroughbreds.

Irish-bred Just The Judge comes into the Breeders’ Cup World Championships off a win in the E.P. Taylor Stakes (gr. IT) Oct. 19. She is owned by Qatar Racing Limited and the Sangster Family. In her previous start, the daughter of Lawman finished third in the Beverly D Stakes, which Dank won last year before claiming her Breeders’ Cup crown.

And finally, Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s homebred Stephanie’s Kitten finished second in the Beverly D. and rolled right into a victory in the Sept. 27 Flower Bowel Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont Park.

2014 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. I) Pre-Entries
Horse Owner Trainer Notes
Abaco Phipps Stable Claude R. McGaughey III
Chicquita Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier, Derrick Smith Aidan P. O’Brien First Preference: Turf
Dank London Thoroughbred Service Sir Michael R. Stoute
Dayatthespa Jerry Frankel, Ronald Frankel, Steve Laymon, Bradley Thoroughbreds Chad C. Brown
Emollient Juddmonte Farms, Inc. William I. Mott
Fiesolana Flaxman Holdings Limited Willie McCreery
Just The Judge Qatar Racing Limited, Sangster Family Stable Charles Hills
L’Amour de Ma Vie Pegasus Farms Ltd. Pia Brandt First Preference: Distaff
Miss Serendipity Matias Cavalieri Ronald L. McAnally
Parranda Gilbert G. Campbell, D Clark, Gatto Racing LLC, Jerry Hollendorfer, Greg Skoda Jerry Hollendorfer
Secret Gesture Qatar Racing Limited, Newsells Park Stud Limited Ralph M. Beckett
Stephanie’s Kitten Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey Chad C. Brown
Tarfasha Shadwell Estate Company Ltd. Dermot K. Weld
Veda H.H. Aga Khan Studs Alain De Royer-Dupre First Preference: Mile
Not selected into the field and listed in order of preference.
Irish Mission Robert S. Evans Christophe Clement
Rusty Slipper Zanim R. Meahjohn H. Graham Motion
Stormy Lucy Steve Moger Ed J. Moger Jr.

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