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2dTom LaMarra

Charitable Annuity wins WV Breeders' Classic

Charitable Annuity, the lone 3-year-old in a field of 10, exploded on the last of three turns and drew away to win the $450,000 West Virginia Breeders' Classic.

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2dRon Mitchell

Rock Fall euthanized

Rock Fall, a two-time Grade 1 winner and among the favorites for the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Sprint, broke down just past the wire and was euthanized following a workout at Keeneland.

2dClaire Novak

Her Emmynency upsets QEII at Keeneland

Her Emmynency would not be denied Oct. 10 as she held off Miss Temple City by a head in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane's End at Keeneland.

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4dGary West

West: Outrunning the black cat

Horsemen are notoriously susceptible to superstition. You can see it every year, especially around the Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup.

Knickerbocker Stakes (5:29)

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Kentucky Futurity (6:40)
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7dClaire Novak

Lovely Maria to miss Cup

Lovely Maria is out of consideration for the Breeders' Cup Distaff and will be rested the remainder of the year, trainer Larry Jones said Tuesday at Keeneland.

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8dJay Cronley

Cronley: Trouble in paradise

Here are some potential problems the horse player must face on an hourly basis.

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ABR: 'Lucky' good enough

Got Lucky exceeded all expectations when she won the $500,000, Grade 1 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes and earned a berth in the Breeders' Cup Distaff.

Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (7:03)
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9dBob Ehalt

Ehalt: Classic thoughts on a Super Saturday

Once upon a time, winning a race such as the Jockey Club Gold Cup was a grand achievement in its own right. These days, the Breeders' Cup is the immediate focus.

Bourbon Stakes (6:53)
9dJeremy Balan

'Dude' finds the money in Santa Anita Sprint

With blazing speed ahead of him, Wild Dude's chances in the $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship looked bleak early on -- but he blew by his rivals late to secure his second Grade 1 score.

9dTom LaMarra

Greenpointcrusader wins

Greenpointcrusader went from last-out maiden winner to Grade 1 victor in the $500,000 Champagne Stakes for 2-year-olds Saturday at Belmont Park.

Kelso Handicap (5:21)
9dClaire Novak

Tepin best in First Lady

Tepin put her sheer brilliance on display Saturday at Keeneland, destroying 10 rivals in the $400,000 First Lady Stakes when she aired by seven lengths.

9dEric Mitchell

Nickname wins sloppy Frizette

Nickname, a daughter of hot sire Scat Daddy, took a commanding lead in deep stretch to take the $400,000 Frizette Stakes at Belmont Park.

9dEric Mitchell

Stephanie's Kitten repeats

Stephanie's Kitten landed her second consecutive victory in the $500,000 Flower Bowl Stakes.

Eddie D Stakes (8:01)
Woodford Stakes (5:26)
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10dAmanda Duckworth

Duckworth: Treve's triumph

On Sunday Europe's most valuable horse race will take place, but much more than the €5 million purse is at stake in the Arc de Triomphe courtesy of a bay mare named Treve.


Raiders of the Breeders' Cup

Adventurist Charles Fipke on world travels for gemstones/precious metals and Breeders' Cup hopeful Unbridled Forever. And, Kosta Hronis on his 2 Cup contenders -- Stellar Wind & Hard Aces.

10dTom LaMarra

Runhappy earns BC Sprint berth with Phoenix win

Runhappy took the lead soon after the start and held off all challengers to win the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes Friday, opening day of the Keeneland fall meet.

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14dRon Mitchell

Bayern retired

Bayern, winner of the 2015 Breeders' Cup Classic, has officially been retired following his third-place finish as the 6-5 favorite in the Awesome Again Stakes.

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15dAmanda Duckworth

Duckworth: Taylor Made for the fans

Taylor Made clearly sees the benefits of opening up their doors to allow fans to come and see the farm's newest stallion, Horse of the Year California Chrome.

Benoit Photo

'Brandi' retired from racing

Take Charge Brandi, 2014 champion 2-year-old filly and a stakes winner this year, has been retired from racing and will be sent to Hill 'n' Dale Farms.

City of Hope Mile (4:06)
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16dRon Mitchell

Big Blue Kitten gets course record

Big Blue Kitten unleashed his typical late kick on the outside and held off a late challenge by Slumber and Twilight Eclipse to win the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic in course-record time.

16dJeremy Balan

Beholder wins ninth G1 stakes

Beholder is still the queen of California after proving much the best in the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes.

16dClaire Novak

Nyquist stays unbeaten

Nyquist preserved his perfect record at Santa Anita, determinedly turning back the valiant inside run of his old rival Swipe to claim the $300,000 FrontRunner Stakes.

Miss Grillo Stakes (4:55)
16dFrank Angst

Photo Call rolls along

With the Breeders' Cup World Championships just around the corner, Photo Call has picked a good time to put together her two best races.

17dEvan Hammonds

La Verdad wins again

La Verdad, favored at odds of 1-2, went wire-to-wire in the $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap at Belmont Park Saturday, stretching her unbeaten streak to five for the year.

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16dFrank Angst

Saham finishes strong to win Jefferson Cup Stakes

Saham circled horses in the far turn and took command in mid-stretch to secure the first graded stakes of his career in the $100,000 Jefferson Cup at Churchill.

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