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  • Abel Tasman Avoids Trouble in Breeders' Cup Work
    Abel Tasman had just left the gate for her workout when Vegas Vic was wrapping up his. In the process of galloping out, Vegas Vic broke down, but the Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) contender was able to avoid any incident.
  • Twisted Tom Clinches Empire Classic
    Twisted Tom, a sophomore gelding by Creative Cause, proved much the best against his elders with a three-length victory in the Empire Classic after running down the pacesetting Control Group.
  • Bonus Points Storms Home in Maryland Million Classic
    Back racing in the state of his birth for just the second time in his career, Three Diamonds Farm's Bonus Points stormed home to take the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic Oct. 21 at Laurel Park.
  • Miss Sunset Wears Them Down in Raven Run
    Jeff Bonde will bring a freshly minted graded stakes winner back to his California base after Miss Sunset wore down pacesetter Chalon in deep stretch to win the Lexus Raven Run Stakes (G2) by a half-length.
  • Mind Your Biscuits Gets 'Useful' Work for Breeders' Cup
    Multiple grade 1 winner Mind Your Biscuits turned in his last major preparation in advance of the Nov. 4 TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) when he breezed four furlongs in :47.88 in company Oct. 21 at Belmont Park.
  • Brown Contingent Out in Force as Breeders' Cup Nears
    Trainer Chad Brown continued to crank things up with his Breeders' Cup contingent Oct. 21, sending out 11 potential starters working at Belmont Park.
  • Mr. Hot Stuff Ekes Out Grand National Victory
    In a thrilling, heart-pounding finish, the oldest runner in a field of eight came back in the last two strides to nip Robert Kinsley's Modem in the Far Hills Races' $400,000 Grand National by a nose.
  • Hogy to Supplement to Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint
    Hogy, who was claimed three starts back for $80,000, will be supplemented for $100,000 to the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint by owner Michael Hui, who will also pay $15,000 to pre-enter and $15,000 to enter the five-furlong dash.
  • Ward Pleased With Lady Aurelia's Final Keeneland Work
    Lady Aurelia turned in her final Keeneland work Oct. 21, a day before she leaves for Southern California and her upcoming start in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) Nov. 4 at Del Mar.
  • Cracksman Superb in Champion Stakes Romp
    Cracksman surged to the lead early in the stretch run in the QIPCO British Champion Stakes (G1) Oct. 21 at Ascot and kicked away smartly to a seven-length victory, earning his first top-level win.
  • FTBOA Names Board Members
    Bobby Jones and Dr. Fred Yutani, both of Ocala, Fla., have been named to the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association board of directors while Barry Berkelhammer, Gil Campbell and Greg Wheeler, return to the board.
  • Weekend Stakes Rundown: State-Bred Saturday
    Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. This week we have graded events at Keeneland and loaded state-bred cards at Belmont Park and Laurel Park.
  • Shotgun Kowboy Wins Second Oklahoma Classics Cup
    Shotgun Kowboy, the only Oklahoma-bred to win the Oklahoma Derby (G3) and an Oklahoma Classics Cup, looked like he did in his breakthrough 3-year-old year Oct. 20 with another score in the $175,000 Oklahoma Classics Cup at Remington Park.
  • The Stronach Group Reconsiders Massachusetts Venture
    The Stronach Group is maintaining an interest in expanding into the Boston market, but only if statutory and regulatory changes favorable to the company are implemented.
  • Lovely Bernadette Kicks Clear for Valley View Victory
    Lovely Bernadette confirmed she had a new, successful twist to her career when she shook clear in late stretch for her first graded stakes win in the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (G3T) at Keeneland.
  • Paradise Woods, Avenge Work Toward Breeders' Cup
    Paradise Woods and Avenge worked toward their Breeders' Cup engagements the morning of Oct. 20 with six-furlong jaunts at Santa Anita Park.
  • Dortmund Retired, Will Stand at Bonita Farm in Maryland
    Grade 1 winner Dortmund has been retired from racing "for good" and will stand at Bonita Farm in Darlington, Md., for the 2018 breeding season, owner Kaleem Shah said Oct. 20.
  • Breeders’ Cup Offering New Ways for Fans to Connect
    Just because Breeders’ Cup fans may be following this year’s event from home doesn’t mean they won’t have the opportunity to plant themselves in the thick of this year’s event.
  • Heavenly Love, Flameaway Tune Up for Breeders' Cup
    Trainer Mark Casse was honing his Breeders' Cup hand on two fronts the morning of Oct. 20 headlined grade 1 winner Heavenly Love and stablemate  Flameaway working together before the break at Keeneland.
  • Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Irap Euthanized
    Reddam Racing's multiple graded stakes winner Irap, winner of more than $1.6 million in his career, was euthanized after developing laminitis, his connections announced Oct. 20.
  • Litfin at Large: State-Bred Cards Take Center Stage
    It's the calm before the impending Breeders' Cup storm, and besides the Grand National Steeplechase (NSA1) at Far Hills, the only graded stakes to be contested in North America on Saturday is the Lexus Raven Run (G2) at Keeneland.
  • Jockeys Ocampo, Talamo Hospitalized After Spill
    Jockeys Israel Ocampo and Joe Talamo were transported to Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, Calif., following a spill Oct. 19 at Santa Anita Park.
  • Committee Recommends Change to Massachusetts Fund
    The Massachusetts Gaming Commission's Horse Racing Committee has recommended that the split of the state's multimillion-dollar Race Horse Development Fund be revised again.
  • Admirals War Chest Seeks Third 'Million' Classic
    Dr. Stephen Sinatra's homebred Admirals War Chest will look to become the first horse to win three consecutive editions of the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic Oct. 21 at Laurel Park, but he'll have to find a stark reversal of form to do so.
  • Big Bend Makes the Grade in Sycamore Stakes
    After rating fifth in the 12-horse field, Big Bend fanned wide and took command in the stretch on his way to a three-quarter-length victory over Nessy in the $100,000 Sycamore Stakes (G3T) at Keeneland Oct. 19.

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