Horse Racing News by Staff
Discreet Dancer remains undefeated anf a top kentucky Derby prospect
Never Retreat, ridden by the red-hot Julien Leparoux, overcame the far outside post to capture the $350,000 First Lady Stakes on the Keeneland turf Oct. 8.
George Bolton and Fog City Stable's The Factor will continue his preparations for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Saturday, a solid group of similarly minded juveniles will line up for the 141st running of the $300,000 Champagne, one of two Grade 1 "Win and You're In" races at Belmont for the upcoming Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs.
Reigning Illinois-bred Horse of the Year and multiple Grade 1 winner Giant Oak heads a field of 10 for the 75th running of the Grade 2, $500,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup on Saturday.
Breeders' Cup Ltd., along with Zenyatta owners Jerry and Ann Moss, announced Tuesday the launch of the inaugural Breeders' Cup Zenyatta Celebration, to be held Championship Friday, November 4, at the Kentucky Derby Museum.
Cape Blanco, who withstood a tenacious challenge for a game victory in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Oct. 1, has been retired due to an injury sustained in the race over yielding turf at Belmont Park.
With owner Mike Repole and trainer Todd Pletcher watching, 2010 juvenile champion Uncle Mo blazed four furlongs in a bullet :46.57 over Belmont Park's training track for his next start in the one-mile Kelso Handicap (Grade 2) Oct. 1.
The New York Racing Association has announced that total purses for the 2012 winter/spring meet at Aqueduct are expected to increase by approximately $8.6 million, or 36%, over this year's meet.
The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act was introduced in the House of Representatives by Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Burton of Indiana Sept. 19 as a companion to legislation already introduced in the U.S. Senate.