Australia: Ireland's champion jumps trainer Willie Mullins has made a 24-hour trip down under and was thrilled by what he saw from his Emirates Melbourne Cup contender Max Dynamite.
CONNECTIONS of Gleneagles are not the only ones keeping a close eye on conditions at Ascot with Seamus Durack hoping the rain stays away for The Rectifier, who is set to run in the Balmoral Handicap on Saturday.
Bayern, winner of the 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic, will stand for $15,000 live foal at Hill 'n' Dale Farms.
Deltin Stable and Ed Walsh's Killin Me Smalls shipped in from Northlands Park in Alberta to capture the $100,000 British Columbia Premier's Handicap (Can-III) at Hastings Racecourse Oct. 12.
Russell J. and Lois Bennett's homebred Touching Promise took control early and never looked back, rolling to an easy victory in the $100,000 Ballerina Stakes (Can-III) at Hastings Racecourse for the second consecutive year.
Forest Chatter won the $100,000 California Flag Handicap by a head Monday to remain undefeated on the downhill turf course at Santa Anita. Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Forest Chatter ran 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:11.94 and paid $4.60, $3.60 and $2.80 as the 6-5 favorite in a field of seven. It was Forest Chatter's first stakes win and he improved to 5-0 on turf at the track.
Partisan Politics won the $200,000 Pebbles Stakes on Monday to give trainer Chad Brown another turf stakes victory at Belmont Park. Brown notched his fourth grass-stakes victory in just over a month, with Partisan Politics beating Devine Aida by 1 1/2 lengths in the race for 3-year-old fillies. In addition to the winner, Brown saddled Consumer Credit to a third-place finish and Light in Paris, an Irish bred who ran last in her U.S. debut.
Co-favorite Partisan Politics kicked home in mid-stretch to capture her first win of the year in the $200,000 Pebbles Stakes Oct. 12 at Belmont Park.
After Artemis Agrotera breezed a sharp five furlongs in :59.11 from the gate at Belmont Park, trainer Mike Hushion said it's possible the filly would make her first start in a year in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.
Keeneland has the unique perspective of being able to compare racing statistics over two different surfaces in recent years. Here, a horse trains on the Polytrack surface, which was removed in the summer of 2014 in favor of a new dirt main track. (David Paul Ohmer photo) There's nothing like a beautiful day of fall horseracing at Keeneland outside Lexington, Kentucky. Unless it's the