Monthly Archives: October 2008

DETTORI’S WHIP TOSS BEING REVIEWED BY STEWARDS

by Jeff Apel/Thoroughbred Times

Jockey Frankie Dettori’s post-race actions following his win aboard Raven’s Pass in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) on Saturday are under review by track stewards working the Oak Tree at Santa Anita Park meeting, who could fine or suspend the European rider for throwing his whip in celebration.

Dettori tossed his whip high into the air shortly after Raven’s Pass earned a three-quarter-length victory in North America’s most lucrative race. Santa Anita steward Albert Christiansen said… Continue reading

SECRETARIAT’S LAST RACE

From Secretariat.com:

Secretariat’s final race, the October 28, 1973 Canadian International represents the final installment of our 35th Anniversary Racing Series. The $125,000 added 1 5/8 mile grass race from Woodbine racecourse was the last opportunity to display Secretariat’s talents before his retirement deadline as specified by his syndication agreement. The race served as a homecoming of sorts for the two Canadian-born members of the Meadow Stable team, trainer Lucien Laurin and jockey Ron Turcotte.

In an ironic twist of… Continue reading

ALYSHEBA HEADED BACK TO KENTUCKY

by Steve Bailey/Thoroughbred Times

Alysheba, the oldest living Kentucky Derby (G1) winner, is returning to the United States to live at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

Racing Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron, who piloted the Alydar horse to his greatest triumphs, made the announcement late Wednesday night at the annual National Turf Writers Association Awards Dinner at historic Castle Green in Pasadena, California.

After spending the first ten years of his stud career at William S. Farish’s Lane’s… Continue reading

PICTURE OF THE DAY

Jockey Frankie Dettori atop Raven’s Pass celebrates in the winner’s circle after winning the Breeder’s Cup Classic race during the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on October 24, 2008 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

PICTURE OF THE DAY 2

The horses break from the gate to start the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park October 25, 2008 in Arcadia, California.

Frankie Dettori atop Raven’s Pass (3rd from the left) won the Classic.

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

PICTURE OF THE DAY 3

Jockey Colm O’Donoghue rides Red Rock Canyon ahead of Garrett Gomez atop Out of Control around the turn in the Emirates Airlines Breeders’ Cup Turf race during the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park October 25, 2008 in Arcadia, California.

(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

PICTURE OF THE DAY

Virginia-bred Winchester leaves the track during the morning workout session October 21, 2008 in preparation for the Breeders’ Cup Turf race at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California

(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

ANOTHER GOOD DAY FOR GOOD NIGHT SHIRT

Sonny Via’s Good Night Shirt, ridden by Willie Dowling and trained by Jack Fisher, takes the final jump in the $250,000 Grand National Steeplechase at Far Hills, N.J. on Saturday.

The win was the fifth straight Grade 1 for the reigning Eclipse Award champion. Be Certain was second, four lengths back, and Best Attack was third.

(Photo by Tod Marks)

I’M A HOKIE WINS OLD DOMINION FINALE

Gordie Key’s Virginia-bred I’m A Hokie won the $20,000 Old Dominion Championship series finale Saturday at the International Gold Cup Races at Great Meadow near The Plains.

(Photo by Douglas Lees)
Complete order of finish: 1) I’m A Hokie; 2) River Magic (jockey Roderick MacKenzie, owner Thomas Beach, Jr., trainer Thomas Beach, Jr.); 3) Class Disco (Bernard Dalton, Mede Cahaba Stable and Stud, LLC, Lilith Boucher); 4) Roseville Run (Colvin Ryan, Eric J. Meyer, Ferris Allen, III); 5) Highcrest… Continue reading

BUBBLE ECONOMY

The aptly named Bubble Economy won the $50,000 International Gold Cup, October 18th at Great Meadow.

(Photo by Douglas Lees)