Wise Dan Draws Post 8 for BC Mile Defense

By Claire Novak, @BH_CNovak   Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt   Morton Fink’s homebred Horse of the Year Wise Dan will launch a title defense Nov. 2 in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (gr. IT), a race he won in record-setting style last season to cap a campaign that brought him additional Eclipse Awards as Read more »

Stellar Field of Six in Breeders’ Cup Distaff

By Tracy Gantz   Photo: Coglianese Photos   The Breeders’ Cup Distaff (gr. I) may only have a field of six, but they have created perhaps the most riveting puzzle in the entire series this year. Champions Royal Delta and Beholder pointed for the race early, which scared off the first wave. Then when majority Read more »

A Million Reasons: Maryland’s day delivers again

Roadhog takes the Maryland Million Turf Where to start. The Maryland Million delivered again – with Eighttofasttocatch and Roadhog taking the big ones. Results like that are why people go to the races. Laurel Park packed in 18,000 fans on Maryland’s day at the races. It’s a long way from Kelso and the International back Read more »

Princess of Sylmar Works Her Way Into Distaff

By Steve Haskin, @SteveHaskin     The news was expected: Princess of Sylmar is heading to Santa Anita Park for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff(gr. I) on Nov. 1.   Princess of Sylmar only needed a satisfactory work at Belmont Park Oct. 19 to punch her ticket to California. She delivered just that, breezing a half-mile Read more »

Winchill Breaks Through In First Responder At Parx

Through their days together of operating Gum Tree Stable in the rural town of Gum Tree, Pa., the husband and wife team of Laura and Larry Ensor has maintained virtual anonymity in the Thoroughbred racing world while Larry is much better known among the steeplechase set. But one of their products recently notched his first Read more »

Dana Point to Stand Southern Success in 2014

By Melaina Phipps, @BH_MPhipps   Photo: Courtesy of Xanthus Farms, Inc. Southern Success   Stakes-winning stallion Southern Success   will return to Dana Point Farm, near  Lenhartsville, Penn., for the 2014 breeding season. His stud fee has been set at $1,000, stands and nurses.   During his two-year absence from Dana Point he stood one year Read more »