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Trainer Brian Lynch said Terry Hamilton's dual grade 1 winner Heart to Heart is out of Breeders' Cup consideration following his ninth-place finish in the Oct. 6 Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) at Keeneland.
Timing counts when you're in the Thoroughbred sales business, and race results from this past weekend couldn't have been more timely for Ocala Breeders' Sales upcoming October Yearlings Sale.
Avie's Flatter had experienced problems at the start in his first two appearances, but was the consummate professional Oct. 7 at Woodbine as he cruised to a 5 1/4-length score in the Cup and Saucer Stakes.
While the field for the Oct. 7 $100,000 L.A. Woman Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita Park may have been small, Skye Diamonds still managed to outshine her competition.
Making his stakes debut, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Robert LaPenta's Current won a three-way photo finish to take the Dixiana Bourbon Stakes (G3T) Oct. 7 at Keeneland Race Course and stamped his ticket to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1T).
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2018 October Yearling Sale begins Tuesday, October 9. There are 702 yearlings cataloged for the three-day sale, which gets underway at noon with 213 horses offered in the selected session.
The Oct. 7 $200,000 Indian Summer Stakes appeared to be all wrapped up for the Wesley Ward-trained Chelsea Cloisters, but in the end Strike Silver flew up the outside and put a neck in front at the wire.
Ridden aggressively by Irad Ortiz Jr., Uncle Benny rallied from last to first to upset the $150,000 Futurity Stakes (G3T) at Belmont Park Oct. 7, earning a "Win and You're In" trip to the inaugural Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint
Argentinian-bred Blue Prize cleared the field of the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (G1) Oct. 7 and managed to hold on in the center of the track to win her first North American grade 1 by three quarters of a length.
Race favorite Fourstar Crook overcame tepid fractions set by longshot Feeling Bossy, rallying from last in the seven-horse field to catch stablemate Onthemoonagain in late stretch and take the $500,000 Flower Bowl Stakes (G1T) at Belmont Park.
Jaywalk outpaced her competition Oct. 7 to win the $400,000 Frizette Stakes (G1) over one mile at Belmont Park.
Filly narrowly defeated Inns of Court to take group 1 prize
On the 25th anniversary of Urban Sea winning the race, the late daughter of Miswaki featured as granddam or great-granddam of all of the first eight home in Europe's premier all-aged middle-distance race Oct. 7.
Last year's Marcel Boussac winner Wild Illusion joined a select group of fillies to win the Prix de l'Opera Longines (G1) on Arc day in successive seasons after providing another high point to Charlie Appleby's glittering year.
The Gallic gloom from last year's blank for French-trained horses in group 1s on Arc day was lifted immediately as the home team got off to the perfect start when Lily's Candle prevailed Oct. 7 in a blanket finish of the Prix Marcel Boussac (G1).
Raven's Pass colt edged competition by a neck
Filly provided redemption for connections Oct. 7 at Longchamp
Enable defended her crown in the most of intoxicating of circumstances but 2018 was light years away from 2017 in every possible way.
Sharp Samurai kept the momentum going to the wire to score his first graded victory of the year in the $200,000 City of Hope Stakes (G2T) Oct. 6 at Santa Anita Park.
Andrea Atzeni made two sets of connections extremely happy on the eve-of-Arc card, with the victories of Ostilio and Princess Yaiza breaking new ground for their respective trainers.