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  • Game On Dude is tabbed as favorite for $5-million Breeders' Cup Classic

    Game On Dude is tabbed as favorite for $5-million Breeders' Cup Classic
    With the temperature in the mid-80s on Monday and not a single cloud visible at Santa Anita, the draw was held for this weekend's Breeders' Cup, even though 14 horses entered in the world championships are still stuck in New York and Kentucky waiting for the weather to clear from Hurricane Sandy.
  • Odds are, Joel Rosario will win a Breeders' Cup race

    Odds are, Joel Rosario will win a Breeders' Cup race
    Joel Rosario fits on the back of a racehorse as perfectly as a carrot fits in a snowman's face. He is Nicklaus with a five-iron in his hand, Crenshaw with a putter. If this were hockey, he'd be the Great One. He is fast becoming that in horse racing....

    Jockey John Velazquez has spleen removed after spill at Santa Anita

    Horses and jockeys were on the move Sunday returning to their home bases after the two-day Breeders' Cup races at Santa Anita, but Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez remained at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena after having his spleen removed...

    Breeders' Cup notes: The day begins with tragedy

    Breeders' Cup notes: The day begins with tragedy
    Saturday's Breeders' Cup started with a thud. Death and pain followed quickly. Thoroughbred horse racing is a thing of beauty. Also, occasionally, a sport of the ugly and nasty. In the first Breeders' Cup race of the final day of this $25 million event,...

    Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies: Ria Antonia wins on DQ; horse dies

    Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies: Ria Antonia wins on DQ; horse dies
    The first Breeders' Cup race of the day was filled with controversy and heartbreak. She's a Tiger beat Ria Antonia by a nose to seemingly win the $2-million Juvenile Fillies race Saturday at Santa Anita. But the stewards flashed the inquiry sign...