Cooler Mike beat a solid field of Ontario-sired runners under a cool ride from Luis Contreras in Sunday’s $100,800 Bunty Lawless Stakes at Woodbine.
After breaking Dayjur’s Nunthorpe track record at York, Battaash was expected to right the wrong of his illustrious predecessor’s Breeders’ Cup defeat.
Flameaway, a multiple graded stakes-winning son of Scat Daddy, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2020 breeding season at Darby Dan Farm in a deal brokered by Matt Bowling.
Leading Saudi Arabian owner Khalid bin Mishref has bought into Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) runner-up Gronkowski, owners Phoenix Thoroughbreds confirmed Oct. 20.
Fasig-Tipton’s Kentucky October Yearling Sale, on the verge of being discontinued 10 years ago, has momentum going into the 2019 auction that will be held in Lexington Oct. 21-24.
Two-year-old is an American Pharoah half brother to Caravaggio
The sales action will return to Goffs Oct. 21-22 with the Autumn Yearling and Horses in Training Sale.
Trainer Wesley Ward’s three possible contenders for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2T), Cambria, Kimari, and Four Wheel Drive, led Oct. 20 workers at Keeneland who are preparing for the Nov. 1-2 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park.
Bricks and Mortar and Sistercharlie led a busy morning of turf workers for Chad Brown Oct. 20 at Belmont Park as the trainer sent out his Breeders’ Cup contenders.