An intriguing subplot at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale this week will be whether total turnover reaches the 50 million guineas mark for the first time, with the auction beginning its three-day run at Park Paddocks Oct. 14.
Charlie Appleby said 1 1/2-mile Investec Derby (G1) too ambitious right now
W.S. Farish’s Code of Honor was among those training toward a start in Breeders’ Cup Nov. 1-2, resuming serious business the morning of Oct. 12 with an easy half-mile move in :50.65 over a fast main track at Belmont Park.
New grade 1 winner and millionaire Starship Jubilee came to the Attard family via a claim at Gulfstream Park in February 2017, but to trainer Kevin Attard the Oct. 12 E. P Taylor Stakes (G1T) winner has been a standout for a long time.
Bodexpress, who has not raced since unseating his rider in the Preakness Stakes (G1) in May, is scheduled to make a run at a belated graduation in the Oct. 14 Columbus Day program at Gulfstream Park West.
Math Wizard returned to the work tab Oct. 13 and breezed three furlongs in :35 4/5 at Gulfstream Park in preparation for a scheduled start in the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1).
The Japanese Fillies’ Triple Crown went unclaimed this season, a year after Almond Eye swept the three races, but Chrono Genesis’ performance in the final leg nonetheless gives her claim to being best of her generation.
Trainer Chad Brown picked up his third victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1T) Oct. 12 when OXO Equine’s Cambier Parc led all the way to a one-length victory at Keeneland.
Totally Boss worked a half-mile in :48 4/5 on Keeneland’s main track in company early Oct. 13 for trainer Rusty Arnold and is being pointed to the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1T).
As misleading as names in Thoroughbred racing can often be, Klaravich Stables’ New and Improved is surely living up to her moniker as the 3-year-old filly became a graded stakes winner in just her third start Oct. 12 at Belmont Park.