Wednesday, October 3, 2012
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Bill Thomason
PHOTOS
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VOICES
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Multi-Media
In the News
In the Blogosphere
NHC NEWS
CALENDAR
Weekend Stakes Races
Racing to History
TURN OF FOOT
PHOTOS OF THE WEEK  top 
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Flat Out takes the Jockey Club Gold Cup in a thriller over Stay Thirsty (Image courtesy of HorsePhotos.com)
Florida Derby winner Take Charge Indy relaxes with a drink in the hot tub (Image via the Take Chare Indy Facebook fan page)
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Trainer and advocate for retired racehorses Donna Keen shows her skill as a horsewoman by riding her pony without a bridle during morning workouts at Santa Anita (Image via the @ClockersCorner Twitter feed)
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Royal Delta trends nationally following her decisive victory in the Beldame at Belmont on Saturday
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Stay Thirsty and Flat Out wade into the national Twitter trends following their memorable stretch battle in Belmont’s Jockey Club Gold Cup.
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A young fan at Santa Anita gets to know Seabiscuit in the paddock (Image courtesy of Penelope P. Miller/America’s Best Racing)
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(Image courtesy of Keeneland)

Bill Thomason became the seventh President and Chief Executive Officer of Keeneland on September 1, 2012. He joined Keeneland in June 2010 as the organization’s Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Thomason graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in Accounting in 1977 and a Masters in Business Administration in 1978. He worked for two years at the accounting firm of Alexander Grant & Co. before joining Mill Ridge Farm, where he worked for 28 years as Financial and Administrative Manager.

Thomason is a board member of the newly created Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. He has previously served as the assistant treasurer for the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association/Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, as a member of the audit committee of Breeders’ Cup Limited, and as treasurer of the Thoroughbred Club of America.

TWO MINUTE LICK WITH BILL THOMASON top

Name: Bill Thomason

Birthplace: Paducah, Kentucky

Most influential person in my career: Alice Chandler. Her love of the horse, the land and uncompromising integrity demonstrate everything that is right about our wonderful sport.

My out-of-the-box idea for Thoroughbred Racing: Let’s get our fans back to the track all over the country. Hard to imagine that as out of the box, but we sure are struggling with it.

My favorite racetrack: Keeneland. There is no place like it in the world.

My fantasy job: I’m living it every day.

What I like most about my job: The opportunity to work with so many exciting people who are passionate about what they do and who take such pride in their company and its mission.

Other sports/teams I follow: The Packers. Great tradition and community spirit.

My Heroes: Roy Rogers and Trigger. There will never be another two like them.

Something about myself that would surprise those who know me: I’ve quit eating ice cream (almost).

My favorite athletes of all-time: I will never forget Jamal “My momma still loves me” Mashburn. His words of wisdom while handling a tough loss will stand the ages.

A Pet Peeve: People who interrupt.

A book I am reading or have recently read:  Jeffrey Archer’s The Clifton Chronicles.

Gadget I cannot live without: The Garmin. My family seems to think I am directionally challenged.

Hobbies away from Thoroughbred Racing: We love to hike the mountains. Golf is a distant second.

Last concert I attended: Andrea Bocelli in Washington, DC. The most moving concert I have ever attended.

Favorite foods: A staple meal is steak with sautéed mushrooms and a big baked potato with butter.

If I could appear on any television show it would be:  “The Andy Griffith Show”. Who wouldn’t love to be on a show that every day was better than the last one?

If I could be on stage, the instrument I would play is: The keyboard/piano. To be able to sing and tickle the ivories is quite a dream.

Favorite Musician/Band:  Andrea Bocelli, incredible.        

Best racetrack food can be found at: The Keeneland track kitchen since nothing there has calories that count.

My philosophy on life: Celebrate every day. No regrets.

Favorite quote or motto: “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.

Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home.

The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.

And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes.”  --Charles Swindoll

Things I collect: Apparently everything my girls didn’t want since that is what is filling up the basement.

Favorite authors:  Clive Cussler, Ken Follett and Jeffrey Archer.

Favorite animal other than a horse: There is no pet like a Jack Russell. They keep you young and energized.

The actor who would play me in a movie: They tell me Paul Newman, but I don’t see any possible reason or resemblance.

Favorite non-Thoroughbred racing sports event I have attended: A Green Bay Packers game at Lambeau Field. The atmosphere is electric, and being around so many knowledgeable passionate fans is the closest event to Keeneland I have ever experienced.

The living person I most admire: Colin Powell.

No. 1 Bucket List Item: Have a hole in one. It might change my attitude about the game.
FAN PHOTO OF THE WEEK top
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Congratulations to photographer Anne Pennington, winner of this week’s Fan Photo Contest! From Anne: "This was taken in the training barn at Bonita Farm in Darlington, MD." Want in? E-mail your submissions with a brief description to photos@NTRA.com!

VOICES top
FROM THE GRANDSTAND top

Trainer Bill Mott on why he sees no need to send any of his Breeders’ Cup runners to Santa Anita until the Sunday or Monday prior to the big weekend:
“These horses are all very professional. Ron [the Greek] could probably fly the plane out there.”

Trainer Larry Jones on jockey Rosie Napravnik:
“I think she’s one of the most talented riders—boy, girl or whatever—in the country."

Napravnik on where she and her husband will be spending their long overdue honeymoon this fall:
“South Africa...the travel agent was surprised to hear that we wanted to go on a horseback safari.”


MULTI-MEDIA top

Video/Audio/Photos: Former jockey and current paddock judge Mario Verge has a passion for the Maryland Million—which will have its 27th running this Saturday at Laurel Park (WBAL News)

Photos: The unveiling of the Zenyatta statue at Santa Anita Park (Pasadena Star News)

Photos: A day full of big races last Saturday at Santa Anita (America’s Best Racing)

Video: Go behind the scenes on Pennsylvania Derby Day with trainer Kiaran McLaughlin (America’s Best Racing)

Video: Highlight reel featuring jockey Francisco Torres, the leading rider at the recently concluded Arlington Park meeting (@Arlington_Park Twitter feed)

Video: Behind the Silks with Arlington Park jockey Tim Thornton, Episode 19 (Arlington Park)

Video: Animal Kingdom works out at Fair Hill on October 2 (@TeamValor Twitter feed)

Photo: Tommy Woodcock (trainer of the legendary Phar Lap) takes a nap with another of his greats, Reckless (Google Images)

Video: Taking the kids to Keeneland? Let Buckles the Mascot teach them to “Hoof It!” (Keeneland Assoc. YouTube channel)

Video: Trailer for upcoming show on Kenny Mayne’s trip to the Palio di Siena, Italy’s centuries-old horse race (ESPN’s YouTube channel)

IN THE NEWS top

Keeneland kicks off 17-day fall meet with Alcibiades, Phoenix (Brisnet.com)

Darley Alcibiades draws overflow field (The Blood-Horse)

Wise Dan comes right back in Saturday’s Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland (The Blood-Horse)

Pletcher targeting another juvenile sweep in Saturday’s Champagne, Frizette at Belmont (Daily Racing Form)

Dullahan using Jamaica as possible BC Classic prep (The Blood-Horse)

Amazombie gearing up for BC Sprint repeat in Santa Anita Sprint Championship (Daily Racing Form)

Jockey Perry Ouzts joins elite 6,000-win club (The Blood-Horse)

Animal Kingdom to return in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (Team Valor)

Flat Out grinds out Jockey Club Gold Cup repeat (The Blood-Horse)

From the runway to the winners circle, Barry Schwartz and The Lumber Guy are heading to the Breeders’ Cup (Forbes)

Still a super Saturday (ESPN)

Game on Dude dominates Awesome Again Stakes (Daily Racing Form)

Game on Dude back on top in NTRA Poll (Bradenton Herald)

Power Broker runs away with FrontRunner Stakes (USA Today)

Santa Anita Park's opening day draws horse, photo enthusiasts (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)

Unbridled's Note wins opening-day feature (Pasadena Star News)

Cuomo signs NYRA reorganization Bill (The Blood-Horse)

Cuomo signs NYRA bill, but new board still TBA (The Business Review)

Drug rules urged to prevent NY horse deaths (SI.com)

NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance eyes spot checks after NY report (The Blood-Horse)

It wasn’t all about the horse (The Troy Record)

Lengthy suspensions, fines handed down by Louisiana commission (The Paulick Report)

Two New Mexico horse racing trainers get the book thrown at them (New Mexico Watchdog.org)

Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit slated for October 16-17 at Keeneland (Daily Racing Form)

Paynter pulls through surgery (The Blood-Horse)

Churchill Downs applies for September race dates (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Maryland racing industry needs to use its slots money wisely (Washington Post)

Breeders’ Cup shifts Marathon and Filly and Mare Sprint on its schedule (Daily Racing Form)

Post times set for Breeders’ Cup (USA Today)

The 2011 Triple Crown race winners have chance to make history (Bleacher Report)

Approaching his 91st birthday, Richard Duchossois is still a workhorse (Chicago Tribune)

Jockey Mario Gutierrez is riding high (Montecristo Magazine)

Trainer Kellyn Gorder enters spotlight after years of work (USA Today)

Trainer Jim Bond achieves his 1,000th win (The Saratogian)

Danedream and Nathaniel to miss Sunday’s Arc d’Triomphe at Longchamp (BBC Sport)

From Show Ring to race track: Rodney Jenkins and Michael Matz weigh in (The Chronicle of the Horse)

Celebration of the Horse to be held October 26 in Lexington (Grayson-Jockey Club)

OTTB Showcase: Judith’s Symphony (A.K.A. “Jude”) & Schredder (Paulick Report)


IN THE BLOGOSPHERE top

Animal Kingdom back, will run in Breeders’ Cup Mile (Albany Times-Union)

Royal Delta’s big Beldame (Horse Racing Nation)

An early look at the possible field for the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (Horse Racing Nation)

Thoughts on Super Saturday (Daily Racing Form)

An open letter to Belmont Park regarding Super Saturday (Wire Players)

Taking it slow with So Many Ways (Horse Racing Nation)

Lasix and the Breeders’ Cup (All Equine All The Time)

Postcards from Keeneland (America’s Best Racing)

Kelso: “The most successful gelding of all…” (Brooklyn Backstretch)
NHC NEWS top
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UPCOMING ON-TRACK AND ONLINE NHC CONTESTS
The fifth annual Lone Star Park Handicapping Series will conclude on October 6 awarding six NHC berths.  Click here to view the qualifiers for the October 6 Championship.

Win an entry in both the National Handicapping Championship and Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge on October 6 at Hawthorne Race Course.  Click here for contest details.

Surfside Race Place will be conducting its next series of NHC qualifiers the weekend of October 12-14.  The Friday mini tournament will be followed by a two-day contest.  Click here for Surfside Race Place contest information.

NHC TOUR MEMBER SPECIAL
Get your Lexmark Ink Jet Specials while supplies last! Click here for more information.

DAILY RACING FORM NHC TOUR LEADER BOARDS
Curtis Meyer (Parker, CO) has moved into the top spot on the second-half Leader Board with two first place finishes at Fariplex Park last weekend.  Curtis also earned a $5,000 bonus for registering multiple first-place finishes in qualifiers. 

Click here to view the overall full Leader Board standings.

Click here to view the second-half full Leader Board standings.

Name 

2H LB Points

Name 

Full LB Points

Curtis Meyer

8,498

Mark Streiff

13,854

Mark Streiff

6,876

Mark McGuire

13,690

Jacque Hong

6,121

Christopher Larmey

11,288

Cheryl McIntyre

5,494

Rhonda Sylvester

10,186

Paul Parker

5,196

Edmund Teicht

 8,984

     

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Timothy Herboth

  

Timothy Herboth

This will be the Chicago native’s fourth appearance at the NHC.

Tim and his wife try to visit at least one new racetrack, somewhere in the world, each year.  Click here to see the fantastic places they have visited and to read Tim's complete biography.
CALENDAR top
RACING TO HISTORY top

Oct. 4, 1762: Nineteen members of England’s Jockey Club announced an agreement at Newmarket to register their racing colors for purposes of distinguishing runners among a field of horses. The Duke of Devonshire chose “straw,” and the color, still registered for the family, is the oldest continuously used color in racing.

Oct. 4, 1970: Nijinsky II’s 11-race winning streak came to an end when he ran second to Sassafras in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

Oct. 4, 1972: Secretariat worked a mile in 1:37 in preparation for the Oct. 14 Champagne Stakes.

Oct. 4, 1980: Less than an hour before post time, Spectacular Bid was scratched from the Jockey Club Gold Cup, the race that was to have been his last. Trainer Bud Delp claimed that “Bid” had a slight leg injury, but refused to allow a veterinarian to examine the horse and insisted he be retired. Despite this ignoble end to his career, Spectacular Bid’s 1980 racing season was perfect: he won each of his nine starts, all of them stakes, and was subsequently voted Horse of the Year.

Oct. 4, 1989: Secretariat, 1973 Triple Crown champion, was euthanized at Claiborne Farm, Paris, Ky., after suffering a severe case of laminitis. He was 19.

Oct. 4, 2003: Trainer Bobby Frankel saddled Sightseek to victory in the Beldame Stakes at Belmont Park. For Frankel, it was his 23rd Grade I stakes winner of the year, breaking D. Wayne Lukas’ record of 22 set in 1987. 

Oct. 4, 2003: Thanks to Belmont Park victories aboard Sightseek in the Beldame Stakes and Birdstone in the Champagne Stakes, jockey Jerry Bailey surpassed his own single season record for North American purse earnings--$19,271,814--set in 2002.

Oct. 4, 2008: Undefeated five-year-old mare, Peppers Pride, became the first modern North American-based Thoroughbred to win 17 consecutive races when she captured an optional claiming race at Zia Park in Hobbs, N.M.

Oct. 5, 1933: Jockey Gordon Richards concluded a 12-race winning streak that had begun on Oct. 3 when he won the last race at Nottingham, followed by a six-for-six day at Chepstow on Oct. 4 and five wins at Chepstow on Oct. 5.

Oct. 5, 1953: Twenty-one years after he retired from riding, 54-year-old Earl Sande, ‘the Handy Guy,’ returned to the saddle, finishing third on Honest Bread at Belmont Park.

Oct. 5, 1973: In his final workout for his first grass race, the Man o’ War Stakes, Secretariat went five furlongs on the turf in :56 4/5 at Belmont Park.

Oct. 5, 1983: Jockey Jorge Velasquez won his 5,000th career race, riding Banquet Scene to victory in the fourth race at Belmont Park.

Oct. 6, 1949: Col. Matt J. Winn, credited with making the Kentucky Derby the greatest horse race in America, died at the age of 88. He witnessed all of the first 75 Derbies.

Oct. 6, 1979: In their only race together, champions Affirmed and Spectacular Bid met in the Jockey Club Gold Cup. Odds-on favorite Affirmed, ridden by Laffit Pincay Jr., won by 3-4 of a length and became the first horse ever to earn more than $1 million in a single racing season. Affirmed was later voted Horse of the Year off this convincing victory over Spectacular Bid, who was named champion three-year-old.

Oct. 6, 1989: Parimutuel racing returned to Texas with a meet held at G. Rollie White Downs. Racing had been banned in the state since 1937.

Oct. 7, 1956: In his final start of his career, four-year-old Ribot won the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe for the second consecutive year and retired a perfect 16-for-16.

Oct. 7, 2001: Jockey Jerry Bailey became the first jockey in history to surpass $20 million in purses in a single year, eclipsing his own single-season record of $19,465,376 set back in 1996.

Oct. 8, 1973: Secretariat made his grass-racing debut in the Man o’ War Stakes at Belmont Park, winning the 1 1-2-mile race by five lengths in a time of 2:24 4-5.  He overran the finish line by another furlong, running 1 5-8 miles in a world-record-equaling time of 2:37 4-5.

Oct. 8, 2007: Two-time Horse of the Year and seven-time Eclipse Award winner John Henry was euthanized at the Kentucky Horse Park at age 32.

Oct. 9, 2008: jockey Patrick Valenzuela gained the 4,000th win of his career when he guided Burst of Light to victory in the 2nd race at Louisiana Downs.

Oct. 10, 1974: With female riders still a novelty, Lincoln Downs staged a $5,000 match race between jockeys Denise Boudrot and Mike Lapensee. The race, dubbed the ‘contest of the sexes,’ was won by Boudrot. In a rematch one week later, in which the riders switched their mounts from their previous encounter, Boudrot again prevailed.

Oct. 10, 2009: Champion older-mare Zenyatta equaled Personal Ensign’s mark of 13 wins without a loss when she won the Lady’s Secret Stakes at Oak Tree at Santa Anita.

Oct. 10, 2010: Charming Fella, a 10-year-old gelding, made his career debut in a maiden claiming race at Turf Paradise and won – on 10/10/10.

Oct. 11, 1924: A crowd of 60,000 assembled at Latonia to watch the third and final International race, for which a French colt, Epinard, was the headliner. Epinard, who had finished second in his two previous Internationals, did so again, losing as the even-money favorite to Sarazen.

Oct. 12, 1920: In the final race of his career, three-year-old Man o’ War defeated 1919 Triple Crown winner Sir Barton in a match race, the Kenilworth Park Gold Cup, at Kenilworth Park. Sent off at odds of 1-20, Man o’ War won by seven lengths in his 14th consecutive victory.

Oct. 12, 1966: Damascus, owned by Edith W. Bancroft, broke his maiden at Aqueduct Racetrack, winning by eight lengths.

Oct. 12, 2003: Bill Shoemaker, Hall of Fame jockey who won 8,833 races including four Kentucky Derbys, died at age 72.

Oct. 13, 1927: Arlington Park opened. The track, built by H. D. Brown, had a steeplechase course and a polo field and was adjacent to tennis courts, a golf course and a one-mile training track.

Oct. 13, 1956: At age four, 1955 Horse of the Year Nashua won his last race, the Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes at Belmont Park.

Oct. 13, 1984: At age nine, odds-on favorite John Henry won his last race, the Ballantine’s Scotch Classic at The Meadowlands, to earn the richest purse of his career, $740,000, which included a $500,000 bonus for winning both the Turf Classic, run at Belmont Park on Sept. 22, and the Meadowlands’ race. John Henry retired as America’s then-richest horse with earnings of $6,597,947.

Oct. 14, 1952: Jockey Bill Hartack rode his first career winner, at Waterford Park.

Oct. 14, 1953: After a 21-year hiatus as a professional jockey, Earl Sande, 54, won his first race in a comeback, with Miss Weesie, at Jamaica. Sande’s comeback began on Oct. 5 and ended with his win at Jamaica, where he received an ovation from a crowd of 18,184.

Oct. 14, 1968: Sandy Hawley won his first race aboard a two-year-old gelding named Fly Alone, riding at Woodbine Racecourse.

Oct. 14, 1972: After finishing first in the Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park, Secretariat was disqualified and placed second, after bearing in on Stop the Music, who was declared the official winner.

Oct. 15, 1977: In the fifth of their 10 meetings, Alydar won his second victory over Affirmed in the Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park.

Oct. 17, 1970: Nijinsky II ended his career finishing second in the Champion Stakes at Newmarket. In 13 races he won 11 times and finished second twice.

Oct. 17, 1986: Kent Desormeaux made his Maryland debut, in the fourth race, at Laurel Racecourse, Laurel, Md., aboard Shonda’s Shickels. He finished second, but was disqualified for interference and placed fourth.

Oct. 17, 1991: Hall of Fame jockey Angel Cordero Jr. rode his 7,000th victory aboard Dont Cross the Law at Belmont Park.


WEEKEND STAKES RACES top

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5
Darley Alcibiades Stakes, 2yo fillies, $400,000, Grade I, 1 1-16M, Keeneland

Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes, 3&up, $175,000, 6F, Keeneland

Voodoo Dancer Stakes, 2yo fillies, $80,000, 7F (T), Belmont Park

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6
Shadwell Turf Mile, 3&up, $750,000, Grade I, 1M (T), Keeneland

Hawthorne Gold Cup, 3&up, $500,000, Grade II, 1 1-4M, Hawthorne

Indiana Derby, 3yo, $500,000, Grade II, 1 1-16M, Hoosier Park

Dixiana Breeers’ Futurity, 2yo, $400,000, Grade I, 1 1-16M, Keeneland

Foxwoods Champagne Stakes, 2yo, $400,000, Grade I, 1M, Belmont Park

Frizette Stakes, 2yo fillies, $400,000, Grade I, 1M, Belmont Park

Jamaica Handicap, 3yo, $400,000, Grade I, 1 1-8M (T), Belmont Park

First Lady Stakes, 3&up (f&m), $350,000, Grade I, 1M (T), Keeneland

Santa Anita Sprint Championship, 3&up, $250,000, Grade I, 6F, Santa Anita Park

Indiana Oaks, 3yo fillies, $200,000, Grade II, 1 1-16M, Hoosier Park

Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes, 3&up (f&m), $200,000, Grade II, 6F, Keeneland

Mazarine Stakes, 2yo fillies, $200,000, Grade III, 1 1-16M, Woodbine

Arroyo Seco Mile, 3&up, $150,000, Grade II, 1M (T), Santa Anita Park

Woodford Stakes, 3&up, $150,000, Grade III, 5 1-2F (T), Keeneland

Indian Maid Handicap, 3&up (f&m), $100,000, 1 1-16M (T), Hawthorne

Mari Hulman George Stakes, 3&up (f&m), $100,000, 1 1-16M, Hoosier Park

Michael G. Schaefer Memorial Mile, 3&up, $100,000, 1M, Hoosier Park

Robert F. Carey Memorial Handicap, 3&up, $100,000, 1 1-8M (T), Hawthorne

Tim Conway Stakes, 2yo, $100,000, 6F, Santa Anita Park

Charlie Palmer Futurity, 2yo, $75,000, 1M, Fresno

Dover Stakes, 2yo, $75,000, 1M 70 yds., Delaware Park

Kenny Noe Jr. Handicap, 3&up, $75,000, 6 1-2F, Calder

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7
Juddmonte Spinster Stakes, 3&up (f&m), $500,000, Grade I, 1 1-8M, Keeneland

Grey Stakes, 2yo, $200,000, Grade III, 1 1-16M, Woodbine

Bourbon Stakes, 2yo, $150,000, Grade III, 1 1-16M (T), Keeneland

Miss Grillo Stakes, 2yo fillies, $150,000, Grade III, 1 1-16M (T), Belmont Park

Pilgrim Stakes, 2yo, $150,000, Grade III, 1 1-16M (T), Belmont Park

L.A. Woman Stakes, 3&up (f&m), $100,000, 6 1-2F, Santa Anita Park

Dream Supreme Stakes, 3yo fillies, $80,000, 7F, Belmont Park

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8
Pebbles Stakes, 3yo fillies, $150,000, 1M (T), Belmont Park

Ballerina Stakes, 3&up (f&m), $100,000, Grade III, 1 1-8M, Hastings Racecourse

British Columbia Premier’s Handicap, 3&up, $100,000, Grade III, 1 3-8M, Hastings Racecourse

Surfer Girl Stakes, 2yo fillies, $100,000, 1M (T), Santa Anita Park

Zuma Beach Stakes, 2yo, $100,000, 1M (T), Santa Anita Park

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11
JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes, 2yo fillies, $150,000, Grade III, 1 1-16M (T), Keeneland

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TURN OF FOOT top
Which race on Keeneland’s Fall Stars program this Saturday are you most looking forward to?Tweet your answers to @ABRLive!