SUNDAY – MONDAY in Ontario

Keeneland will hold a gathering Friday at 9 a.m. in the paddock to honor the memory of Bob Anderson, who

passed away Sunday night. Anderson, who had a consignment of 15 horses at the November sale, was the

president of Anderson Farms, and also served on the Board of Directors for Woodbine Entertainment Group,

chairing the Thoroughbred Racing Committee.

The family will receive friends for visitation on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at the Sifton Funeral Home from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm, 118 Wellington St, St. Thomas, ON.  Funeral Services will be held Monday, November 15, 2010 at 11 am at Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 Hincks St., St. Thomas, ON.  Reception to follow at Redtail Golf Course, 7020 Mill Rd, Port Stanley, ON.  Donations in Bob’s memory can be made to The Canadian Diabetes Association, or in the USA at


Rod Ferguson, who has bred and owned horses with Bob Anderson for many years will no doubt have many emotions on Saturday when SOUTHDALE, out of a mare bred by Anderson and Ferguson, takes part in the Grade 2 Autumn Stakes. The race could help Southdale win champion older horse in Canada.

Anderson bred Pinafore Park, the Breeders Stakes winner years ago and dam of Pinafores Pride, the dam of Southdale.

 SOUTHDALE, photo by Dave Landrynov11south.jpg


Saturday, Woodbine

AUTUMN S.-GII, $150,000, 3yo/up, 1 1/16m


1 Southdale Street Cry (Ire) Husbands Black 123

2 Barreling Home Awesome Again Dos Ramos Smullen 119

3 Big Red Mike Tenpins Da Silva Gonzalez 120

4 Stunning Stag K Running Stag Olguin Attard 115

5 Guipago My Way Only Pizarro Delmas 121

6 Smart Bid Smart Strike Napravnik Motion 119

7 Perfect Bullet El Prado (Ire) Jones Smullen 117

8 Lord Justice A.P. Indy Ramsammy Baker 115


Saturday, Churchill Downs

COMMONWEALTH TURF S.-GIII, $100,000, 3yo, 8.5fT


1 Uareoutlaw (Brz) Christine’s Outlaw Mena Maker 123

2 Celtic New Year K North Light (Ire) Homeister Jr. Peery 119

3 Dark Cove K Medaglia d’Oro Theriot McPeek 119

4 Guys Reward K Grand Reward Lanerie Romans 117

5 Lighthouse Sound Langfuhr Borel Trombetta 119

6 Stormy Lord K Stormy Atlantic Castanon Black 121

7 Mister Marti Gras Belong to Me Bridgmohan Block 121

8 Turallure Wando Albarado Lopresti 121

9 Mystic K Unbridled’s Song Desormeaux Mott 119

10 Thunder Brew Milwaukee Brew Lebron Pecoraro 121

11 Yankee Fourtune K Yankee Gentleman Santiago McLaughlin 123

12 Don Cavallo El Prado (Ire) Contreras Attfield 117

13 Beau Choix Elusive Quality Leparoux Tagg 121


Saturday, Hollywood Park

HOLLYWOOD TURF CUP S.-GI, $250,000, 3yo/up,

1 1/2mT


1 Worth Repeating K Giant’s Causeway Bejarano Mandella 126

2 Treat Gently (GB) Cape Cross (Ire) Valenzuela Mott 123

3 Unusual Suspect Unusual Heat Nakatani Abrams 126

4 Buenos Dias (Ire) Peintre Celebre Blanc McAnally 126

5 Where’s the Remote Unbridled Native Smith Mitchell 126

6 Marlang Langfuhr Rosario Drysdale 126

7 Temple City Dynaformer Talamo Gaines 126

8 Big Shot Syd Chapel Royal Flores Armstrong 126


Trainer IAN HOWARD surprised some when he told THE SCORE show last night that the plan was to try and take the 2yo filly ISABELLA BAY off the pace in the 1 1/16 mile South Ocean Stakes. The half sister to the similarly fleet Resentless was 9th beaten more than 10 lengths only 11 days ago in the Princess Elizabeth. She was hard to like no matter what kind of tactics they were going to use since there figured to be other speed in the field and she was returning on short rest from a dull outing.

But hey, not only did Isabella Bay, a daughter of first crop sire Strut the Stage, rate kindly in the race, she rallied in time to catch DREAMY MOONLITE (Dance to Destiny) and become the newest stakes winner for her sire. Owned and bred by Don Ross, also owned by Gretchen Felicia and Frances White, the dark bay was ridden by Chantal Sutherland.

She has won 2 of 6 races in her career.

Here Beyer Figure from the South Ocean win was 64.

More Wednesday:

HOLD THAT ECHO won the first half of the Daily Double last night under Patrick Husbands, who is in a heated duel with Eurico Rosa da Silva for top jockey honours. The filly was scoring for the 4th time this year in just her 8th race. She had been claimed for $40,000 June and has since won for $40K and $12,500 twice.

Husbands was back at it in race 2  when the first time starter filly ROCKABYEBABY ran like the ‘wind blows’ to win her debut by 7 1/2 lengths in 58 second flat for trainer Terry Jordan and owner James Redekop. A $25,000 purchase the filly is by Rockport Harbor out of a Gilded Time mare.

The winner was claimed by Audre Cappuccitti.

Trainer JOSIE CARROLL took Rick Porter’s (Hard Spun, Rockport Harbor) SHELLBACK on a class dive last night, dropping the Tapit colt in for $20,000 from allowances. The sizy chestnut won easily and was claimed by trainer Daryl Ezra.

KISSED BY A GHOST won his 3rd race in his 7th start in race 4 and that is a lot of scores for a 2yo. The son of Ghostzapper was a $50,00 claim in August by Winston Penny and trainer Don MacRae but he recently won for $25K and last night, $20K. He was claimed by the very busy Cappuccitti barn.

EVEN bounced back last night, winning his maiden in a 3 and up allowance in his 3rd strart off the layoff. The grey Even the Score fellow had run an 80 Beyer Figure off the layoff but bounced to the moon last time when posting a 61. He scorched 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:16 and earning a 75 Beyer.

As the temperature dropped the Polytrack seemed to get a whole lot faster last nite. Rce 7, a $10,000 claimer for non-winners of 2 lifetime, fillies and mares, went in 1:22.88 for 7 furlongs! The winner, ROUGE RUCKUS, from Colerbook Farms, led all the way and to earn a lifetime best Beyer Figure of 74.

It was a COLEBROOK FARMS/ASHLEE BRNJS late double as LA FRANCISCA won her maiden for $11,500 in the finale in her 13th race.


has this incident been swept under the carpet?


Breeders’ Cup Must Conduct Independent Review of Life At Ten Incident

By Ray Paulick

If John Veitch, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s chief steward, is involved in the investigation looking into the Life at Ten incident on Breeders’ Cup Friday, then neither the KHRC nor the Breeders’ Cup is taking what happened very seriously.

Veitch is a man of integrity, and I consider him a friend. But the role of the KHRC stewards, including Veitch, has to be examined as part of this investigation, too. The wagering public and the owners of Life At Ten deserve a thorough and completely unbiased review of what became a major embarrassment for the Breeders’ Cup and Thoroughbred racing, especially in Kentucky.

Here is the sequence of events in the lead-up to the Ladies’ Classic, where Life At Ten was listless in the paddock, uncomfortable in the post-parade and warm-ups, and was eased in the race itself as the 7-2 second choice in the wagering. More than $7 million was wagered on the Ladies’ Classic, with millions more bet on multi-race wagers.

ESPN analyst Jerry Bailey, a retired Hall of Fame jockey, asked jockey John Velazquez during warm-ups how Life At Ten was doing. “Right now I’m not sure, Jerry, to tell you the truth,


















 LIFE AT TEN after the Beldame, by Cindy Pierson Dulay. Whateber it was that messed her up Breeders’ Cup day – she should have been scratched or been declared a non-starter..




Somebody calculated that about $300,000 was bet on Life At Ten in various ways.

Those bettors had no chance to cash. Not to condone wagering on NFL games, but imagine the complaints if somebody bet on the Indianapolis Colts only to find out at kickoff that Peyton Manning was not going to play.

There is a reason that ESPN scrolls injury updates and a player’s status leading up to NFL games.



ESPN blew us away with coverage but will that be the end of pre-race interviews?

Many are calling for the end of interviews on horse-back before a horse race after the LIFE AT TEN debacle on Breeders’ Cup Friday last week.

Even racing folks, some of whom I was sitting with, declared that there is no place for such interviews in horse racing.

Kentucky Racing Commissioner JOHN VEITCH, in the Louisville Courier – Journal believes the filly should not have been scratched even though John Velasquez, her rider, said more than once before the race to ESPN that the filly was not warming up well.

Veitch in the Courier-Journal:

Veitch said Velazquez “did the proper thing in easing her and not forcing her to run when he realized after the start that something was physically wrong with her.”

As for those who bet on her, Veitch said it was unfortunate but “there’s nothing we can do for them.”

That’s a pretty sad state of affairs as those who had tickets on the top filly sat and watched as Velasquez just let her fall out of the gate and never had any intention of riding her as if she was in a horse race (as well he should have).

She should have been scratched. That’s it.

The reaction regarding TV coverage of racing is surprising however:

from the Courier-Journal: Veitch and association steward Rick Leigh said they believe that such communication should be prohibited, unless it’s with an outrider, state steward or accompanying pony person.

“From the time a horse leaves the paddock until the time he starts, nobody should have communication with that jockey one way or the other,” Veitch said, explaining that not only is it a matter of appearance but also that jockeys should not be distracted.

Bryce Peckham, Kentucky’s chief state veterinarian, declined to comment.

John Pricci, a horse racing Fan and columnist said: I hope I’m wrong about this, but considering the industry’s past performances, what will happen is we’ve probably seen the last of the pre-race horseback interview.

Horse racing knows it has to be on TV to keep up with other sports. Indeed, the Breeders’ Cup ratings were strong this year, thanks to Zenyatta and surely thanks to the jockey fight on Friday.

But if racing wants TV/media coverage, shouldn’t it be no-holds barred? Can racing expect to have just the good media coverage and not the controversial?

Is the racing industry trying to brush this incident aside? Should the BLOOD-HORSE, DAILY RACING FORM cover this issue in detail or not?

read the entire courier-journal story here:


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0653     DB/BR.F. Dixie Union — Barney’s Mistress    Boulder High Equine    130,000

    Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, Agent

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    Lane’s End, Agent

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    Shadwell Farm LLC

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