National TV Schedule

RACING ON TV THIS WEEK
October 31
Churchill Downs: Dream Supreme.
Delta Downs: Magnolia.
Santa Anita: Breeders' Cup Distaff, Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, Marathon, Golden State Juvenile Fillies, Damascus, Twilight Derby.

Sherman Honored by Media

By Bloodhorse.com
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 30, 2014) -- Art Sherman, who trains Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner California Chrome, and others were honored the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Association the evening of Oct. 29.

Breeders’ Cup, NBC Sign 10-Year Deal

From Breeders’ Cup
NEW YORK (Oct. 30, 2014) – The Breeders’ Cup and the NBC Sports Group today announced an unprecedented 10-year media rights partnership extension that will keep the Breeders’ Cup on NBC and NBCSN through 2025. The agreement was announced by Craig Fravel, President and CEO, Breeders’ Cup Limited, and Jon Miller, President of Programming, NBC Sports and NBCSN.

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Zenyatta's Weanling Filly Dies

VERSAILLES, Ky. (Oct. 29, 2014) -- Sad news to report over on the DRF Breeding front, as champion Zenyatta's weanling filly by popular young commercial sire War Front was euthanized last night following a paddock accident.

The filly, who was born April 20, resided at Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., where Zenyatta has been boarded since her retirement in late 2010 for owners Jerry and Ann Moss.

CHRB Meeting Rescheduled

From CHRB
DEL MAR, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2014) -- The regular meeting of the California Horse Racing Board originally scheduled for Thursday, November 20, has been moved to Wednesday, November 19. The meeting location remains the same at the Surfside Race Place (simulcast facility) in Del Mar.

Governor Seeks Tax Clarification

From NTRA
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 28, 2014) – In a recent letter to the United States Treasury, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear urged the federal government to clarify guidelines relating to the calculation of pari-mutuel winnings for tax purposes. The letter was shared with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) and a copy with the full text is available online at http://www.ntra.com/media/8927769/lew_secretary_jacob_j_102814.pdf

NTRA Salutes Legislative Supporters

From NTRA
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 28, 2014) -- The NTRA salutes those Breeders’ Cup participants who supported the NTRA’s federal legislative fundraising effort through the 1/4% Check-off and Foal programs during the past year. In all, 78 horses representing 68 industry members will compete in the 31st annual Breeders’ Cup World Championships October 31 and November 1 at Santa Anita Park.

Handsome Mike out of BC Dirt Mile

By DRF.com
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2014) -- Following up here on social media reports that Handsome Mike, a second starter for trainer Leandro Mora, has been withdrawn from the BC Dirt Mile on Friday:

Handsome Mike was the 30-1 longest shot in an original field of 10; his Mora stablemate, Goldencents, is the 6-5 M/L fave and could be the strongest favorite in all 13 BC events.

American Pharoah Out of Juvenile

By DRF.com
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2014) - American Pharoah, the multiple Grade 1-winning 2-year-old, will be scratched from Saturday's $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile, trainer Bob Baffert confirmed Tuesday morning.

Baffert was to hold a press conference at 9:30 am Pacific to provide details.

American Pharoah, who won the Del Mar Futurity and FrontRunner Stakes, was the morning-line favorite for the race.