Her Emmynency Out with Colitis

By DRF.com
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 21, 2014) -- Trainer Michael Stidham said Her Emmynency is out of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. According to Stidham, Her Emmynency came down with colitis Sunday evening and is responding well to treatment at Chino Valley Equine Hospital in Chino Hills, Calif

Beholder Out of Breeders’ Cup

From Paulick Report
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2014) -- Two-time champion Beholder will not be able to defend her title in the Oct. 31 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) after spiking a fever Sunday morning at Santa Anita.

Trainer Richard Mandella confirmed that the decision was made along with owner Spendthrift Farm to bypass the pre-entries and the race.

Stevens Working Horses Again

From Paulick Report
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2014) -- Gary Stevens is back on the horse. The 51-year-old Hall of Fame jockey, who has not ridden competitively since undergoing right knee replacement surgery July 25, jogged one horse and worked another for trainer Tom Proctor Saturday morning.

“It’s thumbs up,” Stevens said. “It’s all good, really good. Tomorrow I work (Breeders’ Cup Sprint candidate) Fast Anna for Kathy Ritvo.”

Fallon Moving Tack to California

By TheGuardian.com
LONDON, England (Oct. 18, 2014) -- Kieren Fallon, who has been Britain’s champion jockey six times, has said he is considering riding in the United States, perhaps on a full-time basis, to try to get “the buzz back” in his long career. Fallon, 49, rode the 40-1 chance Night Of Thunder to victory in the 2,000 Guineas, the season’s first Classic, in May and also replaced Silvestre de Sousa as the principal jockey for Godolpin’s Saeed bin Suroor in the early months of the season. He rode only four winners from 55 rides in September, however, and two wins from 24 starts in October.

NTRA’s Featured Legislator: U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

Experience: Senator Feinstein is serving her fifth term. She is up for re-election in 2018.

Key Committees: Senator Feinstein is a member of the Appropriations Committee and the Judiciary Committee.  The Appropriations Committee is the largest committee in the U.S. Senate and writes legislation that allocates federal funds to government agencies and departments on an annual basis. The Judiciary Committee provides oversight of the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Equibase Provides First-Time Gelding Info

From Equibase
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 14, 2014) -- Horseplayers will now know when a racehorse is running for the first time after having been reported as a gelding, it was announced today by Equibase Company President and COO Hank Zeitlin. The first-time gelding information is being made available to all tracks for inclusion in track programs nationwide. The data is also being provided within entries, scratches and changes and within Equibase past performances on equibase.com, effective immediately.

Sherman Wins Mr. Fitz Award

From TOC
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2014) -- Trainer Art Sherman is being honored on Wednesday, Oct. 29, by the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Association (NTWAB) as the recipient of the Mr. Fitz Award, named in honor of legendary trainer "Sunny Jim" Fitzsimmons and presented annually to someone who "typifies the spirit of racing."

Barretts Moves Sale Date

From Barretts
POMONA, Calif. (Sept. 22, 2014) -- The first 2-year-old in training sale of 2015 will be conducted by Barretts on Monday, February 23 at Fairplex in Pomona with the training preview scheduled for Friday, February 20. Nominations close Friday, October 24.