Hootenanny, ridden by Frankie Dettori, ran past pacesetter Luck of the Kitten down the stretch to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf to begin Friday's opening day of the 31st World Championships at Santa Anita Park.
Untapable and jockey Rosie Napravnik can close out a stellar year with a victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff. The path to the winner's circle has been made a bit easier by the absence of defending champion Beholder.
The organization that owns and services the harness racing's Breeders Crown year-end series has awarded the 12 annual championship events for the next three years to Woodbine Entertainment Group in Canada, The Meadowlands in New Jersey and to Hoosier Park in Anderson, Ind. for the first time.
Churchill Downs announced plans Wednesday to develop trackside suites for the owners of horses running in the Kentucky Derby, hoping to rein in criticism that arose when a Derby winner's co-owner lashed out at the track over its hospitality.