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Friday, October 10, 2008


Van Lear Rose (top), an Ontario bred by Stroll, is confirmed for Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, Todd Phillips photo; Bear Now (below) is in the Distaff, Amber Chalfin photo

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Richard Day's VAN LEAR ROSE is off to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies on Oct. 24 at Santa Anita according to trainer Catherine Day Phillips.
The winner of the Grade 3 Mazarine Stakes rates favorably with the other contenders for the $1 million race including super west coast miss STARDOM BOUND.
Pre-entries are Oct. 14.
The 2yo is by Stroll out of Devaluation and was bred by Richard Day's Kingview Farm.


Trainer READE BAKER has settled in his FATAL BULLET and BEAR NOW, his 2 charges for Brreders' Cup races later this month.
Fatal Bullet, who has raced very fast on the 'sheets' as well as in Beyer Speed Figures, has been attracting big offers but Bear Stables' Danny Dion has not sold the gelding.
FATAL BULLET is in the Sprint and Bear Now is in the Distaff (oops, "Ladies Classic").

Baker also said BEAR'S CONDUCTOR could be entered next week in the Juvenile since the field appears to be light on solid contenders.

Baker will start BEAR IT'S TRUE, 2-time winner at 2 this year in an allowance race next week at Santa Anita.

Trainer GREG DE GANNES said American owned C KARMA is headed to the Brreders' Cup Juvenile Filly Turf early next week. The filly won the Natalma stakes at Woodbine.

Sam-Son Farms' GRAND ADVENTURE is headed to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf.

Canadian-breds in the Cup include the Kinghaven Farms SQUARE EDDIE, a colt by Smart Strike, who will be one of the favourites in the Juvenile.

Other possible Woodbine based starters include SKIPADATE, STIMULUS PLAN and CALLWOOD DANCER.

Breeders' Cup horses face drug testing

associated press
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Horses pre-entered in the 14 Breeders' Cup races to be run Oct. 24-25 at Santa Anita will face drug testing ahead of racing's richest event.

Horses will be selected randomly for testing from the pre-entry lists to be released Oct. 14, the California Horse Racing Board announced Tuesday.

The testing will specifically target EPO, darbepoetin and other blood-doping agents that are typically administered days or weeks before competition and are not usually detectable in testing traditionally done shortly after the race.

The Breeders' Cup will help the board with the collection of samples from pre-entered horses before their arrival in California.

EPO, also called Epogen, is a blood-doping agent that enhances horses' red blood cells and has the potential to improve their performance.

Trainers of horses that test positive for anabolic steroids at the Breeders' Cup will face a one-year suspension from the event, and three-time violators will be banned for life, according to new rules this year.


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