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The Stronach Group, which owns Santa Anita Park, issued this statement after the death of Satchel Paige at the California track following the fifth race on Oct. 19.
Richard Ravin, Patricia's Hope, and Larry Rivelli's Jean Elizabeth made quick work of her competition Oct. 19, with a gate-to-wire victory in the CA$125,000 Ontario Fashion Stakes (G3) over six furlongs at Woodbine.
Racing Oct. 19 in the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park, Forest Fire squeaked out a half-length victory over Prendimi, his third straight win and the seventh of his 13-race career.
The third try was the charm for Wayne O, who prevailed by a head over Gold Street.
Emulating sire Friend Or Foe, Chester and Mary Broman's Mr. Buff prevailed in the $306,450 Empire Classic Handicap Oct. 19 at Belmont Park on Empire Showcase Day, a full-card program for New York breds that featured eight stakes worth $1.75 million.
Lothenbach Stables' Bell's the One went from last to first in the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run Stakes (G2) Oct. 19 at Keeneland, picking up her first graded stakes score for trainer Neil Pessin.
Trainer Nicky Henderson sent a fresh horse to America for the $450,000 Grand National (NSA-G1), and Michael Buckley's Brain Power powered away to a 15-length victory.
Tattersalls chairman Edmond Mahony has toasted strong levels of trade at the company's October Yearling Sale, which defied concerns over wider political turmoil in Britain to finish Oct. 19 with only a small decrease in turnover.
Reeves Racing's Ournationonparade became the first black-type stakes winner for Cal Nation when he scored a 3 3/4-length victory in the Oct. 19 $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery Stakes at Laurel Park.
With two weeks to go before the Longines Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 2 at Santa Anita, prospects for the $6 million, 1 1/4-mile race tuned up with workouts on opposite coasts Oct. 19.
Donjuan Triumphant provided connections with a poignant success in the Oct. 19 QIPCO British Champions Sprint (G1) at Ascot, as he secured his first group 1 win on his last run before retiring to stud.
John Gosden trainee Star Catcher picked up the third group 1 win of her career in the Oct. 19 QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes at Ascot.
King of Change settled an old score with QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (G1) winner Magna Grecia and eclipsed 14 others when landing his first win at the highest level in the one-mile Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (G1) Oct. 19 at Ascot.
Different track, different result was the outcome of the QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup (G2) in which Kew Gardens brought the successful ten-race run of last year's winner Stradivarius to an end, but only just.
Magical, who sometimes wins and sometimes loses but never gives less than her all, delivered Oct. 19 in the QIPCO Champion Stakes (G1), prompting trainer Aidan O'Brien to hail her "the ultimate racehorse."
Coolmore's bid to land the A$14m TAB Everest with Darley July Cup (G1) hero Ten Sovereigns may have backfired, but the titan owners nevertheless returned to the winner's enclosure Oct. 19 courtesy of the track record-breaking Yes Yes Yes.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearling Sale will be the third public auction for the Old School Thoroughbreds operation of Sarah Cahill, who has a hunter-jumper background.
Scattered showers of rain were followed by stirring streams of tears for the Japanese travelling team as Mer de Glace became the second winner from the country to land the AU$5 million Stella Artois Caulfield Cup (G1) Oct. 19 at Caulfield.
Grade 1-winning females Elate and Got Stormy were part of a group of six horses that breezed at Churchill Downs Oct. 19 toward potential starts in the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Nov. 1-2.
The Book 3 finale was headed by a 75,000 guineas (US$101,523) son of Night of Thunder, who shares a key common trait with Pinatubo being out of a Dalakhani mare.