Barbaro Updates: 413
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Update 2611: Street Sense is soon scheduled to depart Churchill Downs for his final time as he attempts to close out an exception (if short) career: Street Sense Headed to Monmouth.
Update 2610: Francois Parisel is now the trainer of record for Biancone's runners in the Breeders' Cup: Biancone's Breeders' Cup Horses Transferred to Francois Parisel.
Update 2609: Steve Haskin looks at those Breeders' Cup horses who have already raced over the Monmouth Park track. He also looks at who we can get excited about for the future: Steve Haskin's BC Countdown: Pletcher Could be a Shore Thing This Year, excerpt:
The horses who normally would achieve long-range star power with a Classic victory -- Street Sense, Any Given Saturday, and Hard Spun -- are all scheduled to be retired to Darley at Jonabell after the race, so it is hard for the public to embrace them at this point knowing they're never going to see them again. Nothing has been made official regarding Any Given Saturday, but the chances of seeing him next year would appear to be slim. Street Sense, with a victory in the Classic, would have been a major star and attraction next year, but that's not going to happen. Trainer Larry Jones said that Hard Spun is just now coming into his own, is getting stronger, and learning how to settle in his races. There is no doubt he would have made an awesome 4-year-old, but we'll never know. Curlin certainly has star appeal, but his future is still undetermined. Still, he at least provides a ray of hope for next year.
I saw Curlin this morning, walking off the racetrack with his pony as I was also doing the same, without a pony. He looked very composed, and quite big!
Update 2608: Some pictures of Teuflesburg, who received a gift basket from FOBs yesterday: Update on Teuflesberg.
Update 2607: A warm, but sometimes wet, morning this morning at Keeneland. I rode eight and managed to stay pretty dry which was a feat in of itself! A pleasant mornings work. Everyone was in good humor and the horses went nicely. Linda's Lad shipped out this morning along with Gerry, they are off to Canada for a big stake on sunday.
It continues to remain darker in the mornings, I am assuming the clocks will change at some point! We have a couple of runners this afternoon, but I think I may take the afternoon off from the races today. Just a nice to day relax!
Update 2606: Biancone agrees to his one year suspension which will begin November 1 and will not be trainer of record for horses he entered in the Breeders' Cup: Biancone Agrees to One-Year Suspension, excerpts:
As part of the agreement, Biancone has agreed to withdraw as the trainer of record for any horses currently under his care and will not be the trainer of record for any horses entered in the 2007 Breeders' Cup World Championships Oct. 26-27 at Monmouth Park in New Jersey.
Biancone is the first person suspended in Kentucky under new rules that prohibit a trainer who is suspended for six months or more from benefiting financially from his horses while under suspension for a Class A medication violation. The penalties were put in place at the same time as the state's medication rules were tightened.
Under the rule, Biancone will have to transfer his horses to trainers with whom he has no financial ties.