The Grade 3, $200,000 Red Smith Stakes Nov. 23 at Aqueduct features a nice field of 11 stakes quality turf runners, two also-eligibles and three more entered for the main track only should the race move off turf due to weather.
Many of the major United States track owners and racing associations have combined resources in a collaborative effort to bring meaningful improvements to safety of horses and humans who compete in Thoroughbred racing.
Vino Rosso improved his rating by five points to a 126 in the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings thanks to a 4 ¼-length runaway victory in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park.
Sticking to a simple betting strategy against the top horseplayers in the game, Brad Anderson of Sarasota, Fla., turned a 9-2 win bet on Vino Rosso in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic into a spectacular victory in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge at last week’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
Two days after the final Breeders’ Cup race was run at Santa Anita, Thoroughbred aftercare received a major boost from the results when New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced that more than $110,000 was raised through its Breeders' Cup Pledge.
In the weeks before the Breeders’ Cup, New Vocations reached out to horsemen with entries in the race to ask them to donate to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited program with 50 connections pledging a piece of their purse money to New Vocations.