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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.
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.
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.