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Reading Room Update - Joe Takach: SUCKER BETS (Part 24) (http://www.paceadvantage.com/ReadingRoom/Takach_SuckerBets24.html)

Pletcher breaks stakes win record with Scat Daddy (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=67136&subsec=2)
Trainer Todd Pletcher broke what he once considered an unattainable record, earning his 93rd stakes win of the season with Scat Daddy, a three-quarter-length winner of the $400,000 Champagne Stakes (G1) on Saturday at Belmont Park. Thoroughbred Times (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=67136&subsec=2)

Vacare Stays Perfect With QE II Cup Upset (http://racing.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=35810)
Ignored at odds of nearly 7-1, undefeated Vacare got the first challenge of her career while prevailing in the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT) for 3-year-old fillies on the Keeneland grass course Saturday. Blood-Horse (http://bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=35810)

Gorella Holds Off Karen's Caper in First Lady (http://racing.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=35808)
Martin Schwartz's odds-on favorite Gorella continued to impress with a gutsy effort in Saturday's $400,000 First Lady (gr. II) to win a nose decision over a resolute Karen's Caper on the Keeneland turf course. Blood-Horse (http://bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=35808)

Showing Up Sparkles in Spirited Jamaica Win (http://racing.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=35807)
Lael Stable's odds-on choice Showing Up shook off a determined charge from Outperformance at the head of the stretch and stormed to a commanding 3 1/2-length win in the $290,000 Jamaica Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) for 3-year-olds on the Belmont Park inner turf course Saturday. Blood-Horse (http://racing.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=35807)

Surprising Sutra Sews Up Frizette (http://racing.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=35806)
Oak Crest Farm's homebred Sutra took advantage of a hot pace to tally a rail-skimming victory under jockey Mike Luzzi in Saturday's $400,000 Frizette (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at Belmont Park. Blood-Horse (http://racing.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=35806)

Lava Man jogs over Polytrack at Keeneland (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=67128&subsec=1)
Multiple Grade 1 winner Lava Man jogged over the Polytrack at Keeneland race Course on Saturday as he resumed training for an expected start in the $5-million Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) on November 4 at Churchill Downs. Thoroughbred Times (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=67128&subsec=1)

Dylan Thomas Out of Breeders Cup; Ouija Board to Skip Champion Stakes (http://bc.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=35766)
Ballydoyle-trained stars Dylan Thomas and Alexandrova will not compete in the Breeders' Cup World Championships, trainer Aidan O'Brien told the Racing Post Oct. 12. In another development, Ouija Board will pass the Champion Stakes (Eng-I) Oct. 14 and point for the Emirates Airline Breeders'Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT). Blood-Horse (http://bc.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=35766)

Graded Winner Melhor Ainda Retired (http://breeding.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=35790)
Melhor Ainda, a 4-year-old graded stakes-winning daughter of Pulpit, has been retired from racing because of ankle problems. Blood-Horse (http://breeding.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=35790)