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Chasing Eclipse, Thor's Echo to Run in Dash (http://racing.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=36293)
Thor's Echo, who became just the second California-bred to win a Breeders' Cup race when he captured the 2006 TVG Sprint (gr. I) Saturday at Churchill Downs, is to remain in the East in quest of an Eclipse Award. Blood-Horse (http://racing.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=36293)

Steve Haskin's Breeders' Cup Wrap-Up (http://bc.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=36300)
There are so many comments to make about this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships, it's difficult to know where to begin. There were the usual highs and lows, with several exciting performances, a number of big disappointments, and two gut-wrenching images in the same race. Blood-Horse (http://bc.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=36300)

Global Impact (http://bc.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=36284)
In one swift, bold stroke coming off the turn for home, in the brief stitch of time that it took Frankie Dettori to swing her outside and set her down for her inexorable drive to victory in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), the dark bay mare who answers to the name of Ouija Board thus became the uncontested queen of the Breeders' Cup. Blood-Horse (http://bc.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=36284)

Zito horses at Belmont under quarantine, cannot race at Aqueduct (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=67698&subsec=1)
Horses in the Belmont Park barn of trainer Nick Zito have been isolated and tested for equine herpesvirus (EHV-1), according to New York Racing Association Chief Operating Officer Bill Nader. Thoroughbred Times (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=67698&subsec=1)

Breeders' Cup final rating drops to 0.8 (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=67696&subsec=1)
ESPN registered a 0.8 final rating for the Breeders' Cup World Championships on November 4, an all-time low for the event and a 53% decline from the final Breeders' Cup broadcast on NBC. Thoroughbred Times (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=67696&subsec=1)

Leparoux suspended three days for Distaff ride (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=67704&subsec=1)
Stewards suspended jockey Julien Leparoux for three days for interference in the stretch that resulted in the disqualification of his mount, Asi Siempre (Fr), from second place to fourth place in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) on November 4 at Churchill Downs. Thoroughbred Times (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=67704&subsec=1)

Churchill commits to Silicon Valley venture (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=67699&subsec=1)
Since his arrival in mid-July, new Churchill Downs Inc. President Bob Evans has promised an emphasis on technology and with that in mind, the company has started a project in one of the world's technology capitals: the Silicon Valley of California. Thoroughbred Times (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=67699&subsec=1)

War Front Retired to Claiborne (http://breeding.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=36282)
War Front, a grade II sprint winner at Saratoga this year, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky. Blood-Horse (http://bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=36282)