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Gun Runner Leads Breeders’ Cup Workers Sunday At Santa Anita

The Steve Asmussen-trained Gun Runner put in a particularly strong workout Sunday morning at Santa Anita, seeming to have adapted well to the Southern California surroundings. The Pennsylvania Derby runner-up worked shortly after dawn, waiting until after the rush to head out on the track. Breaking off at the five-furlong pole, Gun Runner broke off […]

Caren Surpasses CDN$1 Million Mark With Carotene Victory

Robert Marzilli’s Caren made her final start of 2016 a winning one with a front-running score in Sunday’s $150,000 Carotene Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Mike DePaulo, the three-year-old daughter of Society’s Chairman picked up her fourth stakes win of the meet, and surged past CDN$1-million in purse earnings, with a decisive score in the […]

Curalina, Syndergaard Breeze For Breeders’ Cup At Belmont

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Curalina wrapped up her serious preparations for the Breeders’ Cup Sunday morning, turning in a half-mile bullet work on the Belmont training track in company with 2016 Grade 2 Fountain of Youth runner-up Zulu. The 4-year-old Curlin filly, who has been training up to the Breeders’ Cup since her runner-up finish in […]

Elektrum Just Gets Up In Thrilling Dowager

Hronis Racing’s Elektrum was up just in time to win Sunday’s G3 Rood and Riddle Dowager at Keeneland, gifted with the very well-timed ride of Drayden Van Dyke to nail Apple Betty by a head on the wire. The 5-year-old daughter of High Chaparral covered 12 furlongs over the firm turf in 2:33.08 for trainer […]

Roca Rojo Skips Clear In Athenia

Sheep Pond Partners, Newport Stables and Bradley Thoroughbreds’ Roca Rojo skipped clear of the pack in the stretch of Sunday’s G3 Athenia Stakes, crossing under the wire nearly four lengths in front. Under Javier Castellano, the 4-year-old daughter of Strategic Prince covered 1 1/16 miles over Belmont’s soft turf course in 1:43.20 for trainer Chad […]

18-Length Stakes Winner Bar Of Gold Targeting Go For Wand

Bar of Gold came out of her win in the $250,000 Empire Distaff well, trainer John Kimmel reported Sunday morning at Belmont Park. A 4-year-old filly by Medaglia d’Oro and out of 2010 Grade 3 Herecomesthebride winner Khancord Kid, Bar of Gold romped to an 18-length victory going 1 1/16 miles for the first time […]

Melatonin ‘Peaking At The Right Moment’ For Classic

Meet David Hofmans, the Giant Killer of the Breeders’ Cup. Consider the fact that he saddled Adoration, at 40-1 the longest shot on the board, to win the 2003 Distaff under Patrick Valenzuela; Desert Code at 36-1 with Richard Migliore up to win the 2008 Turf Sprint; and Alphabet Soup to upset two-time Horse of […]

Crawford Confirms Keen Ice For Classic, Hoping For ‘Pace Scenario Problem’

Owner Jerry Crawford has confirmed Keen Ice for the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 5 at Santa Anita, reports The 4-year-old son of Curlin will be making just his second start off the summer layoff due to a hind cannon bone fracture, and aiming for just his third lifetime victory. However, Keen Ice still […]

Arc, BC Turf Heroine Found To Be Entered In Classic

Trainer Aidan O’Brien told on Sunday that Arc heroine Found was being considered for a try in the Breeders’ Cup Classic against the likes of California Chrome and Arrogate. The 4-year-old daughter of Galileo already holds a Breeders’ Cup victory on her resume, in last year’s Turf over males. “We’ve decided to put Found […]

Teo Ah Khing: The ‘Ingenuity’ Of His China Horse Club

With the China Horse Club’s recent purchase into likely Breeders’ Cup Classic favorite California Chrome, the organization has continued its rise to prominence on a global scale within the horse racing industry. It has already owned parts of Exaggerator, Australia (Horse of the Year in Europe) and Dissident (Horse of the Year in Australia) in […]