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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Turf Queens

After last week’s Super Saturday barrage of Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In races, the graded stakes landscape is much quieter this weekend. But there are still some good betting cards available. The action is led by Keeneland’s Grade 1 … Continue reading

Keeneland Select Presents Breeders’ Cup Oddities: Just So Unnatural

Bizarre. That’s the best word to describe the appearance by hopeless longshot Ricks Natural Star in the 1996 Breeders’ Cup Turf at Woodbine in Canada. Nominated to the Breeders’ Cup program as a foal by breeder Dub Rice, the New … Continue reading

Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Scat Daddy Makes A ‘Name’ For Himself

LNJ Foxwoods’ talented juvenile filly Nickname earned a spot in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies with a three-length victory in the G1 Frizette at Belmont Park on Saturday. It was the first graded stakes win for Nickname, who has … Continue reading

Keeneland Select Presents Breeders’ Cup Milestones: ‘A Colossal Victory!’

While hold-your-breath photo finishes make up many lasting Breeders’ Cup memories, astonishing winning margins can be just as special — it’s rare to see a horse obliterate a field in a world championship event. The 1995 Distaff was thought by … Continue reading

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Derby Dreams Inch Closer For Albaugh

During last year’s Keeneland September Yearling Sale, a front-page story in a newsletter published by the Paulick Report focused on a significant new buyer at the auction, Dennis Albaugh, under the headline, “A New Player With Big Dreams.” Just over … Continue reading

Keeneland Select Presents Breeders’ Cup Heartbreak: ‘Probably A Mistake To Run’

Although the horse who went down in the history books for winning the 1986 Breeders’ Cup Turf was Manila, the racing world entered the race with a different name on everyone’s lips. The Turf was billed as a Hollywood homecoming … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Trainer Tips With Chester Weber

In the world of Combined Driving, Chester Weber enjoys rock star status. As of this past weekend, he is now the 12-time U. S. National Four-In-Hand Driving Champion. Similar to eventing, combined driving consists of a team of one, two … Continue reading

Keeneland Select Presents Breeders’ Cup Photo Finishes: Hollywood Drama

The 1987 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Hollywood Park had all the ingredients of a great movie, and it certainly lived up to the hype. With Ferdinand and Alysheba among the starters, it marked the first time since 1979, when Affirmed … Continue reading

Zoetis Presents Bloodlines: A Mare That Knows The ‘Code’

With an emphatic victory in the Grade 1 Champagne Stakes at Belmont on Oct. 3, Greenpointcrusader (by Bernardini) marked himself as one of the principal contenders for the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. The same afternoon at Keeneland, Brody’s Cause (Giant’s … Continue reading

Keeneland Select Presents Breeders’ Cup Longshots: A ‘Wild’ Beginning

The first Breeders’ Cup, Nov. 10, 1984, at Hollywood Park, had a little bit of everything. Chief’s Crown won the Juvenile, the race that kicked off this long-running year-end championship event, as one of four successful betting favorites in the … Continue reading

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