Breeders’ Cup

Nyquist breezes at Santa Anita July 4.
Nyquist Made 6/5 Favorite For Sunday’s Haskell

Reddam Racing LLC’s Nyquist, the reigning Kentucky Derby winner, will go postward as the favorite in a stellar field entered today for the 49th renewal of the Grade 1, $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Sunday. The Haskell, which was won by Triple Crown champion and eventual Horse of the Year American […]

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Kentucky Derby Champion Nyquist is escorted off the van by groom Elias Anaya after arriving at Monmouth Park July 27 ahead of the Haskell
Champion Nyquist Arrives At Monmouth Park For G1 Haskell

From the West Coast to the East Coast, Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist and Iowa Derby winner American Freedom touched down at Atlantic City International Airport just after 3 p.m. and arrived at Monmouth Park late Wednesday afternoon for their run in the Grade 1, $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational on Sunday. Nyquist, who shipped in […]

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Beholder is back to defend her title in the Clement L. Hirsch at Del Mar.
Four To Challenge Beholder In ‘Win And You’re In’ Clement L. Hirsch

Champion Stellar Wind and three other older fillies and mares were entered Wednesday morning to face Spendthrift Farm’s mighty Beholder in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes. The 1 1/16-mile main track event, won by Beholder in 2015 as a stepping stone to her historic victory over males in the TVG Pacific Classic, […]

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Exaggerator, seen training prior to the Belmont Stakes.
Showdown On The Jersey Shore: Exaggerator To Face Nyquist, Gun Runner In Haskell

Sunday’s Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park is shaping up to be a huge event on the racing calendar. Not only are reigning 2-year-old champion and Kentucky Derby victor Nyquist, and Louisiana Derby/Kentucky Derby third-place finisher Gun Runner going to start, but now Preakness winner (and Derby runner-up) Exaggerator has been added to the […]

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The Gurkha (Ryan Moore) edges Galileo Gold (Frankie Dettori) to take the Group 1 Qatar Sussex Stakes
The Gurkha Turns The Tables On Galileo Gold In Qatar Sussex Stakes

Classic winners The Gurkha and Galileo Gold battled through the final furlong with The Gurkha finally edging slightly clear of his rival in the shadow of the wire to claim the Group 1 Qatar Sussex Stakes July 27. The one-mile contest is one of the highlights during the five-day Glorious Goodwood meet. The victory earned […]

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American Freedom wins the Iowa Derby
American Freedom ‘Ready’ For Big Test In Haskell

The Bob Baffert-trained American Freedom posted his final major work for this Sunday’s G1 Haskell Invitational on Tuesday morning at Del Mar. The sophomore son of Pulpit was officially timed in :47 flat for a half-mile for the morning’s bullet workout, though Baffert told the Daily Racing Form that he’d timed the colt in :59.40 […]

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Galileo Gold captured the English 2000 Guineas, was 2nd in the Irish 2000 Guineas, and won the St. James's Palace Stakes
Three Leading Sophomores To Compete For Breeders’ Cup Mile Slot Wednesday

This Wednesday at England’s Goodwood Racecourse is the Group 1 Sussex Stakes, which boasts a “Win and You’re In” classification for the 2016 running of the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita. Headlining the field is a trio of talented sophomore colts, according to racinguk.com: Galileo Gold, winner of the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket and […]

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Nyquist breezes at Santa Anita July 4.
Nyquist Works Prior To First Race Sunday At Del Mar

Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist worked a mile in 1:39.40 at 1 p.m. Sunday in his final workout before returning to the races next Sunday in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in New Jersey. Nyquist has been away since incurring the first loss of his career in the Preakness on May 21 when […]

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Highland Reel winning the Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park on 8-15-15
Highland Reel Leads All The Way In King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor’s Highland Reel led every step of the way in Saturday’s Group 1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot, earning a berth to this fall’s Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita. The race is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge ‘Win and You’re In’ event, granting the […]

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Highland Reel and jockey Seamie Heffernan cruise to an impressive win in the G1 Secretariat Stakes
Promising Dartmouth Takes On Highland Reel In King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes

The 4-year old Dartmouth (GB), owned by Her Majesty the Queen, faces six rivals on Saturday at Ascot in the 1 ½ mile King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1), a race named after the Queen’s parents, and one that will offer an automatic berth into the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) […]

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