Breeders’ Cup

California Chrome arrives at Santa Anita for the Awesome Again Stakes
‘The Best Horse In The Country’: Sherman Declares Chrome Ready For Saturday

“Well, I think I’ve got the best horse in the country,” said Art Sherman, trainer of California Chrome. The quietly-bred chestnut stallion will try for his sixth consecutive victory this Saturday at Santa Anita, challenging what is likely to be a small field in the G1 Awesome Again Stakes, a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re […]

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Texas Chrome holds off Sticksstatelydude to win the Oklahoma Derby
‘Battle-Tested’ Texas Chrome Could Be Headed To Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

Following a very gutsy victory in Sunday’s G3 Oklahoma Derby, sophomore colt Texas Chrome could be headed for the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, owner Danny Keene and trainer J.R. Caldwell told the Daily Racing Form. The Texas-bred son of Grasshopper has won seven stakes races over his career, most recently including two graded stakes in […]

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Flintshire (GB) (Dansili) and jockey Javier Castellano win the Sword Dancer (Gr I) at Saratoga Racecourse 8/27/16. Trainer: Chad Brown. Owner: Juddmonte Farms
‘Everyone Hit It Perfect’: Flintshire, Lady Eli Lead Chad Brown Workers At Belmont

Less than 12 hours after Mrs McDougal and Zindaya finished 1-2 in the Grade 3 Noble Damsel and Connect upset the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing, trainer Chad Brown was back supervising his fleet of contenders for two upcoming “Super” Saturdays at Belmont Park, led by Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational […]

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California Chrome arrives at Santa Anita for the Awesome Again Stakes
California Chrome Arrives At Santa Anita For Awesome Again Stakes

North America’s all-time leading money earner, California Chrome arrived by van at Santa Anita on Sunday at 12 noon as he begins final preparations for next Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes, final major steppingstone to the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Nov. 5. Owned by Perry Martin and Taylor Made […]

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Tepin holds off Tower of Texas (rail) and Mutakayyaf to win the Ricoh Woodbine Mile
Tepin Headlines Nominations To Fall Stars Weekend At Keeneland

Robert Masterson’s brilliant mare Tepin, the reigning champion female turf runner who has earned more than $4 million and won eight consecutive races, headlines the list of horses nominated to Keeneland’s Fall Stars Weekend on Oct. 7-9, opening weekend of the Fall Meet. Fall Stars Weekend features nine graded stakes worth $3.7 million. Five of […]

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California Chrome ‘Just Perfect’ In Final Work Before Awesome Again

Completing his major preparation for the Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes Oct. 1 at Santa Anita, California Chrome worked worked seven furlongs in 1:26.40 over his home track Saturday morning at Los Alamitos. Under regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney, the son of Lucky Pulpit went the opening quarter of a mile in 25.20 seconds, […]

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California Chrome Leads Nominations To Awesome Again Stakes Oct. 1

Nominations for five Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge races to be run on Oct. 1 closed on Thursday at Santa Anita, with superstar California Chrome heading a list of 20 3-year-olds and up considering the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes at 1 1/8 miles, final prep for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at […]

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Beholder works at Santa Anita on 9/23
Beholder Has ‘Never Looked Better’ In Preparation For Zenyatta Stakes

Three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder worked six furlongs under regular rider Gary Stevens in 1:12.60, breezing, Friday morning in pursuit of an unprecedented fourth win in the Zenyatta Stakes next Saturday at Santa Anita. Santa Anita clockers had fractional times of 24.60, 36.80, 48.80 and a minute flat, with a seven furlong gallop out of […]

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Tepin, Julien Leparoux and Robert Masterson after her Woodbine Mile victory
TCI: Will Tepin Scare Away International Milers At Breeders’ Cup?

The TCI guys recap Tepin’s comeback performance, as well as the key 2-year-old action from last weekend. They debut a Top 5 in the ever-intriguing Juvenile division – perhaps their first preview of the top 2017 Triple Crown contenders. Jon and Joel also preview this Saturday’s lucrative Pennsylvania Derby (G2) showdown between Nyquist and Exaggerator, […]

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Santa Anita: California Chrome, Beholder Headline Blockbuster Day Of Racing Oct. 1; Five G1 Stakes On Tap

Santa Anita Park, rich in racing lore for nearly eight decades, enhances its storied reputation come Saturday, Oct. 1, when reigning Thoroughbred king California Chrome seeks his sixth straight victory, this in the Awesome Again Stakes, one of five Grade I Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Races in a stellar lineup that stacks […]

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