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Ratings for Primetime BC Classic Tumble from 2012

Ratings for the Nov. 2 Breeders’ Cup Classic, which aired from 8-9 p.m. on NBC, registered a 1.4 rating, down 40 percent from last year’s 2.2. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, the Classic, which had a post time … Continue reading

No Violations in Out-of-Competition, TCO2, Post-Race Breeders’ Cup Tests

All samples collected from 2013 Breeders’ Cup horses have been cleared by the Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at UC Davis. All horses competing in Breeders Cup races November 1 and 2 at Santa Anita Park underwent pre-race … Continue reading

NY Times: Breeders’ Cup Provided ‘Shivers… Both Good and Bad’

The two-day Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships offered fans a plethora of memorable moments. As Joe Drape writes in the New York Times, there were several “moving moments” that sent “…shivers, both good and bad.” From the exciting high of … Continue reading

Wise Dan, Groupie Doll Among First Breeders’ Cup Champs to Arrive in KY

Reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan, fresh off his second consecutive victory in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (GI), and Groupie Doll, the Filly & Mare Sprint champion of 2012 and a repeat winner in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and … Continue reading

BC Follow Up: First Time Winners, Repeat Victories, Horseman Standings

Smith Extends Lead in Breeders’ Cup Victories Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, 48, extended his lead for Breeders’ Cup victories with three wins to bring his total to 20. He had two winners Friday (London Bridge in the Marathon … Continue reading

Wise Dan Expected for Lighter Season in 2014

Reigning Horse of the Year and Breeders’ Cup Mile champion Wise Dan made a stealth exit under the cover of night, leaving Southern California Saturday night to return to trainer Charlie LoPresti’s homebase at Keeneland in Lexington, KY by Sunday afternoon. Wise … Continue reading

BC Notes: ‘Economic Factors’ to Determine Mucho Macho Man’s Future

After saddling Mucho Macho Man for a thrilling victory by a nose over a late-charging Will Take Charge in Saturday’s $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita, trainer Kathy Ritvo can finally face the disappointment of his close second-place … Continue reading

Jockey Smith Wins Second Consecutive Bill Shoemaker Award

Propelled by three wins over the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Mike Smith won his second consecutive Bill Shoemaker Award as the most outstanding jockey of the 30th edition of the event, held at Santa Anita Park, Nov. 1-2. Smith … Continue reading

Horse of the Year: A Repeat for Wise Dan?

The door opened for Wise Dan to repeat as North American racing’s Horse of the Year late Saturday afternoon in the Breeders’ Cup Classic when Game On Dude tasted defeat for the first time in 2013, shortly after Wise Dan’s … Continue reading

BC Juvenile Fillies Winner Ria Antonia Looking to NY in 2014

Jeremiah Englehart, trainer of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Ria Antonia, began competing regularly on The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit in the autumn of 2011 and has seen the move pay off handsomely in 2013. With Ria … Continue reading