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New York Weather Causing Havoc for Breeders’ Cup Horses

Excessive rains in the northeast have forced several trainers to restructure their conditioning plans for this year’s Breeders’ Cup runners. The Daily Racing Form reported Friday that Leah Gyarmati trainees Sweet Reason and Wonder Gal missed scheduled workouts Friday morning and … Continue reading

Classic: Espinoza Believes Chrome Is ‘Ready for a Rebound’

As the regular rider of Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, Victor Espinoza has more than a vested interest in the California-bred colt. But when the 42-year-old jockey says the popular chestnut is ready to rebound … Continue reading

TCI: Finding a Longshot in the Breeders’ Cup

With only one week to go, Jon & Joel decide to opine on 7 longshots that could be primed to light up the toteboard in next weekend’s Breeders’ Cup. Considering the full fields and lack of top-heavy races, parity could … Continue reading

Distaff: Don’t Tell Sophia Turns in Final Work at Keeneland

Friday morning, Juddmonte Spinster (G1) winner Don’t Tell Sophia completed her major work for next week’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) at Santa Anita by working a half-mile in :48 under jockey Joe Rocco Jr. Juddmonte Spinster (G1) winner … Continue reading

Filly & Mare Sprint: Midnight Lucky Withdrawn From Race, Will Be Retired

Multiple Grade 1 winner Midnight Lucky has been withdrawn from consideration from the G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint and has been retired, according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. The 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute hadn’t … Continue reading

Equibase Announces Free $10K Breeders’ Cup Handicapping Tournaments

Equibase Company today announced separate handicapping tournaments on Friday and Saturday of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships with $10,000 in total cash prizes. The tournaments are presented by TrackMaster, a provider of handicapping products including FlashNet, the Pocket and Tablet … Continue reading

Classic: Dettori Lands Ride on Imperative

Jockey Frankie Dettori continues to add horses to his Breeders’ Cup dance card with the news that he will ride Imperative in the $5 million Classic. The Racing Post reports that Dettori will replace Kent Desormeaux on Imperative. Trainer George … Continue reading

Juvenile: Tough Customer Will Skip the Race

Even if he gets into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, trainer Wayne Catalano reported on Thursday that Tough Customer will not run in the race. Tough Customer is first on the also-eligibles list, but Catalano told the Daily Racing Form that he … Continue reading

TVG Releases Breeders’ Cup Programming Schedule

Racing fans seeking the most comprehensive coverage leading up to the 2014 Breeders’ Cup need look no further than TVG, America’s largest online wagering company and horseracing television network, which begins its week-long Breeders’ Cup programming this Saturday. Kicking things … Continue reading

Smith: Breeders’ Cup Success Takes Planning

Mike Smith has 20 Breeders’ Cup victories, more than any jockey. Retired Hall of Fame riding great Jerry Bailey has 15, and John Velazquez 12, second to Smith among active riders. Smith, inducted into racing’s Hall of Fame in 2003, … Continue reading