Breeders’ Cup

Drefong (Gio Ponti) and jockey Mike Smith win the King's Bishop (Gr I) at Saratoga Racecourse 8/27/16. Trainer: Bob Baffert. Owner: Charles Chu
Drefong Puts In ‘Serious Work’ For Sprint

Charles Chu’s sophomore colt Drefong recorded a bullet workout at Santa Anita Monday morning, his penultimate move before contesting the Breeders’ Cup Sprint. The Bob Baffert trainee broke off at the five-furlong marker, moving to the wire in :58.72 in company. Rider Martin Garcia urged him out another furlong to earn an official six-furlong clocking […]

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Texas Chrome takes the Super Derby on Sept. 10
‘A Good Racehorse Finds You’: $10,000 Yearling Texas Chrome Pre-Entered In Dirt Mile

Owner Danny Keene purchased Texas Chrome for just $10,000 in an October yearling auction at Lone Star Park in 2014. The sophomore son of Grasshopper has gone on to be one of the owner’s best investments, building up to a September which saw him win both the G3 Super Derby and the G3 Oklahoma Derby […]

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Limato’s Connections Decide On Mile Over Turf Sprint

P. G. Jacobs’ Limato will be pointed to the Breeders’ Cup Mile instead of the Turf Sprint, trainer Henry Candy told on Monday. The 4-year-old gelded son of Tagula captured both the Group 1 Qatar Prix de la Foret and the Darley July Cup this season, though Limato’s sole try over a flat mile […]

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Gun Runner records his first breeze at Santa Anita on Oct. 23
Gun Runner Leads Breeders’ Cup Workers Sunday At Santa Anita

The Steve Asmussen-trained Gun Runner put in a particularly strong workout Sunday morning at Santa Anita, seeming to have adapted well to the Southern California surroundings. The Pennsylvania Derby runner-up worked shortly after dawn, waiting until after the rush to head out on the track. Breaking off at the five-furlong pole, Gun Runner broke off […]

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Curalina dominates the La Trioenne
Curalina, Syndergaard Breeze At Belmont For Breeders’ Cup

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Curalina wrapped up her serious preparations for the Breeders’ Cup Sunday morning, turning in a half-mile bullet work on the Belmont training track in company with 2016 Grade 2 Fountain of Youth runner-up Zulu. The 4-year-old Curlin filly, who has been training up to the Breeders’ Cup since her runner-up finish in […]

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Tarabilla Farms' Melatonin and jockey Joseph Talamo win the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita
Melatonin ‘Peaking At The Right Moment’ For Classic

Meet David Hofmans, the Giant Killer of the Breeders’ Cup. Consider the fact that he saddled Adoration, at 40-1 the longest shot on the board, to win the 2003 Distaff under Patrick Valenzuela; Desert Code at 36-1 with Richard Migliore up to win the 2008 Turf Sprint; and Alphabet Soup to upset two-time Horse of […]

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Keen Ice enjoying his post-work bath in the early morning sun at Saratoga on Aug. 27
Crawford Confirms Keen Ice For Classic, Hoping For ‘Pace Scenario Problem’

Owner Jerry Crawford has confirmed Keen Ice for the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 5 at Santa Anita, reports The 4-year-old son of Curlin will be making just his second start off the summer layoff due to a hind cannon bone fracture, and aiming for just his third lifetime victory. However, Keen Ice still […]

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Found rallies to defeat Golden Horn in the BC Turf at Keeneland
Arc, BC Turf Heroine Found To Be Entered In Classic

Trainer Aidan O’Brien told on Sunday that Arc heroine Found was being considered for a try in the Breeders’ Cup Classic against the likes of California Chrome and Arrogate. The 4-year-old daughter of Galileo already holds a Breeders’ Cup victory on her resume, in last year’s Turf over males. “We’ve decided to put Found […]

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Tepin (outside) and stablemate Keep Quiet breeze at Churchill on Oct. 22
Casse Scores Tepin’s Saturday Work An ‘A’ At Churchill

Trainer Mark Casse was extremely pleased with champion mare Tepin’s breeze at Churchill Downs Saturday morning. The 5-year-old daughter of Bernstein worked in company with 2-year-old Keep Quiet, the two covering a half mile in :48 2/5. “I thought she worked extremely well,” Casse told “We gave her a little company and she was […]

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Melatonin breezes Oct. 15 at Santa Anita
Melatonin Pleases Hofmans With One-Mile Breeze For Classic

Santa Anita Handicap winner Melatonin, training up to the Classic since his last start, a victory in the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 25, continued towards his ultimate goal with a one-mile workout Saturday in 1:41.20 under regular rider Joe Talamo. “I’m very happy and Joe was very happy,” said David […]

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