Breeders’ Cup

Tarabilla Farms' Melatonin and jockey Joseph Talamo win the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita
‘Overnight Sensation’ Melatonin Could Wait For Awesome Again As Next Start

Melatonin, racing’s newest “overnight sensation,” was resting on his expanding laurels Sunday at Santa Anita, where the son of Kodiak Kowboy is unbeaten in four races, including two Grade I’s, the Santa Anita Handicap and yesterday’s Gold Cup at Santa Anita. The growing fan base of the five-year-old gelding trained by David Hofmans for Susan […]

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Marialite wins the Takarazuka Kinen
Marialite Upsets Takarazuka Kinen; Duramente Injured

Marialite, a 5-year-old daughter of Deep Impact, held off the favored Duramente by a neck to win Japan’s Group 1 Takarazuka Kinen, reports The all-star race allows fans to vote for which horses they would like to see compete, and offers an all entry-fees paid spot in the starting gate to the Longines Breeders’ […]

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Sheer Drama wins the Personal Ensign (Gr I) at Saratoga
Sheer Drama Preps For Possible Start In Princess Rooney

Trainer David Fawkes scheduled an “open gallop” for Sheer Drama Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park in preparation for a possible start in the $250,000 Princess Rooney (G2), a Breeders’ Cup ‘Win & You’re In’ stakes on next Saturday’s $1.125 Million Summit of Speed program. “She ran a little bit down the lane. She went 26 […]

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Owner Susan Osborne, left, has a hug for jockey Joseph Talamo after Melatonin's victory in the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita
Melatonin Completes Big ‘Cap-Gold Cup Double In Style For Hofmans

Susan Osborne’s (Tarabilla Farm) Melatonin was the stylish 1 1/2-length winner of The Gold Cup at Santa Anita Saturday, completing the elusive Santa Anita Handicap-Gold Cup double for trainer David Hofmans. The Gold Cup at Santa Anita, a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” event, earns the 6-year-old son of Kodiak Kowboy an […]

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Melatonin wins the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap
Melatonin ‘Freshened’ For Gold Cup; Targets Breeders’ Cup Classic

Santa Anita Handicap winner Melatonin makes his first start in two months when he runs in Saturday’s Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita. That was the plan all along for David Hofmans, who trains the expected pacesetter for Susan Osborne’s Tarabilla Farms. Melatonin’s last race came April 16, when the son of Kodiak Kowboy […]

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Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Continues With NBCSN’s Live Coverage Of Gold Cup

The 2016 “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In presented by Lane’s End Farm and America’s Best Racing” continues this Saturday, June 25, live on NBCSN at 8:00 p.m. ET from Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif, with the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita. The Gold Cup is an automatic qualifier for the […]

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Tarabilla Farms' Melatonin and jockey Joseph Talamo win the the G1 Santa Anita Handicap
Melatonin, Hard Aces, Hoppertunity Clash In G1 Gold Cup

Recent Santa Anita Handicap winner Melatonin, streaking Second Summer, Grade I winner Hoppertunity, defending champ Hard Aces and multiple (turf) graded winner Bal a Bali head a field of eight 3-year-olds and up in Saturday’s Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita, to be contested for the 77th time at a mile and a […]

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Hoppertunity (right) gets his nose down first in the San Antonio
Hoppertunity Probable Favorite For Santa Anita’s Gold Cup

The second of this year’s Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” Series for the Breeders’ Cup Classic approaches on Saturday, June 25. The $500,000 Gold Cup, held at the now-defunct Hollywood Park through 2013, is in its third year at Santa Anita, and a strong field is likely for the 2016 edition of the […]

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Imperative Will Run With Blinkers Once More In Gold Cup

Imperative, who has not raced with blinkers in his last five races, will wear the shades when he runs in next Saturday’s Grade I, $500,000, Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Gold Cup at Santa Anita for three-year-olds and up at a mile and a quarter. Prior to the Native Diver Stakes last Nov. 28, […]

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Bradester takes the G1 Stephen Foster
Bradester ‘Better Than Ever’ After Stephen Foster Victory

All five stakes victors on Saturday evening’s card at Churchill Downs exited their wins in good shape, according to their connections. Stephen Foster Handicap (Grade I) winner Bradester walked away from his first Grade I triumph “better than he had ever come out of a race,” according to trainer Eddie Kenneally’s assistant Ronan Quinn. “Last […]

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