Breeders’ Cup

First 2017 KY Derby Future Wager Begins Thursday; Wagering Suspended On Not This Time

John C. Oxley’s Classic Empire (#2) is the individual choice, but the Mutuel Field (#24), or “All Others,” is the strong morning line favorite for the first of four pools of the 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”), which opens its four-day run on Thanksgiving Day. Churchill Downs odds maker Mike Battaglia installed the “All […]

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Delta Downs Jackpot winner Gunnevera is expected to make his 2016 debut the Holy Bull Stakes Feb. 4
Road To The Kentucky Derby: Gunnevera Enters Picture After Delta Jackpot Victory

Gunnevera was the convincing winner of Saturday’s $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot, drawing away by 5 3/4 lengths in the stretch, to enter the points race for the Road to the 2017 Kentucky Derby. Owned by Peacock Racing Stables and trained by Antonio Sano, the 10 points that Gunnevera earned with his victory place him […]

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California Chrome at Santa Anita prior to the Breeders' Cup
‘Freak Of Nature’ California Chrome Records First Work Since Breeders’ Cup

Though he finished second in the Breeders’ Cup Classic just two weeks ago, California Chrome had a four-furlong workout Saturday morning at Los Alamitos. The 2014 Horse of the Year reportedly recovered very well from the first defeat of his 2016 campaign, and was behaving like his normal, feisty self following the workout, according to […]

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California Chrome arrives at Santa Anita for the Awesome Again Stakes
Los Alamitos ‘Exploring The Possibility’ Of Carding Pegasus Prep For California Chrome

2016 Breeders’ Cup runner-up and Dubai World Cup victor California Chrome could have a prep race for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at his home track of Los Alamitos, reports If the details can be worked out, the race would be a $100,000 overnight stake held over 1 1/16 miles on Dec. 17. […]

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California Chrome at Santa Anita prior to the Breeders' Cup
California Chrome Scheduled To Breeze Next Saturday

Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up California Chrome has been scheduled for a half-mile breeze next Saturday at his home base of Los Alamitos, according to the Daily Racing Form. “He came out of it good. He’s a remarkable horse,” said trainer Art Sherman. “I’ll give him an easy half next Saturday. I’ve got to do something […]

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Julien Leparoux guides Tepin to victory in the Woodbine Mile
Tepin Aims For $6 Million Dubai Turf In 2017

Reigning Champion Turf Mare Tepin will not venture to Sha Tin Racecourse for the $2.967 million Longines Hong Kong Mile (Grade I) on Dec. 11 after all. Instead, this year’s Breeders’ Cup Mile (GI) runner-up will target next year’s $6 million Dubai Turf (GI), according to assistant trainer Norman Casse. “She seemed like she was […]

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Keen Ice and Javier Castellano ended American Pharoah's eight-race winning streak in the 2015 Travers
Donegal’s Keen Ice Under Consideration For Pegasus World Cup

Following a late-closing third-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Classic last weekend, Donegal Racing’s Keen Ice is being considered for a try in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park, according to The Todd Pletcher trainee was the only horse to defeat American Pharoah during his record-setting 2015 season, […]

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Three Rules leaving the track after training at Santa Anita
Three Rules Will Point To Gulfstream Park’s Derby Trail In 2017

Shade Tree Thoroughbreds’ multiple stakes-winning homebred Three Rules will get a short break before being pointed to Gulfstream Park’s series of stakes races for 3-year-olds capped by the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) April 1. Trainer Jose Pinchin said the Gone Astray colt returned to South Florida on Wednesday, four days after suffering his first […]

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TCI: Breeders’ Cup Wrap-Up, Horse Of The Year?

The TCI guys work through a recap of all the Breeders’ Cup racing action from last weekend, then discuss Classic winner Arrogate’s “place in history.” Next, they discuss the impact of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on next year’s Kentucky Derby, followed with an opinion on who will likely be voted as the 2016 Horse of […]

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Breeders' Cup Turf victor, the Coolmore-owned Highland Reel
O’Brien Refuses To Rule Highland Reel Out Of Pegasus World Cup

After the Coolmore partners-owned Highland Reel stole away from the pack to win Saturday’s Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf, trainer Aidan O’Brien refused to rule the son of Galileo out of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28, according to the Daily Mail. “He has never raced on the Dirt but […]

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