Breeders’ Cup

Mike Smith celebrates Arrogate's Classic victory
Horse Of The Year? Breeders’ Cup Eclipse Award Implications

Following a weekend of thrilling stretch runs and close finishes at Santa Anita Park, it appears that the results of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Championships have cleared up a number of this year’s Eclipse Award categories. The question remains, however, whether Arrogate’s defeat of California Chrome in the Classic has made him a legitimate candidate […]

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Tourist prevails by a half-length over Tepin in the Breeders' Cup Mile
Casse: Tepin ‘Ran A Winning Race’ In BC Mile, May Try Hong Kong Mile Dec. 11

Trainer Mark Casse’s septet of Breeders’ Cup entrants are all well as of Sunday morning. Stable star Tepin, a charging second to Tourist in her Mile defense attempt, and appeared no worse for the wear. “She ran a winning race and I’m not overly upset about it,” Casse said. “She was maybe just a little […]

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Arrogate and Mike Smith pause following their victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic
Baffert: Arrogate ‘Doing Some Of The Same Things That Pharoah Did’

Bob Baffert’s first- and fourth-place finishers were both in good condition on the morning after the climactic event  to Breeders’ Cup XXXIII. “Who’d have thought I’d have another horse like American Pharoah,” Baffert said. “He’s doing some of the same things that Pharoah did.” Baffert related a key moment in the race turning into the […]

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California Chrome
California Chrome Expected To Train Up To Pegasus World Cup

Following his defeat in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, California Chrome is still being pointed to the Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 28, 2017. However, instead of finding a prep race for his valiant runner-up, trainer Art Sherman now expects to train him up to the race, according to various sources. “He’s still a champion in […]

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Songbird & Jerry Hollendorfer after her win in the Cotillion
Songbird Heads To WinStar For A Break Before 2017 Campaign

After suffering the first loss of her career in Friday’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff, Fox Hill Farms’ Songbird will be sent to WinStar Farm in Kentucky for a brief freshening before a 2017 campaign, reports the Daily Racing Form. “She’ll have 30 to 45 days, and come back before the first of the year,” trainer Jerry […]

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Arrogate defeats California Chrome in the Breeders' Cup Classic
Chromie Heartbreak: Arrogate Denies Champ Breeders’ Cup Classic

After six wins in a row, the world’s richest active racehorse was defeated in the biggest race of his 2016 season. Juddmonte Farms’ sophomore Arrogate nailed California Chrome by a half-length on the wire in the Breeders Cup Classic, taking home the winner’s share of the $6 million prize and delivering a heartbreaking loss for […]

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Tourist prevails by a half-length over Tepin in the Breeders' Cup Mile
Tourist Gets Revenge Against Late-Flying Tepin In Breeders’ Cup Mile

Tourist avenged last year’s Breeders’ Cup Mile loss on Saturday, turning the tables on a determined, late-closing Tepin in the Santa Anita Park stretch. Joel Rosario was aboard the Tiznow son for trainer Bill Mott and owners WinStar Farm, Wachtel Stable and Gary Barber. Tourist chased a sizzling early pace set by early leader What […]

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Finest City triumphs in Filly & Mare Sprint under Mike Smith (Photo by Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup)
Mike Smith Guides Finest City To Upset In Filly & Mare Sprint

Jockey Mike Smith won his record 24th Breeders’ Cup race Saturday as he piloted 8-1 Finest City to a three-quarter length victory in the Filly & Mare Sprint at Santa Anita. It was Smith’s second win at this World Championships. Last year’s Filly & Mare Sprint winner, Wavell Avenue, took second while Paulassilverlining finished third. The […]

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Breeders' Cup Turf victor, the Coolmore-owned Highland Reel
Heffernan Moves Early, Steals Breeders’ Cup Turf Aboard Highland Reel

In a brilliantly confident display of reinsmanship, jockey Seamus Heffernan won his first Breeders’ Cup by moving Highland Reel nearing the half-mile pole in Saturday’s Longines Turf. The Coolmore partners-owned colt gained nearly a seven-length advantage over his rivals entering the far turn, and had enough left in reserve to hold off Flintshire by 1 […]

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Classic Empire holds off the late rush of Not This Time in the BC Juvenile
Classic Empire Holds Off Not This Time In Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

John Oxley’s Classic Empire, undefeated in every race in which his rider has stayed aboard, continued that streak in Saturday’s Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, holding off Not This Time to win by a neck at the wire. A 2-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile, Classic Empire covered the 1 1/16 mile course over Santa […]

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