Breeders’ Cup

Obviously holds off Om in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint
Fifth Try’s The Charm For Obviously; Holds Off Om In BC Turf Sprint Photo

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. The connections of Obviously (IRE) took the advice to heart, sending the 8-year-old gelding to his fifth career Breeders’ Cup start on Saturday at Santa Anita, and were rewarded with an exhilarating photo finish in their favor. Obviously, who led for the majority of the six […]

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Drefong wins the Breeders' Cup Sprint
Drefong Powers Away From Masochistic In Breeders’ Cup Sprint

Charles and Susan Chu’s Boama Corporation’s sophomore Drefong was particularly impressive defeating older horses in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint, racing most of the way on the lead and turning away Masochistic in the stretch to win by 1 1/4 lengths. The son of Gio Ponti covered six furlongs over Santa Anita’s fast main track in […]

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Queen's Trust, ridden by Lanfranco Dettori wins the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf over Lady Eli. (Photo by Jesse Caris/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup)
Queen’s Trust Edges Lady Eli In Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf

Favorite Lady Eli battled hard to the wire but was nipped in the end by European invader Queen’s Trust in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Santa Anita Saturday.  The 3-year-old filly bred in Great Britain gave trainer Sir Michael Stoute his seventh Breeders’ Cup victory and jockey Frankie Dettori his 12th win […]

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Champagne Room wins the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies
Champagne Room Surprises At 30-1 In BC Juvenile Fillies

Kicking off the Breeders’ Cup action on Saturday afternoon at the Great Race Place, Ciaglia Racing, Exline-Border, Gulliver Racing, Alesia, Christensen and Legan’s Champagne Room provided a 30-1 stunner in the 14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies. Rated a perfect stalking trip by Mario Gutierrez, the juvenile daughter of Broken Vow covered the 1 1/16 miles […]

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Shaman Ghost (Ghostzapper) and Javier Castellano win the Woodward (Gr I) at Saratoga
Shaman Ghost Scratched From Classic With Fever

Trainer Jimmy Jerkens has scratched Woodward Stakes winner Shaman Ghost from Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, reports bloodhorse.com. The Stronach Stables-owned son of Ghostzapper spiked a fever in the last several days, with the most recent reading just below 102 degrees. “Something is not right,” Jerkens said. “I feed him myself at night and […]

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Beholder and Songbird's heart-stopping Distaff finish is amongst the contenders for the NTRA Moment of the Year award
Beholder Noses Out Songbird In Thrilling Breeders’ Cup Distaff

It was billed as a race for the ages, and the Breeders’ Cup Longines Distaff more than lived up to that as Beholder and Songbird hooked up to duel down the length of the stretch, with the elder Beholder just nosing out Songbird at the wire. The crowd cheered both Songbird and Beholder as they […]

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New Money Honey wins the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf
New Money Honey Chases Down Pacesetter To Steal Juvenile Fillies Turf

New Money Honey stalked a quick early pace to capture trainer Chad Brown’s eighth career Breeders’ Cup victory in Friday’s Juvenile Fillies Turf. The Medaglia d’Oro daughter tucked in behind Lull, who set rapid early fractions and led the field from the first turn to the top of the stretch, then closed in the final […]

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Tamarkuz wins the Las Vegas Dirt Mile
Tamarkuz Springs 11-1 Upset In BC Dirt Mile

Shadwell Stables’ Tamarkuz was 11-1 on the board when the field left the gates in Friday’s Breeders’ Cup Las Vegas Dirt Mile, but he proved to be a dominant winner, laying well-back early and turning it on down the lane to win by 3 1/2 lengths. Breeders’ Cup veteran jockey Mike Smith recorded his 23rd win […]

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Oscar Performance provided trainer Brian Lynch and jockey Jose Ortiz with their first Breeders' Cup wins
Oscar Performance Streaks Away, Hangs On In BC Juvenile Turf

Kicking off the Breeders’ Cup races on Friday afternoon at the Great Race Place, Amerman Racing Stables’ homebred Oscar Performance streaked away from the field in early stretch by three lengths and hung on to win by 1 1/4 lengths in the Juvenile Turf. A 2-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy, Oscar Performance covered a mile […]

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Bert Pilcher, left, leads his colt Three Rules into the winner's circle at Gulfstream Park
Juvenile: Three Rules ‘A Reality That Was Better Than A Fantasy’

“We kept asking ourselves, ‘Are we crazy? Have we lost our minds?’” said owner/breeder Bert Pilcher, standing next to his partner Tom Fitzgerald after arriving at Santa Anita for their very first Breeders’ Cup. Their colt Three Rules is undefeated in five impressive starts at Gulfstream, and the pair, along with Geoff Roy, decided that […]

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