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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Nicks Creates His Own ‘Luck’ With Caledonia Road

Five years ago, trainer Ralph Nicks wasn’t sure he’d make it through the winter. His New York-based stable had dwindled to just 12 horses, and he would end up saddling the winners of just 13 races in 2012 – the smallest number of his career. “I didn’t know where (my career) was headed,” said the […]

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Gun Runner All The Way In Emphatic Breeders’ Cup Classic Victory

It was billed as one of the most competitive editions of the Breeders’ Cup Classics in recent memory, but Gun Runner didn’t bother reading the hype. The 4-year-old son of Candy Ride vied for the lead with Collected through at least 10 furlongs, but when Florent Geroux asked his mount the question in the stretch […]

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Breeders’ Cup Winning Traits Presented By NYRA Bets: Championship Saturday Juveniles

In the 33-year history of the Breeders’ Cup, favorites have won at a 33-percent clip. Narrow that down to the Juvenile Fillies, and the strike rate of the post-time favorite jumps to 45 percent. In Southern California, only two of the 10 race-winners were favorites. The average winning payoff in the Juvenile Fillies is $18.43, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: 27 Wins And Counting

Mike Smith may have won 25 Breeders’ Cup races, but there’s still one man who has him beat. If they had a Hall of Fame for jockey agents, Ron Anderson would hold a special place of honor with his total of 27 Breeders’ Cup and 14 Triple Crown race victories. “I’ve been very fortunate,” Anderson […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: A ‘One In Two Million’ Opportunity

He operates a stable of just seven or eight horses at Parx Racing, but 44-year-old trainer Luis Carvajal Jr. is currently on his way to contest the biggest race of his career. Imperial Hint, a 4-year-old son of Imperialism, is taking his connections on the ride of a lifetime as they travel to Del Mar […]

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Breeders’ Cup Winning Traits Presented By NYRA Bets: Sprint, Classic Trends

There’s a history behind every Breeders’ Cup race and trends to go along with it. What is the most common path to victory? Where do the winners come from? How do favorites/longshots fare? In this edition of “Winning Traits,” we focus on the Twinspires Sprint and the Classic. Twinspires Sprint The Breeders’ Cup Sprint has […]

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Breeders’ Cup Winning Traits Presented By NYRA Bets: Distaff, F&M Turf

Each day this Breeders’ Cup week, we’ll bit doing a bit of “profiling,” helping you fine-tune your handicapping for the World Championships with some historical perspective. There’s a history behind every Breeders’ Cup race and trends to go along with it. What is the most common path to victory? Where do the winners come from? […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Carroll Embraces ‘Inspirational’ Role With Team Casse

It takes a strong person to pursue his dreams, but it takes an even stronger person to set aside those dreams and put his family first. David Carroll has lived on both sides of that coin. Over the course of a 24-year training career which began in 1992, Carroll demonstrated strong horsemanship and a straightforward […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Team Glyshaw Overcomes Odds With Emotional Canadian International Victory

A bouquet of balloons was waiting by his stall when Canadian International winner Bullards Alley returned to Churchill Downs Monday evening. Grounded by a full bag of Red Delicious apples, the balloons represent just how precious this 5-year-old gelding has become to trainer Tim Glyshaw’s small stable. Bullards Alley is Glyshaw’s first Grade 1 winner, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Brotherly Love And The Woodford Longshot

It was a photograph on the Internet which first drew Harlan Malter to trainer Tim Glyshaw’s barn. Depicting the trainer laying in the straw and cuddling with his stable star, top Indiana-bred earner Unreachable Star, the photo instantly told Malter everything he wanted to know. “It’s a macho industry, horse racing,” Malter said. “How many […]

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