Breeders’ Cup Photo Blog

Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Saturday Longshots, ‘Old Days In Del Mar’

Our Friday picks found some success with Mendelssohn taking home the Juvenile Turf and Forever Unbridled scoring in the Distaff. Frankly, they didn’t end up being such longshots, so let’s see if we can keep rolling in our hunt for Breeders’ Cup bombs. There are some pretty tasty prices looming for Saturday’s card, if you’re […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Friday Longshots, Euro Talk?

One of the reasons bettors love the Breeders’ Cup so much is the deep fields and the quality of competition. There aren’t that many days of the year you see so many longshots on the board with extremely good chances to win. But you have to choose between them, right? If you can only bet […]

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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 Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: A Million Reasons

By Scott Jagow There’s betting on the Breeders’ Cup, and then there’s the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC). In what already must be one of the most nerve-wracking gambling events horse racing has to offer, in the last couple years the BCBC and the tournament industry have ramped up the stakes to life-changing levels. Nearly […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Juvenile, Classic Hopefuls

This week, we’ll be counting down to the Breeders’ Cup world championships with a mix of history about first-time host Del Mar, behind-the-scenes perspectives about getting ready for a big race, stories about connections, handicapping info and more. Juveniles Keep Romans On His Toes, Hopeful — Natalie Voss Two-year-olds aren’t just puzzling to handicappers – […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Gift From A Friend

This week, we’ll be counting down to the Breeders’ Cup world championships with a mix of history about first-time host Del Mar, behind-the-scenes perspectives about getting ready for a big race, stories about connections, handicapping tips info and more. Breeders’ Cup Connections Revisited: Cambodia’s ‘Incredible Journey’ To F&M Turf Chelsea Hackbarth A high-quality boarding facility and […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Old Firsts And New Ones

With the Breeders’ Cup less than a week away, we’ll be counting down to the world championships with a mix of history about the first-time host Del Mar, behind-the-scenes perspectives about getting ready for a big race, stories about connections, handicapping tips and info and more. Enjoy! Behind the Scenes with a first-time Breeders’ Cup […]

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Breeders’ Cup Photo Blog Presented By TVG: Cue The Violins

If there’s one thing this year’s Breeders’ Cup had in spades, it was emotion. From the thrilling last furlong in the Distaff, to California Chrome’s defeat in the Classic, this weekend was the kind of racing turfwriters live to write about. It’s also the kind of weekend public relations specialists hope for, with plenty of replays to […]

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Breeders’ Cup Photo Blog Presented By TVG: Good Racing, Good Food

After one of the greatest Breeders’ Cup performances horse racing has ever seen, the connections of Distaff talked to the media. B. Wayne Hughes and his fellow Spendthrift Farm representatives sipped champagne. And then, once the last race of the card at Santa Anita was over, they went across Santa Anita Ave. to In-N-Out Burger, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Photo Blog Presented By TVG: The View From Across Oceans

Japanese shipper Nuovo Record takes her time in the mornings here at Santa Anita. First, she walks around her barn for about 30 minutes. Then, she walks a lap around the training track. From there, it’s a relatively light canter one or two loops around the training track and additional walking before she goes back […]

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