Connections

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Kimmel Overcomes The Odds With Bar Of Gold

Perhaps it is only fitting that John Kimmel trained Bar of Gold, the 66-1 longshot who pulled one of the most stunning upsets in Breeders’ Cup history when she won the Grade 1 Filly & Mare Sprint at Del Mar in the final stride. The odds have seemingly been stacked against him for years. Although […]

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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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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 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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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Roping ‘White-Tails’ In Montana On Bolt d’Oro

One of the stories floating around this fall’s Thoroughbred sales was about the guy who took a green-broke, $630,000 yearling colt out deer hunting in the Montana wilderness. It’s not entirely true. But ask Ike Green about taking dual Grade 1-winner and likely Breeders’ Cup Juvenile favorite Bolt d’Oro on a hunting expedition, and he […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: The ‘Serious’ 2-Year-Old From Canterbury Park?

It’s a good thing racehorses can’t read the program. When 2-year-old filly Amy’s Challenge walks into Keeneland’s paddock next weekend, she won’t have seen the high-priced, fashionable pedigrees of her competitors, nor will she have seen the prestigious names of some of the country’s top owners and trainers. She’ll just know she’s there to run. […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: From ‘Marshmallow’ To Grade 1 Winner

Three days after stepping into the winner’s circle to celebrate her win in the Northern Dancer Turf Stakes, 36-year-old trainer Ashlee Brnjas said the victory by Johnny Bear “still hadn’t sunk in.” Under Luis Contreras, the 6-year-old son of English Channel stalked the pace for just over a mile, then angled out on the far […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Aaron Gryder A Racing Renaissance Man

If veteran jockey Aaron Gryder were to write out his bucket list, most everything on it would have a big check mark scrawled alongside. At age 47, Gryder has ridden all over the world, found success on some of its biggest stages, explored a career as an actor, been a motivational speaker, and even worked […]

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