Breeders’ Cup

Breeders’ Cup Runner Up Donna Veloce May Target Grade 1 Starlet Stakes

Making just her second career start, juvenile filly Donna Veloce turned in an impressive runner-up finish by a neck in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies earlier this month at Santa Anita. According to drf.com, the Kaleem Shah-owned daughter of Uncle Mo may make another start this year in the G1 Starlet at Los Alamitos […]

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Spun To Run ‘Recouped Quickly’ After Breeders’ Cup Win, Will Point To Cigar Mile

Following an upset victory in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, Spun to Run is likely for the Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile on December 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Juan Carlos Guererro and owned by Robert Donaldson, the sophomore son of Hard Spun set the pace in the Dirt Mile at Santa […]

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Juvenile Winner Storm The Court ‘Just Chilling,’ Could Target February Return

As a consequence of Storm The Court’s victory in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on November 1 at Santa Anita, the Peter Eurton-trained colt will be one of, if not the early favorites for the 2020 Kentucky Derby. Even though the win, under jockey Flavien Prat, was at odds of 45-1 and came after even-money favorite […]

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World’s Best Racehorse Rankings: Vino Rosso’s Breeders’ Cup Classic Win Vaults Him Into Top Five

VINO ROSSO (USA) [126] posted an impressive victory in the LONGINES Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) to join the top five of the ninth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2019. Vino Rosso improved his rating from 121 to 126 when he defeated MCKINZIE (USA) [123] by 4 1/4 lengths at Santa Anita. Earlier […]

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Carvajal Believes Imperial Hint ‘Was 100 Percent Right’ When Scratched By Vets, Will Run Next Year

Trainer Luis Carvajal, Jr. was disappointed when veterinarians scratched Imperial Hint on the morning of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, and told horseracingnation.com that despite the horse’s “Win and You’re In” paying the entry fees, there were other expenses related to traveling to Santa Anita which placed a strain on his 15-horse operation. Vets scratched the 6-year-old […]

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Grade 1 Winner Math Wizard ‘Due For A Little Break’ After Classic Fifth

Math Wizard, 31-1 upset winner of the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1) for Gulfstream Park-based trainer Saffie Joseph Jr., will get some much deserved time off while the connections look for his next race. A 3-year-old son of Algorithms, undefeated in three career starts capped by the 2012 Holy Bull (G3) at Gulfstream, Math Wizard […]

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Turf Runner-Up United Could Make Next Start In Nov. 30 Seabiscuit

Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella didn’t add to his Breeders’ Cup victory totals during the championship event last weekend. But he came close with runner-up finishes by Omaha Beach in the $1 million Dirt Mile, beaten 2 ¾ lengths by Spun to Run, and United, beaten only a head by Horse of the Year […]

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‘Spry’ Midnight Bisou Preparing For Saudi Cup At Fair Grounds

Breeders’ Cup Distaff runner up Midnight Bisou arrived at the Fair Grounds on Friday morning, according to drf.com, to prepare to race against males for the first time in the $20 million Saudi Cup. “I was amazed how good her attitude was, how spry and how well she came back,” trainer Steve Asmussen said. “It was […]

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Pletcher: Classic Winner Vino Rosso ‘Has All The Attributes You Look For In A Stallion’

On Nov. 2, the seven-time Eclipse Award-winning conditioner Todd Pletcher scored his first win in the Grade 1 Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., with Vino Rosso for owners Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable. The victory was a redeeming one for the team, who suffered a tough beat when Vino […]

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Report: Mongolian Groom Trainer, Vet Say Horse Was Sound

The Thoroughbred Daily News reported Wednesday that Mongolian Groom’s connections maintain the horse, who was fatally injured in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, was sound going into the race. Dr. Vince Baker, Mongolian Groom’s regular veterinarian, said the horse’s workout Oct. 27 triggered an episode of tying up, which resulted in tight back muscles. Baker said […]

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