Breeders’ Cup

Brooks Named Grand Prize Winner In Breeders’ Cup Capture The Classic Challenge

Breeders’ Cup, one of the world’s most prestigious Thoroughbred horse racing events, announced on Friday that Bob Brooks, of Kitchener, Ontario, has been selected as the Grand Prize winner for the $100,000 Capture the Classic Challenge. Launched in June 2018, the interactive promotion tasked fans to predict the winners of select races for a chance […]

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Breeders’ Cup: 289 Horses Before And After Competition, All Results Negative

Breeders’ Cup completed an extensive out of competition pre- and post-race testing program at this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships Churchill Downs, Nov. 2-3, which included the testing of 289 horses. Breeders’ Cup has taken a leadership position in out of competition testing and this year the organization continued its expansion of its most comprehensive […]

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Seeking The Soul Jumps From Breeders’ Cup To Bid For Clark Handicap Repeat

Charles Fipke’s homebred Seeking the Soul, the 2017 Clark Handicap presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) winner, has his sights set on a repeat performance in the 1 1/8-mile race on Friday, Nov. 23 following his runner-up effort last Saturday in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (GI) at Churchill Downs. “There’s a title out there to defend,” trainer Dallas […]

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Dettori: ‘Superstar’ Enable ‘Really Found It Difficult’ In Breeders’ Cup Turf

Juddmonte’s Enable made history on Saturday as the first horse to win both the Arc de Triomphe and the Breeders’ Cup Turf in the same season, but the 4-year-old daughter of Nathaniel did not find it easy in either start. She won the Arc by 2 1/2 lengths in 2017, but an injury early in […]

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Brown Considering Royal Ascot Venture With ‘Unique’ Newspaperofrecord

Seth Klarman’s Newspaperofrecord has won her three career starts by a combined 20 lengths, including last Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. The budding superstar daughter of Lope de Vega has trainer Chad Brown considering a trip to Royal Ascot for the Group 1 Coronation Stakes, according to Horse Racing Nation. “This filly is pretty unique. She […]

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Classic Winner Accelerate Heads Final NTRA Poll; Other Breeders’ Cup Winners Fill Out Top Ten

Fresh off a rousing victory in Saturday’s $6 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic, Hronis Racing’s Accelerate concluded the year in first place in the final NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll of 2018, the NTRA announced today. Accelerate received 24 first place votes and 437 points. Justify, who retired earlier this year after becoming the sport’s thirteenth Triple Crown […]

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Classic: Gunnevera Comes ‘So Close,’ Thunder Snow ‘Stayed Fighting To The End’

Gunnevera was on the outside looking in to the Breeders’ Cup Classic when pre-entries were announced, but the hard-knocking colt did his trainer proud on Saturday with a second-place finish in the $6 million race. A 4-year-old son of Dialed In, Gunnevera came hurtling down the Churchill Downs stretch under Irad Ortiz to finish just […]

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Bellafina Found To Have Been In Season During Fourth-Place Juvenile Fillies Effort

Sent off as the 9-5 favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies on Friday, Bellafina finished a disappointing fourth for owner Kaleem Shah and trainer Simon Callaghan. The 2-year-old daughter of Quality Road was apparently in season during Friday’s race at Churchill Downs, Callaghan later told drf.com. “She’s come out of the race fine, sound,” Callaghan […]

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Justify Vs. Accelerate: Horse Of The Year Debate Heats Up After Breeders’ Cup

While Accelerate did nothing but enhance his chances of being named Horse of the Year by winning the Breeders’ Cup Classic yesterday, Justify, only the second undefeated Triple Crown winner in the annals of racing, was a precarious leader in the clubhouse. Meanwhile, the jury is out until the decision is announced on January 24 […]

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40-1 Juvenile Runner-Up Knicks Go Maps Out Path Toward Kentucky Derby

Keeneland-based trainer Ben Colebrook said his two Breeders’ Cup runners came back in good shape. Knicks Go, making a name for himself at delivering at big odds, ran second in the Sentient Breeders’ Cup Juvenile to the undefeated Game Winner at odds of 40-1; last month, he won Keeneland’s Breeders’ Futurity at 70-1. The stable’s […]

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