Breeders’ Cup

Catholic Boy Cruises Through ‘Endurance-Building’ Breeze At Churchill Downs

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano did not have much time to celebrate his 5,000th-career win on Saturday at Belmont Park before catching a plane to Louisville to work Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm and Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) contender Catholic Boy five furlongs in 1:02.60 at 5:30 a.m. (all […]

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Classic Favorite Accelerate ‘Went Very Well,’ Tops Breeders’ Cup Workers At Santa Anita

Breeders’ Cup Classic favorite Accelerate had his penultimate workout at Santa Anita Saturday for the $6 million race at Churchill Downs Nov. 3, going five furlongs under assistant trainer Juan Leyva in 59.80. “He went very well,” trainer John Sadler said of the multiple Grade I winner owned by principal clients Kosta and Peter Hronis. […]

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Limousine Liberal Heads Breeders’ Cup Workers At Keeneland Saturday

Katherine Ball’s Limousine Liberal completed his major preparation for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in two weeks by working 5 furlongs in 1:00.40 on his own under exercise rider Freddy Torres Saturday morning at Keeneland. “It got a little messed up at the start (with two other horses in front of him), but he finished […]

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Churchill Work Tab: Monomoy Girl ‘Fantastic’ Ahead Of Breeders’ Cup Distaff

Top Longines Distaff (Grade I) contender Monomoy Girl and Promises Fulfilled, one of the likely leaders in the TwinSpires Sprint (GI) or Dirt Mile (GI), headed a busy Saturday morning work tab at Churchill Downs as contenders continue their preparations for the Nov. 2-3 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Michael Dubb, Monomoy Stables, The Elkstone Group […]

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Consistent Pure Sensation Ruled Out Of Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

Trainer Christophe Clement has officially taken Pure Sensation out of consideration for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, according to drf.com. The 7-year-old gelding most recently finished third in the Belmont Turf Sprint Invitational, and Clement is not happy with his condition after the race. “If I want him to last, I need to look after him,” […]

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‘We’ve Got A Good Shot’: Sadler Could End Breeders’ Cup Drought This Year

John Sadler is not openly offended or even noticeably miffed when gently reminded he has never won a Breeders’ Cup race from 41 starters during an otherwise stellar career that began four decades ago. He deals with the issue straight on, and is optimistic the drought might very well end two weeks hence. The 52-year-old […]

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Bellafina, Baffert Quartet Have Penultimate Breeders’ Cup Works At Santa Anita

With owner Kaleem Shah on hand, Chandelier Stakes winner and Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies favorite Bellafina worked five furlongs Friday morning in a minute flat for her ultimate goal at Churchill Downs on Nov. 2. “I’m really happy,” trainer Simon Callaghan said. “She’ll have one more breeze here before leaving for Kentucky.” Bellafina (1:00.00) & Kazan […]

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All Signs ‘Positive’ For Juvenile Contender Code Of Honor

W.S. Farish’s homebred Code of Honor returned to the worktab Friday, breezing four furlongs in 48.90 seconds on Belmont Park’s main track as he prepares for the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on November 2 at Churchill Downs. Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey said he was impressed with the work, which featured fellow Hall […]

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Mind Your Biscuits ‘Perfect,’ Thunder Snow ‘Fresh’ Ahead Of Breeders’ Cup Engagements

With just two weeks until the Breeders’ Cup World Championships returns to Churchill Downs for a record-equaling ninth time, locally-based contenders Mind Your Biscuits, Seeking the Soul, Thunder Snow (IRE), Whitmore and Wonder Gadot logged their penultimate breezes for the Nov. 2-3 championship event on a chilly Friday morning beneath the historic Twin Spires. Mind […]

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Florida-Bred Star Cookie Dough Headed For Breeders’ Cup

FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes star Cookie Dough is being pointed toward a start in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) at Churchill Downs Nov. 2, trainer Stanley Gold confirmed Friday. “She’s doing great. She’ll breeze again next week. We’ll leave on the 26th, and off we go,” said Gold, whose multiple stakes-winning trainee […]

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