Breeders’ Cup

Game Winner On The Rise In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Gary and Mary West’s 2018 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Game Winner rose to No. 8 in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings following his commanding five-length victory in Saturday’s Los Alamitos Derby (G3). Trained by Bob Baffert, Game Winner (53 votes), making his first start since finishing fifth in the Kentucky Derby (G1), joins stablemate […]

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Haskell Dreaming: The ‘Amazing Story’ Of Bethlehem Road’s Recovery

With their homebred Bethlehem Road, owners Jeff Bowen of Gryphon Investments, Don Ameche III and Randy Reed and trainer Dee Curry will make their first appearance in a Grade 1 stakes race Saturday and should this horse prevail in the $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park he’ll also receive an all-expenses-paid berth in […]

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Omaha Beach At Del Mar To Be ‘Legged Up,’ Targeting Breeders’ Cup This Fall

Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella led Omaha Beach, recovered from an entrapped epiglottis that required a late scratch of the Kentucky Derby favorite and surgery, to the Del Mar oval Monday morning for a gallop, then took time to comment. “I don’t have big plans with him other than the Breeders’ Cup in the […]

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Servis ‘Feeling Good’ About Maximum Security After ‘Super’ Haskell Breeze

Maximum Security turned in a “super” work on Monday morning at Monmouth Park in his last serious prep for Saturday’s $1 million TVG.Com Haskell Invitational, trainer Jason Servis said. The disqualified Kentucky Derby winner, in typical Servis style, open galloped a mile shortly after 6:45 a.m. under exercise rider Alvaro Tomas. “He did super. Really […]

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McKinzie Headed To Whitney, Game Winner Rebounding Into Travers

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has won three editions of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers at Saratoga Race Course and plans on adding a fourth when he sends last year’s Champion Two-Year-Old Game Winner to the Spa following an effortless victory in the Grade 2 Los Alamitos Derby on Saturday. Baffert and […]

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Mr Havercamp’s Forbidden Apple Win Puts Fourstardave ‘On The Radar’

Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry’s Mr Havercamp, who stalked a swift early pace set by Gidu before pouncing to a half-length score in Friday’s Grade 3 Forbidden Apple, could return to Saratoga in search of his first Grade 1 score in the $500,000 Fourstardave slated for August 10. The Fourstardave is a “Win and You’re In” […]

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‘We Wanted To Go For It’: Joevia Fires Bullet Into Haskell

Joevia and King for a Day put in their final serious works on Saturday for the July 20 TVG.Com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, with the field for the $1 million, Grade 1 race expanding to eight with the addition of Bethlehem Road. Joevia, third in the Belmont Stakes in his most recent start, worked […]

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‘Why Not Try?’: Trainers Guerrero, Vera Seek Haskell Invitational Upsets

The TVG.Com Haskell Invitational has generally been a favorite bettor’s haven through the years. Of the 51 runnings of Monmouth Park’s signature race, 25 have been won by favorites – a 49 percent clip. But there have been exceptions to that, and trainers Juan Carlos Guerrero and Miguel Vera are counting on the Saturday, July […]

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Beck, Jones, Cooper Elected To Breeders’ Cup Board Of Directors

The Breeders’ Cup today announced the election results to its Board of Directors by the 44 Breeders’ Cup Members.  Antony Beck, Gainesway Farm; Alan Cooper, Niarchos Family/Flaxman Holdings Ltd., and Bret Jones, Airdrie Stud were each elected to serve a four-year term. Mr. Beck and Mr. Jones were re-elected as Directors. Following the election, the […]

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War Of Will Stabled With Casse’s Saratoga String, Could Target Jim Dandy, Travers

Gary Barber’s Grade 1 Preakness-winner War of Will is now stabled with trainer Mark Casse’s contingent in Saratoga and could potentially target the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy on Saturday, July 27 at Saratoga Race Course. War of Will, who ran ninth in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on June 8, registered a […]

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