Breeders’ Cup

Nao Da Mais Will Target Breeders’ Cup Turf After ‘Win And You’re In’ Score In Argentina

Haras Phillipson’s 3-year-old homebred Nao Da Mais (BRZ), a three-time Group 1 winner in Brazil, was sent to Argentina and made his biggest career score on Saturday, going wire to wire under jockey Carlos Lavor and holding off the favored Mirinaque (ARG), to win the 1 ½-mile Gran Premio International Carlos Pellegrini (G1) by three-quarters […]

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South America’s Biggest Race Kicks Off 2020 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series

 Led by multiple Group 1-winning 3-year-old Mirinaque (ARG),  and the talented 3-year-old filly Joy Canela (ARG), an accomplished field of 24 runners has been entered for Saturday’s 1 ½-mile Gran Premio International Carlos Pellegrini (G1) — South America’s most prestigious race —  at San Isidro Racecourse. The race winner will receive an automatic berth into the 2020 Longines […]

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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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