Breeders’ Cup

Paradise Woods Looks For A Return To Form In G1 Zenyatta Stakes

Paradise Woods, hailed as the second coming of Ruffian in some quarters after winning the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks last April by a race record margin of 11 ¾ lengths, will attempt to regain lost luster from her resume in the Grade I, $300,000 “Win and You’re In” Zenyatta Stakes on Saturday, Sept. 30. […]

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Cupid Gearing Up For Start In G1 Awesome Again

Cupid, one of the seemingly endless line of stars in Bob Baffert’s stakes galaxy, worked four furlongs Monday for the Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday, Sept. 30, one of five Grade I, “Win and You’re In” Challenge Races at The Great Race Place that will entitle the winners to […]

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In Arrogate’s First Work Since Pacific Classic, Baffert Seeks ‘Input’ From Rider Bejarano

Still the highest-rated racehorse of 2017 by Longines, Juddmonte Farm’s Arrogate worked on Monday for the first time since the Aug. 19 Pacific Classic, reports bloodhorse.com. The 4-year-old son of Unbridled Song breezed a half mile by himself over the Santa Anita strip in :49 3/5, ridden by Rafael Bejarano. Jockey Martin Garcia is Arrogate’s […]

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Capla Temptress Ships In To Come Running Late In Natalma

Team Valor International’s Capla Temptress began her career overseas, but shipped over to North America to earn her first graded stakes victory at 5-1 in Sunday’s G1 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine. The juvenile daughter of Lope de Vega, ridden by Joel Rosario for trainer Marco Botti, covered a mile over the firm turf in 1:35.12 […]

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Untamed Domain Unstoppable In Summer Stakes

West Point Thoroughbreds’ Untamed Domain (3-1) came flying down the center of Woodbine’s stretch to win Sunday’s Grade 2 Summer Stakes by a half-length over the favored (8-5) Hemp Hemp Hurray. The juvenile son of Animal Kingdom, ridden by Joe Bravo for trainer Graham Motion, covered a mile over the firm turf in 1:34.73, earning […]

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World Approval Makes It Back-To-Back Grade 1 Wins In Woodbine Mile

Charlotte Weber’s Live Oak homebred World Approval took the Grade 1 United Nations in 2016 over good turf, and captured his second G1 over a yielding course in last month’s Fourstardave Handicap. On Saturday the course was firm, but the betting public had plenty of faith in the gallant grey and sent him off as […]

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Texas-Bred Patrona Margarita Blows Away Pocahontas Field

Craig Upham’s homebred Patrona Margarita shocked bettors at 23-1 with a four-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs. The juvenile daughter of Special Rate, ridden by Brian Hernandez for his second graded stakes win on the card, covered 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track in 1:46.35. Trained by Bret […]

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The Tabulator Holds On For Iroquois Victory

Carolyn Wilson’s The Tabulator raced a bit greenly late, drifting toward the center of the track, but held on to win Saturday’s Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs. The first race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby and a “Win and You’re In” contest, the Iroquois offers a berth to the Breeders’ Cup […]

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McLellan Brothers ‘Pretty Happy To End Up’ With Woodbine Mile Contender Dragon Bay

It’s usually the sport of horse racing that bring brothers Brent and Russell McLellan together and Ricoh Woodbine Mile contender Dragon Bay has taken them on a thrilling ride to some of their bucket list racetracks they never thought was possible as kids growing up watching the races at Stampede Park with their father. A […]

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Woodbine Mile Distance Should Suit Deauville As He Turns Back From Arlington Million

Deauville and Lancaster Bomber, both trained by Aidan O’Brien, enjoyed an easy canter over the Woodbine Tapeta ahead of their start in Saturday’s Ricoh Woodbine Mile, a Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and You’re In’ event boasting an $800,000 purse. “They went very good. Really, they’re just stretching their legs. They’ve done all their work before they […]

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