Breeders’ Cup

Track Record-Setting Caribou Club Could Target Breeders’ Cup Mile

Glen Hill Farm’s multiple graded-stakes winning homebred Caribou Club, coming off back-to-back record-setting performances, could be headed for the Breeders’ Cup off his come-from-behind triumph in the $200,000 Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup (G3) Saturday at Laurel Park. Glen Hill president Craig Bernick said Sunday that the gelded 5-year-old son of Grade 1 winner City Zip […]

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Covfefe ‘Could Easily Have Gotten The Track Record,’ Ready For Breeders’ Cup

LNJ Foxwoods’ brilliant filly Covfefe is on target for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (Grade I) following her scintillating eight-length victory in Saturday’s $125,000 Dogwood (Listed) at Churchill Downs. “At the beginning of the year, the Test was always the goal,” trainer Brad Cox said. “After we accomplished that goal, we […]

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Street Band Runs Down Guarana In Big Cotillion Performance

Ray Francis, Cindy Jones, Larry Jones, Medallion Racing, and MyRacehorse.com’s Street Band was last of the 11-filly field heading into the clubhouse turn for the Grade 1 Cotillion Stakes, but the 3-year-old homebred daughter of Istan was in front when it counted. Ridden by Sophie Doyle, the 7-1 chance Street Band made her way into […]

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Breeders’ Cup Next For ‘Very Special’ Covfefe After Easy Dogwood Victory

Grade I Test winner Covfefe easily dismissed five rivals Saturday in the 44th running of the $125,000 Dogwood (Listed) at Churchill Downs as the speedy 3-year-old filly rolled to an eight-length win over Bell’s the One in a stakes record 1:20.51. Covfefe, owned by Larry, Nanci and Jaime Roth’s LNJ Foxwoods, just missed champion Groupie […]

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Iroquois Runner-Up Scabbard Targeting Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Joseph Sutton’s homebred Scabbard will target the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita following his runner-up effort behind Dennis’ Moment in last Saturday’s $200,000 Iroquois (GIII) at Churchill Downs, according to trainer Eddie Kenneally. “We’re definitely going to target the Breeders’ Cup after that,” Kenneally said. “We’re very proud of […]

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Omaha Beach Comeback Delayed A Week; To Return In Santa Anita Sprint Championship

Fox Hill Farms’ Omaha Beach, unraced since being scratched with a throat issue as the morning line favorite for the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, will not return in the G3 Ack Ack Stakes Sept. 28 at Churchill Downs as planned, trainer Richard Mandella told the Louisville, Ky., track’s publicity department on Saturday morning. Instead, the […]

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Cotillion: Lighter Routine Has Street Band Ready For ‘Best Filly And Mare Race Of The Year’

Larry Jones and Street Band put some mileage in during Wednesday’s trip from Churchill Downs to Parx Racing for the $1 million Cotillion Stakes – roughly 700 to be somewhat precise – and the veteran Kentucky trainer hopes a lighter training regime for the Istan filly produces a result in Saturday’s Grade 1 co-feature. “We […]

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‘Phenomenal’ Imperial Hint All Set For ‘Win And You’re In’ Vosburgh

Raymond Mamone’s Imperial Hint is on target for the Grade 1, $300,000 Vosburgh, a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event set for Saturday, September 27 at Belmont. Trained by Luis Carvajal, Jr., Imperial Hint set a track record last out when impressively defending his title in the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt at Saratoga […]

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Jerkens ‘Can’t Knock’ Preservationist Ahead Of Jockey Club Gold Cup

Trainer Jimmy Jerkens hopes that the next couple of weekends are prosperous ones for his barn with two of his stable stars slated for Grade 1 action at Belmont Park. Coming fresh off a victory in the Grade 1 Woodward presented by NYRA Bets, Preservationist is targeting next Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold […]

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Santa Anita To Install Prototype Data-Gathering Technology On Track Maintenance Equipment

During Wednesday night’s “Racing Surfaces” panel discussion hosted by the University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program, Dr. Mick Peterson revealed he is working closely with Santa Anita in the lead up to the Breeders’ Cup to install new prototypes of data-gathering technology on the track maintenance equipment. The director of the University of Kentucky Ag […]

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