Breeders’ Cup

Giant Oak points to BC Marathon; Never Retreat possible for Mile

Trainer Chris Block is prepping two of his runners for starts in the Breeders’ Cup.  Block tells the Daily Racing Form Giant Oak is probable for the BC Marathon, despite a fifth-place finish in the Hawthorne Gold Cup October 8. “He seems good to me, but I never know for sure where I’m at with […]

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Asmussen could have big Breeders’ Cup contingent

Trainer Steve Asmussen, who won the 2007 Grade I Breeders’ Cup Classic with two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, has eight candidates for this year’s Breeders’ Cup Championship races and six of those horses worked on Monday over the main track at Churchill Downs.          Asmussen’s roster of potential Breeders’ Cup stars includes Stonestreet […]

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Baffert: BC Classic or Dubai World Cup possible for Prayer for Relief

Following his third-place finish in Sunday’s Oklahoma Derby, three-year-old colt Prayer for Relief may take a shot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic or he might get a rest, trainer Bob Baffert tells the Daily Racing Form: “We’ll look at it,” he said. “I don’t have to make that call until next week. If I don’t […]

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Life At Ten incident spurs new Breeders’ Cup policies

Several new policies will be in effect at this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs, November 4-5 to ensure seamless communications between Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) personnel, stewards, members of the veterinary teams, race participants and Breeders’ Cup and Churchill Downs racing officials, it was announced today. The new policies are an […]

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Breeders’ Cup, UK to host panel discussion Tuesday

The Breeders’ Cup and the University of Kentucky’s Horse Racing Club, part of the UK Equine Initiative, will host an all-star panel discussion about what it’s like to plan and participate in horse racing’s most prestigious global event.  The discussion is set to begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the UK College of […]

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Sassy Image to miss Breeders’ Cup with injury

Multiple Grade I winner Sassy Image has been taken out of consideration for the Grade I, $1 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint after a chip in a hind ankle was discovered following her most recent work on Oct. 8 at Churchill Downs.          “She’s a filly that has always moved […]

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Second-place finishers contemplate Breeders’ Cup starts

Joshua Tree, who finished second to Sarah Lynx in Sunday’s Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine, will ship back to England but could make a return trip in three weeks for the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs. “I have spoken to the owners and we will have a think about the Breeders’ Cup Turf if […]

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Breeders’ Cup to host ‘Fascinator and Fedora’ contest

The Breeders’ Cup, in partnership with The Voice-Tribune, will host an official “Fascinator and Fedora” event at Churchill Downs during Championship Friday. Two fans will be awarded a $5,000 prize for sporting the best fascinator and fedora, determined by a panel of judges. Fans can enter in the Paddock area between Race 5 (Post time […]

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Shivmangal looking to supplement Shkspeare Shaliyah to BC Juvenile Turf

ELMONT, N.Y. – Doodnauth Shivmangal, owner and trainer of Shkspeare Shaliyah, is attempting to raise money to supplement the colt to the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf on November 5 at Churchill Downs. After finishing third in his August 27 debut at Saratoga, Shkspeare Shaliyah won two starts at Belmont Park, breaking his maiden […]

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Video: Uncle Mo, Stay Thirsty work for planned starts in BC Classic

ELMONT, N.Y. – Mike Repole’s dynamic duo of Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty worked Sunday morning over the training track at Belmont Park, with Uncle Mo traversing five furlongs in a a bullet 58.64 – fastest of 32 at the distance – and Stay Thirsty covering a half-mile in 48.62. It was the first work […]

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