Breeders’ Cup

Groupie Doll dominates field in Thoroughbred Club of America

Heavily-favored Groupie Doll bulled her way through a wall of horses and drew off to a commanding victory in the $200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland Oct. 6. The victory earned the daughter of Bowman’s Band an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. I) at Santa […]

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Royal Delta targeting BC, return to Dubai

There has been a great amount of discussion recently that champion Royal Delta should take on the boys in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I), rather than try for a repeat victory in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I). However, in an interview with the Blood-Horse, owner Benjamin Leon Jr. confirmed that his champion […]

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Spring in the Air blows away rivals in Darley Alcibiades

John C. Oxley’s Spring in the Air swept past Magical Moon in mid-stretch and drew off to win the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland Oct. 5. The victory earned the daughter of Spring At Last an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Santa Anita in November, since […]

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Sum of the Parts cruises to victory in Phoenix Stakes

Sum of the Parts took the lead out of the gate and never looked back as he cruised to an easy victory in the $175,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland Oct. 5. The victory earned the son of Speightstown an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Santa […]

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Beholder creates BC buzz with allowance romp

Highly-regarded juvenile filly Beholder rolled to an impressive 11-length romp in an allowance race at Santa Anita on Thursday, which has her connections seriously considering the Breeders’ Cup. The 2-year-old daughter of Henny Hughes ran the six furlongs in 1:09 flat, the fastest time of the meet so far. After the race trainer Richard Mandella […]

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Champ Amazombie preps for defense of BC Sprint title

Eclipse champion Amazombie will gear up for a defense of his Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I) crown when he faces six rivals in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (gr. I) on Saturday. The winner of the race will earn an automatic berth in the BC Sprint, since it is part of the ‘Win and You’re […]

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Musical Romance may use Mike Sherman Stakes as BC prep

The $55,000 Mike Sherman Stakes shares top billing with the $75,000 Kenny Noe Jr. Stakes on Saturday at Calder. It may just be an overnight stake, but it could have a big impact on this year’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I). The 6 1/2-furlong sprint has drawn a field of 10 fillies […]

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Aruna seeks to repeat in Juddmonte Spinster

Flaxman Holdings’ Aruna, seeking to become the fourth horse to win back-to-back runnings of the Juddmonte Spinster (G1), will face 12 rivals Sunday in the 57th running of the $500,000 race at 1 1/8 miles on the main track. The Juddmonte Spinster is a “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic […]

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TCI: Coast to Coast BC preps at Keeneland & Santa Anita

The TCI Boys dig into another huge weekend of major Breeders’ Cup preps from coast-to-coast, including the opening of the Keeneland Fall meet which hosts a number of important preps. They also take a deeper look into this year’s 2-year-old crop and tell you the ones they feel will “make the grade” in the Breeders’ […]

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‘Rain, rain go away’: NYRA switches Pilgrim and Miss Grillo to Monday

With more rainy weather in the forecast for Sunday, NYRA officials have decided to move the two turf stakes races at Belmont Park that were scheduled for Sunday to Monday’s Columbus Day card. Belmont Park will run both the Pilgrim Stakes (gr. IIIT) and Miss Grillo Stakes (gr. IIIT) on Monday. Both races are for […]

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