Breeders’ Cup

Dwyre: Maybe Gomez will see the limelight this year

Los Angeles Times sportswriter Bill Dwyre turns his attention to jockey Garrett Gomez, something he says is well-deserved after Gomez got lost in the Zenyatta shuffle at last year’s Breeders’ Cup: “In Gomez’s biggest moment in racing, he had become a semi-villain. Worse, he had accomplished something incredible under the most difficult of situations, and […]

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European Breeders’ Cup runners assembling at Churchill

Tuesday is finally the day many of the Breeders’ Cup European contingent will be on view at Churchill Downs.  Goldikova is expected to emerge from quarantine as are many of the other Euro shippers who arrived at Churchill Saturday night. The final European group – Aidan O’Brien’s runners – arrive at Churchill Tuesday, meaning Classic […]

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TCI Breeders’ Cup: On the grounds at Churchill

In the latest installment of TCI Breeders’ Cup Edition, Jon Siegel and Joel Cunningham report from Churchill Downs on how their top picks look so far on the track, and Joel makes a case for the Breeders’ Cup Mile being a lot more intriguing than you might think. Click below to watch.

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Goldikova trainer “super happy” with rail draw in BC Mile

The connections of Goldikova said Monday that drawing the rail post position in the Breeders’ Cup Mile was “the best draw” they could have hoped for as she shoots for her fourth consecutive victory in that race. The head groom to trainer Freddie Head tells the Racing Post that Head was “super happy.” “He congratulated […]

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Breeders’ Cup Notes 10-31

The Breeders’ Cup has released a set of “flash notes” updating the progress, workouts and other information for various contenders competing in Friday and Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup races.  Click here to view the document.

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Uncle Mo 5-2 favorite for Classic; Goldikova draws the rail

Uncle Mo drew post 12 and was penciled in as the 5-2 morning line favorite for the Breeders’ Cup Classic during the post position draw Monday.  Churchill Downs linesmaker Mike Battaglia made Uncle Mo the favorite against 12 rivals, while Havre de Grace was set down as the 3-1 second choice, breaking from post 10.  […]

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Havre de Grace turns in final Classic work

Breeders’ Cup Classic contender Havre de Grace put in her final work for the race Monday, but trainer Larry Jones said it turned out to be more like a gallop than a workout.  Havre de Grace was timed in 1:02 for five furlongs, 13th fastest among 30 at the distance over the Churchill Downs main […]

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Watch the Breeders’ Cup Draw live

The post position draw for the 2011 Breeders’ Cup will take place at 1 p.m. ET at Churchill Downs in Louisville.  Live video feeds of the draw are available at the Breeders’ Cup website and at the Louisville Courier-Journal.

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Jackson Bend opts for Sprint instead of Dirt Mile

The connections of Jackson Bend have decided to take their shot in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint instead of the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile.  The four-year-old had been pre-entered in both races but was entered in the Sprint Monday morning. The Daily Racing Form writes:  “Zito said his decision to start Jackson Bend in the Sprint […]

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Leparoux picks up mount on Await The Dawn in BC Turf

Jockey Julien Leparoux will ride European shipper Await The Dawn in the Breeders’ Cup Turf, Coolmore’s Ballydoyle training yard has confirmed.  Ballydoyle also said jockey Ryan Moore will be aboard So You Think in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

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