Breeders’ Cup

Rome experiences BC victory first-hand

When Mizdirection crossed the wire first in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (gr. I) on Saturday, Jim Rome started a journey that he was told about earlier in the week. The popular sports talk host interviewed chef, and Breeders’ Cup winner, Bobby Flay and asked him how it felt to win a race. “I said, […]

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One horse reported to have bled after juvenile races

There has only been one report of a 2-year-old bleeding at this year’s Breeders’ Cup event. It was the first year Lasix was banned for Juveniles. Rick Arthur, equine medical director of the California Horse Racing Board, and Craig Fravel, president and CEO of the Breeders Cup, said there were no reports of any horses […]

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Mucho Macho Man’s connections happy with finish

Even though Mucho Macho Man finished second to Fort Larned in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, his connections believe he put in a winning race. “I’m not disappointed, because he ran a winning race, he just got beat today,” Trainer Kathy Ritvo told the Daily Racing Form. “I think this was probably the best race he’s […]

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DeRosa: Breeders’ Cup a championship weekend

Several races at the Breeders’ Cup on Friday and Saturday have ensured Eclipse championships, Ed DeRosa says. “It would be extremely difficult to consider anyone except Groupie Doll, Royal Delta, or Shanghai Bobby for an Eclipse Award in their respective divisions. And he didn’t race on Breeders’ Cup day, but I’ll Have Another is also […]

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Cup officials: wagering drop anticipated due to deadly storm

  Total two-day common-pool handle for the Friday and Saturday race cards of the 29th Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park was $144,272,332, Breeders’ Cup announced today. Wagering on Saturday’s 12-race Breeders’ Cup card was $96,685,567, a slight decline from the 2011 handle of $105,472,442 when the event was held at Churchill Downs […]

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Fort Larned ends Breeders Cup with thrilling Classic

The Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr.I) saw 12 males line up for the finale of this year’s World Championships and it didn’t disappoint. Fort Larned flew down the stretch in a battle of wills against Mucho Macho Man to win the race in a time of 2:00.11 with Brian Hernandez Jr aboard in front of a […]

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Wise Dan sizzles to track record in Mile

Wise Dan set a new track record of 1:31.78 winning Saturday’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Mile and surely thrust his name into strong Horse of the Year consideration. The 5-year-old gelding by Wiseman’s Ferry, bred and owned by Mort Fink and trained by Charles Lopresti, was ridden to victory by Hall of Fame jockey John […]

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Trinniberg becomes hero with Sprint win

Trinniberg closed out the last short distance race of the Breeders’ Cup with a win in the Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I). The 3-year-old son of Teuflesberg was ridden to victory by Willie Martinez at in 1:07.98 at odds of 13-1. Trinniberg sat in second for most of the race but pulled even with […]

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Little Mike wins big in Turf

Little Mike was the best going 1 1/2 miles on the grass on Saturday at Santa Anita when he won the Breeders’ Cup Turf (gr. IT). The 5-year-old gelded son of Spanish Steps finished in a time of 2:22.83 with Ramon Dominguez aboard. Little Mike sat back in third as Turbo Compressor set the pace […]

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Shanghai Bobby hangs on to win BC Juvenile

Shanghai Bobby proved tough down the lane as the unbeaten 2-year-old held off longshot challenger He’s Had Enough to win the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita Saturday by a head. Ridden by Rosie Napravnik, Shanghai Bobby gave trainer Todd Pletcher his first win at the 2012 World Championships. The final time was […]

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