Breeders’ Cup

Dettori: ‘Superstar’ Enable ‘Really Found It Difficult’ In Breeders’ Cup Turf

Juddmonte’s Enable made history on Saturday as the first horse to win both the Arc de Triomphe and the Breeders’ Cup Turf in the same season, but the 4-year-old daughter of Nathaniel did not find it easy in either start. She won the Arc by 2 1/2 lengths in 2017, but an injury early in […]

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Brown Considering Royal Ascot Venture With ‘Unique’ Newspaperofrecord

Seth Klarman’s Newspaperofrecord has won her three career starts by a combined 20 lengths, including last Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. The budding superstar daughter of Lope de Vega has trainer Chad Brown considering a trip to Royal Ascot for the Group 1 Coronation Stakes, according to Horse Racing Nation. “This filly is pretty unique. She […]

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Classic Winner Accelerate Heads Final NTRA Poll; Other Breeders’ Cup Winners Fill Out Top Ten

Fresh off a rousing victory in Saturday’s $6 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic, Hronis Racing’s Accelerate concluded the year in first place in the final NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll of 2018, the NTRA announced today. Accelerate received 24 first place votes and 437 points. Justify, who retired earlier this year after becoming the sport’s thirteenth Triple Crown […]

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Classic: Gunnevera Comes ‘So Close,’ Thunder Snow ‘Stayed Fighting To The End’

Gunnevera was on the outside looking in to the Breeders’ Cup Classic when pre-entries were announced, but the hard-knocking colt did his trainer proud on Saturday with a second-place finish in the $6 million race. A 4-year-old son of Dialed In, Gunnevera came hurtling down the Churchill Downs stretch under Irad Ortiz to finish just […]

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Bellafina Found To Have Been In Season During Fourth-Place Juvenile Fillies Effort

Sent off as the 9-5 favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies on Friday, Bellafina finished a disappointing fourth for owner Kaleem Shah and trainer Simon Callaghan. The 2-year-old daughter of Quality Road was apparently in season during Friday’s race at Churchill Downs, Callaghan later told drf.com. “She’s come out of the race fine, sound,” Callaghan […]

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Justify Vs. Accelerate: Horse Of The Year Debate Heats Up After Breeders’ Cup

While Accelerate did nothing but enhance his chances of being named Horse of the Year by winning the Breeders’ Cup Classic yesterday, Justify, only the second undefeated Triple Crown winner in the annals of racing, was a precarious leader in the clubhouse. Meanwhile, the jury is out until the decision is announced on January 24 […]

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40-1 Juvenile Runner-Up Knicks Go Maps Out Path Toward Kentucky Derby

Keeneland-based trainer Ben Colebrook said his two Breeders’ Cup runners came back in good shape. Knicks Go, making a name for himself at delivering at big odds, ran second in the Sentient Breeders’ Cup Juvenile to the undefeated Game Winner at odds of 40-1; last month, he won Keeneland’s Breeders’ Futurity at 70-1. The stable’s […]

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Several European Breeders’ Cup Contenders To Stay In U.S. With New Trainers

Four of the record 50 European contenders in this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships will not be making return flights, and instead will look toward U.S.-based campaigns with new trainers. Fourth-place finisher in the Juvenile Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs on Friday, Queen of Bermuda (Exceed and Excel) will be transferred to the barn of […]

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Distaff, Likely Eclipse Award Winner Monomoy Girl ‘Always Had A Mind Of Her Own’

On horse racing’s biggest global stage, Monomoy Girl became only the third Kentucky Oaks winner to also take the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff in the same year. She further entrenched her status as the country’s best 3-year-old filly in Saturday’s length victory over Wow Cat at Churchill Downs. “That’s what you’re looking for, […]

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‘Really A Champion’: Sadler Shifts Focus To Accelerate After First Breeders’ Cup Win

The wait is over for highly respected trainer John Sadler, but he wasn’t all that interested in talking about winning his first Breeders’ Cup race after years of trying. Zero for 44 tries was a thing of the past, and Sadler wants to leave it there. Instead, he was talkin’ horses. And, though his Classic […]

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