Breeders’ Cup

No Breeders’ Cup Classic For Two-Time Grade 1 Winner Diversify

For the second consecutive year, Whitney Stakes winner Diversify will skip the Breeders’ Cup Classic, owner Ralph Evans tells the Daily Racing Form. Evans said several things went into the decision, including the fact that trainer Rick Violette has been in the hospital in recent weeks with an illness. In his last race, Diversify finished […]

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Concrete Rose Doing Well After Jessamine, To Train For Breeders’ Cup From Keeneland

Trainer Rusty Arnold reported Thursday that Concrete Rose was “excellent” the morning after her 3-length victory in the $200,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G2). Owned by Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing, Concrete Rose earned a fees-paid berth into the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 2. “We will stay here as long […]

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Juvenile: Mike Smith Confirmed On O’Connell Trained Well Defined

Trainer Kathleen O’Connell is employing the same philosophy with Breeders’ Cup candidates Well Defined and Stormy Embrace that has been the foundation of a 2000-win career – doing things her way. O’Connell reported Thursday that Well Defined, a candidate for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), and Stormy Embrace, who holds a fees-paid ‘Win & You’re […]

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Concrete Rose Stamps Ticket To Breeders’ Cup With Powerful Kick In Jessamine

Concrete Rose left no doubters at Keeneland Wednesday, taking the Grade 2 Jessamine with a powerful closing kick mid-stretch. Jockey Jose Lezcano piloted the filly in her second career start, sitting on or just behind the early pace and drawing her to the center of the turf course at the top of the stretch and […]

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Oct. 15 Deadline For Breeders’ Cup Foal Nominations

The Breeders’ Cup issued a reminder that Monday, October 15, at 11:59 p.m. ET is the last opportunity for horsemen to nominate weanlings of 2018 to the Breeders’ Cup program at the one-time regular nomination fee of $400 USD. The $400 nomination entitles each foal with lifetime eligibility to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and […]

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Report: Discreet Lover Works For Veterinarian, Expected To Be Released From Vet’s List

Discreet Lover worked in front of a Pennsylvania state veterinarian on Wednesday and according to trainer Uriah St. Lewis, will likely be removed from the veterinarian’s list. It is standard procedure in many jurisdictions to require a horse to perform a timed workout for a state veterinarian and pass a post-workout drug test before it […]

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New Vocations Launches Annual Breeders’ Cup Pledge, Looking To Connections For Support

New Vocations announced today the launching of their annual Breeders’ Cup Pledge.   The program is seeking owners and trainers of Breeders’ Cup contenders to pledge a percentage of their Championship earnings to support their mission to rehabilitate, retrain and rehome retired racehorses. This will be the ninth year for the fundraiser which has raised over $480,000 […]

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Slate of 85 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races Wraps Up With Jessamine Stakes

From Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town, South Africa in January to Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky this afternoon, and all points in between, the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series and its 85 automatic qualifiers for racing’s championship weekend comes to a close with the $200,000 “Win and You’re In” JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (GII). Run at […]

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Flattered By Restless Rider, Sippican Harbor ‘Just So Good Right Now’

The two-length winner of Saratoga’s Grade 1 Spinaway, Sippican Harbor is on track for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies next month at Churchill Downs. Trainer Gary Contessa watched his star pupil breeze six furlongs in 1:13.81 over Belmont’s training track on Monday, her third work since the Spinaway. “She’s just so good right now,” said […]

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‘Mild’ Fever Forces Catholic Boy To Skip Planned Workout

Winner of both the G1 Belmont Derby (turf) and G1 Travers (dirt), 3-year-old Catholic Boy is one of the more intriguing chances for the upcoming Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs. According to drf.com, however, the son of More Than Ready missed a planned workout this past weekend at Belmont Park due to a fever. “It’s […]

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