Breeders’ Cup

Lazy Daisy Anything But In Pocahontas

Erik Johnson, Scott Kaplan and Tom Mansor’s Lazy Daisy (7-1) proved best by 1 1/4 lengths in Saturday’s Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs, after trading blows on the front end throughout the 1 1/16-mile contest with 43-1 longshot His Glory. The 2-year-old Paynter filly, ridden by Abel Cedillo for trainer Doug O’Neill, stopped […]

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Magical Earns Repeat Trip To Breeders’ Cup Turf In Irish Champion Stakes

Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor’s 4-year-old filly Magical (IRE) took command two furlongs out and defeated stablemates Magic Wand (IRE) and Anthony Van Dyck (IRE) for a 2 ¼-length victory under jockey Ryan Moore in Saturday’s $1.441 million, 1 ¼-mile QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (G1) at Leopardstown. Magical’s victory earned her an […]

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Iridessa Scores Filly & Mare Turf Berth In Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron

While 3-5 Laurens (FR), the defending champion, appeared indomitable in the one-mile $403,500 Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron for fillies and mares, it was the Joseph O’Brien-trained Iridessa (IRE), ridden by Wayne Lordan, who proved the best, passing Hermosa (IRE) in the stretch to win by three-quarters of a length, with Just Wonderful finishing third. Both […]

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Pair Of Breeders’ Cup Berths On The Line Sunday At The Curragh

The international Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series heads to The Curragh on Sunday for two “Win and You’re In” races in the $461,500 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes (G2), led by female stars Soffia (GB) and Mabs Cross (GB), for a free berth into the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1), and the $461,500 Moyglare Stud Stakes […]

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Covfefe Will Use Dogwood Stakes As Stepping Stone To Breeders’ Cup

LNJ Foxwoods’ Grade I-winner Covfefe is set for next Saturday’s $125,000 Dogwood Stakes (Listed) at Churchill Downs – likely her final start in advance of the Nov. 2 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Trained by Brad Cox, the strikingly fast 3-year-old sprinter has recorded back-to-back five-furlong bullet workouts as she blazes her path into the Dogwood. […]

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Woodbine Mile News Minute: Depth Of Field

The 23rd running of Saturday’s Ricoh Woodbine Mile features a field of 11 horses vying for an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Mile Nov. 2 at Santa Anita. In today’s Paulick Report News Minute Woodbine Mile edition, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the depth of this year’s contenders and pick out a couple […]

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Albaugh Hopes Juvenile Dennis’ Moment ‘Can Now Live Up To The Hype’

The most publicized horse on the backstretch of Churchill Downs over the last two months was striking maiden winner Dennis’ Moment. On Saturday, the 2-year-old colt will see if he can live up to the hype as the 9-5 morning line favorite in the $200,000 Iroquois (Grade III). “It’s exciting to be right in this […]

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Woodbine Mile News Minute: Win And You’ll Win?

The 23rd running of the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile is only a couple days away, and if history is any indication, this year’s field has a lot to gain in this Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series event. In this first of two special Woodbine Mile editions of the Paulick Report News Minute, Scott Jagow and […]

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Harty Expects No Distance Limitation For Fair Maiden, Who’s Stretching Out In Natalma

Fair Maiden was very impressive when romping by 7 1/2 lengths in the Catch A Glimpse Stakes over 6 1/2 furlongs of yielding turf at Woodbine on August 17. On Sunday, the Godolphin homebred will be returning from her Chicago base seeking to extend her win streak to three and become a Grade 1 stakes […]

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Keep On Truckin Brings Mature Mind, Youthful Spirit To G1 Summer Stakes

Following two outstanding efforts to launch his career, Ontario-bred Keep On Truckin faces his stiffest challenge to date when he goes postward in Sunday’s Grade 1, $250,000 Summer Stakes, a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event that’s part of a stellar stakes-stacked weekend at Woodbine. After a July 7 debut in a five-furlong race […]

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