Breeders’ Cup

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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Catholic Boy Exits Classic With Gash On Ankle, Will Race In 2019

Jonathan Thomas’ trainee Catholic Boy finished a disappointing 13th out of 14 in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs, but it was easy to see why as soon as he returned to be unsaddled. The dual Grade 1 winner on turf and dirt suffered a gash on his left ankle, according to drf.com, which may […]

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Enable ‘Very Pleased With Herself’ After Turf Triumph; No Future Plans Decided

No plans have been decided for the future of Breeders’ Cup Turf superstar Enable, the first horse to win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and the Turf in the same season (besting males in both races). Her hard-fought half-length victory over the testing ground earned her a Beyer figure of 114, according to drf.com. The 4-year-old […]

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Breeders’ Cup Winners Accelerate, City Of Light, And Monomoy Girl Could Meet In Pegasus

Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Accelerate was bright-eyed the morning after his triumphant victory at Churchill Downs, and trainer John Sadler told drf.com that the colt was in good shape. Plans call for the 5-year-old son of Lookin at Lucky to spend a few days at Lanes End Farm this week, where he will stand stud for […]

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Attendance Up, Handle Down 4 Percent At 2018 Breeders’ Cup

Following back-to-back Breeders’ Cup wins by Roy H and Stormy Liberal and a history-making win in the $4 million Breeders’ Cup Turf by 4-year-old European super filly Enable, Accelerate’s victory in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic capped a perfect day of racing at Churchill Downs in the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Total handle […]

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‘We Got The Big One’: Accelerate Takes Classic To Silence Sadler Doubters

Breaking from the outside number 14 stall after being reluctant to load in the starting gate, Hronis Racing’s Accelerate won the 35th running of the $6-million, Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs on Saturday, giving trainer John Sadler his first victory in the world championships with his 45th starter. Ridden by Joel Rosario […]

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‘She Conquered America!’: Enable Outduels Magical To Win Breeders’ Cup Turf

She was the top story heading into the Breeders’ Cup, and on Saturday Enable delivered a thrilling victory in the $4 million Breeders’ Cup Turf, winning a two-horse battle with Magical (IRE) down the stretch. Enable, the back-to-back winner of the Arc de Triomphe, became the first horse to ever win the Arc and the […]

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Monomoy Girl Hand-Ridden To Triumphant Breeders’ Cup Distaff Win

Michael Dubb, Monomoy Stables, The Elkstone Group and Bethlehem Stables’ Monomoy Girl had a lot of questions to answer at the top of the stretch in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, including some late-race antics in her most recent start. After pressing the early pace, the Kentucky Oaks-winning filly was challenged by the Churchill Downs-loving Blue […]

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