Breeders’ Cup

TCI: Recapping The 2018 Breeders’ Cup

The TCI guys wrap another tremendous Breeders’ Cup, discussing highlights, surprises, and disappointments from both days of this year’s 13-race championship event. Thank you to everyone for following another season of TCI. We look forward to seeing you in 2018.

Continue reading
‘It Was Something Spectacular’: Nicks Reflects On Caledonia Road’s Breeders’ Cup Win

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) champion Caledonia Road enjoyed celebrity status at Gulfstream Park Wednesday morning as she settled into her stall in trainer Ralph Nicks’ barn. The 2-year-old daughter of Quality Road closed from off the pace to win Saturday’s 1 1/16-mile Juvenile Fillies at Del Mar going away by 3 ¼ lengths, giving […]

Continue reading
Eclipse Awards: Breeders’ Cup Upsets Leave Several Questions Unanswered

Gun Runner’s emphatic Breeders’ Cup Classic victory leaves little doubt about the 2017 Horse of the Year title. Arrogate put together an impressive string of victories this season with the Pegasus and Dubai World Cups, but his failure to return to form at Del Mar likely gives Gun Runner the upper hand with the majority […]

Continue reading
All 2017 Breeders’ Cup Horses Tested Clean By Maddy Laboratory

All samples collected from 2017 Breeders’ Cup horses have been cleared by the Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at the University of California, Davis. All horses competing in Breeders’ Cup races November 3 and 4 at Del Mar underwent pre-race testing for total carbon dioxide (TCO2) levels in blood. The Maddy Laboratory then conducted post-race testing of both blood and urine samples for prohibited drugs, including cobalt, collected from the first four finishers in all Breeders’Cup races and any additional random horses selected by the stewards consistent with CHRB protocol. The Maddy Laboratory is accredited by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) and is the only racing laboratory in the Western Hemisphere certified by the International Federation […]

Continue reading
Defense Of Breeders’ Cup Title Main Goal In 2018 For Filly & Mare Turf Champ Wuheida

Wuheida will stay in training as a four-year-old with a return to the Breeders’ Cup her main objective. Charlie Appleby’s filly promised plenty last year when winning the Prix Marcel Boussac but before Saturday evening this season had not gone to plan. A problem in the spring ruled her out of the Classics but she […]

Continue reading
Arrogate Heading Off To Stud; West Coast, Collected Baffert’s Candidates For Pegasus

Trainer Bob Baffert said all 11 of his Breeders’ Cup horses came out of their races in fine shape. The Baffert stable finished the weekend with four seconds – Collected (Classic), Solomon (Sentient Jet Juvenile), Alluring Star (14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies) and Abel Tasman (Longines Distaff) and a third – West Coast (Classic) – […]

Continue reading
Odds And Ends: Smith Extends Jockey Lead; Breakthrough Wins For Trainers Miller, Kimmel, Nicks

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, 52, extended his lead for all-time Breeders’ Cup World Championship victories in the 14 Hands Juvenile Fillies on Caledonia Road on Saturday to bring his total to 26. John Velazquez was the only rider to win two races on the 13-race Championship program and those two victories gave him […]

Continue reading
Ruis On Beaten Juvenile Favorite Bolt d’Oro: ‘I Still Think We Have The Best Horse’

Mick Ruis showed his usual enthusiasm and Bolt d’Oro showed no ill effects of his first career defeat as the owner/trainer watched the Del Mar Futurity and Frontrunner Stakes winner being walked around his stable are Sunday morning. “Tough trip,” Ruis said of the third-place finish, beaten 5 ¼ lengths by Good Magic in the […]

Continue reading
Gun Runner To Be Shown At Three Chimneys, Rejoin Asmussen Stable In New Orleans

Gun Runner, who virtually secured Horse of the Year honors by taking Saturday’s $6-million Breeders’ Cup Classic by 2 1/4 lengths in front-running fashion over Collected, is scheduled to stay in training this winter in New Orleans, though how much racing that might lead to is yet to be determined. Trainer Steve Asmussen said Sunday […]

Continue reading
Breeders’ Cup News Minute Presented By Adequan: It’s A Wrap

Based on initial reactions, results, betting handle and other measures, the first Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar appear to be an unqualified success. The weather couldn’t have been better, the racing was thrilling and the payouts were enormous. Some heavy favorites had a tough time Saturday. A lot of the Eclipse divisions were […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram