Breeders’ Cup

Skychai, Sand Dollar Sent Out ‘Special’ Homebred Tres Equis In Saturday’s Iroquois

Dr. Harvey Diamond’s Skychai Racing and David Koenig’s Sand Dollar Stable are familiar with the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” process, most recently supplementing Fast and Accurate to Kentucky Derby 143 after his Spiral Stakes (Grade III) victory. But the Louisville-based stable has a new rooting interest this year with homebred Tres Equis in Saturday’s […]

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Hertrich Elected Breeders’ Cup Chairman, Pride Vice Chairman

At its meeting today, the Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors unanimously elected Fred W. Hertrich III as Board Chairman. Hertrich, owner of Watercress Farm in Paris, Ky., succeeds William S. (Bill) Farish, Jr., who served as Chairman from 2006 to 2011, and again from 2013 until today. Mr. Farish will continue as a Director. Hertrich […]

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Globetrotting Arod Hopes To Add Ricoh Woodbine Mile Win To Resume

Qatar Racing Ltd.’s Arod will look to improve on last year’s fifth in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile when he bursts from the gate for the first time under the tutelage of trainer David Simcock. The six-year-old Teofilo bay was in the care of Peter Chapple-Hyam when a prominent fifth behind a victorious Tepin in the […]

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Deauville, Mondialiste Headline Competitive Field Of 12 For Ricoh Woodbine Mile

Deauville, coming off his second consecutive close third-place finish in the Grade 1 Arlington Million, tops a large and competitive field of 12 for Saturday’s 21st running of the Grade 1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile. The $800,000 Woodbine Mile, run around one turn on the expansive E.P. Taylor turf course, is part of the Breeders’ Cup […]

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Mondialiste Returns To Canada In Search Of A Second Woodbine Mile Victory

Seven-year-old Mondialiste, a multiple Grade 1 winner in North America, arrived in Canada late Monday evening to prepare for his second crack at the Ricoh Woodbine Mile, which offers a Breeders’ Cup Mile berth to the winner. Trained by David O’Meara for Geoff and Sandra Turnbull, Mondialiste rallied from last of nine to win the 2015 edition […]

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Strong European Contingent Set For Ricoh Woodbine Mile

Four of the Euro invaders for Saturday’s Ricoh Woodbine Mile card arrived at Woodbine Monday evening. Mondialiste, Arod and Dutch Connection are here for the Woodbine Mile while Capla Temptress has made the trip for Sunday’s Grade 1 Natalma , a one-mile turf race which is a “Win and You’re In” for the Breeders’ Cup […]

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Happily Leads Home O’Brien Trifecta In G1 Moyglare Stud Stakes

Happily lunged late to beat stablemate Magical in the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh. The victory earned the daughter of Galileo an automatic berth in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Del Mar in November. Trainer Aidan O’Brien withdrew likely favourite Clemmie on account of the testing conditions, but still fielded four […]

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Caravaggio Returns To Form With Emphatic Win In Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes

Caravaggio got back on the winning trail after swooping late in the G2 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes at the Curragh. The victory earned the son of Scat Daddy an automatic berth in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Del Mar in November. Aidan O’Brien’s colt looked a superstar in the making after extending […]

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Nelson Earns Breeders’ Cup Berth With Gate-To-Wire Win In Champions Juvenile Stakes

Nelson made virtually all the running to take the Group Three spoils in the Willis Towers Watson Champions Juvenile Stakes at Leopardstown. The victory earned the colt an automatic berth in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar. The son of Frankel led home a one-two-three for the Aidan O’Brien stable as he […]

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Decorated Knight Sweeps From Last-To-First To Take Irish Champion Stakes

Decorated Knight pounced late to record a second Group One success in Ireland of the season when causing a 25-1 upset in the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown. The victory earned the son of Galileo an automatic berth in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf at Del Mar. Roger Charlton’s five-year-old had been beaten three […]

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