Breeders’ Cup

Juvenile Fillies: My Conquestadory Doing Well After Alcibiades Romp

Trainer Mark Casse said Conquest Stables’ My Conquestadory came out of her adventurous victory in Friday’s Darley Alcibiades (G1) in good order and was headed to Churchill Downs, where she will continue her training for a start in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita early next month. Ridden by Eurico Da Silva, My […]

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BC Mile: Wise Dan Shadwell Win Would Bring Fink Extra Hardware

A victory by reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan in today’s $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) will mark the gelding’s second consecutive win in the fall meet’s richest race and will give his owner, Mort Fink, his eighth graded stakes victory at Keeneland. With the victory, Fink of Northbrook, Ill., will receive a gold […]

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Juvenile: Champagne Runner Has A College-Sized Cheering Section

When Casiguapo heads to the post in Saturday’s Grade 1 Champagne Stakes, he’ll have a bigger cheerleading section than most juvenile runners. The 2-year-old colt by Sightseeing out of Emerald Buddha was bred by the University of Kentucky’s Maine Chance Farm and was raised by student workers. Now owned by All American Horses and trained […]

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Juvenile Fillies: My Conquestadory Conquers Traffic, Competition in Alcibiades

Conquest Stables’ My Conquestadory overcame a troubled trip to win the 62nd running of the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (G1) for 2-year-old fillies by 1 ¾ lengths over Rosalind before a fall meet-opening crowd of 15,391 at Keeneland on Friday. The victory earned My Conquestadory a berth in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) […]

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BC Sprint: Sum of the Parts Repeats in Phoenix

In the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix, Sum of the Parts became the first horse since Zuppardo’s Prince (1980-81) to win the race in consecutive years and sixth in the history of the race at Keeneland. Trained by Tom Amoss and ridden by Leandro Goncalves, Sum of the Parts held off Laugh Track by 1¼ lengths […]

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Filly & Mare Sprint: Gypsy Robin Hoping for Home Court Advantage in TCA

Gypsy Robin will put her unblemished record at Keeneland on the line Saturday when she takes on champion Groupie Doll and four others in the $200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America (G2) at six furlongs on the main track. Gypsy Robin was purchased privately last November after winning the seven-furlong Lexus Raven Run (G2) by four […]

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Breeders’ Cup Teams With Gold Derby for BC Classic Contest

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships, horse racing’s premier international event, today announced a partnership with Gold Derby (www.goldderby.com), Hollywood’s original online entertainment awards predictor. Beginning in October, Gold Derby will host The Breeders’ Cup Classic Predictions Contest, which gives users the opportunity to select the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Classic, shown live in primetime […]

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Brown Well-Represented in Miss Grillo and Pilgrim

A stakes winner, a European import with a three-race win streak and a pair of promising colts comprise a strong hand for trainer Chad Brown, who saddles the favorites in Sunday’s duo of 1 1/16-mile turf races for juveniles at Belmont Park, the Grade 3, $200,000 Pilgrim and the Grade 3, $200,000 Miss Grillo for […]

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Strong Mandate Takes on Honor Code, Havana in Champagne Stakes

With four victories in the past nine editions of the Grade 1, $500,000 Foxwoods Champagne, including two of the last three, trainer Todd Pletcher has been a dominant force in the most prestigious race for 2-year-olds at Belmont Park. In Saturday’s one-mile race, however, Pletcher will be confronted by a trio of Hall of Fame […]

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Tiznowforamerica Heads Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity

Since his performance during the breeze show before this year’s Keeneland April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, Tiznowforamerica has been under consideration for Saturday’s $400,000 Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity (G1). “He worked really well over the Polytrack (in the breeze show), and we knew the Champagne (the Grade 1 race on Saturday at Belmont Park) was going […]

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