Breeders’ Cup

Whitney Winner Cross Traffic Injured, to Miss Breeders’ Cup

GoldMark Farm’s G1 Whitney Invitational Handicap winner, Cross Traffic sustained a minor shin injury when the track broke out from underneath him at the start of the G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park Saturday. “It is very unfortunate for this to happen at this time of the year because this will prevent him […]

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Wise Dan Bids for Repeat in Shadwell Turf Mile

Morton Fink’s reigning Horse of the Year, Wise Dan, will face nine rivals Saturday as he goes for a repeat victory in the $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (G1). The Shadwell Turf Mile, a “Win and You’re In” race for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) to be run Nov. 2 at Santa Anita, is […]

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Velazquez to Ride Palace Malice in Breeders’ Cup Classic

Dogwood Stable’s Palace Malice will make his final start of 2013 in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 2, and will have a new rider—John Velazquez, it was announced by Dogwood president Cot Campbell. “Mike Smith predictably will reunite with Game on Dude, probable Classic favorite, and his mount in […]

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Reunited: Mike Smith Back on ‘Dude’ for BC Classic

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, who rode Game On Dude to victory in five straight graded stakes races, including the G1 Hollywood Gold Cup, will ride the gelding in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic Nov. 2. The Daily Racing Form reports that Smith, who gave up the mount on ‘Dude’ in the G1 Pacific […]

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Lucky 13 Set to Line Up in Darley Alcibiades

Conquest Stables’ My Conquestadory, a 3¼-length winner over  males in the Summer Stakes (G2) on turf at Woodbine in her lone start, heads a field of 13 juvenile fillies entered Tuesday for Friday’s 62nd running of the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (G1). The Darley Alcibiades, which will go as the ninth race on Friday’s 10-race card, […]

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Keeneland Opens With Packed Fall Stars Weekend

Five graded stakes are scheduled for Saturday with two more slated Sunday to complete Fall Stars Weekend. Entries for Saturday will be taken Wednesday with Sunday’s card being drawn Thursday. Three Saturday stakes are “Win and You’re In” races for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships to be run Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita. The Dixiana […]

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Breeders’ Cup details reasons for handle decline

The Lexington, Ky.-based Breeders’ Cup Ltd. released a statement Friday providing some detail on its wagering declines for this year’s event at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. “The $144,272,332 common pool handle on the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships was down 7% from the 2011 figure of $155,525,947 when the races were held at […]

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Breeders’ Cup produced several star performances

Going into last weekend’s Breeders’ Cup, racing appeared to be “absent any superstar horses or compelling stories,” notes Dick Jerardi in a column for the Daily Racing Form. However, after some of the performances turned in, both in victory and in defeat, there are now a few stars on the rise to look forward to […]

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Small Kansas town celebrates ‘Fort Larned Day’

It had been 22 years since Bayakoa won her second consecutive Breeders’ Cup Distaff (gr. I) for Janis and Frank Whitham on that fateful day at Belmont Park. Things came full circle on Saturday when Fort Larned, a grandson of Bayakoa, held off a stubborn Mucho Macho Man to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. […]

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Breeders’ Cup winners to be paraded at Churchill Nov. 11

Five of the seven Breeders’ Cup champions with Churchill Downs ties will be paraded at the home of the Kentucky Derby between races on Sunday. Mort Fink’s Wise Dan (Mile), Janis Whitham’s Fort Larned (Classic), Fred and “Buff” Bradley, Carl Hurst and Brent Burns’ Groupie Doll (Filly & Mare Sprint), Priscilla Vaccarezza’s Little Mike (Turf) and […]

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