Breeders’ Cup

Breeders’ Cup/Paulick Report get their Bocce on

I can now officially cross “play Bocce Ball with Louisville news anchor Fred Cowgill” off my bucket list. Honestly, I didn’t think I’d ever get to that one. I put that one down to make the list less attainable… On a beautiful Columbus Day afternoon, I had the pleasure of playing Bocce Ball with Stefanie […]

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Foolish Pleasure: How the Breeders’ Cup is hurting the sport

While she’s looking forward to next month’s Breeders’ Cup events like most racing fans, Foolish Pleasure blogger Valerie Grash writes that nothing would make her happier than to see the Breeders’ Cup go away.  Her explanation: “… by focusing entirely on getting a horse to the Breeders’ Cup and the subsequent promise of an Eclipse […]

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TCI Breeders’ Cup: Eye on the Juveniles

In their latest TCI Breeders’ Cup Edition, Jon Siegel and Joel Cunningham go over the last major weekend of BC prep results and their implications for next month’s event, and they lay out their top contenders for several Breeders’ Cup races with a focus on the juveniles.  Click below to watch.

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Zipse: Top 10 editions of the Breeders’ Cup Turf

With the excitement of the Breeders’ Cup building, Zipse at the Track is recalling some of the great races in the event’s history.  Today, he looks at the top ten editions of the Breeders’ Cup Turf: “How can I pick anything but the only dead heat in Breeders’ Cup history as the greatest ever edition […]

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Arc winner Danedream not coming to Breeders’ Cup

The connections for Arc de Triomphe winner Danedream say she will not be shipping to the US for a start in this year’s Breeders’ Cup, reports the Daily Racing Form. “We are not sure if she is going to race this year any more, but if she is going to race, she is going to […]

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Spinster winner Aruna may try dirt in BC Ladies’ Classic

Flaxman Holdings, Ltd.’s Aruna came out of her victory in Sunday’s Juddmonte Spinster (G1)  “in great shape,” according to Dave Rock, assistant to trainer Graham Motion.   The half-length victory over Pachattack was Aruna’s first win over an all-weather surface and improved her record in North America to 7-5-2-0. The victory earned Aruna a berth […]

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YouTube song earns Irish teen trip to Breeders’ Cup

A young racing fan from a small town in the middle of Ireland got the biggest birthday present of his life today when the Breeders’ Cup invited him to be part of thoroughbred racing’s biggest stage, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Mark Boylan, celebrating his 14th birthday at home today in Banagher (pop. 1,636), County […]

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Jones joins Havre de Grace at Keeneland

On Monday morning, trainer Larry Jones was at Keeneland for the first time this fall to oversee his string, which includes Horse of the Year candidate Havre de Grace. Winner of the Woodward (G1) and Beldame Invitational (G1) in her two most recent races, the 4-year-old Saint Liam filly is training at Keeneland in preparation […]

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Baffert firms up his Breeders’ Cup probables

Trainer Bob Baffert has a pretty good grasp at this point on what his Breeders’ Cup contingent will look like.  Brisnet says Baffert may send Irrefutable, who finished second in Saturday’s Ancient Title Stakes at Santa Anita, to the BC Dirt Mile, while the Factor, despite a disappointing performance in the same race, is still […]

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Haskin: So You Think would be formidable in Classic

In his latest Countdown to the Cup, Steve Haskin ranks potential Aidan O’Brien invader So You Think as his number one contender for the Breeders’ Cup Classic: “It would be a surprise if Coolmore decided to conclude his campaign in the Champion Stakes when they can attempt to make history and conquer something that has […]

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