Breeders’ Cup

DeRosa: Breeders’ Cup a championship weekend

Several races at the Breeders’ Cup on Friday and Saturday have ensured Eclipse championships, Ed DeRosa says. “It would be extremely difficult to consider anyone except Groupie Doll, Royal Delta, or Shanghai Bobby for an Eclipse Award in their respective divisions. And he didn’t race on Breeders’ Cup day, but I’ll Have Another is also […]

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Cup officials: wagering drop anticipated due to deadly storm

  Total two-day common-pool handle for the Friday and Saturday race cards of the 29th Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park was $144,272,332, Breeders’ Cup announced today. Wagering on Saturday’s 12-race Breeders’ Cup card was $96,685,567, a slight decline from the 2011 handle of $105,472,442 when the event was held at Churchill Downs […]

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Fort Larned ends Breeders Cup with thrilling Classic

The Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr.I) saw 12 males line up for the finale of this year’s World Championships and it didn’t disappoint. Fort Larned flew down the stretch in a battle of wills against Mucho Macho Man to win the race in a time of 2:00.11 with Brian Hernandez Jr aboard in front of a […]

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Wise Dan sizzles to track record in Mile

Wise Dan set a new track record of 1:31.78 winning Saturday’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Mile and surely thrust his name into strong Horse of the Year consideration. The 5-year-old gelding by Wiseman’s Ferry, bred and owned by Mort Fink and trained by Charles Lopresti, was ridden to victory by Hall of Fame jockey John […]

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Trinniberg becomes hero with Sprint win

Trinniberg closed out the last short distance race of the Breeders’ Cup with a win in the Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I). The 3-year-old son of Teuflesberg was ridden to victory by Willie Martinez at in 1:07.98 at odds of 13-1. Trinniberg sat in second for most of the race but pulled even with […]

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Little Mike wins big in Turf

Little Mike was the best going 1 1/2 miles on the grass on Saturday at Santa Anita when he won the Breeders’ Cup Turf (gr. IT). The 5-year-old gelded son of Spanish Steps finished in a time of 2:22.83 with Ramon Dominguez aboard. Little Mike sat back in third as Turbo Compressor set the pace […]

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Shanghai Bobby hangs on to win BC Juvenile

Shanghai Bobby proved tough down the lane as the unbeaten 2-year-old held off longshot challenger He’s Had Enough to win the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita Saturday by a head. Ridden by Rosie Napravnik, Shanghai Bobby gave trainer Todd Pletcher his first win at the 2012 World Championships. The final time was […]

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Mizdirection beats the boys in Turf Sprint

Mizdirection proved that six-and-a-half furlongs on Santa Anita’s downhill course against the boys was no problem on Saturday when she won the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (gr. I) in a time of 1:11.39. The 4-year-old filly by Mizzen Mast  was ridden to the one-half length victory over Unbridled’s Note by Mike Smith. Reneesgotzip finished 1 […]

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Tapizar carries Winchell colors to Dirt Mile win

Tapizar, a 4-year-old son of Tapit bred and owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds and trained by Steve Asmussen, coasted to to a 2 1/4-length victory in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile under Corey Nakatani at odds of 15-1.Tapizar sat just off the pace set by Emcee (:22.77, :46.58, 1:10.72 and 1:22.95), took over on […]

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Groupie Doll rolls in Filly and Mare Sprint

Groupie Doll lived up to expectations at Santa Anita on Saturday when she won the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I) in a time of 1:20.72. The filly, piloted by Rajiv Maragh, was the first to the wire by 4 1/2 lengths in a field of 10. Dust and Diamonds was second, 3 […]

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