Breeders’ Cup

The Brock Talk: Story of the BC Ladies Classic is far from complete

The Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic may play a bit of a second-fiddle to the Classic, writes Brock Sheridan, but it has given us many memorable moments, including the greatness of some of the most famous female race horses in North American history. Sheridan recalls the first Ladies Classic in 1984, won by Princess Rooney by […]

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BC Turf Sprint berth on the line in Nearctic

The six-furlong, $500,000 Nearctic Stakes, the first of three grade 1 turf races Sunday at Woodbine, drew a field of 13 who will be vying for a paid berth into the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs, writes Jason Shandler in The BloodHorse. Bated Breath, second in the Sept. 3 Betfred […]

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Big Drama works between races Saturday, preps for BC Sprint

UPDATE:MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (October 15, 2011) – Harold Queen’s Florida homebred Big Drama, the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Sprint champion and Eclipse Award winner, worked six furlongs at Calder Casino & Race on Saturday between races during the track’s Festival of the Sun program.  Jockey Daniel Centeno was aboard for trainer David Fawkes. The son of Montbrook […]

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Twirling Candy likely to go in Dirt Mile instead of Classic

Twirling Candy will most likely take a shot in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile instead of the Classic, trainer John Sadler tells the Daily Racing Form.  Sadler said there’s only a 10 percent chance Twirling Candy would wind up in the Classic starting gate. Twirling Candy hasn’t started since losing by a head to Acclamation […]

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Jones: Havre de Grace ‘fuel tank back on full’ for Classic

Thanks to her easy-going nature, Havre de Grace, the Horse of the Year candidate racing for Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms, has had no problem settling into Keeneland, where she is training for her next start in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) on November 5 at Churchill Downs. “Where her feed tub is is her […]

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Kentucky law firm to sponsor Breeders’ Cup draw

The Breeders’ Cup announced Thursday that Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, one of Kentucky’s leading law firms, has been named presenting sponsor of the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Post Position Draw Luncheon at Churchill Downs on Monday, October 31. The 28th Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious global event, consists of 15 races and $26 […]

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Breeders’ Cup trainers, owners pledge percentage to Thoroughbred retirement group

Some of horse racing’s biggest stars are stepping up to the plate to support New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program by pledging a percentage of their purse earnings from this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships it was announced today. For the third consecutive year, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is working with trainers and owners of […]

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Marathon contender A.U. Miner DQ’d from “Win and You’re In” race

A.U. Miner has been disqualified from the first-place purse won in July 16’s Greenwood Cup at Parx Racing, reports the Blood-Horse.  A.U. Miner tested positive for methylprednisolone following the race, which was a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” for the BC Marathon. The Blood-Horse says it’s unclear whether A.U. Miner would lose his automatic […]

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Team Valor goes for second straight BC Juvenile Turf

Team Valor International will fire two shots in a bid to win the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf for the second straight year, with State of Play and Lucky Chappy to represent the prominent stable and trainer Graham Motion in the $1-million Grade 1 race on November 5 at Churchill Downs. Undefeated Grade 2 winner State […]

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Romans: Shackleford more likely for Dirt Mile than Classic

The connections of Shackleford appear to be leaning away from a start in the 1 1/4-mile Breeders’ Cup Classic and instead will give the Preakness winner a shot in the BC Dirt Mile, reports the Daily Racing Form: “The Dirt Mile is probably the way to go, the way we’re leaning anyway,” Romans said Wednesday […]

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