Breeders’ Cup

Wednesday morning a busy one for BC Classic contenders

Alpha – Godolphin Racing’s Alpha galloped 1 1/2m under exercise rider Rob Massey Wednesday morning at Santa Anita in preparation for a scheduled start in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. The Kiaran McLaughlin-trained 3yo was schooled in the paddock following his gallop. The Darley-bred Alpha scored his most important victory at the Classic distance of 1 1/4m […]

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Nereid withdrawn from Filly & Mare Turf

The John Shirreffs-trained Nereid has been withdrawn from the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) after sustaining a minor injury, according to a report at the Bloodhorse.com. The 4-year-old daughter of Rock Hard Ten apparently kicked the wall of her stall, causing her to be ‘off in her right hind’, according to Shirreffs. […]

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Bobby Flay talks Breeders’ Cup, love of racing on The Jim Rome Show

Celebrity chef and Thoroughbred owner Bobby Flay was a guest on the Jim Rome Show Oct. 30, where the topics of discussion ranged from the aftermath and clean up from Hurricane Sandy to horse racing and the Breeders’ Cup. Flay has owned Thoroughbreds for a number of years, and one of his horses, More Than […]

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NYTHA contributes $10,000 to BC ‘Text to Donate’ campaign

The Breeders’ Cup announced today that its “Text to Donate” campaign has received a contribution of $10,000 from the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA).  “Text to Donate” was established earlier this month to provide fans a convenient way to contribute to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA). NYTHA is one of the founding members of the […]

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L.A. Times: Breeders’ Cup has plenty of races, not many stars

The fields for the Breeders’ Cup races are set, with 180 horse pre-entered last week for the 15 races. In an article in the Los Angeles Times, Lance Pugmire writes that the ‘lack of star power’ really hits home this year, in the sixth year since the Breeders’ Cup switched from a one-day event to […]

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Females gear up for highly competitive Ladies Classic

Awesome Feather , Stronach Stable’s unbeaten filly, is one of several standouts in a star-studded field for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic that includes defending champ Royal Delta, the unbeaten My Miss Aurelia, and Coaching Club American Oaks and Alabama winner Questing. “What we’re in the horse racing game for is a race […]

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Breeders’ Cup Notes: Tuesday Edition

Breeders’ Cup Turf “I’m really pumped about him,” said trainer Doug O’Neill after the 3yo colt Cogito galloped 1 1/4m on the main track at Santa Anita Tuesday under exercise rider Beto Gomez. Cogito, owned by Paul Reddam, will make his first start for the O’Neill stable after winning two of four starts in Europe and finishing […]

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Classic contenders preparing for Saturday

Travers winner Alpha was schooled in the starting gate Tuesday morning during his morning activities at Santa Anita Park in preparation for a start in Saturday’s $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. “We backed him up to the backside, he galloped a mile and went back to the starting gate, where he stood and backed out […]

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Last of European contingent arrives safely at Santa Anita

The final shipment of European runners for this year’s Breeders’ Cup arrived late Monday night at the quarantine barn at Santa Anita. Aidan O’Brien’s party of nine runners, including St Nicholas Abbey (Turf) and Excelebration (Mile), touched down in California shortly after 8 p.m., and having cleared customs were safely bedded down by 11 p.m. […]

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Ontario: Racing industry panel reveals recommendations for the sport

The Ontario government’s Horse Racing Transition Panel announced its recommendations for the Ontario racing industry on Tuesday afternoon, with a key proposal being to cut the total racing dates in half. According to an article in the The Windsor Star, the panel recommended that the racing dates be slashed to 800 total for the year, […]

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