Breeders’ Cup

BC Juvenile Fillies: Beholder, My Happy Face likely

The majority of the juvenile filly prep races are out of the way, but the field for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) still remains somewhat in flux. According to an article in the Daily Racing Form, the connections of My Happy Face, the determined runner-up to Dreaming of Julia in the Frizette Stakes […]

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DeRosa: Wise Dan…’A Classic problem’

Wise Dan turned in yet another scintillating performance over the weekend when winning the $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland. That victory was his fourth win of the year; if not for a narrow head defeat in the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I), the 5-year-old would be undefeated this season. Many fans firmly […]

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Grace Hall heading to BC Ladies Classic

Grace Hall, the emphatic winner of the Indiana Oaks (gr. II) Oct. 6, will make her next start in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic, trainer Tony Dutrow confirmed to the Daily Racing Form on Wednesday. The addition of Grace Hall to the Ladies’ Classic strengthens a race widely thought to be the deepest of the […]

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HRTV.com Breeders’ Cup Question of the Week

As the road to the Breeders’ Cup ramps up, the Paulick Report will be having some fun with the HRTV.com Breeders’ Cup Question of the Week. Featured primarily on our Facebook page, the HRTV.com Breeders’ Cup Question of the Week polls our readers on a subject related to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships each Monday. […]

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Destination unknown: In Lingerie to BC, connections unsure which race

The connections of Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (gr. I) winner In Lingerie have decided to send their multiple grade 1 winner to the Breeders’ Cup next month, they just aren’t sure yet what race they will run her in. In an article at the Blood-Horse, Aron Wellman, president of Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, who owns the 3-year-old […]

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Commander heading for BC Marathon after win in Premiers

In a classic battle of racing champions, Commander and Mario Gutierrez outlasted Jebrica and Russell Baze in the 66th running of the $100,000 Grade 3 BC Premiers before an appreciative Thanksgiving Monday crowd at Hastings Racecourse. Winning his sixth consecutive stakes race, Commander now appears to be headed for Santa Anita and the $500,000 Breeders’ […]

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Watsdachances much the best in Miss Grillo

Favored Watsdachances split horses at the eighth pole and charged past longtime leader Manuka Honey to win the $150,000 Miss Grillo Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park. The victory earned the 2-year-old daughter of Diamond Green an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita since it is part […]

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Shanghai Bobby confirmed for Breeders’ Cup

Starlight Racing confirmed Monday afternoon that their undefeated Champagne Stakes (gr. I) winner, Shanghai Bobby, would make his next start in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Nov. 3. “Todd and I discussed our options this morning,” said Starlight Racing’s managing partner Jack Wolf in the press release. “The colt came out of the race […]

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Noble Tune sings winning song in Pilgrim Stakes

Noble Tune swept past the early leaders on the far turn and drew off to a sharp three-length victory in the $150,000 Pilgrim Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park Oct. 8. The race was the first of three stakes races at Belmont on a special Columbus Day card. The victory earned the 2-year-old son of […]

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Connections to supplement Obviously to BC Mile

Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scrardino’s Obviously, impressive wire-to-wire winner of the Arroyo Seco Mile (gr. IIT), will be nominated to the Breeders’ Cup program at a cost of $100,000. He will make his next start in the Nov. 3 Breeders’ Cup Mile (gr. IT). The 4-year-old gelding was not nominated to the Breeders’ Cup program […]

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