Breeders’ Cup

Acclamation to miss remainder of year

It’s official. There will be no Breeders’ Cup for Acclamation this year. Trainer Don Warren confirmed speculation that the 2011 Eclipse Award winner as outstanding older male would not make the World Championship events at Santa Anita on Nov. 2 and 3. “It flared up a little bit again,” Warren said Sunday morning, referring to […]

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Thirteen fillies to try for BC berth in JPMorgan Chase Jessamine

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Always Kitten, winner of the Happy Ticket over one mile at Louisiana Downs in her most recent start, headlines a field of 13 entered Sunday for Thursday’s 22nd running of the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G3) for 2-year-old fillies going 1 1/16 miles on the turf. The JPMorgan Chase Jessamine is […]

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Musical Romance preps for BC with win in Mike Sherman

Pinnacle Racing Stables and Bill Kaplan’s Eclipse Award winning female sprinter Musical Romance bid a proper farewell to Calder Casino & Race Course on Saturday, winning the $55,000 Mike Sherman Memorial Stakes in her 25th and final start over her home track in advance of her November 3 title defense in the Breeders’ Cup Filly […]

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Coil holds off Capital Account to take SA Sprint Championship

Coil held off the late charge of stablemate Capital Account to win the $250,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship (gr. I) by a head Oct. 6. The victory earned the 4-year-old son of Point Given an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I) since it is part of the ‘Win and You’re In’ Series […]

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Wise Dan charges to sharp win in Shadwell Turf Mile

Wise Dan took command at the top of the stretch and drew off to a powerful victory in the $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland Oct. 6. The 5-year-old gelding by Wiseman’s Ferry won for the 12th time in 19 lifetime starts, and has now won three consecutive stakes races. At the start […]

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Shanghai Bobby gives Pletcher Belmont juvenile sweep

Trainer Todd Pletcher continued his dominance of the East Coast’s 2-year-old stakes after Shanghai Bobby romped to an easy victory over Goldencents in the Grade 1 Foxwoods Champagne at Belmont Park. Under Rosie Napravnik, Shanghai Bobby raced in second position early as  Goldencents set fractions of :23.55, :47.45, and 1:11.25, then took command and drew […]

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Joha goes wire to wire to win Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity

Bluegrass Equine Bloodstock’s Joha took advantage of his inside post position under jockey Rajiv Maragh to post a front-running victory in the Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity by a length over Dynamic Sky. The victory was worth $240,000 to the Mike Maker-trained Joha plus a berth in the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) to […]

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Groupie Doll dominates field in Thoroughbred Club of America

Heavily-favored Groupie Doll bulled her way through a wall of horses and drew off to a commanding victory in the $200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland Oct. 6. The victory earned the daughter of Bowman’s Band an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. I) at Santa […]

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Royal Delta targeting BC, return to Dubai

There has been a great amount of discussion recently that champion Royal Delta should take on the boys in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I), rather than try for a repeat victory in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I). However, in an interview with the Blood-Horse, owner Benjamin Leon Jr. confirmed that his champion […]

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Spring in the Air blows away rivals in Darley Alcibiades

John C. Oxley’s Spring in the Air swept past Magical Moon in mid-stretch and drew off to win the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland Oct. 5. The victory earned the daughter of Spring At Last an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Santa Anita in November, since […]

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