Breeders’ Cup

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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Sum of the Parts cruises to victory in Phoenix Stakes

Sum of the Parts took the lead out of the gate and never looked back as he cruised to an easy victory in the $175,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland Oct. 5. The victory earned the son of Speightstown an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Santa […]

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Beholder creates BC buzz with allowance romp

Highly-regarded juvenile filly Beholder rolled to an impressive 11-length romp in an allowance race at Santa Anita on Thursday, which has her connections seriously considering the Breeders’ Cup. The 2-year-old daughter of Henny Hughes ran the six furlongs in 1:09 flat, the fastest time of the meet so far. After the race trainer Richard Mandella […]

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Champ Amazombie preps for defense of BC Sprint title

Eclipse champion Amazombie will gear up for a defense of his Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I) crown when he faces six rivals in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (gr. I) on Saturday. The winner of the race will earn an automatic berth in the BC Sprint, since it is part of the ‘Win and You’re […]

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Musical Romance may use Mike Sherman Stakes as BC prep

The $55,000 Mike Sherman Stakes shares top billing with the $75,000 Kenny Noe Jr. Stakes on Saturday at Calder. It may just be an overnight stake, but it could have a big impact on this year’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I). The 6 1/2-furlong sprint has drawn a field of 10 fillies […]

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Aruna seeks to repeat in Juddmonte Spinster

Flaxman Holdings’ Aruna, seeking to become the fourth horse to win back-to-back runnings of the Juddmonte Spinster (G1), will face 12 rivals Sunday in the 57th running of the $500,000 race at 1 1/8 miles on the main track. The Juddmonte Spinster is a “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic […]

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