Breeders’ Cup

Video: Inside the 2011 Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup takes us track level for the all the great moments and stirring emotions of the 2011 World Championships at Churchill Downs.  Click below to watch.

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Florida bill pushes for Thoroughbred racing, Breeders’ Cup at Hialeah

A bill introduced in the Florida legislature would allow a Thoroughbred permit to be issued to a track that either becomes a permanent site for the Breeders’ Cup or one of the rotating host sites.  The Blood-Horse says the legislation is designed to get Thoroughbred racing back to Hialeah Park and is similar to a […]

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WinStar weighs Drosselmeyer decision; Smith lobbies for Classic winner to race

WinStar Farm will make a decision on the future of recent Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) hero Drosselmeyer some time next week, the farm reported on Wednesday. The 4-year-old son of Distorted Humor was to be retired to stand in New York in 2012, but a clause in the contract called for flexibility if Drosselmeyer were […]

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Breeders’ Cup: 2011 races lived up to their billing

Drosselmeyer’s stunning victory in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, international superstar Goldikova’s gallant bid to win un unprecedented fourth consecutive TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile and St Nicholas Abbey’s triumph in the Emirates Airline Breeders’ Cup Turf for the father-son, trainer-jockey team of Aidan and Joseph O’Brien led two days of world-class championship racing at […]

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Haskin: Faith played a big role in Drosselmeyer’s win

The Blood-Horse’s Steve Haskin reveals more of the back story on Drosselmeyer’s upset victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.  The storylines run deep for trainer Bill Mott, jockey Mike Smith and Drosselmeyer’s other connections.  For WinStar president Elliott Walden, a deeply religious man, faith played a role in more ways than one: “It was Walden […]

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TCI: Assessing the divisions, post-Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup offered plenty of surprising results, but did the race results solidfy any of the Eclipse Award divisional categories?  Did Caleb’s Posse close in on champion three-year-old?  Did Havre De Grace do enough to capture Horse of the Year or even older filly and mare?  Who’s in the lead between juveniles Hansen and […]

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Surgery goes well for BC Marathon runner A.U. Miner

Trainer Clark Hanna said surgery on A.U. Miner, who was injured in the Breeders’ Cup Marathon, went well Monday.  The Thoroughbred Times says while the reports were “very initial,” the news was good following the surgery in Lexington to deal with fractures to A.U. Miner’s left front leg.

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West: BC confused Eclipse Awards, but there are still races left

Turf writer Gary West writes for ESPN about the Eclipse Awards, which the Breeders’ Cup was supposed to help decide.  Instead, they seem to make the decisions even murkier.  But the racing calendar isn’t over.  West says while only a few big racing opportunities remain, someone could make a move and lock up an award: […]

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Breeders’ Cup TV ratings show significant drop-off

The loss of the “Zenyatta” effect at this year’s Breeders’ Cup not only showed up through declines and in handle and attendance, the television ratings saw a dramatic drop-off. The Daily Racing Form says overnight ratings for the Classic on ESPN fell from a 3.1 last year to a 1.2 rating this year.  The overall […]

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Finley: Stewards’ blown call on Goldikova ‘worse than Life At Ten’

Bill Finley writes for ESPN about the controversial decision by Churchill Downs stewards to make no change to the order of finish in the Breeders’ Cup Mile after Goldikova came out and caused a chain reaction in the race’s final moments: “For the second straight year, the betting public wagered more than $150 million on […]

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