Breeders’ Cup

Contested to train up to Filly & Mare Sprint

Trainer Bob Baffert indicated on Wednesday that his two-time grade 1 winner Contested would train up to the Nov. 3 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I). The 3-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper has notched victories in the Acorn Stakes (gr. I) and the Test Stakes (gr. I), the latter of which came off a […]

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Breeders’ Cup berth on the line in TCA Stakes

Fred Bradley, trainer Buff Bradley, Carl Hurst and Brent Burns’ Groupie Doll, a dominating graded stakes winner in her past three starts, heads a field of nine fillies and mares entered Wednesday morning for Saturday’s 32nd running of the $200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America (G2). The six-furlong sprint on the main track, a “Win and […]

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BC Turf: Ellis taking ‘wait and see’ approach with Casino Host

The connections of Casino Host, winner of the Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) in August, are taking a ‘wait and see’ approach as to whether or not the dark bay colt will run in the Breeders’ Cup Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Nov. 3. The victory at Del Mar earned the 4-year-old colt by […]

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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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Kentucky student wins $10,000 Breeders’ Cup scholarship

Twenty-year-old Lauren Moore never figured she would wind up being a huge winner at last Friday’s opening of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, but the Midway College junior and equine studies major ended up scoring big with a $10,000 scholarship through the Breeders’ Cup “Free Ride” Sweepstakes.   The Breeders’ Cup “Free Ride” Sweepstakes was […]

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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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