Breeders’ Cup

Scheinman: Mott’s patience key to Drosselmeyer’s victory

Writing for the Breeders’ Cup Classic website, John Scheinman analyzes the Classic result – attributing Drosselmeyer’s upset victory mostly to patient handling by trainer Bill Mott: “The big chestnut son of Distorted Humor was meant to win major races. His dam, Golden Ballet took two Grade 1’s at Santa Anita. Her sire, Moscow Ballet, was […]

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McGoey wins Breeders’ Cup betting challenge, collects $270,600 from a $100 buy-in

After two days of improbable upsets and some of the highest payouts in Breeders’ Cup history, perhaps none was more so than the victory by Patrick McGoey in the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge.  In its third year, the BC Betting Challenge saw 115 of the country’s best horseplayers face-off in a mega-stakes, live money $10,000 […]

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Breeders’ Cup Notes: Sunday, Nov. 6

•    Bill Mott (Drosselmeyer, Classic, 1st; Royal Delta, Ladies’ Classic, 1st; To Honor and Serve, Classic, 7th; Birdrun, Marathon, 2nd; Courageous Cat, Mile, 13th) – Upon dismounting from his pony following training hours Sunday, trainer Bill Mott posed for a picture outside Barn 19 at Churchill Downs while standing behind a sawhorse over which the […]

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Breeders’ Cup: Smith ties Bailey for all-time lead, plus more odds and ends

Jockey Mike Smith ties Jerry Bailey for All-Time Lead in Breeders’ Cup Wins after Classic Victory with Drosselmeyer Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith’s victory aboard Drosselmeyer in Saturday’s  Breeders’ Cup Classic, after guiding Amazombie to score in the Sprint earlier in the afternoon, brought his total number of wins in the Breeders’ Cup to 15 […]

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My Miss Aurelia will head to California for 3-year-old campaign

The morning after My Miss Aurelia’s impressive win in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Churchill Downs, trainer Steve Asmussen said she would spend the winter at Santa Anita. The owners, a partnership of Stonestreet Stables and George Bolton, are based in California. In an extraordinary 2-year-old season, My Miss Aurelia added the Juvenile Fillies […]

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Fravel says Breeders’ Cup will consider capital improvements in selecting future host sites

Breeders’ Cup president and chief executive officer Craig Fravel said Saturday that track enhancements will play a role in the selection of future sites to host the World Championships, writes Ron Mitchell in the Blood-Horse. “One of the things we’re going to do with respect to future host sites is to step back a little […]

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Jones has no regrets about Havre de Grace, will bring her back to race at 5

After Havre de Grace finished fourth behind upset winner Drosselmeyer in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, trainer Larry Jones said he had no regrets about running her in the race. He also confirmed owner Rick Porter’s decision to bring Havre de Grace back again to race as a 5-year-old in 2012, according to a […]

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Breeders’ Cup wagering and attendance show declines

Handle on the Breeders’ Cup World Championship dropped 5.1%, from $147.5 million on 14 races last year to $140.1 million for 15 races this year, according to preliminary commingled figures released late Saturday by Breeders’ Cup. According to a Racing Form report, it was the first decline for Breeders’ Cup since 2007 at Monmouth Park […]

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Victory is sweet for Mike Smith on Drosselmeyer in the Classic

Mike Smith on Drosselmeyer ran down Game on Dude and Chantal Sutherland in the ultimate ‘battle of the exes,’ winning the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs. The victory was especially sweet after Smith’s heartbreaking loss in last year’s Classic aboard Zenyatta. Finishing third was Ruler On Ice. Drosselmeyer is trained by Bill […]

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