Breeders’ Cup

Sprint contender Giant Ryan raring to go for BC workout

Shivananda Parbhoo’s Giant Ryan was scheduled to work Wednesday morning about 8:30 after the renovation break, but the 5-year-old did not want to wait that long.          “He was active in his stall this morning and we didn’t want him to hurt himself,” trainer Bisnath Parboo said of the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Sprint […]

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BC announces new race order, moves Breeders’ Cup Mile

The Breeders’ Cup announced today the official order of races for the 2011 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5. Following the closing of pre-entries on Monday and yesterday’s meeting of the Racing Directors/ Secretaries Panel, Breeders’ Cup has moved the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile to […]

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Breeders’ Cup iPhone, iPad apps now available

The Breeders’ Cup, in conjunction with App developer RockLive, has launched, for the second year in a row, the Breeders’ Cup Official iPhone and iPad Apps in advance of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs on November 4-5. The Official 2011 Breeders’ Cup app will, among other things, allow iPhone and iPad users […]

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Record 193 horses pre-entered for Breeders’ Cup

Led by the outstanding filly Havre de Grace, 2010 Juvenile Champion Uncle Mo, international superstar So You Think (NZ), three time Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti and three-time TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile Champion Goldikova (IRE), a record 193 horses—including 29 from overseas—have been pre-entered for the 2011 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The 28th Breeders’ Cup […]

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Flay buys French filly to defend Breeders’ Cup title

Celebrity chef Bobby Flay purchased a two-year-old filly from France to run in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf a week from Friday, reports the Daily Racing Form.  Flay teamed up with Todd Pletcher to capture that race last year with More Than Real. Dear Lavinia has won three of her five starts in France.

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Baffert: Leaning to Dirt Mile for The Factor

The Factor looks to be headed to the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile after a swift workout Tuesday at Santa Anita Park.  The Factor was clocked in 1:22 1/5 for seven furlongs. “His work was great, phenomenal,” Baffert told the Blood-Horse. “I have until Monday to decide though, so I’ll make the decision then.” Baffert pre-entered […]

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Leatherbury, Ben’s Cat can’t scratch together enough for BC fees

When the Breeders’ Cup announces the horses nominated to next weekend’s 15 races at Churchill Downs Wednesday morning, the list will not include Laurel Park-based Ben’s Cat in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G2). On Labor Day, the King Leatherbury homebred captured the $356,000 Turf Monster Handicap (G3) at Parx Racing and earned […]

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Tizway out of BC Classic with injury, to be retired

Tizway, winner of two prestigious Grade 1 races in New York this year, will miss the Breeders’ Cup Classic and be retired to stud after being diagnosed with a suspensory injury after a gallop Tuesday morning. “He galloped over the track very well this morning,” said trainer Jim Bond. “We put him on ice for […]

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Pletcher pre-enters 11 runners for BC races

Trainer Todd Pletcher, who saddled three of his six Breeders’ Cup winners at last year’s World Championships at Churchill Downs, began the process of improving on his career total Tuesday morning starting at 6 o’clock with light exercise from Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) hopefuls Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty and concluding just before 10 o’clock […]

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No Ladies’ Classic for Awesome Feather

Undefeated three-year-old Awesome Feather will not make her next start in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic, trainer Chad Brown tells the Daily Racing Form.  Instead, last year’s champion two-year-old filly will point toward the Grade 1 Gazelle at Aqueduct November 26.

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