Breeders’ Cup

Tizway must overcome weather in training up to BC Classic

With miserable weather creating the usual obstacles to training at Saratoga’s Oklahoma training track, trainer Jim Bond is faced with the task of keeping Tizway on course for the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 5, reports Michael Veitch in The Saratogian. After missing the Sept. 22 Jockey Club Gold Cup due to a fever, Tizway […]

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Hovdey: BC Classic link to HOY a scenario being crafted for mass consumption

With all the chatter about the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs on Nov. 5 determining 2011 Horse of the Year, Daily Racing Form’s Jay Hovdey points out that more often than not winning the Classic means nothing in terms of earning Horse of the Year. History is filled with examples of horses who were […]

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Strong Suit mustering for assault on Breeders’ Cup Mile

Strong Suit powered home under Richard Hughes to win the Burj Khalifa Challenge Stakes (Group 2) at Newmarket, setting up for an assault on the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Churchill Downs on Nov. 5, reports the Racing Post. Strong Suit, trained by Richard Hannon, romped home by four and a half lengths over Chachamaidee, with […]

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Gio Ponti likely heading to Breeders’ Cup Mile

After Gio Ponti’s brilliant performance on firm turf in Saturday’s Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes at Keeneland, trainer Christophe Clement said he would probably be pointed to the TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile, for which the horse qualified through the Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” series, according to Thoroughbred Times. Gio Ponti, owned by Castleton […]

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Caracortado may try BC Turf Sprint

Following a half-mile work in :49.40 Friday, trainer Mike Machowsky said that Caracortado, winner of the Grade 2 Del Mar Mile, is being considered for the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs Nov. 5. Caracortado recently missed a week of training because of an abscess in a foot, a setback that may prevent […]

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Drill resumes training, heading for BC Juvenile

Trainer Bob Baffert said Drill, winner of the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity last month and runner-up in the Grade 1 Norfolk Oct. 1, has sufficiently recovered from an elevated temperature and will resume training Sunday, according to Steve Andersen in Daily Racing Form. Drill is a leading candidate for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. “His […]

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Awesome Feather to the Ladies’ Classic?

Undefeated filly Awesome Feather just might show up next in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic.  Following her win at Belmont Park Wednesday in her first start as a three-year-old, trainer Chad Brown tells the Daily Racing Form he’s at least mulling the idea, especially since top older fillies Havre de Grace and Blind Luck aren’t […]

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DeRosa: BC should get its rap thing on

Yo, check this out.  At the Twinspires.com blog, BRIS marketing director Ed DeRosa – AKA Eddie D. – has laid down some lyrics to match the Nicki Minaj rap song, Super Bass.  Only instead of Super Bass, he’s got Havre de Grace (y’all get it?). DeRosa is hoping someone who can actually rap and “drop […]

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