Breeders’ Cup

Brown Quartet Seeks Trainer’s Fourth Consecutive Beverly D. Victory

Four appears to be the lucky number for trainer Chad Brown who sends a quartet of contenders for the 29th running of the Grade I $600,000 Beverly D. in search of his fourth consecutive victory in the 1 3/16-mile event for fillies and mares over the grass at Arlington International Racecourse. The winner of the Beverly D., […]

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Oscar Performance Headlines Field Of 11 In Arlington Million

The 36th running of the Grade I $1,000,000 Arlington Million drew a field of 11 entrants for the 1¼-mile turf event at Arlington International Racecourse. Chicago’s marquee race attracted a bevy of worldly talent, but Amerman Racing Stables’ Oscar Performance, victorious in last season’s Grade I Secretariat, will star from stage right when they break from the […]

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Brown Has ‘Faith’ In Off-The-Bench Almanaar Ahead Of Arlington Million

After Almanaar (GB) took home his first United States victory in last year’s Grade I Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, owner Shadwell Farms’ Racing Manager Rick Nichols had the Grade I $1,000,000 Arlington Million in the back of his mind for the son of Dubawi (IRE). Unfortunately, some setbacks put him on the shelf for the remainder of […]

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Gunnevera Back In Action For Friday Allowance, Preps For Woodward Stakes

Salomon Del Valle’s Gunnevera is set for a return to action Friday at Gulfstream Park, where he is scheduled to face four rivals, including Chilean Derby champion Leitone. A multiple graded-stakes winner, Gunnevera hasn’t raced since exiting an eighth-place finish in the $10 million Dubai World Cup (G1) with a nasty hoof injury. The Kentucky-bred 4-year-old was […]

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Accelerate ‘Really Sharp’ In Penultimate Work For Pacific Classic

John Sadler-trained Accelerate, the probable favorite for the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic, worked six furlongs in 1:12.20 Sunday morning, leaving only one more significant exercise remaining, probably next Sunday, before the August 18 event at Del Mar. With assistant trainer Juan Leyva up, the 5-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky clicked off splits of :13 flat, :25.40, :37.20 and […]

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Tapwrit ‘Struggled With The Track,’ Will Be Trained Toward Woodward

Following Tapwrit’s distant fourth-place finish in Saturday’s Grade 1 Whitney after thunderstorms delayed the start contributing to a sloppy track, trainer Todd Pletcher made no excuses for the 4-year-old son of Tapit, who still remains in search of his first win since capturing the last year’s Grade 1 Belmont Stakes. “He seemed to come out of the race […]

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‘I Think He’ll Do Anything’: Options Open For Whitney Runner-Up Mind Your Biscuits

After little to no sleep – and having watched the replay of Saturday’s race “78 times” – trainer Chad Summers couldn’t be happier with Grade 1 Whitney runner-up Mind Your Biscuits following his 3 ½-length finish behind Diversify in the 1 1/8-mile route. The 5-year-old by Posse made his patented closing move in an effort […]

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‘Pretty Special’ Diversify A Late Blessing For Violette

In describing Laura Evans and Ralph M. Evans’ Diversify following his dominant victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney, trainer Rick Violette could have easily been talking about himself. “He was tired, but content,” Violette said Sunday morning. “He’s a pretty happy camper.” The same could be said for Violette, who has overcome health issues in recent years and right […]

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Diversify Shakes Loose For Sloppy Whitney Score; Mind Your Biscuits Second Again

Ralph and Lauren Evans’ Diversify led a New York-bred exacta in Saturday’s Grade 1 Whitney Stakes, leading the field throughout to cross the wire 3 1/2 lengths in front of Mind Your Biscuits. After waiting out a lengthy rain delay in the paddock, the 5-year-old gelding by Bellamy Road clocked nine furlongs over Saratoga’s sloppy […]

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Gunnevera To Use Allowance As Stepping Stone To Woowward

Multiple-graded stakes winner Gunnevera breezed five furlongs in a minute-flat at Gulfstream Park West Saturday morning in preparation for an expected return Friday at Gulfstream Park. “I’m very happy with his work,” trainer Antonio Sano said. “He galloped out very good.” The workout, the fastest of 26 recorded at the distance, was the seventh in a series of workouts […]

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