Breeders’ Cup

King For A Day ‘Doing Excellent,’ Poised For Haskell Rematch With Maximum Security

As a fast-rising star in the 3-year-old ranks, King for a Day has earned a shot at proving himself on a bigger stage, trainer Todd Pletcher said. That stage appears as if it will be the July 20 TVG.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, which would set up a second showdown with Maximum Security. It […]

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Promises Fulfilled Cruises All The Way In John A. Nerud

A stumbling start by Killybegs Captain left Bob Baron’s Promises Fulfilled all alone on the front end in Saturday’s G2 John A. Nerud Stakes, and jockey Luis Saez took full advantage. Setting mild fractions, the 4-year-old son of Shackleford had plenty left in the stretch to cruise under the wire 4 1/2 lengths the best […]

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‘All Good’ With Maximum Security Ahead Of Haskell

TVG.com Haskell Invitational contenders Maximum Security and Joevia remain on schedule for Monmouth Park’s signature race on Saturday, July 20, with the trainers of both locally-stabled 3-year-olds saying they’re pleased with the status of their respective horses as the field continues to take shape two weeks prior to the Grade 1 race. Maximum Security, the […]

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Breeders’ Cup Champion Enable Makes A Triumphant Return In Coral-Eclipse

Juddmonte’s Enable hadn’t run since her victory in the Breeders’ Cup Turf last November at Churchill Downs, but the 5-year-old daughter of Nathaniel didn’t let that stop her in Saturday’s Group 1 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown. Facing off once again with Magical, the Breeders’ Cup runner up, Enable and Frankie Dettori took over the lead in […]

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Kentucky Downs Offers $1 Million Bonus For Three-Race Sweep Culminating In BC Turf Sprint

The Grade 3 Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint already is America’s most lucrative race for sprinters on grass outside the Breeders’ Cup championship races. Now its winner could earn an additional $1 million. The $700,000 Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint winner will earn a $1 million bonus if the horse goes on to capture Keeneland’s $200,000 Woodford and the $1 […]

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Promises Fulfilled Hoping To Rebound In G2 John Nerud, Eyeing Breeders’ Cup Spot

Robert Baron’s multiple graded stakes winner Promises Fulfilled will look to rebound off a fourth in the Grade 1 Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap in Saturday’s Grade 2, $300,000 John A. Nerud at Belmont Park. A Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In qualifying race for the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita Park, the John […]

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Plus Que Parfait Makes Switch To Turf For G1 Belmont Derby, To Face Master Fencer Again

Imperial Racing millionaire Plus Que Parfait already has bested a talented field of international contenders on dirt when he captured the Group 2 UAE Derby in March. The Brendan Walsh trainee will look for similar success as he transitions to turf as part of a full 14-horse field of 3-year-olds in the 70th running of […]

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Concrete Rose, Newspaperofrecord Renew Rivalry In G1 Belmont Oaks

Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing’s Concrete Rose and Klaravich Stables’ Newspaperofrecord will renew their rivalry in Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Belmont Oaks Invitational, a 1 1/4-mile test on the inner turf featuring an international field of nine sophomore fillies at Belmont Park. Saturday marks the inaugural $5.25 million Turf Triple Series, featuring the Turf Trinity […]

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Belmont’s Stars And Stripes Day Features Breeders’ Cup ‘Win And You’re In,’ NBC Coverage

An automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Sprint is on the line in the John A. Nerud Stakes on Saturday, July 6 at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. live at 4 p.m. ET on NBC as part of the “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In – Presented by America’s Best Racing.” The seven-furlong […]

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Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings Unchanged: McKinzie On Top, Thunder Snow Second

For the fourth consecutive week, Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie (258 votes) has been voted the top horse in the Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings. McKinzie, trained by Bob Baffert, won the Alysheba Stakes (G3) at Churchill and most recently was second in the Metropolitan Handicap (G1) at Belmont Park on June […]

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