Breeders’ Cup

Blue Prize (ARG) Gives Connections First Breeders’ Cup Win In Distaff, Midnight Bisou Second

After a fourth-place finish in last year’s edition, Blue Prize (ARG) claimed victory in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Distaff, giving her owner, trainer and jockey their first Breeders’ Cup win. Blue Prize, who qualified for the Distaff with a rare second career victory in the G1 Spinster at Keeneland last month, stayed well out […]

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Breeders’ Cup Mile: Uni Wins Mare, Filly Battle To Wire With Got Stormy

The only two females in Saturday’s Grade 1, $2 million Breeder’s Cup mile separated from the field late and Chad Brown-trained Uni (GB) prevailed by a length and a half over Got Stormy, trained by Mark Casse. Under Joel Rosario, Uni settled comfortably near the back of the pack as longshots Hey Gaman and El […]

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Mitole Confidently Ridden For Breeders’ Cup Sprint Victory

Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Met Mile winner Mitole (9-5) was confidently handled to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint, settling off the pace of speedy 3-2 favorite Shancelot and running down that rival in the stretch to win going away by 1 1/4 lengths. The 4-year-old son of Eskendereya, trained by Steve Asmussen and […]

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Iridessa Outduels Vasilika To Win Filly & Mare Turf

Irish-bred Iridessa gave Joseph O’Brien his first Breeders’ Cup victory as a trainer and jockey Wayne Lordan earned his initial success in the World Championships on Saturday at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., reeling in front-runner Mirth and then outdueling local favorite Vasilika in the final furlong to win the $2-million, Grade 1 Filly […]

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Spun To Run Leads All The Way In Dirt Mile; Omaha Beach Second

Robert P. Donaldson’s Parx-based Spun To Run grabbed the lead at the start and never relinquished it on Saturday, winning the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at odds of 9-1. Fan-favorite Omaha Beach, the even-money choice in the race, rallied from well of the pace but couldn’t catch the winner, finishing second by 2 […]

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Girl Power: San Luis Rey Fire Survivor Belvoir Bay Breaks Record In Turf Sprint

There was no catching 6-year-old Belvoir Bay (GB) in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint Saturday — the speedy mare scrapped for the lead out of the gate and never looked back, setting a track record as she fended off stablemate Om by 1 1/4 lengths. The Peter Miller-trained Belvoir Bay was making her […]

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Covfefe Delivers As Heavy Favorite In Filly & Mare Sprint

LNJ Foxwoods’ Covfefe was drawn on the rail for Saturday’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, but jockey Joel Rosario didn’t let the post position affect his game plan. Instead of sending the 3-year-old daughter of Into Mischief hard from the gate, Rosario let her settle into stride before asking her to move […]

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Better With Age: How Breeders’ Cup Veterans Stay On Top Of Their Game

This Breeders’ Cup weekend, many race fans are looking back on their favorite memory from the history of the series. For some, the throwback is far, reaching into the 1990s, but many are still captivated by American Pharoah’s dominating career finale in the 2015 Classic at Keeneland four years ago. That fall day in Central […]

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‘A Heck Of A Battle’: Likely Eclipse Award Winner British Idiom To Be Aimed At Kentucky Oaks

Undefeated Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner British Idiom was already back at her Churchill Downs base Saturday morning after catching a 2 a.m. flight back home along with several other Kentucky-based Friday runners, including beaten Juvenile favorite Dennis’ Moment. British Idiom, with Javier Castellano in the irons, was seventh of nine early, saved ground down […]

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‘He’ll Be Back’: Dennis’ Moment Deemed Okay After Stumbling Start In Juvenile

While the gut punch of the outcome was still being felt among his connections, Dennis’ Moment was reported to be in good order after stumbling badly at the break en route to finishing last as the favorite in the TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. The son of Tiznow went to his knees out of gate under […]

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