Breeders’ Cup

‘Breakthrough’ Win Has Lone Sailor Connections Thinking Breeders’ Cup

Lone Sailor’s win in the G3 Oklahoma Derby has trainer Tom Amoss thinking about entering the 3-year-old in the Breeders’ Cup, reports drf.com. Early plans call for the son of Majestic Warrior to be cross-entered in the Classic and the Dirt Mile. “I realize we’re taking a major step forward here,” said Amoss. “I can’t emphasize […]

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‘Hopefully He Moves Forward’; Champagne Runner-Up Code Of Honor Will Contest Juvenile

W.S. Farish’s homebred Code of Honor remains on track for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile with his first work since finishing second to Complexity in the Grade 1 Champagne tentatively scheduled for Thursday or Friday, said Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey on Sunday morning. Code of Honor broke his maiden in gate-to-wire fashion on August […]

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McKinzie, West Coast Breeze ‘Well’; Sadler ‘Couldn’t Be Happier’ With Accelerate

Bob Baffert seeks to add to his record of three Breeders’ Cup Classic wins—all consecutive—with West Coast and McKinzie in this year’s edition of the $6 million event at Churchill Downs on Nov. 3. Towards that end, the two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer worked both horses Sunday morning at Santa Anita, West Coast going five furlongs […]

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Catholic Boy ‘Recovered Very Quickly,’ Executes Solid Breeze Toward Classic

Multiple Grade 1 winner Catholic Boy got back to his serious Breeders’ Cup Classic preparations on Sunday morning at Belmont Park with a five-furlong breeze in company in his first appearance on the worktab since September 30. Catholic Boy, a 3-year-old colt by More Than Ready, worked outside his stablemate, graded stakes winner March, with […]

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Thunder Snow Has ‘Building Work’ At Churchill

In his quest toward the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Godolphin’s Thunder Snow had his first breeze since the Jockey Club Gold Cup on Saturday at Churchill Downs. The 4-year-old son of Helmet was officially given a time of 1:04 3/5 for five furlongs, but carried a solid pace throughout a one-mile workout, picking up a bit […]

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Ready And Abel? Baffert ‘Happy’ With Star Filly’s Latest Breeze

Abel Tasman disappointed in her Sept. 30 start in the G1 Zenyatta Stakes, finishing a dull fifth in her final prep for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. This Friday, however, the 4-year-old daughter of Quality Road showed a renewed sense of vigor in a morning workout with stablemate Vale Dori, trainer Bob Baffert told bloodhorse.com. The pair […]

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Gunnevera Steps Up To ‘More Intense’ Breeze For Classic

Margoth’s multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera continued his preparations for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) with a strong five-furlong breeze Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park West. A 4-year-old son of Grade 1 winner Dialed In, Gunnevera went in 1:00.82 over a fast main track with regular rider Edgard Zayas in the irons, ranking second […]

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‘Sensational Mind’ Gives Sippican Harbor A Leg Up On Other Juvenile Fillies

Trainer Gary Contessa is enjoying a resurgent 2018 campaign with 46 wins on the season, already 12 more victories than he recorded a year ago. The veteran conditioner reflected on his success during Thursday’s nightcap at Belmont Park as Poshsky splashed to victory in the slop to provide Contessa with his 13th win of the […]

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Mind Your Biscuits Back On The Work Tab At Churchill Downs

Last out winner of the Lukas Classic by 4 1/2 lengths, Mind Your Biscuits returned to the work tab for the first time since that victory on Friday. The 5-year-old son of Posse covered five furlongs at Churchill Downs in 1:00 2/5, according to bloodhorse.com. “Just kind of let him stretch his legs. He’s been wanting to […]

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Turf: Path To Breeders’ Cup To Go Through Keeneland For Arklow

While most of the heavy lifting for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 2-3 at Churchill Downs figures to be complete this weekend, trainer Brad Cox will use Keeneland’s $100,000 Sycamore (G3) at 1½ miles next Thursday as a likely springboard to the $4 million Turf (G1) for Arklow. “Preparing for the (1½-mile) Turf, it is not about the fastest […]

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