Breeders’ Cup

Haskin: Remember ‘The Real Arrogate,’ Not His Runs At Del Mar

Hall of Fame turfwriter Steve Haskin addressed the “bewildering” dichotomy of the big gray Arrogate in his blog at bloodhorse.com this week, coming to the conclusion that the Bob Baffert-trained colt’s four-race run of breathtaking performances should be his legacy, rather than his terrible downfall in the latter half of 2017. “We saw two distinctly different […]

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Top-Rated Bolt D’Oro Committed To San Felipe, Santa Anita Derby In 2018

America’s top rated 2-year-old, Bolt d’Oro will stay home at Santa Anita on the road to the Kentucky Derby in May, according to owner/trainer Mick Ruis. “We appreciate having stalls at Santa Anita and we want to run our horse here,” said Ruis, when reached by telephone Thursday afternoon in New York City. “Right now our plan […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Nicks Creates His Own ‘Luck’ With Caledonia Road

Five years ago, trainer Ralph Nicks wasn’t sure he’d make it through the winter. His New York-based stable had dwindled to just 12 horses, and he would end up saddling the winners of just 13 races in 2012 – the smallest number of his career. “I didn’t know where (my career) was headed,” said the […]

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Breeders’ Cup At Del Mar Receives ‘Overwhelmingly Positive’ Reviews From European Horsemen

They came. They saw. They conquered, somewhat. The Europeans left, from virtually all accounts, pleased that they made the approximately 5,500-mile journey over the Atlantic Ocean, and the length of the U.S.A., for last weekend’s $26.5 million Breeders’ Cup World Championships, hosted for the first time by Del Mar. They left impressed with what they […]

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Breeders’ Cup Completes ‘Unprecedented’ Out Of Competition Testing Program

Breeders’ Cup completed an unprecedented out of competition pre- and post-race testing program at this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar, Nov. 3-4, which included the testing of 195 horses. Breeders’ Cup has long been at the forefront of out of competition testing and this year the organization enacted its most comprehensive testing […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: Lessons From Old Del Mar?

Hosting a Breeders’ Cup at a new venue always brings some trepidation, but the racing industry has just completed the task twice in the last three years — Keeneland in 2015 and Del Mar this year. So where do these Breeders’ Cup editions stack up? In the latest version of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow […]

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TCI: Recapping The 2018 Breeders’ Cup

The TCI guys wrap another tremendous Breeders’ Cup, discussing highlights, surprises, and disappointments from both days of this year’s 13-race championship event. Thank you to everyone for following another season of TCI. We look forward to seeing you in 2018.

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‘It Was Something Spectacular’: Nicks Reflects On Caledonia Road’s Breeders’ Cup Win

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) champion Caledonia Road enjoyed celebrity status at Gulfstream Park Wednesday morning as she settled into her stall in trainer Ralph Nicks’ barn. The 2-year-old daughter of Quality Road closed from off the pace to win Saturday’s 1 1/16-mile Juvenile Fillies at Del Mar going away by 3 ¼ lengths, giving […]

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Eclipse Awards: Breeders’ Cup Upsets Leave Several Questions Unanswered

Gun Runner’s emphatic Breeders’ Cup Classic victory leaves little doubt about the 2017 Horse of the Year title. Arrogate put together an impressive string of victories this season with the Pegasus and Dubai World Cups, but his failure to return to form at Del Mar likely gives Gun Runner the upper hand with the majority […]

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All 2017 Breeders’ Cup Horses Tested Clean By Maddy Laboratory

All samples collected from 2017 Breeders’ Cup horses have been cleared by the Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at the University of California, Davis. All horses competing in Breeders’ Cup races November 3 and 4 at Del Mar underwent pre-race testing for total carbon dioxide (TCO2) levels in blood. The Maddy Laboratory then conducted post-race testing of both blood and urine samples for prohibited drugs, including cobalt, collected from the first four finishers in all Breeders’Cup races and any additional random horses selected by the stewards consistent with CHRB protocol. The Maddy Laboratory is accredited by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) and is the only racing laboratory in the Western Hemisphere certified by the International Federation […]

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