Breeders’ Cup

Amoss Undecided On Breeders’ Cup Race For Serengeti Empress

If Serengeti Empress did not turn in a top performance when sixth out of 11 three-year-old fillies in Parx Racing’s $1 million Cotillion Stakes, keep in mind that she followed up a seventh-place drubbing in the Fair Grounds Oaks with triumph in the Kentucky Oaks. Now trainer Tom Amoss and owner Joel Politi are hoping […]

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‘Very Pleased With Him’: Cox Tabs Owendale For Breeders’ Cup Classic

Oklahoma Derby winner Owendale will make his next start in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, trainer Brad Cox told drf.com. The 3-year-old son of Into Mischief has won four of his seven starts this season, including the G3 Lexington and G3 Ohio Derby, and also finished third in the G1 Preakness Stakes. “He breezed Saturday morning, his […]

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Blacker Preparing For First Breeders’ Cup With ‘Very Smart’ Hit The Road

Dan Blacker is looking forward to this year’s Breeders’ Cup races more than most horsemen. It will mark the first time the 37-year-old trainer born in Oxford, England, competes in the championship event, having upstart Hit the Road primed for the $1 million Juvenile Turf at one mile on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita. Blacker […]

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Bricks And Mortar, Midnight Bisou Confirmed In Leading Spots Of NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

With the major North American preparatory races complete in advance of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, the leaders in the weekly NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll are expected to hold position until the two-day event takes place at Santa Anita Park on November 1-2. The top spot on the poll has been owned by multiple Grade […]

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Midnight Bisou ‘Just Cruised’ Through Santa Anita Workout

Monster Midnight Bisou, undefeated in seven races this year, each a graded stakes, three of them Grade I’s, hopes to enhance her Horse of the Year credentials with a victory in the Grade I, $2 million Longines Distaff at Santa Anita on Nov. 2. With regular rider Mike Smith aboard for trainer Steve Asmussen, the […]

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Last Opportunity: Weanling Nominations To Breeders’ Cup Due Tuesday, Oct. 15

The Breeders’ Cup issued a reminder today that Tuesday, October 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET is the last opportunity for horsemen to nominate weanlings of 2019 to the Breeders’ Cup program at the one-time regular nomination fee of $400.00 USD. The $400 nomination entitles each foal with lifetime eligibility to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships […]

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Filly & Mare Sprint: Come Dancing ‘Getting Better And Stronger’

Trainer Carlos Martin saw just what he wanted out of Come Dancing in her second work following the Grade 2 Gallant Bloom, where she drilled through five furlongs, with Rajiv Maragh up, in 1:00.44 on Saturday morning over the Belmont Park training track, which was the fastest of 14 recorded works at the distance. Owned […]

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Code Of Honor Cruises Through ‘Easy’ Work Toward Classic

W.S. Farish’s Code of Honor resumed serious business on Saturday morning with an easy half-mile move in 50.65 seconds over a fast main track at Belmont Park. Trained by Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey, the homebred chestnut Noble Mission sophomore logged his first serious breeze since being elevated to first in the Grade 1 Jockey […]

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Math Wizard ‘Moving Forward,’ Headed To Breeders’ Cup Classic

Math Wizard, who pulled off a 31-1 upset victory in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1) at Parx in his most recent start, breezed three furlongs in 35.80 seconds Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park in preparation for a scheduled start in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Santa Anita Nov. 2. “It went […]

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Baltas Bringing A Third Former Claimer To Breeders’ Cup

Lady Ninja, who posted a pulsating nose victory over favored Selcourt in the LA Woman Stakes last Saturday, is bound for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at seven furlongs on Nov. 2, trainer Richard Baltas confirmed Saturday morning. Baltas claimed the five-year-old Kentucky-bred mare for $32,000 on Sept. 1, 2018, but […]

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