2014 breeders’ cup

UPDATED: Breeders’ Cup Losing Betting Race to Kentucky Derby

With $7.3 million in non-commingled international wagers added to previously reported pari-mutuel handle figures on the Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Breeders Cup, a total of $135,542,834 was wagered on the 13 championship day races from Santa Anita Park. That’s down from the $139,418,666 wagered on 14 races in 2013 and ranks this year’s Breeders’ Cup handle fifth in the […]

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Early Reports on Neumeier Cautiously Optimistic

Early reports on the condition of sports broadcaster Bob Neumeier are cautiously optimistic following his hospitalization for a stroke last week. Neumeier suffered the stroke while preparing to leave for Breeders’ Cup coverage in California. The longtime television personality required five and a half hours of brain surgery but has since been alert and talking. […]

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Coburn to Reuters: Chrome Will Race at Four

California Chrome owner Steve Coburn told the news agency Reuters on Monday afternoon that the Derby and Preakness-winning 3-year-old will have a career at age four. The announcement is a reversal from previous reports that the colt’s ownership was interested in retiring him at the end of the year, regardless of the outcome of the […]

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‘Dream Come True’: Work All Week Gives Geroux, Brueggemann First BC Win

Work All Week provided bettors with another Breeders’ Cup surprise in the G1 Sprint on Saturday afternoon, chasing a blistering pace to pay $40.20 on a win ticket. The 5-year-old Roger Brueggemann trainee sat off a rapid early pace that included fractions of :21.19 for a quarter and :43.34 for the half, to take control […]

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Main Sequence Caps Undefeated Season With Turf Win

Main Sequence capped a perfect season with a thrilling win in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf on Saturday afternoon at Santa Anita, continuing a trend of narrow victory margins in G1 races. Jockey John Velazquez took the 5-year-old gelding to a deep-closing effort, sitting well off the pace for much of the 1 1/2-mile contest […]

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Judy The Beauty Prevails in Photo for Filly & Mare Sprint

Wesley Ward’s Breeders’ Cup luck began turning around on Friday, got even bettter on Saturday, when he won the Filly and Mare Sprint both as an owner and trainer with Judy the Beauty. Judy the Beauty edged out a somewhat unlucky Better Lucky by a head under jockey Mike Smith. “Absolutely dynamite,” he said afterward […]

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Absorbine presents Breeders’ Cup Photo Blog: And Away They Go

Each day this week, the Paulick Report has brought you a daily photo blog taking you into the action at Santa Anita Park, where horses and their connections are preparing for the Breeders’ Cup on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. We’ve been gathering images and notes from behind the scenes and beyond the press releases, so if […]

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Distaff Shocker: Napravnik Announces Retirement on NBC Sports

Jockey Rosie Napravnik shocked the racing world on Friday afternoon when she announced her impending retirement on NBC Sports while accepting her trophy for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Napravnik is expecting a baby with husband and trainer Joe Sharp. Napravnik, whose mother Cindy was on stage with her, told media she had been planning to reveal […]

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Juvenile Fillies Turf: Ortiz Takes Rail to First Breeders’ Cup Win

Chad Brown trainee Lady Eli was undefeated at the start of the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, and she exited the race a much more valuable brand of undefeated. Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. kept the daughter of Divine Park out of traffic along the rail, sitting behind early pacesetter Sunset Glow and clung to the […]

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Juvenile Turf: Hootenanny Gives Ward First Breeders’ Cup Win

Trainer Wesley Ward finally turned his Breeders’ Cup luck around with a determined closing run from European invader Hootenanny in Friday afternoon’s G1 Juvenile Turf. With beloved Italian jockey Frankie Dettori aboard, Hootenanny sat just behind a hot early pace set by stablemate Luck of the Kitten and burst between horses, edging out a sea […]

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