2016 breeders’ cup

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Summers Lets Mind Your Biscuits Have Things His Way

Never was there a kid so disappointed to find he’d grown tall enough to ride roller coasters as a young Chad Summers. Summers was the only youngster he knew on his native Long Island who had grown up with dreams of becoming a jockey, and as a 4’10, 90-pound high school freshman, he had thought […]

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California Veterinarian’s List: Steroid Reporting By The Numbers

When news broke last month that Breeders’ Cup Sprint runner-up Masochistic tested positive for anabolic steroids after the race, many fans were shocked to learn steroids are still present in American racing. In California, a trainer must report the administration of anabolic steroids to a horse in his care to the California Horse Racing Board, […]

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‘Extremely Disappointing’ Medication Positive; Breeders’ Cup Pursues Steroid Elimination

On Tuesday, Breeders’ Cup Limited released the following statement on the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) ruling regarding the medication positive from the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Sprint. “It is extremely disappointing to hear of the confirmation of a medication positive and filing of a complaint by the California Horse Racing Board asking the Santa Anita […]

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Economic Indicators: Comparative Figures Show Declines In Wagering, Purses

A November Breeders’ Cup in 2016 has made pari-mutuel handle and purse comparisons difficult, as Breeders’ Cup was held in October last year. By combining the pari-mutuel handle and purse dollars for both October and November, the comparative numbers paint a much clearer picture. Over the course of October and November, wagering on U.S. races […]

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Japanese Shipper Nuovo Record Targets Red Carpet At Del Mar

The original plan was for Nuovo Record, a five-year-old Japanese-bred grand daughter of Sunday Silence, to  run in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, then stop over and train at Del Mar for next month’s $3.225 million Longines Hong Kong Cup at the Sha Tin course there.  The plans have changed, however. […]

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Ratings For NBC’s Breeders’ Cup Classic Telecast Down Sharply From 2015

Saturday’s one-hour telecast of the Breeders’ Cup Classic on NBC attracted an audience of 2.26 million households, down 42 percent from the 2015 telecast when 3.87 million households tuned in for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah’s unprecedented victory in the Classic at Keeneland, which made him what some called horse racing’s first “grand slam” winner. In […]

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Breeders’ Cup Photo Blog Presented By TVG: Cue The Violins

If there’s one thing this year’s Breeders’ Cup had in spades, it was emotion. From the thrilling last furlong in the Distaff, to California Chrome’s defeat in the Classic, this weekend was the kind of racing turfwriters live to write about. It’s also the kind of weekend public relations specialists hope for, with plenty of replays to […]

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Nearly $160 Million Wagered On 2016 Breeders’ Cup; Record Attendance Reported

A crowd of 72,811, the highest single-day attendance for a Breeders’ Cup since the event switched to a two-day format, cheered on as blossoming 3-year-old star, Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate, bested hometown favorite California Chrome, North America’s richest racehorse, at the wire to win the $6-million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park. Saturday’s attendance at […]

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Three Wins, Three Seconds Carry Smith To Third Shoemaker Award

Mike Smith, who won three races and finished second in three others won the 14th Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park. The Shoemaker Award is based on a 10-5-3-1 scoring system on first- through fourth-place finishes in each of the 13 Breeders’ […]

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Tourist Gets Revenge Against Late-Flying Tepin In Breeders’ Cup Mile

Tourist avenged last year’s Breeders’ Cup Mile loss on Saturday, turning the tables on a determined, late-closing Tepin in the Santa Anita Park stretch. Joel Rosario was aboard the Tiznow son for trainer Bill Mott and owners WinStar Farm, Wachtel Stable and Gary Barber. Tourist chased a sizzling early pace set by early leader What […]

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