2018 breeders’ cup

Breeders’ Cup: 289 Horses Before And After Competition, All Results Negative

Breeders’ Cup completed an extensive out of competition pre- and post-race testing program at this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships Churchill Downs, Nov. 2-3, which included the testing of 289 horses. Breeders’ Cup has taken a leadership position in out of competition testing and this year the organization continued its expansion of its most comprehensive […]

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‘We Got The Big One’: Accelerate Takes Classic To Silence Sadler Doubters

Breaking from the outside number 14 stall after being reluctant to load in the starting gate, Hronis Racing’s Accelerate won the 35th running of the $6-million, Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs on Saturday, giving trainer John Sadler his first victory in the world championships with his 45th starter. Ridden by Joel Rosario […]

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Euro Invader Expert Eye Flies Late Under Dettori To Capture Breeders’ Cup Mile

The Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Mile finish was a thriller for spectators at Churchill Downs Saturday, but it also proved a nail-biter for Sir Michael Stoute, trainer of victor Expert Eye (GB). Expert Eye and Frankie Dettori were shuffled farther back than is typical for the 3-year-old colt. The pair were fourth from last going […]

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Sistercharlie Takes Filly & Mare Turf, Giving Brant First Breeders’ Cup Victory In 30 Years

It’s been 30 years since Peter Brant visited the Breeders’ Cup winner’s circle, capturing the 1988 Sprint with D. Wayne Lukas-trained Gulch at Churchill Downs. He left the business amid legal and marital problems in the early 1990s but has come back with a vengeance, spending millions of dollars on well-bred horses in the last […]

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After Breeders’ Cup Friday Card, Rosario Atop Shoemaker Award Points List

Joel Rosario, who rode two winners on Friday’s Breeders’ Cup card that included of five Championship races, leads in the race for the Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs. The Shoemaker Award is based on a 10-4-2-1 scoring system on first- through fourth-place […]

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Wagering Tops $52 Million On Inaugural Breeders’ Cup Future Stars Friday Program

All-sources handle for the 10-race program of the first day of the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs was $52,216,685, the fourth highest total for a Friday Breeders’ Cup and the sixth time the total has exceeded $50 million. The Future Stars Friday card featured five Breeders’ Cup races for 2-year-old horses for […]

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Juvenile Fillies: Jaywalk ‘Runs Them Off Their Feet’ For John Servis

John Servis hasn’t had a Breeders’ Cup starter since sending Jostle out to a ninth-place finish in the 2000 Distaff, though he’s enjoyed considerable success at Churchill Downs, host track of the 2018 world championships. Servis won the 2004 Kentucky Derby with Smarty Jones and the 2016 Kentucky Oaks with Cathryn Sophia. Servis made good […]

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Extra, Extra: Newspaperofrecord (IRE) Gives Brown Fourth Juvenile Fillies Turf Win In Five Years

Newspaperofrecord (IRE) left no doubters Friday as she left a formidable European field behind in the stretch of the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf on Friday. After taking command going into the first turn, jockey Irad Ortiz never looked back, keeping the filly well in hand into the top of the stretch and […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Presented By Adequan: Late Scratches

The 35th Breeders’ Cup is upon us at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. with the Future Stars Friday program kicking off at 12:55 p.m. ET and the first Breeders’ Cup race – the inaugural running of the Juvenile Turf Sprint – going at 3:21 p.m. as the fifth race of a 10-race card. On Saturday, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Scratches: Mile Favorite Polydream Is Out, Despite Trainer’s Objections

The Churchill Downs racing office posted a total of four scratches from Friday and Saturday Breeders’ Cup cards. Most notably, Polydream (IRE), morning line favorite for the Mile, is out. Five-time Breeders’ Cup winner Freddy Head, the only individual to win a Breeders’ Cup race as both a jockey and a trainer, was particularly frustrated […]

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