2018 breeders’ cup

Breeders’ Cup News Minute Presented By Adequan: Keeping Good Company

No fewer than 20 horses pre-entered in the two-day Breeders’ Cup world championships Nov. 2-3 had timed workouts at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Sunday morning, with several leading contenders working in company. Among those who had their final serious preps was Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl, working under jockey Florent Geroux for trainer […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Presented By Adequan: Classic Preps

Three of the leading contenders for the Breeders’ Cup Classic – Accelerate, McKinzie and West Coast – had their final serious preps at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., on Saturday. Meanwhile in Louisville, Ky., whose Churchill Downs hosts the two-day championships on Nov 2-3, a plane carrying 22 European horses, including two-time Prix de l’Arc […]

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Lone Sailor Turns In Maintenance Work, Amoss To Decide On Classic Vs. Dirt Mile Friday

Working a set apart just after 6 o’clock Thursday morning, trainer Tom Amoss sent Breeders’ Cup hopefuls Lone Sailor and Serengeti Empress to the main track at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., for their final breezes before next weekend’s World Championships. Exercise rider Gilbert Concha was aboard both who recorded half-mile works of :48.20, the eighth-fastest of 37 at the distance over a fast […]

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Casse’s Wonder Gadot, Awesome Slew Log Final Breeders’ Cup Works

The final Breeders’ Cup contenders to breeze Thursday morning at Churchill Downs were trainer Mark Casse’s Dirt Mile contender Awesome Slew (four furlongs, :48) and Longines Distaff (GI) runner Wonder Gadot (four furlongs, :47). “Both horses worked great this morning,” said trainer Mark Casse as he personally walked Wonder Gadot around his Barn 36 shedrow. “We’re ready to go.” Awesome Slew breezed on the outside of stablemate Determinant […]

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Lukas: Bravazo ‘Has Done Nothing But Improve’ Since Derby

The Breeders’ Cup action began at 5:30 a.m. (all times Eastern) Thursday at Churchill Downs as Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas’ gritty 3-year-old colt Bravazo worked five furlongs in :59.80, his final major steppingstone prior to competing in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (Grade I) or $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI). “This horse […]

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Churchill Prepares To Open 21-Day Meet With Excess Of $41 Million In Purses

Following a seven-year hiatus, the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships will return to Churchill Downs in earnest on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 – the highlight of an action-packed Fall Meet at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby that begins Sunday, Oct. 28. The popular 21-day stand, which covers a four-week stretch […]

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Concrete Rose, Restless Rider, Oscar Performance Complete Final Breeders’ Cup Moves At Keeneland

Five contenders for the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs Nov. 2-3 turned in their final preparations over a fast track Thursday morning at Keeneland. “Perfect,” trainer Rusty Arnold said after his unbeaten Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) hopeful Concrete Rose worked a half-mile in :49 around 5:45 a.m. “We wanted her to go in […]

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Sprint: Colebrook ‘Taking A Shot’ With Mr. Crow, Colt Works Three Furlongs In :35.20

KRA Stud Farm’s Mr. Crow completed his major training for the $2 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) by working 3 furlongs in :35.20 over a fast track after the morning renovation break. Working on his own, Mr. Crow covered the final quarter-mile in :23.60 and galloped out a half-mile in :49.20. “It was just a maintenance move […]

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Catholic Boy Cruises Through ‘Endurance-Building’ Breeze At Churchill Downs

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano did not have much time to celebrate his 5,000th-career win on Saturday at Belmont Park before catching a plane to Louisville to work Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm and Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) contender Catholic Boy five furlongs in 1:02.60 at 5:30 a.m. (all […]

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Concrete Rose Doing Well After Jessamine, To Train For Breeders’ Cup From Keeneland

Trainer Rusty Arnold reported Thursday that Concrete Rose was “excellent” the morning after her 3-length victory in the $200,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G2). Owned by Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing, Concrete Rose earned a fees-paid berth into the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 2. “We will stay here as long […]

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