2018 breeders’ cup

Concrete Rose Stamps Ticket To Breeders’ Cup With Powerful Kick In Jessamine

Concrete Rose left no doubters at Keeneland Wednesday, taking the Grade 2 Jessamine with a powerful closing kick mid-stretch. Jockey Jose Lezcano piloted the filly in her second career start, sitting on or just behind the early pace and drawing her to the center of the turf course at the top of the stretch and […]

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Report: Discreet Lover Works For Veterinarian, Expected To Be Released From Vet’s List

Discreet Lover worked in front of a Pennsylvania state veterinarian on Wednesday and according to trainer Uriah St. Lewis, will likely be removed from the veterinarian’s list. It is standard procedure in many jurisdictions to require a horse to perform a timed workout for a state veterinarian and pass a post-workout drug test before it […]

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New Vocations Launches Annual Breeders’ Cup Pledge, Looking To Connections For Support

New Vocations announced today the launching of their annual Breeders’ Cup Pledge.   The program is seeking owners and trainers of Breeders’ Cup contenders to pledge a percentage of their Championship earnings to support their mission to rehabilitate, retrain and rehome retired racehorses. This will be the ninth year for the fundraiser which has raised over $480,000 […]

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Juvenile Fillies: Distance Will Be A Question For Sue’s Fortune In Frizette, Popular Covfefe Also In Contention

Sue’s Fortune will look to go three-for-three with a win in Grade 1 Frizette on Sunday at Belmont Park. One of four Grade 1 races as part of the October Festival of Racing the Frizette is a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies on November 2 at Churchill […]

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Filly & Mare Turf: Tactical And Mature, Lady Montdore Takes Aim At Grade 1 Flower Bowl

Godolphin’s Grade 2 Glens Falls winner Lady Montdore will try for her third straight win in a field of seven vying for a coveted Breeders’ Cup spot in Sunday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Flower Bowl for fillies and mares on the inner turf at Belmont Park. Lady Montdore is undefeated in two starts on American turf […]

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Churchill Downs To Host A Job Fair For Breeders’ Cup, Fall Meet Staffing Needs

Churchill Downs Racetrack will host a Derby-sized job fair on Saturday (Oct. 6) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to hire positions for the upcoming Breeders’ Cup World Championships and Fall Meet. Billed as the “Staff Call to Post,” Churchill Downs and its vendor partners – Contemporary Services Corporation (CSC), Levy Restaurants, PC Staffing and […]

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Filly & Mare Turf: Brown Has Triple Threat In Euro-Heavy First Lady

Trainer Chad Brown, who won four graded stakes during Keeneland’s Spring Meet, has a powerhouse trio of runners in the field of 10 for the First Lady. The First Lady, scheduled as the afternoon’s eighth race with a 4:40 p.m. post time, is a Win and You’re In race for the $2 million Maker’s Mark […]

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Turf Sprint: Bucchero Looks To Defend Title In Grade 2 Woodford At Keeneland

Ironhorse Racing Stable’s Bucchero will attempt to become the fourth horse to repeat in the $200,000 Woodford Presented by Keeneland Select (G2) when he headlines a field of 12 for the 5½-furlong grass sprint. The Woodford will go as the sixth race Saturday with a 3:30 p.m. ET post time. Trained by Tim Glyshaw, Bucchero pulled off […]

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Hennig Hopes Carlino Will Be ‘Coming At The End’ For Jockey Club Gold Cup Upset

Courtlandt Farm’s homebred Carlino, a 1 ½-length winner of an optional claimer on August 26, will try to play the role of spoiler for trainer Mark Hennig in the Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup on Saturday. Installed at 30-1 on the morning line for the Gold Cup, Carlino earned a 93 Beyer Speed Figure […]

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Albertrani ‘Very Optimistic’ About Sadler’s Joy In G1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

Woodslane Farm’s multiple graded stakes winner Sadler’s Joy is all systems go for Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic, said trainer Tom Albertrani Thursday morning. Albertrani said he’s willing to draw a line through the 5-year-old’s Grade 1 Sword Dancer on August 25 at Saratoga Race Course, where he closed from last to finish sixth […]

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