2019 breeders’ cup

Juvenile Winner Storm The Court ‘Just Chilling,’ Could Target February Return

As a consequence of Storm The Court’s victory in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on November 1 at Santa Anita, the Peter Eurton-trained colt will be one of, if not the early favorites for the 2020 Kentucky Derby. Even though the win, under jockey Flavien Prat, was at odds of 45-1 and came after even-money favorite […]

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Bramlage Investigation On Mongolian Groom, Breeders’ Cup Safety Protocols Well Underway

An investigation by Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital’s Dr. Larry Bramlage into the circumstances of Breeders’ Cup Classic contender Mongolian Groom’s fatal injury is well underway. The Breeders’ Cup board contracted Bramlage to review not only the pre-race condition and injury of Mongolian Groom, but the organization’s pre-race safety protocols as a whole. A source […]

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‘You Blew It’: Veterinarian Allday Tells Radio Host Breeders’ Cup Made A Mistake With Mongolian Groom

“You blew it, boys and girls. So stand up and take your medicine. Sit down and talk about it. Figure out what you screwed up. You’re about to see the demise of this industry because of your mistake.” Those were the decisive words of veterinarian Dr. Steven Allday, racetrack practitioner who is known for his […]

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Report: Mongolian Groom Trainer, Vet Say Horse Was Sound

The Thoroughbred Daily News reported Wednesday that Mongolian Groom’s connections maintain the horse, who was fatally injured in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, was sound going into the race. Dr. Vince Baker, Mongolian Groom’s regular veterinarian, said the horse’s workout Oct. 27 triggered an episode of tying up, which resulted in tight back muscles. Baker said […]

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CHRB: No Prohibited Substances Found In Breeders’ Cup Drug Tests

All samples collected from 2019 Breeders’ Cup horses have been cleared by the Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at the University of California, Davis, the California Horse Racing Board announced on the evening of Nov. 6. All horses competing in Breeders’ Cup races Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park underwent […]

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Breeders’ Cup Mum On Mongolian Groom’s Exam History

If you’re looking for details on the veterinary exam history of Breeders’ Cup Classic runner Mongolian Groom, who was fatally injured in the Santa Anita stretch on Nov. 2, you’re not going to get them any time soon. The horse, who suffered multiple fractures of the lower part of his left hind cannon and upper […]

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Feinstein Post-Breeders’ Cup: ‘It’s Clear That Not Enough Has Changed’

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement after Mongolian Groom was euthanized due to injuries sustained while racing in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., on Saturday: “It breaks my heart to hear that another horse died because of injuries sustained during the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Racetrack. This […]

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‘A Gun To Our Heads’: California Trainers Struggle With What Lies Ahead

The Sunday morning after the Breeders’ Cup dawned over horses working at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., just as they had on Saturday, as they had a year ago, and probably as they had 40 years ago. Exercise riders soothed anxious mounts, grooms gave baths to steaming horses, and horse lovers sipped coffee at Clocker’s […]

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Blue Prize (ARG) Gives Connections First Breeders’ Cup Win In Distaff, Midnight Bisou Second

After a fourth-place finish in last year’s edition, Blue Prize (ARG) claimed victory in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Distaff, giving her owner, trainer and jockey their first Breeders’ Cup win. Blue Prize, who qualified for the Distaff with a rare second career victory in the G1 Spinster at Keeneland last month, stayed well out […]

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Girl Power: San Luis Rey Fire Survivor Belvoir Bay Breaks Record In Turf Sprint

There was no catching 6-year-old Belvoir Bay (GB) in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint Saturday — the speedy mare scrapped for the lead out of the gate and never looked back, setting a track record as she fended off stablemate Om by 1 1/4 lengths. The Peter Miller-trained Belvoir Bay was making her […]

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