2019 breeders’ cup

Harty Expects No Distance Limitation For Fair Maiden, Who’s Stretching Out In Natalma

Fair Maiden was very impressive when romping by 7 1/2 lengths in the Catch A Glimpse Stakes over 6 1/2 furlongs of yielding turf at Woodbine on August 17. On Sunday, the Godolphin homebred will be returning from her Chicago base seeking to extend her win streak to three and become a Grade 1 stakes […]

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Keep On Truckin Brings Mature Mind, Youthful Spirit To G1 Summer Stakes

Following two outstanding efforts to launch his career, Ontario-bred Keep On Truckin faces his stiffest challenge to date when he goes postward in Sunday’s Grade 1, $250,000 Summer Stakes, a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event that’s part of a stellar stakes-stacked weekend at Woodbine. After a July 7 debut in a five-furlong race […]

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After 12 1/2-Length Maiden Score, Portrait Takes Aim At G2 Pocahontas

LNJ Foxwoods’ 12 ½-length Ellis Park maiden winner Portrait tops a field of nine 2-year-old fillies entered in Saturday’s 51st running of the Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/16-mile race opens the “Road to the Kentucky Oaks” points system that will determine the field of 14 for America’s premier race for […]

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Romans Sees ‘Potential Future Star’ In Dennis’ Moment

The “Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve” officially begins Saturday as 10 promising 2-year-olds were entered in the 38th running of the Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/16-mile Iroquois, one of four stakes events on the first Saturday of the 11-day September Meet, is the first scoring race […]

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‘Anything Can Happen’: Castellano Thinks Lookin At Bikinis Has Loads Of Potential Ahead Of Travers

When it comes to breaking down the unprecedented success he has had in the biggest race on racing’s biggest stage, Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano puts it in the simplest terms. “I guess, to me, it was just meant to be. I’ve been in the right place at the right time,” he said. “I’ve […]

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Smith Hopes First Meeting With Chess Chief Will Be A Successful One In Travers

A quarter-century ago, Mike Smith was given a leg up on fan favorite Holy Bull in the Grade 1 Travers, and the pair proceeded to put on a show to remember. Holy Bull held a four-length lead with a quarter-mile to go and then held off a tremendous rally by Concern and won by a neck, with […]

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‘State Of The Industry Address’ Scheduled For 2019 Thoroughbred Owner Conference

OwnerView announced today that a panel of industry leaders will participate in a discussion about issues facing the Thoroughbred industry, current measures in place and future plans to solve these issues at the sixth Thoroughbred Owner Conference. The conference will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., from Monday, October 28, through Wednesday, […]

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Travers Notes: Owendale To Do Final Prep At Churchill, Tacitus To Work This Weekend

Rupp Racing’s Owendale will have one final work in Kentucky before travelling to Saratoga next week for the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers, trainer Brad Cox said Thursday morning. The Runhappy Travers will be run on Saturday, August 24 as the centerpiece of a card featuring seven stakes and six Grade 1s, […]

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Santa Anita Unveiling New Dining, Hospitality Areas In Advance Of Breeders’ Cup

Santa Anita Park, which will play host to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record 10th time on Nov. 1 & 2, will unveil a number of new patron amenities on Friday, Sept. 27, the start of a 23-day Autumn Meet in Arcadia, Calif. The areas, which are part of a $5 million capital […]

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TVG To Air Pacific Classic Commercial-Free, To Use Over Two Dozen Cameras To Deliver Experience

As part of its summer-long 20th anniversary celebration, TVG, America’s horse racing network, will offer blanket coverage on TVG Pacific Classic Day at Del Mar, including an exclusive telecast of the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic and complete coverage of all the accompanying stakes races. TVG’s coverage from Del Mar will start with the first […]

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