Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series

Filly Got Stormy Draws Post Five, Favoritism In Woodbine Mile

Got Stormy, coming off an impressive win over males in Saratoga’s Fourstardave Stakes, will be looking to replicate that feat when she goes postward as the one to beat in the Grade 1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile on Saturday. This 23rd running of the Ricoh Woodbine Mile, worth $1 million and contested over the E.P. Taylor Turf […]

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Draw For ‘Win And You’re In’ Woodbine Mile To Be Live Streamed

The post position draw for the 23rd running of the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile, a Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series ‘Win And You’re In’ event, will be streamed live online this afternoon. The media event, with NBA Champion Norman Powell of the Toronto Raptors serving as guest drawmaster, will be held in the Trackside Clubhouse […]

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Juvenile Filly Champ Jaywalk, Unbeaten Guarana Headed For Cotillion Clash

The Grade 1, $1 million Cotillion Stakes for 3-year-old fillies has drawn 14 nominations hoping for a start in the 51st Running of the race on Saturday September 21 at Parx. The Cotillion is part of the Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Series, awarding an automatic berth into the Distaff, and will be shown […]

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Fields Shaping Up For ‘Win & You’re In’ Natalma, Summer Stakes At Woodbine

The Ricoh Woodbine Mile, which offers the winner a fees-paid berth for the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita, a Grade 1, $2 million race on November 2, will not be the only race run here this weekend which is part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” series. On Sunday, the Natalma […]

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A Thread Of Blue Ramps Up For First Running Of Turf ‘Win And You’re In’ Jockey Club Derby

Leonard C. Green’s A Thread of Blue took another step toward a start in the inaugural running of the $1 million Jockey Club Derby on Friday morning with a half-mile breeze over the Saratoga main track in 48.74 seconds, the seventh fastest of 45 recorded works at the distance. The Jockey Club Derby is the third and […]

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Filly Got Stormy Among 28 Nominations To ‘Win and You’re In’ Woodbine Mile

Twenty-eight horses have been nominated to the 23rd running of the million-dollar Grade 1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile, a Breeders’ Cup ‘Win And You’re In’ race, to be contested on Saturday, Sept. 14 over the world-renowned E.P. Taylor Turf Course.  The list of contenders from across North America and Europe includes Got Stormy, another star filly […]

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Catalina Cruiser Fights Off Giant Expectations To Win Pat O’Brien At Del Mar

Hronis Racing’s Catalina Cruiser, the 1-2 favorite piloted for the first time by Flavien Prat, had to dig deep Saturday to fight off the tenacious challenge of Giant Expectations in an epic stretch battle and win the featured Grade II $200,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. Hooked […]

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After Long Absence, Annals Of Time Returns To Graded Stakes Level In Sword Dancer

Entering off an impressive optional claiming allowance win on July 24, Klaravich Stables’ and William Lawrence’s Annals of Time will make his first graded-stakes start since winning the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby in 2016 as a 3-year-old in the Grade 1, $850,000 Sword Dancer going 1 ½ miles on the inner turf course on Saturday […]

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Asmussen, Mott Each Hold Strong Hand In Personal Ensign At Saratoga

Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables and Allen Racing’s Midnight Bisou, undefeated in five starts this season, looks to keep her perfect record intact while seeking her first career victory at Saratoga Race Course in Saturday’s Grade 1, $700,000 Personal Ensign presented by Lia Infiniti. The 70th running of the 1 1/8-mile Personal Ensign for fillies […]

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Giant Expectations Back In Del Mar For ‘Win And You’re In’ Pat O’Brien

Two years ago, Gary Stevens chose to ride Giant Expectations over stablemate Kobe’s Back in the Pat O’Brien Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif., and directed the then 4-year-old colt to a 1 ½-length victory that was the 97th stakes win at the seaside track for Stevens. Stevens retired at […]

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