Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series

Field Of 16 Set For Japan’s February Stakes, First ‘Win And You’re In’ For Breeders’ Cup Classic

Led by defending champion Inti (JPN), Mozu Ascot and Arctos (JPN), a field of 16 horses has been entered for Sunday’s 37th running of the 1-mile, $2 million February Stakes (G1) on dirt at Tokyo Racecourse. The February Stakes is the first automatic qualifier for this year’s $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) to be […]

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South America’s Biggest Race Kicks Off 2020 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series

 Led by multiple Group 1-winning 3-year-old Mirinaque (ARG),  and the talented 3-year-old filly Joy Canela (ARG), an accomplished field of 24 runners has been entered for Saturday’s 1 ½-mile Gran Premio International Carlos Pellegrini (G1) — South America’s most prestigious race —  at San Isidro Racecourse. The race winner will receive an automatic berth into the 2020 Longines […]

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Eye Of A Soldier Looks For Automatic Juvenile Fillies Turf Entry In Jessamine Stakes

Ten years ago, Eye of Taurus raced to victory in the second division of the Pin Oak Valley View (G3) for owner Harvey Clarke and trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. On Wednesday, her daughter Eye of a Soldier will go postward in the 29th running of the $200,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G2), a Breeders’ Cup Challenge race that awards the winner a fees-paid berth […]

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Distaff Contender Blue Prize In Good Shape After Spinster Stakes Victory

Trainer Ignacio Correas IV reported that Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize (ARG) exited her repeat victory in Sunday’s $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1) in good shape as preparations began for Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) run at Santa Anita on Nov. 2. “She ate up everything last night and is good this morning,” Correas said of the 6-year-old […]

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Bowies Hero, Prat Team Up To Win Shadwell Turf Mile On Record-Setting Day At Keeneland

Agave Racing Stable, ERJ Racing and Madaket Stables’ Bowies Hero emerged from a crowded pack in the stretch to win the 34th running of the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) for 3-year-olds and up by three-quarters of a length before a chamber of commerce Saturday afternoon crowd of 26,567. Keeneland smashed its Fall Meet […]

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Uni Overpowers First Lady Competition, Sets New Course Record At Keeneland

Far back in the early going, Uni made an electrifying stretch run under Joel Rosario to win Saturday’s $400,000, Grade 1 First Lady Stakes at Keeneland , drawing off to win by  2 1/2 lengths and setting a new course record of 1:32.87 for a mile on turf. Juliet Foxtrot, who moved to the lead […]

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Maxfield Loops Field For Impressive Victory In Breeders’ Futurity

With an eye-catching move going into the far turn under Jose Ortiz, Maxfield drew off to an impressive 5 1/2-length victory on Saturday in the $500,000 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland, giving trainer Brendan Walsh his first career Grade 1 triumph. The Godolphin homebred son of Street Sense covered 1 1/16 miles on a fast […]

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Tiz The Law New Sheriff Among New York Juveniles Following Romp In Champagne

Tiz the Law justified his 7-5 odds in Saturday’s Grade 1 Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., crushing his five 2-year-old rivals under jockey Manny Franco and remaining  undefeated after two starts. Owned by Sackatoga Stable and trained by Barclay Tagg — the same connections  as 2003 Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide – […]

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Juvenile Fillies Berth, Kentucky Oaks Points On Line In Sunday’s Frizette At Belmont

Quality Response will look to extend her winning West Coast ways into her first graded stakes contest, shipping her 2-for-2 record to New York as part of a seven-horse field in the Grade 1, $400,000 Frizette for juvenile fillies on Sunday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The 72nd running of the Frizette will offer […]

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