Breeders’ Cup Challenge

Blue Prize Shocks Elate For Spinster Repeat

Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize (ARG) ran down odds-on favorite Elate in the final sixteenth of a mile, winning the 64th running of the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1) by a half-length before a Sunday afternoon crowd of 10,303 at Keeneland. Trained by Ignacio Correas IV and ridden by Joe Bravo, Blue Prize earned a fees-paid berth […]

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Spinaway Winner Perfect Alibi Headlines Friday’s Darley Alcibiades

Tracy Farmer’s Spinaway (G1) winner Perfect Alibi heads a field of 11 2-year-old fillies entered Tuesday for Friday’s 68th running of the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (G1) on the first day of Keeneland’s Fall Meet. Contested at 1 1/16 miles over the main track, the Darley Alcibiades is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge race with the winner […]

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Tower Of London Earns Breeders’ Cup Berth In Japan’s Sprinters Stakes

Godolphin’s 4-year-old Tower of London (JPN), ridden by Christophe Lemaire, caught pacesetter Mozu Superflare in the final yards to win Sunday’s 53rd running of the six-furlong US$2,075,000 Sprinters Stakes (G1) at Nakayama Racecourse, and gained an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. The Breeders’ Cup Challenge is […]

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Code Of Honor Takes Jockey Club Gold Cup Via Disqualification

W.S. Farish’s homebred Code of Honor scored his second Grade 1 win in a row this Saturday, albeit via disqualification. The 3-year-old son of Noble Mission, ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Shug McGaughey, will be listed as the official winner of the G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup after first-place finisher, Vino Rosso, was taken […]

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Imperial Hint Battles Back To Nail Firenze Fire In Vosburgh

Raymond Mamone’s pint-sized Imperial Hint showed off the size of his heart once again in Saturday’s Grade 1 Vosburgh Stakes, winning the contest for the second straight year under jockey Javier Castellano. The 6-year-old son of Imperialism, trained by Luis Carvajal, Jr., grabbed the lead at the start but was headed by 2-1 second choice […]

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‘Genuine And Tough’ Royal Dornoch Captures Juddmonte Royal Lodge

Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Mrs. John Magnier’s 2-year-old longshot Royal Dornoch (IRE), under jockey Wayne Lordan, prevailed by a neck over 6-5 favored Kameko to win Saturday’s one-mile $160,000 Juddmonte Royal Lodge (GII) at Newmarket Racecourse. With this victory, Royal Dornoch earned an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf through the international […]

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Danon Smash Seeks Breeders’ Cup Berth In Japan’s Sprinters Stakes

Danox Co. Ltd.’s 4-year-old Danon Smash (JPN) and Godolphin’s Tower of London (JPN), lead a field of 16 entered for Sunday’s six-furlong, $1,991,659 Sprinters Stakes (G1) at Nakayama Racecourse, with the winner receiving an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. The Breeders’ Cup Challenge is an international […]

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Daahyeh Earns Breeders’ Cup Berth In Shadwell Rockfel

Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa’s 11-8 favored Daahyeh (GB) held off the challenges of stablemate Stylistique (GB) and Cloak of Spirits (IRE) to win Friday’s $128,000 Shadwell Rockfel Stakes (G2) at Newmarket Racecourse by a half-length under William Buick, and gained an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf through the international Breeders’ […]

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Irad Ortiz Doubles Up As Abscond Nails Natalma Photo

Apogee Bloodstock and Mike Anderson Racing’s Abscond was all heart in Sunday’s Grade 1 Natalma Stakes, rallying between rivals in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the three-way photo by a nose. The 2-year-old daughter of Blame, ridden by Irad Ortiz for his second Grade 1 win on the card, covered a mile […]

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Decorated Invader Overcomes Slow Start To Win Summer Stakes

West Point Thoroughbreds, William Freeman and William Sandbrook’s Decorated Invader proved a deserving 2-1 favorite in Sunday’s Grade 1 Summer Stakes, overcoming a slow start and rallying the stretch to win by about two lengths. The 2-year-old son of Declaration of War, ridden by Irad Ortiz for trainer Christophe Clement, covered a mile over Woodbine’s […]

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