Breeders’ Cup Challenge

Annals Of Time Gives Brown Fourth Win On Travers Card In Sword Dancer

Seth Klarman and William Lawrence’s Annals of Time gave trainer Chad Brown his fourth win on the Travers card this Saturday at Saratoga, closing down the center of the course to win the Grade 1 Sword Dancer by a neck. The 6-year-old son of Temple City, ridden by Javier Castellano as the 5-2 post-time favorite, […]

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Midnight Bisou Runs Down Elate In Personal Ensign

Two of this year’s top distaffers started in Saturday’s Grade 1 Personal Ensign at Saratoga, and the pair met at the head of the lane for an all-out battle to the wire. Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables and Allen Racing’s Midnight Bisou laid her heart on the line to nose out 4-5 favorite Elate in […]

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Battaash Proves Third Time’s The Charm In Coolmore Nunthorpe

The third time proved to be the charm today for Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s 5-year-old gelding Battaash (IRE), who after consecutive fourth-place finishes the last two years, finally won the five-furlong, $512,000 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (G1) at York in a scintillating 3 ¾-length course record victory under jockey Jim Crowley. With this win, Battaash earned […]

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Champion Stormy Liberal Routed To Kentucky Downs’ Turf Sprint

Stormy Liberal, the two-time winner of the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, is scheduled to run in the $700,000, Grade 3 RUNHAPPY Turf Sprint, one of five graded stakes to be held at the upcoming RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky Downs. Kentucky Downs runs Aug. 31 and Sept. 5, 7, 8 and 12, with post time each […]

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Battaash, Ten Sovereigns To Clash In Friday’s Nunthorpe Stakes

Battaash and Ten Sovereigns remain on course for a fascinating clash in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York on Friday, which offers the winner an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint this fall at Santa Anita Park. The Charlie Hills-trained Battaash has again been in fine form this season, most recently recording a […]

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Undefeated Earthlight A Determined Winner Of ‘Win And You’re In’ Prix Morny

Godolphin SNC’s undefeated Earthlight (IRE), under jockey Mickael Barzalona, held off Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum’s favored filly Raffle Prize (IRE) by a neck to win Sunday’s six-furlong Darley Prix Morny (G1) for 2-year-old colts and fillies at Deauville. With this victory, Earthlight, trained by Andre Fabre, gained the first automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup […]

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Higher Power Puts It All Together For Dominant Pacific Classic Performance

Hronis Racing and John Sadler have now earned back-to-back $1 million Pacific Classic victories, starting with eventual champion Accelerate in 2018 and continuing with rising star Higher Power in the 2019 edition. A 4-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro, Higher Power had a single stakes placing to his name when he was entered in this April’s […]

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Acclimate Steals Away On The Front End In Del Mar Handicap

The Ellwood Johnston Trust and Timmy Time Racing’s Acclimate grabbed the lead at the start of Saturday’s Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap and was able to hold it all the way to the wire, out-lasting the late-running Oscar Dominguez by a length on the wire. The 5-year-old California-bred son of Acclamation, ridden by Florent Geroux […]

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Juveniles Seek Breeders’ Cup Berth In Sunday’s Prix Morny At Deauville

Shaikh Duaij Al Khalifa’s A’ Ali (IRE), seeking his second Breeders’ Cup Challenge victory this year, and the unbeaten Earthlight (IRE), headline Sunday’s six-furlong Darley Prix Morny (G1) for 2-year-olds at Deauville. The Prix Morny winner will receive an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. […]

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Romanised Scores Breeders’ Cup Mile Berth At Deauville

Robert Ng’s 4-year-old Romanised (IRE), under jockey Billy Lee, powered down the final furlong to defeat Wertheimer and Frere’s 3-year-old Shaman (IRE) by one length in Sunday’s, one-mile Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le Buffard – Jacques le Marois (G1) at Deauville, and gained an automatic berth into the TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) through the […]

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