Breeders’ Cup Notes

Classic Notes: Catholic Boy ‘Like A Keg Of Dynamite Waiting To Go Off’

Here are the latest news and notes from Churchill Downs on the Breeders’ Cup Classic contenders: Accelerate – Millionaire Accelerate, the morning-line favorite for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, went out early to put in his 1 1/4m morning gallop Wednesday with Javier Meza in the saddle. The exercise drew a “looked good” from […]

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BC Notes: ‘Economic Factors’ to Determine Mucho Macho Man’s Future

After saddling Mucho Macho Man for a thrilling victory by a nose over a late-charging Will Take Charge in Saturday’s $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita, trainer Kathy Ritvo can finally face the disappointment of his close second-place finish behind Fort Larned in last year’s Classic at the Arcadia, Calif., track. “Now that […]

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Breeders’ Cup Notes: Sunday, Nov. 6

•    Bill Mott (Drosselmeyer, Classic, 1st; Royal Delta, Ladies’ Classic, 1st; To Honor and Serve, Classic, 7th; Birdrun, Marathon, 2nd; Courageous Cat, Mile, 13th) – Upon dismounting from his pony following training hours Sunday, trainer Bill Mott posed for a picture outside Barn 19 at Churchill Downs while standing behind a sawhorse over which the […]

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Breeders’ Cup: Smith ties Bailey for all-time lead, plus more odds and ends

Jockey Mike Smith ties Jerry Bailey for All-Time Lead in Breeders’ Cup Wins after Classic Victory with Drosselmeyer Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith’s victory aboard Drosselmeyer in Saturday’s  Breeders’ Cup Classic, after guiding Amazombie to score in the Sprint earlier in the afternoon, brought his total number of wins in the Breeders’ Cup to 15 […]

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Breeders’ Cup Notes, Saturday Nov. 5

•    Royal Delta, Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott’s record-tying fourth winner in the Ladies’ Classic (formerly Distaff), rested comfortably in her stall Saturday in Barn 19 at Churchill Downs, but she’ll be on the move pretty quickly after the biggest race of her young career. Palides Investments’ 3yo daughter of Empire Maker is heading […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP NOTES – MONDAY

News and notes on all 14 world championship races from Santa Anita Park, courtesy of the Breeders’ Cup notes team. Post position draw for both Friday and Saturday races will be held today. TVG will be covering the post position for four of the races live at 4 p.m. Eastern. Flash Notes (all pre-entrants) Friday’s […]

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Breeders’ Cup Notes – Wednesday

News and notes on all 14 world championship races from Santa Anita Park, courtesy of the Breeders’ Cup notes team. Flash Notes (all pre-entrants) Friday’s World Championships Races Filly & Mare Sprint Juvenile Fillies Turf Juvenile Fillies Filly & Mare Turf Ladies’ Classic Saturday’s World Championships Races Marathon Turf Sprint Dirt Mile […]

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Breeders’ Cup Notes – Thursday

News and notes on all 14 world championship races from Santa Anita Park, courtesy of the Breeders’ Cup notes team. Flash Notes (all pre-entrants) Friday’s World Championships Races Filly & Mare Sprint Juvenile Fillies Turf Juvenile Fillies Filly & Mare Turf Ladies’ Classic Saturday’s World Championships Races Marathon Turf Sprint Dirt Mile […]

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