Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In

Ordak Dan Earns Breeders’ Cup Turf Spot From Argentina

Ordak Dan scored a win Saturday’s Group 1 Gran Premio 25 de Mayo and with it, the chance to become South America’s first Breeders’ Cup Turf contender. The race was the first ‘Win and You’re In’ race for the Turf. The race was 4-year-old Ordak Dan’s first Group 1 competition, but with expert handling from […]

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‘Win and You’re In?’ Two Notable Woodbine Fixtures No Longer Part of BC Series

Two of Woodbine’s most important turf races will not be included as part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series this year. The Canadian International (Can-IT) and the E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT), which have been a part of the series since 2007, will not have ‘Win and You’re In’ status this year, according to the Daily […]

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BC Challenge Series Spans Globe with 48 Grade/Group 1 Races

The Breeders’ Cup announced today that the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Challenge series will consist of 67 automatic qualifying races into the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. This year’s series, to be will be conducted in 10 countries, will feature 48 Grade or Group 1 events and nine new races. Breeders’ Cup will pay entry fees and […]

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South African racing officials excited to be included in Breeders’ Cup series

Racing officials in South Africa are excited about getting one of their country’s most prestigious races included as part of the ‘Win & You’re In’ Challenge series that is sponsored by the Breeders’ Cup. According to a report by Sport24 out of Cape Town, South Africa, officials are thrilled that the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (SAf-I), […]

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Next Question wins Breeders’ Cup spot in Neartic

Next Question, expertly handled by Ramon Dominguez, fended off a late charge from Night Carnation by a half-length to win the $500,000 Grade 1 Nearctic Stakes, Sunday at Woodbine, part of the Pattison Canadian International undercard. The six furlong race, a Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In event run over a ‘good’ E.P. Taylor Turf […]

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‘Dude’ takes on six challengers in Gold Cup

Game On Dude will seek the third Grade I victory of his career in the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park. Scheduled for 1 1/4 miles over Cushion Track, the Gold Cup is a “Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In” race. The Breeders’ Cup nominated winner is guaranteed a spot in the […]

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Woodbine: 153rd running of Queen’s Plate tops stakes schedule

A 102-race, $23 million stakes calendar, will highlight Woodbine’s 167-day Thoroughbred meet in 2012. The Woodbine stakes schedule, released today by the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG), is highlighted by the 153rd running of the Queen’s Plate. The 1 1/4-mile classic, which carries a $1 million purse, is set for Sunday, June 24. The Plate, North […]

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Ramseys win first Breeders’ Cup John Deere Award

Ken and Sarah Ramsey will receive the inaugural John Deere Award as the top breeder in the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series.  The Ramseys led the point standings for wins in Win and You’re In races as well as the 15 Breeders’ Cup races earlier this month.  Among their winners was Stephanie’s Kitten, a homebred who […]

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Marathon contender A.U. Miner DQ’d from “Win and You’re In” race

A.U. Miner has been disqualified from the first-place purse won in July 16’s Greenwood Cup at Parx Racing, reports the Blood-Horse.  A.U. Miner tested positive for methylprednisolone following the race, which was a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” for the BC Marathon. The Blood-Horse says it’s unclear whether A.U. Miner would lose his automatic […]

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Late charge by Stephanie’s Kitten wins Darley Alcibiades

Stephanie’s Kitten proved best late in a group of 13 juvenile fillies as she surged clear to win the Grade 1, $400,000 Darley Alcibiades Stakes on Keeneland’s opening day card Friday.  Under John Velazquez, Stephanie’s Kitten came from the middle of the pack to hit the front in the final strides and win by 1 […]

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