Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In

NZ-bred Hoofit steals Phoenix Stakes, lands BC berth

Longshot Hoofit skimmed the rail under Edgar Prado and won a head bob on the wire to upset the Grade 3, $175,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes on Keeneland’s opening day card Friday. Going off at 11-1, Hoofit earned a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint with the photo-finish victory over 2-1 second choice Aikenite, […]

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Switch set for Keeneland debut Saturday in Grade 2 sprint

C R K Stable’s Switch, a multiple Grade 1 sprint winner, is scheduled to make her Keeneland debut on Saturday when she takes on 10 other fillies and mares in the 31st running of the $200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America (G2) at six furlongs on the main track. The Thoroughbred Club of America, a “Win […]

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BC Juvenile spot on the line in Champagne Stakes

One year ago, maiden winner Uncle Mo notched his first stakes victory in Belmont Park ‘s Grade 1 Champagne en route to his triumph in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and eventual Champion 2-Year-Old Male honors. Saturday, a solid group of similarly minded juveniles will line up for the 141st running of the $300,000 Champagne, one […]

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Keeneland: Fields drawn for Saturday Grade 1’s

Castleton Lyons Farm’s Gio Ponti, undefeated in two starts over the Keeneland grass course, will attempt to keep his record perfect Saturday when he faces seven foes in the 26th running of the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (G1). The Shadwell Turf Mile is the centerpiece of a 10-race card Saturday that features five graded stakes, […]

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Keeneland: Big stakes weekend with BC implications

With entries scheduled to be drawn Tuesday for Friday’s opening day of the 17-day Fall Meeting, fields are taking shape for Keeneland’s FallStars Weekend that features nine graded stakes – five of them Grade 1 – with six races being “Win and You’re In” tests for the 28th Breeders’ Cup World Championships to be held […]

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Keeneland: Wise Dan looks sharp heading into Shadwell Turf Mile

Wise Dan started training on grass for the first time this summer, and he seems to be loving the lawn.  Brisnet says Wise Dan worked Monday over the Keeneland turf course as he prepares to go in Saturday’s Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile – a “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Mile: […]

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Santa Anita kicks off with Grade 3 Friday, ‘Win and You’re In’ stakes Saturday

Unzip Me, a four-time stakes winner over Santa Anita’s unique downhill turf course, will be solidly favored to annex the Grade III, $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes on Friday when live racing returns to Santa Anita with the 2011 Autumn Meet, which runs 24 days through Nov. 6. The Autumn Meet, which will feature racing […]

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Godolphin juvenile filly earns BC spot with win at Newmarket

Godolphin’s two-year-old filly, Lyric Of Light, flew home in the late going to win a head bob and capture the Group 1 Shadwell Fillies Mile at Newmarket Friday.  The race was a “Win and You’re In” event for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, but Godolphin owner Sheikh Mohammed has yet to decide whether she […]

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Ben’s Cat proves Turf Monster at Parx

Ben’s Cat came charging down the stretch to take the Grade 3 Turf Monster Handicap at Parx Racing on Monday by a half-length. The  $350,000 contest is a Win and You’re In event leading up to the Breeders’ Cup and automatically gives the King Leatherbury-trained gelding a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, along […]

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Final Saratoga weekend offers juvenile ‘Win and You’re In’ spots

Press Release Saratoga’s summer meet wraps up with a bang during its final week with a pair of 2-year-old races that will offer guaranteed starting berths into Breeders’ Cup events in November at Churchill Downs. Labor Day’s (Sept. 5) $250,000 Three Chimneys Hopeful, the last grade I run at Saratoga this season, will award an […]

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