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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Classic And Sprint

The whole idea of the Breeders’ Cup is to decide championships on the racetrack, and that’s certainly what happened in 2007 when Monmouth Park in New Jersey played host for the first and only time – particularly in the biggest race of them all, the Grade 1 Classic. Street Sense, who six months earlier became […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Distaff and Filly & Mare Sprint

The two showcase main-track races for older fillies and mares on the Breeders’ Cup card are also two of the races with the biggest margins between first and second when measuring the event’s highest winning BRIS Speed Ratings. Both performances left zero debate over who the dominant horse was in their respective divisions – both […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Turf And Filly & Mare Turf

International runners have traditionally fared well in the Breeders’ Cup’s marquee turf races, hence why there are so many pictures of Frankie Dettori vaulting off horses in North American winner’s circles. The influence foreign runners have on the outcomes of the Breeders’ Cup Turf, and Filly and Mare Turf, is so strong that the top […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Juvenile Fillies And Juvenile Fillies Turf

Both My Flag and Storm Flag Flying, her daughter by Storm Cat, won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, in 1995 and 2002, respectively. Some of the top producers to come out of the Juvenile Fillies include Caressing (2000), dam of champion West Coast, and Flanders (1994), dam of champion millionaire Surfside. Countess Diana may hold […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Dirt Mile And Defunct Races

The past decade or so has seen considerable expansion to the Breeders’ Cup card. Some of the new races have stuck around, while others have been relegated to historical footnotes. In this edition of Best of the Breeders’ Cup, we examine the top performers in some of those newer races, based on the highest winning […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Mile And Turf Sprint

The measure of what makes a truly great Breeders’ Cup performance can be interpreted in any number of ways, but the numbers don’t lie. The BRIS Speed Ratings assess efforts objectively using a precise algorithm to assign a number to each runner’s effort based on rigid criteria, largely removed from human interpretation. Heading into this year’s […]

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Figure Makers: Hard-Core Computing

So far in our series on speed figures, we’ve seen how numbers get adjusted using the Beyer method, how pace is incorporated into TimeformUS ratings and how so-called “designer” figure makers like Thoro-Graph and The Sheets take into account factors such as ground loss and wind speed. In our final installment, we’re looking at two […]

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Brisnet Speed Ratings: Audible Pops Big Number In Florida Derby

Audible received a 107 Brisnet Speed Rating for his Florida Derby victory on Saturday, March 31, at Gulfstream Park. The number is the highest earned in any 2018 Kentucky Derby points race and tied for second-best in the history of the series. The win also gave trainer Todd Pletcher his fourth win in the 2017-2018 […]

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Noble Indy’s Louisiana Derby Win Earns Triple-Digit Brisnet Speed Rating

The TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby not only kicked off Part 2 of the Kentucky Derby Championship Series but also ushered in the final round of major preps—all at 1 1/8 miles to provide stern tests for the 1 ¼-mile Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve.  It was a test Noble Indy passed with a re-rallying move […]

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Brisnet: Gotham Winner Enticed Registers Top Speed Rating

With nothing separating McKinzie and Bolt d’Oro except the stewards’ stand, the San Felipe Stakes lived up to its pre-race hype from an entertainment perspective, but when it comes to the top performance of the weekend, the Brisnet.com ratings are clear: Enticed was the superlative animal when winning the Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct. Enticed earned […]

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