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BC Classic Notes: Chrome ‘Feeling Really Strong,’ Melatonin More ‘Focused’

Arrogate/Hoppertunity – Bob Baffert’s two Breeders’ Cup Classic entrants both jogged 1m Thursday as the Hall of Fame trainer began the final approach to his 24th Breeders’ Cup. Breeders’ Cup weeks are always hectic and stressful for marquee trainers, but Baffert assessed this one as comparatively “quiet” for him. “It’s more stressful when you’re at […]

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BC Classic Notes: Frosted ‘Real Happy And Doing Great’ Ahead Of Saturday’s Race

Arrogate/Hoppertunity – A Classic victory for the third year in a row would be Bob Baffert’s if Arrogate or Hoppertunity come through Saturday. It is a matter of no concern to the Hall of Fame trainer. “I’m so focused on getting my horses ready I’m not thinking about three in a row or anything like […]

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BC Notes: Several Classic Contenders Taking It Easy Tuesday

Arrogate/Hoppertunity – Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s representatives in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, had easy mornings on Tuesday at Santa Anita. Travers Stakes winner Arrogate walked in the barn area a day after a half-mile work. Jockey Club Gold Cup winner Hoppertunity jogged around the main track. Arrogate drew the outside, No. […]

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Xpressbet Presents Control Room: XBTV Live From Santa Anita, Tuesday, Nov. 1

Monday was a five-star morning for anyone wanting a look at some of the leading Breeders’ Cup contenders at Santa Anita Park, especially if you were tuned in to Control Room, XBTV.com’s live streaming broadcast from the Arcadia, Calif., racetrack. There was California Chrome, favorite in Saturday’s $6-million Classic, going out for a leisurely gallop […]

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California Chrome Draws Post 4, Installed As Morning-Line Favorite In Classic

California Chrome LLC’s California Chrome and Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate are the top two morning line favorites in a field of 10 3-year-olds and up set for Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), the climax of the 33rd Breeders’ Cup World Championship races to be run Friday and Saturday (Nov. 4-5) at Santa Anita. The […]

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BC Classic Notes: Arrogate, California Chrome Make Strong Impressions Monday

Arrogate/Hoppertunity – Arrogate worked 4f in 46 4/5 Monday morning under Martin Garcia. “Worked really good, he was happy and comfortable,” Garcia said. “It was fine,” Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said. Hoppertunity, Baffert’s other Classic entrant, only jogged but drew the following compliment from Baffert. “Hoppertunity looks the best he’s ever been right […]

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Espinoza Calls Arrogate ‘The Horse To Beat’ In Classic

Victor Espinoza has been down this road before. Kentucky Derby wins, Breeders’ Cup wins, even a Triple Crown victory. Come Saturday, the 44-year-old future Hall of Famer goes for the gold with California Chrome, a fairytale horse the gods have smiled upon again and again. Espinoza has ridden the five-year-old California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit […]

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California Chrome, Tepin, Songbird Top List Of Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entries

Led by North America’s all-time leading money earner CALIFORNIA CHROME, two-time Breeders’ Cup champion mare BEHOLDER, Travers Stakes winner ARROGATE, defending champions TEPIN and FOUND (IRE) and Kentucky Derby (G1) winner NYQUIST, an all-star international cast of 185 of the world’s best Thoroughbreds, including 38 from overseas, have been pre-entered for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup […]

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Xpressbet Presents Control Room: XBTV Live From Santa Anita, Wednesday, Oct. 26

It’s day two of Control Room: XBTV Live From Santa Anita, presented by Xpressbet. The XBTV.com cameras at the Arcadia, Calif., racetrack will be focused on Breeders’ Cup participants throughout the morning as they prepare for the Nov. 4-5 world championship races. Control Room is on the air, streaming live video from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. EDT […]

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BC Classic: Arrogate Sharp In Six-Furlong Work At Santa Anita

Travers winner Arrogate impressed onlookers once again Tuesday morning when he worked in company with stablemate and fellow G1-winner Mor Spirit at Santa Anita. The Daily Racing Form timed Arrogate’s workout in 1:10.95 for six furlongs. Equibase has the time officially as 1:11.20. As he did last week, Arrogate continued to gallop past six furlongs; Mike Welsch of […]

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