Three Wins, Three Seconds Carry Smith To Third Shoemaker Award

Mike Smith, who won three races and finished second in three others won the 14th Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park. The Shoemaker Award is based on a 10-5-3-1 scoring system on first- through fourth-place finishes in each of the 13 Breeders’ […]

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Chromie Heartbreak: Arrogate Denies Champ Breeders’ Cup Classic

After six wins in a row, the world’s richest active racehorse was defeated in the biggest race of his 2016 season. Juddmonte Farms’ sophomore Arrogate nailed California Chrome by a half-length on the wire in the Breeders Cup Classic, taking home the winner’s share of the $6 million prize and delivering a heartbreaking loss for […]

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Who Do You Like? Churchill Downs Trainers Offer Breeders’ Cup Classic Picks

Some of Churchill Downs’ top horsemen gave their expert opinion on who they like in Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita. Here’s what they had to say: Trainer Ron Moquett: “I like California Chrome because of the fact that he’s a true mile-and-a-quarter horse. I don’t know what Arrogate will do when he runs against older horses […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: World Champs And Championships

The Triple Crown aside, there is no event in North American racing with more buildup than the Breeders’ Cup, and this year’s edition looks like it should live up to or even surpass the loftiest expectations. The Distaff and the Classic have memorable written all over them, and deep, full fields abound in many of […]

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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,’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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