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 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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Crawford Confirms Keen Ice For Classic, Hoping For ‘Pace Scenario Problem’

Owner Jerry Crawford has confirmed Keen Ice for the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 5 at Santa Anita, reports The 4-year-old son of Curlin will be making just his second start off the summer layoff due to a hind cannon bone fracture, and aiming for just his third lifetime victory. However, Keen Ice still […]

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‘Big, Long-Jumping’ Arrogate Breezes Seven Furlongs At Santa Anita

Arrogate, the record-setting victor of the Travers Stakes, recorded a seven-furlong breeze Tuesday morning at Santa Anita in preparation for the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 5, reports the Daily Racing Form. The sophomore son of Unbridled’s Song began the workout in unison with Mor Spirit, but allowed his workmate to gain nearly a five-length […]

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O’Neill ‘Eager And Excited’ For Nyquist To Take On Top Challengers In Classic

J. Paul Reddam’s Nyquist breezed six furlongs over the Santa Anita surface Monday, earning the second-fastest time of the morning in 1:13. The Kentucky Derby winner’s next scheduled start is the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 5, according to trainer Doug O’Neill. “This is home track; he loves it here, he’s undefeated here,” O’Neill told […]

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California Chrome Retains Top Spot In World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

With his impervious victory in the Awesome Again Stakes (G1), California Chrome (USA) [133] retains the top spot in the eighth edition of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2016. LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings  Leading Horses click here for complete rankings  Rank Horse Rating Trained 1 CALIFORNIA CHROME (USA) 133 USA 2 A SHIN HIKARI […]

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Racing For The Eclipse: What Does Arrogate Have To Do?

The results of Saturday’s Pennsylvania Derby have further muddied the race for top 3-year-old male this year, with neither the Kentucky Derby or Preakness winner finishing in the top three. In fact, Connect’s performance seems to have flattered that of another sophomore colt, Arrogate. Of the top four finishers in the Pennsylvania Derby, three were […]

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