Breeders’ Cup 2019

‘She Taught Me A Lot’: Prat Bids Farewell To ‘Special’ Mare Vasilika

Flavien Prat had answered the questions and provided comments on his victory aboard Toinette in the Goldikova Stakes on Sunday, November 3, closing day of the Santa Anita fall meeting, when another item of business was brought up. He was asked for his thoughts on the retirement of Vasilika, the 5-year-old mare that Prat had […]

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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation: Released Data Sheds Light On Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge

For the second consecutive year, the Breeders’ Cup released the full ledger of bets from the 457 entries in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge, a plethora of data that offers insight to the approach from a record group participating in the event. Each participant begins with a buy-in of $10,000 – of which $7,500 […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: The Phone Call That Won A Breeders’ Cup Race

All trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero wanted was for his colt to be given a fair chance in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. He told jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. not to fight the 3-year-old Spun to Run, a relative longshot at 9-1 odds on Saturday. Ortiz listened to the instructions, and for the second race in […]

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Covfefe To Aim For Filly & Mare Sprint Repeat In 2020; Whitmore May Get Another Sprint Try

Covfefe, winner of the Filly & Mare Sprint last Saturday, will take the remainder of the year off but prepare for a 4-year-old campaign hopefully culminating in a repeat Breeders’ Cup bid at Keeneland in 2020, trainer Brad Cox told the Daily Racing Form Wednesday. Cox said the daughter of Into Mischief would likely get […]

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Irad Ortiz, Jr. Wins Bill Shoemaker Award Second Straight Year For Breeders’ Cup Wins

Irad Ortiz Jr. won the 17th Annual Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships hosted by Santa Anita Park. The Shoemaker Award goes to the jockey who won the most races in the 14 World Championships races and Ortiz, the Shoemaker Award winner last year at […]

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Sharing Could Point For Royal Ascot Start; United Might Return To Race At Del Mar Fall Meet

Connections of two young, surprising performers at the 2019 Breeders’ Cup are eyeing racing plans for the future. Sharing, the 13-1 upset winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, could aim for a start in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot next June, trainer Graham Motion told the Daily Racing Form. The Group 1 […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: Saturday Selections

Future Stars Friday at the Breeders’ Cup produced an intriguing mix of winners, including favorites and unexpected longshots. In this edition of the Breeders’ Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick tackle the championship Saturday card and share their picks for the major races. Hint: They like a lot of longshots. Plus, a DRF […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: Who Will Win On Future Stars Friday?

The moment has finally arrived — five races featuring 2-year-olds will kick of the 36th running of the World Championships on “Future Stars Friday.” In this edition of The Breeders’ Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick make their selections for the Friday card and share a Formulator Fact involving one of the top […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Accidentally In The Hall Of Fame’

All the Clockers’ Corner regulars know Vince DeGregory, and most stop by his table to say hello on a busy, frigid morning at Santa Anita just before the Breeders’ Cup. The 87-year-old jockey agent takes the time to greet each one by name and shake their hand, but he never loses the rhythm of his […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: Young Stars Finding Heart

Horse racing’s “Future Stars” will give it their best to kick off the 36th running of the World Championships at Santa Anita. In this edition of the Breeders’ Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick talk about the star power in this year’s Juvenile and talk to trainers Bob Baffert and Dale Romans. Plus […]

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