Breeders’ Cup 2019

TVG To Air Special Breeders’ Cup Workout, Handicapping Coverage

TVG, America’s horse racing network, will offer fans and bettors exclusive coverage and special programming in the lead up to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships which are scheduled to be held at Santa Anita in Arcadia, California on November 1 and 2.  The special programming will kick off on Wednesday, October 23rd with the Breeders’ Cup […]

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Irad Ortiz Jr. Suspended During Breeders’ Cup Week But Will Not Miss World Championships

Top rider Irad Ortiz Jr. has been suspended three days for a disqualification at Keeneland and will serve those days leading up to the Breeders’ Cup, reports the Daily Racing Form. However, Ortiz will be available to ride during the 36th running of the World Championships Nov. 1 and 2 at Santa Anita. Ortiz’s suspension came […]

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Funny Cide Owners ‘Would Love To Get Back To The Derby,’ To Skip Juvenile With 2020 Contender

Rev up the yellow school bus. Sackatoga Stable, whose members famously arrived at Churchill Downs in a yellow school bus to watch their longshot Funny Cide win the 2003 Kentucky Derby, is gearing up for another run at the roses. Sackatoga, with a reconfigured partnership, is on the Road to the Derby with another New […]

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Mike Smith Picks Up Rosario’s Former Mount, Yoshida, For Breeders’ Cup Classic

As expected, the all-time winningest Breeders’ Cup jockey will not be without a ride in this year’s Classic. The Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman reported Friday that Mike Smith will ride Yoshida in the 1 1/4-mile race Nov. 2. The Hall of Fame jockey had been the regular rider for Classic favorite McKinzie, but trainer […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Smiling Tiger: A New Breeders’ Cup Era?

While the Breeders’ Cup returns to Santa Anita for a record 10th time Nov. 1 and 2, many things will be different about this running of the World Championships. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss those changes from previous editions at Santa Anita and talk about what they’re […]

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McKinzie Stays On Top For Final Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie finished as the top-rated horse in final polling for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings by a panel of leading Thoroughbred racing media, horseplayers and members of the Breeders’ Cup Racing Directors/Secretaries Panel.  Winner of the Alysheba Stakes (G2) and the “Win and You’re In” Whitney (G1), McKinzie (253 […]

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Abscond Takes Aim At Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf From Keeneland Base

Apogee Bloodstock and Mike Anderson’s Abscond continued her preparations for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) by working a half-mile on Keeneland’s main track in :49 Thursday morning. “She worked well yesterday and probably will have one more work here before going to Santa Anita,” trainer Eddie Kenneally said. Home for Abscond since the […]

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Breeders’ Cup Classic: Rosario Lands Mount On McKinzie

After telling Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith he would not be riding McKinzie in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, trainer Bob Baffert has handed the reins to Joel Rosario, the Daily Racing Form reported Wednesday. Smith had ridden McKinzie in each of his 13 starts to date. The Street Sense colt has won seven and […]

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Florida-Based Breeders’ Cup Contenders Having Trouble Taking Flight To California

At least a couple of Florida trainers are pretty unhappy with the travel scenario for their Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” contenders, according to the Daily Racing Form. Kathleen O’Connell, trainer of the Filly & Mare Sprint candidate Stormy Embrace, winner of an automatic berth into the race, said she was told by the […]

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