breeders’ cup classic

Classic Winner Fort Larned To Stand At Duncan Farms In Ohio

Fort Larned is relocating from Adena Springs Kentucky to Daryl and Sally Duncan’s Duncan Farms in Ohio for the upcoming breeding season. A three-time Grade 1 winner and Eclipse Award finalist for America’s Top Older Male in 2012, Fort Larned won the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and earned more than $4.4 million in a […]

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Fornatale: Horse Racing’s ‘Risk Of Death Cannot Be Eliminated Altogether’

Handicapper and co-creator of the World Horseplayers’ Tour, Peter Thomas Fornatale, tried to bring some perspective to the horse racing industry with an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle this week. He opined on Mongolian Groom’s breakdown in the Breeders’ Cup Classic: “His death demonstrates an unfortunate truth about racing and about any shared animal […]

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World’s Best Racehorse Rankings: Vino Rosso’s Breeders’ Cup Classic Win Vaults Him Into Top Five

VINO ROSSO (USA) [126] posted an impressive victory in the LONGINES Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) to join the top five of the ninth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2019. Vino Rosso improved his rating from 121 to 126 when he defeated MCKINZIE (USA) [123] by 4 1/4 lengths at Santa Anita. Earlier […]

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‘You Blew It’: Veterinarian Allday Tells Radio Host Breeders’ Cup Made A Mistake With Mongolian Groom

“You blew it, boys and girls. So stand up and take your medicine. Sit down and talk about it. Figure out what you screwed up. You’re about to see the demise of this industry because of your mistake.” Those were the decisive words of veterinarian Dr. Steven Allday, racetrack practitioner who is known for his […]

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Grade 1 Winner Math Wizard ‘Due For A Little Break’ After Classic Fifth

Math Wizard, 31-1 upset winner of the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1) for Gulfstream Park-based trainer Saffie Joseph Jr., will get some much deserved time off while the connections look for his next race. A 3-year-old son of Algorithms, undefeated in three career starts capped by the 2012 Holy Bull (G3) at Gulfstream, Math Wizard […]

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Brad Anderson Captures Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge

Sticking to a simple betting strategy against the top horseplayers in the game, Brad Anderson of Sarasota, Florida turned a 9-2 win bet on Vino Rosso in the Breeders’ Cup Classic into a spectacular victory in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge at last week’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The 11th annual Breeders’ Cup Betting […]

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Spendthrift Announces 2020 Stud Fees For Breeders’ Cup Winners Vino Rosso, Mitole

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm has set fees for the remainder of its 2020 stallion roster, including Breeders’ Cup winners Vino Rosso and Mitole who have both been retired from racing on a high note after their respective monumental victories Saturday at Santa Anita. Vino Rosso, the dominant winner of the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), […]

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Two-Time Dubai World Cup Winner Thunder Snow Retired; Stud Plans Pending

Thunder Snow, the first (and so far, only) horse ever to win back-to-back Dubai World Cups and a G1 winner at two, three, four and five, has been retired from racing. Trained by Saeed bin Suroor throughout his career, Thunder Snow made his racecourse debut in the May of his 2-year-old season and won easily. […]

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Over $110,000 Raised Through New Vocations Breeders’ Cup Pledge

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced today that the early estimate of funds raised during their Breeders’ Cup Pledge will be over $110,000. Vino Rosso’s win in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic was one of six winning pledges during the event with both owners Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable participating, as well as trainer […]

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McKinzie To Race In 2020; Baffert Trainee Will Target Saudi, Dubai World Cups

Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up McKinzie will remain in training following Saturday’s performance at Santa Anita Park, trainer Bob Baffert told the Daily Racing Form. The 4-year-old son of Street Sense was defeated 4 1/4 lengths by Vino Rosso, but Baffert was pleased with the colt’s performance. “He ran his ass off. Just got beat by a […]

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