breeders’ cup classic

‘Breakthrough’ Win Has Lone Sailor Connections Thinking Breeders’ Cup

Lone Sailor’s win in the G3 Oklahoma Derby has trainer Tom Amoss thinking about entering the 3-year-old in the Breeders’ Cup, reports drf.com. Early plans call for the son of Majestic Warrior to be cross-entered in the Classic and the Dirt Mile. “I realize we’re taking a major step forward here,” said Amoss. “I can’t emphasize […]

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McKinzie, West Coast Breeze ‘Well’; Sadler ‘Couldn’t Be Happier’ With Accelerate

Bob Baffert seeks to add to his record of three Breeders’ Cup Classic wins—all consecutive—with West Coast and McKinzie in this year’s edition of the $6 million event at Churchill Downs on Nov. 3. Towards that end, the two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer worked both horses Sunday morning at Santa Anita, West Coast going five furlongs […]

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Catholic Boy ‘Recovered Very Quickly,’ Executes Solid Breeze Toward Classic

Multiple Grade 1 winner Catholic Boy got back to his serious Breeders’ Cup Classic preparations on Sunday morning at Belmont Park with a five-furlong breeze in company in his first appearance on the worktab since September 30. Catholic Boy, a 3-year-old colt by More Than Ready, worked outside his stablemate, graded stakes winner March, with […]

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Thunder Snow Has ‘Building Work’ At Churchill

In his quest toward the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Godolphin’s Thunder Snow had his first breeze since the Jockey Club Gold Cup on Saturday at Churchill Downs. The 4-year-old son of Helmet was officially given a time of 1:04 3/5 for five furlongs, but carried a solid pace throughout a one-mile workout, picking up a bit […]

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Gunnevera Steps Up To ‘More Intense’ Breeze For Classic

Margoth’s multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera continued his preparations for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) with a strong five-furlong breeze Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park West. A 4-year-old son of Grade 1 winner Dialed In, Gunnevera went in 1:00.82 over a fast main track with regular rider Edgard Zayas in the irons, ranking second […]

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Horse Of The Year: Does Accelerate Have A Chance At Title?

A victory by Accelerate in the Breeders’ Cup Classic would enhance his resume, but whether it would be enough to outpoll undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify for Horse of the Year honors ain’t necessarily so. “I’ll take my hat off to Accelerate,” said private clocker and bloodstock agent Gary Young. “He’s done something few horses […]

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Mind Your Biscuits Back On The Work Tab At Churchill Downs

Last out winner of the Lukas Classic by 4 1/2 lengths, Mind Your Biscuits returned to the work tab for the first time since that victory on Friday. The 5-year-old son of Posse covered five furlongs at Churchill Downs in 1:00 2/5, according to bloodhorse.com. “Just kind of let him stretch his legs. He’s been wanting to […]

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No Breeders’ Cup Classic For Two-Time Grade 1 Winner Diversify

For the second consecutive year, Whitney Stakes winner Diversify will skip the Breeders’ Cup Classic, owner Ralph Evans tells the Daily Racing Form. Evans said several things went into the decision, including the fact that trainer Rick Violette has been in the hospital in recent weeks with an illness. In his last race, Diversify finished […]

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Report: Discreet Lover Works For Veterinarian, Expected To Be Released From Vet’s List

Discreet Lover worked in front of a Pennsylvania state veterinarian on Wednesday and according to trainer Uriah St. Lewis, will likely be removed from the veterinarian’s list. It is standard procedure in many jurisdictions to require a horse to perform a timed workout for a state veterinarian and pass a post-workout drug test before it […]

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‘Mild’ Fever Forces Catholic Boy To Skip Planned Workout

Winner of both the G1 Belmont Derby (turf) and G1 Travers (dirt), 3-year-old Catholic Boy is one of the more intriguing chances for the upcoming Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs. According to drf.com, however, the son of More Than Ready missed a planned workout this past weekend at Belmont Park due to a fever. “It’s […]

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