breeders’ cup classic

City Of Light, Gunnevera Both Raring To Go As Connections Look Toward Pegasus

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner City of Light and Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up Gunnevera may be stabled on opposite sides of the country, but both are feeling quite full of themselves as they begin preparations for the 2019 Pegasus World Cup, According to drf.com, City of Light had his first breeze since the World Championships on […]

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Gronkowski, Axelrod Aimed At Dubai World Cup With New Trainer Sandeep Jadhav

Phoenix Thoroughbreds has a pair of high-profile 3-year-olds who appear to be prime prospects for the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), the world’s richest race at $12 million. Multiple graded stakes winner and Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) alumnus Axelrod and Belmont Stakes (G1) runnerup Gronkowski are headed to Dubai to join the yard of […]

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Pavel ‘Very Comfortable’ With Local Surface Ahead Of Japan’s Champions Cup

American trainee Pavel has settled right into the routine at Japan’s Chukyo Racecourse, according to Doug O’Neill’s assistant trainer Leandro Mora. “He kept his weight on, and he hasn’t lost any appetite which is a sign of a horse that’s a great traveler and knows what to do,” Mora said. On Sunday, the 4-year-old son […]

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Horse Of The Year? Everybody’s Got A Beef

I remember an old Runyonesque sports writer in New York named Jimmy Cannon who used to start some of his columns with this memorable line, ”Nobody asked me, but…”  That’s exactly the way I feel about the ongoing debate about who should be “Horse of the Year” come January when all the votes are counted. […]

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Multiple G1 Winner Mind Your Biscuits Retired From Racing

Trainer Chad Summers had hoped Mind Your Biscuits might get one more start on his racing resume, but Summers chose to retire the 5-year-old after a gallop Wednesday, according to the Daily Racing Form. The two-time winner of the Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen had been pointed for either the Cigar Mile or the Clark […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA Bets: Who Gets The Hardware?

The 35th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships is in the books, so now the annual conversation about year-end awards begins. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the various Eclipse Award categories, starting with Horse of the Year, which became intriguing with the results at Churchill Downs […]

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Lane’s End Announces Stud Fees For Accelerate, City Of Light, and West Coast

Lane’s End Farm announced the 2019 stud fees for Accelerate, City of Light and West Coast. Champion older horse-elect Accelerate capped off an incredible 2018 season, which included five Grade 1 wins, with a thrilling victory in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic. Accelerate bested 10 G1 winners in his Classic victory, earning a 105 Beyer […]

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Georgetown’s Chuck Grubbs Crushes Classic To Win Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge

Chuck Grubbs of Georgetown, Kentucky, cashed more than $87,000 in winning wagers on the Breeders’ Cup Classic, jumping from 31st place to the top of the leaderboard to win the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) at last weekend’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Grubbs finished with a total score of 94,020 and with a first […]

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Classic Winner Accelerate Heads Final NTRA Poll; Other Breeders’ Cup Winners Fill Out Top Ten

Fresh off a rousing victory in Saturday’s $6 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic, Hronis Racing’s Accelerate concluded the year in first place in the final NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll of 2018, the NTRA announced today. Accelerate received 24 first place votes and 437 points. Justify, who retired earlier this year after becoming the sport’s thirteenth Triple Crown […]

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Trio Of Breeders’ Cup Winners Nets Rosario Jockey Of The Week Title

Following an outstanding performance during the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs, Joel Rosario was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for October 29 – November 4, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents […]

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