breeders’ cup classic

Whitney, Pacific Classic On The Table For Thunder Snow’s Next Start

Third last out in the Met Mile, Godolphin’s Thunder Snow could target major races on both coasts for the remainder of 2019. The 5-year-old son of Helmet is under consideration for either the G1 Whitney at Saratoga (Aug.3) or the G1 Pacific Classic at Del Mar (Aug. 17), trainer Saeed bin Suroor told attheraces.com. “Thunder […]

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Seeking The Soul Jumps To Third In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Charles Fipke’s 6-year-old homebred Seeking the Soul jumped to No. 3 (165 votes) after the second week of the Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings following his stirring win on Saturday evening in the Stephen Foster (G2) at Churchill Downs, the first North American “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Classic division. Seeking the Soul trails […]

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Seeking The Soul Re-Joins NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll After Stephen Foster Win

Seeking the Soul’s victory in the Grade 2 Stephen Foster Stakes at Churchill Downs this past Saturday earned the Charles Fipke homebred a guaranteed spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic and also allowed the bay horse to rejoin the top 10 in this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. The 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul (IRE) […]

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Stewart: ‘Keeping Our Options Open’ With Stephen Foster Winner Seeking The Soul

Veteran trainer Dallas Stewart was back to work Sunday at Churchill Downs to figure out the next option for Saturday’s $600,000 Stephen Foster Presented by GE Appliances (Grade I) winner Seeking the Soul. “We got back at it at 5 a.m. this morning and looking forward to the future,” Stewart said. “He bounced out of […]

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Stephen Foster: Seeking The Soul Grabs Another Major Prize Beneath Twin Spires

Charles Fipke’s homebred Seeking the Soul was the surprise winner of the 2017 G1 Clark Handicap at nearly 8-1 odds, but 18 months later the 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul did it again beneath the Twin Spires as the 9-2 co-second choice. In this Saturday’s edition of the G2 Stephen Foster Handicap, Seeking the Soul […]

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Churchill ‘Downs After Dark’ Features G2 Stephen Foster, ‘Win And You’re In,’ NBCSN Coverage

Saturday night’s Downs After Dark Presented by Budweiser 11-race program at Churchill Downs is highlighted by the $600,000 Stephen Foster Presented by GE Appliances (GII) and $250,000 Fleur de Lis presented by Budweiser (GII). Both races are part of the Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series. The winner of the Stephen Foster receives an automatic […]

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Met Mile Sets Thunder Snow Against McKinzie, Coal Front In Nine-Horse Field

Annually one of the country’s most highly anticipated races, Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap offers a rousing renewal in 2019. The ‘Win and You’re In’ for the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile has attracted an epic field of nine including five Grade/Group 1 winners, six millionaires and the world’s richest horse. […]

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Thunder Snow ‘In Good Order,’ Arrives At Belmont For Met Mile

Godolphin’s Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap contender Thunder Snow has arrived at Belmont Park from his Newmarket, UK, spring/summer base and entered quarantine. The two-time Group 1 Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline winner touched down on American soil on Sunday, his first time in the States since his third-place finish in […]

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Allowance Winners Alkhaatam, Thirstforlife Take Aim On Stephen Foster

Shadwell Stable’s recent allowance winner Alkhaatam and owner/trainer Wes Hawley’s Derby Day allowance-victor Thirstforlife continued their work Saturday morning at Churchill Downs toward the $600,000 Stephen Foster Presented by GE Appliances (Grade II) on June 15 – a “Win and You’re In” event for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI). Alkhaatam, a striking gray colt by […]

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Gunnevera Goes ‘Very Easy’ In First Breeze Since Dubai World Cup

Salomon Del Valle’s multiple-stakes winner Gunnevera registered his first work Saturday morning since finishing third March 30 in the Dubai World Cup (G1), going a leisurely half mile at Gulfstream Park West in :51. Second in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and Woodward (G1), Gunnevera returned from Dubai and was given time off in […]

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