breeders’ cup classic

Classic Runner-Up Toast Of New York Ready For ‘Active’ Retirement

Toast of New York has been retired once again at the age of eight, reports racingpost.com. The gelded son of Thewayyouare earned more than $2 million in his 13-start career, winning the UAE Derby in 2014 and finishing second by inches in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic. Trained by Jamie Osborne, “Toast” was originally owned by […]

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‘All Going Right’ This Year With Dubai World Cup Hopeful Gunnevera

Unlike in 2018, there is much more of a spring to the step to all those associated with Dubai World Cup hopeful Gunnevera this year – including the horse himself. The leading light of Antonio Sano’s stable set off for the race 12 months ago in the richest of form only for everything to unravel […]

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Catholic Boy Shows Good ‘Energy Level’ In First Work Since Breeders’ Cup

Trainer Jonathan Thomas reported Saturday that multiple Grade 1 stakes-winning Catholic Boy is on schedule for a late-spring return to racing after breezing Friday for the first time since finishing off the board in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs. Catholic Boy breezed three-furlongs in 39.40 seconds Friday at Bridlewood Farm […]

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Thunder Snow Seeks Unprecedented Dubai World Cup Double

As the recognized 1 1/4-mile prep for the world’s richest horse race, the $12 million Dubai World Cup, the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) has attracted a quality field of 10, including Godolphin’s Thunder Snow, who finished second in this race before winning the 2018 Dubai World Cup. The 2017 […]

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Came Home’s Son Inti Grabs Breeders’ Cup Classic Berth With February Stakes Triumph

Shigeo Takeda’s 5-year-old homebred Inti (JPN), the 2.6-1 favorite under jockey Yutaka Take, controlled the pace throughout Sunday’s 36th running of the one-mile, $1,879,000 February Stakes (G1) on dirt at Tokyo Racecourse in Japan, winning by a neck over second choice Gold Dream (JPN), and secured the first automatic berth into this year’s $6-million Breeders’ Cup […]

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Japan’s February Stakes Kicks Off Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series For Classic

Led by former champions Gold Dream (JPN), Nonkono Yume (JPN), and Moanin, and the speedy Inti (JPN) 14 horses have been entered for Sunday’s 36th running of the one mile, $870,000 February Stakes (G1) on dirt at Tokyo Racecourse, the first automatic qualifier for this year’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) to be awarded through […]

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Breeders’ Cup Classic Berth On The Line In Japan’s February Stakes

Grade 1 horseracing action in Japan returns for the first time in 2019 when the February Stakes will be run at Tokyo Racecourse next Sunday, Feb. 17. The February Stakes is run over a mile on the dirt course, although the start is on turf, just off the main oval dirt track. The race carries “Win […]

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‘Like Sending Your Kid Off To College’: Sadler Says Goodbye To Accelerate

John Sadler made a short stop at Gulfstream about 6 a.m. to see his champion Accelerate before the trainer had to head to the airport, also heading back to California. Sadler had Accelerate jog on the pavement, pronounced the 6-year-old horse in good shape and gave him a final pat on the neck. “It’s like […]

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Grass Not Necessarily Greener For Pegasus Turf Favorite Yoshida

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Starlight Racing and Head of Plains Partners’ Yoshida, 5-2 program favorite for Saturday’s $7-million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1), may find himself back on dirt after competing in North America’s richest grass race. Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott hinted a second international trip may be in store for […]

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Accelerate Fires Bullet In Final Work Before Shipping To Florida

Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and Horse of the Year finalist Accelerate had his final local workout at 6:30 this morning before shipping to Florida for the $9 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park a week from today, on Jan. 26. With assistant trainer Juan Leyva aboard, Accelerate whisked five furlongs over a fast track […]

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