breeders’ cup classic

Stephen Foster Winner Pavel Points For Pacific Classic On Way To Breeders’ Cup

Pavel, winner of the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs Saturday night, will likely make his next start in the G1 Pacific Classic at Del Mar. Trainer Doug O’Neill told the Daily Racing Form Pavel probably won’t race until then (Aug. 18) but that could still change. With his win Saturday, Pavel earned […]

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Pavel Puts It All Together For Dominating Stephen Foster Victory

J. Paul Reddam’s Pavel, fourth in the Dubai World Cup earlier this year, provided a 6-1 upset in Saturday night’s Grade 1 Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs. In just his third career win, the 4-year-old son of Creative Cause proved trainer Doug O’Neill’s faith in him with a three-length victory over Honorable Cause. Ridden by […]

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Paulick Report 6/13 News Minute Presented By Woodbine’s North America Cup June 16

Check out the Paulick Report News Minute presented by Woodbine’s North America Cup this Saturday, June 16. The News Minute features some of the day’s top new stories and other important developments in the world of horse racing. Today, a look at Justify’s slate of appearance, Mendelssohn’s expected race schedule, and big days of racing […]

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BC Clash With Justify? O’Brien Targets Three-Race U.S. Plan For Mendelssohn

Trainer Aidan O’Brien has outlined a tentative schedule for last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Mendelssohn to return to the U.S. and aim for a second Breeders’ Cup run — this time in the Classic. O’Brien told reporters this week Mendelssohn’s been getting some rest after a taxing run in the Kentucky Derby that […]

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Sunday Silence-Easy Goer Rivalry Focus Of ‘Dark Horses’ Documentary On NBC

NBC Sports presents the broadcast debut of Dark Horses, the story of the most unlikely rivalry in Triple Crown history, this Saturday, June 2 at 5 p.m. ET on NBC. Dark Horses brings viewers back to 1989 and the thrilling showdown between Easy Goer and Sunday Silence. For a preview of “Dark Horses,” click here. […]

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Mendelssohn Headed Back Stateside: O’Brien Plans U.S. Prep For Classic Contender

UAE Derby winner and the celebrated half-brother to Beholder and Into Mischief, Coolmore’s Mendelssohn is now being pointed for a U.S.-based prep race before the Breeders’ Cup Classic, reports Racenews on Twitter. “He’ll have one run on the dirt in America two months before the Classic at somewhere like Saratoga,” said trainer Aidan O’Brien, who invited […]

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Monmouth Putting Together $5 Million Bonus Package To Draw Justify To Haskell

Dennis Drazin watched Justify win Saturday’s Kentucky Derby along with the rest of the racing world, and the Monmouth Park executive is now thinking about some really big numbers to bring the colt to his track’s premier race in July, the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational. According to the Asbury Press, Drazin is pursuing a $5 million […]

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‘Different Level Of Intensity’: O’Brien Talks Disappointing Derby 144 With Mendelssohn

After Mendelssohn annihilated the field in the UAE Derby, he was made second choice in the 20-horse field for the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby. Super-trainer Aidan O’Brien and his top jockey Ryan Moore both made the trip to Louisville for Saturday’s race, skipping out on the 2,000 Guineas in order to do so […]

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Nonkono Yume Becomes First Horse To Qualify For 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic

Kazumasa Yamada’s 6-year-old gelding Nonkono Yume (JPN) closed powerfully down the stretch to catch defending champion Gold Dream (JPN) to win Sunday’s one mile, US$1,964,000 February Stakes (G1) on dirt at Tokyo Racecourse by a neck and became the first horse this year to qualify for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. The […]

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Defending Champ Gold Dream Takes On 15 Rivals In G1 February Stakes

Katsumi Yoshida’s defending champion Gold Dream (JPN) and Masatsugu Takezono’s TM Jinsoku (JPN) lead a field of 16 horses in Sunday’s 35th running of the one mile US$1,833,632 February Stakes (G1) on dirt at Tokyo Racecourse, the first automatic qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) of the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Challenge series. The Breeders’ […]

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