breeders’ cup classic

‘Priceless Feeling’: Saffie Joseph Celebrates First Grade 1 Win In Pennsylvania Derby

Trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. was back to work Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park after Math Wizard provided him with his first Grade 1 stakes victory with his 31-1 upset score in Saturday’s $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx. Joseph sent Chance It to the track to prepare for a start in next Saturday’s $400,000 In […]

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Jerkens ‘Can’t Knock’ Preservationist Ahead Of Jockey Club Gold Cup

Trainer Jimmy Jerkens hopes that the next couple of weekends are prosperous ones for his barn with two of his stable stars slated for Grade 1 action at Belmont Park. Coming fresh off a victory in the Grade 1 Woodward presented by NYRA Bets, Preservationist is targeting next Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold […]

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Thunder Snow A No-Go For Classic But May Seek Dubai Three-Peat

Two-time Dubai World Cup winner and last year’s 3rd-place finisher in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Thunder Snow, will not compete in this year’s Classic, his trainer told ITV. Saeed bin Suroor said that while the 5-year-old son of Helmet is getting some rest, if all goes well he’ll be pointed for another campaign next season, […]

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McKinzie, Thunder Snow Retain Top Two Spots In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Little change for Week #15 in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings as Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie holds onto the top spot with 287 votes, and maintains a solid lead over two-time Dubai World Cup (G1) winner, Thunder Snow (IRE), who has 183 votes in second place. The 4-year-old McKinzie, […]

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Baffert Trainees Game Winner, Marley’s Freedom To Miss Breeders’ Cup

Last year’s juvenile champion Game Winner will skip the Breeders’ Cup and possibly point for a 4-year-old campaign, trainer Bob Baffert told the Daily Racing Form Monday. Game Winner will remain on the track but only for light training. Another Baffert runner who had been pointed toward the Breeders’ Cup, filly sprinter Marley’s Freedom, will […]

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Code Of Honor Breezes ‘Very Well’ For Jockey Club Gold Cup

W.S. Farish homebred Code of Honor, a three-length winner of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers last month, enjoyed a four-furlong breeze on Big Sandy Sunday morning in preparation for the Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup set for September 28 at Belmont Park. Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey said the Noble […]

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McKinzie Retains Top Spot In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Coming off a very quiet week in the Classic Division, the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings remain virtually the same as the results from last week’s poll. Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie leads the Top Ten, with the next six positions staying intact from Sept. 3. The 4-year-old McKinzie (276 votes), […]

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Preservationist Rejoins Top 10 In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Centennial Farm’s 6-year-old Preservationist, a gritty half-length winner of the Woodward Stakes (G1) at Saratoga on Saturday, soared back into the Top 10 in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, claiming the No. 3 position, while Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie, holds the top spot. Preservationist (189 votes), a bay son […]

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War Of Will ‘Really Thriving’ In Preparation For Pennsylvania Derby

Trainer Mark Casse breezed Grade 1 winners War of Will and Got Stormy over Woodward weekend at Saratoga in preparation for upcoming Grade 1 starts out of town. Gary Barber’s War of Will, a four-time winner with more than $1.5 million in purse earnings, captured the Grade 1 Preakness in May ahead of an off-the-board […]

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‘Exhilarating’ Woodward Win Makes Preservationist Possible For Jockey Club Gold Cup

Centennial Farms’ Preservationist exited his victory in the Grade 1 Woodward presented by NYRA Bets in good order according to trainer Jimmy Jerkens, who scored his second win in the 1 1/8-mile event for older horses at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday. The 6-year-old son of Arch notched his first Grade 1 win in the […]

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