breeders’ cup classic

Tizway out of BC Classic with injury, to be retired

Tizway, winner of two prestigious Grade 1 races in New York this year, will miss the Breeders’ Cup Classic and be retired to stud after being diagnosed with a suspensory injury after a gallop Tuesday morning. “He galloped over the track very well this morning,” said trainer Jim Bond. “We put him on ice for […]

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Zipse At The Track: Uncle Mo vs Havre de Grace

Zipse At The Track continues his point-counterpoint series with a matchup between Breeders’ Cup Classic contenders Uncle Mo and Havre de Grace.  Hoosier State of Mind blogger Scott Dick takes up the case for Uncle Mo: “I know what most of you are thinking, Mo’s 3 year old season can’t compare to Grace. I know, […]

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Uncle Mo, Stay Thirsty arrive at Churchill Downs

Four Breeders’ Cup hopefuls trained by Todd Pletcher, led by Mike Repole’s probable Grade I Breeders’ Cup Classic starters Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty, arrived at Churchill Downs on Monday at 9:52 a.m. “Everyone arrived in excellent order,” said assistant trainer Michael McCarthy, who oversees the Churchill Downs barn for Pletcher, who is expected to […]

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Crist: Looking at Horse of the Year scenarios

The Daily Racing Form’s Steven Crist gives his take on who would win the 2011 Horse of the Year under various scenarios at the Breeders’ Cup.  If either Havre De Grace or Tizway take the BC Classic, Crist says the choice would be clear.  After that, it gets murky: “If Flat Out wins, beating all […]

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BC Classic contender Flat Out records strong gallop at Churchill Sunday

Preston Stables’ Flat Out headed for the main track at Churchill Downs Sunday morning a little after 7 o’clock for “a strong gallop to put air in his lungs,” according to trainer Scooter Dickey. With jockey Greta Kuntzweiler up, Flat Out was given credit for a mile work in 1:43.60 by Churchill Downs clockers. Fractions […]

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Drosselmeyer works in company with Birdrun at Churchill

Drosselmeyer continued his preparations for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, working 5 furlongs in company with Breeders’ Cup Marathon candidate Birdrun at Churchill Downs on Saturday, reports Brisnet. Each was clocked in 1:01 1/5 for trainer Bill Mott. Drosselmeyer, working at Churchill Downs for the first time since the 2009 fall meet, was putting in his […]

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So You Think coming for Breeders’ Cup Classic

So You Think – one of the world’s top-rated Thoroughbreds – will make his next start in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.  Dato Tan Chin Nam, the Malaysian part-owner who sold a controlling stake to Coolmore last year, confirmed that So You Think would ship to the U.S. for the Classic off two October starts in […]

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Classic: Dickey has high hopes for Flat Out

Trainer Scooter Dickey thought he had hit the top of the racing game long before Flat Out came into his barn.          “I had always hoped for a horse like this,” Dickey said Tuesday morning as Flat Out went to the track for his morning exercise under Otto Aguilar. “I thought I had reached […]

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Baffert: BC Classic or Dubai World Cup possible for Prayer for Relief

Following his third-place finish in Sunday’s Oklahoma Derby, three-year-old colt Prayer for Relief may take a shot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic or he might get a rest, trainer Bob Baffert tells the Daily Racing Form: “We’ll look at it,” he said. “I don’t have to make that call until next week. If I don’t […]

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