breeders’ cup classic

EquiSpace: Like it or not, more ‘Mo is good for racing

The EquiSpace blog writes that while many racing fans may be getting weary of the hype surrounding Uncle Mo, his appearance in the Classic will certainly make for a more compelling Breeders’ Cup storyline – for several reasons: “2) Sporting Move. As much as you can loathe the connections, having Mo in the Classic is […]

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Gio Ponti likely to take on Goldikova again in BC Mile

As Gio Ponti gears up to defend his title in the Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland Saturday, his trainer is thinking, if everything goes well, the next step will be a rematch with Goldikova in the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Churchill Downs November 5. “I know she beat us last year, but that’s what racing […]

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Weather, surface will play big role for Acclamation at BC

The winner of five straight graded stakes races, Acclamation is clearly in top form heading into next month’s Breeders’ Cup.  The question is – in which race will he run?  Owner Bud Johnston and trainer Don Warren say they’re leaning toward the BC Turf instead of the Classic, but the weather and surface conditions will […]

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Porter: Havre de Grace to train at Keeneland, Classic the target

Havre de Grace owner Rick Porter says the Beldame winner is on her way to Keeneland to train up to the Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs in Louisville next month.  On the Fox Hill Farm website, Porter says that trainer Larry Jones is pleased with how Havre de Grace came of the Beldame, which she […]

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So You Think: Next stop Breeders’ Cup Classic?

Following So You Think’s fourth place finish in the Arc de Triomphe Sunday at Longchamp, trainer Aidan O’Brien suggested there’s a chance the New Zealand-bred five-year-old will make his next start in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs for majority owner Coolmore. “I thought he ran very well. He was coming home very well […]

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Racing Post: Time for the distaff weight allowance to disappear?

In his weekly analysis of international racing, the Racing Post’s Sam Walker calls his suggestion last week that Havre de Grace point to the Ladies’ Classic “ridiculous” in light of her romping win in the Beldame Saturday.  Walker also writes that the impressive performances of females from Black Caviar to Havre de Grace to a […]

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Classic showdown likely after weekend victories

Following their wins on Super Saturday, Uncle Mo and Havre de Grace both appear headed for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, setting up another battle of the sexes in the Breeders’ Cup finale. “I’m a racing fan, if I wasn’t a racing fan I’d run Mo in the Mile and be 1-2 and look pretty good […]

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Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Top Juveniles a Year Later

It’s been very interesting to watch the top two 2-year-olds from 2010 – Uncle Mo and To Honor and Serve – rounding back into form as the year-end championship-defining races approach. Uncle Mo, last year’s unbeaten 2-year-old champion, will still be looking for his first American Graded Stakes win of this year when he faces […]

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Finley: Uncle Mo romp would set up sizzling BC Classic

ESPN.com’s Bill Finley writes that with his liver problems apparently behind him, Saturday’s Kelso Mile is ‘put up or shut up’ time for Uncle Mo.  Finley believes a dominating victory would set the stage for a scintillating running of the Breeders’ Cup Classic: “Though he will be facing older horses, Uncle Mo should obliterate his […]

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Bray: Setback could be blessing in disguise for Twirling Candy

TVG’s Simon Bray writes for the Breeders’ Cup Classic website that Twirling Candy will head straight to the Breeders’ Cup after missing some training with a bruised foot.  The four-year-old trained by John Sadler hasn’t run since finishing second in the Pacific Classic August 28.  But could that be a good thing for him, heading […]

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