breeders’ cup classic

The Power of Zenyatta

Millions of sports fans flock to ESPN.com as their first source for news each day, so the value to their main story placement is important for any sporting industry. But for horse racing, which usually gets shoved off to less featured pages outside of the Kentucky Derby and a potential Triple Crown winner, owning that […]

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Zenyatta Loses a Heartbreaker to Blame in BC Classic

By Scott Jagow It was not meant to be. Zenyatta charged down the stretch like she always does, but she could not catch Blame, who won the Breeders’ Cup Classic by less than a head in a photo finish. Zenyatta broke last and trailed the field by 14 lengths in the early going, […]

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Zenyatta Greets Hundreds of Fans Sunday Morning

PRESS RELEASE Jerry and Ann Moss’ Zenyatta didn’t know, and her fans didn’t care, that their beloved mare had lost the Breeders’ Cup Classic. They still turned out in droves on Sunday morning. Trainer John Shirreffs took down the barricades that had lined Barn 41 all week and allowed media and fans to get […]

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Zenyatta: Comic Relief

If you’re among the many people taking Zenyatta’s loss pretty hard, maybe a little humor will ease the pain. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> From a series of Hitler spoofs on YouTube, Hitler learns that Zenyatta has lost the Breeders’ Cup Classic:

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Horse of the Year Debate Already Raging

Fans, trainers, jockeys, owners – just about everybody who’s in racing or follows it –  is weighing in on who should win Horse of the Year after Saturday’s thrilling Breeders’ Cup Classic. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Should the award go to Blame because he beat Zenyatta and only lost once this year?  Or should Zenyatta win HOTY for […]

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Breeders’ Cup Thursday Notes: The Classic

PRESS RELEASE   An update on the contenders for the Breeders’ Cup Classic:   Zenyatta   The reigning Breeders’ Cup Classic champion left Barn 41 at 9:15 a.m. and was followed by hundreds of adoring fans, including owners Jerry and Ann Moss and trainer John Shirreffs.   With regular exercise rider Steve Willard aboard, the […]

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Shirreffs, Moss Reflect on Zenyatta

Quotes from Thursday’s Breeders’ Cup press conference involving Zenyatta’s trainer John Shirreffs and owner Jerry Moss: John Shirreffs On the duty of speaking to the media about Zenyatta: “It’s been a great duty. We’re just really proud of Zenyatta and our association with her.” Jerry Moss On the future and if […]

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Lookin At a spoiler? Pegram won’t apologize if he wins

While the world looks on to see if Zenyatta can make it 20-0 in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, there are several candidates who can play a major spoiler. Preakness winner Lookin At Lucky is one of them and his co-owner Pegram won’t apologize if that happens. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Read more at the LA Times

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Breeders’ Cup Classic Post Positions: Quotes from Trainers and Owners

Comments from trainers and owners of the Breeders’ Cup Classic contenders after Tuesday’s post position draw: Todd Pletcher, (Quality Road, Classic, post 1) – “It wouldn’t have been one of my choices, but it is what it is. You don’t get to choose. He was going to load in the gate first regardless, so that […]

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Hope and Fear

Chris McGrath of The Independent, reporting from Churchill Downs, observes a certain euphoric fear surrounding the hype of undefeated Zenyatta. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> “With her immaculate record, defeat in the Breeders’ Cup Classic would feel like the violation of a vestal. And as the hour approaches, the euphoria she has brought to the American […]

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