breeders’ cup classic

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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Hanson: Could To Honor and Serve be top three-year-old?

At Brisnet, Vance Hanson wonders what might still be coming in this wide open year of the three-year-old division.  To Honor and Serve suddenly looks like a dangerous Breeders’ Cup Classic contender after his impressive win in the Pennsylvania Derby.  Could he overtake Stay Thirsty? “The three-year-old title is still Stay Thirsty’s to lose, especially […]

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WinStar offers free Tiznow season to female BC Classic winner

On the 10-year anniversary of Tiznow becoming the only horse to win back-to-back Breeders’ Cup Classics, WinStar Farm is offering a complimentary breeding season to Tiznow for any filly or mare that wins the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs. WinStar, which became a new corporate partner of the […]

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Haskin: Gold Cup not usually a path for BC Classic winners

At his Blood-Horse blog, Steve Haskin goes over the history of the Jockey Club Gold Cup as it relates to the Breeders’ Cup Classic.  He points out that only three Gold Cup winners in 27 years have won the Classic, and only five Classic winners have even run in the Gold Cup: “The bottom line […]

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Racing Post: Havre de Grace should target Ladies Classic for best HOTY shot

In its weekly analysis of the international racing scene, the Racing Post looks at this weekend’s big races at Belmont Park – races that should sharpen the Breeders’ Cup picture and possibly the Horse of the Year award.  Sam Walker at the Racing Post says The Factor deserves more credit than he’s been given but […]

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Twirling Candy will skip Goodwood, go straight to Breeeders’ Cup

Trainer John Sadler said Twirling Candy, one of California’s top older horses this year, will make his next start in either the Breeders’ Cup Classic or Dirt Mile at Churchill Downs Nov. 5, according to a Daily Racing Form report.   Twirling Candy, who missed training earlier this month because of a bruised foot, will […]

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Hollendorfer: No chance Blind Luck goes in the BC Classic

Following a seven-furlong workout Wednesday to prep Blind Luck for her next race, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said the filly will most likely start in the Lady’s Secret at Santa Anita October 1.  But you won’t be seeing Blind Luck in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs come November. “I’m not running her in the […]

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