breeders’ cup classic

Mine That Bird, Haynesfield Tune Up at Churchill

PRESS RELEASE Mine That Bird, winner of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), and Haynesfield, upset winner of the Jockey Club Gold Cup (GI) last time out, tuned up for runs in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships with workouts on Sunday at Churchill Downs. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Double Eagle Ranch and […]

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Breeders’ Cup Hopefuls Get Ready to Roll

By Scott Jagow As the October mornings get chillier in Kentucky, Churchill Downs and Keeneland are heating up with Breeders’ Cup workouts. Breeders’ Cup contenders are shipping into the Bluegrass state to begin their preparations for the big races November 5th and 6th at Churchill. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Saturday and Sunday, […]

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Gio Ponti to Return to NY, Prepare for Breeders’ Cup

PRESS RELEASE Trainer Christophe Clement, who sent out Castleton Lyons’ Gio Ponti to win Saturday’s $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (G1), said the dual champion would return to New York on Monday and continue preparations for his next start on November 6 during the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs. “He will enter one […]

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Quality Road to Stand at Lane’s End in 2011

PRESS RELEASE QUALITY ROAD, brilliant winner of four Grade 1 races and multiple track record holder, will enter stud in 2011 at Mr. and Mrs. William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Kentucky. QUALITY ROAD has won eight of 12 starts at ages 2, 3 and 4 for earnings in excess of $2.2 […]

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Zenyatta Does it Again; Wins in Heart-Stopping Fashion

By Scott Jagow Zenyatta rarely makes it easy on her fans.  The champion mare once again waited until the final strides Saturday to pass a game rival and take the Grade 1, $250,000 Lady’s Secret at Hollywood Park.  The victory improved Zenyatta’s career record to 19 for 19 and set her up for a shot at ending her perfect career with a […]

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WEST: Can Switch Beat Zenyatta?

Most of the talk surrounding Zenyatta is about whether she can win at Churchill Downs in November in the Breeders’ Cup Classic but Gary West takes a step back and sees some reason for concern in this weekend’s Lady’s Secret. It is true that Zenyatta struggles at the shorter distance of 1 1/16 miles and […]

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LOOKIN AT LUCKY HAS FIRST BREEZE SINCE HASKELL

By Ray Paulick Lookin At Lucky, last year’s 2-year-old male champion and the current leader of the 3-year-old division coming off victories in the Preakness Stakes and Haskell Invitational, had his first breeze since the Haskell this morning at Del Mar, going an easy half-mile without company. Trainer Bob Baffert said the work was accomplished […]

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ZENYATTA HALF BROTHER SOUPER SPECTACULAR BREAKS MAIDEN AT SARATOGA

Souper Spectacular, a 3-year-old half-brother to undefeated Breeders’ Cup Classic heroine Zenyatta, broke his maiden in Saturday’s fifth race at Saratoga Race Course, a mile turf maiden special weight.   The Giant’s Causeway colt, purchased by current owner Live Oak Plantation for $1.15 million in the 2008 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, had run off the […]

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ZENYATTA TO STAY HOME AT HOLLYWOOD PARK UNTIL BREEDERS’ CUP

Last year’s Breeder’s Cup Classic winner Zenyatta will stay in California to run in a stakes race at Hollywood Park as her final race until the Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs. This news comes after speculation that her connections were possibly looking at trying her in the Beldame at Belmont Park. “It’s home,” said […]

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WHAT NEXT FOR Z?

After stretching her undefeated streak to 18, the connections for Zenyatta seem unsure about the next step in her campaign that looks to end in a repeat Breeders’ Cup Classic win. The two possibilities look to be the Beldame Stakes at Belmont Park or the newly named Zenyatta Breeders’ Cup Stakes at Santa Anita both […]

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