breeders’ cup classic

Haskin: There have been few horses quite like Quality Road

Steve Haskin of the Blood-Horse gives the most comprehensive analysis of new Lane’s End stallion Quality Road we’ve seen to date. From his early days as a sales prospect to his disappointing finish in the Breeders’ Cup Classic and all of the highs and lows in between, it is clear that Quality Road’s career was […]

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Shuback: Horse of the Year goes to Goldikova

Alan Shuback of the Daily Racing Form has weighed in on his Horse of the Year selection and one thing is clear; he doesn’t believe this should be a two-horse race. Perhaps the first major writer to publicly defend a vote for three-time Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Goldikova, Shuback has probably made few friends in […]

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Best sports moments of 2010: Zenyatta’s breathtaking run

Gawker has compiled a video of “The Best Sports Highlights of 2010 in 247 seconds.” “Relive Zenyatta’s breathtaking run” was the lone horse racing highlight to make the reel.

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What’s your racing moment of the year?

The turf writing staff and beyond at The Saratogian have sat down and each given their moment of the year in racing for 2010. From the obvious choice of the Breeders’ Cup Classic to the Blind Luck’s victory in the Alabama Stakes to Afleet Express’ photo finish Travers, there is much to look back on […]

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Dubai WC stays world’s richest purse

The Dubai World Cup remained the world’s richest race in 2010, with a purse of $10 million.  The Melbourne Cup climbed four spots to be second on the list, with a purse of $5.9 million.  America’s richest race, the Breeders’ Cup Classic, held seventh place at $4.5 million.

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They Are Off: Fab four races of 2010

Michael Chamberlain in his blog They Are Off chronicles his “fab four races of 2010”. The Arlington Million, Tampa Bay Derby, Preakness Stakes and Breeders’ Cup Classic make up the list. Do you agree?

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Update: Wild Again trainer Vincent Timphony in grave condition

UPDATE: Vincent Timphony died earlier today according to the Daily Racing Form. Click here for more from the DRF Vincent Timphony, who guided Wild Again to victory in the first ever Breeders’ Cup Classic, is in grave condition at Arcadia Methodist Hospital. “He was admitted to the hospital a week ago Saturday (Dec. 4) because […]

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Zenyatta-Blame and the Guam election

It’s not an understatement to suggest that the close finish between Zenyatta and Blame in the Breeders’ Cup Classic resonated around the world. All the way to the western Pacific island of Guam. In a newspaper editorial, “Good races end with dignified losses,” Guam resident Patrick Sullivan compares Zenyatta’s performance to the extremely close Guam […]

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Has Blame restored the Claiborne legacy?

It is fitting that Claiborne Farm would have a Breeders’ Cup Classic champion in its 100th year of operation in Blame who is the son of Claiborne’s Arch. But has he restored the Claiborne legacy with one race?

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Hammersly: Blame will get my vote

In an act of consistency, Michael Hammersly will give his vote to Blame for Horse of the Year. This despite remaining convinced that “if Zenyatta and Blame raced such conditions 10 times Zenyatta would win the vast majority. Maybe Blame would beat her just once.” But last year, Hammersly gave his vote to Zenyatta because […]

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