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Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile Notes, Friday, November 5th

Aikenite – The 3yo son of Yes It’s True galloped Friday morning over the Churchill Downs main track, where he will attempt to pull off one of the bigger upsets of the day on Saturday in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. “His last race was probably his best race of the year, so we […]

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Breeders’ Cup Notes: Turf Sprint, Dirt Mile, Marathon

PRESS RELEASE An update on the contenders for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, to be run November 6th at 3:15 PM ET (other races below): Bridgetown The Speightstown colt, runner-up in the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, jogged 1m and galloped 1m on Monday at Churchill Downs. He enters the race off a fifth-place […]

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Godolphin Quartet Works at Belmont Before Shipping to Louisville

PRESS RELEASE Godolphin Racing will have a strong hand in the Breeders’ Cup on Friday and Saturday as Girolamo, Sara Louise, Gayego, and Vineyard Haven are bound for Louisville after breezing at Belmont Park this weekend. Godolphin’s contenders for the Dirt Mile, Vineyard Haven and Gayego, turned in separate breezes on Sunday. […]

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Hurricane Ike Sharp in Work for BC Dirt Mile

PRESS RELEASE With jockey Calvin Borel up, Ike and Dawn Thrash’s Hurricane Ike tuned up for his engagement by working six furlongs in 1:12.40 in company with Third Dawn after the renovation break Saturday morning.         Fractions for the move, which was the fastest of five at the distance, were :12.20, :24, :35.80, […]

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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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By Ray Paulick Is American racing getting better, or is the American Graded Stakes Committee finding it increasingly difficult to downgrade races as it moves more stakes into Grade 1 and Grade 2 categories? The committee, organized by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, announced its graded stakes designations on Tuesday, adding six races to […]

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Ray Paulick will be live blogging Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which begin at 1:10 p.m. Eastern with the first ever running of the 1 1/2-mile Marathon.  Please note that there is a late scratch in that race: Add Heat was withdrawn from the Marathon Saturday morning because of a suspensory injury to his right […]

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