breeders’ cup juvenile

Math Wizard ‘Moving Forward,’ Headed To Breeders’ Cup Classic

Math Wizard, who pulled off a 31-1 upset victory in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1) at Parx in his most recent start, breezed three furlongs in 35.80 seconds Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park in preparation for a scheduled start in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Santa Anita Nov. 2. “It went […]

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Dennis’ Moment ‘Moves Like A Cadillac And Is Fast Like A Ferrari’

When Tammy Fox comes back from a morning workout on a racehorse, the ultimate sign of approval is the former jockey flashing two thumbs up as they come off the track. After Albaugh Family Stables’ 2-year-old colt Dennis’ Moment cruised five-eighths of a mile in 58 1/5 seconds Friday at Churchill Downs, Fox only flashed […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Emotionally-Charged’ Victory No Minor Feat

Emotion overflowed on the Keeneland turf course Sunday, a result of Peace Achieved’s hard-fought victory in the G3 Dixiana Bourbon Stakes. It was the first time owner Joe Minor had seen his silks enter the winner’s circle for a graded stakes race, but he gave the honor of leading the colt up for the photo […]

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Dixiana Bourbon Top Pair Could Both Be Breeders’ Cup Bound

JSM Equine’s Peace Achieved returned to Churchill Downs Sunday night following his neck triumph in the Dixiana Bourbon (G3) for 2-year-olds. “I talked to (assistant) David (Carroll) this morning, and he said Peace Achieved was fine this morning,” said Allen Hardy, who oversees trainer Mark Casse’s Keeneland string. The victory in the Dixiana Bourbon earned Peace Achieved a […]

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Tiz The Law ‘Did Everything Right’ In Champagne, Not Headed To Breeders’ Cup

Sackatoga Stable’s Tiz the Law came out of his impressive four-length win in Saturday’s Grade 1 $500,000 Champagne for 2-year-olds in good order, trainer Barclay Tagg said Sunday morning. The Constitution colt improved to 2-for-2 in his career, building on his 4 ¼-length debut at 6 ½ furlongs on August 8 by besting a six-horse […]

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‘A Fantastic Mind’: Walsh Looking Ahead To Breeders’ Cup Juvenile With Maxfield

The morning after winning the first Grade 1 stakes of his career, Brendan Walsh reported cheerfully that Keeneland’s Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity winner Maxfield came out of Saturday’s $500,000 race in far better order than his trainer. “We did a bit of celebrating last night,” Walsh said. “But if you don’t celebrate that, what do you […]

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Trainer Saffie Joseph Focuses On Breeders’ Cup Hopefuls Math Wizard, Chance It

After saddling Chance It to a dazzling victory in Saturday’s $400,000 In Reality Division of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes at Gulfstream Park merely a week after sending out Math Wizard for an upset score in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1) at Parx, up-and-coming trainer Saffie Joseph Jr.’s future would seem very bright. The […]

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Baffert: Blinkers Helped Eight Rings Stay ‘A Little More Focused’

Bob Baffert was in a familiar place Friday, his home-away-from-home, Santa Anita Park, specifically the Winner’s Circle. The two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer sent out Bast to win the Chandelier Stakes by a neck after a captivating stretch duel with 11-1 Comical, then 90 minutes later watched Eight Rings pummel eight foes with a front-running, six-length […]

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Eight Rings Delivers In American Pharoah

SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Fred Hertrich, John D. Fielding and Golconda Stables’ Eight Rings was all business in Friday’s Grade 1 American Pharoah Stakes, galloping to an easy five-length win on opening day at Santa Anita Park. The 2-year-old son of Empire Maker, named in honor of New England Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick’s […]

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American Pharoah Stakes: Stout Field Lined Up For BC Juvenile Prep

Bob Baffert’s Eight Rings, Mark Glatt’s Collusion Illusion, John Shirreffs’ Express Train and Steve Asmussen’s Shoplifted head a strong field of nine juveniles in Friday’s Grade I, $300,000 American Pharoah Stakes, to be run at a mile and one sixteenth over Santa Anita’s main track.   A Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race qualifier, the winner […]

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