breeders’ cup mile

Breeders’ Cup Mile Winner Expert Eye Retired To Banstead Manor Stud In England

Expert Eye, winner of this year’s Breeders’ Cup Mile at Churchill Downs, has been retired from racing, and he will join the stallion roster at Juddmonte Farms’ Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket, England for the 2019 breeding season. The 3-year-old son of Acclamation will begin his stallion career for an advertised fee of 20,000 British […]

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Euro Invader Expert Eye Flies Late Under Dettori To Capture Breeders’ Cup Mile

The Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Mile finish was a thriller for spectators at Churchill Downs Saturday, but it also proved a nail-biter for Sir Michael Stoute, trainer of victor Expert Eye (GB). Expert Eye and Frankie Dettori were shuffled farther back than is typical for the 3-year-old colt. The pair were fourth from last going […]

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Breeders’ Cup: Grass Stars Worried About Turf Course Conditions

Breeders’ Cup Turf Notes Arklow – Trainer Brad Cox knows it’s a tall order asking his 4-year-old Arch colt Arklow to take on the likes of Enable in the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf on Saturday at Churchill Downs, but he feels like he has earned his place in the race. He enters the […]

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Injury Knocks Its Gonna Hurt Out Of Juvenile Turf Sprint; Sharp Samurai Scratched Due To Illness

A pair of scratches from Breeders’ Cup races were announced on Friday, according to bloodhorse.com. Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint contender Its Gonna Hurt was diagnosed with a suspensory injury, said trainer Brian Koriner, while Breeders’ Cup Mile hopeful Sharp Samurai came down with a throat infection this morning. Its Gonna Hurt (Violence), winner of the […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Mile And Turf Sprint

The measure of what makes a truly great Breeders’ Cup performance can be interpreted in any number of ways, but the numbers don’t lie. The BRIS Speed Ratings assess efforts objectively using a precise algorithm to assign a number to each runner’s effort based on rigid criteria, largely removed from human interpretation. Heading into this year’s […]

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Mile: ‘No Hiccups’ For Oscar Performance, Next Shares Got ‘Over The Ground Well’

Amerman Racing’s Oscar Performance continues to look well heading into the Breeders’ Cup Mile on November 3 at Churchill Downs, trainer Brian Lynch said by phone Sunday morning. The four-time Grade 1 winner has breezed twice at Keeneland this month, including a five-furlong work in 1:01.00 on the main track on Wednesday. The 4-year-old Kitten’s […]

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Mile: Lynch ‘Happy’ With Oscar Performance Breeze At Keeneland

Amerman Racing’s four-time Grade 1 winner Oscar Performance continued his preparations for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 3 by working 5 furlongs in company in 1:01 over a fast main track Wednesday morning at Keeneland. Working with Teryn It Up, a 3-year-old maiden, Oscar Performance edged in front at the wire as he completed his final quarter-mile in :24 with […]

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Next Shares To Train For Breeders’ Cup Mile At Keeneland

Next Shares, upset winner of Saturday’s $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (G1), will be spending a few more weeks here at Keeneland to prepare for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 3. “We talked about it last night and the plan is to stay here until the last minute,” […]

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Sharp Samurai By A Nose In City Of Hope Mile

From the midway point on the far turn, it was “game on” in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 City of Hope Mile (turf) as 6-5 favorite Sharp Samurai and 2-1 second choice Fly to Mars hooked up in a classic battle that resulted in Sharp Samurai winning by a scant nose under Gary Stevens, who had […]

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Next Shares Slips Up The Rail, Finally Gets His Grade 1 Win In Shadwell Turf Mile

Michael and Jules Iavarone, Jerry McClanahan, Chris Dunn, William Marasa, Ritchie Robershaw and Mark Taylor’s 5-year-old gelding Next Shares showed up with another upset on Saturday’s Fall Stars card at Keeneland, surprising at 23-1 in the Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile. The son of ArchArchArch, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione for Richard Baltas, covered a mile […]

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