breeders’ cup mile

Alpha Centauri Early Breeders’ Cup Favorite After Another Powerful Group 1 Win

Alpha Centauri proved herself head and shoulders above the other fillies of her generation with a dominant performance in the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes on Friday at Newmarket. Jessica Harrington’s superstar has now won three Group 1 prizes in under two months and her dominance over her contemporaries is now such that connections want to […]

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Oscar Performance On Track For Arlington Million; Heart To Heart Aims At Fourstardave

Graded stakes winner La Signare put in her final breeze before the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Oaks on Stars & Stripes Day July 7, working four furlongs in 49.01 seconds on Belmont Park’s inner turf on a hot Sunday morning. In total, trainer Brian Lynch saw three graded stakes winners breeze on Sunday, with Oscar Performance going four furlongs in 48.86 and Heart […]

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Tepin Foals Curlin Filly, Bred Back To Galileo

Champion racemare Tepin, winner at both the Breeders’ Cup and Royal Ascot, gave birth to a filly by Curlin on May 1, according to horseracingnation.com. Purchased for $8 million by Coolmore at the Fasig-Tipton November sale, Tepin was sent to Ireland to foal. Coolmore also confirmed that the mare, a daughter of Bernstein, has been bred […]

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Record-Setting Alpha Centauri Aimed At Breeders’ Cup Mile

Alpha Centauri set a course record at Royal Ascot when she captured the Group 1 Coronation Stakes, and in so doing may have earned a trip to the Breeders’ Cup Mile this fall at Churchill Downs. According to attheraces.com, trainer Jessica Harrington has set a tentative schedule for the remainder of the filly’s 3-year-old season. Probable […]

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Rhododendron, Yoshida Seeking Breeders’ Cup Mile Berth In Queen Anne

Led by Lockinge Stakes (G1) winner Rhododendron (IRE), Dubai Turf (G1) winner Benbatl (GB,) and American-based Yoshida (JPN), 16 horses have been entered for Tuesday’s one-mile $600,000 Queen Anne Stakes (G1) for an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Mile, and the first of four international Breeders’ Cup Challenge races to be held the Royal Ascot meeting. […]

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Kentucky-Bred Mozu Ascot Takes Yasuda Kinen For Breeders’ Cup Berth

Capital System Co. Ltd.’s 4-year-old Mozu Ascot, ridden by Christophe Lemaire, edged past the filly Aerolithe (JPN) in the final yards to win Sunday’s 68th running of the one mile, $2,170,000 Yasuda Kinen (G1) at Tokyo Racecourse by a neck, tying the stakes record, and earning an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) through the international […]

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Breeders’ Cup Mile Berth On The Line In Sunday’s Yasuda Kinen

Led by Nicks Co. Ltd.’s 4-year-old Suave Richard (JPN), a field of 16 is set for Sunday’s one-mile, US$2,195,187 Yasuda Kinen (G1) at Tokyo Racecourse, with the winner receiving an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Mile through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. The Breeders’ Cup Challenge is an international series of stakes races whose […]

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Nuevo Maestro Targets Breeders’ Cup Mile After Challenge Series Victory

Stud Don Alberto’s 4-year-old homebred Nuevo Maestro (CHI) was declared the winner of Monday’s $82,596, 1¼-mile Gran Premio Club Hipico Falabella (G1) at Club Hipico following a successful claim of foul by jockey Jorge Luis Vergara against rider Jeremy Laprida aboard stablemate Penn Rose (CHI) for interference in the stretch.  It was the ninth consecutive victory for […]

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World Approval ‘Getting Back To Himself,’ Points To Dixie On Preakness Undercard

World Approval, Live Oak Plantation’s 2017 male turf champion and Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) winner, is termed “more than likely” to run in the $250,000 Dixie Stakes (G2) at 1 1/16 miles on turf on the Preakness Stakes undercard, trainer Mark Casse said in a text Tuesday. The now 6-year-old gelded son of Northern Afleet won […]

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Happy Clapper Earns Breeders’ Cup Mile Berth With Doncaster Victory

Michael Thomas’s homebred 7-year-old gelding Happy Clapper surged along the rail in the last 300 meters to win Saturday’s 153rd running of the Group 1 $3 million Star Doncaster Mile (G1) by two lengths over Comin’ Through (AUS) at Royal Randwick in Australia and became the second horse this year to earn an automatic berth into the Breeders’ […]

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