breeders’ cup mile

Champion World Approval Retired, To Reside At Breeder’s Live Oak Stud

Live Oak Plantation’s homebred World Approval, Eclipse Champion Turf Horse of 2017 and winner of that year’s Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) at Del Mar, has been retired from racing. The gelded 7-year-old son of Northern Afleet is the last foal produced from the blue hen mare Win Approval. He is a half-brother to Champion Turf […]

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Longshots Giant Expectations, Pavel Prepare For ‘Tough Spot’ In San Pasqual

Peter Eurton would like to have a decent start for Giant Expectations in Saturday’s Grade II San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita, a nine furlong test for older horses that is a precursor to the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap on March 9. A six-year-old New York-bred son of Free Giant, Giant Expectations is a […]

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Do It Again, Oh Susanna Score Breeders’ Cup Berths In South Africa

With a strong closing rush inside the final 100 yards, Johnson, Kantor and Mitchell’s 4-year-old gelding Do It Again (SAF), trained by Justin Snaith, caught front-running Soqrat (AUS) at the wire to win the one-mile R1.5 million L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate at Kenilworth Racecourse by a neck under Richard Fourie and gained an automatic berth into […]

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Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Launches With South Africa’s Queen’s Plate

The 2019 international Breeders’ Cup Challenge series heads to Kenilworth Racecourse in South Africa on Saturday with two outstanding Group 1 turf events in the one mile R1.5 million L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, for an automatic berth into the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1), and the 1 1/8 mile R1 million Cartier Paddock Stakes for […]

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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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