breeders’ cup mile

War Of Will ‘Actually Focuses’ In New Blinkers; Got Stormy Will Be ‘More Effective’ At Santa Anita

Mark Casse boasts a strong Breeders’ Cup contingent, led by Grade 1 Preakness-winner War of Will (Classic) and Grade 1 Fourstardave champ Got Stormy (Mile). Additional Casse contenders include Perfect Alibi (Juvenile Fillies), Two Sixty (Juvenile Fillies) and Peace Achieved (Juvenile Turf). Jack and Noah and Proven Strategies are on the overflow list for the […]

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Brown ‘Leaning Toward’ Turf For Horse Of The Year Candidate Bricks And Mortar

It was a busy Sunday morning for trainer Chad Brown, who sent out numerous turf workers in preparation for the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita. Four-time Grade 1 winner and Horse of the Year candidate Bricks and Mortar worked in company with Without Parole, winner of last year’s Group 1 St. James’s Palace at Royal […]

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Bricks And Mortar Or Not, BC Mile Contention Runs Historically Deep

The  TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile is shaping up as one of the deepest and most competitive renewals in recent memory, as, depending on the participation of Bricks and Mortar, the race would lack a prior standout like Goldikova (IRE) or Wise Dan, but instead figures to have a full field of 14 who are all […]

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‘It’ll Answer Some Questions’: Catholic Boy To Prep For Breeders’ Cup In Knickerbocker

A grade 1 winner on turf and dirt, Catholic Boy has been supplemented to Monday’s G2 Knickerbocker Stakes at Belmont Park in preparation for a start in the Breeders’ Cup, reports drf.com. The 1 1/8-mile turf race could lead to the 4-year-old son of More Than Ready pointing to the Breeders’ Cup Classic, or possibly the […]

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Brown ‘On The Fence’ About Mile Vs. Turf For Bricks And Mortar

Trainer Chad Brown is still on the fence regarding where Bricks and Mortar, a four-time Grade 1-winning Horse of the Year contender, will make his next start. Owned by Seth Klarman’s Klaravich Stable in partnership with William H. Lawrence, the 5-year-old Giant’s Causeway dark bay will race in either the Breeders’ Cup Mile or the Breeders’ […]

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Return To Turf, Possibly Breeders’ Cup Mile, Could Be In The Cards For Catholic Boy

Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm and Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ Catholic Boy breezed four furlongs in 47.66 under Hall of Famer Javier Castellano on the Belmont turf on Sunday morning. Trained by Jonathan Thomas, the 4-year-old More Than Ready bay won Grade 1 races on turf and dirt last year with scores in the […]

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Top Turfer Bricks And Mortar May Reroute To BC Mile, Train Up To Race

Bricks and Mortar, winner of five consecutive graded stakes including four Grade 1 races, is likely to train up to the Breeders’ Cup and could go in the Mile instead of the Turf, trainer Chad Brown tells the Daily Racing Form. Unbeaten in 2019 and a clear leader atop the NTRA’s top Thoroughbred poll, Bricks […]

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Track Record-Setting Caribou Club Could Target Breeders’ Cup Mile

Glen Hill Farm’s multiple graded-stakes winning homebred Caribou Club, coming off back-to-back record-setting performances, could be headed for the Breeders’ Cup off his come-from-behind triumph in the $200,000 Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup (G3) Saturday at Laurel Park. Glen Hill president Craig Bernick said Sunday that the gelded 5-year-old son of Grade 1 winner City Zip […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Different Balance’ Brings Trainer Gail Cox Full Circle

Trainer Gail Cox has always loved horses, and her childhood memories are filled with images of riding for Sam-Son Farm back when the Canadian operation bred and raised hunter/jumper horses. Today, the farm is better known as a power-house Thoroughbred operation, for which Cox saddled the biggest winner of her career in last Saturday’s Grade […]

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Belmont Park: After ‘Subpar’ Breeze, Catholic Boy To Miss Kelso Handicap

Dual Grade 1 winner Catholic Boy would’ve been the likely favorite in Saturday’s Grade 2 Kelso Handicap at Belmont Park, but he won’t be in the field, trainer Jonathan Thomas tells the Daily Racing Form. “His last breeze was a little subpar for him,” Thomas told DRF. “We found a little area that he’s a […]

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