breeders’ cup sprint

Engage To Miss Saudia Sprint With ‘Little Setback’; Midnight Bisou Breezes

Woodford Racing’s Engage, winner of the G2 Phoenix Stakes last fall at Keeneland and most recently fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, will miss his scheduled start in this weekend’s Saudia Sprint. According to the Daily Racing Form, trainer Steve Asmussen’s assistant Scott Blasi said that the 5-year-old son of Into Mischief is “not 100 percent” […]

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Breeders’ Cup Sprint Winner Cajun Beat Dies At Old Friends

Cajun Beat, the 2003 Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner, has died. The 20-year-old son of Grand Slam had been pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility based in Georgetown, KY., since 2016. Old Friends founder and President Michael Blowen made the announcement of his passing this morning. Details of Cajun Beat’s death are pending following […]

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Secret Circle Relocates To Elite Thoroughbreds In Louisiana

Two-time Breeders’ Cup hero and emerging young sire Secret Circle will relocate to Michele Rodriguez’s Elite Thoroughbreds in Louisiana in a deal brokered by Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock. A brilliantly fast horse for Bob Baffert, Secret Circle pulled off the rare achievement of winning two individual Breeders’ Cup races, including the Breeders’ Cup Sprint. […]

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Imperial Hint ‘Hasn’t Lost The Fire’; Sprinter Pointing To Saudi Cup Undercard

Tampa Bay Downs trainers Luis Carvajal, Jr., and Ignacio Correas IV aren’t sweating the results of the 2019 Eclipse Awards, even though each has a finalist in the competition. For Carvajal, it’s enough that his (now)-7-year-old Florida-bred, Imperial Hint, is one of three finalists in the Male Sprinter category for the third consecutive year. Forced […]

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Runhappy To Be Presenting Sponsor Of 2020 Pegasus World Cup

The Stronach Group announced today that it has secured Runhappy as the presenting sponsor for the 2020 Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series taking place on January 25 at Gulfstream Park. On December 14, the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series introduced a new era in the sport of Thoroughbred racing in North America with […]

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Sprint Star Imperial Hint Returns In Saturday’s Mr. Prospector At Gulfstream Park

Raymond Mamone’s Imperial Hint headlines an especially deep field of top-level sprinters in Saturday’s $100,000 Mr. Prospector (G3) at Gulfstream Park, where the multiple Grade 1 stakes winner will make his highly anticipated return to action after being scratched from the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) Nov. 2. Imperial Hint, who was scratched on […]

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‘Little Rocket’ Imperial Hint Sharp In Final Work For Saturday’s Mr. Prospector

Raymond Mamone’s Imperial Hint continues to please trainer Luis Carvajal Jr. with his preparation for a return to action in Saturday’s $100,000 Mr. Prospector (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 6-year-old son of Imperialism breezed five furlongs in 59 seconds Sunday morning at Tampa Bay Downs under assistant trainer Alejandro Contreras. “I don’t think I’ve ever […]

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Breeders’ Cup Sprint Scratch Imperial Hint Targeting Mr. Prospector At Gulfstream Championship Meet

Raymond Mamone’s multi-millionaire Imperial Hint, forced to scratch from the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) Nov. 2, is being pointed to make his return in the $100,000 Mr. Prospector (G3) Saturday, Dec. 21 at Gulfstream Park. The seven-furlong Mr. Prospector for 3-year-olds and up comes on the fourth Saturday of Gulfstream’s 2019-2020 Championship Meet, the country’s […]

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Carvajal Believes Imperial Hint ‘Was 100 Percent Right’ When Scratched By Vets, Will Run Next Year

Trainer Luis Carvajal, Jr. was disappointed when veterinarians scratched Imperial Hint on the morning of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, and told that despite the horse’s “Win and You’re In” paying the entry fees, there were other expenses related to traveling to Santa Anita which placed a strain on his 15-horse operation. Vets scratched the 6-year-old […]

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