breeders’ cup turf

Turf Runner-Up United Could Make Next Start In Nov. 30 Seabiscuit

Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella didn’t add to his Breeders’ Cup victory totals during the championship event last weekend. But he came close with runner-up finishes by Omaha Beach in the $1 million Dirt Mile, beaten 2 ¾ lengths by Spun to Run, and United, beaten only a head by Horse of the Year […]

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Horse Of The Year Candidate Bricks And Mortar Leads Final NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

After capping off his unblemished season with a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita Park, Bricks and Mortar was an emphatic choice to hold the No. 1 position in the final NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll of 2019. Trained by Chad Brown for owners William Lawrence and Klaravich Stables, Bricks and Mortar defeated […]

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Sharing Could Point For Royal Ascot Start; United Might Return To Race At Del Mar Fall Meet

Connections of two young, surprising performers at the 2019 Breeders’ Cup are eyeing racing plans for the future. Sharing, the 13-1 upset winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, could aim for a start in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot next June, trainer Graham Motion told the Daily Racing Form. The Group 1 […]

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Bricks And Mortar Bolsters Horse Of The Year Credentials In Breeders’ Cup Turf

Seth Klarman and William Lawrence’s Bricks and Mortar turned in a performance that could secure him the Horse of the Year title in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Turf. Sent off as the even-money favorite in the field of 12 despite trying the 1 1/2-mile distance for the first time in his career, the 5-year-old son of […]

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Turf Notes: Old Persian Ready For ‘A Huge Race,’ Brown ‘Confident’ In Bricks And Mortar

The European challengers for this year’s Breeders’ Cup were on the Santa Anita main track for the first time this morning excluding the Aidan O’Brien team that is in quarantine until we will see them on the track Thursday. The O’Brien team arrived in the International Quarantine barn around 7:45 Monday night. Charlie Appleby was […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: The Turf, Less Magical

Keep up with all the latest developments from the 36th running of the World Championships from Santa Anita with the Breeders’ Cup News Minute. In today’s edition, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick report from Southern California on the final breezes of the top contenders in the Classic and Distaff. Plus, they look at the field […]

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Brown Confirms Bricks And Mortar For Breeders’ Cup Turf

Trainer Chad Brown had been vacillating between the Breeders’ Cup Mile and the Turf for Horse of the Year candidate Bricks and Mortar, and made his decision after the 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway put in his final workout on Saturday. After an easy half-mile at Belmont in 49.11 seconds, Brown told drf.com that the 1 […]

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Breeders’ Cup Turf Contender Magical Booked To No Nay Never For 2020

Prominent Irish sire No Nay Never gained two big additions to his 2020 book of mares, in Breeders’ Cup Turf contender Magical and Hermosa, winner of the English and Irish 1,000 Guineas, Thoroughbred Daily News reports. Magical, a 4-year-old Galileo filly, has won nine of 21 career starts for the Coolmore partnership, earning $4,321,653. She […]

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O’Brien On Breeders’ Cup Contingent: Magical, Anthony Van Dyck Top Probables

QIPCO Champion Stakes victress Magical is likely to make the trip to Southern California for this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, trainer Aidan O’Brien told racingpost.com. Magical was the runner-up in last year’s thrilling edition of the Turf behind top-class Enable. “Magical will be entered in the Turf, along with Anthony Van Dyck, but she is […]

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In Top Form, With NBA Championship Coach On Board, Arklow Set For Breeders’ Cup Turf

Donegal Racing announced today that its Grade I winning turf star Arklow will run next in the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park. Arklow comes off a win in the Grade I Joe Hirsch Turf Classic on Oct. 5 at Belmont Park and a second two starts back in […]

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