breeders’ cup turf

Better Talk Now shows improvement, could be released from New Bolton

Better Talk Now has shown significant improvement from a gastrointestinal problem and is expected to be released this weekend, according to Sue Kenny at Herringswell Stables.  The 2004 Breeders’ Cup Turf winner was transported to New Bolton last week and was reported in critical condition.  Kenny writes: “His fibrinogen level has decreased a bit and if […]

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BC Turf winner Better Talk Now in critical condition at New Bolton

Herringswell Stable reports that 2004 Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Better Talk Now is in critical condition at the New Bolton Center in Pennsylvania due to a gastrointestinal problem.  But Sue Kenny at Herringswell – home to trainer Graham Motion – said New Bolton’s Dr. Fernando Castro sent the following positive update on Better Talk Now: […]

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Cape Blanco likely to seek third G1 U.S. turf win

Trainer Aidan O’Brien says Cape Blanco is likely to make a return trip to the U.S. next month to seek a third Grade 1 turf victory in 2011.  O’Brien tells the Racing Post the Joe Hirsch Memorial Turf Classic October 2 at Belmont Park is Cape Blanco’s preferred next start. Cape Blanco has won both […]

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Jerardi: Acclamation could be dangerous in the BC Classic

After he won Sunday’s Pacific Classic and earned an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Acclamation’s connections suggested he probably wouldn’t be pointed toward that race since it’s on the Churchill Downs dirt.  But turf writer Dick Gerardi says they may want to at least consider the idea because of his frontrunning speed: “In […]

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Longtime stallion Prized welcomed at Old Friends

Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement center in Kentucky announced Thursday that veteran sire Prized has arrived at the farm.  Prized had been a stallion since 1992, standing at Dixiana Farm and Spendthrift Farm in Kenutcky and most recently at O’Sullivan Farms in West Virginia. Among his progeny – fan favorite Brass Hat, who recently retired from […]

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Earnestly gains BC turf slot with upset win at Hanshin

Earnestly held off favored Buena Vista to win the Takarazuka Kinen (Jpn-1) at Hanshin Racecourse June 26 in course record time, reports the Blood-Horse.  It was the first Grade 1 victory for the 6-year-old Earnestly, who was ridden by Tetsuzo Sato for owner Koji Maeda and trainer Shozo Sasaki. “Beginning this year, Takarazuka Kinen has […]

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Workforce set for 2011 debut Thursday

Workforce, who scratched from the Breeders’ Cup Turf as the 7-5 favorite last November, begins his 2011 racing campaign against eight rivals in the Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Sandown in Britain Thursday.  The colt trained by Sir Michael Stoute has not raced since winning the Arc de Triomphe last October.

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Dangerous Midge looking at Sheema Classic

Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Dangerous Midge will be entered into the Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan on March 26th. This will be his first race since winning the turf race at at Churchill Downs last fall.

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Breeders’ Cup Turf Notes Friday, November 5th

Al Khali – The 4yo son of Medaglia d’Oro galloped 1 1/2 m and walked the paddock at Churchill Downs on Friday morning in advance of the Emirates Airline Breeder’s Cup Turf. “Everything’s good,” said trainer Bill Mott, who seeks his third win in this race. “There’s really no secret to it. You just […]

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Breeders’ Cup Hopefuls Take Final Shot at Automatic Berths

You might call it Last Chance Saturday.  Today represents the final opportunity for horses to qualify for the Breeders’ Cup through the Win and You’re In Challenge. There are five races in which the winners will gain an automatic berth for various Breeders’ Cup races at Churchill Downs, November 5th-6th. Three of them are at Woodbine, all Grade […]

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