breeders’ cup turf

Brilliant Speed heading for BC Turf

Brilliant Speed, winner of the Grade 3 Saranac on turf and Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes on the Polytrack at Keeneland, is being pointed to the Breeders’ Cup Turf, said trainer Tom Albertrani. Brilliant Speed, who will be ridden in the BC Turf by John Velazquez, will work twice at Belmont Park then ship to […]

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Second-place finishers contemplate Breeders’ Cup starts

Joshua Tree, who finished second to Sarah Lynx in Sunday’s Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine, will ship back to England but could make a return trip in three weeks for the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs. “I have spoken to the owners and we will have a think about the Breeders’ Cup Turf if […]

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Acclamation to miss Breeders’ Cup with foot problem

Acclamation, winner of five consecutive graded stakes races and a top contender for the Breeders’ Cup Turf, will not race again this year after being diagnosed with a foot problem, owner and breeder Buddy Johnston told the Daily Racing Form. “He isn’t in any real discomfort, but you know when you’ve got heat you’ve got […]

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Zipse: Top 10 editions of the Breeders’ Cup Turf

With the excitement of the Breeders’ Cup building, Zipse at the Track is recalling some of the great races in the event’s history.  Today, he looks at the top ten editions of the Breeders’ Cup Turf: “How can I pick anything but the only dead heat in Breeders’ Cup history as the greatest ever edition […]

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Hovdey: Will America’s best be good enough in Breeders’ Cup Turf?

With this weekend’s major turf races on both coasts figuring to determine the best American challengers for the Breeders’ Cup Turf next month, Daily Racing Form’s Jay Hovdey takes a closer look at the prospects for U.S. trained competitors in an event that has come to be dominated by Europeans. Hovdey points out that only […]

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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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