Breeders’ Cup

HRTV To Present Live Coverage of Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entries Oct. 22

The Network for Horse Sports, will give racing fans their first look at the horses pre-entered for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships when it airs a special live Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entry show from Santa Anita Park on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. ET. The one-hour program will be hosted by Laffit Pincay, III and […]

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Juvenile Fillies Turf: Jones, Romans Hope To Take a Shot With Promising Flying Tipat

Owner Frank Jones and trainer Dale Romans have high hopes for their 2-year-old filly, Flying Tipat. In three career starts, the bay daughter of Tapit has notched a victory and a third-place finish. Even though it may be a longshot, the owner-trainer duo hope that Flying Tipat can emulate her older full sister, Tapitsfly, by […]

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Classic: Shared Belief Drills Sharp Five Furlongs at Golden Gate

Shared Belief, who is expected to be favored in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 1, continued his preparation for the 1 1/4-mile race by working five furlongs in 1:00 3/5 handily on Golden Gate Fields’ Tapeta racing surface Tuesday. “It was a very good work,” said Sherrie Wolfe, head […]

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Breeders’ Cup Foal Nominations Close Wednesday

The Breeders’ Cup announced on Monday that Wednesday, October 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET is the last opportunity to nominate weanlings of 2014 to the Breeders’ Cup program for a one-time fee of US$400.00. The $400 nomination entitles all those foals with lifetime eligibility to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and the Breeders’ Cup Racing […]

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Filly & Mare Sprint: Sweet Reason Back on Course After Eye Injury

Sweet Reason, winner of the Grade 1 Test Stakes, is back on target for the G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint after recovering from an eye injury suffered in the G1 Cotillion Stakes Sept. 20. Trainer Leah Gyarmati told the Daily Racing Form that Sweet Reason “missed maybe a week and a half of training” […]

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Battaglia Won’t Be Part of NBC’s Breeders’ Cup Telecast

Mike Battaglia, who has been a part of NBC’s Breeders’ Cup coverage for over 20 years, will not be at Santa Anita this year for the 2014 Cup. The Daily Racing Form reports that Battaglia has been replaced by Eddie Olczyk, an NBC hockey commentator and longtime racing supporter based in Chicago. Battaglia will cover […]

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Mile: Ankle Injury Will Force Wise Dan To Miss Breeders’ Cup

Morton Fink, owner of Wise Dan, the two-time defending Breeders’ Cup Mile (GI) winner and reigning two-time Horse of the Year, informed Breeders’ Cup officials on Monday morning that Wise Dan has developed a non-displaced fracture at the bottom of the cannon bone of the right front fetlock that will prevent him from seeking a […]

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Filly & Mare Turf: Moulin de Mougin Forced To Miss Race

Moulin de Mougin, winner of the Grade 2 John C. Mabee Stakes in August, will miss the G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf due to bone bruising. The Blood-Horse reports that the 4-year-old daughter of Curlin instead will be given time off and will be turned out at a farm. In the G1 Rodeo […]

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Classic: Javier Castellano To Ride Moreno in Breeders’ Cup

Eric Guillot, trainer of Moreno, said he has engaged Javier Castellano to ride the Grade I Whitney winner in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Moreno, a 4-year-old gelded son of 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, has been ridden by Junior Alvarado in his last four starts, including the Whitney and a fourth-place finish in the […]

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Distaff: Beholder, Untapable Breeze at Santa Anita

Working under a fog so thick her trainer couldn’t even see it, two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder went five furlongs in company Sunday morning in 1:02.20 under regular rider Mike Smith. Stablemate Broken Up was given 1:05 flat. “She worked in the fog so I didn’t see it,” trainer Richard Mandella said of Beholder, champion […]

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