Breeders’ Cup

Mr Havercamp’s Forbidden Apple Win Puts Fourstardave ‘On The Radar’

Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry’s Mr Havercamp, who stalked a swift early pace set by Gidu before pouncing to a half-length score in Friday’s Grade 3 Forbidden Apple, could return to Saratoga in search of his first Grade 1 score in the $500,000 Fourstardave slated for August 10. The Fourstardave is a “Win and You’re In” […]

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Beck, Jones, Cooper Elected To Breeders’ Cup Board Of Directors

The Breeders’ Cup today announced the election results to its Board of Directors by the 44 Breeders’ Cup Members.  Antony Beck, Gainesway Farm; Alan Cooper, Niarchos Family/Flaxman Holdings Ltd., and Bret Jones, Airdrie Stud were each elected to serve a four-year term. Mr. Beck and Mr. Jones were re-elected as Directors. Following the election, the […]

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Suburban Win Vaults Preservationist To Third In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Centennial Farms’ 6-year-old Preservationist (247 votes) , runaway winner of Saturday’s Suburban Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park, has jumped to No. 3 in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings poll, while Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie (247 votes) retains the No. 1 position, followed by Godolphin’s 5-year-old two-time Dubai World Cup […]

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Breeders’ Cup Nomination Discounts End July 15

Owners of horses of racing age currently not nominated to the Breeders’ Cup program can nominate their runners at discounted rates on or before Monday, July 15 for competition in this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. All horses must be nominated in order to compete in […]

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Promises Fulfilled Cruises All The Way In John A. Nerud

A stumbling start by Killybegs Captain left Bob Baron’s Promises Fulfilled all alone on the front end in Saturday’s G2 John A. Nerud Stakes, and jockey Luis Saez took full advantage. Setting mild fractions, the 4-year-old son of Shackleford had plenty left in the stretch to cruise under the wire 4 1/2 lengths the best […]

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Breeders’ Cup Champion Enable Makes A Triumphant Return In Coral-Eclipse

Juddmonte’s Enable hadn’t run since her victory in the Breeders’ Cup Turf last November at Churchill Downs, but the 5-year-old daughter of Nathaniel didn’t let that stop her in Saturday’s Group 1 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown. Facing off once again with Magical, the Breeders’ Cup runner up, Enable and Frankie Dettori took over the lead in […]

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Kentucky Downs Offers $1 Million Bonus For Three-Race Sweep Culminating In BC Turf Sprint

The Grade 3 Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint already is America’s most lucrative race for sprinters on grass outside the Breeders’ Cup championship races. Now its winner could earn an additional $1 million. The $700,000 Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint winner will earn a $1 million bonus if the horse goes on to capture Keeneland’s $200,000 Woodford and the $1 […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: A New Synthetic Era?

The North American horse racing industry is under a great deal of pressure to strengthen its protection of horses and riders and do everything it can to make races and training as safe as possible. Should that include a switch (or return in some cases) to synthetic racetrack surfaces? Scott Jagow and Joe Nevills discuss […]

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Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings Unchanged: McKinzie On Top, Thunder Snow Second

For the fourth consecutive week, Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie (258 votes) has been voted the top horse in the Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings. McKinzie, trained by Bob Baffert, won the Alysheba Stakes (G3) at Churchill and most recently was second in the Metropolitan Handicap (G1) at Belmont Park on June […]

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Gracia Divina Scores Breeders’ Cup Berth In Gran Premio Pamplona

Lightly-raced Stud Marmaon’s 3-year-old filly Gracia Divina (PER) passed front-running Tesonera (ARG) in the final furlong to win Sunday’s 1 ¼-mile Gran Premio Pamplona (G1) at Hipodromo Monterrico in Peru by 2 1/4 lengths over La Onda (PER), and earned an automatic berth into the Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) through […]

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