Breeders’ Cup

Breeders’ Cup handle down from 2011

The total commingled handle on the two-day Breeders’ Cup program at Santa Anita Park dropped 9.5 percent as compared with 2011, according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. According to the report, the total handle of $126.8 million on the Friday races and Saturday races was down from handle of $140.1 million on […]

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PR Special presents the Question of the Day

The following feature was originally published in the Paulick Report Special, our print edition distributed at major Thoroughbred auctions Now that the two-day Breeders’ Cup championships have been run for six years, do you think they are a success over the previous one-day event? Mark Popham, Racenews: It’s stretched out and doesn’t get such good […]

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Three reported cases of bleeding as a result of BC Lasix ban

At least three 2-year-olds who participated in Breeders’ Cup races this weekend at Santa Anita bled, according to their connections. This information contradicts a statement put out by the equine director of the California Horse Racing Board, according to an article in the Daily Racing Form. Trainer John Sadler told the DRF that both Capo […]

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Cup officials: wagering drop anticipated due to deadly storm

  Total two-day common-pool handle for the Friday and Saturday race cards of the 29th Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park was $144,272,332, Breeders’ Cup announced today. Wagering on Saturday’s 12-race Breeders’ Cup card was $96,685,567, a slight decline from the 2011 handle of $105,472,442 when the event was held at Churchill Downs […]

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Santa Anita: Fall meet highlighted by 28 stakes

Santa Anita Park has announced a 28-event stakes schedule worth over $4 million in purses for its 24-day Autumn Meet which begins Sept. 28. The meet offers one of the world’s most lucrative stakes programs which will be keynoted by six Grade I “Win and You’re In” Breeders’ Cup prep stakes, five of which will […]

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Fantasy ‘Capping with Chris

The Breeders’ Cup has launched the newest fantasy sports game, Fantasy ‘Capping, and Chris Paulick, son of Paulick Report founder, Ray Paulick, is all over it. Each week, starting this Saturday, players will make a mythical bet on a feature race leading up to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park in November. […]

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Breeders’ Cup Members election has twenty-two candidates on ballot

The Breeders’ Cup has announced that 22 individuals are on the ballot for the election of 16 Breeders’ Cup Members. On June 4, the Breeders’ Cup election web site will open for current Breeders’ Cup foal and stallion nominators to begin the election process. Of the 22 candidates on the ballot, nine are Members standing […]

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Breeders’ Cup Notes: Sunday, Nov. 6

•    Bill Mott (Drosselmeyer, Classic, 1st; Royal Delta, Ladies’ Classic, 1st; To Honor and Serve, Classic, 7th; Birdrun, Marathon, 2nd; Courageous Cat, Mile, 13th) – Upon dismounting from his pony following training hours Sunday, trainer Bill Mott posed for a picture outside Barn 19 at Churchill Downs while standing behind a sawhorse over which the […]

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Flat Out, To Honor and Serve breeze on main track, Europeans get in turf works

Two Breeders’ Cup Classic contenders, Flat Out and To Honor and Serve, breezed over a sloppy Churchill Downs track Friday morning, while European invaders Strong Suit and Sea Moon took to the turf course, according to Ron Mitchell in the BloodHorse. Flat Out went a quarter mile in :24 3/5, and To Honor and Serve […]

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