chad summers

Clásico del Caribe: Summers Back With El Kurdo, Recent 22-Length Winner

Stud David Y Daniel’s El Kurdo, second in the Copa Invitacional during last year’s Clasico Internacional del Caribe program, will have a chance to reverse that finish Saturday at Gulfstream. A 7-year-old son of Giacomo, El Kurdo enters the 1 ¼-mile Copa Invitacional with a perfect 4-0 record this year in Ecuador, where he is […]

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Multiple G1 Winner Mind Your Biscuits Retired From Racing

Trainer Chad Summers had hoped Mind Your Biscuits might get one more start on his racing resume, but Summers chose to retire the 5-year-old after a gallop Wednesday, according to the Daily Racing Form. The two-time winner of the Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen had been pointed for either the Cigar Mile or the Clark […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA Bets: Ageless Jockeys, Classic Confidence?

Like other professional sports championships, the Breeders’ Cup is a supreme goal for the athletes and connections alike. In this Breeders’ Cup edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick talk to a pair of veteran jockeys about their preparation for the races and the importance of the event to them. Plus, why […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: A View From Europe, Durkin’s Memories

As I approached Giles Anderson’s booth at Equestricon this week, he pulled up the Racing Post on his mobile device, sliding it in front of me to display a photo on the front page of the website. It was of stallion Arrogate, bucking in the air at Kentucky’s Juddmonte Farms. “See,” he said. “An American […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Why European Horses Can’t Win The Breeders’ Cup

Of course, they can. At least some of them. The head-scratching thing for fans and the ticket-cashing mania for savvy bettors is that most of them don’t. In particular, the horses who come to the Breeders’ Cup races with the highest-flying reputations and seemingly unconquerable form absurdly don’t show it on the day. And in […]

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Classic: Thunder Snow, Mind Your Biscuits Record Final Works Beneath Twin Spires

Godolphin’s Dubai World Cup (GI) winner Thunder Snow (IRE) completed his final step prior to the Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) with a seven-furlong move in 1:27 at 5:30 a.m. EDT Friday at Churchill Downs. Thunder Snow worked through eighth-mile splits in :13.20, 26, :38.40, :50.40, 1:02.40 and 1:14.60. The 4-year-old colt completed his work with […]

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Mind Your Biscuits ‘Perfect,’ Thunder Snow ‘Fresh’ Ahead Of Breeders’ Cup Engagements

With just two weeks until the Breeders’ Cup World Championships returns to Churchill Downs for a record-equaling ninth time, locally-based contenders Mind Your Biscuits, Seeking the Soul, Thunder Snow (IRE), Whitmore and Wonder Gadot logged their penultimate breezes for the Nov. 2-3 championship event on a chilly Friday morning beneath the historic Twin Spires. Mind […]

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Mind Your Biscuits Back On The Work Tab At Churchill Downs

Last out winner of the Lukas Classic by 4 1/2 lengths, Mind Your Biscuits returned to the work tab for the first time since that victory on Friday. The 5-year-old son of Posse covered five furlongs at Churchill Downs in 1:00 2/5, according to bloodhorse.com. “Just kind of let him stretch his legs. He’s been wanting to […]

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‘All In’: Breeders’ Cup To Launch Digital Docuseries Oct. 22 On Facebook

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, today announces its first-ever digital docuseries. Titled “ALL IN: The Road to the Classic,” the seven-part series will debut on Facebook Watch on October 22 with subsequent episodes premiering over the following days.  The docuseries will offer an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the competitive and career-making journeys of the owners, trainers, […]

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‘Wait And See’: Breeders’ Cup Options Remain Wide Open For ‘Biscuits’

Trainer Chad Summers was visibly more relaxed Sunday morning at Churchill Downs following Mind Your Biscuits’ comfortable 4 ¾-length victory over Toast of New York in Saturday’s $200,000 Lukas Classic Presented by Budweiser (Grade III) but the 33-year-old conditioner has a major decision that is still pending: which Breeders’ Cup race will his brilliant 5-year-old […]

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