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Breeders’ Cup Winning Traits Presented By NYRA Bets: Championship Saturday Juveniles

In the 33-year history of the Breeders’ Cup, favorites have won at a 33-percent clip. Narrow that down to the Juvenile Fillies, and the strike rate of the post-time favorite jumps to 45 percent. In Southern California, only two of the 10 race-winners were favorites. The average winning payoff in the Juvenile Fillies is $18.43, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Winning Traits Presented By NYRA Bets: Sprint, Classic Trends

There’s a history behind every Breeders’ Cup race and trends to go along with it. What is the most common path to victory? Where do the winners come from? How do favorites/longshots fare? In this edition of “Winning Traits,” we focus on the Twinspires Sprint and the Classic. Twinspires Sprint The Breeders’ Cup Sprint has […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: A Million Reasons

By Scott Jagow There’s betting on the Breeders’ Cup, and then there’s the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC). In what already must be one of the most nerve-wracking gambling events horse racing has to offer, in the last couple years the BCBC and the tournament industry have ramped up the stakes to life-changing levels. Nearly […]

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Breeders’ Cup Winning Traits Presented By NYRA Bets: Distaff, F&M Turf

Each day this Breeders’ Cup week, we’ll bit doing a bit of “profiling,” helping you fine-tune your handicapping for the World Championships with some historical perspective. There’s a history behind every Breeders’ Cup race and trends to go along with it. What is the most common path to victory? Where do the winners come from? […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Juvenile, Classic Hopefuls

This week, we’ll be counting down to the Breeders’ Cup world championships with a mix of history about first-time host Del Mar, behind-the-scenes perspectives about getting ready for a big race, stories about connections, handicapping info and more. Juveniles Keep Romans On His Toes, Hopeful — Natalie Voss Two-year-olds aren’t just puzzling to handicappers – […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Old Firsts And New Ones

With the Breeders’ Cup less than a week away, we’ll be counting down to the world championships with a mix of history about the first-time host Del Mar, behind-the-scenes perspectives about getting ready for a big race, stories about connections, handicapping tips and info and more. Enjoy! Behind the Scenes with a first-time Breeders’ Cup […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Carroll Embraces ‘Inspirational’ Role With Team Casse

It takes a strong person to pursue his dreams, but it takes an even stronger person to set aside those dreams and put his family first. David Carroll has lived on both sides of that coin. Over the course of a 24-year training career which began in 1992, Carroll demonstrated strong horsemanship and a straightforward […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Team Glyshaw Overcomes Odds With Emotional Canadian International Victory

A bouquet of balloons was waiting by his stall when Canadian International winner Bullards Alley returned to Churchill Downs Monday evening. Grounded by a full bag of Red Delicious apples, the balloons represent just how precious this 5-year-old gelding has become to trainer Tim Glyshaw’s small stable. Bullards Alley is Glyshaw’s first Grade 1 winner, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Brotherly Love And The Woodford Longshot

It was a photograph on the Internet which first drew Harlan Malter to trainer Tim Glyshaw’s barn. Depicting the trainer laying in the straw and cuddling with his stable star, top Indiana-bred earner Unreachable Star, the photo instantly told Malter everything he wanted to know. “It’s a macho industry, horse racing,” Malter said. “How many […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Roping ‘White-Tails’ In Montana On Bolt d’Oro

One of the stories floating around this fall’s Thoroughbred sales was about the guy who took a green-broke, $630,000 yearling colt out deer hunting in the Montana wilderness. It’s not entirely true. But ask Ike Green about taking dual Grade 1-winner and likely Breeders’ Cup Juvenile favorite Bolt d’Oro on a hunting expedition, and he […]

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