Chelsea Hackbarth

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Turning Left Into A Bright Future?

For as long as she can remember, 32-year-old Kelsey Danner has been making left turns. It began in her father’s barns at Churchill Downs and Oaklawn Park, scrubbing buckets and leading Thoroughbred racehorses around and around the shed row before school each morning. As she got older, she graduated to riding those same racehorses along […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Edwards Looks Back On Career Of Asking Right Questions

It all started with a question. Throughout her career at ESPN, Jeannine Edwards has learned the greatest stories often begin with the ability to ask the right question. The award-winning reporter may be best-known for covering the sidelines of college football games, but she got her start as a Thoroughbred racing analyst. Edwards’ love affair […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: San Luis Rey Horse Rescuer Leo Tapia ‘Rich In Heart’

“Algunos son pobres de dinero pero ricos de corazon.” It means: some people are poor in money, but rich in heart. Leo Tapia shared that quote on his Facebook wall earlier this week, and while he wasn’t referring to himself, the symbolism could not have been more accurate. A groom at San Luis Rey Downs, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Finding The ‘Opportunity’ In A Changing Landscape

His name carries the weight of four generations of horsemen, and it rings out in the Thoroughbred industry just like the names of horses he has worked with: Barbaro, Street Sense, Havre de Grace, Artie Schiller, and Keeper Hill, just to name a few. During the closing weekend at Del Mar, however, Headley Bell’s name […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: The Colors That Make A Good Horse

At age 63, Mike Ryan might be having his best year yet. The bloodstock agent not only co-bred the 2017 Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming with 30-year business partner Gerry Dilger, but he also picked out the Preakness winner Cloud Computing from the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. At the Breeders’ Cup this fall, Ryan’s yearling […]

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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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