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Thunder Snow Has ‘Building Work’ At Churchill

In his quest toward the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Godolphin’s Thunder Snow had his first breeze since the Jockey Club Gold Cup on Saturday at Churchill Downs. The 4-year-old son of Helmet was officially given a time of 1:04 3/5 for five furlongs, but carried a solid pace throughout a one-mile workout, picking up a bit […]

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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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‘Visibly Impressive’ Frizette Win Has Jaywalk Strolling Toward Breeders’ Cup

Leonard Green and Cash is King Stable’s Jaywalk came out of her gate-to-wire 5 ¾-length victory in Sunday’s Grade 1, $400,000 Frizette for 2-year-old fillies in good order, trainer John Servis said by phone Monday morning. Jaywalk led the seven-horse field on the fast Belmont main track, going a quarter-mile in 22.63 seconds and the […]

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Gunnevera Back On The Work Tab, All Systems Go For Breeders’ Cup Classic

Margoth’s multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera breezed five furlongs Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park West in advance of his next anticipated start in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 3. With regular rider Edgard Zayas aboard, Gunnevera completed the distance in 1:02 over a wet-fast main track, second-fastest of 13 horses. It was his […]

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Ogden Phoenix Top Three All Headed To Breeders’ Cup

The top three runners who finished within a length of each other in Friday’s Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G2) remained on track for a run in the $2 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 3. Robert Baron’s Promises Fulfilled led all the way in the 6-furlong dash to prevail by […]

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Classic Conundrum: Final Round Of Preps Serves Up More Questions Than Answers

With five weeks to go, the picture of this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic is muddier than ever. There was a 45-1 upset in the Jockey Club Gold Cup in which the favored Diversify faded to finish fifth, and Accelerate ran his lowest Beyer figure of the year when he won the Awesome Again. Additionally, potential […]

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University Of Louisville, Breeders’ Cup Team Up For Communications Course

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, and University of Louisville are collaborating on a new communications course, COMM 510, which is being offered as part of the university’s Fall 2018 curriculum. Designed to provide students with practical experience and industry-level knowledge of the social media and public relations fields, the […]

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Catholic Boy Settles In At Belmont, Will Train Up To Breeders’ Cup Classic

With regular rider Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano aboard, multiple Grade 1 winner Catholic Boy breezed four furlongs in 49.07 seconds on Belmont’s main track Sunday morning, marking his second workout since winning the Grade 1 Runhappy Travers on August 25 at Saratoga. Deciding to train up to his expected next start in the […]

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Seeking The Soul’s ‘Legit’ Ack Ack Victory Has Stewart Thinking Breeders’ Cup

The smile on trainer Dallas Stewart’s face was hard to miss Sunday morning at Churchill Downs following Seeking the Soul’s gutsy 1 ¼-length victory in the $100,000 Ack Ack Presented by GE Appliances (Grade III) Saturday night. Now, the six-time winner is likely headed to the Breeders’ Cup, according to Stewart. “That was a legit […]

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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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