Bloodlines Presented By Woodbine: Breeders’ Cup Reveals ‘Unbridled’ Influence

Of the five Breeders’ Cup races contested over Santa Anita’s dirt course on Saturday, three went to descendants of 1990 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Unbridled (by Fappiano). Arrogate (Unbridled’s Song) won the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Classic Empire (Pioneerof the Nile) won the BC Juvenile, and Champagne Room (Broken Vow) won the Juvenile Fillies. Both Unbridled’s […]

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Drefong Powers Away From Masochistic In Breeders’ Cup Sprint

Charles and Susan Chu’s Boama Corporation’s sophomore Drefong was particularly impressive defeating older horses in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint, racing most of the way on the lead and turning away Masochistic in the stretch to win by 1 1/4 lengths. The son of Gio Ponti covered six furlongs over Santa Anita’s fast main track in […]

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Baffert Names Garcia To Ride Dortmund, Drefong

Despite a rift that kept trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Martin Garcia apart for nearly six months earlier this year, the two have mended fences and Baffert has named Garcia on several key Breeders’ Cup mounts next weekend. According to the Daily Racing Form, Garcia will ride the likely favorite in the Dirt Mile, Dortmund, […]

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Drefong Puts In ‘Serious Work’ For Sprint

Charles Chu’s sophomore colt Drefong recorded a bullet workout at Santa Anita Monday morning, his penultimate move before contesting the Breeders’ Cup Sprint. The Bob Baffert trainee broke off at the five-furlong marker, moving to the wire in :58.72 in company. Rider Martin Garcia urged him out another furlong to earn an official six-furlong clocking […]

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‘Big Money Mike’ Earns Jockey Of The Week Title With Grade 1 Double

Jockey Mike Smith made the most of his trip to Saratoga as he won the Grade 1 King’s Bishop aboard Drefong and followed that win up with an upset in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes aboard Arrogate. That grade 1 double led to him to him being named the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week […]

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Drefong Parlays Soft Opening Quarter Into Easy King’s Bishop Victory

Charles Chu’s Drefong cleared the entire 12-horse group of sophomores at the start of the G1 King’s Bishop, then found a soft opening quarter to his liking as he was able to power away down the stretch to an easy 3 1/4-length victory under veteran Mike Smith. The son of Gio Ponti galloped home in […]

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