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Classic Winner Accelerate Heads Final NTRA Poll; Other Breeders’ Cup Winners Fill Out Top Ten

Fresh off a rousing victory in Saturday’s $6 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic, Hronis Racing’s Accelerate concluded the year in first place in the final NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll of 2018, the NTRA announced today. Accelerate received 24 first place votes and 437 points. Justify, who retired earlier this year after becoming the sport’s thirteenth Triple Crown […]

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Enable ‘Very Pleased With Herself’ After Turf Triumph; No Future Plans Decided

No plans have been decided for the future of Breeders’ Cup Turf superstar Enable, the first horse to win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and the Turf in the same season (besting males in both races). Her hard-fought half-length victory over the testing ground earned her a Beyer figure of 114, according to drf.com. The 4-year-old […]

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Attendance Up, Handle Down 4 Percent At 2018 Breeders’ Cup

Following back-to-back Breeders’ Cup wins by Roy H and Stormy Liberal and a history-making win in the $4 million Breeders’ Cup Turf by 4-year-old European super filly Enable, Accelerate’s victory in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic capped a perfect day of racing at Churchill Downs in the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Total handle […]

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‘She Conquered America!’: Enable Outduels Magical To Win Breeders’ Cup Turf

She was the top story heading into the Breeders’ Cup, and on Saturday Enable delivered a thrilling victory in the $4 million Breeders’ Cup Turf, winning a two-horse battle with Magical (IRE) down the stretch. Enable, the back-to-back winner of the Arc de Triomphe, became the first horse to ever win the Arc and the […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: A Date With Team Enable

I have been so excited ever since I heard Enable might be coming for the Breeders’ Cup in my very own hometown, and even made a “friendly” wager with Ray Paulick right after she won the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (I said she’d be here—glad I was right!). Now, try to imagine the level […]

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Weekend Lineup: Breeders’ Cup World Championships

It’s finally here, the weekend we’ve all been waiting for! The Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs kicks off on Friday afternoon at 3:21 PM EST with the Juvenile Turf Sprint, and concludes on Saturday at 5:44 PM EST in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Here are some of the top storylines in this year’s […]

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Breeders’ Cup Euro Report: O’Brien Caravan Hits The Track At Churchill Downs

Once again Roaring Lion (Breeders’ Cup Classic) was the first European horse out on to the main track this morning. Race rider and regular pilot Oisin Murphy was in the saddle and he took the son of Kitten’s Joy down to the chute where they stayed for the duration of their light exercise that consisted […]

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Dettori Pilots Roaring Lion, Enable For Parts Of Wednesday’s Training Sessions

John Gosden arrived in Louisville late Tuesday night with Frankie Dettori and both were trackside early this morning to see Roaring Lion (Classic) do a strong canter around one circuit of the Churchill Downs oval with usual work rider Bernario De Paiva. Shortly after, Dettori got on board and put Roaring Lion through the gates. […]

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Euro Report: Roaring Lion Out Early, Enable Cruises Over Turf Course

Breeders’ Cup Classic hope, Roaring Lion was the first of the Europeans to take to the Churchill Downs track this morning. The son of Kitten’s Joy did a gentle canter around one circuit of the track and appeared happy on the surface before heading back to the barn. Marie’s Diamond (Juvenile Turf), who will be […]

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Favored Accelerate Draws Widest Of All In Breeders’ Cup Classic

The West Coast-based Accelerate was granted morning-line favoritism of 5-2 for the 35th running of the Breeders’ Cup Classic, despite drawing the far outside post in the full 14-horse field. John Sadler will be trying to saddle his first Breeders’ Cup winner with Joel Rosario in the saddle. “Fourteen’s actually a good post because you’re […]

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