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XBTV To Host Breeders’ Cup Handicapping, Analysis Programming

With the Breeders’ Cup draw now in the books, leading horse racing content producer and distributor XBTV has finalized its plans for covering the World Championships. In addition to hosting a free library of more than 400 workouts and gallops from top Breeders’ Cup contenders, XBTV will also introduce the following videos and elements in […]

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‘We Think We Have A Good Shot’: Sadler Seeking Classic Repeat With Higher Power

Trainer John Sadler got the 0-for-44 Breeders’ Cup monkey off his back last year by winning the Classic with Accelerate. And if Higher Power is a long shot to follow Accelerate as champion older male, the 4-year-old colt has credentials to give Sadler and Eclipse Award-winning owner Hronis Racing a second straight victory in the […]

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Catalina Cruiser Pivots To Sprint; Bellafina ‘Looked Really Good’ In Penultimate Work

Higher Power worked five furlongs in 1:01 flat this morning in his penultimate major drill for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita two weeks hence, on Nov. 2. With Flavien Prat aboard, the Pacific Classic winner was one of four John Sadler workers bound for the Breeders’ Cup, the others being Catalina […]

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Bowies Hero, Prat Team Up To Win Shadwell Turf Mile On Record-Setting Day At Keeneland

Agave Racing Stable, ERJ Racing and Madaket Stables’ Bowies Hero emerged from a crowded pack in the stretch to win the 34th running of the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) for 3-year-olds and up by three-quarters of a length before a chamber of commerce Saturday afternoon crowd of 26,567. Keeneland smashed its Fall Meet […]

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Pee Wee Reese Goes Up The Rail For Eddie D Victory

Nick Alexander’s homebred Pee Wee Reese earned his second graded stakes victory in Friday’s Grade 2 Eddie D, making a move up the rail and streaking away down the stretch to win by three-quarters of a length as the 5-2 second choice. The 6-year-old son of Tribal Rule, ridden by Flavien Prat for trainer Phil […]

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Top Jockeys Of All Ages Set For Competitive Santa Anita Fall Meet

Fans and horsemen will once again be treated to an abundance of world class riding talent as Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet, which will be highlighted by a record 10th Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1 & 2, opens this Friday, Sept. 27. With Hall of Famer “Big Money” Mike Smith, America’s all-time leading Breeders’ Cup-winning jockey […]

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Harty Expects No Distance Limitation For Fair Maiden, Who’s Stretching Out In Natalma

Fair Maiden was very impressive when romping by 7 1/2 lengths in the Catch A Glimpse Stakes over 6 1/2 furlongs of yielding turf at Woodbine on August 17. On Sunday, the Godolphin homebred will be returning from her Chicago base seeking to extend her win streak to three and become a Grade 1 stakes […]

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Edisa Rallies Down The Center To Win Jockey Club Oaks

The Aga Khan’s homebred Edisa closed with a rush to win Saturday’s $750,000 Jockey Club Oaks Invitational at Belmont Park, out-finishing Wonderment by three-quarters of a length on the wire. The French-based daughter of Kitten’s Joy, ridden by Flavien Prat for trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre, covered 1 3/8 miles over the “good” turf in 2:17.02. […]

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Prat, O’Neill Take Home Jockey, Trainer Titles At Del Mar Summer Meet

Flavien Prat and Doug O’Neill took their places atop the jockey and trainer leader boards midway through the meeting and stayed to the end in winning titles for the 80th Del Mar Summer Season which ended Monday. In winning his third championship, solo or shared, in the last four years, Prat notched 42 wins, 10 more […]

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Double Graded Stakes Winner Catalina Cruiser Named Del Mar Horse Of The Meeting

Catalina Cruiser, who completed the unprecedented double of winning the San Diego Handicap and Pat O’Brien Stakes two years in a row, was selected Del Mar’s Horse of the Meeting for the 80th summer session by a vote of the media. Trained by John Sadler, owned by Hronis Racing and ridden by Joel Rosario in the […]

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