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Breeders’ Cup Winners Accelerate, City Of Light, And Monomoy Girl Could Meet In Pegasus

Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Accelerate was bright-eyed the morning after his triumphant victory at Churchill Downs, and trainer John Sadler told drf.com that the colt was in good shape. Plans call for the 5-year-old son of Lookin at Lucky to spend a few days at Lanes End Farm this week, where he will stand stud for […]

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Irad Ortiz Brings Home Bill Shoemaker Award For Pair Of Breeders’ Cup Victories

Irad Ortiz Jr., who won two races and finished in the top four in five other races from 13 mounts, won the 16th Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey of the World Championships hosted by Churchill Downs. The Shoemaker Award is based on a 10-4-2-1 scoring system on first- through fourth-place finishes […]

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Breeders’ Cup Classic: Baffert’s Duo En Route, Thunder Snow Should ‘Improve Again’

Accelerate – Trainer John Sadler’s morning-line favorite Accelerate galloped 1 1/2 miles Tuesday morning and stood in the gate as the 5-year-old colt moved toward Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. Javier Meza, Accelerate’s regular exercise rider was in the saddle. Sadler reiterated his position on Accelerate far outside post in the 14-horse field by […]

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Gunnevera Records ‘Nice Easy Work,’ Expected To Make Classic Field

Margoth’s Gunnevera breezed six furlongs in 1:15.20 Friday morning at Gulfstream Park West in preparation for a planned start in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Churchill Downs Nov. 3. The Antonio Sano-trained 4-year-old worked by himself under exercise rider Raul Velasquez. “It was a nice work. We gave him a nice easy […]

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An Oversubscribed Classic: Who Is Guaranteed A Spot At Churchill Downs?

There are currently a total of 18 horses under consideration for this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, but next Saturday’s field at Churchill will be limited to 14 starters with two also-eligibles. According to Breeders’ Cup regulations, oversubscribed races at the time of pre-entries (which were due on Monday afternoon) will be handled according to three […]

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Gunnevera Steps Up To ‘More Intense’ Breeze For Classic

Margoth’s multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera continued his preparations for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) with a strong five-furlong breeze Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park West. A 4-year-old son of Grade 1 winner Dialed In, Gunnevera went in 1:00.82 over a fast main track with regular rider Edgard Zayas in the irons, ranking second […]

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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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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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‘Very Sound’ Gunnevera To Be Trained Up To Breeders’ Cup Classic

Trainer Antonio Sano has opted to train Gunnevera up to a planned start in the $6 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Churchill Downs Nov. 3. “The horse will breeze in two weeks,” Gulfstream Park West-based Sano said. “He’ll have three breezes before the Breeders’ Cup.” Margoth’s 4-year-old son of Dialed In most recently finished second behind […]

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Diverse, Intriguing Field Shaping Up For Breeders’ Cup Classic

Classic division stars Accelerate and Diversify lead the way over an aspiring group 3-year-olds as the field for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic November 3 at Churchill Downs in Louisville figures to become much more defined over the next five weeks. The 1 ¼-mile Classic rates as the centerpiece of a two-day extravaganza that heads to […]

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