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Godolphin Repeats As John Deere Award Winner For Outstanding Breeders Of Breeders’ Cup World Championships And Challenge Series

Rewarded for wins by its progeny on three continents, Godolphin, one of the world’s most prominent racing and breeding establishments, has repeated as the winner of the John Deere Award honoring the outstanding breeder of the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships and the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series. The John Deere Award, presented by Breeders’ Cup […]

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‘All Others’ At Even Money, Tiz The Law Individual Favorite In First Kentucky Derby Future Wager

With the Kentucky Derby still 22 weeks away, the pari-mutuel field of “All Other 3-Year-Old Colts and Geldings” closed as the even-money favorite in Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) and Champagne (Grade I) winner Tiz the Law was the 11-1 second choice. Tiz the Law, who finished an adventurous third in […]

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Sunshine And Roses: Gulfstream Park Championship Meet Kicks Off Florida Road To Kentucky Derby

You don’t have to pass through Florida to get to Kentucky. But history — at least as it involves the best path to the Kentucky Derby (G1) — suggests it pays to experience a little sunshine and salt air before preening in the shadows of the Twin Spires come May. Once again, when Gulfstream Park […]

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Kentucky Derby Future Wager Opens Thanksgiving Day

Unbeaten Nashua Stakes (Grade III) winner Independence Hall and upset Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) winner Storm the Court are among the 24 betting interests in Pool 1 of the 2020 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which kicks off a four-day run at Churchill Downs on Thanksgiving Day. Both Independence Hall and Storm the Court were made […]

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Promising Juvenile Maxfield Out 60 Days After Surgery For Ankle Chip Removal

Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity winner Maxfield, scratched earlier this month from the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile due to what was initially diagnosed as a foot bruise, underwent surgery on Monday to remove a “mildly displaced” chip in his ankle. The 2-year-old son of Street Sense will be out 60 days, according to owner Godolphin, after which […]

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‘Extremely Special’ Maxfield To Get Freshening, Target 2020 Campaign

Godolphin’s highly-regarded colt Maxfield, who scratched out of last weekend’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I), will get a freshening for the remainder of 2019 and target a 2020 campaign, according to his trainer Brendan Walsh. Maxfield, an impressive 5 ½-length winner of the $500,000 Breeders’ Futurity (Grade I) at Keeneland, was scratched from […]

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Vitalogy A Vet Scratch From Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf

Brendan Walsh-trained Vitalogy has been scratched from today’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf after veterinarians determined the horse had not passed their examinations. Walsh told the Daily Racing Form he did not agree with the scratch, and thought the colt was “the same he’s always been.” Earlier this week, Walsh himself scratched Juvenile contender Maxfield from […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: Drawing Conclusions?

In our latest edition of the Breeders’ Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick report from Santa Anita Park on a couple of unfortunate scratches from the World Championships, including one of the key Juvenile contenders. Also, a look at how the post position draw might affect the running of the Classic and the […]

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Maxfield Ruled Out Of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Godolphin’s homebred Grade 1 winner Maxfield, the third choice on the morning line for the $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, will scratch from the 1 1/16m race after he was discovered to be off in his right front Tuesday morning. The son of Street Sense did go to the track to train Tuesday, but […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: Coolmore’s ‘Future’ Bet

While the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile hasn’t exactly been a smooth gateway to the Kentucky Derby winner’s circle, it’s still considered the most important 2-year-old race of the year for a variety of reasons. In this edition of the Breeders’ Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss this year’s field, starting with today’s news […]

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