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‘Spry’ Midnight Bisou Preparing For Saudi Cup At Fair Grounds

Breeders’ Cup Distaff runner up Midnight Bisou arrived at the Fair Grounds on Friday morning, according to drf.com, to prepare to race against males for the first time in the $20 million Saudi Cup. “I was amazed how good her attitude was, how spry and how well she came back,” trainer Steve Asmussen said. “It was […]

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Horse Of The Year Candidate Bricks And Mortar Leads Final NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

After capping off his unblemished season with a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita Park, Bricks and Mortar was an emphatic choice to hold the No. 1 position in the final NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll of 2019. Trained by Chad Brown for owners William Lawrence and Klaravich Stables, Bricks and Mortar defeated […]

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Midnight Bisou ‘Thrives On Her Job,’ Could Take On Male Rivals In Pegasus Or Saudi Cups

Owner Jeff Bloom of Bloom Racing Stable is excited to see what 2020 holds for his stable star Midnight Bisou, second in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff. He announced before the race that the 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute would be withdrawn from the Fasig-Tipton November sale to remain in training with Steve Asmussen next year, […]

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McKinzie To Race In 2020; Baffert Trainee Will Target Saudi, Dubai World Cups

Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up McKinzie will remain in training following Saturday’s performance at Santa Anita Park, trainer Bob Baffert told the Daily Racing Form. The 4-year-old son of Street Sense was defeated 4 1/4 lengths by Vino Rosso, but Baffert was pleased with the colt’s performance. “He ran his ass off. Just got beat by a […]

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Classic Notes: ‘It’s Going To Be Who Comes With The Big Race’

Code of Honor – Given the chance, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey described how he would like the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic to unfold for Code of Honor, William Farish’s homebred colt. “I’d like to see a decent pace, just get in a good position – we’ll be back – and leaving […]

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The Haiku Handicapper Presented By TVG: 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic

Time to analyze the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic field, in post position order, in the form of Haiku; a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five. #1 – Math Wizard Squeaked out a Grade 1 When nobody else fired Won’t add up again #2 – Seeking the Soul A […]

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Weekend Lineup: Breeders’ Cup World Championships

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships are here! Fourteen races pitting the best against the best will be on offer this Friday and Saturday at Santa Anita Park, highlighted by a wide-open edition of the Breeders’ Cup Classic to finish off the action. Will Bob Baffert trainee McKinzie deliver on his morning-line favoritism, or will it […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: A Tale Of Two Horses

One of the things that powers the Breeders’ Cup every year is the stories behind the horses. In this edition of the Breeders’ Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick share the story of the man whose name carries a lot of weight in the Classic for trainer Bob Baffert. Plus, irony abounds in […]

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Classic Notes: Code Of Honor, Vino Rosso Take First Gallops At Santa Anita

Code of Honor – Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey’s said Tuesday morning, William S. Farish’s homebred colt Code of Honor shipped well across country Monday and has settled into his new surroundings at Santa Anita Park. “He seemed to travel fine,” McGaughey said. “It’s a long day for him, but he seemed to come […]

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McKinzie Draws Post Eight, Tabbed As 3-1 Morning Line Favorite For Breeders’ Cup Classic

Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s McKinzie has been installed as the 3-1 morning-line favorite in a field of 11 3-year-olds and up for Saturday’s $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) to be run at 1 ¼ miles on the main track, the climax of the 36th Breeders’ Cup World Championship races to […]

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