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Talamo Welcomes ‘Vincent James’ To The Family, Off Sunday Mounts At Santa Anita

Jockey Joe Talamo won’t be riding Sunday at Santa Anita, as he and his wife Elizabeth, the daughter of trainer Ron Ellis, welcomed a baby boy into the world shortly after 10 a.m. that morning. Vincent James Talamo was delivered healthy in southern California’s Pasadena Huntington Hospital, weighing in at seven pounds, seven ounces, and […]

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Chromie Heartbreak: Arrogate Denies Champ Breeders’ Cup Classic

After six wins in a row, the world’s richest active racehorse was defeated in the biggest race of his 2016 season. Juddmonte Farms’ sophomore Arrogate nailed California Chrome by a half-length on the wire in the Breeders Cup Classic, taking home the winner’s share of the $6 million prize and delivering a heartbreaking loss for […]

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BC Classic Notes: Chrome ‘Feeling Really Strong,’ Melatonin More ‘Focused’

Arrogate/Hoppertunity – Bob Baffert’s two Breeders’ Cup Classic entrants both jogged 1m Thursday as the Hall of Fame trainer began the final approach to his 24th Breeders’ Cup. Breeders’ Cup weeks are always hectic and stressful for marquee trainers, but Baffert assessed this one as comparatively “quiet” for him. “It’s more stressful when you’re at […]

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Melatonin Drills Half-Mile In Final Tune Up For Classic

Santa Anita Handicap winner Melatonin turned in his final work Wednesday morning ahead of this weekend’s G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic. The Daily Racing Form reports that the 5-year-old gelding completed a half-mile in 47.98 seconds. Regular rider Joe Talamo was in the irons. Melatonin has not raced since capturing the G1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita in June […]

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Winter Woolies: Heavy Hair Coat Not Triggered By Cold Temps

Shorter days and cooler temperatures can bring on thicker hair coats in many equines—but what truly triggers the change in hair length? It actually isn’t cold temperatures—if that were the trigger, horses wouldn’t begin to grow their coats until it was already cold, when it would be too late to help keep them warm. In many […]

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Melatonin ‘Peaking At The Right Moment’ For Classic

Meet David Hofmans, the Giant Killer of the Breeders’ Cup. Consider the fact that he saddled Adoration, at 40-1 the longest shot on the board, to win the 2003 Distaff under Patrick Valenzuela; Desert Code at 36-1 with Richard Migliore up to win the 2008 Turf Sprint; and Alphabet Soup to upset two-time Horse of […]

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Crawford Confirms Keen Ice For Classic, Hoping For ‘Pace Scenario Problem’

Owner Jerry Crawford has confirmed Keen Ice for the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 5 at Santa Anita, reports bloodhorse.com. The 4-year-old son of Curlin will be making just his second start off the summer layoff due to a hind cannon bone fracture, and aiming for just his third lifetime victory. However, Keen Ice still […]

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Melatonin Pleases Hofmans With One-Mile Breeze For Classic

Santa Anita Handicap winner Melatonin, training up to the Classic since his last start, a victory in the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 25, continued towards his ultimate goal with a one-mile workout Saturday in 1:41.20 under regular rider Joe Talamo. “I’m very happy and Joe was very happy,” said David […]

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Melatonin Continues To Impress In Breeze For Classic

Santa Anita Handicap winner Melatonin moved another step closer to his first race since winning the Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 25 when he worked seven furlongs in 1:27 flat under regular rider Joe Talamo, preparing for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Nov. 5. “He looked real good,” said […]

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‘Nice, Easy Work’ For Melatonin Ahead Of Classic

Santa Anita Handicap winner Melatonin, unraced since capturing the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 25, continued preparing for a meeting with Horse of the World California Chrome in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 5, working seven furlongs at Santa Anita in 1:27 Sunday morning under regular rider Joe […]

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