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Breeders’ Cup Euro Report: O’Brien Caravan Hits The Track At Churchill Downs

Once again Roaring Lion (Breeders’ Cup Classic) was the first European horse out on to the main track this morning. Race rider and regular pilot Oisin Murphy was in the saddle and he took the son of Kitten’s Joy down to the chute where they stayed for the duration of their light exercise that consisted […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Presented By Adequan: Turf War?

The final fields, post positions and morning line odds are set for this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships. In today’s edition of the Breeders’ Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow looks at the storyline that might drive the wagering in the Classic, plus the latest news from Churchill Downs, and a big surprise from Bob Baffert […]

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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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Favored Accelerate Draws Widest Of All In Breeders’ Cup Classic

The West Coast-based Accelerate was granted morning-line favoritism of 5-2 for the 35th running of the Breeders’ Cup Classic, despite drawing the far outside post in the full 14-horse field. John Sadler will be trying to saddle his first Breeders’ Cup winner with Joel Rosario in the saddle. “Fourteen’s actually a good post because you’re […]

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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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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA Bets: Breeders’ Cup Fever

Fall is upon us and that means the Breeders’ Cup is only weeks away, and this year’s World Championships shift to Churchill Downs for the first time since 2011. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss some of the hot topics heading into the 2018 Breeders’ Cup. Will favored […]

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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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Discreet Lover Delivers At 45-1 In Jockey Club Gold Cup; Thunder Snow Second By A Neck

As the second-longest shot on the board at odds of 45-1, Discreet Lover flew down the stretch to get his neck in front of Dubai World Cup winner Thunder Snow (6-1) in Saturday’s Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup. Jockey Manny Franco celebrated at the wire, knowing the results of the impending photo finish would […]

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Equibase Analysis: Will Diversify Repeat In Jockey Club Gold Cup?

One of the biggest questions regarding the 100th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup is whether Diversify can lead from start to finish for the second year in a row. Having earned $1.9 million to date while winning 10 of 15 career starts, six at Belmont, we know where Diversify will […]

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‘A Lot Of Marbles On The Table’: Diversify Bids For Jockey Club Gold Cup Repeat

Lauren Evans and Ralph M. Evans’ New York-bred millionaire Diversify will vie for his second straight victory in the 100th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup against a field of eight on Super Saturday at Belmont Park. Carrying an all-fees-paid berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic as a  “Win and You’re […]

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