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Breeders’ Cup Buzz Presented By TVG: Needing A Miracle In The Mile

The TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile is one of the most coveted races to win on the Breeders’ Cup card – but what if your life depended on winning it? In the Breeders’ Cup Buzz this week, we’re speaking to notable Thoroughbred industry names about their experiences with the World Championships and posing a few hypothetical […]

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XBTV To Host Breeders’ Cup Handicapping, Analysis Programming

With the Breeders’ Cup draw now in the books, leading horse racing content producer and distributor XBTV has finalized its plans for covering the World Championships. In addition to hosting a free library of more than 400 workouts and gallops from top Breeders’ Cup contenders, XBTV will also introduce the following videos and elements in […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: Baffert Trio Works

Three of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s four Breeders’ Cup pre-entries worked on Sunday morning, with Dirt Mile contender Improbable going a best-of-the-morning five furlongs in :59.20. Rafael Bejarano will be riding the City Zip colt for the first time as Mike Smith has opted to stay with race favorite Omaha Beach, who defeated […]

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ALL In: Road To The Classic ‘Never Goes According To Plan’

Breeders’ Cup released Episode 4 of Season 2 of ‘ALL IN: The Road to the Classic,’ the six-part original series documenting the world’s best trainers, jockeys, owners and Thoroughbred horses as they prepare for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. Episode 4 is currently available for viewing on the Breeders’ Cup YouTube channel, Facebook page […]

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Mike Smith Picks Up Rosario’s Former Mount, Yoshida, For Breeders’ Cup Classic

As expected, the all-time winningest Breeders’ Cup jockey will not be without a ride in this year’s Classic. The Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman reported Friday that Mike Smith will ride Yoshida in the 1 1/4-mile race Nov. 2. The Hall of Fame jockey had been the regular rider for Classic favorite McKinzie, but trainer […]

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Midnight Bisou ‘Just Cruised’ Through Santa Anita Workout

Monster Midnight Bisou, undefeated in seven races this year, each a graded stakes, three of them Grade I’s, hopes to enhance her Horse of the Year credentials with a victory in the Grade I, $2 million Longines Distaff at Santa Anita on Nov. 2. With regular rider Mike Smith aboard for trainer Steve Asmussen, the […]

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Breeders’ Cup To Celebrate Tenth Anniversary Of Zenyatta’s Classic Win

The Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, today announces a unique slate of programming in commemoration of Zenyatta, one of the greatest racehorses of all time, and the 10th anniversary of her historic victory in the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park, when she became the first-ever female to win the world-renowned race. […]

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Breeders’ Cup Classic: Rosario Lands Mount On McKinzie

After telling Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith he would not be riding McKinzie in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, trainer Bob Baffert has handed the reins to Joel Rosario, the Daily Racing Form reported Wednesday. Smith had ridden McKinzie in each of his 13 starts to date. The Street Sense colt has won seven and […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Midnight Bisou Keeps On Winning

It’s getting to the point of the year when the serious Horse of the Year contenders start staking their claims in earnest, and top filly Midnight Bisou has done nothing to knock her case so far. The 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute is an impressive seven-for-seven in graded stakes competition this year through the end […]

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Forced To ‘Improvise,’ Papa Mandella Over The Moon With Omaha Beach

Like Bill Mazeroski’s home run that won the World Series, Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech, and Secretariat’s 31-length victory in the Belmont, the mythic return to glory by Omaha Beach in Saturday’s Santa Anita Sprint Championship will grow in lore through the ages. The pre-race favorite for the Kentucky Derby on May 4 finally returned to […]

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