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Breeders’ Cup 2017: Noticias Y Notas, Domingo 29 De Octubre

MENOS VELOCIDAD: Finalmente las conexiones de Diversify anunciaron que el ganador de la Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) no irá a Del Mar a correr en la Breeders’ Cup Classic, prefiriendo entonces llevarlo a Churchill Downs a participar en el Clark Handicap o en su defecto en la Cigar Mile de Aqueduct, programada para el […]

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Bolt D’Oro Gets ‘A Little Air’ In Breeze; Mor Spirit, West Coast Work For Baffert

Headed by undefeated Breeders’ Cup Juvenile favorite Bolt d’Oro, several Santa Anita-based stalwarts had their final major breezes for their Breeders’ Cup races Sunday morning at The Great Race Place. Bolt d’Oro, 7 ¾-length winner of the Grade I FrontRunner Stakes on Sept. 30, worked five furlongs in company at 8:05 a.m. following the 7:45 renovation break, getting a time of […]

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Baffert: ‘Pretty Strong’ Classic Contingent Have ‘All Got To Get By Gun Runner’

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has a four-wide contingent headed for the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Del Mar: defending champion Arrogate, Pacific Classic winner Collected, Travers/Pennsylvania Derby winner West Coast, and Awesome Again winner Mubtaahij. “It’s a pretty strong group that I have in the Classic,” Baffert told thoroughbredracing.com in an interview this week. […]

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Gun Runner Eclipses Arrogate To Lead NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

The recent Grade 1 Whitney winner Gun Runner took over first place for the first time in Week 30 of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top Thoroughbred Poll for horses of all ages, results of which were released today. Trained by Steve Asmussen for owners Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm, the multiple graded stakes winner Gun Runner(27 first-place votes, 394 points) moved up the ladder […]

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Quality Over Quantity: Keeping Fit, Being Selective Has Helped Smith’s Longevity In Saddle

‘Big Money’ Mike. ‘Iron’ Mike. No matter what nickname you choose to bestow on Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, he’s deserving of either one. Although he just celebrated his 52nd birthday, Smith’s riding skills haven’t diminished one iota, and he’s as much ‘in-demand’ as any jockey half his age. Smith is currently the go-to […]

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Arrogate Lite? Collected Aplasta A Sus Rivales En El Precisionist Stakes

En Santa Anita se hablaba la mañana del domingo 25 de dos caballos: Arrogate, y un tal Arrogate Lite. Arrogate Lite no era otro que Collected, también entrenado por Bob Baffert. El día anterior, el alazán hijo de City Zip dio una espectacular muestra de superioridad al galopar por 14 cuerpos la edición número 37 […]

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Big Money Mike Runs Away With Jockey Of The Week Title

Mike Smith won a remarkable five stakes races on a single card at Belmont Park and has been voted Jockey of the Week for June 5-11, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in […]

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Mor Spirit Vuela En La Milla Del Metropolitan Handicap

La invasión californiana de Bob Baffert y Mike Smith el pasado sábado 10 en Belmont fue indetenible. La exitosa yunta añadió otro triunfo a su tarde de gloria en Belmont Park gracias a Mor Spirit y su contundente demostración en el Metroplitan Handicap (G1, $1,200,000), una de las carreras más esperadas dentro del Festival Hípico […]

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Baffert, Smith Unstoppable As Mor Spirit Dominates Met Mile

A history-making day for trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith continues on Saturday’s blockbuster card at Belmont Park, as the two Hall of Famers teamed up on Michael Lund Peterson’s Mor Spirit to bring home the G1 Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap. A 4-year-old son of Eskendereya, Mor Spirit dominated his 11 rivals over the […]

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Mor Spirit The One To Catch In G1 Met Mile

Led by Michael Lund Petersen’s Grade 1 winner Mor Spirit, nine graded-stakes winners are among a dozen older horses set to contest a competitive edition of the Grade 1, $1.2 million Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap Saturday at Belmont Park. The 124th running of the Met Mile for 3-year-olds and up is one of nine graded […]

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