Toast of New York

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Looking After A ‘Great Friend’

Toast of New York’s incredible journey back to the races after a three-year break has drawn a lot of attention. The 7-year-old is now in Louisville being primed for the Breeders’ Cup, begging the question: “Do we believe in fairytales?” Jimmy McCarthy, the man who has been “Toast’s” transatlantic traveling companion throughout his career, suggested […]

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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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‘Wait And See’: Breeders’ Cup Options Remain Wide Open For ‘Biscuits’

Trainer Chad Summers was visibly more relaxed Sunday morning at Churchill Downs following Mind Your Biscuits’ comfortable 4 ¾-length victory over Toast of New York in Saturday’s $200,000 Lukas Classic Presented by Budweiser (Grade III) but the 33-year-old conditioner has a major decision that is still pending: which Breeders’ Cup race will his brilliant 5-year-old […]

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He’s Back: Toast Of New York Auditions For Another Breeders’ Cup Classic

It’s not every day that Thoroughbreds return to the racetrack after being retired for stud. However, Al Shaqab Racing’s 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) runner-up Toast of New York, a now 7-year-old gelding, is poised to come back into limelight in Saturday’s $200,000 Lukas Classic Presented by Budweiser (Grade III), a race that could […]

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Churchill Downs’ September Meet Kicks Off With $5.275 Million In Prize Money

Horse racing on the Kentucky circuit shifts to Churchill Downs on Friday (Sept. 14) with a 10-race program at 12:45 p.m. (all times Eastern) as the famed Louisville racetrack opens its sixth September Meet for an action-packed 11-date run through Sunday, Sept. 30. This year’s three-week, boutique race meeting, presented by Commonwealth Technology, will feature […]

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Newly Gelded Toast Of New York Points Toward Another Breeders’ Cup Classic

Seven-year-old overseas veteran Toast of New York looks poised for another bid in the U.S. this year, culminating with the Breeders’ Cup Classic, a race in which he finished second in 2014. Remarkably the son of TheWayYouAre didn’t race again after that for more than three years, returning a winner at British racecourse Lingfield at […]

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A Pesar Del Fracaso En La Pegasus World Cup, Osborne Mantiene La Confianza En Toast Of New York

De ser el “Factor X” en el papel, Toast of New York pasó a ser ningún factor en la Pegasus World Cup (G1) de 2018. Luego de haber corrido cerca de la vanguardia en la primera mitad de la carrera, el sieteañero hijo de Thewayyouare perdió contacto con los punteros y retrogradó hasta arribar último […]

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‘I Still Believe There’s A Grade 1 In Him’: Osborne Keeps The Faith In Toast Of New York

It was a fairytale from the start for 7-year-old Toast of New York. After being retired and covering a few mares, the horse returned from a 1,130-day layoff to win a race at Lingfield Park. Trainer Jamie Osborne had his sights set on bigger dreams for “Toast,” pointing him to the world’s richest horse race […]

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Gun Runner Makes His Own Trip In Swan Song Pegasus World Cup Victory

There were questions about the post position and about the pace scenario, but Horse of the Year and race favorite Gun Runner answered them all with a 2 1/2-length triumph in Saturday’s second running of the $16 million Pegasus World Cup. Florent Geroux rode hard out of the gate on the 5-year-old son of Candy […]

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Pegasus World Cup News Minute Presented By NYRA Bets: Longshots Anyone?

The field has been finalized, post positions drawn and odds set for Saturday’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup. All eyes have been on certain Horse of the Year Gun Runner and his top foes but what about the rest of the field? Which longshots could pose a threat to the major contenders or at least […]

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