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Breeders’ Cup Announces New Safety Measures, $4 Million In Purse Increases

The Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors met during a regularly scheduled meeting to discuss future business plans for the Company including next steps in advancing safety measures and purse levels for the two-day World Championships. The Breeders’ Cup Board continued its commitment to using the organization’s leadership position within the industry to encourage the adoption […]

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Mozu Ascot Gives Frankel First G1 Dirt Winner In February Stakes

Capital System’s 6-year-old favorite Mozu Ascot swept to the front in the final furlong to win Sunday’s 37th running of the 1-mile, $2 million February Stakes (G1) on dirt by 2 ½ lengths over huge longshot K T Brave (JPN) at Tokyo Racecourse, and gained the first automatic berth into this year’s $6 million Longines […]

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Late Breeders’ Cup Foal Nomination Closes December 15

The Breeders’ Cup issued a reminder today that Sunday, December 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET is the last opportunity for horsemen to nominate weanlings of 2019, for a $1,500 fee, to the Breeders’ Cup program. The $1,500 nomination entitles each foal with lifetime eligibility to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and the Breeders’ Cup Racing […]

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‘Confident’ Arnold Has Pair Of Chances In Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

Rusty Arnold, seeking his first Breeders’ Cup victory in a career spanning more than 40 years, sent out his two $1 million Turf Sprint contenders for timed workouts Sunday at Keeneland, with Totally Boss working on dirt about 6:15 in the morning and Leinster on turf at 10 a.m. Totally Boss earned his entry into […]

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Ultra-Consistent Sistercharlie Scores Sixth Straight Grade 1 In Flower Bowl

For the sixth consecutive time, Peter Brant’s ultra-consistent Sistercharlie outclassed a Grade 1 field. The Chad Brown trainee stayed off the speed set by stablemate Thais, gained command in the stretch and fended off Mrs. Sippy’s late challenge from the outside for a three-quarter length victory in Sunday’s Grade 1 $500,000 Flower Bowl for fillies […]

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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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‘A Fantastic Mind’: Walsh Looking Ahead To Breeders’ Cup Juvenile With Maxfield

The morning after winning the first Grade 1 stakes of his career, Brendan Walsh reported cheerfully that Keeneland’s Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity winner Maxfield came out of Saturday’s $500,000 race in far better order than his trainer. “We did a bit of celebrating last night,” Walsh said. “But if you don’t celebrate that, what do you […]

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Third Time’s The Charm? Chalon Tries To Go One Better In TCA

Lael Stables’ Chalon takes another shot at graded-stakes success Saturday when she makes her third start in the $250,000 Thoroughbred Club of America (G2) at Keeneland, a “Win and You’re In” race for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) at Santa Anita on Nov. 2. Second in the TCA the past […]

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Imprimis Chasing Elusive Shakertown, Woodford Double At Keeneland

Trainer Joe Orseno had a plan mapped out to get Breeze Easy’s Imprimis to the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita, “and so far he is cooperating,” Orseno said Friday morning. On Saturday, Imprimis will go postward in the $200,000 Woodford (G2) Presented by Keeneland Select and attempt […]

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