Tuesday, October 28 2014
American Pharoah Declared Out of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile
Arcadia, Calif. – Zayat Stable’s 2yo American Pharoah, 2-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita was withdrawn from the race Tuesday morning by his connections.
Breeders’ Cup Classic and Distaff Post Position Draw Quotes
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer (Shared Belief, Classic, Post 6) – “Very good. That’s a pretty good spot. It is going to be a great race with a lot of great horses in there and we are just happy to be a part of it.”
Jockey Mike Smith (Shared Belief, Classic, Post 6) – “That’s great. There is a lot of speed all around us and I can just follow them to the turn and work out a trip.”
Monday, October 27 2014
Breeders’ Cup Post Position Draw Quotes
Bob Baffert, (Fed Biz, Dirt Mile, Post 8; American Pharoah, Juvenile, Post 5, One Lucky Dane, Juvenile, Post 11; Indianapolis, Sprint, Post 2, Secret Circle, Sprint, Post 4) – “Everything was going well until the Sprint. I wanted to be more outside. You don't want to be inside for that race. I was sitting at home watching on TV and as the (available posts) got down to a few and they got those two I thought, 'Aw, come on.'
“Everything else was fine and there's nothing you can do about it now anyway.”
Saturday, October 25 2014
Bold Ruler Handicap (G3) Quotes
David Jacobson, winning trainer of Salutos Amigos (No. 4): "His performance was spectacular; I think we made the right move staying home. Now we're going to make some phone calls and see if we can go to the Breeders' Cup [Sprint]. I don't know if it's still an option, but if it is, we're going to be on a plane Monday to go to California. I was just waiting for a spectacular performance, and we got it."
Hagyard Fayette (G2) Quotes
Corey Lanerie (winning rider of Pick of the Litter)
“I had a great trip. My horse broke really good. My plan was to try to get behind Departing; I thought he was the horse to beat and to try not to let him get out of my sights. I wanted to stay kinda close to him and see what I had turning for home, see if I had enough to go by him or not.”
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Friday, October 24 2014
XPRESSBET’S FREE BREEDERS’ CUP WAGERING GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE
Last Year’s Wagering Guide Yielded More than $1,200 in Winning Wagers
October 24, 2014 (Washington, PA) – The definitive Guide for betting the World Championships, the Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Wager Guide, is now available for free download by customers and the general public at Xpressbet.com. Available exclusively from Xpressbet, the Official Online Wagering Provider of the Breeders’ Cup, the Guide is now in its 11th edition, and features analysis, selections and insights for each of the 13 Breeders’ Cup races from industry experts with decades of handicapping and broadcasting experience.
Thursday, October 23 2014
CHURCHILL DOWNS’ 125TH FALL MEET OPENS SUNDAY
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014) – Cooler temperatures and the leaves changing colors signify the return of live horse racing to the Louisville area as Churchill Downs, the historic home of the Kentucky Derby, readies to open its 125th Fall Meet on Sunday, Oct. 26.
Wednesday, October 22 2014
HRTV TO PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE LIVE COVERAGE OF BREEDERS’ CUP
All Races, Except Classic, to Air Live on HRTV During Two-Day Cup
Arcadia, CA, Oct. 21, 2014-- HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, will present comprehensive live coverage leading into, and continuing through, the 31st running of the Breeders' Cup, Thoroughbred racing's most prestigious worldwide event, which will be held on Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1, at Santa Anita Park.
Tuesday, October 21 2014
Keeneland Statement Regarding Kentucky Race Dates:
Keeneland understands and appreciates the conflicting interests and priorities that have resulted in the recommended schedule of racing dates for the late summer and early fall of 2015. While we accept the decision of the Race Dates Committee for the coming year, the Commission needs to know that we will vigorously oppose any effort to make that schedule a template for future years.
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SHARED BELIEF DRILLS IN 1:14 2/5 FOR $5 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC
ALBANY, Calif. -- Shared Belief, in his longest workout leading up to the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, drilled six furlongs in 1:14 2/5 handily on Golden Gate Fields’ Tapeta racing surface Tuesday.
Shared Belief will be the favorite in the Grade 1 Classic, the main event of the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1, at Santa Anita. A 1 1/4-mile test for 3-year-olds and up, the Classic is run on Saturday and will be televised live and in primetime on NBC (8-9 p.m. ET)
Monday, October 20 2014
Gulfstream Receives Record 5,356 Stall Applications for Winter Season
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream Park announced today it received a record 5,356 applications for the 3,800 stalls available at Gulfstream, Palm Meadows and Gulfstream Park West for its Championship Meet.
The Championship Meet, which begins Dec. 6, will feature 67 stakes races - 37 graded - with purses totaling a record $11.25 million.
Sunday, October 19 2014
Empire Classic Handicap (NYB) Quotes
Jimmy Jerkens, winning trainer of Effinex (No. 5): "Today he ran with [Twinspires.com Wood Memorial winner] Wicked Strong's blinkers, the same little black ones [Punkin Pie winner] Classic Point wore. Since I've gotten him, he's gotten stronger. He ran very well in Saratoga. We didn't have a lot of time to get him ready. We threw a lot of work at him and he handled it and ran very well [second in the Albany]. His last race [third, optional claimer, September 28] was a little bit of a disappointment. I think it had more to do with the track, when you couldn't gain on anyone and horses got discouraged coming from behind. But he's done everything right since then and we figured we'd take a shot. We figured the extra eighth of a mile wouldn't hurt, either."