Friday, November 03 2017


Forever Unbridled Holds Off Abel Tasman To Win Longines Distaff


DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2017) – Charles Fipke’s homebred Forever Unbridled ($9.40) swept to the lead coming off the far turn and then held off a late bid from Abel Tasman by a half-length to win the 34th running of the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) for fillies and mares Friday afternoon at Del Mar racetrack to close out the opening day of the 34th Breeders’ Cup World Championships before a crowd of 32,278.

Trained by Dallas Stewart and ridden by John Velazquez, Forever Unbridled covered the mile and one-eighth on a fast main track in 1:50.25.

Champagne Room shot out to an uncontested early lead with Paradise Woods in closest pursuit and Forever Unbridled sixth in the early going running in the clear on the outside.





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Saturday, October 28 2017


SANTA ANITA STABLE NOTES - OCTOBER 28, 2017


AUTUMN MISS MILE SUITABLE FOR MISS SOUTHERN MISS
• COLLECTED AND STELLAR WIND HEADLINE BC BREEZERS
• RACING REMEMBERS BELOVED BEVERLY J. LEWIS
• CARMA HOSTS AFTERCARE AWARENESS DAY ON SUNDAY

MISS SOUTHERN MISS RETURNS TO MILE IN AUTUMN MISS

Miss Southern Miss returns to a venue over which she registered her most impressive victory to date when she runs in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes for three-year-old fillies at one mile on turf, closing day feature of Santa Anita’s 19-day Autumn Meet.

A daughter of More Than Ready trained by Keith Desormeaux for Peter Cantrell, Miss Southern Miss won the restricted Surfer Girl Stakes at a mile on grass last Oct. 16 at Santa Anita, then ran a well-beaten fourth behind Unique Bella on dirt in the Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes on Feb. 5 before closing well for fifth despite a five-wide trip in the Unzip Me Stakes at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf Sept. 30.





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Wednesday, October 25 2017


World Championships


2017 Race Order, Wagering Menu and Guaranteed Pools Announced for World Championships

The Breeders' Cup announced today the official order of races, and guaranteed multi-race wagering pools for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4 at the Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, Calif. There will be a total of 10 races (four Breeders' Cup races) on the Championship Friday program and 12 races on Championship Saturday (nine Breeders' Cup races). Championship Friday begins at 11:25 a.m. PT with five undercard races. Championship Saturday first post is 10:10 a.m. PT, and begins with three undercard races.





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Saturday, October 21 2017


Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entry Announcement


Breeders' Cup Pre-Entry Announcement to be Streamed Live on BreedersCup.com on Wednesday, October 25

Pre-entered fields for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be announced via a live stream on http://www.breederscup.com, the Breeders’ Cup Official Mobile App and Facebook Live on Wednesday, October 25 at 11:30 a.m. ET.

The 34th Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 Grade 1 races with purses and awards totaling more than $28 million, will be held at the Del Mar racetrack on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4.





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Thursday, October 19 2017


XPRESSBET TO OFFER THE BREEDERS’ CUP BETTING CHALLENGE


October 16, 2017 (Washington, PA) – Xpressbet is excited to announce that handicappers will have the ability to play in the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) online at Xpressbet.com.

The Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge is one of horse racing’s richest handicapping tournaments, showcasing one of the sport’s premier events, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, held November 3 & 4, 2017 at Del Mar Racetrack. This year’s BCBC features an estimated $1 Million Prize Pool.





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Sunday, November 06 2016


Breeders’ Cup Kentucky update


Juvenile Kentucky horses dominate Juvenile as Classic Empire nips Not This Time

Romans: ‘I think we proved that you can run a good horse at Ellis Park’

By Jennie Rees

ARCADIA, Calif. — Based on Saturday’s $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, the road to the Kentucky Derby so far is going through, well, Kentucky.

John Oxley’s Classic Empire held off favored Albaugh Family Stable’s Not This Time by a neck at Santa Anita Park to remain unbeaten in the four races he finished, which spans maiden and Grade 3 Bashford Manor wins at Churchill Downs and Keeneland’s Grade 1 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity. His only defeat came in Saratoga’s Hopeful, when Classic Empire wheeled at the start and dumped his rider. Julien Leparoux, Keeneland’s fall-meet champ who missed the Hopeful with a broken wrist, now is 4 for 4 on the Pioneerof the Nile colt.

Meanwhile, Not This Time won an Ellis Park maiden race by 10 lengths and Churchill Downs’ Grade 3 Iroquois by 8 3/4, with trainer Dale Romans opting to skip the Breeders’ Futurity to train up to the Juvenile.





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Friday, November 04 2016


Breeders’ Cup Kentucky update


By Jennie Rees

Maker hoping growing claim to fame continues with Da Big Hoss, Al’s Gal

‘Get a good sound horse, put her in the right spot, get the right jockey on her and Mike is very lethal’

ARCADIA, Calif. (Friday, Nov. 4, 2016) — Mike Maker wouldn’t mind having a shedrow full of racehorses that were pricey yearling purchases. But while the Kentucky-based trainer does buy young horses at the sales, much of his clientele is more likely to spend $50,000 to claim a horse than to buy a baby.





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Breeders’ Cup Kentucky update


Bad fall in race doesn’t stop Lull
Colebrook glad he came for Sprint


ARCADIA, Calif. — There might be a faster horse than Lull in Friday’s $1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita Park. But it’s hard to imagine there’s a 2-year-old filly in the race possessing more heart.

After winning her debut by three lengths at Belmont Park, Lull clipped heels rounding out of the turn and fell hard in Saratoga’s $100,000 Bolton Landing Stakes. She got up, ran off before being collared by the outrider, then was walked back to trainer Christophe Clement’s barn. Sixteen days later, Lull shipped from upstate New York to Kentucky Downs to capture the $350,000 Exacta Systems Juvenile Fillies over the promising Caroline Test.





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Monday, October 31 2016


BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS MONDAY NOTES


CLASSIC

Arrogate/Hoppertunity – Arrogate worked 4f in 46 4/5 Monday morning under Martin Garcia.
“Worked really good, he was happy and comfortable," Garcia said.
“It was fine,” Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said.
Hoppertunity, Baffert's other Classic entrant, only jogged but drew the following compliment from Baffert.





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Wednesday, November 04 2015


Gulfstream News & Notes - Wed 11/4


Mongolian Saturday Picture of Health at Gulfstream After Breeders' Cup Win
Racehorse or Broodmare: Decision Upcoming on Sheer Drama’s Future



HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Drawing the outermost post in a field of 14 that featured eight graded-stakes winners, including the defending champion, might not have been the biggest obstacle Mongolian Saturday had to overcome in his 15-1 upset of the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) Oct. 31.

It was only this spring, in a previous trip to Keeneland Race Course, that the gelded 5-year-old son of Any Given Saturday became so sick that his connections feared for his life.





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Saturday, October 31 2015


HIGH MARKS FOR KEENELAND’S FIRST BREEDERS’ CUP


KEENELAND RECORD ATTENDANCE;
HANDLE FIGURES FLAT WITH 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. (October 31, 2015) – Racing fans could not be blamed if they were asking what took so long after a spectacular renewal of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, including Triple Crown winner American Pharoah’s history-making win in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, in its inaugural homecoming to iconic Keeneland Race Course, in the heart of the Thoroughbred industry in Central Kentucky.





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Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) Race Quotes


Bob Baffert (trainer, American Pharoah, 1st) – “We were hoping for a performance like this. When he’s right, if you let him run...I feel really good about it. What a horse! I'll never see another one like him. I'm just proud of my team, and Jimmy Barnes and I'm so happy for the Zayats. I'm emotional right now. I had more pressure. I wanted him to go out a winner. This one was for ‘Pharoah.’ It was for the people who came to see this and I'm glad he gave the people what they wanted to see. I'll never have another horse like him.”





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