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.”
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
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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
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)
Tuesday, October 14 2014
SHARED BELIEF CONTINUES PREPARATION FOR CLASSIC
SHARED BELIEF CONTINUES PREPARATION FOR CLASSIC
WITH SHARP FIVE-FURLONG DRILL AT GOLDEN GATE FIELDS
ALBANY, Calif. -- Shared Belief, who is expected to be favored in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 1, continued his preparation for the 1 1/4-mile race by working five furlongs in 1:00 3/5 handily on Golden Gate Fields’ Tapeta racing surface Tuesday.
Saturday, November 02 2013
Quotes from the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic
Gary Stevens (jockey, Mucho Macho Man, 1st) – “This was a tremendous experience to win this race at my age (50). I never expected to be in this situation. This is the ultimate feeling. It’s the icing on the cake of my career.”
Quotes for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile
Jose Lezcano (jockey, Wise Dan, 1st) – “He stumbled at the break and I had to go easy with him for awhile until he got his stride under him. About the five-sixteenths pole, I could see I could make my move. He ran really great coming home.”
Quotes for the $1.5 million Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint
Jimmy Barnes (assistant to trainer Bob Baffert, Secret Circle, 1st) – “He’s an amazing horse. If you look at his form, you’ll see he’s only been beaten twice. That last race of his, he ran in 1:07 (1:07 4/5) and the race didn’t take anything out of him. He’s a big, strong, resilient horse and the way he had to run today, coming from out of it, just is all the more amazing.”
Quotes for the $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf
Ryan Moore (jockey, Magician, 1st) – “He’s one of the best horses I’ve ridden in a long time. He switched off nice at the beginning. I was a little farther back than I wanted to be because he got a bump at the turn and he lost his back end, but he leveled off nicely, got his balance. From there he took me where I wanted to be.”
Quotes for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile
Martin Garcia (jockey, New Year’s Day, 1st) – “My horse doesn’t have that much pace. I was exactly where I wanted to be. I saved ground at every corner. The rail was open and I took it. I didn’t panic. My horse was ready to start running. I thought I had a lot of horse. I had never ridden him in a race, but I have been getting on him in the morning most of the time. We’re starting to get to know each other. It looks like a good team.”
Quotes for the $1 million Geico Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint
Mike Smith (jockey, Mizdirection, 1st) – “I broke better this time (compared to last year’s race). Much more alert. I took advantage of the break and I took the rail right away, which is the best place to be turning right. You get a lot of momentum coming out of that turn going left. Man, she was right there. I was worried I might have been a little too close, but I’m glad I was because the lead horses weren’t stopping. Reneesgotzip wouldn’t give up.”
Quotes for the $1 million Filly & Mare Sprint
Rajiv Maragh (jockey, Groupie Doll, 1st) – “It set up just like last year. Good trip and when we got to the quarter pole, I was like ‘Whew, we’re passing horses.’ And I haven’t even asked her yet. She ran great.”