Wednesday, October 29 2014
Champion Magician Declared Out; Free as a Bird Withdrawn
Arcadia, Calif. – Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith’s 4yo Magician, last year’s winner of the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf, will not be able to defend his crown in the 1 1/2m test as he has been declared out of Saturday’s renewal because of lameness.
Trainer Aidan O’Brien said Wednesday morning, “When he came out for a trot this morning he was found to be acutely lame on his off-fore. It was an instant decision to take him out of the race.”
Tuesday, October 28 2014
Breeders’ Cup Distaff - Tuesday notes
Belle Gallantey – The 5yo New York-based mare has adapted well to her new Santa Anita surroundings, according to trainer Rudy Rodriguez. The chestnut mare arrived Sunday around 3 p.m., and jogged Monday. Tuesday morning she galloped a mile and a half.
“She really shipped good and is looking and eating well,” Rodriguez said. I’m happy with the way she is. We don’t have to do too much with her – just keep her sound and happy. She just galloped today. We just drop the reins and let her do what she wants to do and be comfortable.”
Breeders’ Cup - European Report
Toast of New York – Toast of New York took everything in his stride when he gained his first experience of the main track Tuesday morning when doing a hack canter of a couple of circuits under the guidance of James McCarthy.
“He was really good today and I was really pleased with him” McCarthy said.
Trainer Jamie Osborne is expected in California Wednesday evening.
Breeders’ Cup Classic - Tuesday notes
Bayern – The 3yo son of Offlee Wild jogged once around the track Tuesday morning, the second day after working 5f in 59 4/5 in his final exercise for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Trainer Bob Baffert said he was pleased with the No. 7 post position and the way he's training. Bayern trained at Del Mar before shipping to Monmouth Park to win the Haskell Invitational in July and trained at Santa Anita before shipping to a victory in the Pennsylvania Derby in September.
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Pharoah, 2-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita was withdrawn from the race Tuesday morning by his connections.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.”
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.
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.”