Thursday, October 15 2015


BEHOLDER WORKS FIVE FURLONGS IN 1:02.00


SANTA ANITA-BASED BEHOLDER WORKS FIVE FURLONGS IN 1:02.00;
SUPERSTAR MARE TO SHIP TO KENTUCKY MONDAY IN PREPARATION FOR
EPIC SHOWDOWN WITH TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP AMERICAN PHAROAH IN
$5 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC OCT. 31


STEVENS GUIDES MARE THROUGH PRE-DAWN BREEZE OVER RECENTLY AMMENDED SURFACE

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2015)—In her final local work in advance of what looms an epic showdown with Triple Crown Champ American Pharoah in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic Oct. 31, two-time Eclipse Champion mare Beholder worked a solid five furlongs this morning at Santa Anita in 1:02.00 and will be headed to Lexington, Kentucky early Monday morning according to her Hall of Fame conditioner, Richard Mandella.






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AMERICAN PHAROAH WORKS


TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION AMERICAN PHAROAH WORKS RAPID SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:23 FLAT,
GALLOPS OUT MILE IN 1:35.40 IN PREPARATION FOR $5 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC OCT. 31


ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 14, 2015)—Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah, in his most serious drill since running second in the Grade I Travers Stakes Aug. 29, worked seven furlongs in 1:23 flat and galloped out a mile in a rapid 1:35.40 this morning at Santa Anita as he continues to prepare for what is shaping up as an epic showdown with superstar mare Beholder in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland Oct. 31.





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Friday, October 09 2015


PRELUDE TO $5 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC


IN PRELUDE TO $5 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC,
SUPERSTAR MARE BEHOLDER & TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION AMERICAN PHAROAH
EACH WORK FIVE FURLONGS FRIDAY MORNING AT SANTA ANITA


ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2015)—With the clock winding down to what looms an epic showdown in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Oct. 31, superstar mare Beholder and Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah each worked five furlongs on Friday morning at Santa Anita.





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Thursday, April 09 2015


2015 “BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE SERIES: WIN AND YOU’RE IN” SCHEDULE


Below is the “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win And You’re In” schedule on NBC and NBCSN. Breeders’ Cup Challenge races are listed in bold.





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Monday, November 03 2014


Breeders’ Cup - Odds & Ends - Sunday Notes


Smith Extends Lead in Breeders’ Cup Victories

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, 49, extended his lead for Breeders’ Cup victories with one win to bring his total to 21. His victory came in the DraftKings Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint with Judy the Beauty.





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Breeders’ Cup - Sunday Notes


Art Sherman - “He pulled up good,” said Art Sherman, trainer of Breeders’ Cup Classic third-place finisher California Chrome by telephone from his Los Alamitos base Sunday after shipping the 3yo colt back from Santa Anita Saturday night.





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Sunday, November 02 2014


Quotes for the $5 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic


Martin Garcia (jockey, Bayern, 1st) – “It’s an amazing feeling, a dream come true. To compete in these races, especially this day, is a big thing for everyone. In this situation, you don’t take away when a horse likes to run on the lead. We let him run, and if anything happens, you make adjustments. In this race, he broke really good and I took advantage.”

On the inquiry: “I was pretty sure that I didn’t do anything. In racing, these things happen.”





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Quotes for the Breeders’ Cup Mile


Stephane Pasquier (jockey, Karakonite, 1st) – “Emotionally, this is the biggest win of my career, to win a Breeders’ Cup race here in America. The trainer didn’t give me any instructions. I just rode him like the quality horse he is. A mile is his distance.” I had a bad draw on the outside but got a good position. It is easier when you are on the best horse in the race and he gave me everything and quickened very well.






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Saturday, November 01 2014


Breeders’ Cup Sprint quotes


Florent Geroux (jockey, Work All Week, 1st) – “It feels great. It is a dream come true. To compete in these races and win on the first try is unbelievable. Especially with a horse from home: Illinois-bred and for Roger Breuggemann. A great trainer nobody knows because he flies under the radar and improves horses a lot. Work All Week has always been so good. Today was the real test to see if he can go with the best sprinters in the country, and he just did it. It's funny because when he made the lead he really put the breaks on, and I had to say ‘No, don't stop!’ and get him going again and he gave me more.”





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Breeders’ Cup Turf Quotes


John Velazquez (jockey, Main Sequence, 1st) – “(Regular rider) Rajiv (Maragh, who is injured) told me all about the horse and how to ride him. He told me everything good about the horse and he (Main Sequence) did exactly what he said. It was the perfect trip.”

Graham Motion (trainer, Main Sequence, 1st) – “This is a very emotional day. A year ago on this day, I was in hospital with Johnny (Velazquez) and he was in really serious condition. It’s a powerfully emotional day.





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Quotes for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile


Kent Desormeaux (jockey, Texas Red, 1st) – “I hadn’t even asked him yet and the others started coming back to me at the quarter-pole, so that made it real easy. You know, we were real poor when I was growing up but we always had horses. I don’t know how my family ever fed them, but my education in horses came all together today with this win.”





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Quotes for Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint


Joel Rosario (jockey, Bobby’s Kitten, 1st) – “I was kind of worried with my position in the beginning. There was a lot of speed in the race, but I thought I could have been closer. I had to take a hold and was further back than I wanted to be. I thought I had no shot but he gave me a huge turn of foot.”





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