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Dortmund Leads Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile Pre-Entries

October 29, 2016 |

By Reinier Macatangay Earlier this week pre-entries for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (GI) came out and fans and bettors alike will likely favor Kaleem Shah’s physically stunning 4-year-old colt Dortmund. Dortmund, trained by Bob Baffert, is winless in three 2016 starts but in early 2015, he carried a lot of momentum going […]

Champion Runhappy Settles in at Santa Anita for Breeders’ Cup

October 24, 2016 |

By Reinier Macatangay After a disappointing fourth-place finish in the Ack Ack Handicap (GIII) at Churchill Downs a few weeks ago, Gallery Racing’s champion Runhappy remains on track for the upcoming $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (GI) at Santa Anita Park on November 5. Trainer Laura Wohlers said the 4-year-old colt, who is looking […]

Catch a Glimpse, Time and Motion Reunite in Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

October 14, 2016 |

Catch a Glimpse, Time and Motion Reunite in Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup by Reinier Macatangay: Fan favorite Catch a Glimpse starts on Saturday at Keeneland in the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (GI), one race after losing for the first time on grass to Time and Motion in the Lake Placid Stakes (GII) […]

Theory a Logical Choice in Futurity Stakes

October 13, 2016 |

Theory a Logical Choice in Futurity Stakes by Reinier Macatangay: Few bettors will argue with Theory as a single in the $200,000 Futurity Stakes (GIII) at Belmont Park on Saturday. The promising 2-year-old son of Gemologist looks well bred, comes from the Todd Pletcher barn and owns the highest BRIS Speed Rating in the six-furlong race. Defeating […]

2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic: Bayern Deserved the Win

October 11, 2016 |

2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic: Bayern Deserved the Win by Reinier Macatangay: Two years ago, the Bob Baffert-trained Bayern ruffled feathers in social media with his win in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) (replay) at Santa Anita Park, worth $5 million back then, but the non-disqualification was not as wrong as it seemed. In fact, it is […]

Megan Devine Moves Forward in New Santa Anita Role

September 30, 2016 |

Megan Devine Moves Forward in New Santa Anita Role by Reinier Macatangay: A quick glance through Megan Devine’s own website reveals a lot. Originally from Long Island, she traveled to Kentucky in order to attend the University of Louisville. At UofL, Megan became highly active in sorority groups, rode horses competitively (almost making the U.S. […]

California Chrome Nears End in Awesome Again Stakes

September 29, 2016 |

California Chrome Nears End in Awesome Again Stakes by Reinier Macatangay: Careers do not last forever, and neither does California Chrome’s storied racing career. The expected favorite for the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (GI) on Saturday at Santa Anita Park will probably make his second-to-last start on this racetrack, before tackling the Breeders’ Cup Classic […]

1986 Breeders’ Cup Distaff: Lady’s Secret Caps Off Legendary Season

September 27, 2016 |

1986 Breeders’ Cup Distaff: Lady’s Secret Caps Off Legendary Season by Reinier Macatangay- Fans remember superstar-level horses seen in the present time, while a few great ones tend to be forgotten. It is a cruel cycle as the next generation of fans take over. For instance, consider Lady’s Secret, the 1986 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (GI) champion at […]

Songbird a Near Lock in Cotillion Stakes

September 22, 2016 |

Songbird a Near Lock in Cotillion Stakes by Reinier Macatangay: Almost no one needs help with the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (GI) at Parx Racing on Saturday, at the 1 1/16-mile distance. Three-year-old filly sensation Songbird should win. In fact, on paper Songbird appears set to win by a large margin for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer […]

Exaggerator Faces Dry Dirt in Pennsylvania Derby

September 21, 2016 |

Exaggerator Faces Dry Dirt in Pennsylvania Derby by Reinier Macatangay: Time is running out for multiple Grade I winner Exaggerator to prove he can win this year without dark weather. In five 2016 starts on fast dirt, the 3-year-old son of Curlin has lost five times. In contrast, sloppy tracks have helped this closer pad his record, […]