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2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic: Zenyatta Won Hearts, Sparked Debate

September 19, 2016 |

2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic: Zenyatta Won Hearts, Sparked Debate by Reinier Macatangay– Carrying four graded stakes wins in 2009 and nine previous victories, including the 2008 Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic (GI), to say Zenyatta came into the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) at Santa Anita Park carrying momentum would come across as an understatement. Fans love a […]

Pocahontas Stakes 2016: Sully’s Dream the ‘Best Filly’ Gorder Ever Trained

September 16, 2016 |

Pocahontas Stakes 2016: Sully’s Dream the ‘Best Filly’ Gorder Ever Trained by Reinier Macatangay- Track press releases do not always offer interesting quotations to learn from. In this case though, trainer Kellyn Gorder offered lofty praise for the 2-year-old filly Sully’s Dream after she broke her maiden by 12 lengths at Ellis Park in a one-mile maiden […]

1993 Breeders’ Cup Classic Flashback: Who Bet On Arcangues?

September 14, 2016 |

1993 Breeders’ Cup Classic Flashback: Who Bet On Arcangues? by Reinier Macatangay- Common belief states horses cannot close on Santa Anita’s dirt surface. Speed horses go to the front and just stick around like glue, while closers are left helpless to the dynamics of the biased California surface. Although Santa Anita changed their dirt surface […]

Irish Stakes Recap: Alice Springs, Almanzor Earn Breeders’ Cup Berths

September 11, 2016 |

Irish Stakes Recap: Alice Springs, Almanzor Earn Breeders’ Cup Berths by Reinier Macatangay– Ireland hosted five different Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” events over the past weekend, and at least one of the names will sound familiar to those who followed the Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland last year. The Aidan O’Brien-trained Alice Springs, who finished runner-up […]

Bendable Can End Enola Gray’s Streak in Beverly J. Lewis

September 9, 2016 |

Bendable Can End Enola Gray’s Streak in Beverly J. Lewis by Reinier Macatangay: For those not aware, Los Alamitos Race Course is in the midst of a September meet, using the dates formerly held for Fairplex during the Los Angeles County Fair. While the quality of races will not match Santa Anita or Del Mar, good horses […]

Irish Champion Stakes Highlights Possible Breeders’ Cup Turf Contenders

September 7, 2016 |

Irish Champion Stakes Highlights Possible Breeders’ Cup Turf Contenders by Reinier Macatangay: The Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” Series heads to Ireland this Saturday, when Leopardstown Racecourse hosts the €1,250,000 Irish Champion Stakes (GI) for 3-year-old horses and older. In terms of handicapping, Americans might feel relatively comfortable with this race, as the horses travel […]

Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint 2016: Favor Outside Posts

September 6, 2016 |

Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint 2016: Favor Outside Posts by Reinier Macatangay– Four years ago, I asked for help on Pace Advantage regarding downhill turf sprints at Santa Anita Park, host of the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (GI) as well other championship races on Nov. 4 and 5. At Santa Anita, the downhill turf sprint becomes […]

Frosted an Easy Choice in Woodward Stakes 2016

September 2, 2016 |

Frosted an Easy Choice in Woodward Stakes 2016 by Reinier Macatangay: Once a punching bag for handicappers who misunderstood his 2015 season, Godolphin’s Frosted comes into this weekend as one of the nation’s top older horses. The 4-year-old Tapit colt appears so dominant on the east coast, that it might be a waste of time […]

American Cleopatra a Prime Contender in Del Mar Debutante

September 1, 2016 |

American Cleopatra a Prime Contender in Del Mar Debutante by Reinier Macatangay: Almost shockingly, bettors left American Cleopatra at 7-1 odds in her July 31 career debut at Del Mar. As a full 2-year-old sister to Triple Crown-champion American Pharoah, and a Bob Baffert-trained runner, one would reasonably think American Cleopatra would hover around 3-1 at most, […]

Why is Santa Anita a Solid Breeders’ Cup Venue?

August 31, 2016 |

Why is Santa Anita a Solid Breeders’ Cup Venue? by Reinier Macatangay: On November 4 and 5, Santa Anita Park will host another Breeders’ Cup World Championships, and there are a number of logical reasons for this event to keep coming back to Arcadia, Calif. The historic venue has faced minor criticism for holding the Breeders’ Cup […]