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Solid, Competitive Field Set for Delta Jackpot

November 17, 2016 |

By Casey Laughter Since it’s inception in 2002, some talented juveniles have used the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (GII) at Delta Downs in Louisiana as a springboard to successful careers as older horses. The 1 1/16-mile race is a bit off the beaten path in terms of the traditional Kentucky Derby (GI) trail […]

One Rule for Three Rules: Always Be Happy

October 23, 2016 |

By Laura Pugh The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) is looking as good as it ever has with a talented group of undefeated grade 1 winners, such as Frontrunner Stakes (GI) hero Gormley and Champagne Stakes (GI) victor Practical Joke. Throw in Breeders’ Futurity (GI) winner Classic Empire, who would be unbeaten as well if not […]

Mind Your Biscuits A Go for Breeders’ Cup Sprint Following Friday Work

October 21, 2016 |

By Laura Pugh Amsterdam Stakes (GIII) winner Mind Your Biscuits, getting ready for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (GI) at Santa Anita in two weeks, fired a bullet half-mile in :48.66 at Belmont Park on Friday morning with regular jockey Joel Rosario aboard. The work was the fastest of 41 at the distance on the day. […]

Stellar Wind, Masochistic Lead Parade of California Breeders’ Cup Works

October 21, 2016 |

By Margaret Ransom Hronis Racing’s champion Stellar Wind, getting ready for her highly antipated matchup with fellow champions Songbird and Beholder in the November 4 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (GI), worked five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 under exercise rider Jose Contreras at Santa Anita on Friday in company with stablemate and grade 1 winner Hard Aces, […]

Frosted Confirmed For Classic One Day after Wrong-Way Work

October 20, 2016 |

By Laura Pugh On Thurday, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin finally made it official and announced that multiple grade 1 winner Frosted will be pointed to the November 5 Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) rather than the Dirt Mile (GI) as had been previously mentioned. On Wednesday, the colt’s Breeders’ Cup status was surrounded in confusion after social […]

Busy Couple of Days at Santa Anita for Breeders’ Cup-Bound Runners

October 19, 2016 |

by Margaret Ransom It was an active couple of days for Breeders’ Cup probable at Santa Anita over the past couple of days and Hall of Famer Bob Baffert was likely busiest as he readied several of his top runners for Racing’s Championship Day with works over the California track’s main oval. On Tuesday, Juddmonte […]

Final Frosted Breeders’ Cup Decision Set for Thursday

October 19, 2016 |

By Laura Pugh Godolphin Racing’s multiple grade 1 winner Frosted worked six furlongs in 1.11 at Greentree Training Center in Saratoga on Wednesday after which a decision on whether the colt would start in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) or Dirt Mile (GI) was expected to be announced. However, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin backed off on […]

Runhappy Posts Mile Work at Keeneland in Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile Prep

October 19, 2016 |

by Laura Pugh Gallery Racing’s 2015 sprint champion Runhappy was shipped to Keeneland on Wednesday morning fr his home base of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Center and worked one mile in 1:39 over a fast main track in preparation for the November 4 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (GI) at Santa Anita. The move represented the colt’s […]

Nyquist Posts Penultimate Breeze for Breeders’ Cup Classic

October 18, 2016 |

by Laura Pugh Champion and Kentucky Derby (GI) winner Nyquist on Monday continued to progress to an inevitable start in the November 5 Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) at Santa Anita in three weeks by logging six furlongs in 1:13 in company with grade 1-winning stablemate Ralis over the California oval’s main track. The move, which […]

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) […]