DRF.com | Special Events: Breeders' Cup http://www.drf.com/feeds/xml/news-categories/breeders%27-cup en My Miss Aurelia rejoins top-shelf talent for Ballerina http://www.drf.com/news/premium/my-miss-aurelia-rejoins-top-shelf-talent-ballerina The connections of My Miss Aurelia have waited a long time to get their champion filly back to Grade 1 company. The wait ends Saturday, when My Miss Aurelia, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2011, starts in the Grade 1, $500,000 Ballerina Stakes at Saratoga. Race Preview Breeders' Cup My Miss Aurelia Filly & Mare Sprint My Miss Aurelia rejoins top-shelf talent for Ballerina 1408719819 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2014-08-23T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:8:"Saratoga";s:16:"field_track_code";s:3:"SAR";s:17:"field_race_number";s:2:"11";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:31:09 +0000 David Grening 334059 at http://www.drf.com My Miss Aurelia will make her second start following a long layoff in the Grade 1 Ballerina. Barbara D. Livingston <div class="field field-type-text field-field-alternate-title"> <div class="field-label">Alternate title: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> My Miss Aurelia rejoins top-shelf talent for Ballerina </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-premium-content"> <div class="field-label">Premium Content: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Premium Content </div> </div> </div> <p>SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The connections of My Miss Aurelia have waited a long time to get their champion filly back to Grade 1 company. The wait ends Saturday, when My Miss Aurelia, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2011, starts in the Grade 1, $500,000 Ballerina Stakes at Saratoga.</p> <p>The Ballerina, run at seven furlongs, is a Win and You’re In race for the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, to be run at Santa Anita this fall.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/premium/my-miss-aurelia-rejoins-top-shelf-talent-ballerina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Papiese pair targeting Breeders' Cup http://www.drf.com/news/premium/papiese-pair-targeting-breeders-cup The Pizza Man came out of his win in the $400,000 American St. Leger Stakes last Saturday in good shape, and is likely to make his next start in the Breeders’ Cup Turf, according to Rich Papiese, who bred and owns the Pizza Man with his wife, Karen. Track Notes Breeders' Cup The Pizza Man Work All Week Turf Papiese pair targeting Breeders' Cup 1408565398 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2014-08-22T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:14:"Arlington Park";s:16:"field_track_code";s:2:"AP";s:17:"field_race_number";s:1:"5";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:32:49 +0000 Marcus Hersh 333952 at http://www.drf.com Rich Papiese plans to supplement The Pizza Man to the Breeders' Cup Turf. Four-Footed Fotos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-alternate-title"> <div class="field-label">Alternate title: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Papiese pair targeting Breeders' Cup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marcus Hersh </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-premium-content"> <div class="field-label">Premium Content: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Premium Content </div> </div> </div> <p>ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill – The Pizza Man came out of his win in the $400,000 American St. Leger Stakes last Saturday in good shape and is likely to make his next start in the Breeders’ Cup Turf, according to Rich Papiese, who bred and owns The Pizza Man with his wife, Karen.</p> <p>Papiese and trainer Roger Brueggemann could have a second Breeders’ Cup starter as well, with Work All Week being pointed to the BC Sprint, Papiese said.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/premium/papiese-pair-targeting-breeders-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California Chrome goes slowly in half-mile workout http://www.drf.com/news/california-chrome-goes-slowly-half-mile-workout With a time slower than expected, California Chrome continued preparations for an autumn comeback with a half-mile workout in 50.40 seconds at Los Alamitos on Friday. Headlines Breeders' Cup California Chrome Classic California Chrome goes slowly in half-mile workout 1408454550 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:56:52 +0000 Steve Andersen 333434 at http://www.drf.com California Chrome breezed four furlongs in 50.40 seconds Friday at Los Alamitos. Scott Martinez/Los Alamitos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-alternate-title"> <div class="field-label">Alternate title: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> California Chrome goes slowly in half-mile workout </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-premium-content"> <div class="field-label">Premium Content: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Premium Content </div> </div> </div> <p>CYPRESS, Calif. – With a time slower than expected, California Chrome continued preparations for an autumn comeback with a half-mile workout in 50.40 seconds at Los Alamitos on Friday.</p> <p>The workout was the second this month for California Chrome since he lost a bid for the Triple Crown with a fourth-place finish in the Belmont Stakes on June 7. Similar to his three-furlong workout in 37.60 seconds on Aug. 8, California Chrome was not urged by exercise rider Anna Wells on Friday.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/california-chrome-goes-slowly-half-mile-workout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Telescope eyes BC Turf berth in Juddmonte International http://www.drf.com/news/telescope-eyes-bc-turf-berth-juddmonte-international The Group 1 Juddmonte International on Wednesday at York in England is a Win and You’re In race for the Breeders’ Cup Turf, offering the winner an automatic berth in the big race this November while waiving entry fees and covering travel expenses. And unlike some of the international races in the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series, the Juddmonte International really could have BC Turf implications. International Breeders' Cup Australia Telescope Turf Telescope eyes BC Turf berth in Juddmonte International 1408388588 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:47:46 +0000 Marcus Hersh 333694 at http://www.drf.com <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marcus Hersh </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-premium-content"> <div class="field-label">Premium Content: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Premium Content </div> </div> </div> <p>The Group 1 Juddmonte International on Wednesday at York in England is a Win and You’re In race for the Breeders’ Cup Turf, offering the winner an automatic berth in the big race this November while waiving entry fees and covering travel expenses. And unlike some of the international races in the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series, the Juddmonte International really could have BC Turf implications.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/telescope-eyes-bc-turf-berth-juddmonte-international" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hardest Core comes out of Million win fresh for fall http://www.drf.com/news/premium/hardest-core-comes-out-million-win-fresh-fall Hardest Core came out of Saturday’s win in the Arlington Million the same way he went into, in excellent condition, and with just three starts this season, the 4-year-old figures to have plenty left in the tank for whatever schedule his connections choose during the rest of his campaign. Track Notes Breeders' Cup Hardest Core Turf Hardest Core comes out of Million win fresh for fall 1408365163 Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:23:15 +0000 Marcus Hersh 333596 at http://www.drf.com Hardest Core, with jockey Eriluis Vaz celebrating his first graded stakes win, is likely to make one start before tackling the Breeders' Cup Turf. Four Footed Fotos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-alternate-title"> <div class="field-label">Alternate title: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hardest Core comes out of Million win fresh </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-premium-content"> <div class="field-label">Premium Content: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Premium Content </div> </div> </div> <p>ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. -- What, after his stirring win in the Arlington Million, could Hardest Core possibly do for an encore?</p> <p>The rest of the summer and the autumn will tell that tale, though the story of Hardest Core already reached an extremely satisfying denouement Saturday at Arlington.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/premium/hardest-core-comes-out-million-win-fresh-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kingman proves adept on soft turf in Prix Jacques le Marois http://www.drf.com/news/kingman-proves-adept-soft-turf-prix-jacques-le-marois Sunday, Kingman emphasized his status as Europe’s leading miler with a comprehensive win in the $810,000 Prix Jacques le Marois, the top mile race of the summer meeting at Deauville, France. International Breeders' Cup Kingman Mile Kingman proves adept on soft turf in Prix Jacques le Marois 1408298331 Sun, 17 Aug 2014 17:58:51 +0000 Steve Andersen 333612 at http://www.drf.com <div class="field field-type-text field-field-alternate-title"> <div class="field-label">Alternate title: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kingman proves adept on soft turf in Prix Jacques le Marois </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-premium-content"> <div class="field-label">Premium Content: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Premium Content </div> </div> </div> <p>The brilliance of Kingman extends to major races run on soft turf.</p> <p>Sunday, Kingman emphasized his status as Europe’s leading miler with a comprehensive win in the $810,000 Prix Jacques le Marois, the top mile race of the summer meeting at Deauville, France. The Jacques le Marois was the fourth consecutive Group 1 win for Kingman, who was not a definite runner until hours before the race.</p> <p>There was concern about the soft turf at Deauville following rain in recent days, but owner Khalid Abdullah gave his approval to run Kingman.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/kingman-proves-adept-soft-turf-prix-jacques-le-marois" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hardest Core pulls off a miracle in Million http://www.drf.com/news/premium/hardest-core-pulls-miracle-million In a feel-good moment for his little-known connections, Hardest Core stormed down the center of the track to post an upset victory in the Grade 1, $1 million Arlington Million on Saturday at Arlington Park. Race Recap Breeders' Cup Hardest Core Turf Hardest Core pulls off a miracle in Million 1408237983 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2014-08-16T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:14:"Arlington Park";s:16:"field_track_code";s:2:"AP";s:17:"field_race_number";s:2:"10";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Sat, 16 Aug 2014 22:54:48 +0000 Marcus Hersh 333541 at http://www.drf.com Hardest Core, who was purchased as a steeplechase prospect, provides jockey Eriluis Vaz and trainer Edward Graham with their biggest career victory in the Arlington Million. Four Footed Fotos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-alternate-title"> <div class="field-label">Alternate title: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hardest Core pulls off a miracle in Million </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-premium-content"> <div class="field-label">Premium Content: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Premium Content </div> </div> </div> <p>ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – They called 1985, the year Arlington ran the Arlington Million weeks after a fire destroyed the grandstand, the Miracle Million. This was a Miracle Million, too.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/premium/hardest-core-pulls-miracle-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Euro Charline posts upset in Beverly D. http://www.drf.com/news/premium/euro-charline-posts-upset-beverly-d Making history as the first winning 3-year-old in the Beverly D., Euro Charline stormed to victory Saturday when getting a terrific ride from Ryan Moore in the 25th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 race at Arlington Park. Race Recap Breeders' Cup Euro Charline Filly & Mare Turf Euro Charline posts upset in Beverly D. 1408237728 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2014-08-16T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:14:"Arlington Park";s:16:"field_track_code";s:2:"AP";s:17:"field_race_number";s:1:"9";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:12:47 +0000 Marty McGee 333543 at http://www.drf.com Euro Charline, under Ryan Moore, becomes the first 3-year-old filly to capture the Beverly D. Four Footed Fotos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-alternate-title"> <div class="field-label">Alternate title: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Euro Charlene posts upset in Beverly D. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-premium-content"> <div class="field-label">Premium Content: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Premium Content </div> </div> </div> <p>ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – Making history as the first winning 3-year-old in the Beverly D., Euro Charline stormed to victory Saturday when getting a terrific ride from Ryan Moore in the 25th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 race at Arlington Park.</p> <p>The Beverly D. is a Win and You're In event for the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/premium/euro-charline-posts-upset-beverly-d" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kingman odds-on choice in Prix Jacques le Marois http://www.drf.com/news/kingman-odds-choice-prix-jacques-le-marois Kingman, who has emerged as Europe’s dominant 3-year-old miler this summer, will be a heavy favorite to win his fourth consecutive Group 1 race in Sunday’s Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville, France. International Breeders' Cup Kingman Olympic Glory Mile Kingman odds-on choice in Prix Jacques le Marois 1408123124 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:59:32 +0000 Steve Andersen 333407 at http://www.drf.com <div class="field field-type-text field-field-alternate-title"> <div class="field-label">Alternate title: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kingman looks to clinch Breeders' Cup Mile berth </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steve Andersen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-premium-content"> <div class="field-label">Premium Content: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Premium Content </div> </div> </div> <p>Kingman, who has emerged as Europe’s dominant 3-year-old miler this summer, will be a heavy favorite to win his fourth consecutive Group 1 race in Sunday’s Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville, France.</p> <p>The Prix Jacques le Marois is part of the Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In program, offering a fees-paid berth for the winner to the BC Mile at Santa Anita on Nov. 1.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.drf.com/events/breeders-cup-challenge ">:: Breeders’ Cup Challenge: Results, replays, charts, and more </a></strong></p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/kingman-odds-choice-prix-jacques-le-marois" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iotapa targets Zenyatta, Breeders' Cup Distaff http://www.drf.com/news/premium/iotapa-targets-zenyatta-breeders-cup-distaff The final races of Iotapa’s 2014 season were set when she won her second consecutive Grade 1 race in Saturday’s $300,250 Clement Hirsch Stakes for fillies and mares at Del Mar. Track Notes Breeders' Cup Iotapa Distaff Iotapa targets Zenyatta, Breeders' Cup Distaff 1407104143 Sun, 03 Aug 2014 22:15:42 +0000 Steve Andersen 332164 at http://www.drf.com Iotapa is expected to use the Zenyatta Stakes as her prep for the Breeders' Cup Distaff. Shigeki Kikkawa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-alternate-title"> <div class="field-label">Alternate title: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Iotapa targets Zenyatta, Breeders' Cup Distaff </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-premium-content"> <div class="field-label">Premium Content: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Premium Content </div> </div> </div> <p>DEL MAR, Calif. - The final races of Iotapa’s 2014 season were set when she won her second consecutive Grade 1 race in Saturday’s $300,250 Clement Hirsch Stakes for fillies and mares at Del Mar.</p> <p>The Hirsch is part of the Breeders’ Cup’s Win and You’re In program and gives Iotapa a fees-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita in the autumn. For a prep race, Iotapa is expected to start in the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita on Sept. 27.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/premium/iotapa-targets-zenyatta-breeders-cup-distaff" target="_blank">read more</a></p>