DRF.com | Special Events: Breeders' Cup http://www.drf.com/feeds/xml/news-categories/breeders%27-cup en Arrogate wins Travers by 13 1/2 lengths - and a star is born http://www.drf.com/news/arrogate-wins-travers-13-12-lengths-and-star-born The Bob Baffert-trained Arrogate put on a performance for the ages, winning Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers Stakes by a whopping 13 1/2 lengths over stablemate American Freedom. Race Recap Breeders' Cup American Freedom Arrogate Classic Exaggerator Arrogate wins Travers by 13 1/2 lengths - and a star is born 1472660177 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2016-08-27T00:00:00";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";} Sat, 27 Aug 2016 22:21:50 +0000 David Grening 392080 at http://www.drf.com Arrogate, Mike Smith up, sets a track record of 1:59.36 for 1 1/4 miles in the Travers on Saturday. 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"> Saratoga: Arrogate wins Travers by 13 1/2 lengths </div> </div> </div> <p>SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -  As he walked briskly into the post-race interview area at Saratoga, trainer Bob Baffert said: “This is better this year. Why didn’t we do that last year?”</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/arrogate-wins-travers-13-12-lengths-and-star-born" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Flintshire rides the rail to Sword Dancer repeat victory http://www.drf.com/news/flintshire-rides-rail-sword-dancer-repeat-victory Flintshire combined his own brilliance and an assist from a stablemate to record his second straight victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Sword Dancer Invitational at Saratoga. Race Recap Breeders' Cup Flintshire Inordinate Roman Approval Twilight Eclipse Turf Flintshire rides the rail to Sword Dancer repeat victory 1472660169 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2016-08-27T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:8:"Saratoga";s:16:"field_track_code";s:3:"SAR";s:17:"field_race_number";s:2:"10";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Sat, 27 Aug 2016 21:51:12 +0000 David Grening 392075 at http://www.drf.com Flintshire, with Javier Castellano aboard, wins the Sword Dancer Invitational by 1 3/4 lengths Saturday. Michael Amoruso <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Grening </div> </div> </div> <p>SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Flintshire combined his own brilliance and an assist from a stablemate to record his second straight victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Sword Dancer Invitational at Saratoga.</p> <p>As far as 13 1/2 lengths back at one stage, Flintshire rode the rail to victory, exploding through the final three-sixteenths of a mile. He got a big assist from Aaron Gryder on the pacemaker Inordinate, who moved off the inside, creating room for Flintshire to explode through in the final quarter of a mile.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/flintshire-rides-rail-sword-dancer-repeat-victory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lady Eli settles for second behind Strike Charmer in Ballston Spa http://www.drf.com/news/lady-eli-settles-second-behind-strike-charmer-ballston-spa What everybody hoped would be a storybook ending to an incredible day of racing at Saratoga on Saturday didn’t quite turn out as most had expected, with Lady Eli’s comeback in the Grade 2 Ballston Spa spoiled by an unlikely nemesis, the 27-1 Strike Charmer. Race Recap Breeders' Cup Lady Eli Strike Charmer Filly & Mare Turf Lady Eli settles for second behind Strike Charmer in Ballston Spa 1472660168 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2016-08-27T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:8:"Saratoga";s:16:"field_track_code";s:3:"SAR";s:17:"field_race_number";s:2:"12";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Sat, 27 Aug 2016 23:34:17 +0000 Mike Welsch 392093 at http://www.drf.com Strike Charmer used a late run under Junior Alvarado to upset Lady Eli and win the Ballston Spa Stakes on Saturday. 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"> Saratoga: Lady Eli settles for second </div> </div> </div> <p>SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - What everybody hoped would be a storybook ending to an incredible day of racing at Saratoga on Saturday didn’t quite turn out as most had expected, with Lady Eli’s comeback in the Grade 2 Ballston Spa spoiled by an unlikely nemesis, the 27-1 Strike Charmer.     </p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/lady-eli-settles-second-behind-strike-charmer-ballston-spa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Masochistic cruises in scratch-reduced Pat O'Brien http://www.drf.com/news/masochistic-cruises-scratch-reduced-pat-obrien Masochistic earned $120,000 for little more than a workout against two rivals in Saturday’s $200,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes at Del Mar. Race Recap Breeders' Cup Masochistic Vyjack Dirt Mile Sprint Masochistic cruises in scratch-reduced Pat O'Brien 1472338609 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2016-08-27T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:7:"Del Mar";s:16:"field_track_code";s:3:"DMR";s:17:"field_race_number";s:1:"3";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Sat, 27 Aug 2016 22:39:53 +0000 Steve Andersen 392082 at http://www.drf.com Masochistic, ridden by Tyler Baze, wins the Grade 2 Pat O'Brien Stakes by 3 3/4 lengths Saturday. Benoit & Associates <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steve Andersen </div> </div> </div> <p>DEL MAR, Calif. – Masochistic earned $120,000 for little more than a workout against two rivals in Saturday’s $200,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes at Del Mar.</p> <p>Masochistic ($2.40) led throughout under jockey Tyler Baze, set reasonable fractions and won without urging by 3 3/4 lengths over Vyjack, a millionaire multiple stakes winner. Indexical finished third, beaten 11 1/4 lengths.</p> <p>The race had five entries, but Cautious Giant and Outside Nashville were withdrawn Saturday morning.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/masochistic-cruises-scratch-reduced-pat-obrien" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cavorting saves best for last in Personal Ensign http://www.drf.com/news/cavorting-saves-best-last-personal-ensign Cavorting had run on her mind when the gates opened for the Personal Ensign on Saturday at Saratoga, but jockey Javier Castellano wrestled her back to last position in the five-horse field. It proved to be a winning move. Race Recap Breeders' Cup Cavorting Distaff Cavorting saves best for last in Personal Ensign 1472335121 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2016-08-27T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:8:"Saratoga";s:16:"field_track_code";s:3:"SAR";s:17:"field_race_number";s:1:"6";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Sat, 27 Aug 2016 20:01:16 +0000 Jim Dunleavy 392057 at http://www.drf.com Under a patient ride by Javier Castellano, Cavorting wins the Grade 1 Personal Ensign on Saturday. 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"> Saratoga: Cavorting saves best for last </div> </div> </div> <p>SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Cavorting had run on her mind when the gates opened for the Personal Ensign on Saturday at Saratoga, but jockey Javier Castellano was dead set on not squandering her energy, and wrestled her back to last position in the five-horse field. It proved to be a winning move.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/cavorting-saves-best-last-personal-ensign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Haveyougoneaway upsets Ballerina http://www.drf.com/news/haveyougoneaway-upsets-ballerina Haveyougoneaway came to Saratoga the winner of multiple listed stakes, but she’ll leave here a multiple graded winner after upsetting the Grade 1, $500,000 Ballerina Saturday at Saratoga. Race Recap Breeders' Cup Haveyougoneaway Filly & Mare Sprint Haveyougoneaway upsets Ballerina 1472335098 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2016-08-27T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:8:"Saratoga";s:16:"field_track_code";s:3:"SAR";s:17:"field_race_number";s:1:"7";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Sat, 27 Aug 2016 20:10:19 +0000 David Grening 392058 at http://www.drf.com Haveyougoneaway, ridden by John Velazquez, outfinishes By the Moon to win the Ballerina on Saturday. 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"> Saratoga: Haveyougoneaway upsets Ballerina </div> </div> </div> <p>SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y - Haveyougoneaway has come a long way in a short period of time.</p> <p>Haveyougoneaway came to Saratoga the winner of multiple listed stakes, but she’ll leave here a multiple graded winner after upsetting the Grade 1, $500,000 Ballerina Saturday at Saratoga.</p> <p>The recipient of a patient ride from John Velazquez, Haveyougoneaway rallied four wide down the lane to outfinish By the Moon by a half-length in the seven-furlong Ballerina for fillies and mares. It was another length back to Carina Mia, the even-money favorite, in third.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/haveyougoneaway-upsets-ballerina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Drefong makes cross-country trip pay off in King's Bishop http://www.drf.com/news/drefong-makes-cross-country-trip-pay-kings-bishop Drefong turned what appeared to be a wide-open King’s Bishop into a showcase for his abundant speed, leading his 11 rivals on a merry chase en route to a 3 1/4-length victory. Race Recap Breeders' Cup Drefong Sprint Drefong makes cross-country trip pay off in King's Bishop 1472335067 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2016-08-27T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:8:"Saratoga";s:16:"field_track_code";s:3:"SAR";s:17:"field_race_number";s:1:"8";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Sat, 27 Aug 2016 20:49:08 +0000 Mike Welsch 392064 at http://www.drf.com Mike Smith guides Drefong to a 3 1/4-length victory in the King's Bishop on Saturday. 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"> Saratoga: Drefong wins King's Bishop </div> </div> </div> <p>SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Drefong turned what appeared to be a wide-open King’s Bishop into a showcase for his abundant speed, leading his 11 rivals on a merry chase en route to a 3 1/4-length victory over Economic Model in the Grade 1 dash for 3-year-olds Saturday at Saratoga.  </p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/drefong-makes-cross-country-trip-pay-kings-bishop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A. P. Indian stays red-hot with win in Forego http://www.drf.com/news/p-indian-stays-red-hot-win-forego A. P. Indian stayed perfect on the year and completed a sweep of the major sprint stakes at Saratoga on Saturday by setting a stakes record in the Grade 1 Forego. Race Recap Breeders' Cup A. P. Indian Tamarkuz Sprint A. P. Indian stays red-hot with win in Forego 1472334833 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2016-08-27T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:8:"Saratoga";s:16:"field_track_code";s:3:"SAR";s:17:"field_race_number";s:1:"9";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Sat, 27 Aug 2016 21:22:13 +0000 Jim Dunleavy 392066 at http://www.drf.com A. P. Indian and jockey Joe Bravo win the Grade 1 Forego by 2 1/2 lengths Saturday. Debra A. Roma <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jim Dunleavy </div> </div> </div> <p>SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – A. P. Indian stayed perfect on the year and completed a sweep of the major sprint stakes at Saratoga on Saturday by setting a stakes record in the Grade 1 Forego.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/p-indian-stays-red-hot-win-forego" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California Chrome toys with classy rivals in Pacific Classic http://www.drf.com/news/california-chrome-toys-classy-rivals-pacific-classic California Chrome throttled top-class horses like Beholder and Dortmund in the Pacific Classic at Del Mar, romping over a track that was duller than usual and played to late runners almost all day. Race Recap Breeders' Cup California Chrome Classic California Chrome toys with classy rivals in Pacific Classic 1472057482 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2016-08-20T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:7:"Del Mar";s:16:"field_track_code";s:3:"DMR";s:17:"field_race_number";s:1:"9";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Sun, 21 Aug 2016 03:19:52 +0000 Jay Privman 391527 at http://www.drf.com California Chrome romps by five lengths under Victor Espinoza in the Pacific Classic. Emily Shields <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 toys with classy rivals </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jay Privman </div> </div> </div> <p>DEL MAR, Calif.  – It was minutes after California Chrome had won the Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic on Saturday at Del Mar when his trainer, Art Sherman, walked into a media room for a press conference, looked up, caught the eye of someone standing nearby and said, under his breath, “We kind of spooked ’em a little, didn’t we?”</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/california-chrome-toys-classy-rivals-pacific-classic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alabama victory toughens Songbird for challenges that lay ahead http://www.drf.com/news/preview/alabama-victory-toughens-songbird-challenges-lay-ahead After convincingly winning the two Grade 1 route races for 3-year-old fillies at Saratoga, Songbird arrived back in Southern California early Monday morning with her unbeaten record intact and with a hardened core for the more difficult challenges that lay ahead. Track Notes Breeders' Cup Songbird Distaff Alabama victory toughens Songbird for challenges that lay ahead 1471880428 Sun, 21 Aug 2016 20:33:11 +0000 David Grening 391575 at http://www.drf.com Songbird, who got a 95 Beyer Speed Figure for her win in the Alabama, will be pointed to the $1 million Cotillion at Parx on Sept. 24. 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"> Alabama victory toughens Songbird for challenges that lay ahead </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Grening </div> </div> </div> <p>SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - After convincingly winning the two Grade 1 route races for 3-year-old fillies at Saratoga, Songbird arrived back in Southern California early Monday morning with her unbeaten record intact and with a hardened core for the more difficult challenges that lay ahead.</p> <p>Songbird came out of her seven-length victory in Saturday’s Alabama “beautifully,” trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said Sunday afternoon.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/preview/alabama-victory-toughens-songbird-challenges-lay-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p>