DRF.com | Special Events: Breeders' Cup http://www.drf.com/feeds/xml/news-categories/breeders%27-cup en No BC Juvenile Turf contestant for Pletcher http://www.drf.com/news/preview/no-bc-juvenile-turf-contestant-pletcher Trainer Todd Pletcher will not have a runner in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf on Nov. 3. Track Notes Breeders' Cup Hazit Keen Ice Maraud Orbolution Seabhac Juvenile Turf No BC Juvenile Turf contestant for Pletcher 1508445800 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:56:18 +0000 David Grening 423076 at http://www.drf.com Pilgrim Stakes winner Seabhac is getting some time off and will miss the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf. 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>ELMONT, N.Y. – Todd Pletcher will not have a runner in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf on Nov. 3 after two potential candidates were deemed to need additional time and a third did not work to satisfaction Thursday morning over the Belmont turf course.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/preview/no-bc-juvenile-turf-contestant-pletcher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> King: YouTube tells the tales of Breeders' Cup contenders http://www.drf.com/news/preview/king-youtube-tells-tales-breeders-cup-contenders Trip handicappers looking to get started on their Breeders' Cup note-taking and opinions need not wait until entries for the races are drawn. There is plenty of time to gain visual observations of horses being pointed toward the Breeders' Cup if one knows where to look: YouTube. Handicapping Columns Breeders' Cup Queen's Trust Seahenge Filly & Mare Turf King: YouTube tells the tales of Breeders' Cup contenders 1508445322 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:40:18 +0000 Byron King 423068 at http://www.drf.com Queen's Trust, shown winning last year's Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf, had a troubled trip at Chantilly last out. Emily Shields <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Byron King </div> </div> </div> <p>Trip handicappers looking to get started on their Breeders’ Cup note-taking and opinions need not wait until entries for the races are drawn. There is plenty of time to gain visual observations of horses being pointed toward the Breeders’ Cup if one knows where to look: YouTube.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/preview/king-youtube-tells-tales-breeders-cup-contenders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bal a Bali training well for Breeders' Cup Mile http://www.drf.com/news/preview/bal-bali-training-well-breeders-cup-mile The turf miler Bal a Bali worked six furlongs in 1:13 at Santa Anita on Thursday, leading trainer Richard Mandella to plan for a start in the Breeders' Cup Mile at Del Mar on Nov. 4. Track Notes Breeders' Cup Bal a Bali Battle of Midway Retro Soi Phet Unique Bella Mile Bal a Bali training well for Breeders' Cup Mile 1508443934 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2017-10-21T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:11:"Santa Anita";s:16:"field_track_code";s:2:"SA";s:17:"field_race_number";s:1:"0";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:06:18 +0000 Steve Andersen 423054 at http://www.drf.com Bal a Bali wins the Shoemaker Mile at Santa Anita in June. 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>ARCADIA, Calif. – The turf miler Bal a Bali worked six furlongs in 1:13 at Santa Anita on Thursday, and trainer Richard Mandella confirmed he will start in the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Del Mar on Nov. 4.</p> <p>Bal a Bali was sixth in the Grade 2 Del Mar Mile on Aug. 20 in his most recent start, but has worked to Mandella’s satisfaction in recent weeks.</p> <p>“He looked really good,” Mandella said. “He runs well fresh.”</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/preview/bal-bali-training-well-breeders-cup-mile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ribchester vs. the elements in Queen Elizabeth II http://www.drf.com/news/ribchester-vs-elements-queen-elizabeth-ii Ribchester was beaten a half-length by the excellent filly Minding a year ago in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, but on Saturday he is the one to beat in the last major mile race of the European season. International Breeders' Cup Caravaggio Harry Angel Order of St George Ribchester Mile Ribchester vs. the elements in Queen Elizabeth II 1508441777 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:36:17 +0000 Marcus Hersh 423067 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> <p>Ribchester was beaten a half-length by the excellent filly Minding a year ago in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, but on Saturday he is the one to beat in the last major mile race of the European season. </p><p>Ribchester is one of 15 runners in the QE II, a straight-course mile worth $1.3 million that’s co-featured on British Champions Day at Ascot. </p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/ribchester-vs-elements-queen-elizabeth-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arrogate, Gun Runner get serious in works for Breeders' Cup Classic http://www.drf.com/news/preview/arrogate-gun-runner-get-serious-works-breeders-cup-classic With the Breeders' Cup Classic less than three weeks away, the tone of workouts for Arrogate and Gun Runner was cranked up a notch Monday morning at Santa Anita, with both putting in demanding drills in company designed to have them at their best for a showdown for Horse of the Year on Nov. 4 at Del Mar. Track Notes Breeders' Cup Arrogate Classic Gun Runner Arrogate, Gun Runner get serious in works for Breeders' Cup Classic 1508423416 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:50:16 +0000 Jay Privman 422818 at http://www.drf.com Arrogate works six furlongs in 1:13.20 under Rafael Bejarano at Santa Anita on Monday. 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"> Arrogate, Gun Runner get serious in works </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>ARCADIA, Calif. – With the Breeders’ Cup Classic less than three weeks away, the tone of workouts for Arrogate and Gun Runner was cranked up a notch Monday morning at Santa Anita, with both putting in demanding drills in company designed to have them at their best for a showdown for Horse of the Year on Nov. 4 at Del Mar.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/preview/arrogate-gun-runner-get-serious-works-breeders-cup-classic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint: Mongolian Saturday takes his road show to Del Mar http://www.drf.com/news/breeders-cup-turf-sprint-mongolian-saturday-takes-his-road-show-del-mar At this point, new frontiers have become hard to find for Mongolian Saturday. Somehow, Mongolian Saturday finds one more box to check in this year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. Track Notes Breeders' Cup Mongolian Saturday Turf Sprint Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint: Mongolian Saturday takes his road show to Del Mar 1508417968 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:50:33 +0000 Joe Nevills 422916 at http://www.drf.com Mongolian Saturday will be racing at his 17th track when he runs in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint at Del Mar. 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"> Mongolian Saturday takes his road show to Del Mar </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Joe Nevills </div> </div> </div> <p>At this point, new frontiers have become hard to find for Mongolian Saturday.</p> <p>Over his five years of racing, the 7-year-old Any Given Saturday gelding has run for a $25,000 tag and won a Breeders’ Cup race. He has competed at 16 different tracks in the United States, England, and Hong Kong; raced over dirt, turf and synthetic; and entered the gate for races from 4 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/8 miles, from bullrings to the Santa Anita downhill course.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/breeders-cup-turf-sprint-mongolian-saturday-takes-his-road-show-del-mar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile: Accelerate looking fit despite layoff http://www.drf.com/news/preview/breeders-cup-dirt-mile-accelerate-looking-fit-despite-layoff Accelerate outran his 42-1 odds when third behind Tamarkuz and Gun Runner in last year's Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. He'll be considered a prime player when the Grade 1, $1 million race is renewed Nov. 3 at Del Mar. Track Notes Breeders' Cup Accelerate Dirt Mile Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile: Accelerate looking fit despite layoff 1508363345 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:46:23 +0000 Mary Rampellini 422948 at http://www.drf.com Accelerate earned a 109 Beyer for his win in the San Diego Handicap. 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"> BC Dirt Mile: Accelerate looking fit despite layoff </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mary Rampellini </div> </div> </div> <p>Accelerate outran his 42-1 odds when third behind Tamarkuz and Gun Runner in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. He’ll be considered a prime player when the Grade 1, $1 million race is renewed Nov. 3 at Del Mar.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/preview/breeders-cup-dirt-mile-accelerate-looking-fit-despite-layoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf: U S Navy Flag potential favorite http://www.drf.com/news/preview/breeders-cup-juvenile-turf-u-s-navy-flag-potential-favorite Trainer Aidan O'Brien has won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf three times in the race's 10-year history, and he figures to have the favorite for the 2017 edition at Del Mar if U S Navy Flag comes to run. Track Notes Breeders' Cup U S Navy Flag Juvenile Turf Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf: U S Navy Flag potential favorite 1508362933 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:30:21 +0000 Marcus Hersh 422992 at http://www.drf.com Zuma Beach Stakes winner My Boy Jack is among the top U.S. hopes in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf. Shigeki Kikkawa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marcus Hersh </div> </div> </div> <p>Trainer Aidan O’Brien has won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf three times in the race’s 10-year history, and he figures to have the favorite for the 2017 edition at Del Mar if U S Navy Flag comes to run.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/preview/breeders-cup-juvenile-turf-u-s-navy-flag-potential-favorite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breeders' Cup Juvenile: Rivelli has high expectations for The Tabulator http://www.drf.com/news/preview/breeders-cup-juvenile-rivelli-has-high-expectations-tabulator Trainer Larry Rivelli will be back in this year's $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile and is expecting big things from The Tabulator. Track Notes Breeders' Cup Bahamian Bolt d'Oro Montauk Run Away The Tabulator Juvenile Breeders' Cup Juvenile: Rivelli has high expectations for The Tabulator 1508362472 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:56:18 +0000 David Grening 422962 at http://www.drf.com The Tabulator is 3 for 3 including a win around two turns in the Grade 3 Iroquois. Churchill Downs/Coady Photography <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"> BC Juvenile: High expectations for The Tabulator </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>Two years ago, trainer Larry Rivelli ran Cocked and Loaded in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, and the 16-1 shot ran a creditable fifth behind Nyquist, beaten just a length for third.</p> <p>This year, Rivelli will be back in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, and he’s expecting even better things from The Tabulator.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/preview/breeders-cup-juvenile-rivelli-has-high-expectations-tabulator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breeders' Cup Mile: Will Ribchester run on short rest? http://www.drf.com/news/preview/breeders-cup-mile-will-ribchester-run-short-rest Trainer Richard Fahey has been saying for weeks that it wouldn't be possible to commit Ribchester to the Breeders' Cup Mile at Del Mar on Nov. 4 before the horse ran in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes this Saturday at Ascot. But this week, Fahey opened the door to a fall campaign that could have Ribchester headed to Japan rather than California. Track Notes Breeders' Cup Bal a Bali Ballagh Rocks Decorated Knight Ribchester World Approval Mile Breeders' Cup Mile: Will Ribchester run on short rest? 1508361199 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:10:17 +0000 Marcus Hersh 422980 at http://www.drf.com Woodbine Mile winner World Approval might be favored in the Breeders' Cup Mile. 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"> BC Mile: Will Ribchester run on short rest? </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> <p>Trainer Richard Fahey has been saying for weeks that it wouldn’t be possible to commit Ribchester to the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Del Mar on Nov. 4 before the horse ran in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Saturday at Ascot. This week, Fahey opened the door to a fall campaign that could have Ribchester headed to Japan instead of California.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/preview/breeders-cup-mile-will-ribchester-run-short-rest" target="_blank">read more</a></p>