Breeders' Cup

YESTERDAY October 12, 2015
Trainer Christophe Clement still has no clue why Hard Not to Like ran so poorly in the Grade 1 Rodeo Drive at Santa Anita, and he isn’t sure where to run her next. But after her work Sunday morning at Belmont Park, he is leaving the option open for a ...
Honor Code, third in the Grade 2 Kelso on Oct. 3, was back on the work tab Monday morning, drilling five furlongs in 1:00.56 over the Belmont Park main track.
Though Artemis Agrotera has not raced this year, trainer Mike Hushion is pointing her to the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint on Oct. 31 at Keeneland, and he isn’t doing it on a whim.
Trainer David Fawkes said Sheer Drama will have her final work for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at Gulfstream Park West.
A consultation with attending veterinarian Robert Hunt was planned for early this week to determine whether Ageless can resume training soon enough to make the Oct. 31 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, trainer Arnaud Delacour said Monday.
Salama didn’t win her North American debut Saturday, but trainer Charlie LoPresti was pleased nonetheless with how the 3-year-old filly performed when closing stoutly to be second behind Lavender Chrissie in a 1 1/8-mile optional claimer at Keeneland.
Noted racing surface specialist Mick Peterson was scheduled to return to Keeneland Race Course early this week to reassess the safety of the main track in the wake of four fatal equine breakdowns during the meet as the Breeders’ Cup approaches.
Breeders’ Cup Sprint candidate Ivan Fallunovalot is scheduled to work over the weekend at his Remington Park base, trainer Tom Howard said.
October 10, 2015
Smooth Roller, the winner of the Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita on Sept. 26, will have his first start outside of California in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland on Oct. 31, a race jockey Tyler Baze wishes would arrive sooner.
Rock Fall, a multiple Grade 1 winner who figured as one of the favorites for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, was euthanized after suffering a catastrophic leg injury when galloping out from a workout Saturday on the main track at Keeneland.