Breeders' Cup

June 13, 2015
Frivolous must like being an underdog at Churchill Down. Some 6 1/2 months after winning the Grade 3 Falls City Handicap at Churchill Downs at 19-1 odds on Nov. 27, she upset Saturday night’s Grade 2, $200,000 Fleur De Lis Handicap at 32-1.
Talco proved to be the spoiler in an expected showdown between Midnight Storm and Bal a Bali in Saturday’s $400,000 Shoemaker Mile at Santa Anita, scoring a 13-1 upset in the turf race.
October 30, 2014
Like most of the 13 Breeders’ Cup events Friday and Saturday, the Classic is a competitive race, a challenging puzzle for handicappers.
October 29, 2014
I prefer Tonalist and Bayern to the two favorites, Shared Belief and California Chrome, among the 3-year-olds in the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Trainer Keith Desormeaux will take three shots at Breeders' Cup glory with his brother, jockey Kent, in the saddle.
With the elimination of the Juvenile Sprint last year and the Marathon this year, Breeders’ Cup Friday is down to four races, and they are largely devoid of championship implications. They do, however, comprise a very playable pick-4 that concludes ...
October 23, 2014
It’s time to meet the 201 pre-entrants for the 13 Breeders’ Cup races next Friday and Saturday at Santa Anita. It is, as always, a dazzling group in the aggregate, though skewing a little poorer at the top end than in most years.
They weren’t bluffing, those Euros. When they threatened several years ago that Santa Anita’s switch back to a dirt main track would stick a fork in half the Breeders’ Cup program, at least in terms of European participation, they definitely meant what ...
October 17, 2014
The Breeders' Cup will go on, although when it comes time to the run Mile, trainer Charlie LoPresti is forgiven if he finds something else to do, like mend a fence, check the sumps, or go sit in the corner of Wise Dan’s stall and dream of what might ...
October 16, 2014
A day before Wise Dan was declared out of the Breeders’ Cup last Tuesday, he was 6-1 in William Hill’s future-book wagering to win his third straight Horse of the Year title, the third choice behind Shared Belief at 8-5 and California Chrome at 5-2.