Breeders' Cup

October 23, 2014
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.
November 05, 2013
Pennsylvania Derby winner Will Take Charge is almost certainly going to be voted 3-year-old champion. That could help bump the $1 million race from a Grade 2 to a Grade 1. Will Take Charge’s Classic run is certainly great advertisement.
November 02, 2013
Owning racehorses is an expensive and risky enterprise, and at the Breeders’ Cup it can be especially daunting. Just ask Paul Viscovich of Los Angeles or Ed Stanco of Malvern, Pa., who operate modest-sized racing stables that rarely get a chance to ...
October 31, 2013
One year ago, the choice for Horse of the Year was settled in the final hour of the Breeders’ Cup. Wise Dan defeated high-class international competition to capture the Mile and establish his supremacy as a grass specialist. When Game On Dude, regarded ...
How tough is it to defend in the Breeders' Classic? Well, 11 have tried and only one succeeded. Fort Larned tries to become the second on Saturday at Santa Anita.
Of the nine Breeders' Cup races Saturday at Santa Anita, the two where it looks like a bettor will have to spread widely are the Turf Sprint and the Sprint.
October 30, 2013
The saving grace of the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint is that, for the fourth time in six years, it will be presented at Santa Anita, which means it must be run at about 6 1/2 furlongs on a downhill course with a right-hand turn that crosses the dirt track ...
October 29, 2013
Everyone has their favorite horses among winners from the six previous times the Breeders' Cup was held at Santa Anita. These are mine.