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Allow me to echo the widespread praise for the job Del Mar did hosting the Breeders’ Cup. The only bone I have to pick with the whole deal concerned the Del Mar main track, which had a bias all four racing days I was there.Full Story >>
October 29, 2017
There was action aplenty on all fronts, turf and dirt, at Del Mar on Sunday, with 19 potential Breeders’ Cup starters recording works during the busiest day yet at the site of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup.
The young man on the backstretch viewing stand next to the Del Mar racing oval had a question for several passersby, both on foot and horseback, late during training hours Sunday: “How is the turf?”
In these parts, “surf and turf” is related to our favorite hometown racetrack, not putting steak and lobster on the same plate. Fortunately, you can combine the best of both worlds this week, for with the Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar for the first time ...
Wesley Ward ran six horses in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup. Two won, three finished second, and the other third. It doesn’t really get much better than that, but Ward is exuding confidence in the three horses he plans to start in Breeders’ Cup races Friday ...
Mor Spirit’s performance in winning the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park four months ago was nothing short of brilliant. But it certainly took a toll on Mor Spirit, who has not run since.
The undefeated Bolt d’Oro breezed five furlongs in 1:01.96 Sunday morning at Santa Anita, his final preparation for his start as the expected overwhelming favorite in Saturday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Del Mar.
Bill Mott has won the Breeders’ Cup Distaff five times, and it appears he’ll have a strong chance to make it a six-pack Friday, the way Elate has been training since arriving at Del Mar.
When he starts in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Turf at Del Mar, Itsinthepost will be overlooked, despite a win in the Grade 2 John Henry Turf Championship at Santa Anita on Oct. 1. The focus will be on runners from New York or Europe.
October 28, 2017
Two-year-olds took center stage at Del Mar on Saturday, with three of the nine Breeders’ Cup workouts during the morning turned in by horses pointing for the Juvenile, including Free Drop Billy and Hollywood Star for trainer Dale Romans.
Trainer Dale Romans decided to send his Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runners out to California several weeks in front of the Breeders’ Cup, and the decision appears to be agreeing with Free Drop Billy.