Classic

November 03, 2014
Now what? That’s the question Eclipse Award voters will be asking over the next two months after a Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday at Santa Anita that had the promise of emphatically deciding both Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male, but ...
November 01, 2014
A Breeders’ Cup Classic that was set up to be a clean-cut title-decider for Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male instead had a wholly unsatisfying ending Saturday at Santa Anita, where Bayern led from start to finish after clobbering several ...
The roller-coaster ride that was California Chrome’s star-studded 2014 campaign came to a bittersweet end in the gloaming at Santa Anita late Saturday afternoon, where the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner came within a half-length of winning the ...
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.
Trainers Mark Casse, Christophe Clement, Ken McPeek, John Sadler, and Wesley Ward have won a lot of races in their careers. Oddly enough, none of the quintet has won a Breeders’ Cup race.
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.
The tallest participants in the Breeders’ Cup Classic are Rashard Lewis, the two-time NBA all-star who is a co-owner of Cigar Street, and Tonalist, who is looking to end his season with an emphatic slam dunk on Saturday.
October 28, 2014
Shared Belief, the likely favorite for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, and V. E. Day, one of the race’s outsiders, both turned in easy half-mile workouts on Tuesday morning in their final preps for Saturday’s $5 million race.
October 26, 2014
The speedy Bayern and the steady Majestic Harbor both turned in their final works Sunday at Santa Anita for next Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic on a day that saw Cigar Street and Zivo work at Belmont Park and California Chrome arrive at Santa Anita ...
October 25, 2014
Dale Romans has shocked the world. Not himself, mind you. But he has shocked the world. He did it in 2011 in the Breeders’ Cup Mile, where he scored a 64-1 upset with Court Vision when Goldikova was going for an unprecedented fourth straight win in the ...