Classic

YESTERDAY October 24, 2014
Eric Guillot is practicing the voodoo that he knows so well. His attempt to ward off evil spirits worked at Saratoga when he won the Whitney with Moreno, so as part of his preparation for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 1, ...
Shared Belief and Jerry Hollendorfer are made for each other, and they’re made like each other. Seen from afar, in the inky light here at Golden Gate Fields early one morning several days ago, they’re not very imposing. Smallish, even. Yet get up ...
October 23, 2014
Imperative will be a longshot in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita, but his profile was raised exponentially on Thursday when trainer George Papaprodromou said he had secured Frankie Dettori, the multiple British riding ...
It was another perfect morning Thursday for training at Santa Anita, but the action was limited when it came to Breeders’ Cup workers. Only Classic contender Imperative and stablemate Mr. Sexy (on the outside looking in for the Sprint and Turf Sprint) ...
October 22, 2014
California, here they come. Despite one fewer race this year than last, and two fewer than two years ago, pre-entries for this year’s Breeders’ Cup are at an all-time high, with 201 individual horses being pre-entered in the 13 Breeders’ Cup races that ...
October 21, 2014
V. E. Day, the Travers winner, worked seven furlongs in 1:27.23 Tuesday morning over the Belmont Park training track, his last serious move before the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita.
Shared Belief was scheduled to have four works here at Golden Gate Fields between last month’s Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita, and next week’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, also at Santa Anita. But there was no doubt the work on Tuesday morning was the ...
October 20, 2014
What a month it was for Jake Ballis and his longtime friend, NBA star Rashard Lewis. Partners in a small stable, they won three stakes in that relatively short time frame, capped by White Rose grinding out another victory Sunday in the $125,000 Dowager ...
The addition to the Breeders’ Cup Classic of V. E. Day, withdrawals of Noble Moon and Tapiture, and penultimate works from Bayern, Footbridge, Majestic Harbor, Cigar Street, and Tonalist capped a flurry of activity in the 24 hours leading up to the ...
October 19, 2014
Tonalist, the Belmont Stakes and Jockey Club Gold Cup winner, worked five furlongs in 1:00.56 over the Belmont main track Sunday morning in preparation for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.