September 03, 2015
With the belief that American Pharoah “deserves the chance to be in the sport’s premier year-end event,” his owner and breeder, Ahmed Zayat, confirmed Thursday that American Pharoah would remain in training and point to the Breeders’ Cup Classic, ...
September 01, 2015
Honor Code, the Metropolitan Handicap and Whitney Stakes winner, will “most likely” make his next start in the Grade 2, $400,000 Kelso Handicap, a one-mile race at Belmont Park on Oct. 3, trainer Shug McGaughey said Tuesday.
Gleneagles, one of the best horses in Europe, is being pointed to the Breeders’ Cup Classic, trainer Aidan O’Brien announced Tuesday. The 3-year-old colt, winner of the English 2000 Guineas in May, has been a miler during his excellent overseas career, ...
August 23, 2015
Trainer Richard Mandella said the Grade 1 Zenyatta, exclusively for females, at Santa Anita on Sept. 26, is the most-obvious spot to run Beholder next; she has won it the last two years. As for whether Beholder then goes to Keeneland for the Breeders’ ...
August 22, 2015
Beholder made Del Mar history on Saturday with an emphatic win in Saturday’s $1 million Pacific Classic, becoming the first female to win the track’s signature race.
July 19, 2015
With the Haskell Invitational two weeks away, Mike Dempsey, Monmouth Park’s director of racing, and stakes coordinator Dan Dufford are beating the bushes to round up rivals to take on Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.
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.
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.