Classic

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.
June 13, 2015
Noble Bird, a rapidly improving 4-year-old colt, turned back Lea in the desperate final yards Saturday night to win the 34th running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs.
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.
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 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.