November 05, 2016
When Tourist ran in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita, he nearly took a tour of the parking lot on the first turn. Breaking from post 13, he was pushed even farther out around the bend, his race over barely after it had started. Two years ...
November 03, 2016
The story of the 2016 Breeders' Cup already may have been written by the half-dozen world-class fillies and mares who have made this party something to remember. Never before has the Santa Anita Park backstretch been home to such depth of female ...
November 02, 2016
If there were wagering on which jockey will earn the Bill Shoemaker Award for outstanding rider at the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita, Mike Smith would have to be considered the favorite. But Julien Leparoux is among the other riders with a legitimate ...
Last Saturday at Belmont Park, Jose Ortiz won both divisions of a maiden race for 2-year-olds, and the horse he wasn't even scheduled to ride may turn out to be racing's next big star. That's the type of year it has been for Ortiz, who has emerged as ...
October 31, 2016
When the English jockey Harry Bentley stepped off the plane Sunday at LAX, it was onto terra incognita. Not only has Bentley never ridden a race in this country, he had not even been here until this week.
On the face of things, it will be a fairly standard Saturday for Mort Fink. He and his wife, Elaine, in their suburban Chicago home, will flip on a racing channel and place some bets.
October 30, 2016
Bill Mott was dead lame Sunday morning, but the two horses he worked for the Breeders’ Cup, Carina Mia and Tourist, looked much better.
October 29, 2016
Barring an unexpected change of heart come entry day on Monday, Curalina will run in Friday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita and not in the $1 million Filly and Mare Sprint, her connections indicated Saturday.
October 28, 2016
Tepin put in her final maintenance move in advance of her Breeders' Cup Mile defense on Friday morning, leading a bevy of workers for trainer Mark Casse in the pre-dawn darkness at Churchill Downs.
October 27, 2016
Trainer Kenny Black, once a jockey of considerable renown, will be running a horse in the Breeders' Cup for the first time on Nov. 5, when he saddles What a View in the $2 million Mile against the best the U.S. and Europe have to offer.