Barbara D. Livingston
Vosburgh winner Takaful (above) and American Pastime might be the only 3-year-olds in the field for the Breeders' Cup Sprint.
Despite the fact three of the five most recent renewals of the Breeders' Cup Sprint have been won by 3-year-olds, it is quite possible as few as only two sophomores, Takaful and American Pastime, will contest this year's edition Nov. 4 at Del Mar.Full Story >>
October 16, 2017
Drefong is the defending winner of the Breeders' Cup Sprint, and judging by the way he worked Monday, he is going to be all set for a defense of his victory on Nov. 4 at Del Mar.
October 11, 2017
In a race where a couple of fringe players generally come out of the woodwork at the last moment, the nucleus for this year's Breeders' Cup Sprint field is now set.
October 07, 2017
Mind Your Biscuits picked up the pace in his preparations for the Breeders' Cup Sprint by working a sharp half-mile in 46.72 seconds Saturday morning over the Belmont Park main track.
October 04, 2017
Early this year, Whitmore was the talk of the sprint division, opening his campaign with four consecutive victories, including a pair of Grade 3 wins, that vaulted him into the upper echelon of the division.
September 29, 2017
On Oct. 7, Ransom the Moon can solidify his status among the nation's sprinters when he has a final prep race for the BC Sprint in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship.
September 27, 2017
One trainer, when recently asked if his Breeders' Cup hopeful would be pointed to the Sprint or the Dirt Mile, said he'd chosen the Dirt Mile, adding that one reason was because he didn't think he could beat “that freak” in the Sprint. When asked if he ...
September 20, 2017
Leading Breeders' Cup Sprint contenders Drefong, Mind Your Biscuits and Imperial Hint all are currently on schedule to simply train up to the six-furlong race on Nov. 4 at Del Mar.
October 29, 2015
When the management of Liam’s Map made the decision to duck the $5 million Classic and run instead in the $1 million Dirt Mile on Friday, and then the scratch Thursday of Beholder, the complexion of the main event changed significantly. The field of ...
October 27, 2015
The 32nd Breeders’ Cup figures to be dominated by men who are well established at the upper echelon of the training profession. Hall of Famers Bob Baffert and Richard Mandella will saddle the leading contenders in the $5 million Classic. Earlier on ...
October 01, 2015
Jockey Flavien Prat was up and about just nine days after his Los Alamitos accident and in attendance for the Santa Anita opening weekend, wearing a back brace and a brave smile. When you’re a 23-year-old athlete, a little thing like five broken ...