October 31, 2015
For all the accolades Runhappy received immediately after his record-setting, three-quarter-length victory over four-time Grade 1 winner Private Zone in Saturday’s $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Keeneland, nobody paid him a bigger compliment than ...
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 ...
Every elite athlete should do this poorly on their way down. Folks can say what they want about Edgar Prado in the twilight of his career, but the fact is the 48-year-old jockey can still ride with the best.
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 25, 2015
Masochistic had his final workout at Santa Anita on Sunday in advance of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Keeneland next Saturday. The two-time stakes winner worked five furlongs in 58.40 seconds without company, the fastest of 50 recorded works at the ...
October 23, 2015
Trainer Linda Rice had pre-entered both La Verdad and Palace to Breeders’ Cup races next weekend, but said Friday that she intended to run both in stakes races at Belmont Park this Saturday instead.
October 21, 2015
A couple of hours before the pre-entries for the 13 Breeders’ Cup races were announced, Runhappy announced himself as one of the horses to beat in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, putting on a sensational display of speed over a glib Keeneland main track on ...
Favorite Tale will unquestionably have taken the most circuitous route before getting into the starting gate for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Keeneland.
October 18, 2015
Masochistic, fourth in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship on Oct. 3, worked five furlongs in 59.40 seconds on Sunday, his second-to-last workout before the BC Sprint on Oct. 31.
Long before the NFL kicked off its schedule of games later that afternoon, a trio of Breeders’ Cup trainers called audibles of their own on a frigid Sunday morning at Keeneland.