Buoyed by an 11% increase in total commingled pari-mutul handle for the Breeders' Cup World Championships, wagering on U.S. races improved 4.37% in November compared with the same month last year.
New York shipper Last Gunfighter earned his fourth graded stakes win of the year, closing to get the job done in the $350,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Hawthorne Racecourse Nov. 30.
Jockey John Velazquez, who is recuperating from injuries suffered Nov. 2 when when his mount Secret Compass broke down during the running of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), reports he expects a full recovery.
- By Steve Haskin
Steve Haskin, senior correspondent for The Blood-Horse, discusses his insight and thoughts on this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships and year-end honors.
Getting back into the swing of things with some photos from Breeders' Cup weekend. read blog
Grade I winner Centralinteligence underwent successful surgery after sustaining a condylar fracture during the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) Nov. 1 and has an excellent chance to return to racing, said trainer Ron Ellis.
Lenny and Steve look back at the Breeders' Cup, including Santa Anita as a venue, repeat winners, Wise Dan, top training jobs, and what Gary Stevens told Steve after the Classic. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
There isn't a horse in the world he can't catch and there isn't a horse in the world that can catch him. You can't get things any simpler and easier than that. Watch Video
It couldn't have ended any other way. There simply was too much magic at work. read blog
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Mucho Macho Man returned to his Gulfstream Park base just before noon Nov. 6 following a cross-country flight from Southern California.
Santa Anita shines as Breeders' Cup host. read blog
The California Horse Racing Board said Nov. 4 all urine and blood samples collected from horses in the Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita Park have tested negative.
Team Valor International said its recent private purchase Mexikoma, who rallied well to finish a close-up sixth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Nov. 2, is headed to Florida to prepare for his 3-year-old season.
- By Ron Mitchell
Trackside Farm's Tom Evans talks about the champion mare Groupie Doll. "People have been waiting in line...It's an honor to represent her at the sale." watch video
The Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), televised in prime time on the East Coast by NBC, took a substantial fall from year-ago numbers, registering a rating of 1.4, down from 2.2 last year, according to numbers released Nov. 4.
Evan Hammonds takes us through the highlights of Breeders' Cup weekend. Review the Juvenile races, the Distaff and Classic as well as several other gems. watch video
Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez, injured in the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), was resting a day later after undergoing surgery on his spleen, according to a Jockeys' Guild official.
Propelled by three wins over the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 1-2, Mike Smith won his second Bill Shoemaker Award in a row as the most outstanding jockey of the 30th edition of the event at Santa Anita.
A winner of six of seven starts this year with his Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) victory Nov. 2, Wise Dan deserves repeat Horse of the Year honors, his trainer Charlie LoPresti said the morning after the race.
After a thrilling nose victory by Mucho Macho Man in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), trainer Kathy Ritvo can finally face the disappointment of his close second-place finish behind Fort Larned in last year's Classic.
Twenty-four hours after the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park, the race results were casting a bright glow at the Fasig-Tipton November and Keeneland November mixed sales in Lexington.
- By Esther Marr
Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning talks about the quality of this year's November sale. Boyd talks about the broodmare and weanling market, explains the buzz at Breeders' Cup, and how the event energizes the industry. watch video
Images from the 2013 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita. View Slideshow
View the images of an exciting Saturday race card from day 2 of the Breeders' Cup. view slideshow
Lenny Shulman recaps the Breeders' Cup Day 2 results, including Mucho Macho Man's win in the Classic. Watch Video
Comments from the connections of 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic Winner Mucho Macho Man. Watch Video
Strong wagering on Nov. 2 fueled an 11% increase in total commingled pari-mutuel handle for the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park, according to figures released by the organization.
Comments from the connections of Wise Dan after his repeat performance in the Breeders' Cup Mile. Watch Video
- By Ron Mitchell
Trainer Kathy Ritvo discusses Breeders' Cup Classic contender Mucho Macho Man. Watch Video
Comments from the connections of New Year's Day, winner of the 2013 Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Watch Video
Comments from the connections of Magician, after his win in the Breeders' Cup Turf. Watch Video
Morton Fink's Wise Dan, taken much farther back than usual given a blistering early pace, circled rivals on the far turn and drew away late to win the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Nov. 2 at Santa Anita for the second year.
Comments from the connections of Mizdirection, repeat winner of the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. Watch Video
Comments from the connections of Groupie Doll, winner of the 2013 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint. Watch Video
Comments from the connections of Ria Antonia, winner of the 2013 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Filllies. Watch Video
The connections of Dank talk about her win in the Filly and Mare Turf. Watch Video
Mizdirection defended her title in the $1 million GEICO Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park, taking down Reneesgotzip and Tightend Touchdown with a brilliant stretch run.
Groupie Doll shot down any criticism she wasn't the same this year with a game off-the-pace victory in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2.
Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) winner Dank delivered as the 3-5 favorite in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park, stringing together back-to-back grade I scores on the American lawn.
After a stewards' inquiry into bumping in the stretch, longshot Ria Antonia was placed first in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park.
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Breeders' Cup Classic. watch video
Steve shares his picks for Saturday's Breeders' Cup races. read blog
The Brisnet.com Ultimate Guide To Picking Horses On Top read blog
Multiple graded stakes winner Caracortado will miss the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) with a foot injury, trainer Mike Machowsky confirmed Nov. 2.
Images from the races of day 1 of the Breeders' Cup 2013. View Slideshow
Comments from the connections of Distaff winner Beholder. Watch Video
Smooth as silk under jockey Gary Stevens, Beholder vanquished both two-time champion Royal Delta and Princess of Sylmar while rolling to an open-lengths victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) Nov. 1.
Evan Hammonds recaps the action on Day 1 of the 2013 Breeders' Cup, including Beholder's win in the Distaff. Watch Video
I felt the deep satisfaction that comes from knowing a horse is good, from knowing you've witnessed his best moments. The 2012 Mile was proof a great runner can come from anywhere.
Breeders' Cup reported that total commingled pari-mutuel handle for its Nov. 1 program at Santa Anita Park on Friday was up 8% from 2012.
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