It is said that cats have nine lives. The connections of Courageous Cat are hoping that a second chance is enough. The regally bred 5-year-old will again face Goldikova in the Breeders' Cup Mile.
More photos from John Gilmore, as Goldikova tries for her fourth BC Mile victory. read blog
Shane Ryan, president of Castleton Lyons, announced Oct. 27 that Gio Ponti will run in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) rather than the Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs Nov. 5.
Freddy Head is confident his 6-year-old old mare can pull off a fourth BC Mile win.
B.J. Wright and Trainer Mike Pender enjoy a phenomenal week with Jeranimo and Ultimate Eagle. read blog
Looking forward to pre-entering his first-ever Breeders' Cup starter, trainer Mike Pender sent out Oak Tree Mile (gr. IIT) winner Jeranimo out for a half-mile drill over Santa Anita's main track Oct. 22.
Always close to the leaders, Jeranimo got the jump on Mr. Commons and proved to be too much for the 4-5 favorite to handle, winning the $150,000 Oak Tree Mile (gr. IIT) in brisk fashion at Santa Anita Oct. 8.
Northern Dancer's influence on the Breeders' Cup Mile is significant, and six of the eight entries in the grade I Shadwell Turf Mile have Northern Dancer in their sire lines.
Trainer of three-time Eclipse champion and 2010 BC Mile runner-up feels the Mile is again the best spot for the 6-year-old horse.
The column is about the Gold Cup's influence on the Breeders' Cup Classic and how to approach the race, as prestigious as it is, with the Classic in mind. read blog
Jon and Joel discuss the Garden City Stakes, Goldikova, and reveal the BC Mile Top 5. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. watch video
In a heart-pounding finish to the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT), Turallure, a son of 2003 Canadian Triple Crown winner Wando, got up at the wire in his Woodbine debut Sept. 18.
The Queen Anne (Eng-I) winner likely will square off against Goldikova at Churchill Downs, the connections said June 15.
The 6-year-old Australian-bred mare Sacred Choice became the first horse to qualify for the 2011 TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) following her two-length victory April 16 in the Emirates Doncaster Mile (Aus-I).
Goldikova is one of the finalists for Horse of the Year. Read More
The amazing mare Goldikova unleashed a huge turn of foot in the stretch and overtook the leaders of the TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) as she became the first-ever three-time consecutive winner of a World Championships race.
Juddmonte Farms' homebred Proviso is a bit of a late bloomer, but she seems to be reaching her peak heading into the $2 million TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs Nov. 6.
Trainer Freddy Head is confident about Goldikova's chances for a "three-peat" in the TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs.
Goldikova, making her bid to become the first three-time Breeders' Cup winner, drew post 10 for the TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).
Richard Hannon is staying in England while his charge runs in the TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs.
Gio Ponti, the gutsy horse who finished second to Zenyatta in the 2009 Breeders' Cup Classic, will not be taking another shot at the super mare in this year's race Nov. 6 and will run in the Mile instead.
A Little Warm, winner of the July 31 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga, suffered condylar fractures to both front legs Oct. 21 and will most likely be retired from racing, his connections told the Daily Racing Form.
Multiple Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti is bound for the BC, but for which race? Read More
Breeders' Cup hopeful Rip Van Winkle has been retired after suffering slight setback
As of now, here are some of the top horses thought to be aiming toward a star-studded Mile. Read Blog
Breeders' Cup Mile winner's battle with laminitis nearing a happy ending; may be discharged as early as next week.
Goldikova, a 2009 Eclipse Award and Cartier Award winner for brothers Alain and Gerard Wertheimer, might make her 5-year-old debut at England's Royal Ascot meeting in June.
- By Ron Mitchell
Four-year-old filly defended her title in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita; won three group I races in Europe.
It seems impossible to think that a little more than four months ago Kip Deville, the 2007 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) victor and four-time grade I winner, was competing in a stakes race at Saratoga.
Goldikova looks to become the fourth horse to repeat in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).
Trainer Freddie Head confirmed on Oct. 7 that Goldikova will return to Santa Anita to defend her crown in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Nov. 7.
After a couple of close tries earlier this year, trainer Ben Cecil warned that Ferneley would win a big race before all was said and done. That day came Aug. 29 when the Irish-bred 5-year-old swept past his tiring rivals to score a 1 1/2-length win in the $238,000 Del Mar Mile (gr. IIT).
Monterey Jazz gets back to his favorite distance and is reunited with former jockey David Flores for the $300,000 Del Mar Mile (gr. IIT) Aug. 29.
Heading for a second appearance in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) this fall, the brilliant filly Goldikova showed that she is at the top of her game following a smashing repeat victory in the Prix Rothschild (Fr-I) at Deauville Aug 2.
The Breeders' Cup and TVG announced July 16 a multi-year agreement renewing TVG as an official media partner of the Breeders' Cup World Championships. As part of the agreement, TVG will remain the exclusive marketing partner in the ADW category and become title sponsor of the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).
Sight Winner became the first horse to qualify for this year's Breeders Cup Mile (gr. IT) following his shocking victory over Egyptian Ra in the HK$12 million Champions Mile (HK-I) at soggy Sha Tin Race Course April 26.
European challenger Goldikova, undefeated in her previous three starts in French group races, won the Breeders' Cup Mile with a thrilling burst of speed in mid-stretch. Trainer Freddie Head becomes the first person to win a Breeders' Cup World Championship race as a jockey(Miesque, 1987-88) and now as a trainer.
It was another sun-splashed morning at Santa Anita Oct. 24 as a large contingent of horsemen, fans, and media awaited the first day of the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Freddie Head knows all about winning the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT). He did so twice -- as a jockey -- with the filly Miesque in 1987-88. Now he's trying to win a championship as a trainer with Goldikova.
European trainers discussed the strengths of their Breeders' Cup contenders, the largest number from overseas since 1994. Several said they would not have made the trip if the main track had a dirt instead of a synthetic surface.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien discussed the chances of his eight Breeders' Cup contenders, who were followed by a throng of media after their morning walks on the track.
It won't be easy given the competition, but the connections of Kip Deville believe the 5-year-old horse has an excellent chance to become the fourth repeat winner of the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).
Oklahoma-bred Kip Deville has come a long way since November 2005, when he broke his maiden at Remington Park in his career debut.
Big Brown continued his preparation for the $5-million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), breezing six furlongs on the turf at Aqueduct in 1:14 3/5 with exercise rider Michelle Nevin aboard.
Zayat Stables' Thorn Song broke to an early lead and never relinquished it, wiring a full field in the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 4 on the Keeneland turf. The victory earned the 5-year-old son of Unbridled's Song an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Mile later this month at Santa Anita.
Jockey Garrett Gomez guided favorite Hyperbaric to victory in the $200,000 Oak Tree Mile (gr. IIT) to collect his 3,000th career win in impressive style at Santa Anita Sept. 28.
Jack Preston, owner of Prestonwood Racing, and trainer Julio Canani could have another shot at the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) in their future with Hyperbaric, who appears to be the horse to beat in the $200,000 Oak Tree Mile (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita turf Sept. 28.
Rahy's Attorney pulled off a shocker in the $1-million Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) Sept. 7, taking over in mid-turn and then powering to a 1 1/4-length victory under Slade Callaghan while 1-2 favorite Kip Deville faded to fifth.
John Yuen's 6-year-old gelding Good Ba Ba solidified his reputation as the top miler in the Far East Sunday by capturing the HK$1-million Champions Mile (HK-I) at Sha Tin and becomes the first horse to qualify for the 2008 Breeders' Cup World Championships through the Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" Challenge series.
Crossing the Line, sidelined after winning the Del Mar Mile Handicap (gr. IIT), is gearing up for a return at the races at the upcoming Hollywood Park spring/summer meet, which gets under way April 23.
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