Head began his assault on the storied grass race in 1987-88, riding Miesque, then saddled Goldikova to three consecutive victories in 2008-10 after beginning a training career. Now, Goldikova's full brother could step up.
French champion jockey Olivier Peslier will not renew his contract as rider of first call for prominent French owners/breeders Alain and Gerard Wertheimer, concluding a 12-year relationship at the end of 2014.
Outstanding females provided many of the thrills during the Breeder's Cup's third decade.
An infographic celebrating the Breeders' Cup 30th Anniversary. view infographic
As a companion to the feature in the October 26 Blood-Horse, we present video highlights of the 12 horses who have had multiple Breeders' Cup victories. Watch Video
Race for Horse of the Year kicks into gear. read blog
After a pair of runner-up finishes last season, Wertheimer and Frere homebred Anodin, a full brother to three-time Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Goldikova, secured a clear victory in his 3-year-old debut.
Alain and Gerard Wertheimer's homebred champion Goldikova, the sole three-time Breeders' Cup winner, produced her first foal, a colt by leading sire Galileo.
The Arqana breeding stock sale concluded Dec. 11 in Deauville with a new benchmark in overall total receipts for the four-day auction that was bolstered by strong numbers at the top end of the market.
Courageous Cat, a grade I winner and millionaire son of Storm Cat, will move to Questroyal North near Stillwater, N.Y., after spending his first season at Lane's End Farm in Kentucky.
Freddie Head, who won the Breeders' Cup Mile three times with Goldikova, talks about 2012 contender Moonlight Cloud, a filly running against the boys. Watch Video
Images from the Breeders' Cup Mile: 1984 - 2011. View Slideshow
A fourth consecutive HOY title by a female is very possible for 2012. read blog
Online voting is now open for the second annual Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Created by Secretariat's owner Penny Chenery, the award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and excellence resounded most with the public.
Voting is under way at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association web site, www.ntra.com, for the 13th annual "NTRA Moment of the Year." Voters can choose from among 12 images, drawn from the year's events.
2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships - Day 2: Photos of the day two winners at the 2011 Breeders' Cup. view slideshow
Comments from Freddy Head after her third in the 2011 Breeders' Cup Mile. Watch Video
The world-class racemare, already a record-holder having won three Breeders' Cup Miles, finishes third in her attempt to win a fourth. Longshot Court Vision wins by a nose over Turallure.
Jason, Tom, Evan, and James Scully of twinspires.com give quick picks for the Ladies' Classic, the Sprint, the Turf Sprint, the Dirt Mile, the Turf, the Juvenile, and the Mile. Includes Past Performances for the Juvenile. Watch Video
As the great race mare Goldikova enters the final race of her remarkable career when she seeks an unprecedented fourth consecutive TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) victory, trainer Freddy Head has mixed emotions.
Lenny Shulman reports on the news of the day, including So You Think, Goldikova, the Baffert contingent, and the weather. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions Watch Video
See the past Breeders' Cup Mile winners from Royal Heroine to Goldikova. view slideshow
Lenny Shulman presents the news of the day, including Europeans on the track, led by Goldikova. Plus, Stacelita, Turbulent Descent, Union Rags, and State of Play. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions. Watch Video
An audible groan went up from the table of traveling lads from France at the Breeders' Cup World Championships post-position draw when it was announced three-time Mile (gr. IT) winner had drawn the rail.
More photos from John Gilmore, as Goldikova tries for her fourth BC Mile victory. read blog
Freddy Head is confident his 6-year-old old mare can pull off a fourth BC Mile win.
Jon and Joel take a first look at the Pre-Entries, focusing on the Filly & Mare Turf, the Sprint, the Turf, the Dirt Mile, the Mile, the Ladies' Classic, and the Classic. Brought to you by Taylor Made Stallions. Watch Video
Goldikova, Havre de Grace lead the charge for the 2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships. Eight of the 15 races are over-subscribed.
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Fillies are beating colts regularly all over the world. read blog
Dream Ahead, who beat Goldikova in the Qatar Prix de la Foret (Fr-I) Oct. 2 in what was his final start, has been retired for stallion duty in 2012 at Ballylinch Stud near Thomastown, Ireland.
Game On Dude, Havre de Grace, and Tizway probably control their own destiny. read blog
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.
See the people and races at Longchamp. View Slideshow
Dream Ahead got up in the final strides to nip Goldikova by a nose to win the $407,904 Qatar Prix de la Foret (Fr-I) at Longchamp Oct. 2.
Goldikova will face seven rivals when she bids for a repeat victory in the $407,904 Qatar Prix de la Foret (Fr-I) at Longchamp Oct. 2.
Six other group I races besides the l'Arc de Triomphe are scheduled on the Longchamp undercard. Multiple champion Goldikova is expected to start in the Prix de la Foret.
Jon and Joel discuss the Garden City Stakes, Goldikova, and reveal the BC Mile Top 5. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. watch video
Galikova stepped out from big sister Goldikova's shadow with an impressive victory in the $477,631 Qatar Prix Vermeille (Fr-I) at Longchamp Sept. 11.
Guest blogger/photographer John Gilmore went to see Goldikova run in the Prix Jacques Le Marois and captured some great scenes from the day that he shares with you in his latest post on Through the Lens. read blog
Lenny and Kenny Rice of NBC Sports review breaking news, the Saratoga race meet, Del Mar Exes race, Race Medication and Leftylenythelegend. Watch Video
Immortal Verse once again displayed her sparkling turn of foot as she charged past Goldikova in the closing stages to win the $854,658 Prix Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois (Fr-I) at Deauville Aug. 15.
Guest blogger John Gilmore shares photos and thoughts from Goldikova's 2011 races. read blog
From Frankel to the Haskell Invitational, lots of racing from last week. Including a special guest appearance on the final slide. View Slideshow
Goldikova made history when she held off the late charge of Sahpresa to claim victory in the $431,730 Prix Rothschild (Fr-I) at Deauville July 31.
Jockey Richard Hughes talks about Canford Cliffs and riding at Royal Ascot. Watch Video
The Queen Anne (Eng-I) winner likely will square off against Goldikova at Churchill Downs, the connections said June 15.
Canford Cliffs outdueled defending champion Goldikova to capture the $406,928 Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) in the opening race at Royal Ascot June 14.
BloodHorse.com and Ramsey Farm are bringing to you this month the sights and sounds of Royal Ascot.
TVG will have live, on-site coverage of the five-day, 2011 Royal Ascot meet from England that begins Tuesday, June 14 and runs through Saturday, June 18. Each day's card will air from 9 a.m. -- 1 p.m. EDT.
Goldikova picked up right where she left off last season, notching another group I victory as she held off the late charge of Cirrus Des Aigles to capture the $353,785 Prix d'Ispahan (Fr-I) at Longchamp May 22.
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