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Horse Trainer Breeder / Owner
Poet's Voice (GB) BIN SUROOR SAEED
  • GODOLPHIN
  • DARLEY
Red Jazz HILLS CHARLES
  • THE HON R J ARCULLI
  • WILLIAM F MURPHY & ANNABEL MURPHY
Rip Van Winkle (IRE) O'BRIEN AIDAN
  • MRS JOHN MAGNIER, MICHAEL TABOR & DERRICK SMITH
  • ROBERTO BROGI

Classic Report: Oh, Henry

Classic Report: Oh, Henry

If there is one main aspect of the Breeders' Cup that is most fascinating it is the merging of American and British cultures, whether it be terminology, style of racing, or in the way horsemen deal with the media and vice versa.

Zenyatta is 5-2 Favorite in the Classic

Zenyatta is 5-2 Favorite in the Classic

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Moss' Zenyatta, undefeated in 13 career starts, was installed as the 5-2 favorite when she takes on males for the first time in the Nov. 7 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). She is attempting to be the first female to the win the World Championship's marquee event.

Rip Van Winkle Fighting Another Foot Injury

Coolmore and trainer Aidan O'Brien took a chance by entering only Rip Van Winkle in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), despite the colt's history of foot problems, and now they could wind up without a horse in the race if Rip's most recent setback proves serious enough to force his withdrawal.

Rip Could Have Eclipsed 'Stars'

Rip Could Have Eclipsed 'Stars'

There is no way of telling what might have been in any given race had circumstances been different. And it would be seem audacious to say that Rip Van Winkle was the best horse in the Coral Eclipse Stakes (Eng-I), won by Sea the Stars, but a close look at the race reveals several reasons why that statement might have validity.

Countdown to the Cup: Can it Happen Twice?

Countdown to the Cup: Can it Happen Twice?

On April 17, 2008, American racing fans were immersed in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), and no one was even giving the Breeders' Cup a second thought. But across the Atlantic, there was a scene being played out that would have a far greater effect on the Breeders' Cup than anyone could have imagined.

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