Finnegans Wake recorded the biggest win of his career when he held off longshot Patrioticandproud to take the $251,250 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT) at Del Mar Race Course on Nov. 27.
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|3||Side Glance (GB)||
Up With the Birds
The barrier draw did nothing to hurt the chances of the already strong home team for the Nov. 30 Japan Cup in association with Longines (Jpn-I) as the European runners drew gates 2 and 18.
Sycamore Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Holiday Star, in the best form of his career, ships in from Maryland for trainer Graham Motion to test the firm turf at Del Mar in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT) Thanksgiving Day.
California Chrome will not race in Japan in December and appears to be done with racing for the 2014 season, according to co-owner and co-breeder Perry Martin.
Coolmore's Ashford Stud, which features three new stallions at the Central Kentucky farm, announced its stud fees for 2015.
Flaxman Holdings' homebred Main Sequence put the cap on a brilliant season Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park, charging to victory over Flintshire in the $3 million Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT).
Multiple grade I winner Real Solution has been retired from racing and will stand alongside his sire Kitten's Joy at Ramsey Farm for the 2015 breeding season. His fee will be $12,500 stands and nurses.
- By Claire Novak
Jody Petty, exercise rider for 2014 Arlington Million winner Hardest Core, talks about the gelding's training regimen and journey to this year's Breeders' Cup. watch video
Magician, winner of the 2013 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), has been withdrawn from this year's race at Santa Anita Park, Breeders' Cup officials confirmed the morning of Oct. 29.
Claire Novak updates the news of the day, including the defections of Magician and Free as a Bird, and California Chrome schooling. Also, Shared Belief is now in the house. Watch Video
Trainer Aidan O'Brien discusses the Oct. 29 defection of 2013 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Magician. watch video
I think every handicapper is aware of the success European-trained horses have enjoyed in the non-sprint turf races contested at Breeders' Cup, but I'm not sure as many players are aware that the value. read blog
The Breeders' Cup Turf always brings the world into these World Championships. This year's $3 million event attracted another accomplished group of European raiders looking to extend their dominance over America.
Defending Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I) winner Magician will be retired to stand in 2015 at Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., following his expected start in this year's edition of the race Nov. 1.
Ryan Moore piloted Irish raider Adelaide from last to victory in the Aus$3 million Sportingbet Cox Plate (Aus-I), Australia's premier weight-for-age race Oct. 25 at Moonee Valley.
The Breeders' Cup unveiled its pre-entrants for the 31st World Championships the morning of Oct. 22 at Santa Anita Park, with 201 horses named for the 13-race festival Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.
United States-based horses will have their work cut out for them in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 1 with a powerful contingent of foreign horses pre-entered, including Coolmore's defending winner Magician.
Recent Caulfield Stakes (Aus-I) victor Fawkner is the favorite in a full field of 14 for the Sportingbet Cox Plate (Aus-I), Australia's premier weight-for-age race, Oct. 25 at Moonee Valley.
As part of Donegal Racing, Amanda Gillman often goes to the track with her mother Paula when one of their horses is in action, and accompanies them to the saddling paddock, flanking the runner's right side.
Sam-Son Farm's homebred Up With the Birds, Canada's Horse of the Year for 2013, is expected to make his next start in the prestigious $5.2 million Japan Cup (Jpn-I) Nov. 30 at Tokyo Racecourse.
Some have retired, a hearty few race on, but the winners of last year's Breeders' Cup World Championships will always have their place in history. Here we check in with the 14 runners who put on a great show in 2013.
After three narrow losses in grade I turf events on East Coast this summer, hard-trying gelding is poised to turn the tables in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.
Walter Swinburn's Legendary (GB) attended the pace in the $200,000 Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) and kicked clear to hold off 2-1 favorite Up With the Birds Oct. 11 at Belmont Park, collecting his first graded score.
Multiple grade III winner Za Approval will try to win a second straight edition of the $200,000 Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) when he starts in the 1 1/8-mile turf race Oct. 11 at Belmont Park.
With defending champion Magician likely to be among Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien's contingent for the 2014 World Championships, Europe appears to be in a good position to continue its dominance in the Breeders' Cup Turf.
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