Goldencents, winner of the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) in 2013, leads a group of 12 pre-entered contenders for the 2014 edition as he aims to become the first two-time winner in the race's seven-year history.
Two-time champion Beholder spiked a temperature of 104 degrees the morning of Oct. 19 and will not be able to defend her title in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, trainer Richard Mandella said.
W. C. Racing's 2013 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) winner Goldencents breezed five furlongs Oct. 17 in preparation for a title defense at Santa Anita Park.
The Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) may not have the storied history of many of the World Championship races, but what it lacks in longevity it makes up for in quality with a roster of seven impressive performances.
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.
Wise Dan has developed a non-displaced fracture at the bottom of his right front cannon bone that will put him on the sidelines for at least 30 days, ending his hopes for a third consecutive Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) win.
Trainer Charlie LoPresti said he has yet to exactly pinpoint a date for the final pre-race breeze of two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan leading up to the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), but the gelding is training lights out.
Trainer Marcus Vitali got what he was looking for in the $75,000 Eight Miles West Stakes Oct. 11 at Gulfstream Park West -- a sign that Valid deserved a trip to Santa Anita Park for the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I).
For every big-name contender expected to arrive at the Breeders' Cup World Championships every season, there are several whose connections agonize over the decision to send them there.
According to the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings through Oct. 5, Just a Way, a group I winner in Japan this season, is the top ranked horse in the world with a rating of 130.
Ron Mitchell and Steve Haskin talk Breeders' Cup and end of the year honors. Listen Now
For all those with aspirations of winning either Horse of the Year or the Older Male title or the Male Grass title, there is a force out there even stronger than Eric Guillot's voodoo dolls. It is the curse of Wise Dan. read blog
- By Frank Angst
While owner-breeder Mort Fink likely will keep Wise Dan pointed toward a try at a third straight Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I) victory this season, trainer Charlie LoPresti can't help but wonder if perhaps... read blog
- By Tom LaMarra
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan continues to amaze. read blog
Hear Evan Hammonds' analysis on Wise Dan's win in the Shadwell Turf Mile and Carpe Diem's victory in the Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland as well as Daredevil's win in the Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park. watch video
Walk with two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan prior, during, and after his race in Keeneland's Shadwell Turf Mile. watch video
No matter what obstacles are thrown at him this season, Wise Dan refuses to lose. The 7-year-old gelding was slow at the break of the Shadwell Turf Mile, but recovered to blast past his rivals in the final strides.
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays for the G1 Shadwell Tuf Mile, featuring lifetime PPs from Wise Dan. read blog
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak at Keeneland to preview the Shadwell Turf Mile featuring Wise Dan, Optimizer, Silver Max, Kaigun, and Seek Again. Watch Video
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps six grade I races at Keeneland, Belmont, and Santa Anita. read blog
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan faces the stiffest challenge of his remarkable return from colic surgery when he takes on Seek Again and Silver Max among seven rivals in the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 4.
Cigar Street returned to his winning ways when he easily held off favored Departing to take the $135,500 Homecoming Classic at Churchill Downs by 1 3/4 lengths.
With a breakthrough group I win two starts back, Sirius aims to add another in the Preis von Europa (Ger-I) Sept. 28 at Cologne.
Itsmyluckyday bounced back from a pelvic fracture to win the Woodward (gr. I), and now will try to add the Kelso (gr. II) on Sept. 27 to his resume en route to a potential Breeders' Cup bid.
Two-time Horse of the Year worked five furlongs on the turf Sept. 23 in 1:01.20.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Aikenite||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Atta Boy Roy||Valorie Lund||
|Big Drama||David Fawkes||
|Cash Refund||Steve Margolis||
|Cool Coal Man||Nicholas P. Zito||
|Crown of Thorns||Richard E. Mandella||
|Dakota Phone||Jerry Hollendorfer||
|Gayego||Saeed bin Suroor||
|Girolamo||Saeed bin Suroor||
|Hamazing Destiny||D. Wayne Lukas||
|Here Comes Ben||Charles Lopresti||
|Hurricane Ike||Michael Stidham||
|Kinsale King||Carl O'Callaghan||
|Mad Flatter||Jeffrey D. Thornbury||
|Mine That Bird||D. Wayne Lukas||
|Pashito the Che||Scott A. Lake||
|Riley Tucker||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Smiling Tiger||Jeff Bonde||
|Supreme Summit||Mike Puype||
|Thiskyhasnolimit||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Tizway||H. James Bond||
|Vineyard Haven||Saeed bin Suroor||
|Warrior's Reward||Ian R. Wilkes||
|Wise Dan||Charles LoPresti||
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|Homecoming Classic S.|
|Jefferson Cup S. (gr. III)|
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|My Trusty Cat S.||DED|
|Freedom of the City S.||NP|
|E. L. Gaylord Memorial S.||RP|
|Bold Ruler H. (gr. III)||BEL|
|Chelsea Flower S.||BEL|