In the world of Thoroughbred racing, Aidan O'Brien can be called the modern day Alexander the Great and his four-legged Ballydoyle bruisers the Macedonian army.
Donegal Racing's grade I winner worked one mile at Belmont Park Oct. 23 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien said Oct. 23 that Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Found could make her first start on dirt against the likes of California Chrome, Arrogate, and Frosted in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
California Chrome started slow early in his five-furlong drill under regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney, but kicked into another gear in the long stretch at Los Alamitos and hit the wire in 1:00 2/5.
The number of stallions declined 1.8% from the 1,449 reported at this time in 2015, and the number of mares bred decreased 2.5% from the 34,627 reported last year.
Godolphin didn’t make the right decision pointing Frosted for the Breeders’ Cup Classic instead of the Dirt Mile. They made the only decision.
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin confirmed Frosted would be pre-entered in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) only.
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin and owner Godolphin Racing are likely to announce Oct. 20 if Frosted goes in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) or Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I).
The gray son of Unbridled's Song broke off well back of stablemate Mor Spirit but finished with a monster kick as he readies for an expected showdown with California Chrome.
Trainer Doug O'Neill said the son of Uncle Mo is progressing well toward the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I)
- By Steve Haskin
Question: How good is Arrogate and do you think he can beat California Chrome in the Breeders' Cup Classic?
As most of the barns at Los Alamitos Race Course only started to rustle with activity during the early morning Oct. 15, California Chrome stood like a sentinel at the top of the longest stretch run in North America.
With his impervious victory in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I), California Chrome (133) retains the top spot in the eighth edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2016.
It was a move trainer Doug O'Neill hopes will bring him to the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Santa Anita on Nov. 5.
Steps to Heaven wins Oct. 2 in Panama
Despite reservations expressed by owner J. Paul Reddam after what he called "the worst performance of (Nyquist's) life" in the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II), the Uncle Mo colt will target the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
After watching Godolphin Racing's Frosted breeze Oct. 5 at Greentree Training Center, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin confirmed the gray son of Tapit will train up to the Breeders' Cup.
Trainer Art Sherman reported Oct. 2 that California Chrome came out of his dominant victory in the Oct. 1 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) in good order.
If you’re a pedigree geek and been wondering what it is about Uncle Mo that has made him such a sire sensation with his first crop to race, you might scrunch your nose over his "page."
WinStar Farm added two new stallions to its 2017 roster with the recent retirement of grade I winner Outwork and grade III victor Speightster.
Only sires with a median above $500,000
With the slightest morning chill Southern California would allow in late September, Los Alamitos Race Course's resident star logged his final timed workout for the upcoming Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I).
An Uncle Mo filly bought by a Greathouse family partnership for $30,000 as a weanling was the most profitable pinhooking transaction during Books 1-4 of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Lane’s End went to $750,000 to secure an Uncle Mo colt from the family of millionaire and sire Papa Clem during the Keeneland September yearling sale’s fifth session Sept. 17.
In order to give some insight into what buyers might expect from how the freshmen sires of 2016 are doing, we’ve come up with some statistical compilations to project where they might be long-term.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Await the Dawn||Aidan P. O'Brien||
|Drosselmeyer||William I. Mott||
|Flat Out||William I. Mott||
|Game On Dude||Bob Baffert||
|Gio Ponti||Christophe Clement||
|Havre de Grace||J. Larry Jones||
|Headache||Michael J. Maker||
|Ice Box||Nicholas P. Zito||
|Prayer for Relief||Dale L. Romans||
|Rattlesnake Bridge||Kiaran P. McLaughlin||
|Ruler On Ice||Kelly J. Breen||
|So You Think (NZ)||Aidan P. O'Brien||
|Stay Thirsty||Todd A. Pletcher||
|To Honor and Serve||William I. Mott||
|Uncle Mo||Todd A. Pletcher||
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|Gold Cup S.||DED|
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