Trainer Richard Mandella was still all smiles a day after Beholder devastated males in the Pacific Classic (gr. I).
The Spendthrift Farm runner toyed with the field of nine other males and pulled away to win by 8 1/4 lengths in her first start against the boys and her first start at 1 1/4 miles. She is the first female to win the race.
- By Frank Angst
With 3 Breeders' Cup Challenge races this weekend, Del Mar will be in the spotlight. Two of those three races will be on the main track, which for the first time since 2006 offers a dirt surface. read blog
Triple Crown champion American Pharoah turned in his first breeze since winning the Aug. 2 William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) when he worked four furlongs in :47 3/5 Aug. 16 at Del Mar.
Grade I winner Lea worked four furlongs in :49 3/5 on the main track at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 2 in preparation for the Aug. 8, $1.25 million Whitney Stakes (gr. I) that will be televised on NBC.
Several Whitney (gr. I) contenders drilled July 31 for the upcoming $1.25 million race next weekend at Saratoga Race Course, including 2014 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Tonalist, who put in his final serious work.
Trainer Bob Baffert will relish allowing American Pharoah dictate any plans between the Aug. 2 Haskell at Monmouth Park and the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic at Keeneland.
After a minor setback, multiple grade I winner Palace Malice will make his 2015 debut in the $100,000 Diablo Stakes May 10 at Belmont Park.
The Kentucky Horse Park has commissioned artist Douwe Blumberg to sculpt a depiction of Thoroughbred Cigar to honor the champion who died Oct. 7 at age 24.
Concern, the winner of the 1994 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and the only Breeders' Cup victor to race and stand in Oklahoma, has died at the age of 25.
Australia and the United States have the most races on the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities annual list of the top 100 group or grade I stakes. The list was released March 3.
Multiple grade I winner Palace Malice continued to prepare for his return to the races with a three-furlong move Feb. 28 at Palm Beach Downs, his first since rejoining the Florida string of trainer Todd Pletcher.
The discussion over riding rules brought into the spotlight the controversial start of the 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) during the California Horse Racing Board's Feb. 18 meeting.
Multiple grade I winner Palace Malice turned in his first breeze of 2015 on Jan. 22 in Aiken, S.C., his initial recorded move since returning to training in mid-November after a layoff at Three Chimneys Farm.
Sometimes it's easy. Sometimes it's not. The voting for 2014 Horse of the Year fell into the latter category, and the outcome surely will be debated for quite some time.
The California Horse Racing Board is considering a rule change that would result in the scratch of a horse that has been gelded since his last race if that information is not disclosed well in advance of the race.
You voted for the top races of 2014, and the results are revealed in this slideshow. view slideshow
California steward Kim Sawyer said having the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) as the final race of the day this year created problems in publicizing the reason for the decision to take no action following the race.
Co-owners Dogwood Stable and Three Chimneys released a plan Dec. 3 to have Palace Malice target five races in 2015, culminating with a run in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Keeneland.
Thirty years after winning the first Breeders' Cup Classic, Wild Again is still relevant, counting high-profile runners Bayern, Just a Way, Fed Biz, and Vicar's in Trouble among his headlining descendants in 2014.
Following the controversial non-call in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), the California Horse Racing Board appears ready to change the rule that led to the decision. But it may take awhile.
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Bayern and Besilu Florida Derby (gr. I) victor Constitution headline 20 horses nominated to the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Winner of the Metropolitan Mile (gr. I) and three other graded stakes in 2014, classic victor Palace Malice is ready to go back in training immediately, according to a Nov. 14 release.
- By Steve Haskin
If there was ever a stewards' decision that should have created a controversy it was the disqualification of Gate Dancer from second in the first ever Breeders' Cup Classic. read blog
After such a close Breeders' Cup Classic finish, one can only wonder if the outcome would have been different if California Chrome had not raced three wide through both turns. read blog
Lenny discusses the stewards' decision in the BC Classic, new seating at Churchill Downs, and follows up with Breeders' Cup star trainer Chad Brown. watch video
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.
But when you really think about it, all the uproar over the incident is not about Bayern's interference. It's about who he interfered with. read blog
Adena Springs has announced 2015 service fees for nine stallions standing in Kentucky, including new stallion Mucho Macho Man at $15,000.
Learn more about Zenyatta's life as a broodmare in this companion piece to 'Long Live The Queen," Tracy Gantz's Breeders' Cup longform at www.BloodHorse.com/Zenyatta. watch video
The Breeders' Cup is not only about winners. The losers also went into their races carrying the dreams of their owners and trainers. read blog
Following his game third-place effort in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), California Chrome will remain in training in 2015, co-owner and breeder Steve Coburn said Nov. 5.
- By Frank Angst
Frank Angst examines possible solutions to challenges with determining fouls. read blog
Better calls overall will be made if stewards have discretion. read blog
- By Steve Haskin
Baffert again found himself pleading with higher sources to spare him the pain of defeat when it became apparent Bayern was going to have to dig in like he's never dug in before to hold off the challenges. read blog
Syndicated sports show host Jim Rome, whose Jungle Racing owns part of Shared Belief, said he has moved on from the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) but is frustrated by the stewards' decision.
Relive Bayern's victory in the 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic. See where your favorite horse was at six crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow. view slideshow
Kaleen Shah's Bayern came out of his controversial win in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) in good order, trainer Bob Baffert said Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park.
Reacting to strong criticism, California racing steward Scott Chaney, explained the decision to allow the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) win Nov. 1 by Bayern to stand in spite of obvious interference at the start.
- By Ron Mitchell
Trainer Bob Baffert reflects on Bayern's win in the Breeders' Cup Classic Sunday Nov. 2, 2014. watch video
- By Ron Mitchell
Ron Mitchell highlights the Breeders' Cup Classic break, Bob Baffert, Horse of the Year discussion, California Chrome, Shared Belief, and a big $1.6 million pick 6 carryover from Saturday. watch video
Relive day 2 of the Breeders' Cup Saturday card from exciting new views. view slideshow
- By Tom LaMarra
Tom LaMarra brings you the Breeders' Cup Saturday news wrap for Nov. 1, 2014. watch video
Bayern mugged Shared Belief shortly after the start of the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and got away with it, outlasting Toast of New York and California Chrome in a thrilling stretch duel Nov. 1 at Santa Anita.
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra are joined by Eric Guillot for the Breeders' Cup Classic edition of That Handicapping Show. watch video
If you think Friday's four-race mini Breeders' Cup card was confusing wait until you get a load of Saturday's races. read blog
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Breeders' Cup Saturday races. read blog
Timeform US Breeders' Cup Preview: Will Shared Belief Remain Undefeated? read blog
As unlikely as it seems, a couple of grizzled bantamweights from Northern California are playing the heavyweights as their respective 3-year-olds approach the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 1.
The Breeders' Cup will again present the most outstanding jockey of the Breeders' Cup World Championships with the Bill Shoemaker Award based on competition in the 13 races Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.
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