Keyword: Breeders' Cup Distaff

  • Bill Mott has had a way with the ladies, including multiple Eclipse award winner Royal Delta.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2369617945&k=cwSrCsk">Order This Photo</a>

    Mott's BC Fillies are Close to His Heart

    Although the Hall of Fame trainer is closely associated with the legendary Cigar, he has always had that 'je ne sais quoi' with the fillies, including Breeders' Cup contenders Emollient and Close Hatches.

  • Close Hatches<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-T6m8pc3">Order This Photo</a>

    Close Hatches, Untapable Take Aim at Distaff

    After finishing fourth as the favorite in the Spinster Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland, Juddmonte Farms' Close Hatches will try to bounce back in the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Beholder

    Two-Time Champion Beholder Out of BC Distaff

    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.

  • Untapable

    Untapable Tops Worktab Sunday at Santa Anita

    Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Untapable, who suddenly looms as a possible favorite in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) following the defection of Beholder, turned in a bullet five-furlong move at Santa Anita Oct. 19.

  • Beholder was among those prepping for the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita on Oct 18.

    Bevy of Breeders' Cup Workers Hit Santa Anita

    The countdown to the upcoming 31st Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park intensified Oct. 18 with a bevy of workers out at the Southern California track on a pleasant, sun-kissed morning.

  • Iotapa won the 2014 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes.

    Iotapa Could Take Hronis From Claim to Fame

    With a pair of grade I victories under her belt, a track she likes, and early or tactical speed her rivals must contend with, Hronis Racing's Iotapa looms a threat in this year's $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).

  • The 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Classic/33150031_7ZnLk4#!i=2886401886&k=LfWs6fC">Order This Photo</a>

    Catching Up with 2013 Breeders' Cup Winners

    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.

  • Belle Gallantey won the 2014 Beldame. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-c2GzQqx">Order This Photo</a>

    Belle Gallantey Connections Consider Distaff

    In a movie, Belle Gallantey's rags to riches 2014 season would end with a victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), but in real life her connections are taking time before committing to the race.

  • Don't Tell Sophia wins the Spinster Stakes.
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    Don't Tell Sophia Last to First in Spinster

    Don't Tell Sophia, last rounding the far turn, roared down the stretch to register her first grade I victory in the Juddmonte Spinster Stakes Oct. 5 on the Keeneland main track as overwhelming favorite Close Hatches fizzled.

  • Beholder makes her return in the Zenyatta Stakes.

    Beholder, Iotapa Lock Horns in Zenyatta

    Beholder, who loves racing at Santa Anita but will be making just her third start of the year, will have to outkick dual grade I winner Iotapa to win the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 27.

  • Close Hatches is in complete control in the Personal Ensign.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-BXVmCfL">Order This Photo</a>

    Close Hatches Dominates Personal Ensign

    Close Hatches took command on the opening turn and never looked back in the $500,0000 Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I), romping over a muddy track at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 22 for her third grade I triumph in a row.

  • Iotapa finishes strong to win the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes.

    Iotapa Earns Second Grade I Tally in Hirsch

    Even-money choice Iotapa made it consecutive grade I scores with her victory in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes Aug. 2 at Del Mar, but was all out to get the job done with jockey Joe Talamo.

  • Beholder <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Distaff/33149827_x5ZZPc#!i=2876557273&k=j9QhGr3">Order This Photo</a>

    3-Year-Old Filly Division Balanced in 2013

    Perhaps no Eclipse Award category overflowed with more talent than among the 3-year-old fillies of 2013. They performed admirably against each other and then went out and defeated the best of their older counterparts.

  • Princess of Sylmar

    Haskin: Stanco Won More Than He Lost

    Ed Stanco will not have an Eclipse statue on his mantle, or wherever he is displaying his collection of Princess of Sylmar trophies. But that is the only thing he won't have.

  • After the Wire: Breeders' Cup Recap

    Evan Hammonds takes us through the highlights of Breeders' Cup weekend. Review the Juvenile races, the Distaff and Classic as well as several other gems.

  • Beholder rolls to victory in the Breeders' Cup Distaff.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Distaff/33149827_x5ZZPc#!i=2876557217&k=QPcGXCV">Order This Photo</a>

    Beholder Trumps Delta, Princess in Distaff

    Smooth as silk under jockey Gary Stevens, Beholder vanquished both two-time champion Royal Delta and Princess of Sylmar while rolling to an open-lengths victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) Nov. 1.

  • BC Friday: Why We Do What We Do

    The buzz is rising. It's Breeders' Cup Friday, and if you can't enjoy horse racing's Super Bowl at Santa Anita, you might as well get out of the sport.

  • THS: The Breeders' Cup Distaff

    In Part I of That Handicapping Show for the Breeders' Cup, Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak look at the Turf Sprint, the Filly and Mare Sprint, and the Distaff.

  • Beholder at Santa Anita<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/keyword/beholder#!i=2866101154&k=5NwKpCm">Order This Photo</a>

    Stellar Team Behind Beholder's Success

    Beholder not only brings her stellar record into the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), she has a first-class team behind her. It begins with her Hall of Fame trainer, Richard Mandella, and extends to the rest of his barn.

  • Royal Delta works at Belmont Park on October 26. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Breeders-Cup/32986083_QMHXWK#!i=2860749700&k=pNp8zqn">Order This Photo</a>

    Royal Delta, Close Hatches Take to SA Oval

    Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott oversaw Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contenders Royal Delta and Close Hatches as they stretched their legs at Santa Anita on Oct. 29 after arriving from New York the day before.

  • Authenticity

    Authenticity in Comfort Zone at Santa Anita

    While most of the New York-based horses for the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) are traveling to California Oct. 28, Authenticity has been at Santa Anita since running second in the Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) a month earlier.

  • Hollywood Wildcat, with Delahoussaye in the irons, won the 1993 Breeders' Cup Distaff.

    Delahoussaye Recalls Memorable Distaffs

    This Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) may be shaping up as one of the most competitive fields of the Nov. 1-2 World Championships at Santa Anita Park. But Eddie Delahoussaye remembers a few other Distaffs just as memorable.

  • 30 Years in 30 Days: Gary Stevens Reflects

    Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens shares his favorite Breeders' Cup memories, talks about the hardest Breeders' Cup races to win, and fills us in on his roster of runners as he returns from a seven-year absence.

  • Fort Larned

    Fort Larned Sharp in Breeders' Cup Work

    Defending Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Fort Larned worked at Churchill Downs on Oct. 22 while fellow Classic contender Game On Dude and Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) runner Beholder breezed at Santa Anita Park.

  • After the Wire: Breeders' Cup Friday Card

    Evan Hammonds looks at past efforts from Royal Delta, Princess of Sylmar, and Beholder to predict a Breeders' Cup Distaff winner. Evan also looks at Bobby's Kitten.

  • After the Wire: Breeders' Cup Friday Card

    Evan Hammonds looks at past efforts from Royal Delta, Princess of Sylmar, and Beholder to predict a Breeders' Cup Distaff winner. Evan also looks at Bobby's Kitten.

  • Royal Delta<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2723307365&k=nj5B5x3">Order This Photo</a>

    Royal Delta Heads Mott's BC Works at Belmont

    Led by champion Royal Delta and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) contender Ron the Greek, horses conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott got in their Belmont Park works Oct. 19 in advance of the Nov. 1-2 Breeders' Cup.

  • Mucho Macho Man

    Solid Santa Anita Work for Mucho Macho Man

    Mucho Macho Man, fresh off his first grade I victory for trainer Kathy Ritvo, posted a half-mile workout Oct. 12 at Santa Anita Park, where he is expected to make a return start in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic.

  • Ed Stanco (right) with Princess of Sylmar.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2491692711&k=7wm7CH4">Order This Photo</a>

    Stanco Hoping 'Princess' Runs in Distaff

    Owner Ed Stanco says he is "expecting and hoping" top 3-year-old filly Princess of Sylmar will run in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) following the filly's half-mile breeze in :49 3/5 at Belmont Oct. 12.