Breeders' Cup will not expand its prohibition of furosemide to additional championship races this year but opted to continue last year's policy of banning the diuretic in juvenile races and allowing it in all others.
Merit Man is just a nose short of perfection in four starts for trainer Bob Hess Jr., but the 3-year-old son of With Distinction will have to travel a furlong farther than he has before in the $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes.
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint winner Hightail has been retired from racing, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas confirmed Jan. 8.
Merit Man proved his mettle in the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes Jan. 1, coming back off a runner-up finish to Hightail in the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint to prove his class at Gulfstream Park.
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint winner Hightail heads 15 pre-entries to this year's $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III), which celebrates its 10th anniversary Nov. 17.
Comments from D. Wayne Lukas and Rajiv Maragh after Hightail's win in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint. Watch Video
Hightail, exploiting a slight opening at the rail in upper stretch, upset 1-2 favorite Merit Man in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint Nov. 2, giving trainer D. Wayne Lukas his 19th lifetime victory in the Championships.
When asked about the chances of Ceiling Kitty in the $500,000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint Nov. 2, British trainer Tom Dascombe replied with a refreshing, "The truthful answer is I don't really know."
Susan and Charles Chu purchase Super Ninety Nine at the OBS June sale...and come up with a starter for the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint.
Hazardous will be taking a huge step in class as he goes from a $22,500 claiming event to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint.
Bob Hess Jr. trains 8-5 morning-line favorite for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint.
Jim Glavin, co-owner of Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint candidate Merit Man, wanted a stable name and colors that stood out.
Reckless Abandon extended his perfect record to five wins on Oct. 13 at Newmarket when he prevailed by a neck in the Vision.ae Middle Park Stakes (Eng-I) for 2-year-olds.
Beholder, a 2-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by Henny Hughes, demolished a first-condition allowance field at Santa Anita Park Oct. 4 by 11 lengths and had trainer Richard Mandella pondering a follow-up in the Breeders' Cup.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Secret Circle's career suggests that his pedigree might be at variance with his natural aptitude for speed.
The Bob Baffert-trained Secret Circle carried a big lead into the stretch and then held off a rail bid from longshot Shumoos to win the inaugural running of the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint Nov. 4 at Churchill.
Secret Circle made the 6-5 favorite for the inaugural Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint. The Bob Baffert-trained son of Eddington will break from post 6 and face eight 2-year-olds.
Trainer Bob Baffert, anticipating a big Breeders' Cup with 10 entrants, sent four of his biggest hopes -- Euroears, Plum Pretty, Game On Dude, and Secret Circle -- to the Santa Anita main track for final tune-ups Oct. 3.
Hunt Crossing, runaway winner of the NATC Futurity at Monmouth Park, suffered an injury to his right knee during his most recent work at Churchill Downs and will miss the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint .
Shivananda Parbhoo's Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint candidate Trinniberg worked a half-mile over sloppy going in :48 1/5 after the renovation break on a cold and rainy morning Oct. 20 at Churchill Downs.
Sentient Jet, a leading private aviation company in the United States, will be the official title sponsor of the Breeders' Cup World Championships' newest event, the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint.
The Breeders' Cup announced June 14 that a six furlong race for 2-year-olds has been added to the to the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs in Louisville.
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