Keyword: Breeders' Cup World Championships

  • Breeders' Cup Hoping Fields Fuel Wagering

    When the overnight sheets for Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita Park were released, Breeders' Cup officials couldn't help but be satisfied. And they're hoping it means strong pari-mutuel wagering on this year's World Championships.

  • Diamond Bachelor has post 12 in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Breeders-Cup/32986083_QMHXWK#!i=2864240910&k=RF4hPcS">Order This Photo</a>

    In Juvenile, Big Field Makes Posts Factor

    There weren't any audible groans when post positions were drawn for the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), but with a field of 13--one short of the maximum permitted--the run to the first turn could prove critical.

  • Guillot Apologizes to Lukas, Who Accepts

    Trainer Eric Guillot officially apologized to fellow conditioner D. Wayne Lukas for triggering an investigation into his allegations jockey Luis Saez used an electrical device on Will Take Charge in the Travers Stakes.

  • Bond Holder won the 2013 FrontRunner Stakes.

    Bond Holder Draws Well in 14-Horse Juvenile

    Reddam Racing's Bond Holder, trained by Doug O'Neill, has a strong foundation with five previous races, including a victory in the grade I FrontRunner Stakes at Santa Anita Park in his last start Sept. 29.

  • GEICO New Title Sponsor of BC Turf Sprint

    Though its name already had appeared in recent days along with the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), GEICO and Breeders' Cup Oct. 28 officially announced a marketing partnership for this year's World Championships.

  • Breeders' Cup

    Breeders' Cup: Tradition, But Not Status Quo

    As the Breeders' Cup World Championships approaches its 30th edition, some things have become standard from an operations perspective, while others continue to change. As questions are answered, new ones are asked.

  • Palace Malice

    Palace Malice Puts in Final Half-Mile Blow

    Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) contender Palace Malice breezed a half-mile over the training track Oct. 27, one of 15 horses that were put through their final drills in advance of next weekend's two-day racing extravaganza.

  • Vincent Timphony rejoices after Wild Again's victory in the inaugural Classic

    30 Years in 30 Days: My Flag, 1995

    The key to making anyone who is unfamiliar with horse racing "get it" -- assuming you can't take them to an actual racetrack -- is showing them a great race.

  • Groupie Doll at Keeneland 10/5/2013.

    Wise Dan, Groupie Doll Remain Bound for Cup

    Both Wise Dan and Groupie Doll, who led the list of notable upsets nationwide in major stakes tests Oct. 5, remain on target for their respective dates in the Breeders' Cup World Championships, according to their trainers.

  • The renovated Mezzanine at Santa Anita Park.

    Santa Anita Shows Off $15M Renovation

    When the Breeders' Cup World Championships returns to Santa Anita Nov. 1-2, several key areas of the grandstand will sport new, updated looks, including the Chandelier Room in the turf club.

  • Arabian Race Approved; CHRB Grills BC

    Breeders' Cup was approved Sept. 19 to card a $150,000 stakes for Arabians on the first day of its World Championships, but not before the CHRB grilled the organization on its plan to shift all or part of the money to purses.

  • Groupie Doll

    Bradley: Groupie Doll 'Bigger and Stronger'

    Champion female sprinter Groupie Doll came out of the Sept. 9 Presque Isle Masters Stakes (gr. II) in good order and will have an easy week as she prepares for her next start Oct. 5 at Keeneland.

  • John Mattos' vintage-inspired official primary image for the 2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships.

    Mattos Named Breeders' Cup Official Artist

    Illustrator John Mattos has been named the official artist for the 2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships. The multiple award-winning artist will create two art deco images for the Nov. 1-2 event at Santa Anita Park.

  • Juveniles Can Race on Salix in 2014 Cup

    Though Breeders' Cup this year will "monitor the performance" of 2-year-olds that must race without furosemide in its World Championships, the therapeutic medication will be available for use in all races for the 2014 event.

  • Santa Anita Plans to Renovate Chandelier Room

    Santa Anita Park unveiled renovation plans for its Chandelier Room May 14 in advance of this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships and that it may have more dates with the pending closure of Hollywood Park.

  • Satish Sanan

    Sanan Resigns from Breeders' Cup Board

    Saying he saw an opposition to openness and transparency among some members that degenerated to personal attacks, longtime member Satish Sanan resigned from his Breeders' Cup board position May 9.

  • Breeders' Cup Board Takes No Action on Salix

    The Breeders' Cup Board discussed the scheduled prohibition of race-day furosemide at this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships during a Feb. 22 meeting at Gulfstream Park, but took no action.

  • Churchill Downs

    Churchill Meet Handle Nearly $116.7 Million

    Wagering during the 21-day Churchill Downs fall meet, highlighted by Shackleford's career finale in the Clark Handicap (gr. I), totaled nearly $116.7 million, according to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

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    Storm Hurt Cup Handle by About $9 Million

    A review of wagering on this year's World Championships indicated the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy cost Breeders' Cup roughly $9 million in pari-mutuel handle compared with 2011 figures, organization officials said.

  • Breeders' Cup Drug Samples All Clear

    All samples collected from horses that ran in the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2-3 have been cleared by the Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at UC Davis.

  • Questing breaking for the starting gate in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic.

    Questing Was Found to Have Eye Injury

    Godolphin Racing's Questing, who was eased in the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) after showing no inclination to run, was found to have suffered an injury to her eye, though no one knows exactly how it happened.

  • Shanghai Bobby takes the Breeders' Cup Juvenile over He's Had Enough.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Juvenile/26130125_Wz4K8f#!i=2192931157&k=6t8zGtN">Order This Photo</a>

    Gutty Shanghai Bobby Wraps Up Juvenile Honors

    Undefeated Shanghai Bobby wrapped up an Eclipse Award Nov. 3 with a gutty head victory over 19-1 outsider He's Had Enough in the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Mizdirection fights off Unbridled's Note to win the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Turf-Sprint/26130142_BL5TMr#!i=2192867259&k=bLF9NcM">Order This Photo</a>

    Mizdirection Takes Turf Sprint Over the Boys

    Mizdirection provided a rumble in The Jungle at Santa Anita Nov. 3, taking the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) with a thrilling stretch drive in near-record time.

  • George Vancouver sweeps to victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Juvenile-Turf/26130158_gHJcdg#!i=2192652198&k=V2b72DJ">Order This Photo</a>

    George Vancouver Kicks to Take Juvenile Turf

    Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien won his first Breeders' Cup World Championships race of the weekend when George Vancouver made a great kick in midstretch to take the $1 million Juvenile Turf by 1 1/4 lengths.