Keyword: Breeders' Cup World Championships

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    BC Prepared for Handle Hit After Hurricane

    Breeders' Cup is prepared to take a hit in pari-mutuel handle given the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast even though many wagering outlets were back in operation Nov. 2.

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    Three Scratched out of Breeders' Cup

    Sustained has been scratched out of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, Worth Repeating will not run in the Marathon, and Super Ninety Nine is out of the Juvenile Sprint.

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    Sprint is Right Race, Right Time For Duo

    The six-furlong Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) isn't the ideal distance for two top contenders in this race, say their trainers, but it's the race that fits them best at this time.

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    Elliston Has Eye on Future for Breeders' Cup

    Bob Elliston, who took over as chief operating officer at Breeders' Cup earlier this year, said the organization is assessing its position and working to improve the overall experience the World Championships has to offer.

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    Flight Carrying BC Horses Able to Leave NY

    A flight carrying a contingent of Breeders' Cup horses from New York to California was rescheduled to 1 a.m. EDT Oct. 29 and was able to take off as Hurricane Sandy approached the Northeast, Breeders' Cup officials said.

  • Breeders' Cup Launches iPhone, iPad App

    Breeders' Cup has launched its official 2012 iPhone and iPad app in advance of the Nov. 2-3 Breeders' Cup World Championships. The app will allow iPhone and iPad users to watch Breeders' Cup races live and for free.

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    Which Championship Meet is the Champion?

    There are international implications to the Oct. 10 announcement that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, will attend the races at Ascot Oct. 20. A battle for supremacy is looming among three big year-ending race meets.

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    Acclamation to Miss Breeders' Cup With Injury

    Trainer Don Warren confirmed speculation that Acclamation, the 2011 Eclipse Award winner as outstanding older male, would not make the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2 and 3.

  • Reserved Seats Remain for Breeders' Cup

    The Breeders' Cup announced Sept. 17 that advance ticket sales for the Nov. 2-3 World Championships at Santa Anita Park have outpaced 2008 and 2009, but that a limited number of reserved seats remain.

  • Raffle to Benefit TRF's Efforts

    A Breeders' Cup World Championships ticket package, box seats at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, and an Apple iPad3 are the prizes in a raffle to benefit the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.

  • Breeders' Cup 2013 Site Still Being Finalized

    The Breeders' Cup board of directors has settled on a site for the 2013 World Championships, but an announcement of the location may not be forthcoming for several more weeks, according to chairman Tom Ludt.

  • The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, won in 2011 by Stephanie's Kitten, will be a grade I in 2012. <br><a target="blank" href="

    Four New Grade I Stakes for 2012

    Nine stakes were upgraded and four achieved graded status for 2012 after a review by the American Graded Stakes Committee Nov. 30-Dec. 1. The panel reviewed 659 unrestricted stakes in the U.S. worth at least $75,000.

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    Ramseys Win Breeders' Cup John Deere Award

    Bolstered by homebred Stephanie's Kitten, Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey are the first recipients of the John Deere Award as outstanding breeders of the 2011 Breeders' Cup Challenge series and the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

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    Clark at Churchill Has Breeders' Cup Look

    This year's Breeders' Cup may be a memory, but no fewer than five horses that competed in the 2011 World Championships are back at Churchill Downs for the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 25.

  • Total Handle on BC at Least $183 Million

    Total pari-mutuel wagering on the Nov. 4-5 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs was at least $183 million, according to the latest figures released by Breeders' Cup.

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    $1M Delta Jackpot Attracts 17 Pre-Entries

    Seventeen 2-year-olds including My Adonis, winner of the Jean Laffite Stakes, and Drill, unplaced in the Nov. 5 Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), were pre-entered for the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes.

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    European Wrote Authors Juvenile Turf Surprise

    Wrote, owned by Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Derrick Smith, rallied strongly in the stretch and pulled away to easily win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) at one mile on grass Nov. 5.

  • Guild Wants CDI to Renew Insurance Deal

    The Jockeys' Guild wants Churchill Downs Inc. to come to the table to discuss reinstatement of roughly $330,000 the racing and gaming company has paid annually to support insurance for jockeys.

  • Fravel: Enhancing the Cup Experience

    Noting that it is a "world championship event and it ought to be at a world championship venue," Breeders' Cup president and CEO Craig Fravel said track enhancements will play a role in the selection of future sites.

  • BC Officials Still Working on Common Pools

    The Breeders' Cup World Championships will be simulcast in about 25 countries this year, but officials said they continue to work on regulatory issues that are road-blocking common pools in those markets.

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    Tessitore: Compelling Content is the Key

    Horse racing has been a family affair for Joe Tessitore, who will host two days of Breeders' Cup coverage Nov. 4-5 on the ESPN networks and ABC.

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    Flay's Fillies Turn in Final Cup Drills

    Celebrity chef Bobby Flay's two Breeders' Cup contenders were on the Oct. 29 worktab at Churchill Downs, as Her Smile turned in a sparkling four-furlong breeze in :48 2/5 and Super Espresso worked five furlongs.

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    Chamberlain Bridge in Nice Work on Turf

    Carl Moore Management's Chamberlain Bridge worked a professional half-mile in :50 3/5 on the turf at Churchill Downs Oct. 29 in preparation for defense of his Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT) title from last year.

  • Ben's Cat is the even-money morning-line favorite in the Laurel Dash Stakes.

    Laurel Dash Will Suffice for Ben's Cat

    King Leatherbury's Ben's Cat, who could have been entered in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT) via payment of a $100,000 supplemental fee, is the even-money morning-line favorite in the $75,000 Laurel Dash Oct. 29.