While Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) contender Wise Dan captivated the attention of many on the Keeneland grounds with his morning breeze Oct. 20, Willcox Inn, Atigun, Golden Ticket, and Brown Almighty were also on the worktab.
Charlie Lopresti sent top Breeders' Cup Mile contender Wise Dan through an Oct. 20 breeze at Keeneland in preparation for his upcoming bid at the World Championships, and the versatile runner responded with usual alacrity.
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin had Godolphin Racing stars Alpha, Emcee, and Questing prepare for the Breeders' Cup World Championships with workouts at Darley's Greentree Training Center on Oct. 19 in Saratoga Springs.
Mark Johnson, longtime manager of national sales for John Deere's agricultural division and an important figure to the Thoroughbred industry, died Oct. 3 after a lengthy battle with lung cancer.
- By Ron Mitchell
Trainer Wesley Ward discusses Breeders' Cup contenders Great Attack and Politicallycorrect. Watch Video
Pete and Claire examine the fields for the Friday card of Breeders' Cup weekend. watch video
- By Pete Denk
Handicappers must factor in Lasix ban on two-year-old races. read blog
In celebration of the Breeders' Cup World Championships' return to Southern California, a 3D painting will be unveiled at LA Live on Oct. 25.
Fasig-Tipton has been named a presenting partner of the 2012 Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Frustrated with a Breeders' Cup decision to require starters in its five juvenile races at this year's World Championships to race without Salix, owner Mike Repole will not send any horses to this year's event.
- By Steve Haskin
Steve and Lenny discuss Frankel's last race, interview Buff Bradley on Groupie Doll and Brass Hat as well as dissect the East vs West rivalry in the Breeders' Cup. watch video
The Breeders' Cup has launched its $500K Pay Day promotion that will be conducted in partnership with 20 simulcast outlets across the country.
Breeders' Cup juvenile turf races have created stronger, deeper market for 2-year-olds. read blog
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.
New York-bred Dayatthespa took the lead early and scored a two-length victory in the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT) on the turf at Keeneland Oct. 13, remaining unbeaten in 2012 with five wins in a row.
Trainer Bill Mott sent out Royal Delta and two of his three contenders in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) for workouts at Belmont Park Oct. 13.
- By Ron Mitchell
Trainer Dale Romans talks about his Breeders' Cup horses, including Dullahan, Shackleford, and Little Mike. Watch Video
- By Ron Mitchell
Trainer Charles Lopresti discuses Wise Dan and the Breeders' Cup. Watch Video
- By Ron Mitchell
Trainer Graham Motion discusses the decision to run Animal Kingdom in Breeders' Cup Mile. Graham also expands on the training plan and recovery of Animal Kingdom. Watch Video
Several industry groups, including 13 prominent breeding farms in Kentucky, have developed plans to provide funds beginning in 2013 to support the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
Wayne Catalano talks about Stephanie's Kitten, who runs in the QEII on Saturday, including her prospects for the Breeders' Cup. Watch Video
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.
Steve tells the tale of Shanghai Bobby. read blog
Southern California-based trainer David Hofmans, who boasts classic wins and Breeders' Cup victories, notched career win 1,000 on Oct. 8 when Sultry Season rallied from sixth to win the 10th race at Santa Anita Park.
Undefeated 2-year-old Shanghai Bobby will travel to California to compete in the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park, Starlight Racing managing partner Jack Wolf confirmed Oct. 8.
Watsdachances gave trainer Chad Brown a sweep of the graded events at Belmont Park in New York Oct. 8, winning the $150,000 Miss Grillo Stakes (gr. IIIT).
In Lingerie is scheduled to take a plane ride from Kentucky to California Oct. 9 and "our thought at the moment" is for her to run in the Breeders' Cup World Championships next month at Santa Anita Park, said Aron Wellman
Evan examines how weekend races will affect the Breeders' Cup race card. watch video
Son of Harlan's Holiday is now a perfect 4 for 4. More
Pinnacle Racing Stables and Bill Kaplan's 2011 Eclipse Award-winning female sprinter Musical Romance bid a proper farewell to Calder Casino & Race Course Oct.6.
Morton Fink's homebred Wise Dan showed why he was the odds-on favorite in the $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (gr. IT), rallying five wide to win by a decisive 2 1/4 lengths over 48-1 longshot Willcox Inn Oct. 6.
John Oxley's Spring in the Air closed with a huge run from mid-pack to win the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (gr. I) by a length at Keeneland Oct. 5, punching her ticket to the Breeders' Cup.
Six top-level races, ranging from sprints to long distance, will test some of Europe's best horses on Oct. 7 at Longchamp as part of the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) undercard.
Pete handicaps the Polytrack and a huge field of 14 in the Breeders' Futurity. read blog
The New York Racing Association has moved the Pilgrim and Miss Grillo Stakes, a pair of juvenile stakes races scheduled for the turf, to the Oct. 8 card due to weather concerns.
- By Steve Haskin
Steve and Lenny examine the BC Ladies' Classic, Juvenile Fillies, I'll Have Another, Aqueduct and the Illinois Derby. Plus a list of the top 10 things Churchill will do if it take's over NYRA. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. watch video
The Breeders' Cup announces post times, wagering menu, and tentative schedule for this year's World Championships at Santa Anita Park.
General admission tickets are now available for purchase online for the 29 Breeders' Cup World Championships on Nov. 2 and 3 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.
Evan recaps the Jockey Club Gold Cup, Beldame, and Awesome Again Stakes from the weekend. watch video
Undefeated 2yo filly is the best of the west. More
Charles Fipke's homebred Jersey Town, a 6-year-old son of Speightstown, blows by Shackleford in the stretch of the one-mile Kelso Handicap (gr. II). Favored To Honor and Serve finishes fourth.
Join Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk to talk about the upcoming busy weekend of racing and its implications for the Breeders' Cup. Sponsored by HRTV. Read Transcript
Seventeen-time Grammy Award winner Tony Bennett will perform his classic hit, "The Best is Yet to Come," Nov. 3 at the 2012 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park, Breeders' Cup announced Sept. 27.
Evan recaps the Cotillion, Gallant Bloom, Pennsylvania Derby, and more! Evan also gives you his "e-ticket" for a few Breeders' Cup races. watch video
3yo filly remained undefeated after a hard fought win in the Cotillion over Questing. More
The Breeders' Cup has launched Blazing Silks, Breeders' Cup Edition, an interactive social network game that allows racing fans and social gamers to train and care for Thoroughbreds.
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.
Salix, British Champions Day offer obstacles for Breeders' Cup. read blog
Images from the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies: 1984 - 2011. View Slideshow
Sam Sheppard, chief executive of the European Breeders' Fund (EBF), will retire the end of 2012. The EBF is a major sponsor of European racing.
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