Keyword: Breeders' Cup

  • Bryan Pettigrew

    Pettigrew Named to Senior BC Position

    Bryan Pettigrew has been named to the position of Breeders' Cup senior vice president, marketing and sponsorship, it was announced Jan. 20. Pettigrew, who will be based in Lexington, will begin his duties Feb. 2.

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    'Brandi' Brings Owner Horton Another Eclipse

    On Nov. 1 Take Charge Brandi won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I). It was her first score for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas since breaking her maiden in June, but launched her championship season.

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    Judy the Beauty Wins Female Sprinter Eclipse

    Hard as it is to believe that a daughter of a Horse of the Year out of a mare by another Horse of the Year sold for only $20,000 as a yearling, it isn't hard to see that she could become a champion.

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    Todd Pletcher IS Funny… No, Really

    Rivals and racing fans may view top trainer Todd Pletcher as reserved and unemotional, but there is more to the dedicated horseman than meets the eye. A competitive nature, sly wit, and drive to succeed have carried him to the top of the game.

  • Drew Sheinman

    Sheinman Leaves Breeders' Cup Post

    Drew Sheinman has left his post with the Breeders' Cup as senior vice president and chief marketing and revenue officer to pursue other business interests, Breeders' Cup announced Jan. 9.

  • Tom Durkin

    Durkin to Receive Eclipse Award of Merit

    Capping an extraordinary career as one of North America's premier race track announcers and one of the most popular personalities in Thoroughbred racing, Tom Durkin will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit.

  • Breeders' Cup Sues Air Charter Company

    Breeders' Cup Ltd. has filed suit against a New Jersey-based air charter company, claiming the firm breached a contract under which it was to transport attendees back to Lexington following this year's races.

  • Main Sequence won the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) and two grade I Breeders' Cup Challenge races. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Turf/i-TW3B7bB/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Niarchos Family Top Breeders' Cup Breeders

    The Niarchos Family, racing under the Flaxman Holdings name, has won the fourth annual John Deere Award as outstanding breeders of the 2014 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series and the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Wise Dan at the barn Dec. 9, 2014.
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    Wise Dan Recovering Well as Season Ends

    Recovering from a minor non-displaced fracture at the bottom of the cannon bone of his right front fetlock, Wise Dan has been powering along down the shedrow -- and trainer Charlie Lopresti fully expects him to run in 2015.

  • Breeders' Cup Schedule Hurt November Handle

    Wagering on United States races for the month of November declined by more than $50 million in 2014 when compared to the previous year, due in great measure to the first day of the Breeders' Cup falling on Oct. 31.

  • Lenny's Place - 12/2/2014 - Episode 6

    Lenny Shulman sits down for a fun interview with Smilin' Ken Ramsey. Lenny also talks about racing this year's stand outs against one another next year. Standouts including Bayern, Shared Belief, California Chrome, Honor Code, and Hoppertunity. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm

  • Take Charge Brandi

    Take Charge Brandi, Mr. Z to Los Alamitos

    Willis Horton's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) and Delta Princess (gr. III) winner Take Charge Brandi and Zayat Stables LLC's Delta Jackpot (gr. III) runner-up Mr. Z both to have one more start in 2014.

  • Chris Kay, NYRA president and CEO

    NYRA Officials Meet With Aqueduct Customers

    In the first of a series of quarterly meetings, executives from the New York Racing Association took questions from customers in an hour-long question-and-answer session Nov. 15 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • KY Lawmakers Get Horse Industry Update

    The Kentucky General Assembly Interim Joint Subcommittee on Horse Farming was given a generally positive update on the status of the racing and breeding industry in the state Nov. 12 in light of years of declines.

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    Breeders' Cup Handle Totaled $159.1 Million

    The Breeders' Cup reported Nov. 12 that all-sources wagering for the World Championships at Santa Anita Park this year totaled $159.1 million, fourth highest in Cup history but down 2.7% from 2013.

  • Zenyatta: Champion Mother

    Learn more about Zenyatta's life as a broodmare in this companion piece to 'Long Live The Queen," Tracy Gantz's Breeders' Cup longform at www.BloodHorse.com/Zenyatta.

  • BC Helps Boost Wagering Numbers for October

    The Friday, Oct. 31, program of the Breeders' Cup World Championships helped lead to a 2.72% increase in total commingled pari-mutuel handle on United States racing in October compared with the same month in 2013.

  • 2.6 million viewers tuned in to watch Bayern win the Breeders' Cup Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Classic/i-sTCf2R9">Order This Photo</a>

    TV Ratings Improve for Breeders' Cup Classic

    NBC and the NBC Sports Network reported markedly improved viewership numbers for their Nov. 1 coverage of the main Breeders' Cup card, compared with 2013 numbers, as both afternoon and primetime ratings were up.

  • Haskin's BC Recap: Bayern and the Brouhaha

    Baffert again found himself pleading with higher sources to spare him the pain of defeat when it became apparent Bayern was going to have to dig in like he's never dug in before to hold off the challenges.

  • 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic Race Sequence

    Relive Bayern's victory in the 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic. See where your favorite horse was at six crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow.

  • Breeders' Cup News Update for November 2, 2014

    Ron Mitchell gives us an update on the Breeders' Cup. Ron highlights the Breeders' Cup Classic break, Bob Baffert, Horse of the Year discussion, California Chrome, Shared Belief, and a big $1.6 million pick 6 carryover from Saturday.

  • BC 2014: Classic Press Conference

    Comments from the connections of 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Bayern, including trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Martin Garcia.

  • BC14: Saturday News Wrap

    Tom LaMarra brings you the Breeders' Cup Saturday news wrap for November 1, 2014. Tom discusses the Breeders' Cup Classic winner Bayern, Calilfornia Chrome, and the steward's ruling.

  • Work All Week wins the 2014 Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Sprint/i-CW4VZQj/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Work All Week Strong in Breeders' Cup Sprint

    Midwest Thoroughbreds' Work All Week, winner of the grade III Phoenix Stakes at Keeneland in his previous start as the favorite, wheeled right back at 19-1 to win the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) Nov. 1.

  • Main Sequence wins the 2014 Longines Breeders' Cup Turf. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Juvenile/i-9j2cvZ2/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Main Sequence Sews Up Breeders' Cup Turf

    Flaxman Holdings' homebred Main Sequence put the cap on a brilliant season Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park, charging to victory over Flintshire in the $3 million Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT).