Keyword: distaff

  • Two Item Limit Back On Track at Arlington

    Two Item Limit, who finished third in last year's Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) is on track to take on a very deep field of eight. She's come a long way since the beginning of the year when a return to the Distaff was a distant hope.

  • Distaff Preview (9/12): An Imperial Gesture

    Goldolphin Racing's Imperial Gesture became one to watch in the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Champion distaff division when she won the Gazelle Handicap (gr. I) in near gate-to-wire fashion Sept. 7.

  • Pat Day celebrates his win aboard Unbridled Elaine in the Breeders' Cup Distaff.

    Unbridled Elaine Wins Distaff; Exogenous Injured

    A pall was cast on the 18th Breeders' Cup before it could even start when Exogenous flipped, got her foot caught in the winner's circle rail, and eventually had to be sedated and removed from the tunnel leading to the racetrack.

  • Godolphin Racing's Arc winner Sakhee leads a foreign invasion.

    117 Breeders' Cup Pre-Entries: Big Apple, Big Time

    Goodbye, Breeders' Cup. Hello, World Thoroughbred Championships. America's biggest day of racing is now the world's biggest day of racing. For the first time since its inception, racing's Greatest Show on Earth will not be dominated by American-based horses. The two largest international powerhouses--Godolphin and the Coolmore group--are not only heading to the World Thoroughbred Championships en masse, they are bringing all their heavy artillery. And this year, that means an array of European stars never before seen on one card, especially in the United States.

  • Will Kentucky Oaks winner Flute provide Frankel with his first Breeders' Cup win?

    Distaff Preview: Youth Brigade

    Never underestimate the handicapping abilities of Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel. "I think the 3-year-olds are better than the older horses and I'm very confident heading into the race," Frankel said in the days leading up to the Oct. 6 Beldame Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Beautiful Pleasure, with Jorge Chavez in the irons, wins the Personal Ensign Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga. Heritage of Gold is in the background.

    Beautiful Pleasure Will Race in 2001

    After lengthy discussions between trainers John and Donna Ward and owner John Oxley, it has been decided Beautiful Pleasure will race another year. Oxley said the year's goal is the Oct. 27 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Belmont Park. She has not started since the 2000 edition of the race where she finished sixth.

  • Distaff Preview: The Big Check

    That collective gasp was the connections of the <i>other</i> Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) entrants when owners Aaron and Marie Jones decided to pony up the $400,000 to supplement <b>Riboletta</b>. The big check they wrote changed the whole complexion of the race.