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  • Bated Breath at Banstead Manor Stud in England

    A Trio of Sire Firsts

    Freshman sires Espoir City and Lethal Force get their first winners, while second-crop sire Bated Breath gets his first black-type stakes winner.

  • Grape Brandy wins the February Stakes.
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    Grape Brandy Swoops to February Stakes Win

    Espoir City appeared on his way to a second February Stakes (Jpn-I) win Feb. 17 at Tokyo, but Grape Brandy wore him down in the final 100 meters to secure the win in Japan's first top-level race of the season.

  • Dirt Stars to Be Tested in Tokyo Daishoten

    After a runner-up effort in the Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I) earlier this month, Wonder Acute returns in the Tokyo Daishoten (Jpn-I) Dec. 29 at Ohi Racecourse in search of a breakthrough win at the top level.

  • BC News Minute: Nov. 3, 2010

    Zenyatta's first appearance on the Churchill Downs track dominates today's news minute. Also, works for Espoir City and Dakota Phone, and a weather report.

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    'Lucky' Likes What He Sees at Churchill

    Lookin At Lucky, the nation's top 3-year-old contender for Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, got his first tour of the Churchill track under exercise rider Jorge Alvarez the morning of Wednesday.

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    The Breeders' Cup Work Tab for Oct. 31

    With the morning temperature about 10 degrees warmer than the 34 reading the day before, more than a dozen contenders for the Breeders' Cup World Championships completed their works at Churchill Downs on Oct. 31.

  • Classic contender Espoir City arrives at Churchill Downs.

    Espoir City Arrives at Churchill

    The Yushun Horse Club's Japan-based star Espoir City arrived at Churchill Downs Oct. 19 for a run in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I)), settling in his stall in the quarantine barn early in the morning.

  • Espoir City, Japan's champion dirt horse last year, got his 2010 campaign off to a great start by easily winning the February Stakes at Tokyo.

    Dubai-Bound Espoir City Captures February S.

    Heavy favorite Espoir City, Japan's champion dirt horse last year, got his 2010 campaign off to a great start by easily winning the US$2.2 million February Stakes, the first grade I race of the season Feb. 21 at Tokyo.

  • Espoir City, with jockey Tetsuzo Sato, crosses the finish line to win the Japan Cup Dirt at Hanshin Race Course in Japan.

    Espoir City Runs Away With Japan Cup Dirt

    Favored Espoir City became the 10th champion of the Japan Cup Dirt Dec. 6 at Hanshin Racecourse, going wire-to-wire from the rail post to finish 3 1/2 lengths ahead of Silk Mobius for his first group I victory.

  • Success Brocken Surprises Casino Drive

    The torch was passed from dirt champions Kane Hekili and Vermilion when Success Brocken edged Casino Drive by a neck in record time while winning the $2.2 million February Stakes (Jpn-I) before 70,000 at Tokyo Race Course Feb. 22.