Keyword: Europeans

  • Midday at Churchill Downs.

    Back to Reality for Europeans at Churchill

    After the tremendous success of European horses in the last two Breeders'Cup World Championships at Santa Anita in California, it is back to the stark reality of racing in America at Churchill Downs in 2010.

  • Breeders' Cup Handle Up 5.5%

    Handle for the 25th Breeders' Cup World Championships was up 5.5% over last year's event, according to preliminary data released Oct. 26.

  • Goldikova shown winning the Prix du Moulin

    Head Seeks a First: Win as Jock, Trainer

    Freddie Head knows all about winning the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT). He did so twice -- as a jockey -- with the filly Miesque in 1987-88. Now he's trying to win a championship as a trainer with Goldikova.

  • Jerry Bailey

    Bailey on Synthetics: Euros Even Up Now

    Jerry Bailey said that any disadvantage suffered in the past by European horses on the dirt has been taken away with the introduction of a new synthetic surface for this year's Breeders' Cup.

  • Europeans on Turf Course: So Far, So Good

    European jockeys and trainers who ventured onto the turf course at Monmouth Park the morning of Oct. 26 were surprised at its resilience. The lack of rain overnight, despite a two-day drenching, allowed the course to recover to good from yielding.

  • Alistair Donald of the International Racing Bureau gives his assessment of the leading European contending horses in this year's Breeders' Cup races.

    Video: Interview with Alistair Donald

    Alistair Donald of the International Racing Bureau gives his assessment of the leading European contending horses in this year's Breeders' Cup races.

  • Activity Begins For European BC Horses

    On a morning in which very few horses left their barns, there was plenty of activity over at the quarantine barn, as several new arrivals from Europe took to the track despite the rainy, blustery conditions.

  • Europeans Have Large, Highly Competitive Group For BC

    Though two big European names, Powerscourt and Motivator, will not be running on Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships day, the contingent of foreign-based horses is quite strong, Nick Clarke, retired head of the International Racing Bureau, said from Belmont Park Sunday morning.

  • Islington First European On Santa Anita Track

    The first European horses scheduled to race in the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships were released from quarantine Monday morning at Santa Anita.

  • Last Planes Carrying European BC Starters Arrive Sunday

    By late Sunday afternoon, all of the European horses scheduled to compete in the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships had arrived in Southern California. As they arrive, they are finding the weather much warmer than where their flights originated.

  • Europeans: Good Trip, and Good Conditions

    The European contingent for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships arrived in good order this year despite some concerns over international travel in light of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. In fact, this year's shippers are said to make up one of the strongest groups ever.

  • Europeans Invade for Arlington Festival of Racing

    Four European invaders are scheduled to arrive in Chicago over the next week in an attempt to take down the coveted Arlington Million Saturday, Aug. 18. A total of nine imports from across the pond will try their luck in either the Million, the $700,000 Beverly D for fillies and mares, and the $400,000 Secretariat Stakes for 3-year-olds. All are grade I contests, with the Million also serving as the third leg of the international Emirates World Series.