Breeders' Cup has again expanded its welfare, safety, and integrity protocol for this year's World Championships, with a big assist from host track Keeneland.
Cymric is the morning-line favorite for the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT). Raced in England and France, the son of Kitten's Joy was foaled and raised at Mill Ridge Farm, just about two miles from Keeneland.
The multiple grade I winner had a brisk gallop at Keeneland after visiting the paddock Oct. 28. Frosted and Keen Ice also made appearances on the track for the first time.
Making her own luck has been Doyle's hallmark as she strives to become a rider trainers can count on for an all-out ride and astute feedback.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah walked the shedrow and did not go to the track Oct. 28, his first morning at Keeneland after arriving Oct. 27.
Carolyn and Fletcher Gray may be small breeders, but their horses tend to come up big. I'm a Chatterbox could join Left Bank and Stardom Bound as champions bred by the couple.
Churchill Downs will open its 21-day fall meet on Sunday, Nov. 1 with a 10-race program.
Joe Sharp, who just entered his second year as a trainer, will saddle Sapphire Kitten as his first Breeders' Cup starter Oct. 30 at Keeneland in the Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT).
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Mixed Pleasure, a 30-year-old resident of Old Friends retirement facility in Georgetown Ky., was euthanized Oct. 26 due to complications from colic.
Neck 'n Neck and Majestic Harbor head the Oct. 30 Marathon Stakes (gr. II) at 1 3/4 miles, the longest race that will be run over Breeders' Cup weekend at Keeneland.
Ken Kirchner, a former regulator in Pennsylvania, was hired by Breeders' Cup as a consultant in 1996, and since that time has overseen wagering formats, simulcast expansion, and elevating the product with bettors.
She will be offered at Fasig-Tipton Nov. 1, but first Stephanie's Kitten will seek her second Breeders' Cup victory, this time in the Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), which she narrowly lost a year ago.
The $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) offers no shortage of interesting storylines in a 10-horse field that includes nine group I/grade I winners.
The 10-furlong distance of the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) provides comfort for trainer Christophe Clement, who will send out Tonalist in this year's edition of North America's richest race.
Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contender Untapable was withdrawn from the Oct. 30 race for fillies and mares the morning of Oct. 27 after the champion 2014 Distaff winner spiked a temperature.
Breeders' Cup contender Golden Horn after his first trip to the Keeneland Polytrack training track Oct. 27.
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Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) contender Honor Code settles in Kentucky on Oct. 27 after arriving from New York.
Organizers of the TCA Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, held at the Kentucky Horse Park Oct. 23-25, called the event a success.
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Alphabet Soup, winner of the 1996 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), has been pensioned to Old Friends retirement facility near Georgetown, Ky.
Kentucky Downs and Churchill Downs will have no overlapping dates next year under a schedule approved Oct. 26 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Kentucky Downs had requested seven days, up from five this year.
Nyquist, undefeated in four starts and a two-time grade I winner, drew post 13 in a full field of 14 for the $2 million Sentient Jets Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Oct. 31 at Keeneland.
The Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) has a rich history of female winners, and this year three distaffers will attempt to add to that legacy against a strong male lineup.
Resurgent champion jockey Frankie Dettori will be aboard Judy the Beauty when the reigning champion female sprinter bids for a repeat win in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) Oct. 31 at Keeneland.
The son of Unbridled's Song drew post 3 of 11 in the Dirt Mile (gr. I) and will look to use his swift turn of foot in the shorter race rather than throwing in with American Pharoah and Beholder in the Classic (gr. I).
Foreign-breds Legatissimo, Dacita, Photo Call, and Secret Gesture will square off against the likes of Stephanie's Kitten and Hard Not to Like in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf
In the early morning hours, Asmussen worked Untapable, Tapiture, Holy Boss, and Nickname for their respective Breeders' Cup races.
There was only one worker out on the Santa Anita Park main track to kick off the 7:45 a.m. session Oct. 26, but there was still a crowd of horsemen out in the grandstand to watch the horse, as if he were their own.
After Lea's strong :47 2/5 half-mile work Oct. 26 at Keeneland, trainer Bill Mott said the horse will run in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I).
The oldest living Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner injected the dead-on balance of precocity, stamina, and grit into those that carry his blood.
WinStar Farm's and Twin Creeks Racing's multiple grade I winner Constitution has been retired to stud at WinStar for 2016. The son of Tapit will stand for a fee of $25,000 stands and nurses.
James Lovat and Charles Pigram's Nemoralia went a half-mile on the "good" turf course in :51 3/5 Oct. 25 at Keeneland, gearing up for a Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) run.
When an overnight rain left the main track at Keeneland sloppy and sealed Oct. 25, Richard Mandella trained champion racemare Beholder over the synthetic training track and schooled in the paddock.
Dixiana Farms' homebred Tiger Ride made it two in a row for trainer Graham Motion and picked up a third 2015 stakes score Oct. 24 at Keeneland, holding off favored Include Betty to win the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View.
"She took off so hard, it made the saddle slip up on her withers. So he couldn't do much riding, but that was OK."
Trainer Chad Brown unleashed a cavalcade of Breeders' Cup-bound horses at Belmont Park Oct. 24 for their final works, including Big Blue Kitten, Slumber, Shining Copper, Stephanie's Kitten, and Dacita.
Trainer Larry Jones called an audible and sent Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contender I'm a Chatterbox out to work early Oct. 24 at Keeneland as a light rain fell on the Lexington track.
Churchill Downs is in the process of preparing an application to host the Breeders' Cup World Championships in 2018, the next open year in the rotation, an official at the Kentucky racetrack said Oct. 23.
Under Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith just as the sun peeked over the horizon, 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) contender Songbird breezed four furlongs in :47 2/5.
Big Chief Racing's Exaggerator, pointed to the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), worked earlier than planned the morning of Oct. 24 at Keeneland, but it paid off, according to trainer Keith Desormeaux.
Tonalist, under jockey John Velazquez, worked five furlongs in 1:01 at Belmont Park Oct. 24 in his final work before the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Keeneland.
Trainer Larry Jones discusses Oct. 24 work of Distaff contender I'm a Chatterbox.
Hronis Racing's Hard Aces has benefited from a West Coast racing lineup without Shared Belief or California Chrome, but will take his shot in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) nonetheless. acquiring
Frosted fired a half-mile bullet in :47 at Greentree Training Center near Saratoga Race Course and will arrive at Keeneland the morning of Oct. 27.
Untapable was a dominating winner of the 2014 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) but has underwhelmed thus far this season. She gets a chance at redemption when she goes for a Distaff repeat Oct. 30.
Fasig-Tipton has added five more supplemental entries to the catalog for its November sale, to be held Nov. 1 in Lexington.
Lael Stables' Ageless will not run in next Saturday's $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), trainer Arnaud Delacour said Oct. 23.
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