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  • Filimbi wins the Goldikova Stakes.

    Filimbi Avoids Trouble in Eventful Goldikova

    Filimbi unleashed a powerful stretch run from last while avoiding trouble to her inside in the $200,000 Goldikova Stakes (gr. IIT) Nov. 2 to post a 1 1/4-length win on the final card of the Santa Anita fall meet.

  • The start of the Breeders' Cup Classic.
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    Santa Anita Steward Explains Classic Ruling

    Reacting to strong criticism, California racing steward Scott Chaney, explained the decision to allow the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) win Nov. 1 by Bayern to stand in spite of obvious interference at the start.

  • Bayern (right) gets the Breeders' Cup Classic win over Toast of New York (middle) and California Chrome.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Classic/i-CTNgkCT/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Bayern Wins Breeders' Cup Classic Slugfest

    Bayern mugged Shared Belief shortly after the start of the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and got away with it, outlasting Toast of New York and California Chrome in a thrilling stretch duel Nov. 1 at Santa Anita.

  • Dayatthespa wins the 2014 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Filly-Mare-Turf/i-5PRSmCT/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Dayatthespa Shows Heels in Filly & Mare Turf

    Front-running Dayatthespa, making her first start at the 1 1/4-mile distance, skipped away in the stretch to post a mild upset in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Goldencents takes the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile again.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Dirt-Mile/i-rBBBZfp/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Goldencents Posts Repeat in Dirt Mile

    After flying through a half mile in :44.80, Goldencents dug deep to hold off a determined Tapiture in the stretch to win the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I), successfully defending his 2013 win in the race.

  • Cary Street wins the 2014 Las Vegas Marathon Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/">Order This Photo</a>

    Patient Cary Street Wins Las Vegas Marathon

    Last the first time past the wire, Cary Street was first when it counted, taking the $200,000 Las Vegas Marathon (gr. II) easily over favored Irish Surf at Santa Anita Park Oct. 31.

  • That Handicapping Show - Breeders' Cup Classic

    Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra are joined by Eric Guillot for the Breeders' Cup Classic edition of That Handicapping Show. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Breeders' Cup Classic.

  • Quiet Morning for Breeders' Cup Day 1

    It was the proverbial calm before the storm at Santa Anita Park the morning of Friday, Oct. 31, as the Southern California track prepared for the first of two Breeders' Cup World Championships cards.

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    Top Decile Under Radar for Juvenile Fillies

    Top Decile didn't win the Darley Alcibiades Stakes at Keeneland in early October, but she raced well enough to capture second and earn a trip to California for the Nov. 1 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

  • Mike Smith, is the two-time defending winner of the Bill Shoemaker Award.

    Breeders' Cup to Honor Top Jockey

    The Breeders' Cup will again present the most outstanding jockey of the Breeders' Cup World Championships with the Bill Shoemaker Award based on competition in the 13 races Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • That Handicapping Show: Breeders' Cup Friday

    Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap several Breeders' Cup Friday races. They look at the Breeders' Cup Distaff, Mile, Juvenile Fillies, and Juvenile Fillies Turf. Return Saturday for the Breeders' Cup Classic!

  • Filimbi won the 2014 De La Rose Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-gVVFCmR">Order This Photo</a>

    Eastern Fillies Top Good Field in Goldikova

    Eastern based Filimbi and Strathnaver, along with four-time Santa Anita turf stakes winner Pontchatrain, head a strong field of nine fillies and mares Nov. 2 in the $200,000 Goldikova Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Wind Fire,a 3-year-old filly from England, will also try to defeat the best U.S. speedsters at six furlongs on the dirt.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Works/i-646VpK3">Order This Photo</a>

    Filly Wind Fire Takes On Top Male Sprinters

    Rich Tapestry from Hong Kong isn't the only foreign runner headed for the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I). Wind Fire, a 3-year-old filly from England, will also try to defeat the best U.S. speedsters at six furlongs on dirt.

  • Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita

    Breeders' Cup Buzz 2014

    Can't get enough Breeders' Cup? Catch up on what's made headlines at Santa Anita Park over the past few days. Photos, commentary, candid behind the scenes access, and more!

  • Magician
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    Turf Favorite Flintshire Draws Favorable Post

    The Breeders' Cup Turf always brings the world into these World Championships. This year's $3 million event attracted another accomplished group of European raiders looking to extend their dominance over America.

  • Secret Circle
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    Secret Circle Back for More in BC Sprint

    Secret Circle will try to become the second horse to win back-to-back editions of the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) after a full field of 14 entered the six-furlong race set for Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • BC 2014: Assistant Trainer Alan Sherman

    Assistant trainer Alan Sherman offers an update on Breeders' Cup Classic contender California Chrome Oct. 27, 2014. Hear why Alan thought "California Chrome trained like a monster today."

  • Bayern works for the Breeders' Cup Oct. 26, 2014.
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    Bayern, 'Pharoah Post Smooth Final BC Works

    Trainer Bob Baffert indicated he liked what he saw from Bayern and American Pharoah after they both worked five furlongs Oct. 26 at Santa Anita Park in preparation for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Vicar's in Trouble<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-TnHtJFn">Order This Photo</a>

    Diminutive 'Vicar' Faces BC Dirt Mile Test

    Much has been made of Vicar's in Trouble's size--or lack thereof--throughout his career. But the modest 3-year-old has delivered again and again, giving his connections confidence to send him to the Breeders' Cup.

  • Lexie Lou comes home strong to win the Autumn Miss Stakes.

    Lexie Lou Shows Old Spark in Autumn Miss Win

    Queen's Plate winner Lexie Lou won her first start outside Canada with an eye-catching burst of speed in the drive to take the $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 25 over the Santa Anita turf.

  • Prayer for Relief

    Romans: Prayer for Relief's Work 'Super'

    Despite Prayer for Relief having not visited the winner's circle since December, trainer Dale Romans believes the 6-year-horse belongs in the field for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).