Breeders' Cup Classic

Race 12 at DMR on November 4, 2017

  • 1 1/4 miles
  • $6,000,000
  • 3YO&UP
  • NBC
  • Arrogate works a half-mile at Santa Anita in :49 3/5 with Rafael Bejarano aboard

    Baffert Sees 'Big Improvements' in Arrogate

    Traveling over the Santa Anita Park main track by himself the morning of Sept. 18, Arrogate, with Rafael Bejarano aboard, worked a half-mile in :49 3/5, cutting splits of :12 2/5 and :25 1/5 before galloping out to five furlongs in 1:02 3/5. 

  • Tapwrit will be evaluated at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington

    Tapwrit to Rood & Riddle With Foot Injury

    Tapwrit, the 2017 Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) winner, has been sent to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital after he emerged from the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) with a foot injury.

  • Gun Runner with jockey Florent Geroux aboard clearly outdistanced the field to win the 64th running of The Woodward presented by NYRA Bets Saturday Sept. 1, 2017 at the Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

    The Week in Photos 9/5/2017

    Woodward Stakes (G1), Hopeful Stakes (G1), Del Mar Debutante (G1), Spinaway Stakes (G1), Del Mar Futurity (G1), Prioress Stakes (G2), Del Mar Derby (G2T), John C. Mabee Stakes (G2T), Turf Monster Stakes (G3T), Saranac Stakes (G3T) and more.

  • ABR Films: Splendid Saturday at Saratoga

    Splendid Saturday at Saratoga

    Closing weekend at Saratoga was packed with thrills, highlighted by Gun Runner's triumph in the Woodward Stakes and Lady Ivanka's win in the Spinaway Stakes. Relive all the fun and excitement of an exhilarating Saturday at the Spa.

  • Jockey Florent Geroux and Gun Runner return from his 10 1/4-length romp in the Woodward at Saratoga

    Gun Runner in Great Shape After Woodward Romp

    Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner returned from his 10 1/4-length victory in the $750,000 Woodward presented by NYRA Bets (G1) at Saratoga Race Course in great shape, according to trainer Steve Asmussen Sept. 3.

  • Gun Runner draws off to win the Woodward Stakes

    Gun Runner Much the Best in Woodward

    Gun Runner continued his wash, rinse, repeat pattern of excellence Sept. 2 when the chestnut stunner rolled past pacesetter Neolithic on the far turn and drew off to capture the Woodward Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) by open lengths.

  • Dave Litfin - Litfin At Large

    Handicapping Saturday's Cross Country Pick Four

    The final Saturday of racing at the boutique meets offers us a cross country pick four, which kicks off at Saratoga Race Course with the Spinaway and the Woodward stakes, and concludes out West with the Del Mar Debutante and the John C. Mabee.

  • Gun Runner heads back to the barn after his morning bath

    Gun Runner Puts in Final Woodward Work

    Multiple grade 1 winner Gun Runner put in his final breeze the morning of Aug. 28 for the $750,000 Woodward Stakes (G1) for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles at Saratoga Race Course Sept. 2.

  • Does Arrogate Still Rule in Baffertland?

    Just as Arrogate burst on the national scene last year with great fanfare in the historic Travers Stakes, so too has his successor, West Coast, a colt Bob Baffert thought so highly of he contemplated running him in the Belmont Stakes.

  • West Coast rolls home to win the Travers Stakes

    West Coast is Best in Travers Stakes

    One year after champion Arrogate shipped in from California and turned the division on its ear with his win in the Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), West Coast emulated his stablemate when he registered a victory in the 1 1/4-mile test.

  • Tapwrit will make his first start since he won the Belmont Stakes by two lengths

    Rested Tapwrit Seeks To Land Travers Knockout

    For the first time in months, Tapwrit is coming into a race rested. And if the classic winner lands another power punch in the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), it might be the hit that sends the rest of his division sprawling.

  • Tapwrit is the morning-line favorite for the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    Contentious Travers Stakes on Tap

    With all three individual classic winners set to start, along with six other graded stakes winners in the field of 12, the $1.25 million Travers (G1) could provide that long-awaited moment when the balance of power among the 3-year-old males shifts.

  • Jose Ortiz celebrates winning the Belmont Stakes aboard Tapwrit

    Tapwrit Favored on Travers Morning Line

    Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) winner Tapwrit was installed as the 7-2 morning-line favorite in the field of a dozen sophomores entered for the $1.25 million Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1).

Date Race Position / Horse
Stephen Foster H.
  • CD
  • $500,000
  • 1 1/8 miles
  • 1:47.56
  1. Gun Runner
  2. Honorable Duty
  3. Breaking Lucky
  4. Hawaakom
Haskell Invitational
  • MTH
  • $1,000,000
  • 1 1/8 miles
  • 1:48.35
  1. Girvin
  2. McCraken
  3. Practical Joke
  4. Irish War Cry
Whitney S.
  • SAR
  • $1,200,000
  • 1 1/8 miles
  • 1:47.71
  1. Gun Runner
  2. Keen Ice
  3. Breaking Lucky
  4. War Story
TVG Pacific Classic S.
  • DMR
  • $1,000,000
  • 1 1/4 miles
  • 2:00.70
  1. Collected
  2. Arrogate
  3. Accelerate
  4. Curlin Road
Awesome Again S.
  • SA
  • $300k g
  • 9 furlongs
Jockey Club Gold Cup S.
  • BEL
  • $750k g
  • 10 furlongs
Horse Trainer Breeder / Owner


John W. Sadler
  • Mike Abraham
  • Hronis Racing LLC

Always Dreaming

Todd A. Pletcher
  • Santa Rosa Partners
  • MeB Racing, Brooklyn Boyz, Teresa Viola, St Elias, Siena Farm and West Point


Bob Baffert
  • Clearsky Farms
  • Juddmonte Farms, Inc.


Joe Sharp
  • Bob Austin & John Witte
  • Brad Grady

Gold Dreamer

Brent Angelle
  • Funky Monkey Racing Stable
  • Allen Cassedy

Gun Runner

Steven M. Asmussen
  • Besilu Stables, LLC
  • Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm

Irish War Cry

H. Graham Motion
  • Isabelle de Tomaso
  • Isabelle de Tomaso

Keen Ice

Todd A. Pletcher
  • Glencrest Farm LLC
  • Donegal Racing and Calumet Farm


Ian R. Wilkes
  • Whitham Thoroughbreds, LLC
  • Whitham Thoroughbreds LLC

Shaman Ghost

James A. Jerkens
  • Adena Springs
  • Stronach Stables


Todd A. Pletcher
  • My Meadowview LLC
  • Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and LaPenta, Robert V.
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