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Farish wins runoff election for Breeders’ Cup board seat

DRF | 1 week ago
William S. Farish Jr., a member of the family that owns Lane’s End Farm in central Kentucky, has won a runoff in an election for a four-year seat on the Breeders’ Cup board of directors, according to the organization. Read More...

Despite Differences, Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland Will Shine

What took so long? That’s the only question I had after watching the video presentation and seeing the plans for a first-ever “homecoming” Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland in 2015. I’ve made no secret of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Breeders’ Cup names Keeneland as 2015 host

DRF | 1 month ago
The Breeders’ Cup on Tuesday announced that Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., will serve as the host site for the 2015 World Championships, confirming news first reported June 17. Read More...

Report: Keeneland to host 2015 Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 1 month ago
The Breeders’ Cup will announce later this month that the two-day event will be held for the first time at Keeneland Race Course in 2015, according to a report in the Louisville Courier-Journal. Read More...

Where Is Breeders’ Cup Heading?

Future site selections will be discussed at a Breeders’ Cup board of directors meeting on Wednesday that could result in a three-year host site commitment for 2015-17. Santa Anita Park, the Arcadia,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Breeders’ Cup elects 23 members

DRF | 2 months ago
Twenty-three individuals have been elected to the slate of representatives that ultimately selects the board members of the Breeders’ Cup, the organization said Monday. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup, NBC reach deal to televise 18 Breeders’ Cup prep races

DRF | 3 months ago
Eighteen of the major preps giving horses an automatic berth in a Breeders’ Cup race will be televised live on NBC or NBC Sports this summer and fall under a new agreement between Breeders’ Cup Ltd. and the network’s parent company, according to an announcement by both parties Monday. Read More...

Like Golf’s ‘Masters,’ Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland Could Be Iconic Tradition

There are more than a few comparisons that can be made between Augusta National Golf Club, which just held its 78th Masters Golf Tournament, and horse racing’s Keeneland Association, currently... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Dave Mason: On Music, Racing, and ‘Live at Belmont Park 1978′

Most fans of our sport know 1978 was the last year a horse won American racing’s Triple Crown. The rivalry between Affirmed and Alydar reached a dizzying crescendo on the afternoon of June 10, 1978,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Aqueduct: Princess of Sylmar’s 2014 schedule doesn’t include Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 4 months ago
The connections of Princess of Sylmar laid out a blueprint of the schedule they would like to keep this year for their 4-year-old filly, who made a successful return to the races Sunday with a 3 1/2-length victory in the Cat Cay Stakes at Aqueduct. Read More...

Santa Anita: At 7, Game On Dude still trying to win the big one

DRF | 6 months ago
Game On Dude will be in a familiar position at Santa Anita on Saturday – the heavy favorite in the $300,000 San Antonio Stakes. But a victory would do little to answer a question dominating his career: Can Game On Dude win the Breeders’ Cup Classic? Read More...

Latest EIPH and Lasix study has a precedent in Brazil

The latest “Lasix Study,” commissioned  by Breeders’ Cup Ltd. and conducted by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, was released yesterday with enough “evidence” for those for and against the use of race-day furosemide (Lasix and Salix) for EIPH (exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage) treatment to ring their respective bells. And the bells were ringing yesterday on Twitter from […] Read More...

Breeders’ Cup documentary available Dec. 16 on DVD

DRF | 8 months ago
The documentary “Breeders’ Cup 30-1: Greatest Moments in Breeders’ Cup History,” which aired on NBCSN last month and chronicles the best races of the 30 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, will be available on DVD at www.breederscupshop.com beginning Dec. 16. Read More...

Vet Records Provided Voluntarily in Secret Compass Death

While the California Horse Racing Board has yet to act on a proposal that would make it mandatory to provide veterinary records for post-mortem examination of horses that died at CHRB licensed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for... Read More...

Patience and Devotion: Thoroughbred Caretakers Provide Homes for Life

During our recent Breeders’ Cup or Bust fundraising trip through California, we weren’t able to share with you all of the stories we discovered and the people we met. You’ll meet... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Hollywood Park: Centralinteligence back at barn after surgery

DRF | 9 months ago
Centralinteligence could return to racing after undergoing surgery for a condylar fracture suffered Nov. 1 in the BC Dirt Mile, trainer Ron Ellis said. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup: Past, Present, and Future

Did you know that the first Breeders’ Cup at Hollywood Park in 1984 drew a bigger crowd than the first Super Bowl at the Los Angeles Coliseum did in 1967? It’s true. When the Green Bay Packers of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Dick Jerardi: Will Take Charge gives Pennsylvania Derby’s prestige a boost

DRF | 9 months ago
Pennsylvania Derby winner Will Take Charge is almost certainly going to be voted 3-year-old champion. That could help bump the $1 million race from a Grade 2 to a Grade 1. Will Take Charge’s Classic run is certainly great advertisement. Read More...

Golden Gate notes: She’s a Tiger’s Breeders’ Cup DQ hard pill to swallow

DRF | 9 months ago
She’s a Tiger, who trained early in her career and won her debut at Pleasanton, gave Golden Gate Fields simulcast bettors and her connections a thrill by crossing the wire first in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies – until the inquiry sign began flashing. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup: Euros win five races, sweep three exactas

DRF | 9 months ago
Carve away Santa Anita’s two synthetic-surface years and European horses had their best Breeders’ Cup showing last weekend. European-based horses won five of the 14 Breeders’ Cup races, adding three seconds and a third. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup: Englehart still soaking in Juvenile Fillies win

DRF | 9 months ago
Trainer Jeremiah Englehart thought the highlight of his year was going to be when his New York-bred King Kreesa finished a more-than-respectable second to reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan in the Grade 2 Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga. That was relegated to second place when Ria Antonia, a horse that wasn’t even in his barn two months ago, was moved by the Santa Anita stewards to first place in Saturday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, after first-place finisher She’s a Tiger was disqualified for bumping with Ria Antonia in deep stretch. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup: Handle bounces back up 11 percent off sluggish 2012 numbers

DRF | 9 months ago
Handle on the Breeders’ Cup rebounded from a sharp downturn at the event last year, with all-sources wagering on the 14 races on the Breeders’ Cup slate jumping seven percent and total handle on the two Breeders’ Cup cards at Santa Anita surging 11 percent. Read More...

Trip Notes: Breeders’ Cup 2013

DRF | 9 months ago
Trip Notes: Breeders' Cup 2013 by Michael Hammersly. Read More...

Wise Dan emerges from Breeders’ Cup as Horse of the Year front-runner

DRF | 9 months ago
After Game On Dude faded to ninth in the Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday, with Princess of Sylmar finished last of six in the Distaff on Friday, Wise Dan becomes the front-runner to repeat as Horse of the Year following his victory on Saturday in the Mile. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile: Baffert hopeful New Year’s Day is his 2014 Kentucky Derby horse

DRF | 9 months ago
New Year’s Day had barely crossed the finish line in the eighth race at Santa Anita on the first Saturday in November before trainer Bob Baffert started thinking about the 11th race on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup: Smith edges Stevens for Shoemaker Award

DRF | 9 months ago
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith won the Shoemaker Award for the second consecutive year as outstanding jockey of the two days of Breeders’ Cup races at Santa Anita on Friday and Saturday. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Turf: Magician, The Fugue, Indy Point could meet again

DRF | 9 months ago
If Magician returns to Santa Anita for the Breeders' Cup Turf on Nov. 1, 2014, he could face the second- and third-place runners from Saturday’s race – The Fugue and Indy Point. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup: Caracortado now pointing to Hollywood Turf Express

DRF | 9 months ago
Mike Machowsky said the hoof abscess bothering Caracortado is so minor that he hopes his homebred gelding will be ready for the $100,000 Hollywood Turf Express on Dec. 8. Read More...

Andrew Beyer: Here’s why slower Juvenile got better figure than Juvenile Fillies

DRF | 9 months ago
How could New Year’s Day win the Juvenile in slower time than the Juvenile Fillies and earn a higher figure? The explanation, said Andrew Beyer, is evidence suggesting that the Santa Anita track was significantly faster for the first two dirt races on the card than it was for the rest of the day. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies: Ria Antonia’s owner has big plans

DRF | 9 months ago
Ron Paolucci, the co-owner of Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Ria Antonia, mentioned he would like to see her challenge males next season in races such as the Sunland Park Derby, a stepping-stone to the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Distaff: Beholder will race as 4-year-old in 2014

DRF | 9 months ago
Beholder, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2012 who won the biggest race of her career in Friday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff, will stay in training in 2014, trainer Richard Mandella said on Sunday. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Groupie Doll’s win closes fun era for Bradleys

DRF | 9 months ago
Buff Bradley, whose 14 graded stakes wins in more than two decades of training horses have all come through two-time Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare champion Groupie Doll (8) and Brass Hat (6), fully knows he might not ever pass this way again. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Sprint: Does Secret Circle deserve an Eclipse?

DRF | 9 months ago
Did Secret Circle turn his three-week 2013 campaign into an Eclipse Award-winning campaign with his victory in Saturday’s $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint? Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Mile: Expect to see little less of Wise Dan in 2014

DRF | 9 months ago
As long as his will to win remains intact and Wise Dan retains the physical tools to use it, he will be back in California for another Breeders’ Cup in 2014. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Classic: Mucho Macho Man’s trainer Ritvo expresses gratitude

DRF | 9 months ago
The morning after reaching the pinnacle of her racing career, trainer Kathy Ritvo was both excited and contemplative over what she and her horse, Mucho Macho Man, had accomplished in winning the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup handle rises for first time in three years

DRF | 9 months ago
Handle at the Breeders’ Cup rose for the first time in three years this year, despite the event having one fewer race this year. According to the charts of the races, handle on the 14 races this year was $135.5 million, up 6.8 percent compared to preliminary reported handle on 15 races last year. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup: Game On Dude’s defeat concludes bittersweet weekend for Baffert

DRF | 9 months ago
A roller-coaster day of experiences and emotions ended on a down note for trainer Bob Baffert, who watched Game On Dude finish far back as the 8-5 favorite in Saturday’s $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Classic: Mucho Macho Man, Stevens win a thriller

DRF | 9 months ago
On Saturday, in tandem, Gary Stevens and Kathy Ritvo completed the comeback story of the year. Stevens, who returned to riding early in the year, and Ritvo, able to follow her passion of training with a transplanted heart in her chest, won the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic with Mucho Macho Man, who survived a thrilling three-horse duel to the wire. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Mile: Wise Dan overcomes early stumble to repeat

DRF | 9 months ago
Despite stumbling at the start, and having lost the services of his regular rider, John Velazquez, Wise Dan ran down Za Approval to repeat in the $2 million Breeder’s Cup Mile Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Sprint: Secret Circle overcomes layoff, traffic

DRF | 9 months ago
Secret Circle, a horse who wasn’t on anybody’s radar screen a month ago, emerged as the leading candidate to win a division championship after overcoming an eventful trip to register a neck victory over the fast-closing Laugh Track on Saturday at Santa Anita in the $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Turf: Magician pulls one out of his hat

DRF | 9 months ago
There was no illusion or tricks to Magician’s win in Saturday’s $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita. In his first start since a ninth-place finish in the Group 1 St. James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot in June, Magician ($25) made his first start over 1 1/2 miles on turf and took to the distance with ease, winning by a half-length over The Fugue, the 3-2 favorite. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile: New Year’s Day benefits from Garcia’s patient ride

DRF | 9 months ago
New Year’s Day unleashed a strong stretch run along the inside to run down Havana and win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile by 1 1/4 lengths. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint: Mizdirection does it again

DRF | 9 months ago
Some things never change with Mizdirection. She’s showed once again on Saturday that she's unbeatable on Santa Anita’s turf course, winning the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint on the track’s hillside course for the second consecutive year. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Groupie Doll repeats

DRF | 9 months ago
The majority said Groupie Doll had lost a step or two, and they were proved absolutely correct when the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint was run Saturday at Santa Anita – although it did them little good. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf: Dank leads 1-2-3 finish for Europeans

DRF | 9 months ago
Dank continued the Europeans’ dominance on turf at the 2013 Breeders’ Cup by parlaying a perfect trip under jockey Ryan Moore into a half-length victory over Romantica in Saturday’s $2 million Filly and Mare Turf at Santa Anita. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup pick five pays $23,000

DRF | 9 months ago
The 50-cent pick five on Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup program paid $23,665.90 on a day when the pool reached a record amount for a California track. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies: Ria Antonia placed first after being beaten by a nose

DRF | 9 months ago
She’s a Tiger finished first in Saturday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita, but was disqualified and placed second for bumping with Ria Antonia near the finish. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Marathon: London Bridge followed unique path

DRF | 9 months ago
The upset win by London Bridge in Friday’s $500,000 Breeders’ Cup Marathon proved Breeders’ Cup winners can come from anywhere. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf: Chriselliam will point to 1000 Guineas

DRF | 9 months ago
Chriselliam was reported to have come out of her 2 1/2-length victory in Friday’s $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf in good order and will soon head back to England to prepare for the spring classics. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile: Goldencents targets Malibu

DRF | 9 months ago
Goldencents, the dominant winner of the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile on Friday at Santa Anita, could make his next start in the Grade 1 Malibu on Dec. 26 at Santa Anita, trainer Doug O’Neill said Saturday morning. Read More...