Tags ‘Breeders’ Cup’

Grade 2 winner Stonetastic in $90,000 allowance

DRF | 4 hours ago
Grade 2 winner Stonetastic, narrowly beaten in her start in more than seven months about four weeks ago at Saratoga, will take her next step towards what her connections hope is a repeat trip to the Breeders’ Cup in a $90,000 race at Parx Racing on Tuesday. Read More...

Stidham busy with out-of-town graded stakes

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Mike Stidham’s barn will be shipping a number of Arlington-based horses out for graded stakes races in the coming weeks, including Katie's Eyes and Leigh Court. Read More...

The Pizza Man will prep for Breeders’ Cup Turf at Laurel

DRF | 3 days ago
Arlington Million winner The Pizza Man will be supplemented to the Breeders’ Cup Turf at a cost of $100,000, co-owner and breeder Rich Papiese said on Wednesday, and to get to that $3 million race, The Pizza Man will go to – Laurel Park. Read More...

Texas Red’s Success No Surprise to Mayberry Farm’s Margarita Urtubey

Michael Compton | 5 days ago
Texas Red may have surprised his rivals in last year’s Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) at Santa Anita, upsetting 10 rivals by 6 ½ lengths at odds of 13-1, but the talented son of Afleet Alex did not sneak up on Margarita Urtubey. As the assistant trainer to Jeanne Mayberry at Mayberry Farm in […] Read More...

Avanzare returns from long layoff to take Del Mar Mile

DRF | 6 days ago
Avanzare returned from a layoff of nearly seven months to win his second consecutive Grade 2 stakes in Sunday’s $201,250 Del Mar Mile. The win left jockey Gary Stevens thinking he has found a mount for the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Keeneland on Oct. 31. Read More...

Miller ponders whether Appealing Tale should have prep for Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

DRF | 6 days ago
Appealing Tale, who won the first stakes of his career in the $245,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes at Del Mar on Saturday, may not start again until the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at Keeneland on Oct. 30. Read More...

Big John B may train up to Breeders’ Cup Turf

DRF | 6 days ago
Trainer Phil D’Amato said on Sunday that Big John B, winner of Saturday's Del Mar Handicap, may not start again until the Breeders' Cup Turf. If a prep race is selected, a race such as the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at 1 1/2 miles at Belmont Park on Sept. 26 would be considered. Read More...

Watchmaker: Dream matchup between American Pharoah and Beholder?

DRF | 6 days ago
It shows how deeply Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has worked his way into our collective racing consciousness that after Honor Code’s thrilling decision over Liam’s Map in the Whitney a few weeks ago and Beholder’s sensational score over males in Saturday’s Pacific Classic, the most popular topic of discussion from the general racing public was how American Pharoah might have fared against those horses in those races. Read More...

Mandella mulls options for Beholder

DRF | 6 days ago
Trainer Richard Mandella said the Grade 1 Zenyatta, exclusively for females, at Santa Anita on Sept. 26, is the most-obvious spot to run Beholder next; she has won it the last two years. As for whether Beholder then goes to Keeneland for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, or tries males again in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, “we’ll take it one step at a time,” Mandella said. Read More...

Beholder becomes first female to win Pacific Classic

DRF | 1 week ago
Beholder made Del Mar history on Saturday with an emphatic win in Saturday’s $1 million Pacific Classic, becoming the first female to win the track’s signature race. Read More...

Big John B wins Del Mar Handicap for second time

DRF | 1 week ago
Closing from last in a field of eight, Big John B rallied four-wide entering the stretch and caught leader Ashleyluvssugar in the final strides to win the Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap at 1 3/8 miles on turf for the second consecutive year. Read More...

Mandella confident Beholder belongs in Pacific Classic

DRF | 1 week ago
Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella has faith in the mare Beholder, a two-time Eclipse Award winner, facing males for the first time in her 19th start in the Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic on Saturday at Del Mar. Read More...

Finnegans Wake seeks to halt skid in Del Mar Handicap

DRF | 1 week ago
Finnegans Wake, winless in his last three starts, is in need of a win in the Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap. Read More...

Pat O’Brien paycheck would pay Wild Dude’s Breeders’ Cup fees

DRF | 1 week ago
It’s a good thing Wild Dude has earned $404,667 this year. He is paying his way into the Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland this fall. Read More...

Taris will prep once more before Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 1 week ago
Trainer Simon Callaghan said Taris would return to Santa Anita for her next start, the Grade 3, $100,000 L.A. Woman Stakes at 6 1/2 furlongs on Oct. 4 as a final prep for the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint. Read More...

Barr-Tonko Bill Delivers What Thoroughbred Industry Wants, Needs

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Campbell: Time For Medication Reform Is Now

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Solow earns berth in Breeders’ Cup Mile by winning Sussex

DRF | 1 month ago
Solow won his eighth consecutive race, and earned a fees-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Keeneland on Oct. 31, with a half-length win in Wednesday’s $1.56 million Sussex Stakes at Goodwood Racecourse in England. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup, Maker’s Mark partner to raise money for charity

DRF | 1 month ago
Breeders’ Cup and Maker’s Mark will team up to sell a limited-edition run of the bourbon maker’s bottles to raise $1 million for charity, the two companies announced on Wednesday at Keeneland, site of this year’s Breeders’ Cup event. Read More...

Monmouth works to line up Haskell challengers to face American Pharoah

DRF | 1 month ago
With the Haskell Invitational two weeks away, Mike Dempsey, Monmouth Park’s director of racing, and stakes coordinator Dan Dufford are beating the bushes to round up rivals to take on Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. Read More...

Merry Meadow comes back strong in Princess Rooney

DRF | 2 months ago
Merry Meadow made a triumphant return to south Florida while earning an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint in the process with a 1 3/4-length victory over Flutterby in the Grade 2 Princess Rooney on Sunday at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Brown regards Lady Eli as Eclipse Award candidate

DRF | 2 months ago
Lady Eli’s dominant victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational not only kept her unbeaten but continued to validate the belief of her trainer, Chad Brown, that she is the “best filly of her age group” regardless of surface. Read More...

Main Sequence targets United Nations repeat

DRF | 2 months ago
It may not rival lining up American Pharoah up for the Haskell Invitational, but getting North America’s leading turf horse Main Sequence to return to Monmouth Park for Sunday’s Grade 1 United Nations is a coup in itself. Read More...

Japan: Gold Ship favored to repeat in Takarazuka Kinen

DRF | 2 months ago
A recent win in the Grade 1 Tenno Shomakes Gold Ship the favorite to win the Takarazuka Kinen for the second consecutive year when the $2,347,348 race is run on Sunday at Hanshin Racecourse in Japan. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup in licensing deal with Instant Racing manufacturer

DRF | 2 months ago
The Breeders’ Cup has reached a licensing deal with the manufacturer of the Instant Racing gambling devices that will allow the manufacturer to use the Breeders’ Cup’s likenesses and brands, according to the companies. Read More...

Weisbord resigns from Breeders’ Cup board

DRF | 2 months ago
Barry Weisbord, a part-owner of the technology company Trakus and the publisher of Thoroughbred Daily News, has resigned from the board of directors of the Breeders’ Cup, citing demands on his time, according to the organization. Read More...

Sadler mulls next-race options for Stellar Wind

DRF | 2 months ago
Stellar Wind and Tara’s Tango were separated by a nose in Saturday’s $200,250 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita. They may be on the same course through the summer. Both are expected to start during the Del Mar summer meeting, and could meet again in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles at Parx Racing on Sept. 19. Read More...

Two Breeders’ Cup qualifiers in South America on Sunday

DRF | 2 months ago
Group stakes in Brazil and Peru on Sunday could produce runners for Breeders’ Cup races at Keeneland on Oct. 30-31. Read More...

Talco punches ticket to Breeders’ Cup Mile

DRF | 3 months ago
The primary goal of Talco’s 2015 season was determined with his upset win in Saturday’s $400,000 Shoemaker Mile at Santa Anita. The race was part of the Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In program, offering a fees-paid berth for the winner to the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Keeneland on Oct. 31 Read More...

Noble Bird outfights Lea in Stephen Foster

DRF | 3 months ago
Noble Bird, a rapidly improving 4-year-old colt, turned back Lea in the desperate final yards Saturday night to win the 34th running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Frivolous strikes again at huge odds in Fleur de Lis

DRF | 3 months ago
Frivolous must like being an underdog at Churchill Down. Some 6 1/2 months after winning the Grade 3 Falls City Handicap at Churchill Downs at 19-1 odds on Nov. 27, she upset Saturday night’s Grade 2, $200,000 Fleur De Lis Handicap at 32-1. Read More...

Talco springs 13-1 upset in Shoemaker Mile

DRF | 3 months ago
Talco proved to be the spoiler in an expected showdown between Midnight Storm and Bal a Bali in Saturday’s $400,000 Shoemaker Mile at Santa Anita, scoring a 13-1 upset in the turf race. Read More...

NYRA, NBC extend Belmont Stakes broadcast deal

DRF | 3 months ago
The New York Racing Association and NBC Sports Group have extended a deal giving the network exclusive broadcast rights to the Belmont Stakes, the two groups said on Wednesday. Read More...

BC Dirt Mile will go two turns despite track configuration

DRF | 4 months ago
The Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at Keeneland in late October will be just that – a dirt mile. Read More...

Eight new stakes in Breeders’ Cup Challenge series

DRF | 5 months ago
The Breeders’ Cup has designated eight new stakes as Win and You’re In races for the 2015 event, the organization announced on Friday, bringing the total number of 2015 stakes races guaranteeing a berth in the event’s 13 races to 78. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Turf berth up for grabs in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

DRF | 5 months ago
Adelaide, the winner of the Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park last summer and the Group 1 Cox Plate in Australia last October, is among 13 runners in Saturday’s $3,076,000 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Australia. Read More...

NBC to show 18 Breeders’ Cup qualifiers

DRF | 5 months ago
NBC and its sister network NBC Sports will televise 18 graded stakes races this summer and fall in 10 telecasts as part of its coverage of prep races guaranteeing spots in the Breeders’ Cup event, the network and the Breeders’ Cup announced on Thursday. Read More...

Two Breeders’ Cup berths on line in Australia

DRF | 5 months ago
Automatic berths for two Breeders’ Cup races at Keeneland in October will be awarded to the winners of seven-figure stakes at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Australia on Saturday. Read More...

The Friday Show: A Surprising Derby Trend, And Some Weight With That Lasix?

The battle over race-day medication in U.S. horse racing may go dormant from time to time, but the forces pushing for change continue to work towards their goal — despite resistance from many... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Kentucky Senate passes Breeders’ Cup tax exemption

DRF | 6 months ago
A bill exempting wagers from any state taxes during the two-day Breeders’ Cup event at Keeneland in Lexington on Oct. 30-31 was passed late Wednesday in the Kentucky Senate and sent to Gov. Steve Beshear. Read More...

The Friday Show: No Heavy Lifting Required?

Welcome back to The Friday Show, the Paulick Report’s look at leading stories of the week in the racing and Thoroughbred industries, plus some items you may have missed. In this week’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Commentary: Breeders’ Cup Ticket Chase An Exercise In Futility

Breeders’ Cup and Keeneland officials will declare the one-day ticket offering to the general public for the 2015 racing championships a huge success – and they’ll have the numbers to back it up. All... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

West Point Thoroughbreds sponsors Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge

DRF | 6 months ago
West Point Thoroughbreds, the racing partnership company, has signed a deal giving it presenting sponsorship rights to the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge, and the company will award financial interests in a West Point Thoroughbreds horse to the top two finishers in the handicapping contest, the Breeders’ Cup and West Point Thoroughbreds announced Friday. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup tax exemption bill clears Kentucky committee

DRF | 6 months ago
A Kentucky committee approved a bill on Thursday night that would exempt from state taxes all bets made during the two-day Breeders’ Cup event at Keeneland on Oct. 30-31. Read More...

The Friday Show: One Tough Ticket Or Ray’s Couch?

For the second consecutive week, the Thoroughbred racing industry is dealing with a major media transaction. As the Paulick Report reported Thursday, the Jockey Club is expected to announce today... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup tickets on sale March 4

DRF | 6 months ago
Tickets to the two-day Breeders’ Cup event at Keeneland in Lexington will go on sale at noon March 4, Breeders’ Cup and the track announced Wednesday. Read More...

New Company Links Mobile Games With Pari-Mutuel Pools

Former Breeders’ Cup and Stronach Group CEO Greg Avioli has teamed up with Youbet.com founder David Marshall and formed a California-based company that uses mobile games to introduce pari-mutuel... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Blame to Take Over Breeders’ Cup Twitter Account on #StallionSaturday

Haven’t you always wanted to ask 2010 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Blame if maybe he felt just a little bit guilty for handing the popular mare Zenyatta the first and only defeat of her 20-race... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Asmussen kept off 2015 Hall of Fame ballot

DRF | 8 months ago
Steve Asmussen, the second-winningest trainer of all time and trainer of horses who won three consecutive titles as Horse of the Year, again will not be on the final ballot for this year’s Hall of Fame pending investigations by racing authorities in Kentucky and New York, the Hall of Fame announced on Tuesday. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup wagering up 1.1 percent at $135.5 million

DRF | 10 months ago
Total betting on the 13 Breeders’ Cup races held at Santa Anita on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 was $135.5 million, the Breeders’ Cup said Wednesday after adding in the money wagered on the races from international locations. Read More...