Tags ‘Breeders’ Cup’

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf: U S Navy Flag potential favorite

DRF | 20 hours ago
Trainer Aidan O'Brien has won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf three times in the race's 10-year history, and he figures to have the favorite for the 2017 edition at Del Mar if U S Navy Flag comes to run. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Mile: Will Ribchester run on short rest?

DRF | 20 hours ago
Trainer Richard Fahey has been saying for weeks that it wouldn't be possible to commit Ribchester to the Breeders' Cup Mile at Del Mar on Nov. 4 before the horse ran in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes this Saturday at Ascot. But this week, Fahey opened the door to a fall campaign that could have Ribchester headed to Japan rather than California. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile: Rivelli has high expectations for The Tabulator

DRF | 22 hours ago
Trainer Larry Rivelli will be back in this year's $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile and is expecting big things from The Tabulator. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf: Not enough spots for all contenders

DRF | 22 hours ago
Even with last weekend's Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup and Grade 1 E.P. Taylor generating only a few possible starters for the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf at Del Mar, an oversubscribed field is expected when pre-entries are announced next week. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies: Separationofpowers bred for distance

DRF | 22 hours ago
Separationofpowers, among the prominent Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies contenders, will carry the legacy of breeder Northwest Farms to Del Mar next month. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Turf: Decision time for likely favorite Ulysses

DRF | 23 hours ago
Decision time has arrived for people with key participants in the Breeders' Cup Turf on Nov. 4 at Del Mar. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile: Accelerate looking fit despite layoff

DRF | 23 hours ago
Accelerate outran his 42-1 odds when third behind Tamarkuz and Gun Runner in last year's Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. He'll be considered a prime player when the Grade 1, $1 million race is renewed Nov. 3 at Del Mar. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf: Ultima D coming into her own

DRF | 23 hours ago
Ultima D won her maiden in her stakes debut Sept. 6 at Kentucky Downs, and trainer Wesley Ward believes the victory changed the filly. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Distaff: Elate makes good on promise

DRF | 23 hours ago
Elate ships from New York to California next week to complete preparation for the Breeders' Cup Distaff, a race in which she could vie for the role of favorite following back-to-back Grade 1 smashers. Read More...

Curlin’s Approval doesn’t let rain stop her from Breeders’ Cup work

DRF | 24 hours ago
Curlin's Approval worked six furlongs in heavy rain Wednesday from the five-eighths pole in 1:15.61 over a Gulfstream Park track that had been harrowed at the break. Read More...

Drefong turns on the jets late in work for Breeders’ Cup Sprint

DRF | 3 days ago
Drefong is the defending winner of the Breeders' Cup Sprint, and judging by the way he worked Monday, he is going to be all set for a defense of his victory on Nov. 4 at Del Mar. Read More...

Arrogate, Gun Runner get serious in works for Breeders’ Cup Classic

DRF | 3 days ago
With the Breeders' Cup Classic less than three weeks away, the tone of workouts for Arrogate and Gun Runner was cranked up a notch Monday morning at Santa Anita, with both putting in demanding drills in company designed to have them at their best for a showdown for Horse of the Year on Nov. 4 at Del Mar. Read More...

Gunnevera’s camp pleased following latest workout

DRF | 3 days ago
There were smiles all around the Antonio Sano barn on Saturday morning minutes after Gunnevera completed his latest work in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Classic. Read More...

Wonder Gadot, Dixie Moon headed to Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 3 days ago
Wonder Gadot, who was a six-length winner of the Grade 3 Mazarine Stakes on Tapeta on Oct. 7, will run in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies on dirt, while Dixie Moon, who beat males in the Cup and Saucer Stakes on turf on Oct. 8, will run in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. Read More...

BC Turf may be among Bullards Alley’s options

DRF | 3 days ago
Bullards Alley got a 114 Beyer for his win in the Canadian International Stakes, the highest Beyer on turf this year and the highest turf figure since 2008. What's next for the 5-year-old son of Flower Alley is a bit of an unknown. Read More...

Arrogate and Gun Runner work for Breeders’ Cup Classic

DRF | 3 days ago
Arrogate and Gun Runner, both pointing for the Breeders' Cup Classic on Nov. 4 at Del Mar, and Drefong, pointing for the Breeders' Cup Sprint the same day, were part of an all-star lineup of workers Monday morning at Santa Anita. Read More...

Bal a Bali looking to get fit for Breeders’ Cup Mile

DRF | 3 days ago
Bal a Bali, unraced since a sixth-place finish in the Grade 2 Del Mar Mile on Aug. 20, is likely to start in the Breeders' Cup Mile at Del Mar on Nov. 4. Read More...

Capla Temptress drills for Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

DRF | 4 days ago
Capla Temptress, the winner of the Grade 1 Natalma on Sept. 17, worked five furlongs in 1:01.82 over the Belmont turf course on Sunday in preparation for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf on Nov. 3 at Del Mar. Read More...

Brown likely to pre-enter 14 in Breeders’ Cup races

DRF | 4 days ago
Chad Brown likely will pre-enter 14 horses in the Breeders’ Cup series at Del Mar on Nov. 3-4, the reigning Eclipse Award-winning trainer said Sunday. Read More...

Champagne Room, Skye Diamonds put in Breeders’ Cup works

DRF | 6 days ago
Friday was another busy morning for Breeders' Cup candidates at Santa Anita. For the next two weeks, it will stay that way. Read More...

Laurens prevails in tight finish to Fillies Mile

DRF | 6 days ago
Laurens won the tightest of photos over September to capture the Group 1 Fillies Mile on Friday at Newmarket. Read More...

Arroyo happy to be back aboard Highway Star

DRF | 7 days ago
Highway Star worked a half-mile in 50 seconds Thursday over the Belmont Park training track, the second of four scheduled moves the New York-bred filly will have leading up to the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint on Nov. 4 at Del Mar. Read More...

Newmarket’s Fillies Mile may offer Breeders’ Cup clues

DRF | 1 week ago
The Group 1 Fillies Mile on Friday at Newmarket could offer some clues for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf next month at Del Mar. It also offers trainer Aidan O’Brien another chance to creep closer to Bobby Frankel’s record 25 Group or Grade 1 stakes victories in a calendar year. Read More...

Rushing Fall sweeps to Jessamine victory

DRF | 1 week ago
With one sustained swoosh, Rushing Fall might well have run herself into favoritism for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf with an eye-catching victory in Wednesday's Grade 3 Jessamine Stakes at Keeneland. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Sprint: Key players appear set

DRF | 1 week ago
In a race where a couple of fringe players generally come out of the woodwork at the last moment, the nucleus for this year's Breeders' Cup Sprint field is now set. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf field not quite set

DRF | 1 week ago
Although the Win and You're In Breeders' Cup Challenge races have all been completed, the possibility exists for more horses to join the fray for the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf at Del Mar after running in Grade 1 stakes at Keeneland and Woodbine this weekend. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile: Mor Spirit will be tested off layoff

DRF | 1 week ago
If Mor Spirit can repeat his Met Mile performance next month in the Grade 1, $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, he will be tough to contain. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf: Flameaway keen to finally try grass

DRF | 1 week ago
Flameaway has a fees-paid berth plus shipping expenses to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf on Nov. 3 at Del Mar, despite having never run in a turf race. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Distaff: Shippers bring top credentials

DRF | 1 week ago
Three sharp-looking invaders from Kentucky and New York are among a projected field of 10 for the Breeders' Cup Distaff on Nov. 3 at Del Mar. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint: Ironhorse Racing dreaming big with Bucchero

DRF | 1 week ago
Bucchero may be taking an unorthodox road to the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, but his connections are confident in their horse's abilities. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Mile: Getting to know a boy named Suedois

DRF | 1 week ago
Sue-who? That's what a lot of American horseplayers and racing fans were wondering before last Saturday. Suedois is who, and after a convincing win in the Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland, Suedois will come into the Breeders' Cup Mile with a legitimate shot to win. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Classic: Team Gun Runner settles in early

DRF | 1 week ago
Gun Runner arrived in California nearly two weeks ago in advance of the Breeders' Cup, and he brought a whole advance team with him. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies: Heavenly Love showing Grade 1 class

DRF | 1 week ago
Debby Oxley sells many of the horses she breeds as part of her business model. But when her Grade 1-placed mare Darling My Darling, then 18, delivered a Malibu Moon filly two years ago, she strategically elected to retain the filly as a future member of the family for the broodmare band. Read More...

Montauk would spice up Breeders’ Cup Juvenile – if he runs

DRF | 1 week ago
Free Drop Billy and Firenze Fire certainly established themselves as contenders for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile by virtue of their Grade 1 victories last weekend. However, it was another 2-year-old who could be an intriguing player in the race if – and it's a big if – his connections choose to run. Read More...

My Boy Jack goes the distance in Zuma Beach win

DRF | 1 week ago
It was the distance, not the surface, that sealed the fate of My Boy Jack this summer and fall, and that has put him in position to compete Nov. 3 in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar following a victory Monday in the Zuma Beach Stakes at Santa Anita. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Turf: Maker hoping to send two

DRF | 1 week ago
Bigger Picture is set to start in the $4 million Breeders' Cup Turf on Nov. 4 at Del Mar after a 10-week break. Oscar Nominated may start in the BC Turf after a break of less than three weeks. The two horses may be on different schedules, but trainer Mike Maker hopes to have both runners in the richest turf race in the United States. Read More...

Local flavor to be lacking in Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

DRF | 1 week ago
With the winner of Monday's Surfer Girl Stakes at Santa Anita not likely to run, the home team may not have representation in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf on Nov. 3 at Del Mar. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Unique Bella, Finley’sluckycharm cement positions as favorites

DRF | 1 week ago
The results from the two final preps for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint last weekend likely clinched the order of favoritism for the Nov. 4 race at Del Mar. Read More...

Arrogate a happy horse in Tuesday work for Breeders’ Cup Classic

DRF | 1 week ago
Arrogate, continuing his preparation for a title defense in the Breeders' Cup Classic, worked five furlongs on Tuesday morning at Santa Anita. Read More...

Desormeaux brothers team to win Zuma Beach Stakes with My Boy Jack

DRF | 1 week ago
The experience My Boy Jack got in his prior starts came in handy on Monday at Santa Anita, when he shook off some early interference and overcame a four-wide trip on the far turn to rally for a victory in the Zuma Beach Stakes. Read More...

Pay Any Price likely to miss BC Turf Sprint

DRF | 1 week ago
After Pay Any Price missed training time due to a foot abscess and a hurricane, his connections have decided to sit out the Breeders' Cup. Read More...

Javier Castellano to ride West Coast in BC Classic

DRF | 1 week ago
Javier Castellano has picked up the mount on West Coast for the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic on Nov. 4 at Del Mar, trainer Bob Baffert said Monday. Read More...

Gun Runner heads strong contingent of BC workers at Santa Anita

DRF | 1 week ago
Gun Runner, currently the favorite for the Breeders' Cup Classic, led a roster of prominent, potential Breeders' Cup participants who worked on Monday morning at Santa Anita. Read More...

Unique Bella back in Hollendorfer’s starting lineup

DRF | 1 week ago
Unique Bella tagged along with trainer Jerry Hollendorfer's stable through the spring and summer, a bench player with a stellar portfolio. As of Sunday, she's no longer on the sidelines. Read More...

Rushing Fall’s debut points her out in Jessamine

DRF | 1 week ago
As an encore to the opening three-day weekend, which produced a slew of contenders for the Nov. 3-4 Breeders' Cup at Del Mar, the Grade 3 Jessamine will anchor an eight-race Wednesday card as the ninth and final Win and You're In of the Keeneland fall meet. Read More...

Frizette win puts Separationofpowers into Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies

DRF | 1 week ago
Separationofpowers bounced back from her third-place finish in the Grade 1 Spinaway by rallying from a stalking position to win Sunday’s Grade 1 Frizette, thus earning her spot in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. Read More...

War Flag to bring McGaughey to Del Mar

DRF | 1 week ago
The Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey has run three horses at Del Mar but has never himself been to the Southern California track. That will change next month when he brings War Flag to Del Mar for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf. Read More...

War Flag captures BC Filly and Mare Turf berth

DRF | 2 weeks ago
War Flag earned her place in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf on Sunday by wearing down Grand Jete in the last sixteenth of a mile and holding off Dacita at the wire to win the Grade 1, $500,000 Flower Bowl Stakes at Belmont Park. Read More...

Vale Dori to get freshening, skip Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 2 weeks ago
Although she emerged as one of the country’s leading older females this season, the 2017 Breeders’ Cup is off the table for Vale Dori. Read More...

Practical Joke gears up for Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

DRF | 2 weeks ago
Practical Joke, a three-time Grade 1 winner, worked four furlongs in 48.45 seconds Saturday morning over the Belmont Park main track as he continues preparations for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile on Nov. 3 at Del Mar. Read More...