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Her Emmynency out of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

DRF | 4 hours ago
Trainer Michael Stidham said Her Emmynency is out of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. According to Stidham, Her Emmynency came down with colitis Sunday evening and is responding well to treatment at Chino Valley Equine Hospital in Chino Hills, Calif. Read More...

Clocker Report: One Lucky Dane bests workmate

DRF | 9 hours ago
One Lucky Dane, who is expected to join his Bob Baffert-trained stablemate American Pharoah in the Juvenile, was the only potential Breeders’ Cup starter to work at Santa Anita, going six furlongs in company with jockey Rafael Bejarano aboard. Read More...

Jockeys plan tribute to Saez during BC

DRF | 10 hours ago
Jockeys at the upcoming Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita will be riding with “JS” patches on their pants and boots to honor fallen rider Juan Saez, the 17-year-old apprentice killed in a spill at Indiana Grand on Oct. 14. Read More...

V. E. Day works seven furlongs at Belmont Park

DRF | 10 hours ago
V. E. Day, the Travers winner, worked seven furlongs in 1:27.23 Tuesday morning over the Belmont Park training track, his last serious move before the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita. Read More...

Daddy D T going for the green

DRF | 1 day ago
Daddy D T earned his best Beyer Speed Figure on dirt in the FrontRunner but won his maiden on the grass in the Oak Tree Juvenile Turf, giving him the option of running in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile or the Juvenile Turf. Read More...

Mile: QE II form boosts Toronado’s chances

DRF | 1 day ago
The complexion of the Breeders’ Cup Mile changed only around the margins during the last week, a quiet spell since the shock announcement Oct. 13 that two-time Mile winner Wise Dan was out of the race with a fractured foreleg. Read More...

Ballis, Lewis hope to continue stakes momentum

DRF | 1 day ago
What a month it was for Jake Ballis and his longtime friend, NBA star Rashard Lewis. Partners in a small stable, they won three stakes in that relatively short time frame, capped by White Rose grinding out another victory Sunday in the $125,000 Dowager Stakes at Keeneland. Read More...

American Pharoah works like a favorite

DRF | 1 day ago
On the morning that pre-entries were due for the Breeders’ Cup, American Pharoah gave every indication that he remains the horse to beat in the $2 million Juvenile with a five-furlong work Monday timed by Santa Anita clockers in 58.60 seconds. Read More...

Iotapa gets unexpected company in BC Distaff work

DRF | 1 day ago
The workout for Iotapa on Monday at Santa Anita was planned as a simple six-furlong drill to prepare for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. It turned out to be more demanding than intended. Read More...

Maragh will miss Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 1 day ago
Rajiv Maragh, who suffered a broken arm in a spill during the running of the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont on Sept. 27, confirmed Monday that he would not make it back in time to ride the Breeders’ Cup. Read More...

Classic: V. E. Day joins the field

DRF | 1 day ago
The addition to the Breeders’ Cup Classic of V. E. Day, withdrawals of Noble Moon and Tapiture, and penultimate works from Bayern, Footbridge, Majestic Harbor, Cigar Street, and Tonalist capped a flurry of activity in the 24 hours leading up to the pre-entry deadline on Monday for the Nov. 1 Classic. Read More...

Filly-Mare Sprint: La Verdad among several defections

DRF | 1 day ago
As of Monday morning, as all Breeders’ Cup pre-entries were being taken, at least 10 horses were known candidates for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint on Nov. 1. Read More...

Peace and War to miss BC with injury

DRF | 1 day ago
The weekend defection of Alcibiades winner Peace and War from the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies brings the probable field to nine as pre-entries were being taken Monday. Read More...

Just The Judge uses E.P. Taylor win as springboard to BC Filly and Mare Turf

DRF | 1 day ago
Although Sunday’s Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes at Woodbine wasn’t a Win and You’re In race for the Nov. 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf, it essentially served as one for Just The Judge. Read More...

Motion: Main Sequence retaining his form

DRF | 1 day ago
Main Sequence may be a sharper horse in the $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita than he was winning the Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont Park on Sept. 27. Read More...

Just The Judge overcomes bad start to take E.P. Taylor

DRF | 2 days ago
The favored English filly Just The Judge came on strongly in the lane and held off Odeliz late to take Sunday’s Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes, the supporting feature on Canadian International Day at Woodbine. Read More...

Workout report: Dayatthespa best of Brown’s bunch

DRF | 2 days ago
There might have been a chill in the air, but the action was hot and heavy out on the racetrack Sunday at Belmont Park, with more than 30 potential Breeders’ Cup starters working over the main track, training track, and turf. Read More...

Tonalist works ‘absolutely perfect’ five furlongs for BC Classic

DRF | 2 days ago
Tonalist, the Belmont Stakes and Jockey Club Gold Cup winner, worked five furlongs in 1:00.56 over the Belmont main track Sunday morning in preparation for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. Read More...

Close Hatches breezes four furlongs in preparation for BC Distaff

DRF | 2 days ago
Trainer Bill Mott admits the poor performance by Close Hatches in the Grade 1 Spinster two weeks ago still has him puzzled. But after watching his filly train Sunday at Belmont Park, he remains steadfast about giving her another chance in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, a race in which she finished second last year. Read More...

Beholder will miss Breeders’ Cup Distaff

DRF | 2 days ago
Beholder is out of the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. The two-time champion filly spiked a temperature on Sunday, was treated with medication, and will not pre-enter the Distaff scheduled for Oct. 31 at Santa Anita. Read More...

Stephanie’s Kitten gets loose, but avoids injury

DRF | 2 days ago
Stephanie’s Kitten gave her connections a scare Sunday when she got loose following a workout at Belmont Park, but she was uninjured and remains on target for the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita, trainer Chad Brown said Sunday. Read More...

Distaff: Untapable works swift five furlongs

DRF | 2 days ago
The visually impressive workout by Untapable on Sunday morning at Santa Anita was so fast trainer Steve Asmussen declined to reveal the time on his stopwatch. Read More...

Tapiture more likely for Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile than Classic

DRF | 2 days ago
Tapiture had been under consideration for both the Breeders’ Cup Classic and the Dirt Mile, but after he worked five furlongs in 59.60 seconds on Sunday morning here at Santa Anita, owner Ron Winchell said it was most likely that Tapiture would go in the Dirt Mile, and wouldn’t even be cross-entered in the Classic at the pre-entry stage on Monday. Read More...

Sweet Reason good to go in Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint

DRF | 2 days ago
Sweet Reason, who came out of her second-place finish in the Grade 1 Cotillion at Parx on Sept. 20 with an eye injury, returned to the work tab Sunday morning, drilling three furlongs in a quick 34.63 seconds over Belmont Park’s main track, a move that convinced her connections to move on to the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita. Read More...

Sherman pleased with California Chrome’s work

DRF | 3 days ago
Trainer Art Sherman stood in the stands at Los Alamitos on Saturday morning, a few minutes before California Chrome was to come on the track and work in preparation for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita. This was to be the longest and most important of the four works he will have prior to the race, and Sherman was anxious that it would go as planned. Read More...

Beholder drills for Breeders’ Cup Distaff

DRF | 3 days ago
Beholder will have one more work before the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, but her workout Saturday at Santa Anita was the final major drill, and trainer Richard Mandella turned it into a mini-race. Read More...

Welsch: Belmont BC clocker’s report for Saturday, Oct. 18

DRF | 3 days ago
There are upward of 40 potential Breeders’ Cup starters currently stabled at Belmont or Aqueduct, the overwhelming majority of whom will get in all major preparation for their races prior to shipping to Santa Anita over the next 10 days. Read More...

Palace, Zivo work for Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 3 days ago
Empire Showcase Day didn’t just pertain to Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park. On Saturday morning, two of the possible 10 New York-breds who could be pre-entered Monday for the Breeders’ Cup, to be held in two weeks at Santa Anita, put in workouts for their respective races. Read More...

Bahamian Squall gets green light for Breeders’ Cup Sprint

DRF | 4 days ago
Trainer David Fawkes said Friday that Bahamian Squall will return to Santa Anita to compete in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint for a second straight year. Read More...

Hovdey: The show goes on without its star

DRF | 4 days ago
The Breeders' Cup will go on, although when it comes time to the run Mile, trainer Charlie LoPresti is forgiven if he finds something else to do, like mend a fence, check the sumps, or go sit in the corner of Wise Dan’s stall and dream of what might have been. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup tickets at Keeneland will be limited to 28,000

DRF | 4 days ago
Keeneland Racecourse is preparing to sell 28,000 reserved tickets for next year’s two-day Breeders’ Cup, track officials said Friday, a number that will guarantee the smallest crowd ever for the event’s marquee Saturday card. Read More...

Looking like Breeders’ Cup Mile for Better Lucky

DRF | 4 days ago
Better Lucky, a multiple Grade 1 winner on turf against females, will most likely take on males in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile on Nov. 1, trainer Tom Albertrani said Friday. Read More...

Belle Gallantey taking shot at Breeders’ Cup Distaff

DRF | 4 days ago
Belle Gallantey, the former claimer turned two-time Grade 1 winner, will try to complete her rags-to-riches story when she runs in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita on Oct. 31. Read More...

Bright Thought to rest sore feet, skip BC Turf

DRF | 5 days ago
Bright Thought, the winner of the Grade 2 John Henry Turf Championship at Santa Anita on Sept. 28, will miss the $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 1. Read More...

Crist: Wise Dan still in hunt for Horse of the Year title

DRF | 5 days ago
A day before Wise Dan was declared out of the Breeders’ Cup last Tuesday, he was 6-1 in William Hill’s future-book wagering to win his third straight Horse of the Year title, the third choice behind Shared Belief at 8-5 and California Chrome at 5-2. Read More...

Toronado inherits role of favorite in BC Mile

DRF | 6 days ago
On Monday, the Breeders’ Cup Mile lost its favorite, but one day later, it officially found another one. Read More...

Dettori gets mount on Hootenanny for BC Juvenile Turf

DRF | 6 days ago
Trainer Wesley Ward said that on the track Frankie Dettori is world class, and he plans to play the Dettori card in the Grade 1, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf as the jockey has been engaged to ride Hootenanny. Read More...

Upstart gives owner first BC contender

DRF | 6 days ago
After watching Upstart finish second in the Grade 1 Champagne at Belmont Park on Oct. 4, trainer Rick Violette wasn’t rushing to his nearest travel agent to book a trip to Southern California for the Breeders’ Cup. Read More...

Potential BC Classic field swells with additions of Prayer for Relief, Noble Moon

DRF | 6 days ago
The ranks of prospective pre-entrants for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita now includes Prayer for Relief and Noble Moon, bringing to at least 16 the number of horses expected to be pre-entered on Monday. Read More...

Starspangled Heat may run in BC Turf on short rest

DRF | 6 days ago
Starspangled Heat may not lack for recent racing experience when he starts as an outsider in the $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 1. Read More...

Just The Judge targets E.P. Taylor as BC Filly and Mare Turf prep

DRF | 6 days ago
European filly Just The Judge’s time of laying low has passed. Unraced for two months since shipping to America and finishing third Aug. 16 in the Grade 1 Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington, she is set to return to competition Sunday in the Grade 1, $500,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Ward high on Sunset Glow ahead of BC Juvenile Fillies Turf

DRF | 6 days ago
Trainer Wesley Ward is thrilled with the way Sunset Glow is heading into the Grade 1, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. Read More...

American Pharoah works for BC Juvenile

DRF | 1 week ago
American Pharoah, trainer Bob Baffert’s leading 2-year-old, worked six furlongs in 1:11.80 on Tuesday at Santa Anita, preparing for the BC Juvenile on Nov. 1. Read More...

Desormeaux hopes to return ahead of Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 1 week ago
Kent Desormeaux is eager for a comeback. Read More...

Shared Belief picks up pace in breeze for BC Classic

DRF | 1 week ago
After an easy half-mile drill last week, Shared Belief picked up the pace this week with a sharp five-furlong drill in 1:00.60 on Tuesday at Golden Gate Fields, the second of four scheduled workouts he will have prior to the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita. Read More...

Big Macher coming into Sprint fresh

DRF | 1 week ago
Big Macher may be one of the best-kept secrets in this year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint. Idle since an uncharacteristically poor sixth-place finish in the Grade 2 Pat O’Brien at Del Mar on Aug. 24, Big Macher will come into the Sprint a fresh horse off a series of swift works that includes six furlongs in 1:11.40 on Monday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Sweet Reason back on track after eye injury

DRF | 1 week ago
Sweet Reason is back on target for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint after recovering from an eye injury suffered in her runner-up finish behind Untapable in the Sept. 20 Cotillion at Parx. Read More...

Tonalist gets an easy tune-up

DRF | 1 week ago
Three of the potential starters in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic Nov. 1 at Santa Anita worked at two different tracks on Monday morning, with Tonalist and Cigar Street tuning up at Belmont Park, while in California, Footbridge drilled at Santa Anita. Read More...

Leading contenders dot the work tab

DRF | 1 week ago
Two fillies that will keep the pace honest in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff worked five furlongs within minutes of each other Monday morning at Santa Anita, while a turf specialist has joined the list of possible starters. Read More...

Wise Dan injured, will miss Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 1 week ago
Wise Dan, a two-time winner of the Breeders’ Cup Mile, will miss the 2014 Mile because of an injured ankle. Read More...