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Lord Nelson scratched from Breeders’ Cup Sprint

DRF | 1 month ago
Lord Nelson, the 5-2 morning-line second choice, had to be scratched from Saturday’s $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint after having to be treated for an infection in his right foreleg, his connections announced Thursday. Read More...

Hovdey: All together, BC females are stronger than ever

DRF | 1 month ago
The story of the 2016 Breeders' Cup already may have been written by the half-dozen world-class fillies and mares who have made this party something to remember. Never before has the Santa Anita Park backstretch been home to such depth of female talent. A stroll through the stables is like walking a wing of the Louvre, with masterpiece after masterpiece staring down from the walls. Read More...

Suedois injury opens spot for Green Mask in Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

DRF | 1 month ago
Suedois sustained a stress fracture of a foreleg during a turf gallop Thursday and has been withdrawn from the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Mile: Key contenders

DRF | 1 month ago
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Watchmaker: How I’d play the Breeders’ Cup Ultra Pick Six

DRF | 1 month ago
I’ll offer three different plays for Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Ultra Pick Six. One will be a main/backup sort of play, and the others will be straight up caveman plays, where you lose a couple of horses for greater protection. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Turf: Key contenders

DRF | 1 month ago
Key contenders for the Breeders' Cup Turf Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Mile: Tepin has work cut out for her in repeat bid

DRF | 1 month ago
You hear a lot about the multiple Breeders' Cup Mile winners: Miesque in 1988, Lure in '93, Da Hoss in '98 after his win in '96, Goldikova in 2009 and 2010, Wise Dan in 2013. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies: Baffert has one-two punch

DRF | 1 month ago
From what seems to be an extremely well-matched field of 12 in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, perhaps there will be a filly to go on to match the feats of such greats as Open Mind, Go for Wand, Silverbulletday, Storm Flag Flying, Beholder, Songbird, and all the others who have used the Juvenile Fillies as a stepping-stone to stardom. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Turf: Found primed for repeat win

DRF | 1 month ago
Autumn is the right time of year for Found, the only filly in Saturday's $4 million Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Classic: California Chrome poised to complete perfect season

DRF | 1 month ago
Before the year started, those associated with California Chrome mapped out an itinerary for 2016, and thus far they've hit every planned stop, with nary a misstep. The $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday at Santa Anita was the year-end goal, and California Chrome comes into it in the best form of his career. Read More...

Alan Sherman has been California Chrome’s constant companion

DRF | 1 month ago
When California Chrome was sent by van from his home at Los Alamitos to Santa Anita last Sunday in advance of Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic, it was Alan Sherman who rode with him and got him settled in to his temporary quarters. When California Chrome spent two months in Dubai earlier this year, it was Alan Sherman who was there the entire time there, overseeing the day-to-day care. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Sprint: Baffert well positioned to collect fifth victory

DRF | 1 month ago
Bob Baffert has already won the Breeders' Cup Sprint a record four times, and on Saturday stands a pretty good chance of adding to that impressive mark when he sends out Lord Nelson and Drefong against a small but extremely talented field in the 2016 edition of the six-furlong Sprint. Read More...

Klavarich Stables gets three shots at Breeders’ Cup breakthrough

DRF | 1 month ago
Seth Klarman is one of the most successful investors in the world, so much so he's earned the moniker “The Next Warren Buffett.” In racing, the stock of his Klaravich Stables also is on the rise and could potentially peak at this weekend's Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Filly-Mare Sprint: How will complex race with baker’s dozen unfold?

DRF | 1 month ago
The Filly and Mare Sprint is one of the more vexing handicapping puzzles of the entire 2016 Breeders' Cup. For one, there's no obvious pacesetter among the field of 13. Read More...

Sherman grateful he’s gotten to train superstar California Chrome

DRF | 1 month ago
As the celebrated trainer of a celebrated horse, California Chrome, Art Sherman has jetted to places like Dubai and London. But as that run nears its end, Sherman reflected on what California Chrome has meant to him, marveling at the good fortune that came his way so late in his training career. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile: Little to dislike about Not This Time

DRF | 1 month ago
Trainer Dale Romans has been telling anyone who listens that he believes Not This Time could be the best horse he has ever trained.Not This Time will certainly have to bring his best if he wants to win Saturday's $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Saturday: History in corner of foreign invaders

DRF | 1 month ago
Eighteen horses – 17 from Ireland, England, and France, one from Japan – were shipped overseas in the last week to start Saturday in the four Breeders' Cup turf races. If history is any guide, they will win at least one of them. Not since 2007 at Monmouth Park has the Saturday Breeders' Cup program passed without an international winner. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint: Course experience a big edge

DRF | 1 month ago
The $1 million Turf Sprint on Saturday may be the most wide open of any of the 13 Breeders' Cup races this week at Santa Anita, with a full field of 14 flying about 6 1/2 furlongs down the hillside course. But many handicappers feel they can quickly narrow the race down to only four contenders –the horses that already have competed over the quirky course. Read More...

Can Frosted get the Classic distance?

DRF | 1 month ago
Among the many questions for handicappers to ponder in analyzing the Breeders' Cup Classic is the following: Can Frosted be effective at 1 1/4 miles against horses of this elite caliber? Let's examine his race record and pedigree in search of an answer. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf: Lady Eli looking better than ever

DRF | 1 month ago
Overshadowed by her battle to overcome laminitis is the fact Lady Eli has run faster Beyer Speed Figures this year at 4 than she did when she won her first six starts at ages 2 and 3. Lady Eli will have to keep that ascension going when she takes on some of the world's top turf fillies and mares in Saturday's $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf at Santa Anita. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup clocker: Melatonin becomes workaholic ahead of Classic

DRF | 1 month ago
A cool, crisp morning for Breeders' Cup horses training at Santa Anita on Wednesday was marred at the very end when Metaboss was pulled up by his rider near the quarter pole during a routing gallop over the turf course and was vanned off with a career-ending injury. Read More...

Kids to the Cup charity revived

DRF | 1 month ago
Kids to the Cup (KTTC), the organization founded by the late owner and breeder Trudy McCaffery to expose children and teens to the racing industry, is being relaunched under new leadership. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Classic: Key contenders

DRF | 1 month ago
Key contenders for Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic Read More...

DRF creates wagering app

DRF | 1 month ago
Daily Racing Form Inc. has launched an app that allows customers of its betting platform to place bets on an iPhone, the company announced Wednesday. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Turf: Injury ends career of Metaboss

DRF | 1 month ago
Metaboss, a longshot entrant in Saturday's $4 million Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita, was retired on Wednesday after sustaining a sesamoid injury while galloping on the turf course, trainer Phil D'Amato said. Read More...

Paulick Report 11/2 News Minute

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Ulysses not your typical Breeders’ Cup Turf runner for Stoute

DRF | 1 month ago
For British trainer Michael Stoute, Ulysses is a most unlikely entrant in Saturday's $4 million Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita. Ulysses was second in the Group 3 Winter Hill Stakes at Windsor Racecourse in England on Aug. 27 in his last start, a far cry from the established form of Stoute's past winners of the BC Turf. Read More...

Bold play the key to success for Massis

DRF | 1 month ago
A small subset of contest players are known for being aggressive, but defending Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge champion Tommy Massis takes aggressive to the next level. Read More...

Melatonin finishes preparation for Breeders’ Cup Classic

DRF | 1 month ago
David Hofmans, trying to pull off one of the great training achievements in Breeders' Cup history, gave Melatonin a sharp final work on Wednesday morning at Santa Anita in preparation for the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday. Read More...

Leparoux loaded with Breeders’ Cup contenders

DRF | 1 month ago
If there were wagering on which jockey will earn the Bill Shoemaker Award for outstanding rider at the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita, Mike Smith would have to be considered the favorite. But Julien Leparoux is among the other riders with a legitimate shot at the award. Read More...

TimeformUS’s top three most likely 2016 Breeders’ Cup pace meltdowns

DRF | 1 month ago
To be sure, closers tend to take the worst of it in horse racing (a fact that is reflected on the tote board), but our Pace Projector has identified three races, in particular, that seem likely to be exceptions in this year’s Breeders’ Cup. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf: This one (probably) belongs to the Americans

DRF | 1 month ago
The Europeans have owned the Juvenile Turf during its nine-year existence, but their raiding party might not be quite up to par this year. Made You Look is 12-1 on the morning-line in the one-mile Juvenile Turf and could be an attractive play. Read More...

Runhappy boldly goes into middle distance

DRF | 1 month ago
Laura Wohlers, amateur handicapper and peripatetic horse trainer, knows that guesswork is a part of horse racing. When she sends out Runhappy as one of the favorites Friday in the 10th running of the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Santa Anita, she – like most everyone else – can only guess at how the colt will fare. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Distaff the moment of truth for three champions

DRF | 1 month ago
Three champions at the crossroads meet Friday at Santa Anita in one of the most eagerly anticipated showdowns in Breeders' Cup history. Songbird, Beholder, and Stellar Wind face five others in a $2 million BC Distaff that is about as good as it gets. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf: Key contenders

DRF | 1 month ago
Key contenders in the 2016 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Distaff: Key contenders

DRF | 1 month ago
Key contenders in the 2016 Breeders' Cup Distaff at Santa Anita. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile: Key contenders

DRF | 1 month ago
Key contenders in the 2016 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Santa Anita. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf: Casse sends two who can get the job done

DRF | 1 month ago
Trainer Mark Casse sends Victory to Victory and La Coronel in the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. The one-mile race has tremendous depth, with 12 stakes winners from United States and Europe among the 14 in the field. Read More...

Clocker: American Gal goes fast, but easily

DRF | 1 month ago
Only a handful of Breeders’ Cup contenders turned in works Tuesday, including Juvenile Fillies entrant American Gal and Filly and Mare Sprint contender Paulassilverlining. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile: Dortmund escapes shadow of arch rival

DRF | 1 month ago
For top contenders Dortmund and Runhappy, this Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile is about reinvention. Those two are part of a nine-horse field entered in the second of the Breeders' Cup races that will be run Friday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Paulick Report 11/1 News Minute

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European contingent strong in Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

DRF | 1 month ago
History suggests the foreign colts may be more dangerous than the fillies in Friday's Breeders' Cup races for 2-year-olds on turf at Santa Anita. But a glance at this year's runners leaves the impression the trend could shift this year. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup by the numbers

DRF | 1 month ago
The Breeders' Cup is filled with horses of all kind, from high-dollar auction yearlings to horses that once ran for a tag. Here are some facts highlighting the breeding, sales and claiming history of some of the Breeders' Cup entrants. Read More...

Marketing Deal Blocks TVG From Televising Breeders’ Cup Undercard

Unless an 11th-hour agreement is reached, there will be no television coverage on six of the 10 races on Breeders' Cup Friday and three of the 12 races on Saturday's world championships from Santa... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

Chrome shortest price of Breeders’ Cup favorites

DRF | 1 month ago
A showdown between California Chrome and Arrogate in the $6 million Classic on Saturday and an unprecedented match-up between champions Beholder, Songbird, and Stellar Wind in the $2 million Distaff on Friday highlight 13 Breeders’ Cup races that will be run on Friday and Saturday at Santa Anita, and for which posts were drawn on Monday. Read More...

Arrogate cruises through final Breeders’ Cup Classic workout

DRF | 1 month ago
Trainer Bob Baffert and his Hall of Fame colleague Bill Mott should have been all smiles at the end of Monday's training session at Santa Anita. They sent out a total of six Breeders' Cup contenders between them who turned in impressive final workouts for Saturday races. Read More...

Tepin, Stellar Wind have common ancestor

DRF | 1 month ago
In terms of their racing accomplishments, turf specialist Tepin and main-track runner Stellar Wind don't have much in common, beyond their Eclipse Awards. But the two actually share a common ancestor in the influential broodmare Gallant Nurse. Read More...

New experience for English jockey Bentley

DRF | 1 month ago
When the English jockey Harry Bentley stepped off the plane Sunday at LAX, it was onto terra incognita. Not only has Bentley never ridden a race in this country, he had not even been here until this week. Read More...

Four broodmares set to join elite Breeders’ Cup club

DRF | 1 month ago
Win or lose, several horses at the Breeders' Cup will make a bit of bloodstock history when they load into the starting gate. Read More...

After long road back, Lady Eli ready for Act 2

DRF | 1 month ago
For most of the year, trainer Chad Brown has been too busy moving forward to take time to look back. But as interest increased in Lady Eli's remarkable return to Grade 1 form after her battle with life-threatening laminitis, Brown has begun thinking about where his filly is and where she's been. Read More...