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Versatile Medal Count could point to Breeders’ Cup Turf

DRF | 3 weeks ago
Medal Count might not be the most accomplished racehorse in America these days, but he’s certainly among the most interesting. Read More...

Fantasy sports site to sponsor BC Filly and Mare Turf

DRF | 3 weeks ago
DraftKings, one of a number of online fantasy sports sites that have emerged over the past several years, will sponsor the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf this year and launch fantasy contests centered on racing results, the company and Breeders’ Cup announced Monday. Read More...

Ivanhowe moves into Arc picture with Group 1 win in Germany

DRF | 3 weeks ago
Ivanhowe comfortably won the Group 1 Grosser Preis Von Baden on Sunday at Iffezheim Racecourse in Baden-Baden, Germany. Read More...

Sea the Moon using von Baden as Arc prep

DRF | 4 weeks ago
Unbeaten and untested in four starts, Germany’s best horse since Danedream, and the summer favorite to follow in Danedream’s footsteps and win the Prix de l’Arc d’Triomphe, Sea the Moon makes a greatly anticipated return to the races Sunday at Baden-Baden in the Group 1, $325,000 Grosser Preis von Baden. Read More...

Moreno headed to Jockey Club Gold Cup, but not Itsmyluckyday

DRF | 1 month ago
If there is to be a Round 3 between Itsmyluckyday and Moreno, it is unlikely to occur in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park on Sept. 27. Read More...

Wise Dan wasn’t hard used by Velazquez in Bernard Baruch win

DRF | 1 month ago
On Sunday, Wise Dan did not look like a horse who, less than 24 hours earlier, had carried 127 pounds to a gut-wrenching and near record-setting victory coming off a four-month layoff in the Grade 2 Bernard Baruch Handicap. Read More...

Private Zone will use Turf Monster as stepping-stone to Breeders’ Cup Sprint

DRF | 1 month ago
California-based trainer Doug O’Neill has shipped Private Zone to Parx Racing for Monday’s Grade 3, $300,000 Turf Monster Handicap, a five-furlong turf sprint. The horse's goal is the Breeders' Cup Sprint. Read More...

Big Macher will train up to Breeders’ Cup Sprint

DRF | 1 month ago
Trainer Richard Baltas said Big Macher will not have a start between now and the Breeders’ Cup. He wants to train Big Macher straight into the six-furlong BC Sprint on Nov. 1. Read More...

Ex-claimer Big John B captures Del Mar Handicap

DRF | 1 month ago
Saturday at Del Mar, Big John B won his stakes debut in the $201,250 Del Mar Handicap over 1 3/8 miles on turf. The victory gave Big John B a fees-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 1. Read More...

Close Hatches dominates Personal Ensign

DRF | 1 month ago
Close Hatches, showing a terrific early turn of foot to make the lead entering the first turn, sloshed her way through the muddy mess that was Saratoga’s main track Friday, and rolled to a front-running, five-length victory in the Grade 1, $500,000 Personal Ensign Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Close Hatches dominates Personal Ensign

DRF | 1 month ago
Close Hatches, showing a terrific early turn of foot to make the lead entering the first turn, sloshed her way through the muddy mess that was Saratoga’s main track Friday, and rolled to a front-running, five-length victory in the Grade 1, $500,000 Personal Ensign Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

My Miss Aurelia rejoins top-shelf talent for Ballerina

DRF | 1 month ago
The connections of My Miss Aurelia have waited a long time to get their champion filly back to Grade 1 company. The wait ends Saturday, when My Miss Aurelia, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2011, starts in the Grade 1, $500,000 Ballerina Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Papiese pair targeting Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 1 month ago
The Pizza Man came out of his win in the $400,000 American St. Leger Stakes last Saturday in good shape, and is likely to make his next start in the Breeders’ Cup Turf, according to Rich Papiese, who bred and owns the Pizza Man with his wife, Karen. Read More...

Telescope eyes BC Turf berth in Juddmonte International

DRF | 1 month ago
The Group 1 Juddmonte International on Wednesday at York in England is a Win and You’re In race for the Breeders’ Cup Turf, offering the winner an automatic berth in the big race this November while waiving entry fees and covering travel expenses. And unlike some of the international races in the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series, the Juddmonte International really could have BC Turf implications. Read More...

Kingman proves adept on soft turf in Prix Jacques le Marois

DRF | 1 month ago
Sunday, Kingman emphasized his status as Europe’s leading miler with a comprehensive win in the $810,000 Prix Jacques le Marois, the top mile race of the summer meeting at Deauville, France. Read More...

Hardest Core comes out of Million win fresh for fall

DRF | 2 months ago
Hardest Core came out of Saturday’s win in the Arlington Million the same way he went into, in excellent condition, and with just three starts this season, the 4-year-old figures to have plenty left in the tank for whatever schedule his connections choose during the rest of his campaign. Read More...

Kingman odds-on choice in Prix Jacques le Marois

DRF | 2 months ago
Kingman, who has emerged as Europe’s dominant 3-year-old miler this summer, will be a heavy favorite to win his fourth consecutive Group 1 race in Sunday’s Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville, France. Read More...

Iotapa targets Zenyatta, Breeders’ Cup Distaff

DRF | 2 months ago
The final races of Iotapa’s 2014 season were set when she won her second consecutive Grade 1 race in Saturday’s $300,250 Clement Hirsch Stakes for fillies and mares at Del Mar. Read More...

Iotapa strong in stretch of Clement Hirsch

DRF | 2 months ago
Winning her second consecutive Grade 1, Iotapa held off a stubborn threat from pacesetter Broken Sword to win the Clement Hirsch by a half-length Saturday at Del Mar. Read More...

Farish wins runoff election for Breeders’ Cup board seat

DRF | 2 months 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 | 3 months 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 | 4 months 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 | 4 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 | 5 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 | 6 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 | 8 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 | 10 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 | 11 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 | 11 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 | 11 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 | 11 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 | 11 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 | 11 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 | 11 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 | 11 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 | 11 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 | 11 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 | 11 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 | 11 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 | 11 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 | 11 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 | 11 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...