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Ulysses not your typical Breeders’ Cup Turf runner for Stoute

DRF | 9 months 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 | 9 months 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 | 9 months 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 | 9 months 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 | 9 months 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 | 9 months 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 | 9 months 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 | 9 months 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 | 9 months ago
Key contenders in the 2016 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Distaff: Key contenders

DRF | 9 months ago
Key contenders in the 2016 Breeders' Cup Distaff at Santa Anita. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile: Key contenders

DRF | 9 months 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 | 9 months 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 | 9 months 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 | 9 months 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 | 9 months 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 | 9 months 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 | 9 months 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 | 9 months 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 | 9 months 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 | 9 months 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 | 9 months 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 | 9 months 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...

Santa Anita officials hope to hit 100,000 in Breeders’ Cup attendance

DRF | 9 months ago
Santa Anita officials are hopeful the Breeders' Cup races Friday and Saturday will draw at least 100,000 fans for the two days. Read More...

Hovdey: Shirreffs hopes to fill opening on résumé

DRF | 9 months ago
Gormley is a robust son of Malibu Moon who will be only the fourth 2-year-old among 26 Breeders' Cup starters for John Shirreffs, dating back to 1994. The best any of them finished was fourth. Read More...

For Fink, Wise Dan’s feats are treasured memories

DRF | 9 months ago
On the face of things, it will be a fairly standard Saturday for Mort Fink. He and his wife, Elaine, in their suburban Chicago home, will flip on a racing channel and place some bets. Read More...

Sore shin sidelines Miss Southern Miss

DRF | 9 months ago
Miss Southern Miss, the winner of the Surfer Girl Stakes at Santa Anita in her turf debut on Oct. 10, will miss Friday's $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita because of a sore shin. Read More...

Joking forced to miss Breeders’ Cup Sprint

DRF | 9 months ago
Joking, who went from being a $20,000 claimer to a Grade 1 winner, was not entered Monday for Saturday's $1.5 million Breeders' Cup Sprint after developing a temperature last Friday upon his arrival to Southern California. Read More...

Baffert gets some speed into Klimt for Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

DRF | 9 months ago
Bob Baffert said he needs Klimt to be sharper earlier in Saturday's $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile than he was in the FrontRunner Stakes a month ago, so he worked him a sharp half-mile on Monday. Read More...

Paulick Report 10/31 News Minute

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California Chrome, Arrogate make splendid impressions

DRF | 9 months ago
California Chrome and Arrogate, the top two choices on the morning line for the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday at Santa Anita, both gave every indication on Monday morning that they are set to give their best in their much-anticipated battle. Read More...

By the Moon enjoying extended stay before Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint

DRF | 9 months ago
By the Moon was flown to Santa Anita from her New York base on Oct. 4, a full month prior to the Breeders' Cup. It's a different approach, but owner Samantha Siegel and trainer Michelle Nevin thought it was a good idea for a filly who figures as one of the fringe contenders Saturday in the BC Filly and Mare Sprint. Read More...

Freshman sire Gemologist, China Horse Club on the rise ahead of Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 9 months ago
Freshman sire Gemologist is on the rise this fall, and his fortunes at the Breeders' Cup are tied to another rising entity, the China Horse Club, and its partnership with his home, WinStar Farm. Read More...

Obviously set to join exclusive Breeders’ Cup club

DRF | 9 months ago
Obviously, an 8-year-old gelding, is set to become just the fourth horse to make five Breeders' Cup starts when he races in the Turf Sprint on Saturday. And this is no vanity entry. Read More...

Hofmans has Melatonin rested and ready for Breeders’ Cup Classic

DRF | 9 months ago
Trainer David Hofmans has sent out just 16 Breeders' Cup starters, and three of them have won, at odds of 19-1, 40-1, and 36-1. And now Hofmans will take on such highly regarded runners as California Chrome and Arrogate with Melatonin, a horse who hasn't raced since June 25. Read More...

Alphabet Soup still going strong 20 years after Breeders’ Cup Classic win

DRF | 9 months ago
Twenty years ago, Alphabet Soup refused to be passed in a thrilling final furlong of the Breeders' Cup Classic at Woodbine, besting Preakness winner Louis Quatorze by a nose; another head back in third was the great Cigar. Now 25, Alphabet Soup carries himself with a high-headed pride that suggests he knows his own notoriety. Read More...

Mott arrives earlier than usual with Breeders’ Cup prospects

DRF | 9 months ago
Bill Mott was dead lame Sunday morning, but the two horses he worked for the Breeders’ Cup, Carina Mia and Tourist, looked much better. Read More...

Accelerate, Vyjack work for Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

DRF | 9 months ago
Runhappy was the earliest and most prominent of the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile contenders to work Saturday morning at Santa Anita, and later in the morning, both Accelerate and Vyjack tuned up for the race, too. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Classic: Hoppertunity, Shaman Ghost, Keen Ice work

DRF | 9 months ago
The defection of Nyquist from the prospective field for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 5 at Santa Anita reduced the pre-entrants remaining to 13, and three of the contenders turned in workouts on Saturday morning, two here at Santa Anita and one at Belmont Park. Read More...

Practical Joke, Syndergaard work five furlongs for Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

DRF | 9 months ago
The depth of this year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile field is such that Practical Joke, an undefeated multiple Grade 1 winner, is the co-third choice with two others at 6-1 on the morning line of Daily Racing Form’s Mike Watchmaker. Read More...

Ashleyluvssugar likely to show speed in Breeders’ Cup Turf

DRF | 9 months ago
Ashleyluvssugar, the dominant turf marathoner in Southern California in recent months, may play a vital role in the $4 million Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 5. Read More...

Wavell Avenue fires bullet for Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint

DRF | 9 months ago
Though Wavell Avenue was a 10-1 shot entering last year’s Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, trainer Chad Brown had a good feeling about her chances because of the way she was training heading into the race. Read More...

Miss Southern Miss taking it easy ahead of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

DRF | 9 months ago
Miss Southern Miss will have a quiet week in advance of the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita on Friday. Read More...

Good Samaritan to stay on grass in Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf

DRF | 9 months ago
At some point, Good Samaritan will get a chance to prove himself on dirt, but that time won’t be at this year’s Breeders’ Cup. Good Samaritan, who is 2 for 2, with both victories coming on turf, will run in Friday’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita and not in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on dirt, said Elliott Walden, president, chief executive, and racing manager for WinStar Farm, which owns Good Samaritan along with the China Horse Club. Read More...

Curalina likely to go in Breeders’ Cup Distaff instead of Filly and Mare Sprint

DRF | 9 months ago
Barring an unexpected change of heart come entry day on Monday, Curalina will run in Friday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita and not in the $1 million Filly and Mare Sprint, her connections indicated Saturday. Read More...

Nyquist to miss Breeders’ Cup Classic with ‘puffy ankle’

DRF | 9 months ago
Nyquist, the 2016 Kentucky Derby winner and champion 2-year-old male of 2015, came out of his workout on Thursday with a "puffy ankle," trainer Doug O'Neill said, and is out of the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic on Nov. 5 at Santa Anita. Read More...

I’m a Chatterbox drills for Breeders’ Cup Distaff

DRF | 9 months ago
The light 2016 campaign for I’m a Chatterbox was by necessity. After an eight-start 2015 campaign that went from January through October and included most of the top races for 3-year-old fillies, she needed a break. Read More...

Runhappy puts in fast five-furlong work for Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

DRF | 9 months ago
Runhappy was sent through his final workout leading into the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile when breezing five furlongs under the cover of darkness Saturday morning at Santa Anita. Read More...

Clocker: Stellar Wind has good, solid work

DRF | 9 months ago
The threat of rain that forced many trainers to alter workout schedules for their Breeders' Cup horses the past couple of days was a false alarm, so the main track was fast and dry throughout Friday morning's five-hour training session. Read More...