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

DRF | 1 month 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 | 1 month 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 | 1 month 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 | 1 month 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 | 1 month 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 | 1 month 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 | 1 month 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 | 1 month 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 | 1 month 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 | 1 month 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 | 1 month 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 | 1 month 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 | 1 month 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 | 1 month 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 | 1 month 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 | 1 month 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 | 1 month 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 | 1 month 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 | 1 month 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 | 1 month 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 | 1 month 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 | 1 month 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 | 1 month 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 | 1 month 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 | 1 month 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...

Breeders’ Cup Turf: D’Amato views Metaboss as live longshot

DRF | 1 month ago
The thrilling style of his races has left trainer Phil D'Amato and the expansive partnership that owns the 4-year-old Metaboss willing to spend $100,000 in entry fees to see if that kick can be effective in the $4 million Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita next Saturday. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile: Three Rules sizzles in five-furlong workout

DRF | 1 month ago
Three Rules, undefeated in five career starts, blazed five furlongs in 57.64 seconds Friday morning at Gulfstream Park in his last serious move before the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita next Saturday. Read More...

Mongolian trainer looks for repeat in BC Turf Sprint

DRF | 1 month ago
Surely there's no trainer in North America with a more unusual biography than Enebish Ganbat. Yet there, in the Hawthorne shedrow, stands a horse named Mongolian Saturday, a horse that gave Ganbat something only a sliver of the training population can claim – a Breeders' Cup win. Read More...

Paulick Report 10/28 News Minute

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Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile: Runhappy shuttles between racetrack, farm

DRF | 1 month ago
Runhappy, last year's Breeders' Cup Sprint winner and the nation's champion sprinter, has had a busy schedule since arriving here at Santa Anita for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile next Friday. He goes out to train well before dawn every morning, and every day has spent time at a nearby farm. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf: La Force needs one more defection to make field

DRF | 1 month ago
La Force, who worked five furlongs in 1:00.40 on Friday, is being prepared as if she will start in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 4. It may take the whole weekend to determine whether it was a necessary dress rehearsal. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies: Baffert has two good prospects

DRF | 1 month ago
Two of the younger Bob Baffert horses, Noted and Quoted and American Gal, will be in the starting gate for the $2 million BC Juvenile Fillies, the first of the nine BC events next Saturday. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Mile: Tepin turns in maintenance-type half-mile workout

DRF | 1 month ago
Tepin put in her final maintenance move in advance of her Breeders' Cup Mile defense on Friday morning, leading a bevy of workers for trainer Mark Casse in the pre-dawn darkness at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Distaff: Stellar Wind looks superb

DRF | 1 month ago
Based on how well she trained the past month, and an impressive workout Friday morning at Santa Anita, Stellar Wind will not bounce in the Breeders' Cup Distaff. Stellar Wind worked six furlongs Friday, and she could not have looked better. Read More...

Gio Ponti offspring Drefong a surprise sprint success

DRF | 1 month ago
Gio Ponti had all the qualities an owner wants in a racehorse. He had class, ran a route, could run on any surface – especially turf – and won three Eclipse Awards. So how did he sire a horse such as Drefong, a high-class sprinter on dirt, in his first crop? Read More...

Paid Up Subscriber to be declared from Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint

DRF | 1 month ago
Paid Up Subscriber has been declared out of the Nov. 5 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita after trainer Al Stall Jr. decided the 4-year-old filly was not training to his satisfaction at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Clocker: California Chrome works likes he means it

DRF | 1 month ago
With rain in the forecast, Thursday suddenly became the work day of choice for a large number of Breeders' Cup contenders, including five members of the prospective Classic field, led by California Chrome, who worked over his home course at Los Alamitos. Read More...

Hovdey: Black likes what he sees from What a View

DRF | 1 month ago
Trainer Kenny Black, once a jockey of considerable renown, will be running a horse in the Breeders' Cup for the first time on Nov. 5, when he saddles What a View in the $2 million Mile against the best the U.S. and Europe have to offer. Read More...

Happy Mesa might draw into Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

DRF | 1 month ago
A Group 1 race at Saint-Cloud Racecourse in France on Sunday is expected to influence the list of runners for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 4. Read More...

Point Piper, Tamarkuz all set for Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

DRF | 1 month ago
Two of the runners unquestionably committed to the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, Point Piper and Tamarkuz, each turned in his final work for the race Thursday morning here at Santa Anita. Read More...

Paulick Report 10/27 News Minute

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Breeders’ Cup Distaff: Songbird, Beholder go easy in final prerace workouts

DRF | 1 month ago
Songbird is all set for her role as Breeders' Cup Distaff favorite. Beholder is prepared to play spoiler. Read More...

Yellow Agate brightens morning with strong work for Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies

DRF | 1 month ago
It was a cloudy, rainy, chilly Thursday morning in New York, but for jockey Manny Franco it was a beautiful day as he guided Yellow Agate through a sharp five-furlong workout in 1:00.17 over the Belmont Park main track in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies on Nov. 5 at Santa Anita. Read More...

Ankle problem prompts retirement of Living The Life

DRF | 1 month ago
Living The Life, who would have been one of the longer shots in her last career start in the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, has been retired after exiting her latest workout with slight filling in her right front ankle. Read More...

Pleaseletmewin sold, out of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf

DRF | 1 month ago
Pleaseletmewin was the last pre-entered horse in the main body of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, but he will not be shipped to California from England after being sold at auction Wednesday. Read More...

Mondialiste likely to spurn Breeders’ Cup Mile for Turf

DRF | 1 month ago
Arlington Million winner Mondialiste is nearly certain to start in the Breeders' Cup Turf instead of the Breeders' Cup Mile, trainer David O'Meara said Thursday. Read More...

Shaman Ghost can make sire-line history in BC Classic

DRF | 1 month ago
Five Breeders' Cup Classic winners have resided on Frank Stronach's Adena Springs stallion roster, and Shaman Ghost will surely have a place in the stud barn regardless of the outcome. But a Classic win by the homebred colt Nov. 5 at Santa Anita would make it the kind of history-making achievement that would take generations to match. Read More...

Finest City, Kruljac find themselves in rarified company in BC Filly and Mare Sprint

DRF | 1 month ago
The Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint will be contested by horses from the barns of Bob Baffert, Bill Mott, Chad Brown, and other world-renowned trainers. And then there's Ian Kruljac, whose career victories stand at a grand total of three, all from Finest City, one of the sleepers in the seven-furlong Filly-Mare Sprint. Read More...

Union Rags making a statement with his first-crop juveniles

DRF | 1 month ago
Phyllis Wyeth liked the strapping, white-faced colt that her mare Tempo had delivered in the spring of 2009, but her accountant advised her to sell him to bolster her stable's tax standing. She purchased him back in 2011, and Union Rags has been repaying her ever since. Read More...