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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...

Breeders’ Cup Marathon: Blueskiesnrainbows takes unusual path

DRF | 6 months ago
For a Breeders’ Cup runner, Blueskiesnrainbows has had an unconventional schedule in advance of the $500,000 BC Marathon at Santa Anita on Friday. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup or Bust: A Journey of Giving and Getting Back

Just a little over four years ago, Paulick Report co-founder Brad Cummings and I met in our Lexington, Ky., “office” – a neighborhood Panera Bread (with WiFi!) – to go over a number of details... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Can Santa Anita Bring Fans Back to the Track?

When I drove into Santa Anita Park Thursday morning to get a glimpse of the extensive renovations the track has undergone for the autumn meet that begins today, I flashed back nearly 35 years to my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

RIP Hollywood Park: Land ‘Simply Has a Higher and Better Use’

We all knew the end was near, but officials with Bay Meadows Land Co., the real estate development operation that owns Betfair Hollywood Park, have made it official: There will be no more live racing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

High Anxiety in California

Can’t blame horsemen in California for having a little high anxiety. Bay Meadows Land Company bought Hollywood Park from Churchill Downs in 2005. The owner is a development company, not a racing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Road to the Kentucky Derby, Three More Races

Three more races will run as part of the Prep Season in the Road to the Kentucky Derby series with 51 precious points on the line. The Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs, Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita and Withers... Read More...

2013 Sham Stakes Begins Derby Trail

It was another solid year for two year old colts and gelding hoping to make their early mark for the 2013 Kentucky Derby. Of those who should be considered early contenders for the Run for the Roses on May 4, 2013 are Shanghai Bobby (Breeders... Read More...

2012 Breeders Cup Results – Day 1

After all the wait, the 2012 Breeders Cup Championships was finally here. What makes this event so special is that it brings the best of the best, for the most part, from around Europe, North America and other parts of the World to compete against... Read More...

Breaking Down the 2012 Breeders Cup Turf

The 2012 Breeders Cup Turf is set to run on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 3:18pm PST. A field of 12 will face each other for the 1 1/2 miles event on the turf. This is good mix of European and American talent. Included in... Read More...

Breaking Down the 2012 Breeders Cup Mile

The 2012 Breeders Cup Mile is set to run on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 4:40pm PST. A field of nine will face each other for the one mile event on the turf. This is arguably the toughest race of the 15 as each competitor... Read More...

Breaking Down the 2012 Breeders Cup Classic

November 3, 2012 at 5:30pm PST will mark the 29th running of the prestigious Breeders Cup Classic. The $5,000,000 1 1/4 miles race has seen superstar horses such as Curlin, Cigar, A.P. Indy, Awesome Again and Sunday Silence among others win. In a field of... Read More...

Breeders Cup Pre Entries and Contenders

We are now just 8 days from the 2012 Breeders Cup World Championships at Santa Anita in Arcadia, California. The Breeders Cup Pre Entries are in and over 180 horses were entered in the 15 championship races. You will see a excellent mixture of North... Read More...

Breeders Cup 2012 Challenge Nearing Its End

The Breeders Cup 2012 World Championships at Santa Anita is just over three weeks away. With the date closing in quickly, that means the Breeders Cup Challenge as part of the Win and You’re In series is coming to an end. Upon the conclusion of... Read More...

15 More Challenge Races for 2012 Breeders Cup

Last weekend, there were 14 races as part of the 2012 Breeders Cup Challenge Series. Belmont Park and Santa Anita held their respective Super Saturday’s with multiple Grade 1 races now in the books. Newcastle and Curragh over in Europe had three races as well.... Read More...

2012 Breeders Cup Dates & Post Times

We are now less than one month away! Pages have been created and added for all 15 races including the main event, the Breeders’ Cup Classic. To view these pages, you can either select them by scrolling over the Breeders’ Cup Challenge title at the... Read More...

2012 Breeders Cup Implications This Weekend

This weekend has serious implications for the upcoming 2012 Breeders Cup World Championships in early November at Santa Anita. As part of the Win and You’re In Challenge Series, there are a combined total of 14 races across the United States and Europe. Super Saturday... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup 2012 Just Around the Corner

It’s hard to believe another year has flown by. In just over six weeks time, the 29th installment of the Breeders’ Cup World Championship will be held once again at Santa Anita race track in Arcadia, California. A total of 15 races worth 25.5 million... Read More...

2011 Breeders Cup Winners, So Far This Year

With the recent performance by reigning three year old champion filly Royal Delta this past weekend, I wanted to reflect on all Breeders Cup winners from last November and see how they have each fared since that weekend. Royal Delta, won the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’... Read More...

Gomez Returns to the Saddle

Two-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Garrett Gomez, made a second comeback on Thursday at Santa Anita attempt since fracturing his left heel in a paddock mishap on Jan. 8. Gomez piloted 6-year-old Florida-bred Kelly Leak to a second-place finish in Sa... Read More...

No “Cause” for Concern after San Felipe Win

After winning the Grade 2 Best Pal at Del Mar last August, then finishing 2nd in the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity and winning the Grade 1 Norfolk Stakes at Santa Anita, the gray Giant’s Causeway colt Creative Cause finished 3rd in the Grey Goose... Read More...

Keiber Coa notches first win

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Jockey Keiber Coa, 19, scored his very first career winner Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Santa Anita Park, when he guided Five Star Cruise to victory in the third race of the day. Read More...

San Felipe Stakes Up for Grabs

A field of 10 three year old colts and geldings continue their path to the Kentucky Derby. This field boasts more true Derby contenders than any race we have seen to date. Santa Anita – San Felipe Stakes (G2) – $300,000 – 1 1/16 miles... Read More...

Eden’s Moon Powers to Las Virgenes Win

Bridlewood Farm-bred 3-year-old filly notches Grade 1 victory; connections eye Kentucky Oaks. Florida-bred Eden’s Moon made the transition from  maiden ranks to Grade 1 winner look easy on Saturday as she powered to a 3 ¼-length victory in the Las ... Read More...

Big ‘Cap Draw Has ‘Luck’ Feel

Photo of John Ortiz and Julio Canani courtesy of Santa Anita Park/Benoit photo Actor John Ortiz from HBO’s “Luck” participated in Wednesday’s Santa Anita Handicap draw. Julio Canani, left, trainer of Big ‘Cap starter Holla... Read More...

The Factor rolls in San Carlos

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
By MICHAEL COMPTON Every athlete or sports team gets on a roll. Momentum works in horse racing as well. Trainer Bob Baffert is proof. Read More...

The Factor Rolls in San Carlos

Photo courtesy of Santa Anita/Benoit photo Trainer Bob Baffert continues his stakes dominance with The Factor at Santa Anita Every athlete or sports team gets on a roll. Momentum works in horse racing as well. Trainer Bob Baffert is proof. The veteran ... Read More...

Amazombie Set for San Carlos Stakes

Benoit photo The Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner begins his trek to another title against five foes on Saturday at Santa Anita Amazombie, last year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) and Eclipse Award champion, is slated to make his seasonal bow on Saturday... Read More...