On Saturday, trainer Kathy Ritvo and jockey Gary Stevens celebrated the biggest wins of their horse racing careers, as Mucho Macho Man won the Breeders’ Cup Classic by the most incredible of tiny margins in an instant classic photo finish. Show More Summary
TV SCHEDULE: Races will be broadcast Friday, Nov. 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. EST and Saturday, Nov. 2 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. EST on NBC Sports Network. The $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic will be broadcast Saturday from 8 to 9 p.m. EST on NBC. The Breeders’ Cup, an international thoroughbred racing competition, gets […]
The Breeders’ Cup announced today that it’s bringing back the Distaff, news that Alicia Wincze called “the most popular name restoration since Prince.” It may seem minor, but it’s a feel-good bit of change, a return to a classic word with resonance in the game and a rich history, evoking greats such as Personal Ensign […]
And now he’s in the Hall of Fame. There was some grumbling on Twitter about 2006 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and Horse of the Year Invasor, with his career record of 11 wins from 12 starts, being among this year’s inductees into the Racing Hall of Fame — “No offense to Invasor, who was very [...]
Everything was set for Game On Dude after last year's disappointment in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs. With the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park where Game On Dude was undefeated in five races, the stage was set for his atonement. [ more › ]
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All of the drama and excitement anticipated from the Breeders' Cup came to fruition in the first day of the races with Royal Delta being the only favorite to win a Breeders' Cup race in the $2 million Ladies' Classic, the final race of the day. [ more › ]
With the one of the most stacked fields of the Breeders' Cup, the less-heralded Ladies Classic race offers a window into how raising fillies can be a surer bet than colts for their owners.
A few of the 2012 Breeders’ Cup contenders I’ve spotted around Santa Anita … Animal Kingdom (Mile) Groupie Doll (Filly and Mare Sprint) Sky Lantern (Juvenile Fillies Turf) Jaycito (Marathon) Game on Dude (Classic) Richard’s Kid (Classic) Ron the Greek (Classic) Dullahan (Turf) Point of Entry (Turf) Trinniberg (Sprint)
Caton Bredar on why Royal Delta should run on Breeders’ Cup Friday: More important than semantics or awards, though, is the idea that the Ladies Classic — particularly this year — is a great race in its own right. Should the field remain intact, it will feature three previous BC winners — Royal Delta joining [...]
My thanks to fellow blogger, Rather Rapid for reminding me that Ferdinand and Alysheba had previously locked horns in the 1987 Breeders Cup Classic. Rather Rapid knows his details and his blog KY Derby or Bust is always worth a read;...Show More Summary
Kiaran McLaughlin’s plan to return It’s Tricky to the races was a success. The 4-year-old filly, making her first start since finishing second in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic on Nov. 4, took over from pacesetter Love and Pride in the stretch to post a 2-length victory in Saturday’s $200,000 Top Flight Handicap.
NBC had the rights to the two-day horse racing series from its start in 1984 until 2005. As part of the new deal, the main event, the Breeders’ Cup Classic, will run in primetime on the network on the East Coast — a first. Friday and Saturday’s other coverage is set for NBC Sports Network, recently rebranded from Versus. Show More Summary
NBC has added horse racing's Breeders Cup, whose Cup Classic will air in primetime for first time ever.
As the baseball season has ended here in Southern California, Santa Anita opens their 24-day Autumn Meet on Friday as they lead up to the Breeders’ Cup Classic hosted at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4 and 5. But the big day of the weekend is Saturday. Show More Summary
There are two more chances for everyone attending "Win and You're In" Breeders' Cup qualifying races, to have an ownership interest in a horse running in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs on November 5.
Farewell to the rivalry for this year: While Blind Luck’s rival Havre de Grace will likely use the Beldame as a prep for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) against males, Hollendorfer said there is no way his filly will run in that race. “I’m not running her in the Classic,” he said. “I don’t [...]
I’m heading up to Saratoga for the Whitney Handicap, which is a Breeders’ Cup Classic Challenge race and a stakes I best remember for 2006, the year Invasor won by digging in and outlasting Sun King by a nose. There is no Invasor in this year’s field, but the winner will get a guaranteed spot [...]
Just like the Breeders' Cup Classic back two months earlier, the Eclipse Award for thoroughbred Horse of the Year Monday night was highly anticipated, hotly debated, and was decided by a narrow margin that left the contestants breathless. Unlike...Show More Summary
"And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout; But there is no joy in Mudville — mighty Casey has struck out." At the start of the $5 million Breeder’s Cup Classic held at Churchill Downs on November 6th, 2010, the track...Show More Summary