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Gun Runner goes wire to wire to win the Breeders' Cup Classic
Arrogate didn't win his career finale Saturday in the Breeders' Cup Classic. But one of the greatest horses ever will always remain a classic.
It wasn’t the passing of the torch. It wasn’t a race for the ages. In some ways it epitomized the strengths and weaknesses of the Del Mar racetrack. But Gun Runner, a horse from the east, took everything the west could throw at him to win the second-most prestigious race in the world, the $6 million...
Gun Runner, pushed by Collected at a fast early pace, kept going and won by 2 1/4 lengths with jockey Florent Geroux in the $6 million main event of Breeders' Cup weekend in front of 37,692 fans.
Saturday at the Breeders’ Cup was full of upsets and long shots winning, but the day ended with co-favorite Gun Runner prevailing in the 34th running of the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Del Mar Racetrack just north of San Diego,...Show More Summary
Follow along with the Breeder's Cup Classic
Here's everything you need to know to get you ready for the Breeder's Cup Classic
Horse racing will be under the spotlight for fans of the sport on Saturday as the Breeder’s Cup Classic 2017 live streaming and televised coverage will be available. As of this report, there are 11 contenders in the Classic with Gun Runner or Arrogate considered the top picks to win. Show More Summary
The 9-5 morning-line favorite in Saturday's Classic at Del Mar goes us against Bob Baffert's quartet of Arrogate, Collected, West Coast and Mubtaahij.
This year’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic has a lot of similarities to last year. There’s a storied matchup of two great horses. One of the horses will retire to stud before the next breeding season. And, once you have a winner, you’ll be able to recognize the victorious trainer from a distance...
The Breeders' Cup starts on Friday and will culminate with the Classic on Saturday night
Trainer's quartet of contenders for Saturday's $6 million race includes defending champion Arrogate, Pacific Classic winner Collected, Travers Stakes winner West Coast and the talented Mubtaahij.
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, who'll ride Arrogate for the seventh consecutive race, wasn't fazed when post positions were drawn for the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday at Del Mar.
Post positions were being drawn for the Breeders’ Cup Classic and only three spots remained. Two of the horses without an assignment were the two favorites, defending champion Arrogate and Gun Runner. Would one of them get the dreaded rail? Arrogate’s name was selected. “No. 1,” was the call. A...
Bob Baffert was sitting at a table at Clockers’ Corner on Thursday, fielding questions about all the great horses he has in his barn. A reporter kept asking about Cupid running in the Awesome Again Stakes, but he kept answering about Mubtaahij, who was also in that race. “He’s a pretty nice horse,”...
It was an immediate classic, Beholder and Songbird battling to the wire in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff. In the end, the 6-year-old champion Beholder beat the 3-year-old Songbird by what couldn’t have been more than a nostril. It was Beholder’s last race. It was Songbird’s first loss. Now,...
If Eclipse Award voters had to cast their ballots today for the top 3-year-old male of 2017, it would be like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Luckily, we still have the mid-summer classics and Breeders’ Cup to help sort out this jumbled mess. We had three different winners in the Triple Crown […]
In a re-match of the 2016 Breeders' Cup Classic, Arrogate was victorious again, while California Chrome retires after the worst performance of his career.
Arrogate and California Chrome will have a rematch of the 2016 Breeders Cup Classic in the world’s richest thoroughbred horse race. Arrogate won the Travers Stakes and Breeders Cup Classic in 2016. California Chrome may have finished second in that race, but he won the other seven he entered as well as the coveted horse of the year award. Show More Summary