Tag Archives: Breeders’ Cup

Week of November 4, 2013

High drama, thrilling finishes and devastating loss—this year’s Breeders’ Cup had it all. Let’s recap the weekend’s memorable highs and lows.

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Three Great Moments: Breeders’ Cup Classic

Considering a Breeders’ Cup Classic winner has not gone on to win Horse of the Year since Curlin in 2007, it may be hard to remember that the race has served as a de facto championship for the gold statuette in many of its editions.

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Three Great Moments: Breeders’ Cup Sprint

Until 2007, the best sprinting fillies & mares competed on equal footing with their male counterparts in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint. Needless to say, that has resulted in some memorable finishes that have, unfortunately, faded a bit from our minds.

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Week of October 7, 2013

Juveniles took center stage this weekend, and defending Breeders’ Cup champions fell short in their final preps before the big day.

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Week of September 16, 2013

With his facile track record-setting effort this weekend, Wise Dan turned up the heat in his contest with Game on Dude for the Horse of the Year title.

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Week of November 5, 2012

This year’s Breeders’ Cup offered a bevy of heart-warming stories, surprise results and satisfying moments.

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Week of October 29, 2012

With extreme weather threatening much of the eastern United States, sun-drenched Santa Anita readies itself to host yet another Breeders’ Cup this Friday and Saturday (November 2-3).

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Breeders’ Cup Turf Trends

The conventional wisdom about Breeders’ Cup turf races is that European invaders will dominate. Perhaps they will, but historically the location of the prep has been less important than the order of finish.

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Week of October 15, 2012

The final five Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge races were contested this past week.

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Week of October 8, 2012

As the countdown to the Breeders’ Cup continues, several leading contenders demonstrated their worthiness this weekend, while a few others surprised us – to say the least.

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Week of October 1, 2012

Super Saturday certainly lived up to its billing, as racing fans enjoyed ten Grade 1 offerings and terrific performances on both coasts, setting the stage for an exciting Breeders’ Cup just one month away.

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Week of September 24, 2012

Autumn officially arrived this weekend, greeted by a light schedule of graded stakes races, as we enjoyed a bit of a breather before next weekend’s impressive array of Grade 1 events.

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Week of September 10, 2012

Rather than catching our collective breath with a light schedule, this weekend provided plenty of performances that managed to take our breath away.

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Week of September 3, 2012

Say good-bye to summer and hello to autumn, as the drive to the Breeders’ Cup intensifies over the next two months.

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Week of August 27, 2012

The ill-fated fortunes of this year’s 3-year-old male crop continued with injuries, yet this unlucky bunch of sophomores also provided us with some of the week’s most exciting racing.

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Week of August 20, 2012

Terrific turf performances highlighted this week’s graded stakes action, with Americans holding their own against European invaders.

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Week of July 30, 2012

Whether it came to the bloodlines of horses, or of their human connections, the mantra this week was keeping it all in the family.

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Week of July 23, 2012

While the ranks of the top 3-year-old colts continue to be depleted, older champions stepped up to provide plenty of excitement.

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Week of July 9, 2012

The Breeders’ Cup may still be four months away, but the maneuvering of contenders in preparation for the big event has already begun.

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Week of July 2, 2012

Excessive heat played havoc on racing up and down the East Coast this weekend, with cancelled cards and extra precautions taken to keep both horses and humans alike well hydrated.

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Week of October 17, 2011

The 2011 Breeders’ Cup Challenge races have ended, but if we take our queue from Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup winner Forever, contenders have two more weeks to prepare!

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Horse Profile: Invasor

Argentinean-bred Invasor was one of the best racehorses of the century’s first decade. In his 12 starts on three continents, he won the Uruguayan Triple Crown, the Breeders’ Cup Classic, and the Dubai World Cup. In 2006, he was named Horse of the Year.

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Week of October 25, 2010

The fields are starting to take shape and contenders are putting in their final works. Let us help you keep up with all that is the madness leading up to the Breeders’ Cup!

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Week of October 11, 2010

On a weekend where many hopefuls put in their final prep for the Breeders’ Cup, some questions were answered while new ones were asked. Who will Gio Ponti face in November? Can Uncle Mo handle stiffer competition? Will Sidney’s Candy even run?

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Week of September 27, 2010

International buzz baby Frankel creates even more buzz at Ascot and the biggest Breeders’ Cup prep weekend is upon us. We also wrap-up Figs Gone Wild Month with a Q&A about DIY figs.

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Week of September 20, 2010

All eyes turned north to Woodbine for several Breeders’ Cup turf preps. This week at the site Figs Gone Wild Month is still full of run and Ten Things You Should Know About makes a return!

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Week of June 21, 2010

Several Triple Crown contenders returned to the races with mixed results. If you missed any of the action, or just want to see it again, we’ve got replays and photos!

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Curlin Won, I Didn’t

Watching my pick for the 2007 Breeders’ Cup Classic win and not cashing a ticket was all I needed to get over my ridiculous “fear” of betting to win.

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