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  • 201 Pre-entered for the Breeders' Cup, including 15 in the Classic. Posted 4 hours ago
  • Just The Judge edges Odeliz in the E.P. Taylor! Posted 2 days ago
  • Beholder is out of the Breeders' Cup after spiking a fever. Posted 3 days ago
  • Hillstar rolls to victory in the Canadian International!Posted 3 days ago
  • Taris smokes the Grade 2 Raven Run field! Posted 4 days ago
  • Discreet Marq much the best in the Ticonderoga! Posted 4 days ago
  • Effinex gets up over So Lonesome to win the Empire Classic! Posted 4 days ago
  • Noble Mission wins a thriller over Al Kazeem in the Champion Stakes! Posted 4 days ago
  • Charm Spirit defeats an unlucky Night of Thunder in the QE II! Posted 4 days ago
  • Madame Chiang pulls the upset in the British Champions Fillies and Mares!Posted 4 days ago
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Wednesday, October 22

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Delta Downs, Race 6
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Remington, Race 5

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A record number of 201 horses were pre-entered for next weekend's Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita.Read More
  • Mike in SB · Despite all the retirements and injuries to some of the top horses, or maybe because so many favorites are not running, the Breeders Cup races have full fields and will be great betting races. In my opinion there are at least 7 horses that have a chance in the Classic and all the other races look wide open. Looks like another great Breeders Cup despite the loss of Beholder and Wise Dan. · 3 hours ago
  • https://www.facebook.com/john. · Quick thoughts, surprised not to see Bayern cross entered in Dirt Mile and the Filly and Mare Sprint may turn out to be the best race of the Friday card · 10 minutes ago
wow, it's going to be hard to choose who i want to win between lucky player, american pharoah, Mr. z, carpe diem, and souper colossal.
he is for sure going to the breeders cup sprint.
As a prime contender withdraws, the Breeders' Cup Distaff could come down to a two-horse race.Read More
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  • Kristen via Disqus · Go Ria Antonia! :D · 4 hours ago
  • the bid · Don't Tell Sophia, but she wins for fun · 48 minutes ago
Cyber Secret returns a winner! He won by a nose over Paris Vegas
The Breeders' Cup is less than two weeks away. Here's a look at five live long shots that might be flying under your radar.Read More
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  • bennings via Disqus · I think Shared Belief is a standout in the Classic. However, I think the door is opened for a longshot running 2nd to fill out a juicy exacta. I'll offer two (in case you want a super-juicy TRI). First, Big Casanova, who was literally stiffed in the JGC; he was going along beautifully at 24-1 on the front end when the jockey started pulling on the reigns and standing up in the saddle for the next 1/8th mile, inexplicably. He set a 1 and 1/8th track record at SA, nothing to sneeze at. The other possible longshot exacta/tri partner is last year's upset BC Classic winner, Majestic Harbor. I've always loved this angle, at a price. 2ndly, much ado about Belief's ground loss in his prep race when taken out by Espinoza's charge, but guess who also lost virtually the same amount of ground (65 feet) in that race when running 4th (beaten 3 and 1/2) - that's right. That's two proven older horses over the grounds. I give the latter the slight edge if you seek a straight tri. · 15 hours ago
  • bennings via Disqus · While not a longshot by strict standards, one of my best bets on Saturday is Leigh Court to win the F/M Sprint - she should be 6-1 or higher. Her comeback race was on the brilliant side at WO. She set the fractions in that 7f poly race and looked like a champion in the stretch. She validated that race with a cut-back to 6fs on the dirt at KEE where she showed the ability to stalk and pounce. It was her first dirt race since the first two races of her career at the FG. I think 7fs is a better distance for her than 6fs. She was definitely on the muscle in her latest, and I'd be lying if I said I didn't have some concerns about how that effort can be translated back to the 7f distance, which is truly a specialty distance. At the same time, I don't want to over-think it. If the odds are there, I have to trust that the trainer knows what buttons to push to have her on her best game (her best will win this race). · 1 hour ago
Hey goblin and Exterminator, this may be the horse you were dreamin' about this spring :) http://www.breederscup.com/article/bronzo-qualifies-bc-dirt-mile-chile
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  • amino998 · At least Bronzo doesn’t have to face your Tonito M., Exterminator. I remember you were hoping they’d be conservative with him. Also feel confident in saying, before a single dollar has been bet, Bronzo will be a longshot :) · 3 hours ago
  • Exterminator · I'm glad they've done a great job with him. He finally put it together in the OK Derby after placing in a couple good races. I wonder if he'll show up on the BC undercard. I believe there is a stake on that Sat. going 7/8. · 1 hour ago
If he improves even slightly he is going to be handful in the TC - Main Sequence, the presumed favorite, does not have a brilliant turn of foot, he wears down the competition (to his credit), competition that is roughly the same sort that HC just beat. It's worth noting that HC finished stoutly and was pulling away at the wire. If HC gets the jump on MS, MS will have to run the race of his life to get by him, imo. Hardest Core figures to be 10-1 or thereabouts. His biggest threat could be from a Euro who closes fast.
I expect them to try the turf he has an exceptionally high leg action and his breeding is certainly concurrent with that theme.
  • mak via Disqus · unlikely. With the talent on dirt he has shown i doubt it.Besides, the money is on dirt, not turf. · 1 hour ago
Jockey Kent Desormeaux, who has not ridden since Sept. 28 after being kicked in the chest during a post parade, will return to riding on Sunday at Santa Anita. Desormeaux, 44, suffered a collapsed lung and fractured ribs on his left side when he was kicked after being unseated from his mount in a post parade. Desormeaux was hospitalized for two days because of his injuries. Article on DRF
Didn't get as much attention as the other recently retired Stonestreet mares, but Kauai Katie has been retired as well, according to a blog post today by Stonestreet.
How about a Graham-Graham exacta in the BC Turf? We can call it the Graham Cracker bet! Graham Motion and Edward Graham, trainers of Main Sequence and Hardest Core, respectively.
Which trainers have performed best in the Breeders' Cup over the first three decades? Take a look ...Read More
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  • travel_vic · Yep., just count the horses that NEVER raced again or were recently broken down and this fellow is the king again. ....Not even mentioning the drugs! · 22 hours ago
  • Mike in SB · Although he doesn't have the number of wins to make the list, I think Charlie Whittingham should get a mention for twice winning the Breeders Cup Classic, and both were Derby winners! · 2 hours ago
Expect a full field or 13 or 14 for the mile this year, now that Wise Dan's running, it has become so wide open, it's anyone's race
  • Mike in SB · Unless I am mistaken because of the short run to the turn, the Mile is limited to 12 horses. But you are right it should be a full field and a great betting race. I am looking for a European winner this year. · 2 hours ago
Lea
yay! I love this horse I hope he stays sound
Tonalist wins and he is HOY.
  • ekindy · Unless Main Sequence wins. 4 straight G1 wins including a BC Turf against Europeans would be a far better record than what Tonalist can show. · 4 hours ago
  • Sullivan · Main Sequence could set a WR in the Turf and win by 100 and would still not be a finalist for HOY · 3 hours ago
The 2014 Report of Mares bred is in and Kitten's Joy led all North American sires with 204 mares covered - http://jockeyclub.com/default.asp?section=Resources&area=12
This is one is a classic example to demonstrate how foolish it is to predict winners before track conditions and post positions are known. Bayern should win by open lengths if we get another day like last year's BC Friday. But if he gets an outside post even in those conditions Moreno could hold him off. And if we get a "fairer" track then CC, SB, or Tonalist could all realistically win it depending on their posts. And I see at least four others who can realistically pull an upset if the others I mentioned all pull unfavorable posts and others do their best to make it hard for them to get loose. All in all it should be an exciting race both for pure fans and handicappers, because even though SB and CC will be over-bet this will be a competitive race.
  • Sullivan · Or if one has been paying attention all year they will recognize that Bayern has absolutely no shot due to the fact that he cannot get 10f against horses who can, he cannot provide strong back to back efforts, and he is facing several other speed horses as well as pressers. · 3 hours ago
Keeneland and The Red Mile, a Lexington harness track, have officially agreed to consolidate historical racing machines in one facility that will be built at The Red Mile. The announcement was made Oct. 22. Earlier talks were geared toward having one Lexington facility for wagering on historical racing, but Keeneland later announced it would build its own facility. That was before Keeneland learned it would host the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships. Article on Bloodhorse
With Beholder out, I think that she will assume the role of favorite for the BC Distaff, and has a real good shot to win, she's looked great over SA, and I think she's gonna run the race of her life next Friday

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RP 10/22/2014 R8 - Classy Talent a dangerous speed threat at Remington

Wednesday's 8th race (10:16pm CT) from Remington Park is a $7,500 claiming event for OK-bred fillies and mares which have never won two races. They will be traveling seven furlongs on the main track. #2 Classy Talent (8-1) flashed speed and faded to ...

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