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OK, so who’s the Eclipse Award-winning trainer this year? The usual names  – Baffert, Asmussen, Pletcher, or Mott, all of whom had terrific years? Or perhaps Graham Motion or Dale Romans, who both had career years and won classics? Before deciding, voters should pay close attention to Aidan O’B...Read More
A year after the Life At Ten Fiasco, the Churchill Downs stewards, more so than anyone else, needed a good couple of days at the Breeders' Cup to redeem themselves and to restore the public's confidence in them. It didn't happen. The one time they were called upon to make a decision they got the cal...Read More
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  • dsparrowd · Last Year on the Friday I had the triactor until the stewards took my horse down. I believe it was the ist time for that. How would you feel if your had Court Vision,Turallure, Gio Ponte & Mr.Commons in a tri box or heavens forbid in a super box. From what I saw Goldikova should have been taken down and put behind Courageous Cat who she obviously interfered with and finished last. With the 7-5 favorite out of the picture just try to imagine what the tri would have paid? how much for the super? Are we talking $ 500,000. Its absolutely criminal that this horse was not placed last. Thank God I didn't have the ticket I just mentioned above. The stewards should be fired! · 890 days ago ·
  • GypsyRose · Ok so I have a question about this. When I originally saw the race and she made that move I immediately thought oh yes she has to be taken down. I was sad cause on her last race that's not a way you want this fabulous horse to go out. But my question is, it looked like Courageous Cat was fading out of contention, does anyone think that has anything to do with the call? Because it wouldn't have made a difference because he was fading and wasn't going to win? I'm just asking, I'm not a genius at this horse racing stuff :) I'm just glad everyone emerged okay and unharmed. · 886 days ago ·
Court Vision came from nowhere to nose fellow closer Turallure in a roughly run renewal of the Breeders' Cup Mile.Goldikova, seeking an unprescedented fourth Mile win, had to settle for the show. Jeranimo, Get Stormy, and Sidney's Candy took the early initiative with Goldikova neatly tucked in at th...Read More
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  • Cigar16 · The debacle that occured on Thursday from the fallout of CD's decision to not open the turf course for training has become a situation that I now find to be just as humorous (somebody please take Michael Stoute's deplorable trackside rant and make a comical YouTube video of it!) as it is shameful! Shameful for both entities. Despite CD's effort to make trainers aware by broadcasting on several occasions via the PA system the possibility of grass course training closure due to a threat of precipitation, a mess still ensued. WHY, did CD close the course a nanosecond before the scheduled opening? HELLO? I get that it was for legit reasons, but making that decision without facilitating your freaking public/horsemen relations department etc in preemptive coordination with the Euro's was appalling. This is not a normal event. Sorry, but CD definitely dropped that ball! But on the flip side is who the hell does John Gosden, and the most obnoxious, self entitled jackass Michael Stoute think they are in that they feel they can remedy their inconvenience by doing as they please in disregarding the closure, attempting to DISMANTLE the railing, and helping themselves to the course as if they were at home and having a backyard BBQ??? OMG! I was embarrassed for them! We can only hope that this will be at the very least a learning experience for the future.. All of that being said, and being one of the last people to look the other way as protocol is not adhered to, I do not speak lightly when I say that in the grand scheme of things, 10, 20, or a 100 years from now as an American racing fan I DO NOT WANT the unpleasant stigma that would have been ours FOREVER had the stewards DQ'ed Goldikova to LAST, therefore forever tarnishing her image. I am so glad the stewards proved diplomatic, thought of the consequences, and made the RIGHT DECISION! · 892 days ago ·
  • likin sparks · Hey, what better way to entice more foreign horses to complete in the BC races, no harm nor foul for bumping. Also CD should have had all the PR and grounds crew out after the rain subsided drying the track off with hair dryers it wasn't good enough! · 892 days ago ·
Brian Zipse says, it's time to quiet all the talk and pick some winners in the 2011 Breeders' Cup!Read More
Goldikova, shooting for a fourth Breeders' Cup Mile triumph, drew the rail and has been made the 7-5 morning line favorite for Saturday's turf test. Read More
The six-year-old champion mare, Goldikova IRE (Anabaa USA), will make her season debut in the Group 1 Prix D'Ispahan, 1m 1½l (1850m) at Longchamp on May 22.She will face old foes in Richard Hannon's Dick Turpin...Read More
France: Royal Ascot winner Byword is set for a rematch with old rival Goldikova next month in the Prix d'Ispahan at Longchamp, where only a half-length separated the pair last year.Read More
Rip Van Winkle returned to prominence on Tuesday by nailing Twice Over (GB) and Byword in the Juddmonte International Stakes (Eng-G1) at York.With a precise rally under jockey John Murtagh, Rip Van Winkle halted a three-race losing streak that started with his tenth-place finish to Zenyatta as the s...Read More
Although there were no grade I races in the United States this past weekend, we did kick off the second season for 3-year-olds in rousing fashion and caught an early glimpse of the possible European challengers for the Breeders’ Cup following an exciting Royal Ascot meeting.Read More

Byword - Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video12/11/11Byword6thSha81 1/4 mTHong Kong Cup-G1 3+ MCalifornia MemoryIrianZazou2:04.57
View DetailsView Video11/05/11Byword8thCD101 mileTBreeders' Cup Mile-G1 3+ MCourt VisionTurallureGoldikova1:37.05
View DetailsView Video10/01/11Byword1stLon71 1/8 mTPrix Dollar-G2 3+ MBywordCirrus Des AiglesShimraan2:00.41
View Details06/12/11Byword1stCha61 mileTPrix du Chemin de Fer Du Nord-G3 4+ MBywordVagabond ShoesBeacon Lodge1:36.76
View DetailsView Video05/22/11Byword5thLon51 1/8 mTPrix d'Ispahan-G1 4+ MGoldikovaCirrus Des AiglesRajsaman1:51.00
View Details05/01/11Byword2ndSai51 mileTPrix du Muguet-G2 4+ MRajsamanBywordSehrezad1:38.30
View DetailsView Video09/12/10Byword4thLon61 1/2mTPrix Foy-G2 4+ MDuncanNakayama FestaTimos2:35.90
View Details08/17/10Byword3rdYor41 5/16 mTJuddmonte International-G1 3+ MRip Van WinkleTwice OverByword2:08.58
View Details06/16/10Byword1stAsc31 1/4 mTPrince of Wales's Stakes-G1 4+ MBywordTwice OverTazeez2:05.35
View DetailsView Video05/23/10Byword2ndLon51 1/8 mTPrix d'Ispahan-G1 4+ MGoldikovaBywordWiener Walzer1:49.40
View Details05/01/10Byword1stSai51 mileTPrix du Muguet-G2 4+ MBywordGris De GrisSehrezad1:39.50
View Details09/18/09Byword4thLon31 1/4 mTPrix Du Prince D'Orange-G3 3 MCirrus Des AiglesWorld HeritageAllybar2:06.30
View Details08/16/09Byword4thDea21 1/4 mTPrix Guillaume D'Ornano-G2 3 MSri PutraThree BodiesAllybar2:06.10
View Details07/06/09Byword1stCom41 1/4 mTPrix Pelleas 3 MBywordThree BodiesCirrus Des Aigles2:09.43