• Lightstream (2-1) rolls late to pass Malibu Stacy for the Raven Run win.Posted 54 seconds ago
  • Royal Posse (5-2) likes the off going and upsets Governor Malibu in the Empire Classic.Posted 12 minutes ago
  • Bar of Gold (4-5) wins the Empire Distaff by a country mile.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Pat On The Back (20-1) puts them to sleep in a sloppy Sleepy Hollow.Posted 1 hour ago
  • 2001 Kentucky Derby winner, Monarchos has passed away at the age of 18.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Winx absolutely dominant in winning a second Cox Plate.Posted 10 hours ago
  • Quidura (7-2) scores another graded stakes win at Keeneland for Graham Motion.Posted 23 hours ago
  • Frosted is pointing to the Breeders' Cup Classic, per his connections.Posted 3 days ago
  • Erupt (IRE) at 12-1 closes to win the $1,000,000 Pattison Canadian International (G1)Posted 5 days ago
  • Al's Gal (6-1) wins the head bob and the E. P. Taylor (G1) at WoodbinePosted 6 days ago
Breeders Cup 2015

Final thoughts, awards and bon mots

Zenyatta and Blame dominate recollections of this 27th Breeders' Cup. Nobody watching their scintillant and thrilling race to the Classic finish could keep his jaw in place or his emotions steady. I sometimes find myself explaining to casual fans or strangers to the game why I love horse racing. I should simply show them a video of that Classic. To see that is to understand.

The 1988 Breeders'  Cup stands out, its races and results impastoed on memory, as the single greatest day of racing I've personally witnessed. Personal Ensign, on the strength of her own volition and Randy Romero's perseverance, surged in the final yards to defeat Winning Colors in the Distaff, the great Miesque again dazzled in the Mile, Is It True upset Easy Goer in the Juvenile, and Alysheba, as an eerie darkness descended, became for the moment the sport's all-time leader in earnings with his victory in the Classic. A banner held high on the grandstand apron, I can still see it, recommended, "Alysheba For President." But for drama and excitement and sheer excellence, this most recent Breeders' Cup approaches its 1988 ancestor...

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