Breeders' Cup 2014

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  • American Pharoah is out of the BC Juvenile due to a bone bruise. Posted 2 days ago
  • Dame Dorothy remains unbeaten in the Turnback the Alarm! Posted 4 days ago
  • West Coast Belle wins the Rags to Riches for fun! Posted 4 days ago
  • Conquest Tsunami storms to victory in the Street Sense! Posted 4 days ago
  • Military Attack defeats a top field in the Sha Tin Trophy! Posted 4 days ago
  • Canadian Lexie Lou wins the Autumn Miss at Santa Anita! Posted 5 days ago
  • Pick of the Litter edges Departing in the final strides of the Fayette! Posted 5 days ago
  • Salutos Amigos is best in the Bold Ruler! Posted 5 days ago
  • Adelaide wins a thrilling edition of the Cox Plate! Posted 5 days ago
  • 201 Pre-entered for the Breeders' Cup, including 15 in the Classic. Posted 8 days ago

What the Horse Racing Nation is talking about...

FUN GAME! In honor of the Breeder's Cup this weekend (and me having too much wine and looking up all my favorite youtube videos) what are you favorite and most exciting Breeder's Cup moments? Mine are: Lure's '92 and '93 Mile wins, Ap Indy's BCC win, Zenyatta's BCC win, Personal Ensign and Winning Colors, Ferdinand and Alysheba, Serena's Song and Flanders, Shanghai Bobby fighting back to win the BCJ, Tiznow's wins in the BCC. Ready go!
  • jockey2be. · Tiznow's Classics top my list,along with Zenyatta's Classic! Also Wise Dans mile wins...And Goldikova... Ferdinand and Alysheba... Wild Again in the first Classic... And Ashado's Distaff,Ghostzappers Classic...the list goes on and on! · 2 hours ago
I have looked and looked at this race many times . Trying to figure out if this is a Key Race in trying to take down. The more i look and the more i come up with the same conclusion. CALIFORNIA CHROME is simply the best horse going into the race this Saturday. Although Bayern is the fastest horse,his inability to recover from a major effort in a short time span ,has me running away from him. The only other 2 horses that i will be using with CC,are Candy Boy and Majestic Harbor . C.B. has been developing at a fast rate(something i can't say about the others). I am taking a flyer on Majestic Harbor for 2 reasons. He is a fresh Racehorse. He also ran the fastest speed figure at the distance to be run. In looking at the ML, i am not using Tonalist or Shared Belief at all. If they somehow hit the board underneath my other horses. I will only be catching them on my spread tickets. Tonalist is a very good horse,only problem with him is that the race is being run in the wrong State and at the wrong Track. Shared Belief is also a very nice horse,one of the top 3yos' in a very deep and talented bunch. But based on how the race shapes up,i do not think it favors his profile. I do not think he is good enough to lay close to a lively anticipated pace,and hold off the Closers. I definately do not think he is good enough to take back and make a big move. If i am wrong and it won't be the first time,then i lose. The only good thing is that at the short odds he will be going off at.I won't be losing anything big. Good Luck to all.
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  • ruffianlover · Mallios, so glad we can finally agree on something again since Verrazano. Go Chrome! · 3 hours ago
  • ekindy · From a gambling standpoint I completely understand your reluctance to get behind Shared Belief, his final odds will not be close to what his actual odds ought to be against this talented field. However I still think he is the best option to win. My reluctance to get behind Chrome has nothing to do with his physical talent, I just don't see a horse with his head in the game. I could be just as wrong about that as you could be about Shared Belief, but I also won't be losing anything big if I am wrong. But of course he will be boxed in my exotics. I think from a gambling standpoint, the best bang for your win bet buck is Tonalist. I don't buy the wrong state/track argument. I think the type of surface could be an issue, but from all reports I have seen the new SA surface is quite comparable to Belmont's. And I think his racing style suits the competition he is facing. And if the track has a fast bias I will not shy away from placing win money on Bayern. 6 weeks is plenty of recovery time, his poor efforts came off of recovery time less than that. And he also murdered the Belmont surface, which implies he will love the new SA surface, which also happens to be his home track. · 3 hours ago
Hoping to see him back and better than ever next year
1st-Osaila 2nd-Lady Eli 3rd-Qualify 4th-Lady Zuzu.
Juvenile Turf - Europeans, Europeans, Europeans. Yes, I think one of the European shippers will win the Juvenile Turf for the fourth consecutive year. In general, they are more experienced than their American counterparts, and clearly, on the turf, we are the weaker bunch. Of the Euros, I like Comme...Read More
  • · Salutes amigos and burn courage .Get real.tonalist is not a bad bet.i like toast of new York .did not run bad in the Pacific classic and lightly raced. However the favourites are good . CC and SB I'll love to see a dead will hurt to see one of them lose.they are two marvellous horses. Hardest core YESSSSS. Distaff if they leave iotaph. Well game over dude. But thats · 3 hours ago
With the scratching of Aktabanday late Thursday evening, Faithful Creek now draws into the Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf field as one of the two "also eligible" horses. He's trained by Brian Meehan and will be ridden by Kieren Fallon. Faithful Creek has some decent European form in the books coming into the race having finished 2nd in a listed race at Deauville in France and 3rd behind the highly regarded, Coolmore owned John F Kennedy in the G3 Juvenile Turf Stakes at Leopardstown on the undercard of the G1 Irish Champion Stakes.
SA 2 (G2 Las Vegas Marathon, 14f) #9 CARY STREET (10-1) is a Grade 3 winning shipper with stamina and the late runner gets pace to chase in the paper race. #4 Ice Cream Truck (8-1) was an excellent $20k claim for Avila in May. He could be best on dirt and might get first run. #7 Sky Kingdom (5-1) h...Read More
Untapable worked 5F in 58.60 for BC Distaff, owner Ron Winchell tells DRF that Untapable and stablemate Tapiture will race at age 4
  • mak via Disqus · yea! tapitures not retireing yet! · 11 days ago
  • ruffianlover · So glad Untapable will be back at 4. Can you imagine if she improves like Close Hatches did? · 4 hours ago
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
Sweet Reason should have been in this race.
Tonalist,Cigar Street,Shared Belief,Bayern
This horse beat California Chrome in his glory and I think will win this race too.... Closers win races...
  • ruffianlover · This rested horse you speak of beat a California Chrome who was at the end of a grueling triple crown campaign, had a bad hoof injury at the start of the race, and had a horrendous trip not suitable to his running style. That California Chrome who you mentioned also still finished in a dead heat for fourth not very far off from the winner at all. Also for your info- Tonalist is not a closer. If you want to look at a closer- look up Honor Code's maiden win. Better yet look up all of Blind Luck's wins. Your welcome · 4 hours ago
Can someone please tell me what happened to Garrett gomez? ?
  • amdaman · Fell off the wagon a little over a year ago. Took time off. Obviously not ready to return. Perhaps never will. · 4 hours ago
Thanks goblin.
Anybody remember the green monkey? Something like he was bought for almost 15 mill. And then turned out to be the biggest flop of all time. whatever happened to him?
  • Goblin · May be at stud at Hartley-DeRenzo. His purchase price is not something he could control, so...... He probably has his own page here on HRN as well. · 11 hours ago
  • Mike Relva via Disqus · Please say you aren't comparing The Green Monkey to Coz? · 6 hours ago
Horse Racing Nation staffers pick all 13 Breeders’ Cup races. Read More
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  • bennings via Disqus · I will not be surprised if the BC Classic is a repeat exacta finish (same order or new order) of the other Classic that was run 8/24 and produced the fastest, most visually pleasing, mile and a quarter race (non-turf) run by 3yos or older this year. · 6 hours ago
  • bennings via Disqus · If you're going to use a striking photo of a race horse please identify who it is if it is not visible on the saddle cloth or whatever. · 6 hours ago
I think they should retire him, or give him one more start to see if it was just because of the long layoff
Check out the pedigree on the right and click on the different sires, dams, grand sires and so on and guess what you find? I find 4 different Northern Dancer influences within 3 generations, 4! I don't think I have ever seen that. Remember, this is a colt who has a 191 Turf Tomilson figure, and his two races on turf back that figure up. He's NOT a turf horse. With those 4 separate Northern Dancer influences this colt should not only handle the dirt but thrive on it. His Damn sire Syncline thrived on the dirt according to his PPs in formulator. Class? Check. Distance? Check. Surface? Check-check.
A look at the key horses in my Pick 4 and Pick plays for Breeders' Cup FridayRead More
With the three-year-old filly championship wrapped up, will Untapable throw a monkey wrench into who wins the Eclipse for her elders?Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · Somehow I think that the Distaff is not quite as easy as just Close Hatches and Untapable. · 8 hours ago
  • Anne Shaw · Close Hatches,Dont Tell Sophia, Untapable, Belle Gallantey · 8 hours ago

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