2010 Breeders' Cup Turf (G1)

11/6/2010, Churchill Downs
1 1/2m (Turf)
3+ M
Breeders' Cup Turf 2010
  • Win spot dominated by closers and 2nd by stalkers/closers
  • Sharp race or any finish in the Arc
  • Win at 1 1/2 mile distance
  • Peak effort in last + competitive in G1 races 
  • Euro's have dominated with 1 runner hitting the board every year
  • Only 2 wire-to-wire winners, but both at CD.
  • Wire types do hang around for 3rd/4th
  • Less than 3 races in campaign
  • 50+ day layoff
  • 6 year-old and up
  • No preps at 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 distance
  • Gelding

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What the Nation is saying about the 2010 Breeders' Cup Turf (G1)...

There was not much pace in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Turf and Dangerous Midge wore down pacesetter Champ Pegasus to get the job done under Frankie Dettori.Winning trainer Brian Meehan also saddled 2006 Breeders' Cup Turf hero Red Rocks. The fresh Kentucky bred son of Lion Heart was last seen winning a ...Read More
Watching the races at home? Why just sit there! Join the third annual Breeders’ Cup Virtual Party and discuss the live action!  Discuss your handicapping picks and jockey fights! Virtual drinks and horse derves (hors' dourves) served.   Where: Iron Maidens Thoroughbreds Chat Room (http://w...Read More
Trainer Michael Stoute notified Breeders' Cup officials at 9:30 a.m. EDT Nov. 6 that Workforce, the morning-line favorite for the Emirates Airline Turf (gr. IT), would not run in the race at Churchill Downs. Stoute had been considering withdrawing the Gran Prix de l’Arc (Fr-...Read More
Workforce out.............
By popular demand, Iron Maidens Thoroughbreds will hold another handicapping chat tonight at 9:30 PM EST to discuss tomorrow's Breeders' Cup races.   Astute horseplayers who attended the last two Breeders’ Cup Handicapping Chats at the Iron Maidens Thoroughbreds website ( http://www.ironma...Read More
We have braved unseasonably cold mornings at Churchill Downs. Being from California, we are not used to below 60 degrees at any time. Yet, we have collected, despite shivering, some great information, for you, the reader and racing fan. As of Thursday, the contestants for Saturday’s championship fin...Read More
  • AmySavell · unseasonably cold weather!!!! haha you cali boys make me laugh!!! dress up more will ya, I am here giving away the products, what you want? warm clothes? i am giving them away , its a new company from finnland!!!! what ever you what to keep you warm , · 1259 days ago ·
  • curlin · I'm with amy. Cold weather???? It's been hot as hell for most of the fall so far here in Louisville. But, I love the cold...LOL. It's now 40 degrees out and I have my window open xD · 1259 days ago ·
The temperature dropped sharply here today, with a forecast that it will be close to freezing when the 2010 Breeders' Cup opens tomorrow, and there was little sign of a thaw either in the battle of wills between the connections of Workforce and track officials over the condition of the turf course a...Read More
John Gosden was delighted after watching Breeders' Cup Turf hope Debussy work at Churchill Downs on Thursday. The Arlington Million winner teamed up with William Buick in some work on the turf course under the watchful eye of Gosden. Gosden, who will use Lasix on the colt in the Turf, was pleased wi...Read More
Astute horseplayers who attended the last two Breeders’ Cup Handicapping Chats at the Iron Maidens Thoroughbreds website ( http://www.ironmaidensthoroughbreds.com/ ) named several long-shots to watch and attendees claimed a positive ROI overall. Discover the benefits of reviewing each horse’s p...Read More
After the tremendous success of European horses in the last two Breeders’Cup World Championships at Santa Anita in California, it is back to the stark reality of racing in America at Churchill Downs in 2010. A few brave European horses are taking their chances on the dirt at Churchill Downs this yea...Read More
The connections of Workforce, early favorite for the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), have concerns about the condition of the Churchill Downs turf course that could lead to the colt being scratched.Along with many other European horses that were on the track for the first time Nov. 2 a...Read More
  • medlocke · I have a friend in Great Britain that I correspond with on a regular basis concerning European turf racing. I recently told him, post-Arc De Triomphe, that Churchill Downs would be a very difficult racetrack for Workforce to win the Breeders Cup Turf over if it didn't rain prior to the race? Given Workforce's only lifetime start on a firm, fast track produced the worst finish of his lightly raced career. When Harbinger blew him away by a street in the 2010 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. I think Workforce is a terrific 3yr.old, given the right track conditions for him. But if Sir Michael Stoute goes ahead and let's Workforce race in the Breeders Cup Turf with the track as is? I think Workforce will be the favorite most vulnerable to defeat on Saturday. TJMO. · 1262 days ago ·
Two of the top European contenders for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships—Goldikova and Workforce—were among a group of international horses that arrived at Churchill Downs late Oct. 30.Trained by Freddie Head for Wertheimer & Frere’s Goldikova is seeking to become the first three-time w...Read More
Red Desire (Jpn) is a Group 1 winner on turf in her native Japan, and she notched a Group 2 win against males on the synthetic Tapeta Footings surface at Meydan Racecourse this March. On Saturday, the four-year-old filly appeared at home on the dirt at Churchill Downs in a sharp five-furlong workout...Read More
Christophe Clement studied the wall of photographs in his office at Belmont Park for a moment before pointing to a winner’s circle shot of Forbidden Apple after his 2001 victory in the Grade 1 Manhattan, and then to one of Honor Glide following his 1999 triumph in the Grade 1 Sword Dancer.   “T...Read More
The son of King's Best produced a spellbinding performance to win the Derby at Epsom by seven lengths in a course record time back in June, but then followed that with an inexplicably lifeless performance a month later in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.Plenty doubted the thre...Read More
Gio Ponti worked on the grass Sunday at Belmont Park, but trainer Christophe Clement said that no final decision had been on whether North America’s reigning turf champion will start in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile on grass or the $5 million Classic, a 1 1/4 mile dirt race, both at Churchill Do...Read More
The English Derby and Arc winner, Workforce, is a go for the Breeders' Cup Turf, providing the turf is not too firm. Read More
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  • rossington · Until American trainers start stretching some of the American turf horses out 12 furlongs, and get them winning consistently at that distance, the Breeders Cup Turf title is going to continue to stay in the hand's of the European's year after year. Gio Ponti and Paddy O' Prado have, IMO, been the two best American turf horses in 2010. Gio Ponti has really been the flag bearer for American turf racing for the last two seasons. The problem that both Gio Ponti and Paddy O' Prado have is that both are extremely vulnerable to defeat at 12 furlongs. Both colt's best surface is definitely turf. But their optimum distance is 10 furlongs. Whereas, the European's get their horses racing 12 furlongs early and often. Case in point, Workforce. Destroys the 2010 Epsom Derby field in a course record time, and becomes the second consecutive 3yr.old colt to win the Prix De l' Arc De Triomphe in France at the same distance. Unless America just suddenly someday soon has a 12 furlong turf star drop from out of the clouds? LOL. I just don't know how long it will be until we ever have a legit shot to win the Breeders Cup Turf again? JMO. · 1270 days ago ·
  • humphrey · Rossington HIT the nail on the head but it should be EXPANDED to the entire breed's run in North America....Keep shortening the distances at graded levels and you will NEVER know where stamina comes from....It has been going on since the late 80's and in the not very distant future we are going to have 4 and 5 furlongs as the standard.....Breed speed to speed and that is what you get along with fragile thin legs. Not only is the Arc that distance, but that LONG stretch is UPHILL. · 1270 days ago ·
Well, ground permitting Workforce is on his way to try and make history and win the Arc and the Turf in the same year, hers a great clip of his sire in his finest hour runnhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_eoyXLeTvY&p=DA2B68709680DB9F&playnext=1&index=24ng right past Giants Causeway
Workforce has been given the go-ahead to run in the Breeders' Cup Turf at Churchill Downs in November - as long as conditions are suitable. The Derby and Arc hero, trained by Sir Michael Stoute, will be confirmed for the American feature after satisfying connections in a workout on Saturday morning.Read More
Last week’s rankings focused solely on the Friday races scheduled for Breeders’ Cup XXVII.  Here is a look at the 8 races slated to go on Saturday, November 6, 2010, only two weeks from today! JUVENILE TURF: 1.) Biondetti – With the Americans not really distinguishing themselves this undefeated...Read More

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