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Breeders' Cup Classic

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What the Nation is saying about the Breeders' Cup Classic...

The rumors of Game On Dude's demise were apparently grossly exaggerated. Read More
Success for Will Take Charge as a 4yo will not be the thing that bucks a trend, but rather his connections’ willingness and sportsmanship in bringing him back for moreRead More
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  • travel_vic · Late movers on dirt win far less than they should as the very nature of energy exertion on that surface favors the speed · 76 days ago ·
  • furlonger · UnionRagsRules is a realist! God Bless you man! you got that right when you stated that WTC is better then Mucho "Monkey" Man. · 74 days ago ·
Has American thoroughbred racing become too enamored with one weekend of racing while forgoing the importance of a solid, yearlong campaign?Read More
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  • ekindy · @Ruffianlover I think the differences are greatly exaggerated. Remember Princess took some time off after the Oaks as well. Princess ran exactly one more race for the year than Beholder, and ran exactly one more race than Beholder between the Oaks and the Distaff. Yes it's a difference but it's not so much of a difference that you take the award away from Beholder. And also remember Princess stayed home when other contenders (in fact ALL other Oaks runners if I am not mistaken) ran in March prep races. Are we going to discount her Oaks victory because of that? · 85 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · Also WESTERN turf has very little rain and is closely cropped like a putting green where a course like Arlington or Belmont has much more depth to it · 85 days ago ·
Two Eclipse Awards are all Wise Dan should get in 2013, because Mucho Macho Man and Game On Dude are better qualified for Champion Older Male.Read More
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  • jonathanpoker · Well it doesn't look like many voters agree with your thoughts on Wise Dan · 87 days ago ·
  • Mike in SB · The majority of the voters did agree with what Brian wrote. Wise Dan got less than 50% of the vote for Older Male. This is despite an overwhelming vote for Turf and Horse of the Year. The voters who believed the award should be for dirt horses split their votes for Game on Dude and Mucho Macho Man (and a couple votes for Flat Out). · 87 days ago ·
Mucho Macho Man’s nose victory in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic has been voted by fans the 2013 National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Moment of the Year.Read More
The Breeders' Cup Classic champion and his connections have embarked on an action packed two weeks that will not only mean a lot to the star horse’s future, but also his legacy.Read More
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  • David Juffet · Ducking the donn too run against statebreds not a bad move. · 100 days ago ·
  • Floridaf · He's just as good at Gulfstream as he is at Santa Anita. I like that he travels to both coasts as it gives fans on both sides of the country the opportunity to see him race. · 100 days ago ·
For those of you most familiar with my writing, you know me to be a Rachel man. To some, that would mean that I therefore could not be a Zenyatta backer. Maybe, but as a true fan and student of the game, I have nothing but the utmost respect for Queen Z. Perhaps the highest compliment I can bestow o...Read More
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  • amino998 · Then IMO, your opinion just diminished further in value… cheers. · 102 days ago ·
  • paula.higgins.167 · EP taylor, I don't think so. There is no way you can compare a super mare like Zenyatta to a very good male like Blame. In any other race against her, he would have been toast and I think you know that. He had a great, easy trip and she had problem after problem. A few more strides and she would have won. I think you know that. If you don't, you should. This race enhanced her reputation and there was a reason for that. No great female horse has had her running style and the ability to out stride the males, ever. She is the first one to do that and Blame was no exception. · 102 days ago ·
Now that we're at the end of the year, what were your top five favorite races of 2013? Mine are the Gulf Stream park turf handicap, the Kentucky oaks, the classic, the Brooklyn handicap, and the Dubai World Cup.
If you thought the Horse of the Year award was a foregone conclusion after the Breeders' Cup, Zipse at the Track is here to say, "Not so fast, my friends!"Read More
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  • joan.cleaver.31 · GOD threw in one bad race, WTC,MMM threw in plenty. My book it is between WD and GOD! Europe has been touting their recent miler as horse of the century, do we wear colored glasses? · 127 days ago ·
  • EP Taylor · Joan - You mean that recent Miler who also won at 10f and 10.5f in hand.... · 127 days ago ·
As a son of the top sire, and 1977 Triple Crown winner, Seattle Slew, and out of the excellent broodmare, Weekend Surprise, herself a daughter of a Triple Crown winner, Secretariat, hopes were high that A.P Indy would be something special. A $2.9 million yearling purchase of Tomonori Tsurumaki, just...Read More
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  • MikeRullo · A.P. Indy would have been a triple crown winner, I was at his peter pan stakes win 2 weeks before the belmont , no problem running back quickly would have won the triple crown · 130 days ago ·
  • tmallios1 · Absolutely agree with all the comments. In regards to his incredible success as a sire. When i was in the buisiness,i was told that the important feature was the throat. If a horse could not get normal air flow,all the rest was irrelevant.The vet we used also worked on Indy as well as many other All time greats. His knickname for him was affectionately "The Grand Canyon" . A major reason for his Stamina prodgeny. On the race track , at his very best. Indy was incomparable with his contemporaries. He truly was one of the All Time greats. · 130 days ago ·
Enjoy the final installment of Mary Cage's seven-part series featuring her personal best moments from her 2013 Breeders' Cup experience.Read More
  • baileydanger1 · Great article, captured all the feelings of BC13 that made it so special. One small correction though, Mike Smith repeated his Classic Double in 2011 with Royal Delta and Drosselmeyer. It was very exciting to see Gary do the same upon his return to the saddle. · 147 days ago ·
  • EP Taylor · Attsa my boy!. · 146 days ago ·
It’s not often that the very best racehorses can reproduce the kind of success they had on the race track, in the breeding shed. Take Charge Lady is one such special case. A true star of the Bluegrass, she won Keeneland’s Grade 1 Ashland, before becoming the first horse to win back-to-back editions ...Read More
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  • PointGivenTCL · Lisa Danielle won Broodmare of the Year last year, and it's a lifetime achievement award. As my favorite runner of all time, I'm so elated to see TCL enjoying this type of success as a broodmare! Way to go, girl! · 152 days ago ·
  • ssinn96 · I still think Lady whens it, · 152 days ago ·
The narrow loss to Mucho Macho Man in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) at Santa Anita by Willis D. Horton’s Will Take Charge might not be the final race of the year for the late-blooming 3-year-old star.Read More
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  • travel_vic · Alwasy the big closer: NEXT TIME and they often only catch the field at the 15/16th pole....or later · 152 days ago ·
  • UnionRagsRules · I honestly think it doesn't matter what is under this guy's feet... he is going to blow them away whether they like it or not ;) · 152 days ago ·
Gary Stevens as the 2013 Big Sport of Turfdom? I’d say so!Read More
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  • LennyGeorge · And don't forget....He rode Seabiscuit to victory hahahaha .... Congrats Gary · 155 days ago ·
  • Floridaf · Great choice! Saying his Classic victory with Mucho Macho Man was popular is quite the understatement, though. · 155 days ago ·
After some big wins and losses during the Breeders' Cup World Championships, blogger Ashley Tamulonis spells out who has a case for Horse of the Year and who has sewn up important divisional honors in explaining her final NTRA poll of the 2013 racing year.Read More
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  • icyhotboo · EP Taylor, on this point I couldn't agree more. For a person like myself who handicaps primarily from a pace stand point the race run by Mucho Macho Man was easily the best of the day, possibly any day this year anywhere. Others have their speed ratings which were 108 from Brisnet and 112 from Beyer. I had MMM at 117. Naturally this is JMO, but that was for myself the best race of the year on dirt. Considering he ran on the pace with a meltdown at the end allowing WTC and DOW to contest is was just fantastic. This is purely from the perspective of a fan, even though I did wager on him and Fort Larned, I can and do wager totally without prejudice. · 160 days ago ·
  • EP Taylor · Like ! ^ · 159 days ago ·
Mucho Macho Man won North America's richest race on Saturday evening, capping a glorious weekend of World Championship racing at Santa Anita. Read More
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  • travel_vic · Every race's photo encompasses the entire field even in the last horse is 100 lengths out of it....A strip is shown to the placing judge who calls out the official order of finish, SO every horse, every race is photographed · 163 days ago ·
  • amino998 · So you only print for the skeptical public. · 163 days ago ·
Here is a my top four contenders for the BCC: Fort Larned, Flat Out, Mucho Macho Man, Paynter. BTW..I don't know what to make of Declaration of War.
Looking for some possible long shots for today's Breeders' Cup races? Mary Cage offers a look at at least one long shot in each Saturday race.Read More
Declaration of War – see European report Flat Out/Ron the Greek – Trainer Bill Mott’s veteran duo, Flat Out and Ron the Greek, galloped on the main track Wednesday. Ron the Greek went to the paddock and stood at the gate, but Flat Out, who has made 27 career starts and was third in the 2012 Classic,...Read More
Flat Out/Ron the Greek – Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott announced Thursday morning that Ron the Greek has a quarter in crack his right front foot that will prevent him from competing in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video11/02/13SA121 1/4 mD03+ MBreeders' Cup Classic-G1Mucho Macho ManWill Take ChargeDeclaration Of War2:00.72
View DetailsView Video11/03/12SA121 1/4 mD03+ MBreeders' Cup Classic-G1Fort LarnedMucho Macho ManFlat Out2:00.11
View DetailsView Video11/05/11CD111 1/4 mD03+ MBreeders' Cup Classic-G1DrosselmeyerGame On DudeRuler On Ice2:04.27
View DetailsView Video11/06/10CD111 1/4 mD03+ MBreeders' Cup Classic-G1BlameZenyattaFly Down2:02.28
View DetailsView Video11/07/09SA91 1/4 mS03+ MBreeders' Cup Classic-G1ZenyattaGio PontiTwice Over2:00.62
View DetailsView Video10/25/08SA91 1/4 mS03 MBreeders' Cup Classic-G1Raven's PassHenrythenavigatorTiago1:59.27
View DetailsView Video10/27/07Mth111 1/4 mD03 MBreeders' Cup Classic-G1CurlinHard SpunAwesome Gem2:00.59
View DetailsView Video11/04/06CD101 1/4 mD03 MBreeders' Cup Classic-G1InvasorBernardiniPremium Tap2:02.18
View DetailsView Video10/29/05Bel101 1/4 mD03 MBreeders' Cup Classic-G1Saint LiamFlower AlleyPerfect Drift2:01.49
View DetailsView Video10/30/04LS91 1/4 mD03 MBreeders' Cup Classic-G1GhostzapperRoses In MayPleasantly Perfect1:59.02
View DetailsView Video10/25/03SA91 1/4 mD03 MBreeders' Cup Classic-G1Pleasantly PerfectMedaglia d'OroDynever1:59.88
View DetailsView Video10/26/02AP101 1/4 mD03 MBreeders' Cup Classic-G1VolponiMedaglia d'OroMilwaukee Brew2:01.39
View DetailsView Video10/27/01Bel101 1/4 mD03+ MBreeders' Cup Classic-G1TiznowSakheeAlbert The Great2:00.62
View DetailsView Video11/04/00CD101 1/4 mD03 MBreeders' Cup Classic-G1TiznowGiant's CausewayCaptain Steve2:00.75
View DetailsView Video11/09/99GP101 1/4 mD03 MBreeders' Cup Classic-G1Cat ThiefBudroyaleGolden Missile1:59.52
View DetailsView Video11/07/98CD101 1/4 mD03 MBreeders' Cup Classic-G1Awesome AgainSilver CharmSwain2:02.00
View DetailsView Video11/08/97BHP81 1/4 mD03 MBreeders' Cup Classic-G1Skip AwayDeputy CommanderDowty1:59.00
View DetailsView Video10/26/96WO101 1/4 mD03 MBreeders' Cup Classic-G1Alphabet SoupLouis QuatorzeCigar2:01.00
View DetailsView Video10/28/95Bel81 1/4 mD03 MBreeders' Cup Classic-G1CigarL'CarriereUnaccounted For1:59.58
View DetailsView Video11/05/94CD81 1/4 mD03 MBreeders' Cup Classic-G1ConcernTabasco CatDramatic Gold2:02.41
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