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Improbable Takes Over in Breeders' Cup Classic Rankings

3 hours 30 min ago
Improbable, a commanding 4 1/2-length winner of Saturday's Awesome Again Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita Park, leaped from fourth to first place in Week #11 of the Longines Breeders' Cup Classic Rankings.

Channel Maker, Sadler's Joy Renew Rivalry in Joe Hirsch

3 hours 30 min ago
The wheel of fortune for older distance turfers in New York will be spun once again Oct. 3, and, as a carnival barker would say, where it stops nobody knows.

New Vocations Launches 11th Breeders' Cup Pledge

3 hours 30 min ago
New Vocations has officially launched its annual Breeders' Cup Pledge.

Beau Recall Targets Breeders' Cup Berth in First Lady

3 hours 30 min ago
Slam Dunk Racing and Medallion Racing's Beau Recall has not, as yet, made a trip to the Breeders' Cup World Championships during the entirety of her four-year racing career. 

Asmussen Brings Talented Duo to Breeders' Futurity

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 21:00
Asmussen's entries the Oct. 3 Breeders' Futurity (G1) at Keeneland include the only stakes winner in the field and another brilliant first-out winner.

Derby Winner Authentic Gets First Glimpse of Pimlico

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 21:00
It was a typical Preakness Stakes (G1) week morning at Pimlico Race Course as nine of the 11 3-year-old starters in the $1 million Triple Crown test took to the racetrack Sept. 30 for leisurely moves over a sloppy surface.

Whitmore Looks for Elusive Second Phoenix Win

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 21:00
After coming up short of earning a second win in the Stoll Keenan Ogden Phoenix Stakes (G2) the past two years, veteran sprinter Whitmore will give the six furlong test at Keeneland a fourth try Oct. 2 when he faces an expected 11 rivals.

Live Oak Retires Win Win Win

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 03:00
The 4-year-old son of Hat Trick was being aimed for the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) but a tendon injury forced his retirement. Stud plans will be announced at a later date.

Authentic Draws Post 9 for Preakness

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 03:00
After winning the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) from the outside post, Authentic's bid for a victory in the final jewel of the Triple Crown will also begin toward the outside.

Authentic Draws Post 9 for the Preakness

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 21:00
After winning the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) from the outside post, Authentic's bid for a victory in the final jewel of the Triple Crown will also begin toward the outside.

C Z Rocket Keeps Win Streak Alive in Santa Anita Sprint

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 03:00
Gary Barber, Tom Kagele, and Madaket Stables' C Z Rocket fought off Flagstaff to cinch his fifth consecutive victory in the $200,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes (G2) Sept. 27 at Santa Anita Park.

Harvest Moon Rises to Occasion in Zenyatta Stakes

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 03:00
The four-filly field of the $196,000 Zenyatta Stakes (G2) Sept. 27 at Santa Anita Park made up in talent what it lacked in numbers.

Improbable, Maximum Security Well After Awesome Again

Sun, 09/27/2020 - 21:00
It was business as usual for Bob Baffert Sept. 27 after he savored the previous day's victories at Santa Anita Park by Improbable in the Awesome Again Stakes (G1) and the undefeated juvenile filly Princess Noor in the Chandelier Stakes (G2).

United Registers Frontrunning John Henry Win

Sun, 09/27/2020 - 03:00
After United notched an eye-opening win in his final prep for a return trip to the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1), trainer Richard Mandella may have raised some eyebrows in commenting on what will happen Nov. 7 at Keeneland.

Amanzi Yimpilo Beats Boys in Speakeasy

Sun, 09/27/2020 - 03:00
Trainer Wesley Ward entered this month with a few possible starters for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) Nov. 6 at Keeneland. Now, he has added another, Amanzi Yimpilo, winner of the Speakeasy Stakes Sept. 26 at Santa Anita Park.

Improbable Upsets Maximum Security in Awesome Again

Sun, 09/27/2020 - 03:00
Swooping past the field with a head-turning second turn rally, Improbable handily defeated Maximum Security and Midcourt in the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (G1) Sept. 26 at Santa Anita Park.

Firenze Fire Rolls to Vosburgh Victory

Sun, 09/27/2020 - 03:00
Now that Firenze Fire has locked up a fourth straight trip to the Breeders' Cup, trainer Kelly Breen and owner Ron Lombardi may be in need of an engineer.

Get Her Number Wins American Pharoah in Surface Switch

Sun, 09/27/2020 - 03:00
Gary Barber's Get Her Number switched from turf to dirt and pulled off an 8-1 upset in the $301,000 American Pharoah Stakes (G1) Sept. 26 at Santa Anita Park.

Princess Noor Romps in Chandelier

Sun, 09/27/2020 - 03:00
Already considered a leading contender for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), Zedan Racing Stables’ Princess Noor dazzled with an 8 1/4-length romp in the $200,000 Chandelier Stakes (G2) Sept. 26 at Santa Anita Park.

New Mandate Punches Breeders' Cup Ticket in Royal Lodge

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 21:00
Marc Chan's New Mandate landed the Sept. 26 Royal Lodge Stakes (G2) for 2-year-olds at Newmarket , securing a guaranteed start in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1T) at Keeneland.

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