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Broadcaster Enberg Dies at 82

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 21:00
Beloved broadcaster Dick Enberg, who called the first seven editions of the Breeders' Cup, died Dec. 21 at his home in La Jolla, Calif., reported a number of news outlets. He was 82.

CHRB Rejects Ron Ellis' Settlement Proposal

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 21:00
The California Horse Racing Board announced Dec. 22 that it has rejected the settlement offer made by the attorneys for trainer Ron Ellis, regarding his sanctions over the drug violation in Masochistic from the 2016 Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1).

Ron Ellis Seeks Settlement for Drug Sanctions

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 03:00
In an attempt to prevent the disbandment of his stable, lawyers for trainer Ron Ellis have proposed a settlement agreement to the CHRB regarding his sanctions for the drug positive in Masochistic from the 2016 Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1).

Ellis Suspended, Fined for Masochistic BC Drug Positive

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 00:00
The California Horse Racing Board has suspended trainer Ron Ellis 60 days and fined him $10,000 for a drug violation with Masochistic in the 2016 TwinSpires Breeders Cup Sprint (G1).

Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge Disqualifies One

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 03:00
Following an investigation into possible collusion among competitors in this year's Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge, officials have disqualified an entry by Eric Moomey that had earned a ninth-place finish.

Coolmore Again Breeders' Cup's Outstanding Breeder

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 21:00
Powered by Breeders' Cup Challenge victories from Hydrangea, Rhododendron, and Happily, Coolmore Stud earned the John Deere Award as the outstanding breeder of the 2017 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series and the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

Gunnevera Back at Gulfstream, Pegasus Next

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 21:00
Gunnevera is safe and sound in his stall at Gulfstream Park West after returning from Southern California Tuesday, and will aim for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at his home track.

Breeders' Cup Completes Comprehensive Testing Program

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 21:00
Breeders' Cup completed an unprecedented out of competition pre- and post-race testing program at this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships at Del Mar, Nov. 3-4, which included the testing of 195 horses.

Battle of Midway Retired to WinStar for 2018

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 00:00
WinStar Farm announced Nov. 9 that Battle of Midway, winner of the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Del Mar, has been retired from racing and will take up stud duty in 2018. His fee will be $20,000, stands and nurses.

What's Going On Here: Surprise Surprise

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 15:00
For most of us that live east of the Pecos, the Breeders’ Cup weekend of Nov. 3-4 at Del Mar was like stumbling onto the lost city of the Incas. Who knew it was the best-kept secret in racing?

All Breeders' Cup Equine Drug Tests are Clear

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 00:00
All samples collected from 2017 Breeders' Cup horses for testing have been cleared by the Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at the University of California, Davis.

Surf, Turf, and a Classic

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 18:00
Del Mar set the scene for an unforgettable Breeders' Cup World Championships, featuring high-class fashion, big payouts, and fun in the sun with friends. Relive Gun Runner's Classic win and the entire weekend of excitement at the seaside track.

2017 Breeders’ Cup Saturday

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 18:00
14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies, Filly & Mare Turf, TwinSpires Sprint, Turf Sprint, Sentient Jet Juvenile, Longines Turf, Filly & Mare Sprint, Mile and Classic and more.

Tax Reporting, Withholding Changes Impact Breeders' Cup

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 00:00
This year's Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 3-4 at Del Mar marked the first major United States race day since U.S. Treasury and Internal Revenue Service rules on reporting and withholding were updated, and the impact was significant.

Morning After Classic, Baffert Reflects at Del Mar

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 06:00
Baffert will remain at home in California. He'll get his string in order, and they'll fight another day. 

Lady Aurelia 'Absolutely' Racing in 2018

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 00:00
Trainer Wesley Ward said Stonestreet Stables and Peter Leidel's dual group 1 winner Lady Aurelia came out of her 10th-place finish in the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) "good."

Lady Eli Withdrawn From Keeneland November Sale

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 00:00
Lady Eli, who sustained cuts to her legs in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1T) Nov. 4 at Del Mar, was withdrawn from the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 5.

Kentucky-Bound Classic Winner Gun Runner in Good Order

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 00:00
Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Gun Runner will head to Three Chimneys Farm Nov. 6 for some post-race downtime, and will be available for inspection before he returns to training with Steve Asmussen in New Orleans.

Breeders' Cup Handle Rises at Del Mar

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 06:00
Del Mar reported an on-track wagering total of $25,181,317 for two days of Breeders' Cup races, the highest for the event that expanded from one day to two in 2007.

Talismanic Surprises in Breeders' Cup Turf

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 06:00
British-bred Talismanic, a 4-year-old Godolphin homebred son of Medaglia d'Oro, rallied to win the Turf over Beach Patrol.

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