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Dennis' Moment, Lazy Daisy Earn Breeders' Cup Berths

10 hours 56 min ago
With the Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) beginning with the Sept. 14 Iroquois (G3) at Churchill Downs, a points leader was established with victorious Dennis’ Moment, and perhaps, too, a legitimate early Derby favorite.

Sam-Son Homebred El Tormenta Upsets Woodbine Mile

10 hours 56 min ago
In a stretch run no one saw coming until it was too late, Sam-Son Farm homebred El Tormenta skimmed the rail all the way to an upset victory in the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile Stakes (G1T) Sept. 14 at Woodbine. 

Setback Delays Return of Champion Monomoy Girl

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 21:00
Believed to have pulled a gluteal muscle, Monomoy Girl is currently at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky., where she will continue to be examined.

Irish Champion Score Prepares Magical to Tackle Enable

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 21:00
Aidan O'Brien likes to ensure the road to greatness is paved with Ballydoyle landmines, so Enable can expect to feel the full might of Rosegreen force when she seeks to carve her own bit of history at ParisLongchamp next month.

Bigger Test Looms for Got Stormy in Woodbine Mile

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 00:00
Fresh off her sensational trouncing of the boys in record time in the Aug. 10 Fourstardave Handicap (G1T) at Saratoga Race Course, 4-year-old Got Stormy appears to be thriving.

Fravel to Leave Breeders' Cup for Stronach Group

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 00:00
Craig R. Fravel, Breeders' Cup president and CEO since 2011, will depart the organization at the conclusion of this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 1-2 to accept a position as The Stronach Group's CEO of Racing Operations.

Canada's Secretariat? Keep On Truckin Rolls Into Summer

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 00:00
Following two outstanding efforts to launch his career, Ontario-bred Keep On Truckin faces his stiffest challenge to date when he goes postward in the $250,000 Summer Stakes (G1T) Sept. 15 at Woodbine, where he'll try turf for the first time.

Godolphin Holds Ace With Fair Maiden in Natalma

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 18:00
Godolphin homebred Fair Maiden, a 7 1/2-length winner of the Aug. 17 Catch A Glimpse Stakes at Woodbine, is back for more in the Sept. 15 Natalma Stakes (G1T). The race for juvenile fillies, worth $250,000, is a 'Win and You're In' event.

TCI: Juvenile Talk

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 18:00
TCI's Jon and Joel return to launch a new Top 5 for the Juvenile Colts and discuss this weekend's potential impact on the Breeders' Cup.

Hertrich Re-Elected as Breeders' Cup Board Chairman

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 03:00
Owner of Watercress Farm will serve a two-year term.

Rowdy Yates to Try Graded Stakes Again in Iroquois

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 03:00
After delivering a front-end victory in the TwinSpires Ellis Park Juvenile Stakes, Rowdy Yates will return to graded stakes company Sept. 14 in the Iroquois Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs.

Cox-Trained British Idiom, Portrait to Try Pocahontas

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 21:00
Trainer Brad Cox will send out a pair of promising maiden winners in the Pocahontas Stakes (G2) Sept. 14 at Churchill Downs in British Idiom and Portrait that have various ties to Monomoy Girl, the 2018 champion 3-year-old filly he conditioned.

Got Stormy Faces 10 in Woodbine Mile

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 21:00
Trainer Mark Casse will aim for his third $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1T) victory Sept. 14 with Gary Barber's Got Stormy, who could follow in the footsteps of Tepin (2016) and World Approval (2017).

McKinzie Retains Lead in Breeders' Cup Classic Rankings

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 03:00
Coming off a very quiet week in the Classic Division, the latest Breeders' Cup Classic Rankings remain virtually the same as the results from last week's poll. McKinzie leads the Top Ten, with the next six positions staying intact from Sept. 3.

Preservationist Leaps to No. 1

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 18:00
To me, Preservationist is the old school horse, trained by the old school horseman, who has run the best mile and a quarter race this year.

Totally Boss Makes the Grade in Runhappy Turf Sprint

Sun, 09/08/2019 - 03:00
The competition of graded stakes winners proved to be no problem for Jim and Susan Hill's Totally Boss, who was a clear winner in the $684,640 Runhappy Turf Sprint Stakes (G3T) Sept. 7 at Kentucky Downs. 

TCI: We’re back!

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 18:00
TCI’s Jon Siegel & Joel Cunningham are back to cover this year’s lead up to the Breeders’ Cup. They catch you up on the Classic division among older horses & emerging 3-year-olds, and opine on the top 2-year-olds that surfaced on Labor Day weekend.

Breeders' Cup Classic: 1984 - 2018

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 18:00
A photographic review of the winners of the Breeders' Cup Classic.

Stormy Liberal, Leinster Meet in Runhappy Turf Sprint

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 21:00
Half brothers Stormy Liberal and Leinster are expected to meet for the first time Sept. 7 in the $700,000 Runhappy Turf Sprint Stakes (G3T) at Kentucky Downs, and the two have taken different paths until this point.

It’s Time For Some Baby Talk

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 21:00
Summer is gearing down, the Hopeful and Del Mar Futurity have been run, and September means the beginning of fall. And the beginning of fall means 2-year-olds, and in this case a double dose of them.

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