Vino Rosso improved his rating by five points to a 126 in the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings thanks to a 4 ¼-length runaway victory in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park.
Enable made history Tuesday night at the Cartier Awards in London.
In securing a second Cartier Horse of the Year title Nov. 12 at a ceremony at the Dorchester (the 5-year-old Nathaniel mare earned her first recognition as Europe’s top horse in 2017), she joined Frankel (2011, 2012) and Ouija Board (2004, 2006) as just the third horse to twice be named Cartier Horse of the Year. The award was first presented in 1991.
Making the Grade, which will run through the 2020 Belmont Stakes, focuses on the winners or top performers of the key races, usually from the previous weekend, who could make an impact on the Triple Crown season. We’ll be taking a close look at impressive winners and evaluating their chances to win classic races based upon ability, running style, connections (owner, trainer, jockey), and pedigree.
Each year the excitement of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships is followed closely by the November sales at Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland just days later, offering a different kind of thrill for racing fans and insiders.
Many top fillies and mares fresh off the racetrack pass through the ring and command seven-figure prices as racing or broodmare prospects.
Get the scoop on all the recently raced ladies that brought $1 million or more, including future plans, below.
Editor's note: Like all of you, we’ve been trying to process the devastating loss of Mongolian Groom in the Breeders' Cup Classic. America’s Best Racing is deeply saddened by his passing, and our heartfelt condolences extend to Mongolian Groom’s owners, trainer, grooms, jockey, his fans, and the entire team involved in raising and caring for him.