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This year’s Breeders’ Cup world championships held at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club appears to have come off as a huge success. Handle was up, the Classic delivered and the weather was absolutely impeccable where the turf meets the surf. Some thoughts (and the goods and bads) from an East Coast guy on his first ever visit to Del Mar. Del Mar was number one on m…

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DEL MAR, Calif. – A beautiful southern California afternoon at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club was the setting to kick off the 34th annual Breeders’ Cup world championships on Friday. It was the first time that the Oceanside track was the site of the annual two-day racing festival and attracted 32,278 race fans. This year’s 13 Breeders’ Cup races have purses total…

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DEL MAR, Calif.  – With all eyes focused on morning line favorite Gun Runner and the talented Arrogate, this could be the year we see an unlikely visitor to the Breeders’ Cup Classic winners’ circle. It certainly has a very good chance to be a Bob Baffert-trained horse, who has four from his barn entered in the race, including last year’s winner, Arrogate. T…

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DEL MAR, Calif. -- The Breeders’ Cup (BC) undercard on Saturday includes a number of talented thoroughbreds on day two of the world championships. With nine total Breeders' Cup races on tap for Saturday afternoon, there's a full schedule of betting opportunities available to the horseplayer. Be sure to check tomorrow's print edition of The News for my advance on the $…

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DEL MAR, Calif. – Friday’s Breeders' Cup (BC) card includes four championship races anchored by the $2 million Grade 1 BC Distaff for fillies and mares on the dirt going 1 1/8-miles. The Friday undercard includes the BC Juvenile Turf, the BC Dirt Mile and the BC Juvenile Fillies Turf races leading up to the Distaff.  All four races will be shown on the NBC Sports Netw…

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When Dan Summers graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2010, the last place in the world he expected to be seven years later was in a winner’s circle in Dubai. The 28-year-old along with his father M. Scott and brother Chad, co-own Mind Your Biscuits, the 4-year-old son of Posse, who took home the $2 million Golden Shaheen, against some of the world’s best spr…

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I got questions. Whoever has the answers will likely unlock the path to financial gain. Here are my 10 questions that will need to be answered (some not so serious) leading up to the 34th annual Breeders’ Cup to be held two weeks from today for the first time at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in San Diego… Will Arrogate actually run and if he does will he ret…

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Breeders’ Cup Notes Working towards a climactic Breeders’ Cup (BC) in three weeks, where some major match-ups are looming in several of the most important divisions in racing. The Win and You’re In races are complete and the fields will start coming together over the next two weeks with pre-entries due by Monday Oct. 23. The fields for the 13 BC races, with pur…

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One of the biggest races during the fall Belmont meeting is the feature race on Super Saturday, tomorrow afternoon.  The $750,000 Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup (JCGC) for 3-year-olds and upward drew seven horses bidding for a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic with a victory. There will be two 3-year-old colts in the gate at Belmont Park in Race 10 on Saturday. In the…

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The annual Racing Kreskin predictions can now be tallied after last weekend’s big win by Arrogate over California Chrome in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. The crystal ball emerged in the New Year’s Day post and we’ll review the results on today’s holiday, Veterans Day. The Racing Kreskin was trying to reverse last year’s misfortune, after swinging and missing…

ARCADIA, Calif. – The Travers was no fluke, folks. Arrogate, the speedball colt out of the Bob Baffert barn, defeated California Chrome, the top-ranked horse in the world, in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park on Saturday evening. The roan colt thrilled the 72,811 race fans attending the ninth Breeders’ Cup World Championships held at the Gr…

ARCADIA, Calif. – Most racing pundits have resolved that the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic is a two-horse race between the talented California Chrome and the blazing fast 3-year-old Arrogate. Earlier in the week, Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist bowed out of the race due to injury and Found’s connections decided to pass on the Classic for the Breeders’ Cup Tur…

ARCADIA, Calif. – The table was set for history to be made. Three reining champions would meet to decide who be crowned the best filly or mare in the land. In an epic finish as the shadows crept over the Santa Anita track, 6-year-old mare Beholder edged the previously undefeated Songbird to win the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff in a photo finish decided by a …

ARCADIA, Calif. -- The Breeders’ Cup undercard on Saturday includes a number of talented thoroughbreds, including the first glimpse at some top European turf horses looking to bring back some of the large purses overseas. With nine total Breeders' Cup races on tap for Saturday afternoon, there's a full schedule of betting opportunities available to the horseplayer. …

ARCADIA, Calif. – Friday’s Breeders' Cup (BC) card includes four championship races anchored by the $2 million Grade 1 BC Distaff for fillies and mares on the dirt going 1 1/8-miles. The Friday undercard includes the BC Juvenile Turf, the BC Dirt Mile and the BC Juvenile Fillies Turf races leading up to the Distaff.  All four races will be shown on the NBC Sports …