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This year’s Breeders’ Cup world championships held at Santa Anita Park was one furlong away from an absolutely successful weekend. The breakdown of Mongolian Groom marred what was mostly a memorable weekend with signature moments throughout the two-day championships. Some thoughts on the return to Arcadia for the first time since 2016 … After a three-year hiatus fr…

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ARCADIA, Calif. – Bricks and Mortar made a final check mark on his Horse of the Year campaign, winning his sixth straight race of the year in winning the $4 million Breeders' Cup Turf. Here’s a capsule look at the eight Breeders’ Cup undercard races on Saturday at Santa Anita Park: Filly and Mare Sprint: Covfefe ($5) kicked off the nine BC races to give trainer Brad …

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ARCADIA, Calif. -- The Breeders’ Cup undercard Saturday includes nine races and a number of talented thoroughbreds on day two of the world championships. Be sure to check back for a preview of the $6 million BC Classic, a competitive field of 11 that will head to the gate at 8:45 p.m. EDT on NBC. Television coverage of the races will be split between NBC Sports Network …

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ARCADIA, Calif. – This year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile could result in a special Moment for trainer Dale Romans. The burly trainer is hoping to take the first step towards the first Saturday in May with his Juvenile hopeful Dennis’ Moment. After two straight scintillating performances under the Twin Spires, he takes his act west to Santa Anita Park on Friday afternoon. …

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The Breeders’ Cup returns to Santa Anita next weekend under much different circumstances than its last visit two years ago. The track that has been much maligned for the number of horse deaths this year received a vote of confidence from the Breeders’ Cup board after officials made changes to the track and to safety procedures. All eyes will be on the suburban Los Angel…

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It’s Breeders’ Cup Friday in two weeks…..here’s what’s rolling around in the Space Station…. Santa Anita is one of my favorite tracks to visit, the spectacular views, the knowledgeable fans and the beautiful paddock has me looking forward to this year’s visit. Next week a print preview of some of the more competitive races outside of the Classic is on tap for next …

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As we approach the quarter pole of the racing year and head down the stretch to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, this weekend serves as a big weekend of racing. Prep races for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, the climactic event of the racing season on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park will be held at Belmont Park, Santa Anita and Churchill Downs. At Santa Anita,…

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This year’s Breeders’ Cup world championships held under the Twin Spires at historic Churchill Downs delivered with a solid punch in crisp, autumn conditions. Some thoughts on the return to Louisville for the first time since 2011… Over 112,000 race fans took in the two-day racing festival at expansive Churchill Downs. It was comfortable moving around during both d…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As the late afternoon sunshine pierced through the iconic Twin Spires on a racetrack where a Triple Crown winner crossed the wire first earlier in May, a major drought was broken in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. After 44 straight losses in Breeders’ Cup races, trainer John Sadler finally broke the drought when Accelerate took home the $6 million Classic i…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — European filly Enable pulled off the first ever Arc d'Triomphe-Breeders' Cup Turf double in the same racing season late Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs. Peter Miller became the first trainer to win two back-to-back Breeders' Cup races with two different horses when Roy H won the Sprint, three races after Stormy Liberal won the Turf Sprint. Her…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Game Winner took the the first step toward the 2019 Kentucky Derby for trainer Bob Baffert by winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile on Friday. An overcast, brisk autumn day at historic Churchill Downs greeted 42,249 race fans on the first day of the 35th annual Breeders’ Cup. This year’s 14 Breeders’ Cup (BC) races have purses totaling $30 million, cul…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- 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 an advance on the $6 …

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – The Breeders’ Cup Classic will be run for a record-tying ninth time under the iconic Twin Spires and appears to be the most competitive field in years. A mix of 3-year-olds, older California-based horses and a foreign-based contingent will run for the biggest Breeders’ Cup purse of the weekend. The climactic event of the two-day racing festival bei…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — This year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner will get an idea of what it is like to win under the famed Twin Spires six months early. Churchill Downs, the home of the Kentucky Derby, is hosting this year’s Breeders’ Cup for the first time since 2011. For the first time during the 35-year history of the Breeders’ Cup, all five Juvenile races for 2-year old…

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The Breeders’ Cup returns under the Twin Spires for the first time since 2011. The two-day racing festival at Churchill Downs, the home of the Kentucky Derby, had a record 221 pre-entered horses, including 51 from overseas ready to compete in the 35th edition of the Breeders’ Cup. With 14 championship races on tap, five on Friday and nine on Championship Saturday, Lo…