Three members of trainer Todd Pletcher's Breeders' Cup team turned in works at Keeneland Monday morning. Woodward (G1) romper Liam's Map breezed a half-mile, with connections still weighing the Dirt Mile (G1) versus the Classic (G1). Jockey Javier Castellano was aboard as the speedy gray reeled...|
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The Breeders' Cup "Win & You're In" Challenge prep seasons winds down Wednesday when Keeneland hosts the $150,000 Jessamine (G3), a 1 1/16-mile prep for the Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1). Fourteen are in the main body of the field, with two also-eligibles hoping to draw in. Favoritism is likely...|
Got Lucky just overtook champion and 8-5 favorite Untapable by a neck to capture Sunday’s $500,000 Spinster S. (G1) at Keeneland. This win, her first at the Grade 1 level, earned Got Lucky an automatic berth to the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) over the self-same 1 1/8-mile distance and Keeneland...|
Trainer Mark Casse already had one Breeders' Cup Challenge winner assured of a spot in the Juvenile Turf (G1) -- Summer (G2) hero Conquest Daddyo. In Sunday's $250,000 Bourbon (G3), he added to his squadron as Airoforce landed the final "Win and You're In" for the Juvenile Turf, and stablemate...|
The connections of undefeated Riker are dreaming big after the Include colt wired Sunday’s $114,045 Grey S. (Can-G3) at Woodbine by 1 1/2 lengths. The Tucci Stable colorbearer grabbed command soon after the start and never looked back, drawing off by as much as four lengths on the backstretch...|
Gamble’s Ghost was sent off the 2-5 favorite in Sunday’s $136,169 Mazarine S. (Can-G3) at Woodbine, and the Josie Carroll pupil needed every bit of her class to get the win after a troubled trip. Gamble’s Ghost and jockey Luis Contreras found themselves running well off the :24.30, :49.82 and 1:15...|
story and photos by RON FLATTER Frankie Dettori leaps toward the crowd after winning PARIS -- On an afternoon that was supposed to end up feeling a lot like it did after American Pharoah won the Triple Crown, it felt more like one of those days when California Chrome and Smarty Jones did not....|
Four of the six Group 1s on the Arc undercard figure to have Breeders' Cup implications, chief among them the Prix de la Foret (G1). The about seven-furlong test has been known to yield clues for the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1), and may do so again. After Make Believe's solid performance, trainer Andre...|