Santa Anita Park hosts the 2016 Breeders’ Cup on November 4-5, and racing fans can get a preview of the big event this weekend with the first of two Super Saturdays. Five graded events are on tap Saturday at the California venue, each a “Win & You’re In” offering guaranteed berths to the...|
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Five major graded contests are scheduled for Belmont Park on Super Saturday, and two are even “Win & You’re In” races for the November 4-5 Breeders’ Cup. The $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1) has drawn top Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) contender Flintshire while the $350,000 Vosburgh Stakes (...|
The 2016 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) will look a bit different this year. The prestigious event is being run at Chantilly instead of its normal venue of Longchamp while that track undergoes renovations. While the course may be different, the excitement leading into the popular race is still...|
Unlucky to lose the same race in a photo two years ago as the favorite, Ambitious Brew bounced back to pull off a minor upset in the first division of the $101,725 Eddie D (G3) at Santa Anita on Friday, potentially stamping his ticket for the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1) over the same course and...|
Arc Day opens with a bang in the form of the Prix Marcel Boussac (G1), a one-mile event for juvenile fillies that’s attracted some very smart prospects among the cast of 11. If the winner takes up the “Win and You’re In” offer for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1), she’d bring a rich...|
But for an ill-timed injury earlier in the season, So Mi Dar would have already tested her mettle at the Group 1 level. The John Gosden filly rated as the leading challenger to Minding ahead of the Oaks (G1), only to miss Epsom and spend the summer on the sidelines, in a tantalizing “what-might-...|
California Chrome, Flintshire, Runhappy, Klimpt, Forever Unbridled...these are just a few of the popular stars participating in the first round of final Breeders' Cup preps on Saturday, and all hard to oppose in their respective races. Indeed, as many good races as there are around the country,...|
By RON FLATTER Saint-Cloud, France – It sounds odd to say that a $5.6 million race – the world’s richest on turf – is a prep for something else. But with the Breeders’ Cup five weeks off, that is an essential element of Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1). “The Breeders’ Cup is a possibility...|