Dover Downs is open and that, of course, means the last series of stakes for the season go into motion. The Matron Stakes bring together groups of divisions for lucrative stakes and the freshman crews start the ultimate stakes wheel turning on Thursday, Nov. 9. Then, we offer another round of...|
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There's a 10-race card on Wednesday, November 8, to help me continue to get over my Breeders' Cup hangover, and the biggest opportunity for a score might have to wait for the last race when #9 Archangel Rose gets fast dirt for the first time in his career after posting just 1 win from 19 starts on...|
The Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships never disappoint and the 2017 version was more of the same with some stirring performances. I love the event as much as I get to witness some of the best horses from both here and abroad on the same grand stage…but it’s time to get back to meat-and...|
In the wake of last weekend's Breeders' Cup, the two most important divisional races that could be hotly contested, or at least more so than nearly every other on the Eclipse Award ballot, are for juvenile male and juvenile filly. In the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1), the division's signature event...|
I know this year’s Breeders’ Cup was an extremely exhilarating renewal because I found the racing deeply satisfying despite abysmal performances predicting and wagering on the outcomes. Even if I did not pick or win money on them, it was easy to celebrate great performances by the likes of Forever...|
Unseasonably cool temperatures and a spot of showers is unlikely to dampen too much enthusiasm for the Melbourne Cup (G1), "The Race That Stops a Nation," which will be held Tuesday afternoon at Flemington. The A$6 million two-mile handicap has a post time of 11 p.m. (EST) Monday evening in the U.S...|
From a handicapping post-mortem perspective, the 2017 Breeders’ Cup boils down to a woulda-coulda-shoulda for me, so there’s much food for thought from the Del Mar extravaganza. Gun Runner ascendant The “nephew” of 2005 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1)-winning Horse of the Year Saint Liam has now...|
by DICK POWELL Did I mention that there was a full moon on Breeders' Cup weekend? Saturday dawned sunny with any chance of nearby showers of moving in replaced by a bright sun that eventually warmed things up to a perfect day for horse racing. First post was 10:10 a.m. (PDT) and the track...|