Did More Rest Equal Breeders’ Cup Success in 2017?

(By Bob Ehalt, Americas Best Racing) There was no rest for the weary handicapper during Breeders’ Cup week, even though rest was a prime concern for some of the horses in the major races. In the Breeders’ Cup Classic, the two favorites, Arrogate and Gun Runner, were coming off nine and 11 weeks rest, respectively. […]

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint Winner Bar of Gold Goes Out on Top

On Saturday, Chester and Mary Broman’s homebred Bar of Gold overcame long odds to pull off one of the biggest upsets in Breeders’ Cup World Championships history when she closed her career in the $1 million Filly & Mare Sprint at 66-1. Trained throughout her career by John Kimmel, Bar of Gold entered the Breeders’ […]

Gun Runner Dominates in $6 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner ($6.80) went to the front shortly after the break and never trailed as he defeated Collected by 2 ¼ lengths to win the 34th running of the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) for 3-year-olds and up Saturday afternoon to close the first Breeders’ Cup World Championships at […]

Gun Runner Takes on Baffert Quartet in Breeders’ Cup Classic

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is going to be busy in the paddock before the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) but is in great position to win his fourth consecutive edition of the race, with Gun Runner looking like the biggest obstacle. Gun Runner is the 9-5 morning line favorite, but it would […]

Gun Runner, Arrogate, Stellar Wind, Lady Eli, Highland Reel and Ribchester Lead International Cast Entered in Breeders’ Cup

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner and Juddmonte Farms’ defending champion Arrogate are the top two morning line choices in a field of 11 3-year-olds and up set for Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at 1 ¼ miles on the main track, the climax of the 34th Breeders’ Cup World Championship […]

Second Wave of European Runners Arrive at Del Mar for Breeders’ Cup

A plane bearing 16 European-based horses from the Godolphin Racing stables of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum of Dubai landed at Lindbergh Field Saturday evening and the cargo was transported to the quarantine area for international runners in the Del Mar stable area early Sunday morning. Some of the Godolphin horses on the flight, […]

Classic Favorite Gun Runner Settles in at Del Mar

Gun Runner, the No. 1 rated horse in North America, shipped in from Santa Anita on Friday and took a one-mile gallop over the Del Mar track on Saturday morning. The 4-year-old son of 2003 Pacific Classic winner Candy Ride, has won four of five 2017 starts for trainer Steve Asmussen and owners Winchell Thoroughbreds […]

Arrogate Among 187 Pre-Entered in Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar

DEL MAR, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2017) – Led by defending Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and the world’s all-time leading money earner ARROGATE, Whitney and Suburban winner GUN RUNNER, Longines Distaff standout STELLAR WIND, defending Longines Turf winner HIGHLAND REEL (IRE), Juddmonte International winner ULYSSES (IRE) and Filly & Mare Turf star LADY ELI, an all-star […]

Breeders’ Cup Bettors Win With New Tax Regulations

(Del Mar Thoroughbred Club) – with the start of its fall race meet on November 1 – and the Breeders’ Cup – which is bringing its championship days to the seaside oval on November 3 and 4 – both will employ the updated U.S.TreasuryDepartment/Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax wagering rules put into place nationally in […]

Chad Brown Breeders’ Cup Contingent Puts in Saturday Works

Saturday was a busy day for trainer Chad Brown’s Breeders’ Cup contingent, with 11 potential starters working at Belmont Park. Grand Jete, the winner of the Grade 3 Eatontown and runner-up finisher in the Grade 1 Beverly D., breezed four furlongs in 49.67 seconds on the inner turf in company with Irish-bred Roca Rojo. Grand Jete […]