Lady Eli Preps for Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf

(NYRA Press) Sheep Pond Partner’s multiple graded stakes winner Lady Eli turned in a five-furlong breeze over the inner turf Sunday morning at Belmont Park in preparation for her final career start in the Grade 1, $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf on November 4 at Del Mar. The 5-year-old mare by Divine […]

Diversify Exits Jockey Club Gold Cup in Good Order

(From NYRA) Ralph M. and Lauren Evans’ New York-bred Diversify emerged from his one-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park in good order, as the connections mull whether to send the 4-year-old Bellamy Road gelding to the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Classic. “So far, so good,” said Ralph Evans by […]

Ten Go in Frizette With Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Berth Up for Grabs

A field of ten two-year-old fillies will line up on Sunday in the $400,000 Frizette (G1) at Belmont Park, one of four Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” races on tap. Six fillies and mares will battle in the $500,000 Flower Bowl Invitational (G1) and we have a pair of Breeders’ Cup Challenge races […]

Jockey Club Gold Cup Tops Seven Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races on Saturday

Belmont Park Race Track

With less than a month to go before the Breeders’ Cup, the action gets fast and furious on Saturday with seven Win and You’re In” races on tap including the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) at Belmont Park. A field of seven will line up led by a trio of runners from the Todd […]

Breeders’ Cup Announces Post Times for 2017 World Championships

The Breeders’ Cup announced post times for the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 Grade 1 races and purses and awards totaling more than $28 million, which will be held on November 3-4, for the first time, at the Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, Calif. The official race order and wagering menu […]

Miss Grillo Key Prep for Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies

While Sunday’s $200,000 Miss Grillo (G3) at Belmont Park is not an official “Win and You’re In” race, this race is certainly a springboard to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) next month at Del Mar. Trainer Chad Brown has won the Pilgrim five times in the last nine years and three of the winners […]

Where to Watch During a Big Week for Breeders’ Cup Preps

The Road to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships resumes this weekend in a big way, with seven domestic Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” races on Saturday, Sept. 30. Five Challenge Series events headline Santa Anita Park’s opening weekend of its fall meet, and two are at Belmont Park. The Awesome Again Stakes, a qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Classic at […]

World Approval Breeders’ Cup Bound After Woodbine Mile Victory

World Approval earned intercontinental plaudits at Woodbine on Saturday with his convincing win in the Grade 1, Ricoh Woodbine Mile, the second straight for trainer Mark Casse following Tepin’s tour de force here last year. Success in the $800,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile earned World Approval a guaranteed berth in the Breeders’ Cup Mile, a one-mile […]

Dozen Go in Woodbine Mile With Breeders’ Cup Berth On Line

The Aiden O’Brien trained Deauville is the 5-2 morning line favorite in a field of 12 that will go in the $800,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1), with the winner stamping a ticket to the Breeders’ Cup this fall at Del Mar. The Woodbine Mile is a “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup […]

Decorated Knight Earns Breeders’ Cup Turf Berth by Winning Irish Champion Stakes

LEOPARDSTOWN, IRELAND (September 9, 2017) – Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar’s 5-year-old homebred Decorated Knight (GB) came sweeping home from last to first at 25-1 to prevail by a half-length over Poet’s Word (IRE) in Saturday’s 1 ¼ mile QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (G1) at Leopardstown Racecourse and earned an automatic berth into […]