Santa Anita Park Opens On Saturday For Autumn SeasonSanta Anita Park will open its door this Saturday to begin their Autumn Season with five Breeders Cup races.
Goldencents Wins Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile In Back-2-Back YearsGoldencents defended his title in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, winning by 1 1/4 lengths despite tiring in the stretch.
Top 5 2014 Breeders' Cup Distaff ContendersWith the two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder out of the picture with a spiking fever, it will be anyone’s race to win this year’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Last year’s runner-up Close Hacthes and Untapable will be the favorites heading into the ‘Ladies Classic’ as Tiz Midnight will be this year’s sleeper. Belle Gallantey will also be a horse to watch for as the five-year-old has much improved ever since Rudy Rodriguez took over the five-year-old on Dec. 19 of last year.
Top 5 2014 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile Contenders Bob Baffert’s Fed Biz has won six times in 18 career starts, including three graded wins. Coming off a second-place finish behind Horse of the Year contender Shared Belief, Fed Biz will look to take down defending champion Goldencents in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. In two starts in the BC Dirt Mile, Fed Biz has performed below standards, finishing sixth in 2013 and eighth in 2012. In his last work (10/16), Biz ran six furlongs in 1:12.40.
Top 5 Contenders Of 2014 Breeders' Cup ClassicThe year of the three-year-olds! Four of the top 5 contenders of the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic are three-year-olds. Lead by California Chrome and Shared Belief, the Classic is full of young talent, making the race very unpredictable. None of these horses have the experience of last year’s winner Mucho Macho Man. In fact, no three-year-old has won the BC Classic since 2008 -- Raven’ Pass. It will be Shared Belief’s race to lose. The undefeated colt will be the morning line favorite, who riding a seven-race winning streak .
Mike Smith Wins 2nd Straight Bill Shoemaker AwardMike Smith won his second straight Bill Shoemaker award as the top jockey of the Breeders' Cup.
Game On Dude Owner Joe Torre Compares Breeders' Cup Classic To Game 7 Of World SeriesCo-owned by Major League Baseball executive Joe Torre, Game On Dude is already the richest active horse in North America with earnings of $5,602,158. He's on a six-race winning streak, including five in a row this year, and hasn't lost since the 2012 Classic, when 9-1 shot Fort Larned pulled the upset.
Beholder Upsets Royal Delta In Breeders' Cup Distaff; Goldencents Wins Dirt MileBeholder won the $2 million Distaff by 4 1/4 lengths Friday at Santa Anita, spoiling Royal Delta's bid for a third straight victory at the Breeders' Cup, with veteran jockeys Gary Stevens and Mike Smith dominating on opening day.
Fort Larned Upsets The Field At Breeders Cup ClassicBob Baffert got beat again in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic. Bill Mott settled for half of a repeat sweep in the weekend's two biggest races.
Shanghai Bobby Continues To Impress As Winner Of Breeders' Cup JuvenileUndefeated Shanghai Bobby made an early move on the turn and held off a late charge by He's Had Enough to win by a head in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile on Saturday at Santa Anita.
Filly Mizdirection Wins BC Turf SprintFilly Mizdirection beat the boys by a half-length in the $1 million Turf Sprint off a six-month layoff, giving sports talk radio host and co-owner Jim Rome his first Breeders' Cup victory.
Upsets Rule On 2nd Day Of Breeders' CupUpsets dominated two of the first three races on the second day of the Breeders' Cup, with Tapizar pulling off the biggest surprise at 15-1 odds in the $1 million Dirt Mile.