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Breeders' Cup

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  • Redemption for Goldencents in Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

    Once the Southern California hope for the Triple Crown, Goldencents emerged again spectacularly in the $1-million Dirt Mile on Friday in the opening day of the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita. The Doug O'Neill-trained horse, under a strategically perfect...
  • Breeders' Cup Marathon: London Bridge wins with Mike Smith aboard

    Breeders' Cup Marathon: London Bridge wins with Mike Smith aboard
    The first race of the two-day Breeders' Cup card at Santa Anita was run at a little-raced distance but finished with a predictable outcome. Mike Smith guided London Bridge over the 1 3/4 miles to win his record 18th Breeders' Cup race. A race that...
  • Breeders' Cup Classic hopeful Paynter outruns odds against survival

    Most thoroughbreds leave their barns to go to the races. Paynter got off his deathbed. Were he to somehow win Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita — a longshot outcome — it would be a story that deserved all the adjectives that...
  • Game On Dude is Breeders' Cup Classic morning-line favorite

    There are a lot of Hall of Famers involved with Game On Dude, installed on Monday as the 8-5 morning-line favorite and set to run from post position No. 9 in Saturday's $5-million Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita. There's Hall of Fame trainer Bob...
  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf: Outstrip wins as Mike Smith wins second

    Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf: Outstrip wins as Mike Smith wins second
    The second race on the Breeders' Cup card at Santa Anita seemed a little like the first when jockey Mike Smith went two-for-two when he won the Juvenile Turf aboard Outstrip. Smith rallied the horse in deep stretch and went past Giovanni Boldini and a...
  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf: Chriselliam rallies for win

    Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf: Chriselliam rallies for win
    A strong kick by Irish import Chriselliam was good enough to beat a bunched field and win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf on Friday at Santa Anita. The 2-year-old filly was content to be midpack until she entered the far turn and started to...
  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies: Ria Antonia wins on DQ; horse dies

    The first Breeders' Cup race of the day was filled with controversy and heartbreak. She's a Tiger beat Ria Antonia by a nose to seemingly win the $2-million Juvenile Fillies race Saturday at Santa Anita. But the stewards flashed the inquiry sign...
  • Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Groupie Doll a repeat winner

    Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Groupie Doll a repeat winner
    A favorite won the second Breeders' Cup race in a row as Groupie Doll was a repeat winner of the $1-million Filly and Mare Sprint on Saturday at Santa Anita. The 5-year-old mare took the lead on the far turn, extended it to two lengths entering the...
  • Breeders' Cup Distaff: Beholder beats talented field with ease

    The expected battle between two-time Distaff winner Royal Delta and Kentucky Oaks winner Princess Of Sylmar never materialized as Beholder stole the show with a 4 1/4-length win in the $2-million race for fillies and mares. The featured race during...
  • Breeders' Cup notes: The day begins with tragedy

    Saturday's Breeders' Cup started with a thud. Death and pain followed quickly. Thoroughbred horse racing is a thing of beauty. Also, occasionally, a sport of the ugly and nasty. In the first Breeders' Cup race of the final day of this $25 million event,...
  • New Year's Day wins Breeders' Cup Juvenile, looks like a fit for Kentucky Derby

    Common sense would dictate that the horse who wins the biggest 2-year-old race of the year would then be destined for greatness six months later in the Kentucky Derby. But when did common sense and racing ever go together? Instead, it has been more of...