Unique Bella Faces a Champion in Las Virgenes Stakes

Unique Bella romping to victory in the Santa Ynez Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita – © Benoit Photo It’s not every day that a reigning Eclipse Award champion is overshadowed in their first start after winning a Breeders’ Cup … Continued

Quotes from the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic and Distaff Post Position Draws

© Benoit Photo With the post positions for the Breeders’ Cup Classic and Distaff having been drawn earlier this evening, Santa Anita Publicity has released quotes from the connections of some of the most prominent horses in both races. Enjoy! … Continued

2016 Breeders’ Cup Distaff Post Positions

© Benoit Photo Of all the races at the 2016 Breeders’ Cup, few–if any–will be more anticipated than the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (gr. I) on November 4th, in which reigning Eclipse champions Songbird, Beholder, and Stellar Wind will face off in one of the … Continued

Breeders’ Cup Workouts Report: 10-29-16 (Keeneland Edition)

I’m a Chatterbox breezing at Keeneland on October 29th – Keeneland/Coady Photography On Saturday morning, with the Breeders’ Cup just a week away, four prominent Breeders’ Cup contenders turned in pre-race workouts at Keeneland. Here are my thoughts on how … Continued

2016 Breeders’ Cup Distaff Pre-Entries

Breeders’ Cup Photo © In what is shaping up to be one of the greatest races in the history of the Breeders’ Cup, reigning Eclipse champions Songbird, Stellar Wind, and Beholder will face off in a thrilling renewal of the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (gr. I) … Continued

Keen Ice, Curalina Headline Pletcher Workouts at Belmont

Photo by Coglianese Photos/Courtney Heeney NYRA Press Release: Donegal Racing’s Keen Ice is under serious consideration for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on November 5 at Santa Anita, said trainer Todd Pletcher following a six-furlong breeze over the training track … Continued

Hollendorfer On Hand For Songbird’s Alabama Bid

© Benoit Photo NYRA Press Release: Songbird’s Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has arrived at Saratoga Race Course to put the final touches on his star 3-year-old filly ahead of Saturday’s Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama. Stabled at Saratoga since … Continued

Ahh Chocolate, Innovative Idea work for Saturday’s Groupie Doll

Photo by Reed Palmer/Churchill Downs Ellis Park Press Release: Stoneway Farm’s Ahh Chocolate, possible favorite for what shapes up as one of the deepest runnings ever of Ellis Park’s Grade 3 Groupie Doll, had her final major piece of training at … Continued

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