Keep Quiet: A Live Longshot in the Juvenile Turf?

Coady Photography As usual, the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. I) is shaping up to be an exciting and competitive race. Horses like Oscar Performance and Good Samaritan have stamped themselves as leading contenders from the United States, while the European contingent will surely … Continued

5 Breeders’ Cup Contenders You May Not Have Heard Of

Alice Springs (black silks) finishing second in the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf – Breeders’ Cup Photo © When the summer meets at Del Mar and Saratoga come to an end, attention always turns to the Breeders’ Cup, which is coming … Continued

Tepin Scores Historic Win in Queen Anne Stakes

Breeders’ Cup Photo © When a two-year-old filly named Tepin won the Delta Downs Princess Stakes (gr. III) in November 2013, it is doubtful that anyone could have guessed that she would wind up a champion and future Hall of Fame inductee. But 2 … Continued

Can Da Big Hoss Stretch Out in the Belmont Gold Cup?

Coady Photography As a big fan of long-distance races, I eagerly anticipated the two-mile Belmont Gold Cup Invitational every year, and the 2016 renewal has not disappointed–it’s drawn a wide-open field of thirteen starters, and looks like a very challenging race to … Continued

Sea Calisi Stands Out in New York Stakes

Photo by NYRA/Coglianese Photos On Friday at Belmont Park, seven fillies and mares will head to post for the $500,000 New York Stakes (gr. II), a ten-furlong race on the inner turf course that has drawn several talented runners in recent years, … Continued

Order of St. George Impresses in Saval Beg Stakes

In the 30 races scheduled to be held during the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting in England later this month, it could be hard to find a heavier favorite that Order of St. George in the 2 1/2-mile Ascot Gold Cup (Eng-I) on June 16th. … Continued

Private Zone Returns in True North Stakes

Photo by NYRA/Coglianese Photos/Courtney Heeney The sensational sprinter Private Zone, a multiple grade I winner and runner-up in the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I), will make his much-anticipated 2016 debut in the True North Stakes (gr. II) on June 10th … Continued

Gary Stevens: Beholder is “The Best… I Ever Have Ridden”

Benoit Photo After five years of competition, there are few accolades left to bestow on Beholder, a three-time champion mare and two-time Breeders’ Cup winner that has won grade I races at age 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. So impressive are … Continued

Mongolian Saturday Arrives in England

Breeders’ Cup Photo © The globe-trotting sprinter Mongolian Saturday has arrived in England to prepare for a start during the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting later this month. The veteran of 33 starts rose to prominence during a busy campaign in 2015 that saw … Continued

European Racing Report: O’Brien Unleashes Impressive 2yos at Naas

Breeders’ Cup Photo © On May 29th, Naas Racecourse in Ireland held a “Royal Ascot Trials Day” featuring four stakes races, and trainer Aidan O’Brien enjoyed a good afternoon while scoring impressive victories with the two-year-olds Peace Envoy and Cuff. In the six-furlong Rochestown Stakes, Peace Envoy–a son … Continued

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