Vulnerable Favorites at the 2017 Breeders’ Cup

Stellar Wind winning the $100,000 Torrey Pines Stakes (gr. III) on August 30, 2015 at Del Mar. © BENOIT PHOTO When many of the best horses in North American and Europe gather to compete at the Breeders’ Cup, you can … Continued

California Shippers Arrive for Oaklawn Stakes Races

Stellar Wind arriving at Oaklawn Park – Coady Photography As the 2017 Oaklawn Park meet approaches its climax, a planeload of talented California-based horses arrived at Oaklawn on April 11th with plans to compete in the track’s upcoming graded stakes races. Leading the way … 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

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

Photo Gallery: Beholder Wins the Vanity Mile

© Benoit Photo Check out this gallery of photos from the $400,000 Vanity Mile (gr. I) at Santa Anita, in which the amazing three-time champion Beholder defeated fellow champion Stellar Wind by 1 1/2 lengths in a thrilling performance! Please click on any photo to … Continued

Champions Clash in Vanity Mile

© Benoit Photo Two champions will face off on June 4th at Santa Anita when the three-time Eclipse award-winning mare Beholder takes on the 2015 Eclipse champion three-year-old filly Stellar Wind in an exceptional renewal of the $400,000 Vanity Mile (gr. I). Beholder, a … Continued

Photo Gallery: Beholder and Stellar Wind

© Benoit Photo In anticipation of the fantastic showdown between Beholder and Stellar Wind in the June 4th Vanity Mile (gr. I) at Santa Anita, check out this photo gallery of the two champions! Please click on any photo to read caption and view … Continued

Early Thoughts on the Eclipse Awards

Breeders’ Cup Photo © With another fantastic and memorable edition of the Breeders’ Cup in the history books, talk has turned to the year-end Eclipse awards. Some of the categories have clear-cut standout candidates that should win in a landslide, but a … Continued

Slideshow: Stopchargingmaria Wins the Breeders’ Cup Distaff

Keeneland Photo As the racing world watched with excitement, the four-year-old filly Stopchargingmaria scored a narrow victory in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (gr. I) on October 30th at Keeneland, holding off Stellar Wind to win by a neck. Check out this slideshow of … Continued

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