Tag: Breeders Cup
With the Breeders’ Cup World Championships just over two weeks away at Southern California’s Santa Anita, stakes are high and rising for participants in its series of wide-open races that could have a larger-than-usual impact on year-end championship honors.
With about 50 days remaining in the countdown to the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, the long roster of possible contenders for America’s greatest race is, despite some defections, as interesting as any year in memory.
With the end of the Churchill Downs Fall Meet and the winter moves of many Kentucky and New York-based stables to warmer zip codes in Florida, Louisiana and Arkansas, it’s a fairly quiet time for stables with a horse or two in the barn that could develop into serious prospects for the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on May 5, 2012.
The last two years of discussion regarding the Eclipse Awards that recognize the divisional champions of Thoroughbred racing have been miserable, venomous affairs because of overemotional debate surrounding the ultimate winner of Horse of the Year.