Tag: Breeders Cup
A busy weekend packed with big races around the country ended with an unbeaten star and a solid favorite for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, along with a reminder (as if we needed one) that racing can be a rough and tumble game.
The prospect of winning the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic ranks high on the list of wishes for anyone in the horse industry, and the background of the first horse to earn a spot in the starting gate for that race is one that gives everyone hope.
This weekend’s renewal of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita offers plenty of firepower – nine previous Breeders’ Cup winners and reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan will be among those competing in the 14 races – and lots of fine wagering opportunities.
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.