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Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

We rarely pay enough attention to turf sprints in the US, but they can be very exciting indeed – the finish should be quite something to see:

PP Horse Jockey Trainer ML #1 Chamberlain Bridge Jamie Theriot William Calhoun 6-1 Has finished close to Silver Timber on many occasions and always seemsto get a piece […]

Breeders’ Cup Sprint

Next up are the sprinters; I always find this race a difficult one from a winner-picking perspective, so you have been forewarned:

PP Horse Jockey Trainer ML #1 Big Drama Eibar Coa David Fawkes 7-2 Tough, speedy horse has just missed out on the winner’s circle in his last few races – is he due? […]

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf

And so, on to Saturday’s races, beginning with the 2-year-old boys on grass. It’s another race that tends to be European-dominated, but there are some interesting North American horses to watch as well:

PP Horse Jockey Trainer ML #1 Typhoon Slew Julien Leparoux Michael Maker 15-1 Has one turf win thus far; probably not up […]

Breeders’ Cup Friday Roundup

Will Blind Luck get Blingeed?

For your browsing convenience, here are all the Friday Breeders’ Cup posts collected together. Might a female trainer win the Marathon? Will Midday repeat in the Filly & Mare Turf? Will Blind Luck prove she’s more than just the best 3-year-old filly in the land? Will the eventual […]

Breeders’ Cup ‘Ladies’ Classic’

Finally, the last race on Friday – the Not The Distaff. Some of these fillies and mares have missed out on some of the limelight with all the attention given to Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra, but it’s time for them to be noticed by a wider audience:

PP Horse Jockey Trainer ML #1 Life at […]

Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf

This is where things start getting quite exciting – the prospect of anyone beating Midday seems slight, but it’s a very interesting lineup indeed:

PP Horse Jockey Trainer ML #1 Plumania (GB) Olivier Peslier Andre Fabre 8-1 French-based filly finished near the back of the pack in the Arc, but she’s defeated the likes of […]

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies

We’re on to the (presumably) dirt-loving 2-year-old fillies, many of whom will be making their debut on the surface:

PP Horse Jockey Trainer ML #1 Indian Gracey Rafael Bejarano Jerry Hollendorfer 15-1 Never out of the money so far, but her only wins have been against lesser company (and on synthetic tracks). Edit: Out with […]

Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint

This is a tough one – lots of talent and a full field make it tricky to pick a winner. However, we will muddle through:

PP Horse Jockey Trainer ML #1 My Jen John Velazquez Eddie Kenneally 15-1 Gallant Bloom winner seems to have settled in well at Churchill Downs. #2 Sara Louise Frankie Dettori […]

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

Next up, it’s the 2-year-old fillies on the turf – another good chance for European success, but will the North Americans prevail? If something close to the morning line odds hangs on, there is some definite value in this race.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer ML #1 Dos Lunas Jon Court John Glenney 30-1 Has a […]

Breeders’ Cup Marathon

Now that post positions for this year’s Breeders’ Cup are set, we’ll be analyzing each race in the order they will be contested. First up is the Marathon – a race for which I have a special fondness. With the defection of Temple City, we have a field of twelve:

PP Horse Jockey Trainer ML […]