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Breeders’ Cup Turf

Insert ‘European Vacation’ jokes here…and expect a blanket finish from the stars who have flown in from across the pond.

Post Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds 1. St Nicholas Abbey Joseph P. O’Brien Aidan O’Brien 9-2 Certainly very accomplished, but I think Sarafina has his number this time. 2. Sarafina Christophe Lemaire Alain De Royer-Dupre […]

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

Or, the race that Uncle Mo should have been running in. You know this.

Post Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds 1. The Factor Martin Garcia Bob Baffert 7-2 Bad luck last time out, but has he returned to his best form? 2. Shackleford Jesus Castanon Dale Romans 7-2 Ran out of gas before, but this […]

Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

Some old rivals return to the turf for a little speedwork…

Post Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds 1. Grand Adventure Javier Castellano Mark R. Frostad 20-1 It’s been a long time since he’s found the winner’s circle. 2. Holiday for Kitten Joel Rosario Wesley A. Ward 30-1 Has some good experience, but with lesser company. […]

Breeders’ Cup Sprint

On to the grown-up speedsters…Big Drama is looking to defend his title.

Post Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds 1. Euroears Rafael Bejarano Bob Baffert 4-1 Had a bad trip last time out, but has otherwise had a convincing campaign this year. 2. Giant Ryan Cornelio Velasquez Bisnath Parbhoo 8-1 He’s won six in a row […]

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf

Look! 2-year-olds on the turf – lots of them! This should be an interesting betting race.

Post Horse Trainer Jockey ML Odds 1. Gung Ho Michael Maker Mike Smith 20-1 Has some winning experience, but wasn’t quite up to it when tested last time out. Update: scratched. 2. Fantastic Song Chad Brown Javier Castellano 20-1 […]

Breeders’ Cup Marathon

And on to Saturday’s races! I know many of you are not fans of this race, but I am, and I’m pleased to see last year’s champion returning; it’s an interesting field.

Post Horse Trainer Jockey ML Odds 1. Birdrun Bill Mott John Velazquez 7-2 He has been in the money often this year; worth […]

Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic

This should be the high point of your Friday…

Post Horse Trainer Jockey ML Odds 1. Miss Match Neil Drysdale Garrett Gomez 10-1 Had bad luck when taking on the boys, but has talent. 2. Pachattack Gerard Butler Rajiv Maragh 12-1 Super-impressive in her second-place Spinster finish; definitely my ‘wiseguy’ pick. 3. It’s Tricky Kiaran […]

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf

Getting one to one of the main attractions of Day One…

Post Horse Trainer Jockey ML Odds 1. Dubawi Heights Simon Callaghan Joel Rosario 8-1 Solid winner of the Yellow Ribbon, but I don’t see her beating Stacelita. 2. Stacelita Chad Brown Ramon Dominguez 2-1 A favorite here for good reason. 3. Harmonious John Shirreffs […]

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies

Have some Grey Goose (or something)…

Post Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds 1. Questing William Buick John Gosden 20-1 UK-bred daughter of Hard Spun tries the dirt. 2. Candrea Martin Garcia Bob Baffert 6-1 Baffertt and Garcia team up again with an interesting-looking filly. 3. Rocket Twentyone Eddie Razo, Jr. W.T. Howard 20-1 Winner of […]

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint

On to more fast fillies and mares…

Post Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds 1. Irish Gypsy Martin Garcia Bob Baffert 20-1 This is a good distance for her, but it’s a tall order – still, Garcia can work magic on Baffert horses… 2. Great Hot Chantal Sutherland Antonio C. Avila 20-1 Brazilian-bred won last time […]