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18hBob Ehalt

Ehalt: Classic thoughts on a Super Saturday

Once upon a time, winning a race such as the Jockey Club Gold Cup was a grand achievement in its own right. These days, the Breeders' Cup is the immediate focus.

23hJeremy Balan

'Dude' finds the money in Santa Anita Sprint

With blazing speed ahead of him, Wild Dude's chances in the $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship looked bleak early on -- but he blew by his rivals late to secure his second Grade 1 score.

1dTom LaMarra

Greenpointcrusader wins

Greenpointcrusader went from last-out maiden winner to Grade 1 victor in the $500,000 Champagne Stakes for 2-year-olds Saturday at Belmont Park.

Kelso Handicap (5:21)
1dClaire Novak

Tepin best in First Lady

Tepin put her sheer brilliance on display Saturday at Keeneland, destroying 10 rivals in the $400,000 First Lady Stakes when she aired by seven lengths.

1dEric Mitchell

Nickname wins sloppy Frizette

Nickname, a daughter of hot sire Scat Daddy, took a commanding lead in deep stretch to take the $400,000 Frizette Stakes at Belmont Park.

Eddie D Stakes (8:01)
1dEric Mitchell

Stephanie's Kitten repeats

Stephanie's Kitten landed her second consecutive victory in the $500,000 Flower Bowl Stakes.

Woodford Stakes (5:26)
Amanda Duckworth Photo
2dAmanda Duckworth

Duckworth: Treve's triumph

On Sunday Europe's most valuable horse race will take place, but much more than the €5 million purse is at stake in the Arc de Triomphe courtesy of a bay mare named Treve.


Raiders of the Breeders' Cup

Adventurist Charles Fipke on world travels for gemstones/precious metals and Breeders' Cup hopeful Unbridled Forever. And, Kosta Hronis on his 2 Cup contenders -- Stellar Wind & Hard Aces.

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6dRon Mitchell

Bayern retired

Bayern, winner of the 2015 Breeders' Cup Classic, has officially been retired following his third-place finish as the 6-5 favorite in the Awesome Again Stakes.

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6dJay Cronley

Cronley: The secret to betting a turf race

In a month, horse players will be asked to try to solve the most difficult gamble in sports: to pick winners in Breeder's Cup turf races matching the best horses from around the world.

Amanda Duckworth Photo
6dAmanda Duckworth

Duckworth: Taylor Made for the fans

Taylor Made clearly sees the benefits of opening up their doors to allow fans to come and see the farm's newest stallion, Horse of the Year California Chrome.

Benoit Photo

'Brandi' retired from racing

Take Charge Brandi, 2014 champion 2-year-old filly and a stakes winner this year, has been retired from racing and will be sent to Hill 'n' Dale Farms.

City of Hope Mile (4:06)
NYRA/Adam Coglianese
8dRon Mitchell

Big Blue Kitten gets course record

Big Blue Kitten unleashed his typical late kick on the outside and held off a late challenge by Slumber and Twilight Eclipse to win the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic in course-record time.

8dJeremy Balan

Beholder wins ninth G1 stakes

Beholder is still the queen of California after proving much the best in the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes.

8dClaire Novak

Nyquist stays unbeaten

Nyquist preserved his perfect record at Santa Anita, determinedly turning back the valiant inside run of his old rival Swipe to claim the $300,000 FrontRunner Stakes.

Miss Grillo Stakes (4:55)
8dFrank Angst

Photo Call rolls along

With the Breeders' Cup World Championships just around the corner, Photo Call has picked a good time to put together her two best races.

8dEvan Hammonds

La Verdad wins again

La Verdad, favored at odds of 1-2, went wire-to-wire in the $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap at Belmont Park Saturday, stretching her unbeaten streak to five for the year.

Reed Palmer Photography/Churchill Downs
8dFrank Angst

Saham finishes strong to win Jefferson Cup Stakes

Saham circled horses in the far turn and took command in mid-stretch to secure the first graded stakes of his career in the $100,000 Jefferson Cup at Churchill.

NYRA/Adam Coglianese
8dEvan Hammonds

Isotherm takes Pilgrim

Isotherm proved best in Saturday's Pilgrim Stakes at Belmont Park for 2-year-olds.

Al Bello/Getty Images
9dClaire Novak

California Chrome to return to trainer Art Sherman

Horse of the Year California Chrome looked quite at home Friday at Taylor Made Stallions during a fan day hosted in his honor, but the colt has more to do before settling into retirement.

NYRA/Adam Coglianese
10dClaire Novak

Bone fracture to keep Ironicus out of Breeders' Cup

Ironicus, record-setting winner of the Sept. 7 Bernard Baruch Handicap, is at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington to repair a minor fracture in the cannon bone of his right foreleg.

AP Photo/Mel Evans
11dGary West

West: In Texas, even the mess is big

No one may have noticed since it happened on an inconspicuous Tuesday, but Texas tracks shut down for a day when the legislature withheld funding necessary for the Racing Commission to function.


Filly fanatic

Trainer Larry Jones looks ahead to the Breeders' Cup Distaff for his star 3-year old fillies, Lovely Maria & I'm a Chatterbox. Amanda Duckworth analyzes Beholder vs. American Pharoah.

Benoit Photo
12dJeremy Balan

Prat walking again

Five days after breaking multiple vertebrae in his back and puncturing a lung after a fall at Los Alamitos Race Course, jockey Flavien Prat was out of bed and walking.

NYRA/Adam Coglianese
13dBill Finley

Finley: Rambling On

Here are few random thoughts while packing my bags for Thursday's Little Brown Jug

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13dClaire Novak

Pharoah back to work

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah returned to the worktab for the first time since his runner-up finish in the Travers when he breezed an easy half in :49 4/5 seconds at Santa Anita.

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
13dJay Cronley

Cronley: Fantasy islands

Horse racing could learn something from fantasy football.

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