Welcome to Day Two of Breeders Cup 2012! Last night was the entree – tonight we see the main course. With another on the card, it’s sure to be a great nights racing!
6.47: Round 1. It’s the Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf over a mile. And yes…it’s still firm. Firmer than Heathrows runway. We have UK representative Dundonnell in the line up for Roger Charlton, who surely brings the best form to the table. Although I’m sure we said the same for The Fugue and Sky Latern last night. Remember to get in touch on Twitter @HRacingTavern!
Result: 6.50 Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf
1) George Vancouver (3)
2) Noble Tune (9)
3) Balance The Books (8)
6.59: Superb ride by Ryan Moore, his only ride of the evening. While we focused on Dundonnell, who ran with plenty of credit on his first start around bends, Ryan Moore gave George Vancouver a peach of a ride and never looked like getting caught when kicking for home.
7.03: A solid start for the European contingent tonight. Lets hope it continues in the next, the Breeders Cup Fillies & Mares Sprint. Groupie Doll is a warm 11/10 favourite for the race.
7.12: Quote from Cornelius: “@CorneliusRacing: #BC2012: George Vancouver part owner Michael Tabor says firm going as well as ability key to horse’s success”
7.15: According to the betting, Groupie Doll has most to fear from the improving Dust And Diamonds. The 4-y-0 filly has won her last three, most recently a Grade 2 Handicap at Belmont.
7.20: For those of you interested, dinner this evening consisted of Burger and Chips from the local public house. It was meant to be paid for by Dundonnell…
7.22: In other news, G1 Jockey was whipped out this afternoon. I finished with a winning streak, including a win in the Arc with ‘Warlock’.
7.27: Coral’s very own Simon Clare thinks Groupie Doll is an absolute certainty in the next: “@SiClare: This Groupie Doll is an absolute certainty. Think she should be 1/3 not Evens…i’m v confident #BC12″.
7.30: So we’re just five minutes away from Race 2 on the second night of Breeders Cup 2012. Get those bets on!
7.34: Post time for the filly & mare sprint! Groupie Doll still hot favourite!
Result: 7.35 Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Sprint
1) Groupie Doll (9)
2) Dust And Diamonds (3)
3) Switch (10)
7.41: A class apart that filly! Groupie Doll was certainly up for playtime today! She made some ground up whilst circling the field and never looked like being caught, easy.
7.50: It’s the Dirt Mile up at 8.14 and we like the chances of the boys in blue, Emcee can be backed at 7/2.
Result: 8.14 Breeders Cup Dirt Mile
1) Tapizar (8)
2) Rail Trip
3) Delegation (2)
8.43: A brief break for a cup of the finest British tea and we’re back in the saddle for the next! It’s the Turf Sprint yaaallllll
8.47: The market leader is Unbridleds Note at 9/2, but there is plenty of dangers who will fancy a crack at this. Bridgetown is a force to be reckoned with, as is Mizdirection. I’m sure a few of you recognise Starspangledbanner too, surely not?
8.55: Tale Of Champion looks a big EW price if the blinkers have the desired effect – he was only 2 and a half lengths behind Unbridled Note in the Eddie D Stakes last time out.
8.59: Interview with Aiden O’Brien. “Listen…”
Result: Breeders Cup Turf Sprint
1) Mizdirection (11)
2) Next Question (5)
3) Reneesgotzip (7)
9.04: Well Starspanglebanner certainly retains some ability on the racecourse but wasn’t good enough tonight. The writing looked on the wall over a furlong out.
9.07: Next up is the 9.36 Grey Goose Breeders Cup Juvenile on the dirt. Is the Lasix-free Fortify the one? Both RP Pricewise and Spotlight go for the colt. 10/1 available!
9.15: From our friends at Trakus: “@TrakusRacing: Unbridled’s Note got final 2.5f in 28.69s, winner Mizdirection the same distance in 28.05s #bc12″
9.20: Power Broker’s form hasn’t been exactly franked by Know More in the Juvenile Turf tonight…was it a weak race he won last time?
Result: Grey Goose Breeders Cup Juvenile
1) Shanghai Bobby (3)
2) He’s Had Enough (3)
3) Capo Bastone (7)
9.41: Wow. that was a very impressive performance. If you ever wanted to show someone what the term ‘Idling’ means, there you have it. Coolmore own 50% of Shanghai Bobby.
10.02: Simon Rowlands of Betfair is talking some sense: “@Rowleyfile: Wondering if Aidan O’Brien would like a sectional specialist (who can also make a mean cup of coffee) at Ballydoyle…”
10.05: It’s the Breeders Cup Turf at 10.18 up next. St Nic looks to hold every chance, but there is no shortage of dangers. Shareta is a clear danger – her French form looks rock solid. The Japanese horse Trailblazer is well touted too.
10.07: Cogito looked really smart live at Sandown on just his second start. Frankie Dettori is back in the saddle. Can he work his magic? He’s 25/1 but will probably come up short in this company.
10.14: Point Of Entry can’t be discounted and hasn’t stopped improving this year.He flys the flag for the home team.
Result: 10.18 Breeders Cup Turf
1) Little Mike (7)
2) Point Of Entry (1)
3) St Nicholas Abbey (3)
10.27: So a surprise result there in the Breeders Cup Turf – Little Mike completing a rags to riches story for connections. Little Mike is a speed horse and that’s what turned out to be the telling factor. St Nic and Point Of Entry both ran very good races but couldn’t peg back the winner.
10.30: Little Mike was $36.60 on the US Tote.
10.54: It’s the Breeders Cup Sprint next. Mark Duncan is keen on Amazombie in this race. Coil is another who will be dangerous.
Result: Breeders Cup Sprint
1) Trinniberg (9)
2) The Lumber Guy (7)
3) Smiling Tiger (10)
11.08: What on earth has being going on at Santa Anita the past two days? Do they really call this the world championships? Nope. Almost as bad as Meydan when it comes to results that satisfy the masses!
11.15: We’re not talking out our pockets here by the way. Just a deep feeling of dissatisfaction with the whole meeting. Roll on Cheltenham.
11.20: A useful projected fractions video: “@Rowleyfile: 2012 TVG Breeders’ Cup Classic Timeform Blueprint: http://t.co/IaUxQU3D via @youtube
11.24: Don’t think this race is going to suit Excelebration at all. We think Wise Dan should take all the beating, but we’re on Moonlight Cloud EW at 6/1 so we’ll be hoping the French horse is flying at the death, similar to the scenario with Black Caviar in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Result: Breeders Cup Classic
1) Wise Dan
2) Animal Kingdom
11.45: Wise Dan breaks the course record – 1:31.7. That’s us signing off for Breeders Cup 2012! Hope you had a few winners along the way!
Welcome to the Horse Racing Tavern 2012 Breeders Cup blog. We’ll be bringing you the latest news, tips, betting and results from Santa Anita, California. Before you ask, we’re unfortunately not in sunny California – we’re stuck in a bitter Central London. But don’t be afraid. We’ll be keeping you company through the night! Get in touch with us on @HRacingTavern with your views and selections!
7.25: We’re just over half an hour away from our first race from Breeders Cup 2012. It’s the Breeders Cup Juvenile Sprint up first at 8.06. A six furlong sprint on the dirt track, it features UK representative Ceiling Kitty, a Group 2 Queen Mary winner at Royal Ascot for Tom Dascombe and connections. She’s currently best priced 6/1 with Betfred and Totesport.
7.33: Alan Hughes thinks the favourite in the 8.06, Merit Man, looks rock solid and the 2-y-o colt should take all the beating. Betvictor go best price 4/5.
7.45: Here’s the mandatory American anthem. Got to love the American cheese. Although let’s not forget our loved-up feeling for the UK this summer…plenty of national anthems being sung (65 medals…just in case you forgot).
7.59: The wait is nearly over. Just 7 minutes to go. Get those bets on pronto.
8.01: Matt Chapman reliably informs us that if there are any clashes between Dundalk or Wolves, the Breeders Cup will take priority on ATR. It’s a shame some of the production team at ATR can’t understand prioritising on your normal racing day sometimes.
8.05: South Floyd is a late scratch for the first race. That’s just 4 rivals from Ceiling Kitty to make it 1-0 to the UK.
Result: 8.06 Breeders Cup Juvenile Sprint
1) Hightail (1)
2) Merit Man (3)
8.13: Ceiling Kitty gets outclassed there. But hopefully that first race should be a lesson to all….don’t be afraid to bet on the outsiders at this meeting!
8.15: There’s a interference call – surely they won’t take that off Hightail?
8.17: No change in the result. I must say, Nick Luck is doing a sterling job there on US TV.
8.18: Hightail a six race maiden wins the Breeders Cup Juvenile Sprint. Who said the Breeders Cup was the best of the best?!
8.28: Next up is the Grade 2 Breeders Cup Marathon over 1 mile 6 furlongs. Fame and Glory features here for the O’Brien team – he’s as big as 11/2 with the magic sign. Is that too big?
8.32: Looking forward to this low grade sand racing to finish in between races – why don’t ATR just show Wolves all night?! Another ad break – that brings tonight’s coverage of the Breeders Cup to a total of approximately an hour. Yes it started at 5. You do the maths.
8.39: A great stat from our US counterparts – This is the only graded race in America at this distance. No wonder Fame and Glory is dropping in trip for the race – it could be set up nicely for him off a strong pace.
8.41: Eldaafer is Angus McNae’s selection (Racing UK). Won this race in 2010, but beaten by 17 lengths last year. Worth a leap of faith? He’s been running well recently.
8.46: Very sound advice from Bill Esdaile of City A.M. – “@BillEsdaile: Those attempting to bet in-running this evening on the #breederscup whilst watching ATR should be aware that the delay is nearly 10 seconds!”
8.50: Here we go then. It’s Spaghetti Bolognese for dinner. Oh, and the race is nearly off.
Result: 8.46 Breeders Cup Marathon
1) Calidoscopio (6)
2) Grassy (4)
3) Atigun (1)
8.56: The oldest winner at the Breeders Cup ever. A nine year old. Throw that form book out the window ladies and gents! Fame And Glory did not go the dirt. Question is…surely the Ballydoyle team knew this and should have informed the punters? The Magic Sign knew!
9.00: The less time we spend on the first two races of the Breeders Cup the better. Let’s hope the action starts to warm up. It’s the Grade 1 Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf up next. Now this should be interesting. The well backed Sky Lantern for the Hughes Hannon combo are current favourite. Looks far too short in my eyes.
9.04: I’d much rather be with Spring Venture on Mark Duncan’s advice. Although, what does he know?! Let us know your fancies on @HRacingTavern!
9.11: Just in case you’re wondering…yes there is still one more to go at Dundalk. I can feel your excitement from here. 1 mile 2 furlong maiden. Firethorn is current favourite at 7/2. But I’m sure you didn’t want to know that.
9.18: Flashy Ways is drawn out in the car park with stall 13, but she was supplemented by connections for $100,000 to run in the race.
9.19: Jeremy Noseda tells Nick Luck The Gold Cheongsam will stay the trip but is poorly drawn. He said she’ll need luck in-running.
9.23: Waterway Run’s connections have tweeted “@ThurloeThbreds: Very nervous, very excited. #waterwayrun”. Good luck to them, she appears to have a solid chance after her Group 3 win at Newmarket.
9.33: According to the US reporters, Spring Venture had a high temperature during her last run. She won anyway. She could be a serious filly, but as ever take caution with these races! Punting minefield!
Result: 9.28 Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf
1) Flotilla (4)
2) Watsdachances (6)
3) Summer Of Fun (2)
9.41: Well well well. Sky Lantern was absolutely tanking there under Richard Hughes but was boxed in and had nowhere to go. Unlucky for punters who dived on earlier in the week…oh and before the off.
9.49: For the record, Richard Hughes ran a good race but it all unfolded too quickly and was boxed in before he could have done anything. Will be interesting to see where she goes next – a nice prospect!
9.54: A nice call from David Benge on Twitter: “@bengie47: ATR, what about a red button so we stick with breeders cup please, very frustrating”.
9.56: It’s the Grey Goose Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies on the dirt next at 10.08. Executiveprivilege is the current 7/4 favourite for Bob Baffert. There’s no European representatives in the line up.
Result: 10.o8 Grey Goose Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies
1) Beholder (1)
2) Executiveprivilege (2)
10.15: A great ride from the front by Garrett Gomez on Beholder. She was paddling up front but was helped massively by the fact Executiveprivilege was going faster sidewards rather than forwards under pressure.
10.20: Interesting stat from Trakus Racing on Twitter: “@TrakusRacing: Executiveprivilege was 3ft off rail turning for home and 22ft off rail at finish of BCJuvFil. Beholder rode rail madeall. #groundlossmatters”.
10.23: Two more races to go then on Day One of Breeders Cup 2012. It’s the Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Turf up next at 10.48. John Gosden is represented by The Fugue, the current 15/8 favourite. She holds a really solid chance if things drop right.
10.25: Pricewise has had a 7/1 and 9/1 winner so far tonight, and Ron Wood (Spotlight) has also had a 9/1 and massive 20/1 winner. They both have gone for Zagora in the next, she’s a big price at 12/1.
10.36: This looks a tricky race to get a handle on. In Lingerie looks a big price if handling the turf – solid enough form by winning the Spinster Stakes. Currently 20/1 with Paddy Power.
Result: 10.48 Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Turf
1) Zagora (2)
2) Marketing Mix (9)
3) The Fugue (4)
10.58: It was like the Oaks all over again for The Fugue. She’s becoming a tricky horse to get right. It’s worth mentioning the superb efforts of the team over at the RP, some big prices going in tonight. And a 20/1 selection for the last…you have been warned.
11.04: William Buick says he feels The Fugue would have won if she got a clear run. He said she jumped slowly and got caught on the inside rail.
11.14: Just one more race to go now – it’s the 11.30 Breeders Cup Ladies Classic. The unbeaten My Miss Aurelia is in the line-up, but looks to have a tough task ahead with last years winner Royal Delta at 11/4.
11.25: Include Me Out has been well backed from 10/1 into 6/1 with English bookmakers.
Result: 11.30 Breeders Cup Ladies Classic
1) Royal Delta (6)
2) My Miss Aurelia (2)
3) Include Me Out (7)
11.41: A superb ride by Mike Smith from the front – Royal Delta was really game and stayed on dourly to the line following some decent fractions. My Miss Aurelia ran a very solid race and lost nothing in defeat, with the plunged Include Me Out running a solid race in third.
11.45: Well that’s all folks. But we’re only half way through the action. Join us tomorrow for more ramblings and results for Breeders Cup 2012.
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Breeders Cup Factbox:
- Billed as the world championships of thoroughbred racing, the annual Breeders’ Cup meeting began in 1984 as a seven-race, one-day event with total prize money of $10 million.
- In 2007, the meeting was expanded to 15 races over two days. This year’s total prize money is around $25.5 million. The feature race, the Breeders’ Cup Classic is worth $5 million, making it the richest horserace in North America.
- The inaugural meeting was held at Hollywood Park, California but 11 different tracks have taken turns hosting the event, with Churchill Downs hosting a record eight meetings.
- The only horse to win three Breeders’ Cup races is the French mare Goldikova. The only horse to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic twice was Tiznow, in 2000 and 2001.
- The most successful trainer is D. Wayne Lukas, with 18 winners.
- The most successful jockeys are Jerry Bailey and Mike Smith, each with 15 winners.
- The U.S. has produced the most winners (188), followed by Ireland (23), Britain (13), France (5), Canada (4) and Argentina (4)
- The longest priced winner was Arcangues, which won the 1993 Classic at odds of 133-1.
You will be familiar of course with a little horse called Sea The Stars, writes Stephen Dwyer. Winner of six Group One’s he is the only horse to have won the 2,000 Guineas, Epsom Derby, and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in the same year. So exceptional was Sea The Stars that no matter what Aidan O’ Brien threw at him, he was forever bested. Mastercrafstman, Rip Van Winkle and Fame And Glory all finished second to Sea The Stars. In particular Fame And Glory was beaten into second twice, he himself is no slouch having won a collection of Group One’s. As good as the colts were, they were unlucky to run against one of the greatest racehorses of all time.
Such was the case with Frankel and Excelebration. Second to Frankel on no less than four separate occasions, it seemed that Excelebration was constantly the bridesmaid. That was until recently. With no Frankel in the field, Excelebration ran out a comfortable winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on Champion’s Day. This was the biggest win of his career and he now heads to Santa Anita for the Breeder’s Cup Mile this Saturday.
Opened in 1934, Santa Anita is the oldest racetrack in Southern California. The San Gabriel Mountains provide the backdrop to the prestigious Breeder’s Cup. The 29th running of the showcase meeting will be televised to more than 130 foreign countries It is the richest prize-money event in sports, consisting of 15 races and prize money totalling $26 million. It thus attracts the best thoroughbreds in the world. Worth $2 million alone, the Breeder’s Cup Mile is one of the most valuable races in the world. And Excelebration has every chance of winning it.
Cut from 7/2 into 7/4 favourite for the Breeder’s Cup Mile, Excelebration is bidding to provide Aidan O’ Brien with his first ever success in this race. It is a notoriously difficult race to win. Only two Irish trainers managed this feat, John Oxx trained the brilliant filly Ridgewood Pearl to win the 1995 renewal; this was the last time an Irish trainer was successful in the event. Before that it was Vincent O’ Brien and Royal Academy in 1990.
The 7/4 on offer for Excelebration is a short price for what is a very competitive affair. Excelebration though is held in the highest regard at Ballydoyle. Originally bought for £20,000 at the 2009 Doncaster St Leger sales by Marco Botti, Excelebration was acquired at the start of this season by Coolmore for a sum believed to be in the region of €1.5 million. By champion Australian sprinter Exceed And Excel, Excelebration was precocious in his first season and always showed class in abundance. He won the German 2000 Guineas, the Group 3 Hungerford Stakes and was twice a Group 1 winner in France. Speaking after his win at Ascot, Aidan O’ Brien noted “The boys (Coolmore) had it in their head they would go to the Breeders’ Cup after Ascot. He has progressed with every run and we have only had him this year so we were experimenting with him a little bit. The beauty is this horse is on the upgrade.”
O’ Brien also noted “We have learnt a lot about him. He is a very fast horse right up to a mile which he gets well. He shows an awful lot of speed and is a very classy horse.” Just the type of horse that could win a Breeder’s Cup.
Speed and class he has in abundance. Excelebration was officially rated as the joint seventh best horse in the world in 2011, with a rating of 126. He was rated the third best miler behind Frankel and Canford Cliffs. But it will be no easy task and the opposition is fierce. Wise Dan, trained in Kentucky by Charles Lopresti is the current second favourite for the race at 3/1. Winner of twelve races, Wise Dan can trace his bloodlines back to 1973 Triple Crown winner and two-time Horse of the Year Secretariat.
Fillies have a good record in this race and Moonlight Cloud, trained in France by Freddy Head is a battling sort. By leading sire, Invincible Spirit, Moonlight Cloud is a three time Group 1 winner and is expected to go well. Animal Kingdom, last year’s Kentucky Derby winner and champion three-year-old also lines up in the valuable field.
Successful in the $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf last year with St Nicholas Abbey, Aidan O’ Brien would dearly love to continue his winning ways. Keep an eye out for Excelebration, he could make the headlines and finally banish the ghost of Frankel from his memory.
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Santa Anita Tips
It wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day weekend with another edition of the Irish O’Brien from Santa Anita (R4). While the event is for California-bred or California sired fillies and mares, there are 1 million reasons to watch the turf sprint (about 6 1/2 furlongs down the hill). That’s because 14-time winner Unzip Me, who drew post one, is currently sitting at $959,228. A victory in the $100,000 event would graduate her into the seven-figure plateau in career earnings. The six-year-old daughter of City Zip enters the race off a half-length win over the same distance, course and class on January 29. Unzip Me, a pupil of Martin Jones, is equally adept on the lead or closing from mid-pack. The chestnut will be partnered with Mike Smith after 11 races straight with Rafael Bejarano in the tack. She is out of Escape With Me, who is a daughter of Arazi. Unzip Me will be the prohibitive favorite in the field of eight. The second-choice in the wagering may be Jerry Hollendorfer filly Halo Dolly. She’s 8-for-15 lifetime with most of her tallies coming around two turns. The daughter of Popular won five straight races last Summer at four different racetracks, including Del Mar and Golden Gate. She may find the trip a touch short so the call for the bottom of the exactor goes to four-year-old filly Secret Cove under a more patient ride than last time from new partner Joe Talamo. The daughter of Tribal Rule was up near a hot pace in a stakes event on February 25 and faded to finish fourth. She appears to have come out of the race none the worse for wear if her :46 2/5 work on March 11 is any indication.
The feature of Saturday’s card at Santa Anita is the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Invitational, which is worth $300,000, for older fillies and mares. The field lured just six entrants, all of whom are gunning for their first career grade one. The logical favorite is Bob Baffert trainee Ellafitz, a five-year-old mare who has led from gate to wire in three straight events at a distance of a mile or further. Her most recent conquest was the Grade 2 Santa Maria, in which she prevailed by 1 1/4 lengths. Very few in this field have her brilliance early so she figures to have pace advantage again. The one knock is that she didn’t put the same exclamation point on her most recent victory as she did in her two previous. At the Santa Margarita’s nine-furlong distance she may be ripe to get tagged in the last eighth of a mile. This corner of the Tavern is calling another Baffert trainee for the victory. Her name is Awesomemundo and, yes, she managed to race as awesomely as her name is to say aloud on February 19. She destroyed a second-level allowance field, coasting home 7 1/2 lengths in front in a sterling time of 1:41 4/5. The effort, which was her first since August 7, was three ticks faster than Ellafitz had raced one day earlier over an equally fast surface. The Awesome Again has drilled six-furlongs on two occasions since and should be sitting on her career best performance in her first career stakes try. Mike Smith takes over for Martin Garcia, who stays with Ellafitz. The other major contender in the Santa Margarita is Ron Ellis trainee Include Me Out, a four-year-old filly that captured the La Canada last time out.
Gulfstream Park Tips
Meanwhile, on the East Coast, the theme of the day is also older fillies and mares in the Grade 2 Inside Information Stakes (R10). The seven-furlong sprint has attracted the interest of last year’s Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint upsetter Musical Romance. The Bill Kaplan trainee was soundly defeated in her 2012 debut, the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Sprint, which ran her record to zero-for-5 over the Gulfstream surface. The five-year-old daughter of Concorde’s Tune will get another chance to snap that streak on Saturday. She’s hooked a talented group that includes Maryland invader Magical Feeling (11-for-19) who won the Grade 2 Barbara Fritchie on February 19 at Laurel Park. The top three finishers in last month’s Hurricane Bertie Stakes at Gulfstream, R Holiday Mood, Funny Sunny and Grade 1 Prioress heroine Her Smile, are also entered. Absence of a great deal of early speed may play into the hand of Groupie Doll, who is turning back from a 1 1/16-mile stakes try in which she couldn’t stay with runaway winner Awesome Maria, who was eight lengths best. Two starts ago, in a one-turn, one-mile allowance she was a game second to the classy male Boys at Toscanova. A repeat of this performance may make the grade, at a decent odds quote.
Fair Grounds Tips
While she’s not returning in a stakes race of any graded significance, it wouldn’t be right not to give some attention to the 2012 debut of Horse of the Year Havre de Grace. The daughter of Saint Liam faces four in the $150,000 New Orleans Ladies at 1 1/16 miles. She’s 1-5 in the morning line. It would take a career performance from Sterling Madame or Juanita to take down the champ.
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Below are the big European interests from the Breeders Cup draw from this evening…
Breeders Cup Mile Draw
Courageous Cat (3)
Mr Commons (4)
Gio Ponti (5)
Get Stormy (6)
Court Vision (9)
Sidney’s Candy (10)
Strong Suit (11)
Compliance Officer (12)
Breeders Cup Classic
Prayer for Relief (1)
Flat Out (2)
Ruler on Ice (4)
So You Think (5)
Ice Box (6)
Rattlesnake Bridge (7)
Game On Dude (8)
Stay Thirsty (9)
Havre De Grace (10)
Uncle Mo (12)
To Honor And Serve (13)
Breeders Cup Turf
St Nicholas Abbey (1)
Deans Kitten (3)
Stately Victor (4)
Teaks North (5)
Await The Dawn (6)
Sea Moon (7)
Brilliant Speed (8)
Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf
Gung Ho (1)
Fantastic Song (2)
Shakespeare Shaliyah (3)
Caspar Netscher (7)
Majestic City (8)
Daddy Nose Bet (9)
Animal Spirits (10)
Lucky Chappy (12)
State of Play (14)
Breeders Cup Marathon
Bird Run (1)
Pleasant Prince (4)
Giant Oak (5)
Harrison’s Cave (7)
Afleet Again (8)
A U Miner (11)
Breeders Cup Juvenile
Daddy Long Legs (11)
Breeders Cup Filly and Mare Turf
Dubawi Heights (1)
Perfect Swirl (8)
Shared Account (9)
Distored Legacy (10)
Misty For Me (12)
We are now turning our focus to the Breeders Cup at the Horse Racing Tavern, with the biggest race in the world live from Churchill Downs a week on Saturday!
We will be taking a look at the betting angle of the races as the declarations unfold in the coming weeks…be sure to check back at the Horse Racing Tavern daily to find the latest updates! The Breeders Cup Classic and Mile previews are now online here!
That’s not the only international angle we’re taking this coming week at the Horse Racing Tavern – we’re looking at the Victoria Derby Day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival on Saturday – which holds an impressive four Group 1′s, two Group 2′s and three Group 3′s. Not too bad, makes the QIPCO Champions Day look slightly average!
Horse Racing Tavern Team