Breeders' Cup Challenge

Keeping Pace posts tagged "Breeders' Cup Challenge"

Added Seating Taking Shape at Keeneland

One of the nice things about my drive to the office is passing Keeneland each day. In the past few weeks it’s been fun to watch the tents go up that will house the various added seating for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships Oct. 30-31. Some of this added seating also will be available for the upcoming fall meeting, which begins Friday, Oct. 2. The temporary structures, which include two Trackside... Read More

Five Sires Have Two Challenge Race Winners

A tidbit to start today's blog: The three sires currently or formerly based in the U.S. to already have two different horses win Breeders' Cup Challenge races this year all boast victories in the King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) as Tale of the Cat won the seven-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds at Saratoga in 1997 (when it was grade II), Hard Spun won the race 10 years later, and Henny Hughes won the previous year in 2006.... Read More

LoPresti Ponders Classic Start for Wise Dan

While owner-breeder Mort Fink likely will keep Wise Dan pointed toward a try at a third straight Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I) victory this season, trainer Charlie LoPresti can't help but wonder if perhaps a new hurdle is in order: the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).... Read More

Keeping Eye on Lea, Will Take Charge

With the retirement of Palace Malice, plenty of attention will be placed on this year's 3-year-olds, starting with dual classic winner California Chrome and last year's champion 2-year-old male Shared Belief, but there are still plenty of intriguing older horses pointing to. or at least possible. for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).... Read More

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