Breeders' Cup

An early look at Breeders’ Cup possibles

Oct 17th, 2012 | By TrackSide View

Ron Correll
Senior columnist
Tracksideview.com

The Breeders’ Cup, which is scheduled for Nov. 2 and 3 at Santa Anita Park in Southern California, is two days of racing that supposedly features the best horses in the world. That may or may not be the case, but some of the early probables are listed below.

I’m listing these horses with their trainers and projected odds provided by the Daily Racing Form. I’m also listing finishes in their last races.…



Some lasting impressions of Breeders’ Cup 2010

Nov 9th, 2010 | By TrackSide View

Bob Hill
Staff writer
Tracksideview.com

Where the View Is From Makes a Difference

The last time I attended the Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs I sat in the cheap seats and experienced the crush of the crowd in the bowels of the ancient venue.  The wonderful upgrades to the historic Twin Spires facility create a spectacular atmosphere for those who can afford suites and boxes but have had little impact on the throngs who congregate in the bleachers…



Zenyatta, connections marvelous in defeat

Nov 8th, 2010 | By TrackSide View

Bob Hill
Staff writer
Tracksideview.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Mike Smith is brave enough to get aboard thoroughbred race horses almost every day of his life.  It is dangerous business that requires athleticism, strength, courage and skill.  When he broke into tears in the press room following the heart stopping Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs he shed tears for all of us who love the sport he represents.  He realized how close he had been to being part…



Goldikova to race in 2011, defend Breeders’ Cup Mile crown

Nov 8th, 2010 | By TrackSide View

(Edited Keeneland Association Inc. report)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Goldikova’s owners, Alain and Gerard Wertheimer said at Keeneland Monday that 5-year-old old race mare would remain in training in 2011 and return to defend her Breeders’ Cup Mile title. Goldikova would be seeking an unprecedented fourth consecutive victory in the Grade 1 race in 2011.

“That’s the only real objective that she has,” said Alain Wertheimer of the Breeders’ Cup four-peat, who also bred the mare along with his brother.

“We…



Dangerous Midge captures Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill

Nov 6th, 2010 | By TrackSide View

Bob Hill
Staff writer
Tracksideview.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Trainer Brain Meehan put the blinkers on Dangerous Midge for his run in the Breeders’ Cup Turf, and the four-year-old son of Lion Heart rewarded his trainer with his second Breeders’ Cup victory. 

The Kentucky-bred colt is out of the mare Adored Slew by Seattle Slew and is owned by Iraj Parvisi.  The winner was ridden by Frankie Dettori who won his tenth Breeders’ Cup race.

Using a stalking running…



Dakota Phone comes from last to win Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

Nov 6th, 2010 | By TrackSide View

Ron Correll
Senior columnist
Tracksideview.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Dakota Phone broke dead last and was 15 lengths behind the leaders as the field hit the main track in Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile Saturday at Churchill Downs. Unfazed, Dakota Phone and jockey Joel Rosario settled into stride and watched as murderous fractions unfolded in the race.

Hurricane Ike and Morning Line flew through the quarter and half-mile in 22.41 and 44.94. Hurricane Ike was done at six furlongs in…



Goldikova makes Breeders’ Cup History with third Mile win

Nov 6th, 2010 | By TrackSide View

Bob Hill
Staff writer
Tracksideview.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Goldikova dominated an impressive field of turf milers in winning her third straight Breeders’ Cup Mile Saturday at Churchill Downs.  The Irish-bred daughter of Anabaa out of the Blushing Groom mare Born Gold, owned by Wertheimer and Frere, displayed her amazing turn of foot at the top of the stretch, bringing the Churchill Downs crowd to their feet as they cheered the popular favorite on to a 2 length victory…



Chamberlain Bridge overcomes foot issue to win Turf Sprint

Nov 6th, 2010 | By TrackSide View

Bob Hill
Staff writer
Tracksideview.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – They say that good things come to those who wait.  On Friday, trainer Bret Calhoun and jockey Jamie Theriot each won their first Breeders’ Cup race when Theriot guided Dubai Majesty to victory in the Filly and Mare Sprint.  On Saturday, they teamed up for a second BC title, this time with six-year-old Chamberlain Bridge in the Turf Sprint. 

The winner is owned by Carl R. Moore Management LLC.  He…



Big Drama ends suspence early in Breeders’ Cup Sprint win

Nov 6th, 2010 | By TrackSide View

Ron Correll
Senior columnist
Tracksideview.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Big Drama was the first out of the gate in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint and was never headed as he ran away to a length-and-half victory in the six-furlong race Saturday at Churchill Downs.

The 4-year-old son of Montbrook set fractions of 21.34 and 44.55 for the half-mile with Cash Refund, Atta Boy Roy and Smiling Tiger giving chase. Big Drama opened his margin to more than two lengths rounding…



Pluck proves much the best in Juvenile Turf

Nov 6th, 2010 | By TrackSide View

Bob Hill
Staff writer
Tracksideview.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Pluck, a two-year old son of More Than Ready out of the Fort Wood (SAF) mare Secret Heart, showed explosive turn of foot down the lane in the one mile Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf on his way to a 1 length victory Saturday at Churchill Downs. 

Bred and owned by Team Valor International, Pluck became the second offspring of More Than Ready to win a Juvenile Turf race in the…