Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

Re: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

Postby Treve » Fri May 11, 2018 10:52 am

I echo everyone's sentiments, I think this is a good move.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

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Re: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

Postby peeptoad » Fri May 11, 2018 11:41 am

Somnambulist wrote:
peeptoad wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:The BC is shuffling the races around for their two-day meet. On Friday it will be all juveniles, while the Distaff and Dirt Mile get moved to Saturday. IIRC, they had tried making Friday a sort of all female race day, but I don't think the 'Let's put all the female racehorses on the less-important day' went over well. :P :lol:
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/the- ... y-program/

IMHO this is the best change that's been made since the BC was expanded and made into a 2-day event. I've never been a proponent of the juvenile races, so moving them to day 1 leaves room for the more established horses to get more of the limelight on the feature day. It's also great that the Distaff is back on Saturday again.


Amen. I don't have to take off work now.

That too. Booyah.
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Re: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

Postby stark » Fri May 11, 2018 12:32 pm

From the desk of
Craig Fravel
President & CEO
Breeders Cup Limited

in conjunction with
Kevin Flanery
President, Churchill Downs Racetrack
Senior Vice President, Churchill Downs Incorporated

For immediate release:
Based on the response from various sources, including but not limited to the Thoroughbred Champions forum, Breeders Cup racing on Friday Nov 2nd will be cancelled due to a lack of interest.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Re: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Fri May 11, 2018 1:41 pm

While I love having the Distaff back on Big Saturday, I'll be watching the juvenile races on Friday with great interest. Last year's Juvenile and Juvenile Turf were seriously 'key' races, giving us good runners like Good Magic and Mendelssohn.
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Re: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

Postby Treve » Fri May 11, 2018 2:55 pm

I like the juvenile races I like their unpredictability for the most part, but definitely if I'm in a situation where I'd have to pick just one day for one reason or another I'd go for Saturday, and watch Friday at home (for example)
And yeah who knew that the JT would have turned out to be such a key race for dirt runners?!
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Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Re: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

Postby Kennedy » Fri May 11, 2018 3:17 pm

I am still bewildered by the Juvenile Turf Sprint.....but I love the idea to move all the juvenile races to Friday. I think it makes a nice logical grouping and gives the day a logical (and better) focus.

It may remove the ALL button from a few multi-race wagers on BC Saturday.
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Re: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Fri May 11, 2018 4:44 pm

Lady Aurelia became such a star as a two-year-old turf sprinter that the BC may feel that there is interest in possibly seeing another one like her come along.
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Re: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

Postby Flanders » Fri May 11, 2018 5:16 pm

Kennedy wrote:I am still bewildered by the Juvenile Turf Sprint.....but I love the idea to move all the juvenile races to Friday. I think it makes a nice logical grouping and gives the day a logical (and better) focus.

It may remove the ALL button from a few multi-race wagers on BC Saturday.

Yeah I don't understand the Juvenile Turf Sprint. Like the Juvenile Sprint had 2 runnings and with the last having 4 entries or something. If a dirt race can't even pull entries how the hell do they think that a turf version will? Who knows maybe it will become a success....
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Re: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Fri May 11, 2018 5:25 pm

"...If a dirt race can't even pull entries how the hell do they think that a turf version will?"

Wesley Ward could probably fill half the gate. :lol:
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Re: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

Postby PJMIII » Sun May 20, 2018 5:28 pm

Eleven to Line Up In Gran Premio Club Hipico Falabella

Don Alberto's 4-year-old homebred Nuevo Maestro—unbeaten in his last eight starts—Las Oaks (G1)-winning filly Penn Rose, and defending champion Top Casablanca lead a field of 11 starters entered in the $82,596 Gran Premio Club Hipico Falabella (G1) on turf May 21.

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