Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

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Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:20 am

Blue Prize Punches Breeders' Cup Ticket in Fleur de Lis

The Pure Prize mare gained an automatic berth to the Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1).

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... eur-de-lis
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Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:55 am

Mikki Rocket gets jump on Werther in Breeders’ Cup WAYI Takarazuka Kinen

Mizuki Noda’s Mikki Rocket capitalized on a ground-saving trip, and first run, to deny Hong Kong celebrity Werther in Sunday’s $2.955 million Takarazuka Kinen (G1) at Hanshin. Under a well-judged ride by Ryuji Wada, the 12-1 chance earned his first Grade 1 laurel in the “Win and You’re In” for the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1).

http://www.brisnet.com/content/2018/06/ ... uka-kinen/
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Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:14 am

Breeders' Cup Plans Hinge on Dwyer for Mendelssohn

Connections hope to get Scat Daddy colt back on track after Kentucky Derby (G1) loss.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... endelssohn
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Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:00 am

Nineteen to Line Up for Grande Premio Brasil

Brazilian group 1 is Breeders' Cup Challenge race for the Breeders' Cup Turf (G1T).

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... mio-brasil

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Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:46 am

July 15 Deadline For Discounted Breeders’ Cup Nominations Of Horses Of Racing Age

Owners of horses of racing age currently not nominated to the Breeders' Cup program can nominate their runners at discounted rates on or before Sunday, July 15 for competition in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships, Nov. 2-3 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. All horses must be nominated in order to compete in any of the 14 Breeders' Cup World Championship races.

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/bree ... acing-age/
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Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:47 pm

Breeders’ Cup Announces Board Election Results

The Breeders' Cup today announced the election results to its Board of Directors by the 44 Breeders' Cup Members. Elliott Walden, WinStar Farm; Gavin Murphy, SF Bloodstock; Barbara Banke, Stonestreet Stables and Walker Hancock, Claiborne Farm were each elected to serve a four-year term. Ms. Banke and Mr. Walden were re-elected as Directors. William S. Farish, Jr., Lane's End Farm and Alex Solis II, Solis/Litt Bloodstock were each elected to serve a three-year term. Mr. Farish was re-elected as a Director. Dan Pride, Godolphin, was re-elected and will fill a one-year term. The terms were filled in descending order based upon the number of votes cast for each candidate.

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/peop ... n-results/
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Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:10 pm

Santa Anita Renames Gr.I Race for American Pharoah

https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/ ... an_Pharoah

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Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:35 am

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Fri May 11, 2018 3:17 pm
I am still bewildered by the Juvenile Turf Sprint.....
Agreed, and now this race has a Win and a Your In prep at the upcoming SA meet in the Speakeasy S. which will be run at 5f. Does this mean they position the starting gate halfway down the hill? Don't think I've ever seen a 5f turf race at SA before.
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Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:43 pm

From DRF....

Catalina Cruiser, winner of the San Diego Handicap earlier in the meet, will remain at Del Mar for the Grade 2, $200,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes on Saturday, with trainer John Sadler saying it's the best option to move Catalina Cruiser along toward his intended year-end goal, the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile on Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs.

His regular rider, Drayden Van Dyke, has the mount.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:45 am

Received this in e-mail from BreedersCup....

We've announced today that we'll be offering future wagers on the Breeders' Cup World Championship in three pools, beginning with Breeders’ Cup Classic and Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff wagering opening on Friday, Aug. 24 at 12 p.m. ET. The Classic Future wager pool will conclude at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, Aug. 26, and the Distaff Future wager pool will conclude at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.
The second Breeders’ Cup Future Wager pool will include the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sire Future Wager, and will open on Aug. 31 and close on Sept. 2. The third and final Future Wager pools, scheduled to open on Oct. 5 and close on Oct. 7, will consist of the Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager #2 and the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf. This is a $2 minimum win wager only.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:41 pm

Bill Mott is just full of surprises this weekend.

On Saturday, Mott was surprisingly vocal after the stewards did not disqualify Abel Tasman from first and bumping with the Mott-trained Elate in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign at Saratoga.

On Sunday, when I asked if he would look forward to a rematch with Abel Tasman in the Breeders' Cup, Mott said, "they may have to put her in the Classic to meet us." The Breeders' Cup Classic, run at 1 1-4 miles, will be run on Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs as will the $2 million Distaff at 1 1-8 miles.

Mott said he is strongly considering pointing Elate to the Classic, where she would meet some of the top older males and 3-year-old males in training. The 1 1-4-mile distance is attractive to Mott for Elate, who at 3 won the Grade 1 Alabama and last month won the Grade 2 Delaware Handicap, both at 1 1-4 miles.

Beyond just the distance, Mott said, "I just think she’s that good. In all due respect to all our other competition -- I'm not taking anything away from anybody -- I just believe in our horse. Not trying to be cocky or arrogant, I think we’re going to take it under serious consideration."
http://live.drf.com/nuggets/44729-elate ... up-classic
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:51 pm

stark wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:41 pm
Bill Mott is just full of surprises this weekend.

On Saturday, Mott was surprisingly vocal after the stewards did not disqualify Abel Tasman from first and bumping with the Mott-trained Elate in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign at Saratoga.

On Sunday, when I asked if he would look forward to a rematch with Abel Tasman in the Breeders' Cup, Mott said, "they may have to put her in the Classic to meet us." The Breeders' Cup Classic, run at 1 1-4 miles, will be run on Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs as will the $2 million Distaff at 1 1-8 miles.

Mott said he is strongly considering pointing Elate to the Classic, where she would meet some of the top older males and 3-year-old males in training. The 1 1-4-mile distance is attractive to Mott for Elate, who at 3 won the Grade 1 Alabama and last month won the Grade 2 Delaware Handicap, both at 1 1-4 miles.

Beyond just the distance, Mott said, "I just think she’s that good. In all due respect to all our other competition -- I'm not taking anything away from anybody -- I just believe in our horse. Not trying to be cocky or arrogant, I think we’re going to take it under serious consideration."
http://live.drf.com/nuggets/44729-elate ... up-classic
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Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:14 pm

One thing that's kind of interesting is where Catholic Boy will show up for his final Classic prep. I kind of expected him to run next in something like the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. I) but the Paulick Report states he will likely move back to turf for the Hill Prince (gr. IIT) at Belmont.
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