Posted: October 19, 2020

The 2003 Breeders' Cup Turf: Too Close to Call, How Rare are Dead Heats

Breeders’ Cup Photo (c) By Peter Lee Dead heats are a rarity. According to Wikipedia, only 20 dead heats have occurred in major races worldwide during this century. They’re even more of a rarity than they used to be, given the Improvements in technology such as super-slow motion and digital timers,  But they still happen. On one day in 2003, two horses finished in a tie in front of thousands at Santa Anita Park and millions watching on television. It was one of the biggest races of the year —...

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Posted: October 19, 2020

Golden Sixty makes it nine in a row with G2 Sha Tin Trophy victory

By Declan Schuster Golden Sixty took another important step toward December’s LONGINES Hong Kong International Races riches with victory in the G2 Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy Handicap (1600m) at Sha Tin, a result that all but confirmed a changing of the guard at the very top of Hong Kong’s pecking order. The Francis Lui-trained gelding scored his ninth straight win and his 12th from 13 starts as he comfortably despatched several of Hong Kong’s best performers of recent seasons including dual Horse of the Year Beauty Generation. Last season’s...

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Posted: October 16, 2020

A Preview of the 2020 TVG Breeders' Cup Juvenile and a look at a potential superstar

In this episode ofGate to WireJonathan Stettin and Michael Vale take an early look at the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and a potential superstar. They also discuss whether the race should be a Grade 1 and also if two-year old races should carry Grade 1 status at all. They look at the changing landscape when it comes to most Grade 1 races in the US. Another interesting topic is why we see so few Kentucky Derby winners emerge from the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. This interesting episode brought to you bySpendthrift Farmwill...

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No fans but horses and championships will contest the 2020 Breeders' Cup Classic at Keeneland

Improbable, the second son of City Zip trainer Bob Baffert has got to blossom as they aged, the first being Collected, will look to cement the older horse championship in the 2020 Breeders' Cup Classic at...

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