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Modern Games (IRE) Runs for Purse Money and Gets Winner's Share in Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf

Modern Games © Benoit Photo Godolphin’s Modern Games (IRE), running for purse money only following an incident at the starting gate prior to the race, unleashed a blistering turn of foot down the stretch to...

Pizza Bianca Cooks Up First Breeders’ Cup Win for Clement in Juvenile Fillies Turf

Pizza Bianca © Benoit Photo Bobby Flay’s homebred Pizza Bianca ($21.80) split horses in the upper stretch, surged by pacesetting Cachet (IRE) at midstretch and then held off a late bid from Malavath (IRE) by...

Echo Zulu Cruises to Victory in NetJets Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies

Echo Zulu © Benoit Photo L and N Racing and Winchell Thoroughbreds’ undefeated Echo Zulu ($3.60) spurted to the front right out of the gate and never was threatened in posting a 5 1/4-length victory...

Twilight Gleaming (IRE) Leads All the Way to Win Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint

Twilight Gleaming © Benoit Photo Stonestreet Stables’ Twilight Gleaming (IRE) ($12.40) was quickest out of the gate and led all the way to win the fourth running of the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint...

Finneus, Rosario Click In Golden State Juvenile

Finneus © Benoit Photo Given a patient, well-tiimed ride by jockey Joel Rosario, Lovingier, Fasihuddin and Navarro’s Finneus rallied determinedly in the stretch to win the $175,000 Golden State Juvenile for California-bred two-year-olds, the fourth...

A G Indy, Rispoli Win Senator Ken Maddy Stakes

A G Indy © Benoit Photo Benefitting from a well-judged ride by jockey Umberto Rispoli, R3 Racing’s A G Indy scored a neck victory over Time Limit in the $200,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes Friday...

Big Switch Scores in Golden State Fillies

Big Switch © Benoit Photo George Krikorian’s Big Switch, well-supported at 3-1, overhauled 8-5 favored stablemate Big Novel in the upper stretch and drew off to a convincing victory in the $175,000 Golden State Fillies...

Longshot Astronomer Wins Qatar Golden Mile

Astronomer © Benoit Photo Astronomer, longest shot in the field at 30-1 despite the presence in the saddle of European champion jockey Ryan Moore, rallied along the rail in the stretch to win the $150,000...

Breeders' Cup World Championships November 5, 2021 Notes

CLASSIC Art Collector – Bruce Lunsford’s Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic-bound homebred Art Collector had an easy jog under Neil Poznansky on Friday morning, one day ahead of his date with America’s richest race. Trainer Bill...

Team Merchants Tallies Thursday in Del Mar's Let It Ride Stakes

Team Merchants © Benoit Photo Reddam Racing’s bay colt Team Merchants fired a good shot through the lane Thursday at Del Mar and came away a handy length and a half winner in the $108,750...