Breeders’ Cup

Classic Keepsake: Thousands Of Winning Tickets On Pharoah’s Last Race Remain Uncashed

Racing fans packed Keeneland Race Course last Saturday to witness American Pharoah’s historic victory in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic. Business was brisk at the souvenir stands selling Breeders’ Cup and American Pharoah merchandise that were located throughout the track, as fans looked to take a memento or two of the day home with them. As […]

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Star Gazing: Ashford Stud Offers Fans Chance To Visit Pharoah, Tour Farm

Triple Crown champion American Pharoah arrived at Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky., earlier this week as he readies for the 2016 breeding season. American Pharoah may be away from the racetrack, but fans will still have a chance to see him, however. The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that Ashford Stud has announced a series of events between Nov. […]

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NBC Breeders’ Cup Telecast Highest-Rated Since 1995

American Pharoah’s final competition made history as the Triple Crown winner raced to victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, and NBC posted the highest-rated Breeders’ Cup telecast in 20 years. A venue-record 50,155 watched the event in person at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, KY, on Saturday afternoon. With his dominating win last weekend, American […]

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Borell To Runhappy’s Owner: ‘Pay Me What I Am Owed’

The following press release was issued Tuesday by Maria Borell, who was fired on Sunday as trainer of James McIngvale’s Runhappy, less than 24 hours after the 3-year-old colt by won the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, the second consecutive Grade 1 victory and fifth straight win overall for Runhappy since Borell took over as trainer in […]

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NTRA’s Final Top Thoroughbred Poll: Pharoah Unanimous

Winning by six and a half lengths in the Breeders’ Cup Classic this past Saturday at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., American Pharoah is the first Thoroughbred to win what has been coined the “grand-slam” of Thoroughbred racing having captured the Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup Classic, a triumph that belongs to him […]

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American Pharoah Settles In At Ashford Stud

Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup Classic hero American Pharoah arrived at Ashford Stud on Monday morning where he will begin his second career as a stallion in 2016. The Blood-Horse reports that the 3-year-old colt arrived at Ashford around 8:30 a.m., via Brook Ledge horse van. The horse van was accompanied by a police escort from Keeneland […]

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Friendly Skies: Breeders’ Cup Travelers Find Smooth Sailing At Blue Grass Airport

Visitors from around the globe flocked to Lexington, Ky., over the weekend in order to attend the Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, visitors arriving at Blue Grass Airport had little delays and few problems. Most shops and restaurants had extra workers on staff, and there were extra screeners at security checkpoints. Airlines also […]

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Unhappy: Borell Sacked Day After Breeders’ Cup Sprint Victory

Just a day after winning the Breeders’ Cup Sprint with Runhappy, trainer Maria Borell took to Twitter with the news that she was being fired. The Blood-Horse’s Jeremy Balan confirmed through racing manager Laura Wohlers that Borell was indeed no longer the trainer of Runhappy and that Wohlers had taken over. Borell tweeted that Wohlers […]

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Chad Brown Reflects On Successful Breeders’ Cup

Though he did not reach last year’s level of three victories, trainer Chad Brown had another very successful Breeders’ Cup with victories by Stephanie’s Kitten in the Filly &Mare Turf and Wavell Avenue in the Filly & Mare Sprint. Also, Big Blue Kitten and Slumber finished third and fourth, respectively, in the Turf behind Found […]

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